Try adding the other people again as contributors. Currently, no other people are set as contributors to the Our Favorite Words list. Go to the list, click 'Edit' under the list name. Scroll down to 'Words can be added by' and check the 'Me and these people:' option. Enter Wordie usernames or email addresses of the people you want to contribute to the list, then click 'Edit List' to save the new setting. They should then be able to contribute to your list.
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Q: when i created my list i only wrote down 2 users who can add to my list. one of them was trying to add a word and did not have the little add box on the page when she navigated to my page. the other hasnt signed up yet. i tried to edit the list and add the names again and it still didnt work. what did i do wrong?
You're looking at regular hyperlinks in each case: ?Plethora (I think you meant Prolagus) linked to two tag pages, and chained_bear linked to a list page. Tags appear on word pages (e.g. 'meta' on this page), but they also have their own dedicated pages.
2 months agog Plethora defines a Wordie tag as a way to link words, and gives 2 examples of tagged words, which were links to the "central" word page for each. So far i'm good. But then the following comment made by chained_bear' ("How Do I Use This Site?"), a Wordie tag is used on a list called "this list", which as promised was a list.
Where did I go wrong when I expected "this list" to be anchored html, not tagged?
Q:Is there some kind of user's manual for this site?
A:No, and there are few rules (if any), but there are a whole lot of opinionated regular contributors! See this list for a few helpful tips. The tips themselves are on the word pages, so click on each word for more info, conversation, or general banter.
Q What are tags for? A There are no formal rules - we are on Wordie, after all. But in general, tags are meant to relate words to each other, so that you can easily find words, for instance, in different languages (e.g. Italian) or pertaining to a specific jargon (e.g. scientific name).
A It's your fault, since John can't be wrong. Go to your facebook profile: its URL looks like this http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675003241 right? Now just copy the number (in this case, 675003241) and paste it into the facebook box of your Wordie profile page.
Q Why are some of these definitions a little... strangely chosen?
AThe marvel we call WeirdNet is down either to WordNet itself or John's implementation—we're not sure which, but it's provided so much entertainment that it's been kept unfixed, as a sort of pet or mascot.
Thank you, Pro! I think the general consensus was that if people already know how to embed images, there's no reason to stop them, but Wordie's about words, and nobody wanted to see the character of the site change in any essential way. :)
Which is not to say people can't embed images, but your comment is right on the money--most people use links.
QWhy do some words have definitions, and some don't? And how do you add the definition?
A The definitions come from an open-source project called WordNet. If they don't provide a definition, then Wordie doesn't show one. So far, there is no way to add a definition - but you can add it as a comment on the word page.
Q: How come I have a word listed twice in the same list?
A: It got added twice! This, I presume, is a bug and not a feature. If it's an open list, that means multiple people added it. If it's a closed list, that means you added it twice.
The way to fix it is to delete the word, of course.
- FOR OPEN LISTS: If you're the list creator, you have the ability to choose which contributor is more special and delete one of the duplicates. If you're not the list creator, both words will remain listed until one of the contributors deletes their duplicate, like some sort of verbal, apathetic game of chicken.
- FOR CLOSED LISTS: If you delete one dupe, both dupes will disappear, dropping the word count by 2. Then, you will have to re-add it to have it listed again.
A Just create a list: http://wordie.org/lists/new Then follow the instructions: type your words in the box after "add word:". Then hit "add". You just created a link to a word page! Click on it, and add a comment (if you like).
SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO MAKE A WEB LINK. This is useful for people who want to link to lists but don't know how. Using the Brackets [ ] is for words, not lists. I've seen some people try to link lists this way, and it doesn't work.
This is done by making a simple HTML tag. The example is below.
<A HREF="blah">Linked text here</A>
Where "blah" is, you replace that with the URL. The URL is the exact web address. To get that, all you have to do is highlight the URL/Address at the top of your browser and then COPY-PASTE it into where the "blah" is. That's it! Enjoy!
Seeing Tulimeera's comment on Prolagus's profile about 'FAQ-ignoring' reminded me about the absence of a FAQ page; Asativum noted that about three months ago on features (in reference to comments by John here about maybe writing one someday).
Incidentally, help has been listed for a while, but the only comment there involves Apple keyboards.