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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.
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)

[personal profile] pauamma 2011-04-11 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Footer on that page says:
Stay tuned to [site community profile] dw_news for upcoming testing opportunities. Thank you.
Maybe it should link to dw_beta instead?
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[personal profile] fulminata 2011-04-13 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know if this is weird behavior, but once I turned on beta testing for this account, I could no longer use the cut open and close arrows on my pages. (It still works for if I'm logged into another account.)
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[personal profile] sofiaviolet 2011-04-13 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
The page says that quick reply has been implemented, but I only see it on journal-styled pages. Site-schemed entries send me to the ?mode=reply page.

(Chrome 11.0.696.34 Beta on Mac OS 10.6.7)
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.)
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[personal profile] hazelwho 2011-04-27 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
When replying to a post in a friend's journal, the reply box was centered, making it run over into the right-side tags they use in their layout, like this:


I know this is a beta issue because I turned off beta and then turned it back on again, eliminating and then replicating the problem.
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[personal profile] zvi 2011-05-24 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
I have lost individual expanding cut tags on my reading page today.

The expand all cut tags page says I have no cut tags on my reading page, but this is a lie, because is on my reading page and it has a cut tag.

I still have cut tags on my recent entries page and on my day view page and on tag pages.
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[personal profile] cmshaw 2011-05-31 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
I just lost the expandability on my cut tags due to having this entry on my reading page:

If I filter that entry out, my cut tags expand again. If I turn off the beta, my cut tags expand again. I tested this in Chrome 11 and IE 9. I'm using Transmogrified with some custom CSS which I don't think is affecting entries on my reading page (it's only meant to style the page headers and side boxes).

Perhaps it's because of the community link in the subject line?
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[personal profile] melannen 2011-06-02 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
In the context hover menu for communities which I have neither joined nor subscribed to, the line break between "Join Community" and "Subscribe" is missing in the beta site.
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-08-26 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Polls results not AJAXed with beta testing turned on. :/
ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)

Comments and IE9

[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-08-30 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
Comments and IE9: I couldn't do anything but edit and track the comment. The other buttons didn't work.