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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.
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)

Quick reply

[personal profile] melannen 2011-04-21 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Quick reply comment boxes now have an issue with focus: on a page with a quick reply comment open, page focus and cursor automatically go to the top of the message box, no matter where on the page I click. (This happens in both Opera and Firefox.

(...this is actually an improvement on Opera, which didn't have quick reply boxes at all before, but it really reduces functionality in Firefox.)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)

Re: Quick reply

[personal profile] fu 2011-04-22 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Should be fixed now! (Huh I hadn't realized that the QR boxes weren't working in Opera at all though; glad that the new version works :))