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July 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm #3220
I haven’t seen the relevant posts, but one issue may arise if people copy and paste into a window that is open in the “html” mode rather than in the “visual” mode of the editor. My experience, mainly with the wiki rather than the doc or forum pages, is that it’s generally a better idea to copy into the visual mode. We may have to alert people to that.June 17, 2013 at 11:02 am #2910
Thanks for the replies!
I’m glad that the next update of Buddypress is slated to make this issue about the hyphen clearer – we’ve had some frustrated new registrants, and now I always make clear to people when I invite them that they have to remember this issue, but it will be nice if I don’t need to do that anymore!
Some people immediately showing up as active members occurred with some of the sign-ups by “members” whom I have since reported as sploggers and deleted (who put meaningless combinations of letters into the registration fields), but also with a couple of people of whom I am confident that they are real people, but who didn’t upload an avatar or did anything more than register. So a bit more consistency would indeed be useful here.June 14, 2013 at 9:54 am #2882
I am still waiting for a reply on these questions.
Note regarding point 2: I have now contacted the “invisible” members and encouraged them to do things such as upload an avatar and to “friend” people, and those who have responded have become visible, “active” members as a result. However, I’d still like to know exactly what it takes to be featured on the list of active members.
WolfgangJune 14, 2013 at 9:50 am #2881
One thing I’d like to add about the “Cancel friendship” button – I find it far too conspicuous! Can it be put somewhere less obvious? I’d say it is appropriate to have simply a non-clickable “Friend” where it now says “Cancel Friendship” and instead, for example, have something in one’s own profile where one can change friendships, including canceling them. I don’t consider “friendships” to be something one thinks of canceling every time one is reminded of them!
WolfgangMay 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm #2797
Thank you,Boone, that worked.
We’re still encountering a different problem though, which is that the tags at the bottom of a page are not working properly – they just redirect to the top of the same page, instead of to a listing of pages with that tag. Is there a fix for that?
WolfgangMay 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm #2792
It seems to be a problem only with children of children.
We can access the main page we have constructed (Needs, Organizational forms and Resources for Abundance), and its children (e.g., air, water to drink, food, being at home etc.), but not the children of those children.
Thanks for looking into this!
WolfgangMay 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm #2789
I’d like to add to Helene’s post (since we’re both working together on this project), that checking on the dashboard, we could find that wiki docs are still there with the URL that they were originally given, and one can edit them from the dashboard. However, a normal user who has no access to the dashboard can’t access those documents! It means that half of our wiki has been disabled! We really need to get that going again, especially as we want to add more pages to the site.
We also did an experiment of creating a new page with an old name, and copying and pasting the content from the old page into the new one. This new page is now accessible to an ordinary user, but the content has now been doubled – you first read the new page, and then, as you scroll down, you get to the old page (because our parent and tag designations were different in the two pages, we could tell which is which). That doubled page is here: http://commonsabundance.net/docs/complete-streets/ (note that it now lists it as docs, not wiki as it did before).
This thing is really messing up our site!!!! We need some help here.
WolfgangApril 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm #2567
I haven’t written since my first post because Helene did such a good job of asking questions that I would have asked. However, can Ray or somebody else answer the last questions that Helene asked? This discussion thread seems to have been orphaned before it was really done, and it would be really useful for us to have some answers on these points.
All the best,
WolfgangApril 4, 2013 at 9:50 am #2392
Yes, I have had the occasion to use “unconfirmed” on several people. One can use it to resend the confirmation email (though if the user’s spam filter blocks it and the user doesn’t know how to find blocked messages, this doesn’t help). One can also activate the user directly. I did this on one person, and then she logged in successfully.
The way to do it is that on the dashboard, there’s a tab for “Users” under which you select “unconfirmed;” if there are people listed there, underneath their names you can find the options of either resending confirmation email or activating them directly.March 31, 2013 at 10:19 am #2362
Thanks for doing that test!
I have by now installed the plugin “unconfirmed” to help with people who haven’t successfully signed in, though I haven’t had an occasion to use it yet.
The system seems to be working now, though I’d really like some better documentation on it so that users of the software don’t get confused and worried.March 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm #2329
Hello Yestin and MySchoolStuff,
The forum is here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/reversing-spam-designations-on-wangguard. Opening it now, I found that there are two posts that I was not even aware that had been posted (I never got an email about them; I suppose if your own post wasn’t the very last one you don’t get any email notification from there about a new post…). Anyway, Jose Conti there says that the pink color doesn’t indicate any problem, but only somebody who has not yet activated their account. So I suppose one should just ignore it.
I think WangGuard should have something to explain what the pink color means, because this is really confusing (and it took a lot of back and forth before Jose Conti actually provided that explanation). I still have the problem that one user who was designated with pink appears never to have received a confirmation email, but then from my end I can’t tell whether she just missed an email that was in fact sent.March 26, 2013 at 9:42 am #2326
Well, I thought that this is what WangGuard people would be able to answer, which is why I FIRST wrote there. But they CLAIM it’s not a WangGuard issue. I don’t understand that, but they claim it’s a problem of Commons in a Box.
I myself am not a software person. I feel that I’m being given a runaround.
Has anybody on this forum installed WangGuard? Do they have any similar experiences with it?March 23, 2013 at 10:59 am #2319
Thanks for reporting this, Scott!
Do note that it’s not just about the most recent edit not being shown. It also lists the person who did the most recent edits as having done the edits before that. I think this continues – so that means, if more than one person has been doing work on one page, it doesn’t give a correct picture of who did what.March 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm #2315
I haven’t gotten any responses to this post.
Although this problem hasn’t recurred since the time I wrote this post, I still don’t know what I am to do if this happens again. I would really like some help about this, because it does not seem to be forthcoming from anyone.
Does anybody here use WangGuard on their site?March 22, 2013 at 11:59 am #2314
I’m still waiting for a reply to my post. It’s about a bug that seriously misrepresents the history of wiki pages, and I think somebody should pay attention!