Skip to comments.Free Republic Update: My Comments (Pings), System Upgrade and Spelling and Time Zone Breakage
Posted on 04/07/2008 3:18:37 AM PDT by John Robinson
First up, made a change to the My Comments (aka Pings aka "New Comments to You") page. You can now clear your comments page by using the new "Clear Pings" link. This is the only way to remove the "New Comments to You" indicator. (You can still view all past comments to you via "View All")
Next up on the menu: I've been upgrading the system software on all our servers. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way the spell checker broke and the new version of that software depends on software that I haven't yet been able to upgrade (because that software depends on a kernel feature that isn't available using the ancient kernel I have installed.) What this all means is that I will be taking a drive up to San Jose in the very near future (Monday night) to perform delicate surgery with a very large hammer. Once that is done, the spell checker will work.
I'm also aware that the time zone preference is not working, and I believe that problem may also be fixed by the same large hammer that will fix the spell checker (it's a very big hammer.)
So in summary, clear your pings, don't make any spelling mistakes until Tuesday and kick back and enjoy the California sun.
I believe thats the same sun we have here in Texas just smaller.
While you are here, a question.
Can you contact Brietbart.com and clue them in on updating the Forums section of thier site?
“FORUMS: Free Republic | Lucianne | Power Line”
However, since a month ago with the software change, the FR articles are not listed.
I contacted them, but got no reply. I find the site useful at work, because FR is blocked.
Sun? Sun? I haven’t seen the sun in several days. But I’m not complaining, because that means we’re getting the rain we’ve been missing over the last couple of years.
Is it possible for individuals to set the Comments page to the form that it was before your changes? I really liked being able to scroll down and read the comments that I’ve made and that have been made to me. At the moment, I don’t seem to be able to do that anymore.
Gud luk widtth the hamer.
(speel chek mudst be brok).
Just asked the question about time zone on the other thread.
Thanks for the info and all the changes. Love some/Getting used(Trying to figure out)others.
Could you please put the “TO” feature back in??
As it is now, I can’t tell my ‘self-pings’ from my routine ‘shoot my mouth off’ posts.....
Ummm..... Does this have anything to do with my profile page disappearing?
Can you help me find the “view all” for after I clear the post to me, if I need to reference them later I want to be able to find them.
Dew knot tryst yore spill chequer too ketch awl yore miss takes...
Just a suggestion to consider. How about having an announcements page for system status information, heads-ups on upcoming system changes, planned maintenance downtime, and the like?
This might help to alleviate widespread panic and prevent mass suicide.
Aye aye Captian, no spellnig errors until Teusday night..:)
never mind, stupid question, I found it.
Don’t think so. I see your profile page is blank, but other people’s aren’t. Really don’t know what happened to yours. Sorry.
Ah, the universal Ford tool! Get it on video, we'd love to witness the festivities...
Sometimes fun can be had with same large hammer in the form of ‘insmod -f’, which can result in equally large cogs erupting from the box.
Duct tape is then quite handy...
Can you help me find the view all for after I clear the post to me, if I need to reference them later I want to be able to find them.
The 'View All | Clear Pings' commands are just above the latest comment. Does that help?