hatman: "Remember, Thou Art Awesome" (awesome)
[personal profile] hatman posting in [community profile] dwstones
Well, someone's got to throw the first Stone... I guess it might as well...

Hmm. You know, I'm not entirely certain what the Jewish take on "sin" is. There are laws, and you can violate them, and I think that's considered (in some cases?) to be a sin. But I don't think it's looked on quite the same way as...

Oh, never mind.

In any case, I'm certainly not blameless or guiltless. I've made mistakes. I've done bad things. I've...

Never mind.

Still, here I am to cast the first Stone. Because, as mentioned, somebody has to do it. (Well, I guess not. In a way, it'd be nifty to have this place here and yet eternally empty because DW just rocks and what's not to like? But realistically... there will be Issues. And Stones.)

Actually, before I get to that, a quick announcement:

Between now and Open Beta only: If you have an OpenID account and want to post something here or in [community profile] dwrocks, leave it in a comment on one of my entries and I'll repost it for you. This is only for the duration of Closed Beta. After that, you'll have other options. For now, though, I think it's only right that you have a voice in these two comms.

That done, back to the business at hand. The first Stone.

So... You know what really irks me?

You know what I find so frustrating?

You want to know what I'm most disappointed about so far?

Do you?

Well, you're going to find out anyway.

For me, it's... The lack of posting. A couple of journal posts here and there. Some of the communities I watch slowly getting off the ground. But even so, the vast bulk of my Reading Page consists of brief introductory posts on [community profile] dreamchasers. Which are cool. I like getting to know people and it's fun seeing people come in and be excited and all. But... come on! I want some real content! I demand amusement! Dance for me, mortals!

Get off your lazy behinds and... uhm, that is... Get your lazy behinds onto whatever supportive surface is comfortable and/or convenient, and start typing up some real posts. Let's get the words flowing!

Yeah, okay. Not really technically a Stone. But it'll do for now. (And now there's a post here for you OpenID people to comment on, if you want.)

Date: 2009-04-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
I've added you so you can see the little I've done. My reading page has a fair amount of content at the moment, though it is also crammed with [community profile] dreamchasers posts, simply because thtere are so many of them.

Date: 2009-04-13 04:35 pm (UTC)
htbthomas: (Dreamwidth)
From: [personal profile] htbthomas
Okay, I guess I have something to post, but I don't want to seem like a whiner! :D

Date: 2009-04-13 05:28 pm (UTC)
htbthomas: (Dreamwidth)
From: [personal profile] htbthomas
LOL, now I don't have to whine about it -- I found the answer to how to use a different style!

I guess my only complaint is that it took me SO LONG (1 1/2 days of searching and trying things that failed) to find the answer. Thank God for [personal profile] cesy above and her link to "What to Do"!

Date: 2009-04-13 04:40 pm (UTC)
adalger: Earthrise as seen from the moon, captured on camera by the crew of Apollo 16 (Default)
From: [personal profile] adalger
I've been posting daily poetry, if you want something to look at. Come read! How am I going to build an internet cult a dedicated following if nobody reads my work?
Edited Date: 2009-04-13 04:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-04-14 12:09 am (UTC)
charmian: a snowy owl (Default)
From: [personal profile] charmian
Eh... You don't know me, so I don't know whether you would care or not, but I've made over ten entries on DW.

Date: 2009-04-14 08:48 pm (UTC)
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
From: [personal profile] randomling
Um... my first stone is that I wanted to post an entry to this community but I'm not able. (There just isn't the option and it's not on my "posting access" list even though I'm a member and it says Posting Access = All Members on the community profile.)

I have a small stone, or rather a Thing that I'm not sure if it's even supposed to happen but is kind of a pain if not... and thought this would be the place to start trying to find out if I can find out more about it.


Anyway, yes. Can't post! Help me, [personal profile] hatman!

Date: 2009-04-15 12:03 am (UTC)
damned_colonial: Convicts in Sydney, being spoken to by a guard/soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] damned_colonial
Dude. You just need to subscribe to more journals! My reading page is moving faster than I can keep up with it.

Bug Reporting (or not)

Date: 2009-04-15 09:13 am (UTC)
ext_9387: (Default)
From: [identity profile] ladyseishou.livejournal.com
Posted a comment (since that's all I'm allowed to do as an Open ID user) to the Hikaru no Go community and used a tag that I thought would link to an external web address:

example: My Homepage (http://www.example.com/)

The preview looked fine but when I posted the comment, the link was gone (but not the bold text for the inserted text) and the address was written out.

I'm not sure if this is a bug or something inherent in the Open ID thing but I'm also not sure how to check. I thought I had a link to follow but it was too much for me to figure out when I got there - scary coding looking stuff (unless I followed the wrong link). Is there someplace that I can describe my problem simply like I've done here?

Re: Bug Reporting (or not)

Date: 2009-04-15 09:44 am (UTC)
ext_9387: (Default)
From: [identity profile] ladyseishou.livejournal.com
Okay, thanks for the info. I've never used OpenID before DW. Makes sense. But I was surprised that the preview looked normal. And yes, DW ROCKS for all the very cool things that they're setting up here. Thanks again.

Re: Bug Reporting (or not)

Date: 2009-04-15 12:28 pm (UTC)
ext_9387: (Default)
From: [identity profile] ladyseishou.livejournal.com
Thanks! ^__^

Re: Bug Reporting (or not)

Date: 2009-04-20 01:18 pm (UTC)
ext_9605: Star Wars Clone Trooper with motto "Check it out...we just kicked your butts AND we were wearing skirts when we did it" (ARC Trooper)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
Once DW gets to open beta, will OpenID users be able to post links? Or will they have to use workarounds like www(dot)blah(dot)com to be able to reference another site?

Date: 2009-04-15 09:17 am (UTC)
ext_9387: (Default)
From: [identity profile] ladyseishou.livejournal.com
And yes, I realized too late that I've posted my comment to the one above me instead of the main thread (my apologies damned_colonial) and I cannot delete/edit it. Open ID I know is better than no access to DW at all but man I feel like a second class citizen.

Date: 2009-04-15 03:28 pm (UTC)
ext_65099: (Default)
From: [identity profile] timeofmonth.livejournal.com
That's not a stone! :] I was expecting a little bit of yelling. Maybe in all caps. lol

Once I actually have an account, I'll try to post something interesting.

stone casting: site icons

Date: 2009-04-20 05:03 pm (UTC)
ext_86153: ([ stock ] spin that record baby)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
A thing that has always bothered me about livejournal and similar sites were the bulky square icons all over the site (examples to follow), and other icons that were pixelated and not as professional looking as some generally used sets available today. I'd love to see more crisp, professional, possibly even colorful icons like those available at http://www.pinvoke.com/ (Fugue Set) & http://www.famfamfam.com (Silk Set) used around the site. In fact, someone on my friendslist on LJ even wrote a Stylish code for Livejournal just to change all those, but it'd be great if they were standard for everyone and really gave DW a completely unique look to go with the fact so many features are unique!

Some examples of the icons in question:

Image Image Image Image Image

Re: stone casting: site icons (addition)

Date: 2009-04-20 06:08 pm (UTC)
ext_86153: (Default)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
If you want to see the sort of changes that I'm referring to in action, here is the original post that inspired the idea:

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