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  • n. Plural form of suggestion.

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  • Thank you.

    July 25, 2012

  • Can someone please flush the user word_turd down the toilet.

    July 24, 2012

  • I noticed this too. I can put the cursor in the box and use the arrow keys to get where I want to go, but this is rather cumbersome compared to using my little scroll wheel that I love so much.

    April 29, 2010

  • The "edit comment" feature seems to cut off all but the 2-3 visible lines of text; I can't scroll down to the bottom of a long comment to fix it up :{

    April 29, 2010

  • I'm against monarchies, on the whole. At night, when I take coins out of my pockets and put them on the bed-side table, I turn them so the side with the queen is face-down.

    November 16, 2009

  • I think a royal blue might be easier to read than the cornflower blue.

    November 16, 2009

  • Hip hip hooray! John, thank you for all the blood, sweat, and tears you're putting into this. We really appreciate it. :-)

    November 16, 2009

  • It is indeed. The blueness of the giant word bothers me a little, but it matches my curtains so it's acceptable.

    November 16, 2009

  • The place is shaping up nicely! Feels a bit more like home. *thinks about opening up a porch*

    November 16, 2009

  • awesome. awesome!

    November 16, 2009

  • pterodactyl, hello!

    Active threads will return soon, but first comes getting list and profile comments into the comment stream, then a chronological past-comments section that we can page through, both early this week.

    I like the idea of deputizing editors, there are some issues, the most obvious being that I'd have to build the tools. But maybe eventually. We have internal bug tracking, and I have my own mixed-up-files style tracking. But a user-editable bug wiki, separate from the site itself, might be a good idea.

    Later today I'll be adding a shortcut for linking directly to comments pages from within comments.

    Edit: done. see text above comment box.

    November 16, 2009

  • I agree with Prolagus -- I miss the one-entry-per-thread layout of the "active threads" page, and I'd love to see the Zeitgeist page adopt the same layout.

    (Incidentally, this is my first comment on Wordnik. Hi everyone!)

    November 15, 2009

  • John, how about delegating some of the clean-up to longtime users? If you gave them superuser powers, they could search out (given appropriate tools) the remaining problems with character conversions and fix them. This would mean allowing the superusers to edit other users comments.

    You could harness that fijiti ocsjts energy for something beyond meta!

    November 15, 2009

  • I suspect that it might me somewhat hard for John to track all the different bug reports and suggestions (and multiples thereof), as they are legion and scattered. Perhaps someone from the Wordie–Wordnik team (John himself?) could set up a launchpad or a trac to alleviate this problem, if indeed it is one.

    November 15, 2009

  • I think the Zeitgeist page could be changed to look more like the "active threads" on Ye Olde Wordie, i.e. one entry per thread. That could make it easier to read.

    November 15, 2009

  • Mollusque hit on a great point: We should have a strategy for when/if there's a massive conversation flood happening, which can be very possible if there's indeed hundreds of regulars posting. We can set-up something to facilitate and encourage growth this way--I believe the Wordie method would put a lid on this by making conversation threads difficult to track. Because the nature of the site is a scrolly-comments form (which I like) rather than posts-on-forums, the little quips seem kind of...disjointed. Now, I'm sure there's plenty of people that like this quality so maybe it's best to keep.

    I guess the potential problem is that when there's a STORM of comments, it's really easy for conversation threads to fall through the cracks, ya know? This means that the site's very design itself would become the conversation killer.

    Not sure how to do it. One idea might be to have a "Follow This Thread" feature (editable from our Profiles? and perhaps addable from a Word's dropdown menu near the top) where we can track the conversation of select words (or lists?). ThreadTrack or something. What do you think?

    November 15, 2009

  • I think it could be useful to have a way to link specifically to the comment or etymology (or whatever) section of a word page.
    (See my comment on OK and you'll see an example of what I mean). I think it could be done easily by allowing us to insert / in our brackets: since this links to http://www.wordnik.com/words/this , I think this/comments could link to http://www.wordnik.com/words/this/comments .
    This is the closest I can get to write it in English.

    November 15, 2009

  • See also wordnikie suggestion box for more suggestions.

    November 15, 2009

  • "Favorite figure of speech".

    November 13, 2009

  • I like the idea of more Profile/user features, all small things. Like choosing which of one's own lists to display on our profile page, we could also have a configurable selection for the Favorites listing, thus pimping the best of the best in general, not just more-recent.

    Also, frindley points to the idea of more user-to-user interaction. We've discussed and (mostly) dismissed the idea of personal messaging on Wordie, however a "search" feature might be good. In general, the Profile questions need to be re-thought with the change, too... Location seems like a good field. The I AM A/SEEKING A___ question was a ha-ha funny but I feel that a more fill-in-the-blank approach would be better (ever-mocking the notion of 'Profiles'-as-personal-ads gets old)... I'll brainstorm up some possible new profile questions later today.

    November 13, 2009

  • Over on comments john already said the function of "Add to list" will be provided again. I'm assuming it will be in the "Take this word and.." drop-down.

    November 13, 2009

  • On the right, there is this “Be the first!” link to create a new list... What are the chances that some word inspires someone to create a complete new list for it (not too low, I own, but wait for the second part of this sentence) in comparison to the probability that someone just wants to add it to an existing list? A little AJAXy interface, summonable with a single click, as on Wordie emeritus, would be more called for I think.
    And I like frindley’s novel idea of moving the comment textarea to the top. :-)

    November 12, 2009

  • Oh yes, whichbe, I think that was me (re user preference for going straight to "comments" when you click on a word).

    I've since noticed that if a word has comments you can click on the comments link and thus go straight to the bit you want, so that's a useful thing to know, but if it's a virgin word you still have to go via the definitions/reference area first.

    November 12, 2009

  • Sorry, not trying to be negative. Change is good! Many improvements are materializing. I just need to remember to click a different link for the real Wordie-style "home".

    November 12, 2009

  • PS I don't like the new home page, the Zeitgeist is so much more entertaining! I guess the home page is Wordnik for Dummies, eh?

    November 12, 2009

  • yes, this! I miss going straight to the good stuff

    November 12, 2009

  • Someone made the suggestion that a user-configurable preference to set the "COMMENTS" section be the default (if so desired, rather than 'Definitions') would be good for some of the conversation-heavy Wordie users. Seems like a good idea.

    November 12, 2009

  • Probably a bad time to make a suggestion with today being a Wordie-to-Wordnik transfer day, but: I like the "Lists" list at the top right of our profile. It would be even cooler if there were some way to select which 8 lists appear on that column, as to point profile-perusers to Prominent lists of ours. It would also give our profiles us that personalized, representative sparkly touch.

    November 12, 2009

  • how about chic?

    July 23, 2008