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A note about recent changes

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You may have noticed that our sites look a bit different this morning. That's because our content management system has been updated to allow for new and improved features.

I'll talk a bit about those in a moment, but first you should know that, as with any major change, we're experiencing some bugs. So we've been troubleshooting, identifying problem areas and compiling issues so that our Web development team can fix them.

Some of the issues we've experienced so far are: - missing comments; - inaccurate comment counts; - problems with the mobile site of ljworld.com; - email editions are not going out; - problems reading private messages

We apologize for these issues, and we're working to fix them.

Now, for the good news. Our upgraded system has a number of new features that we're excited about.

Social networking

You can now sign into LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and Lawrence.com. using your Twitter, Google or OpenID accounts.

In comments

  • An updated "reply" function that makes threaded comments easier to follow;
  • A thumbs-up button that lets users like a comment, as you might on Facebook.
  • Links to photos and videos will now show in the comments section, and users can upload photos with a caption; remember, with great power comes great responsibility

Mobile

If you're tired of trying to navigate our sites on your phone, you'll be pleased to know that the sites now automatically redirect to stripped-down mobile versions, which are easier to read. We're still working out some kinks, but we're especially excited about this. If you liked reading the regular site on your mobile device, there's a "view full site" button at the bottom of the page, which loads the normal site.

We anticipate more features rolling out in the near future. If you're experiencing any of our growing pains, please be patient as we work out the kinks.

Comments

waiting 2 years, 2 months ago

Alex, my inbox here says you sent me a message, but it is not showing up on gmail. I have started a new e-mail with att but don't see any way to change my e-mail for my user account. Any suggestions.

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LadyJ 2 years, 2 months ago

Alex, what were you thinking. You have made it possible for merrill to shout at us. Please figure out a way to make him stop.

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Katara 2 years, 2 months ago

So where is the ignore feature?

When people ask for an ignore feature repeatedly, they are not meaning for you to ignore their request.

You could spend even less time moderating this forum if you programmed an ignore feature for users to utilize when desired.

Some of the features you've added are useless. We need to be able to increase or decrease the size of the comment box? Really? You considered that a more important feature than an ignore feature?

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headdoctor 2 years, 2 months ago

Yup. I just tried posting on another thread and it ate my post. So much for taking time to do it. I get that it is a glitch. At the same time these glitches render this site pretty worthless for some. LJW might as well be using any one of the better open forum programs instead of this written from scratch pain in the neck. Better user features and admin tools.

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GettinOlder 2 years, 2 months ago

How come I can't view the last half of the comments on this thread? Another glitch? Last one I can see is from June 26th.

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