Our new site is built on a completely different platform, (one that will encourage editing and updating.) 

Once its up and we get the kinks worked out, I'd totally be willing to look at doing another wiki.  (but that's really a decision for the foundation board.)

Hey Jason,

We actually did have a wiki for almost 2 years, 2007-2009.  No one used it, and users never made any updates.  (except for spammers that edited it about 10 times a day.)

Of course, that was 5 years ago, I'd imagine our users are more tech savvy now, it will still take some diligence to keep the spambots off.  I'd leave that up to the board if they want to try something like that again. 

The good news is our new site design will make it easier to make updates, so expect a site that will remain current!  smile

orlysud wrote:

Can you please list the "Discussion Boards" as one of your services in the drop menu on your home web page??  I noticed that it use to be in the dop down menu under "get Involved", but no longer is.  I had to type it in the search box. Thank you.

It's under Patient Support, it always has been.  smile  thanks!

Eli, I added our site to Wikipedia all the way back in 2005 or 2006.  smile

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(11 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Randi and Lainy, you have an internet browser with stubborn cache.  (Internet Explorer?) 

You can hit CTRL-F5 and it will refresh the page new and not access the cache of your computer.  (but Cornelius is gone, it's not Groundhog Day anymore.)

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(11 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Thanks for noticing him, we actually named him "Cholangiocarcinoma Cornelius"

Yeah, sorry about the shadow, but if we have 6 more weeks of the kind of winter we're having around here?  Bring it on.

It's also here on our video page.  http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/media.htm  (second row, 1st on the left)

AND!  Have you seen our new "Awareness Month Information" page?
(click the orange banner at the very top of the page to see it, or go to the Calendar of Events in the menu, under Patient Support.)

On that new page is a secret button that takes you to a very magical, important place, that some of you may have not seen before. 

A mystery!  smile

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(3 replies, posted in Suggestions)

Thanks PCL,

We delete new users if they don't make their first post within 30 days.  We're working with the polling options now.  Look for it next year.

Rick

Eli,

Yeah, I saw that too.  We don't use that extension because we approve each registration as it comes in.  It's not only disabled, but its uninstalled.  smile

Rick

Ok, it looks like it is only a bug with Internet Explorer.  I've seen a lot of webdeveloper boards dedicated to talking about it, and I may have found a fix. 

I've implemented the coding change, keep using the forums for a few days until the old one works itself out of your cache.    Let's see if that works, at least for reasonable sized messages.  Let's try to keep the books to a minimum.  smile 

(and I went and tried it on my wife's computer, you're right, that's pretty annoying.)

I can also suggest:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
and
http://www.google.com/chrome

as fixes.  smile

Thanks Margaret, 

Huh.  That's an odd problem.  I can't even imagine what would cause that. 

Can you tell me what browser you're using (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome) and what kind of operating system you're using (Windows XP, 7 or Mac, etc.) and I'll do some investigating.

Rick

Unfortunately, I don't have anything older, neither does my database provider. 

I'll make sure to take steps in the future to make sure that it doesn't happen again, but for now that data is lost.

(I have however found Andy's entry cached in Google and I have restored it.  If you find other posts cutoff, post the link here and I'll see what I can do to restore.)

Thanks, I've looked at my database backup and they're cutoff there too.  I'm checking with older versions of my backup to see what I can do.  I'll let you know.

We've recently upgraded our message board software.  You may have to clear the cache of your computer's browser (click here for instructions) in order to make sure that you can login/post without any problems.

You should also be using Firefox, Chrome, Safari or a newer version of Internet Explorer (7,8,9) to get the most out of our site.  If you are using Internet Explorer 6, you need to upgrade ASAP.  (IE6 is more than 10 years old, click here to see if you're using it.)

Check your I've heard of a couple people's posts being cut off or other users not being able to upload longer posts due to a "size limit" error. 

There is a limit of 35,000 characters, but that's always been the case.

If you experience any errors like these, or other weird errors, please post them here.

Thanks!

Hey there, there actually is a limit, there always has been. 

It's 35,000 characters.  smile  I doubt you typed that much. 

If you experience it again, can you tell me exactly what the message said?

Thanks!

Thanks Patti,

I checked our backup and it has the same info as above. 

There's not a limit on the amount of text that can be posted.  (I've seen several other very long posts that are intact.)

I'll do some asking around to see if others that use this board are experiencing the same problem, right now there's no report of that issue.

Thanks, Rick

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(15 replies, posted in Announcements)

Everyone, the paragraph spacing is fixed.  I figured, why wait for them?  (Then I had to go edit my first entry again.)

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(15 replies, posted in Announcements)

Gavin, the paragraph spacing is an issue that has been reported and is being addressed right now by the developers.  I noticed it too.  (and went back and edited my original post.)

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(15 replies, posted in Announcements)

Lainy!  It worked!  smile  Must have been the old stuff stuck in your computer.

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(15 replies, posted in Announcements)

Hey everyone.  You may have noticed that our message board looks a bit different.  We've gone from the 2006 version of our message board software to the 2011 version.  (the November 2011 version.)

I spent 10 grueling hours staring at/changing code (and swearing) to make it fit in our little website, there may be a few little glitches here and there.  (If there are, let me know here or email me at rick@cholangiocarcinoma.org)

If you're having trouble posting, you may need to refresh a few times to get the old one out of your computer, or you may even need to clear your cache in your browser.  (Options/Clear History)

This new version has a lot of new functionality that we'll start implementing in the next few weeks.  (polls, group messages, etc.)  Some are already up and working (you can now like/recommend posts on Facebook).

Thanks for your continued patience and support of the CCF.  smile

Thanks, don't know how this slipped past.  I'll see what I can do this week.  (remember, you can always email me at rick@cholangiocarcinoma.org)

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(2 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Thanks Gavin, I'm not sure how that translates internationally.  (today is Veterans Day in the US) 

We'll have to come up with some international logos too. (Post them here!) 

Guy Fawkes Day would have been a fun one.  I'll have to remember, remember the 5th of November, next year.  smile

Here's the entire eulogy, pretty neat.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opini … wanted=all

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(13 replies, posted in Suggestions)

Well, it stopped 5 spammers last night and who knows how many didn't even sign up when they saw a different "Registration" page.

So, all in all, it seems to be working. Ah, finally.