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This is a test. I'm learning to navigate the new Red Room.  So far, I have gotten lost. I thought I had a compass to use, but alas - it functioned like Captain Jack Sparrow's. Then of all things, I created a post, previewed it, spotted a mistake (no, I did not copy and paste - grave error) I tried to correct it. I thought that's what preview meant.  Yes, the compass was pointing due north. So experimentally, I thought well, I should go back and correct the word. I dropped my compass. You can never go back. I didn't save, I thought I was previewing/editing...yep, you guessed it. I lost my post.

I was a good one too. Interviews with the finest martial artists in the world. Great quotes. I think I can write it again. But the last three posts, I have "saved" and have indicated published...never showed up on the Lates Blog page.  Since my compass is rusty, and the rum is gone, perhaps you seasoned bloggers/writers out there can advise me.

Cheers,

Sharon

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As far as I am concerned the

As far as I am concerned the new format is not working Sharon. My posts mostly go unread and get lost in the world of cyber space if you ask me. Then there is the situation where people who have not written here in over a year get great coverage and are almost celebrated for that. Some posts get most recently commented on as some kind of honour but when I look the comments are paltry and do not deserve credit. I am disappointed to say the least considering I am a long time subscriber to the site with many followers. Even to get to the member page is a chore. When I click on member blogs I am instantly transported to the author page and that alone is frustrating. I would have thought that the old format had much to offer, allowed the browser to see the comments made in an open format and hence, take the reader to the site without any glitches. I must add that I miss the old Red room, my dashboard has taken a nose dive and from what I can see the formula is not working with people being put on a pedestal for writing about upside down cakes and such. Sorry but as a long - time friend and believer of this place I am sorely disappointed. mx

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Sharon I just wrote you a

Sharon I just wrote you a long comment on the state of Red room and it has been deleted. I prove my point.

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We would never...

...delete a comment of yours without talking to you about it first, Mary. Right now, it appears that it's taking up to 30 seconds for some comments to appear. We're doing the best we can to resolve the issue, but please rest assured that any delay you see right now is purely technological.

More generally, I'm so sorry that the new Red Room is disappointing you. As a long-time member and valued contributor, your impressions and feedback are vital, so it important to know that we have our work cut out for us. I hope and everyone who reads this comment won't hesitate to contact me with all suggestions, complaints, and frustrations, Thanks.

Huntington

Huntington W. Sharp
Senior Editor, Red Room

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Delayed Appearance of Editing Changes

Huntington,

Another big problem is a long delay between the time one does editing changes (and clicks on SAVE) and the time the actual changes appear on the posted text.  Does this delay indicate your system is overloaded or is there some other reason for this long delay?

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Seeing most recent blog posts

I’m so sorry for the confusion about this and that blogging system is giving you trouble. First, all blog posts are still displayed in the order in which they were posted. To see the posts by non-author members like you and Mary, go to the Latest Blogs page, http://redroom.com/blogs/new, click the Member Blog Posts tab, and you’ll see every post displayed. You’ll also see page numbers for earlier posts at the bottom of the page.

As far as the Preview button goes, I'll investigate that and let you know what I find out.

I hope everyone who is still getting used to the new Red Room will email me with any questions, and I appreciate your patience as we grow. Thanks!

Huntington

 

Huntington W. Sharp
Senior Editor, Red Room

 

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What a lovely post

What a lovely post Sharon.................you are always such a wonderful writer and one that deserves so much credit.................and if you write to me we can discuss this further. mx

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sharon, are you getting my

sharon, are you getting my comments

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Compass Needed

Sharon,

I so appreciated your post on the new Red Room. I was feeling a bit lost myself. Thanks for navigating me back home. I look forward to hearing how things turn out for you.

 

Until next time,

Eva

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Thanks for your emails

Thanks for your emails Sharon! I hope you got mine and that you are well. All the best, mx

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I have received emails.

I am well. Thank you for thinking of me. Still learing to navigate the new site. As usual, I look for your posts first.

Cheers to you,

Sharon

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"twins" ?

As my kids used to say, when similar things happened to 2 of them,

"We're twins!"

Read your original blog post (is that what you call it?) and know exactly how you feel. I'm groping my way along. Sometimes I even succeed--but only sometimes.

Let's just hang in there. They  tell me it will be worth it.

Good thoughts

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Typing too fast

Thank you for taking the time to comment, Dolores - I'm sorry that my first reply to you I mis-spelled your name.

Cheers,

Sharon