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RDA's picture

Good morning everyone,
You'll notice I just added two new items to the status update box.

You can now bookmark any post, and it couldn't be easier to do. Simply click the "Bookmark" option. To refer to your bookmarks, click on the "My Bookmarks" link I just added to your Home box. Try it out and let me know if it isn't working properly.

A note on bookmarks: When you create a new post, it will bookmark it automatically so you can go back to it and check for comments. If you don't want to refer back to your post, simply click the "Unbookmark This" option under your post.

One more thing: If you weren't able to enlarge your text box while making a post, you should be able to now. Click and drag your box to expand.

Finally, I appreciate your patience over the holidays and during our crunch to get the latest issue of Fine Cooking (#103) online last week. My apologies to anyone who felt CooksTalk wasn't getting enough attention.

Robyn

Edited to add: I've heard back from a lot of people who are now able to expand their comment boxes. If anyone is still having trouble, let me know.

schnitzel's picture

Robyn, I use Firefox and (post #68851, reply #1 of 54)

Robyn, I use Firefox and cannot enlarge my text box.

ashleyd's picture

My text box seems resolutely (post #68851, reply #2 of 54)

My text box seems resolutely fixed in size. Browser is ie8

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StevenHB's picture

I was able to resize my (post #68851, reply #30 of 54)

I was able to resize my response box to your comment.

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StevenHB's picture

I was able to resize my (post #68851, reply #31 of 54)

I was able to resize my response box to your comment.

Without coffee, chocolate, and beer, in that order, life as we know it would not be possible
Pielove's picture

The bookmark feature is (post #68851, reply #3 of 54)

The bookmark feature is excellent, what a great idea.

pie

Gretchen's picture

Can't enlarge my box. IE (post #68851, reply #12 of 54)

Can't enlarge my box. IE user.

How will you use the bookmark feature? I kind of know, but if a thread has a new post, and it is of interest to me, I open it. Otherwise, I don't know when I would need a "bookmark", and particularly with needing to actively "do" it.
I'll bookmark this and see if I see another use.

Gretchen
Quilter's picture

Sorry Robyn, but I can't (post #68851, reply #4 of 54)

Sorry Robyn, but I can't enlarge text box either. Browser is IE 8.

MEANCHEF's picture

Enlarging works for a "new (post #68851, reply #5 of 54)

Enlarging works for a "new post", but not for anything else.

kathymcmo's picture

Enlarging doesn't work for me (post #68851, reply #6 of 54)

Enlarging doesn't work for me either. Time to put it back on the "to fix list."

Sure would be nice if Robyn you could give us a time estimate for when the posts will start being ordering chronologically, and for when you'll do something to improve the readability of the site (black type, more legible accent color etc.) Seems like you must have some idea by now of approximately how long this will take??

RDA's picture

MEAN, Would you mind (post #68851, reply #7 of 54)

MEAN,
Would you mind confirming for me that you use IE as your browser? Thanks.

MEANCHEF's picture

Yes, Window XP IE8 (post #68851, reply #10 of 54)

Yes, Window XP IE8

kathymcmo's picture

I've got IE8 also. (post #68851, reply #9 of 54)

I've got IE8 also.

Napie's picture

FYI resizing the (post #68851, reply #15 of 54)

FYI resizing the reply/comment text box works fine on my Mac.

ACG's picture

It works on my IE8. It's not (post #68851, reply #16 of 54)

It works on my IE8. It's not a click and drag the way it usuallyis. There's a little bar at the bottom of the box to pull down on.

kathymcmo's picture

Oooohh, so that's where it (post #68851, reply #17 of 54)

Oooohh, so that's where it is! Seems to work for me now.

This is the first fix that actually improves something for me. May it not be the last.

schnitzel's picture

Yea! It works for me now, (post #68851, reply #19 of 54)

Yea! It works for me now, wasn't there yesterday when I posted.

Gretchen's picture

Yes, it DOES work now--I (post #68851, reply #21 of 54)

Yes, it DOES work now--I didn't see the "bar" and was trying the corner.

Gretchen
Quilter's picture

Ah ha! Yes, that works. (post #68851, reply #28 of 54)

Ah ha! Yes, that works. Thanks. OK Robyn - it does work :)

Pielove's picture

Aha, I see the little bar (post #68851, reply #18 of 54)

Aha, I see the little bar (three lines in the middle of the bottom of the box. I can resize too! (Mac, running Camino browser). Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn't seen the "pull tab" before!

pie

AnnL's picture

I still cannot edit my (post #68851, reply #8 of 54)

I still cannot edit my profile. Still cannot enlarge the text box, Vista/IE8. Personally, I'ld prefer it if you would fix the known bugs (i.e., several us cannot edit our profiles, Biscuit cannot log in, we want to see only the New posts in chronological order...) before adding new features, which we may or may not even find useful.

Ann
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RDA's picture

Thanks for the feedback, Ann. (post #68851, reply #11 of 54)

Thanks for the feedback, Ann. I'm in agreement with you.

Fixing the bugs and adding features are two different animals. Please understand, technical fixes need to be made by our tech team, and I can assure you that they are working through all the known bugs we've logged across all our sites, including the ones that you've mentioned.

Adding features is something I can do as an admin of the forum right now. When I learn about something new that I think might benefit the community, I add it.

Robyn

kathymcmo's picture

What is the timeline for the (post #68851, reply #13 of 54)

What is the timeline for the tech team???

RDA's picture

Sorry, kathy, I just don't (post #68851, reply #34 of 54)

Sorry, kathy, I just don't know for sure, so I can't put any dates out there.

kathymcmo's picture

How about a unit of measure (post #68851, reply #35 of 54)

How about a unit of measure then? Are we talking weeks? Months? Years? Surely you have some idea by now. Or if you have no idea then we would at least know it will be 6 months or more.

It would be nice to know so we can manage our expectations of when this will be viable again.

raitken_fcweb's picture

My best guess is that over (post #68851, reply #44 of 54)

My best guess is that over the next few weeks the highest priority issues will be resolved. And, we'll continue chipping away at all the issues as time and resources allow.

When I get specific dates, I'll share them with you.

-Robyn

Gretchen's picture

Robyn says "My best guess is (post #68851, reply #48 of 54)

Robyn says "My best guess is that over the next few weeks the highest priority issues will be resolved. And, we'll continue chipping away at all the issues as time and resources allow.

When I get specific dates, I'll share them with you.

-Robyn"

Aha!! NOW do you have a list of "the highest priority issues" that will be resolved to share with us, just to check to see if they are "our" highest priority issues? Thanks.

Gretchen
RDA's picture

I believe his top priority (post #68851, reply #52 of 54)

I believe his top priority right now is working out a solution for the chronology issue.

Gretchen's picture

Bookmarking. I did find the (post #68851, reply #22 of 54)

Bookmarking. I did find the "bookmark" (I thought it was in MY (I would use "bold" if I had THAT choice)--it is under the original post, I see now.
SO if a thread is 3 pages long (as some of ours on the old board are), and I want to bookmark it, I will have to scroll back through pages to the very beginning to "bookmark" it? Is that convenient? Just wondering if this has been thought through as to its USE by the actual users of the forum and not just because "it can be done" by the techies. There IS a difference.

Gretchen
Pielove's picture

"...we want to see only the (post #68851, reply #20 of 54)

"...we want to see only the New posts in chronological order..."

This may be convenient for some, but I actually prefer the replies to be associated with the message to which they are responding, as they currently are shown in the forum. Having replies in chronological order may be convenient if you are monitoring the site frequently, but when I am reading through an existing thread, it makes the conversation read like a post-modern novel.

In my ideal forum, there might be a preferences setting for threading (chronological or not). One person's bug is another person's feature.

pie

Gretchen's picture

Pielove says."This may be (post #68851, reply #23 of 54)

Pielove says."This may be convenient for some, but I actually prefer the replies to be associated with the message to which they are responding, as they currently are shown in the forum."

But then you have to go through the ENTIRE thread to read various replies, and once you go to the second page, the "new" sticker isn't on the post.
ANd yes, it does read like a post modern novel. But if you could identify (as with a number as we are requesting) the post being replied to, it doesn't.

Gretchen