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domtheknight ([personal profile] domtheknight) wrote in [site community profile] dw_beta2011-04-10 06:29 pm
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hello beta testers!

At long last there are specific things that need doing!

For some background, check out [staff profile] denise's explanation of technical debt. One of the things she mentions near the end is that we need to mingle JQuery with the existing Javascript the site uses.

This is a big change for how the site works, and it means that things could go wrong when it goes live. We now have a way you can turn on beta testing so that we can see how the new code will operate on a day-to-day basis.

If you want to check it out, you can! If you notice any weird behavior, please let us know - you can comment here.

A couple things to note: not all the features you might enjoy right now will be available in beta testing, because not everything has been rewritten yet. There's a list available on that same page, and you don't need to report those things because our excellent devs are already working on them.

At any point in time if you want to switch back, you can just go to the same page and turn beta features off.
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2011-04-21 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Is this the 'individual entry' ones or the 'expand/collapse all' arrows in the sidebar?

* individual ones work
* 'all' ones aren't there
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[personal profile] sofiaviolet 2011-04-21 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
I've never noticed the sidebar arrows! Individual entry expand/collapse works as of last code push but it didn't when I posted that comment.
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2011-04-22 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
I actually hadn't either until I'd seen your comment - and I thought that's what you were talking about until I reread your comment.

Either way - it inspired me to toy with those arrows (or notice they were missing), so \o/! =)