|Cranky Users are CRANKY! A Rant about groups
Welcome back, all you Cranky Users ... and if you asked for an invitation and didn't get one, blame Markos. I'm not putting much in the body of this diary because I doubt whatever I write will post.
|Hairballs, Toilets and Garbage
I nearly drove myself insane today trying to act hip enough to navigate the new site. Ended up hunched over this keyboard sweating profusely, with the kind of headache I know means my BP is going up,
|A Cranky Users Excellent Sunday
It's good thing I have so much time on my hands today. Who cares about class preparation tomorrow, or wearing clean underwear, or the husband needing the usual attention (like I really care that ...
|Ready for DK4? Dummies Roundup of How-To Diaries
Seneca Doane asked that I compile a list of my DK4 Dummy diaries in one diary. So I grabbed a little text from my word docs and found some dummy diaries by others too. One common theme is ...
|Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse||02/14/2011||45||53||27||356|
|Cranky Users: Flame the Parliamentarian
The Cranky Users convened yesterday in Nurse Kelley's diary, and we were very cranky indeed! We had many, many questions, prominently among them, "WTF?" After I read _all_ the comments there, I ...
So it's clear the current group terminology is confusing people. People think they have to "join" a group to participate, when anyone can participate in a group. You only need to join if you want to ...
|Cranky Users: Cranky Followup, Plus Tips||belinda ridgewood||02/15/2011||140||41||3||313|
|Nurse Kelley Sez: Here's my cranky punchlist
Everyone has their personal list of annoying bugs, functions that don't work as expected, and design changes that either don't make sense, or make blogging more difficult. I hope the powers that be ...
|Daily Kos Mobile Update
Hi guys, You may not know me, but I'm the developer who works on Daily Kos Mobile (m.dailykos.com). For the past year, the mobile site scraped content off of the normal Daily Kos site, re-...
|Republishing for Groups
DK4 groups have the following abilities: Publishing diaries. Republishing diaries. Scheduling diaries. Collaborative writing of diaries. Group membership.
|Cranky Users: Wednesday Edition||belinda ridgewood||02/16/2011||142||50||7||351|
|DK4 Thoughts on Day Four
For whatever it may be worth, I offer my thoughts and observations on my personal DK4 experience to date. I write as an older user who is not very tech savy, having not even entered the computer ...
|Hey, all you cranks - auto refresh is back on!
Our resident genius ct has auto refresh working again! Come here, ct, and pucker up - lots of kisses coming your way. MWAH! MWAH! If you're not seeing comments refreshing in a diary, it's either ...
|Am I Being Stalked Because I Urinated On A Kossack?
Look, I'm not really a great follower of rules. Not that I mind rules, I just don't want to spend my online time reading them. I mean, is there anybody left in America who, upon seeing a software ...
|DK4 Entry Points: A user's guide
At this time, I have 'discovered' four entry points to DailyKos 4 that all have different characteristics and will likely each be found especially useful to different people for reasons of their own ...
|Cranky Users: Promises, Promises||belinda ridgewood||02/17/2011||127||42||1||299|
|Catcher in the Pie
1. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is why I came to Daily Kos in the first place, what groups I belong to, what diarists I follow, ...
|A KosBusters! Help Series - Groups: Joining or Following; That is the Question
Have a question about the new DK4 Groups feature? You are not alone. This diary hopes to help with that, and answers a few basic questions to get you started.
|My First Coherent Thoughts on DK-4
Sorry but no no no. As I feared I don't like it; clunky, ugly and repetitive and in this I am guilty as anyone else as it is too hard to see what everyone else is writing about. I feel like ...
|Cranky Users: Bug Reporting||belinda ridgewood||02/18/2011||91||40||-||237|
The ScoopDK::Error::NotApproved=HASH(0xc1912e0) message should be banished FOREVER. And if you got that while trying to preview a diary, that diary should now be editable from your drafts page.
|Dkos4: Day 6 Thoughts
For me, jumping right into the deep end of this Olympic sized web pool was not a good idea. I nearly drowned because I had no idea it was so big and so deep. By day three of trying to grok the ...
|I thought groups would be good
During the beta I thought groups would be a great addition to DKos. I am learning that there are too damn many groups. I have not yet seen an ass wipe group, but I bet one exists. The trouble is the ...
|The Diary History View
We all have a blog view, which is like our own Front Page. We also have a list view of our diaries, in table form. The list view can be nice when you are digging around trying to find interesting ...
The word community has many many meanings, and our definitions vary greatly. My own perception of what it means has certainly shifted and changed through the years. The one constant thread that ...
|DK4 = Barbed Dildo of The Apocalypse
One day in the Old Kingdom of Daily Kos, now a distant memory of halcyon days, I was reflecting on the fact that the user interface was just too easy and streamlined. "Why," I cried to the gods ...
|Cranky Users: Open Thread with Pooties||belinda ridgewood||02/20/2011||162||55||-||343|
|A Diary Security Trick for Groups (extended version)
Groups allow group editing of diaries. Editors in the group can edit your diary, if your diary is published as a group diary. Group editing is very useful in some circumstances. In some ...
|Cranky Users: Nurse Kelley needs help for KosAbility
Happy Birthday to KosAbility! When I posted the kickoff diary one year ago ...
|Mrs twigg Hates Markos
Right .... Now I have your attention. Mrs Twigg is limeyswife . She is a daily reader of DailyKos, doesn't yet have it on her Kindle (because ...
|DKos 4: Day Ten Thoughts
Well, I am still here. If you'd asked me back on the first few days into the transition, I'd have said the chances of me being able to hang in here were next to zip. Nada. No way. I have finally ...
The tech team went a little quiet over the holiday, taking a break so we'd ...
|Cranky Users: GroupThink||belinda ridgewood||02/23/2011||95||51||1||255|
|Cranky Users Are Still Cranky
As we've learned to navigate our way around the new site and appreciate some of its features, we're also discovering new things to be cranky about. Like Facebook. I like Facebook. My Facebook ...
|DK4 Update: now with Stay-Fresh Comments
- In honor of the longer conversations with the new structure, we've changed it so that comments can be rated for up ...
|A foray into cranky
I'm pretty old school, having messed with computer machines pre-tubes. As a result I have developed a large number of habits that have served me well. One of the most tenacious is the habit of ...
|Cranky Users: Ceci n'est pas une diary||belinda ridgewood||02/26/2011||129||30||1||221|
|Cranky Users: Sunday Kvetching||belinda ridgewood||02/27/2011||103||37||1||264|
|Astounding True DK4 Bug Story
So, in the course of reading DK4 bug reports  and tech support requests  , I was seeing a slow but steady trickle of people reporting the following error message when trying ...
|Early Beta of the Mobile Site
Since my last post about the mobile site, I've cobbled together an initial beta of what will hopefully become a ...
|Cranky Users: Monday Koswatching||belinda ridgewood||02/28/2011||88||42||-||215|
|Two weeks in: Still Cranky?
It's the first of the month, the day I take stock and write down numbers. I weigh the pooties, add up the previous month's income and expenses, and start the new month's ledger. I take a look at the ...
|The demise of the 800-comment non-stunt diary
Something interesting has happened. We're missing something -- something I don't know that we'll miss. Have you missed it? It's the "non-stunt" diary with 800 or more comments. Markos's [http://...
|dk4 Updates - welcome back to Welcome Back||elfling||03/02/2011||190||70||-||430|
|Cranky Users: We Report, You Decide||belinda ridgewood||03/02/2011||102||38||1||227|
|I am cranky and curious: How do you rate DK4?||BFSkinner||03/02/2011||231||54||-||567|
|DK4 update - Publication Manager
|DKOS 4: Day 19 Thoughts
One thing I enjoy very much about getting old is becoming more of an observer, than an actor. Once I got past my own initial panic and full blown cranky crises over the change to dK4, I've returned ...
|Cranky Users: Character Study||belinda ridgewood||03/04/2011||339||177||134||1124|
|Nurse Kelley Sez: Now we're talkin'!
Something magical happened to the site software this week. No, recs still don't always stick and no, mojo hasn't been sorted out, but it's now possible to carry on a conversation in (more or less) ...
|DK4: Can someone PLEASE fix this? Please?
I'm usually not a whiner (although my wife might tell you differently), and certainly I'm not a meta-whiner here on the Great Orange Rust Whatever-This-Color-Is Satan, but I do have ...
|DK4 ate KosAbility
My apologies to those waiting for today's edition of KosAbility. ladypockt wrote an excellent diary about Hepatitis C, a diary last seen safely sitting in the KosAbility queue and scheduled to ...
|Cranky Users: This Week in Crankiness||belinda ridgewood||03/08/2011||196||67||1||337|
|DK4 Updates - no news is good news
There's nothing new up tonight, but that doesn't mean we're not working on lots of stuff. Instead, what it means is ...
|The Human Factor (and Open Cranky Thread)
I am cranky and for once it's got nothing to do with software glitches, although this is an Open Thread where those can certainly be discussed as well. I'm cranky because of HUMAN glitches that ...
|Cranky Users: Color My World||belinda ridgewood||03/11/2011||58||54||42||533|
|DK4 Updates - a big one||elfling||03/12/2011||435||122||3||1484|
|EtiKos: Dear Miss Mayta - Surveying the New World Order of DK4
Miss Mayta has been quietly lurking and calmly observing the chaos as Kossacks and Kogs find their way around DK4. There have been a few tumbles into the yawning maw of the orange bit bucket but ...
|Cranky Users: I need your Wisdom
Hey, y'all - I have a request for you. Since Cranky Users might be the best place to find newer users , I'm hoping that you will be willing to help me out. kos has tapped me to do a ...
|Angie in WA State||03/12/2011||116||33||-||322|
|Small mid-day ratings update
As I mentioned last night , it seems that a MySQL bug of all things was the source of the consistently inconsistent ...
|Cranky Users: Cache for Clunkers||belinda ridgewood||03/14/2011||200||66||-||373|
|A Very Special Episode of "Daily Kos Updates"
I try to keep midday updates to a minimum because they're sort of disruptive (DK4 has a much longer startup time than DK3 did, I'm afraid), but if they're important enough I'll certainly do it. ...
|DK4 Update, + coming attractions||elfling||03/16/2011||191||62||3||555|
|Groups - Meta
There are 398 groups now, unless I counted wrong. There'll be new ones created after I post this diary. There were eight of them set up yesterday, and Frankenoid 's already added another ...
|Land of Enchantment||03/16/2011||142||88||8||574|
|Diary Guide to Formatting, Linking, Images, Embedding, and Tables
Ok, I know many users already know how to format their diaries and add images etc., but for every one else this is a guide to making your diary look like the pros. First thing to remember is ...
|Open Thread For Crankies
The overall level of crankiness around here seems to be decreasing somewhat, but I did find myself having a small relapse over these past few days of trying to navigate the group dynamics. I get it ...
|I am seriously annoyed
When Scribe commented on the reduction in general crankiness yesterday, I confess, I didn't understand. I ...
|Cranky Users: No Comment||belinda ridgewood||03/18/2011||119||52||6||348|
|Cranky Users: Let's Make a Wish List||KelleyRN2||03/21/2011||314||90||1||545|
|How to search on dk4
OK, apparently, a LOT of people are having problems with the search feature in DK4. Some of this seems to be based on whether you use IE, or Firefox, or whatever. I use Firefox, and I haven't had ...
|Top Comments: DK4 FAQ Forum: Advanced Search
O f all the features of the new DK4 software, Search has received the least love. It wasn't quite ready when the software was released: there were still date range bugs and other issues. For ...
|I no longer love DailyKos like I used to
Yes, I love DailyKos. The interaction here is better than at any other web site and I like the ambiance of the site. And yet as the Temptations put it in the song my love ...
|DK4 Update: whereupon the dog eats our homework||elfling||03/23/2011||40||55||-||296|
|Cranky Users: Little Boxes||belinda ridgewood||03/23/2011||140||74||6||490|
|Troubleshooting Daily Kos Login Problems
If you've had trouble logging in to Daily Kos, you're not alone. There are a lot of people who have been unable to access their accounts, and we have found quite a variety of different technical ...
|DK4 Bugs Met the Exterminator Today
This is my story, and I'm sticking with it. My grandson honoured me with a brief visit today. It is spring break, and I remember what it is like to have better things to do. It was a perfect time ...
|Thursday Open Thread and Thoughts on Crankiness
Happy Thursday, Dear Crankies! (Crankists? Crankers? Crankologists?) Since I can't dazzle you with techie tips or anything else useful, let's just spend a minute considering "crankiness" in ...
|I Must Be Doing Something Wrong
I was a DK4 Beta tester who had few problems after the first couple of weeks. Still, I have some complaints which I outline below the fold. I'm more cranky however about Boehner the unprincipled ...
|A Semiorganized List of DK4 Groups
This is a list of some DK4 groups, organized approximately by master tag . The list is offered in case it helps anyone find interesting ...
|Cranky Users: Out of Line||belinda ridgewood||03/29/2011||222||99||38||705|
|Top Comments: DK4 FAQ Forum: Basic Search
Search is still not the robust feature we all wish for on DK4. As noted in the last FAQ Forum, it wasn't quite ready when the software was released, and there are still issues with ...
Got some fixes for everyone today. Autoban tweak. Expanding comments when logged out should work consistently. The dread IE format button bug should be fixed. ...
|Pooties: Your Interwebz Iz OURS. Unhappy With DK4 UPDATED8X
One year ago, no one believed the Pooties would do it. Even Kos laughed at the idea of DK becoming totally Pootie-fied. Kos laughed, until at 3PM eastern he got so sleepy he decided to turn off his '...
|Cranky Users: Cranky Mojo Party||belinda ridgewood||04/01/2011||128||48||-||230|
|Cranky Users: Donuts and Death w/update||KelleyRN2||04/04/2011||256||94||2||686|
|Cranky Users: Back from the Dead||belinda ridgewood||04/06/2011||118||74||21||482|
I don't know if you or anyone will actually read this. But lately, when I open Daily Kos and set about reading what's on these cyber-pages, I find myself surrounded by an increasing malaise, and I ...
|DK4 Updates: skull and crossbones edition||elfling||04/08/2011||53||49||1||352|
|What the hell happened to "Permalink"?
This is not acceptable. From what I can tell, it is no longer possible to read diaries without the comments, no matter what I do. I have a fairly modern computer with which I read diaries here. ...
|Cranky Users: Them Bones||belinda ridgewood||04/11/2011||96||53||-||220|
|Going against the DKos Tide
It's never been easy, but on DK4 it's much more difficult, and the effort that it takes becomes less worthwhile. There are long term values, or memes, or general consensus, and then there are ...
|Troolz: Notes on Search, TU, Admin Moderation, Third Parties, and a Special Note
The title is a good summary.
|DK4 Updates: Emancipation Day Eve Eve edition
In Today's Exciting ...
|Cranky Users: Ready to Publish Now!||belinda ridgewood||04/15/2011||95||40||1||210|
|Cranky Users: Rejoice! Search is working!||KelleyRN2||04/16/2011||155||75||2||282|
|What's happened to my DKos?
I miss Daily Kos 3. I couldn't care less about the interface, there have been some improvements in that department, I miss the community. On the current recently recced list, only 7 diaries (not ...
|Cranky Users: PermaFrost||belinda ridgewood||04/19/2011||66||36||-||212|
|Related diaries for groups
Last week, we announced a new Group feature that dramatically enhances what groups can do, yet has been completely ignored. So let me take a moment to explain it further. ...
|Recent Diaries box will be returning
I always watch site dynamics closely, and have ...