New site question/s

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I love the clean look of the new site! Well done everyone involved. Thrilled to finally see it and poke around in it and to start the process of reconnecting with so many friends of so many years. I'm very much looking forward to the Summer of great music it will be the playground for.
It's probably staring me right in the face, but could someone please kindly tell me where to find my "watchlist"?
Thanks in advance.

I guess if there isn't a post like this already, any "stupid questions" and "directions needed" questions might be posted here...

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@fuzzy

I've been looking for my Watchlist as well, @wolfkier!
As well as a way to donate for Rock Hands!

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@donna

@wolfkier and @fuzzy, here's where you can donate. 😊 https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/donate

Good to see you both. 😉

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My understanding is that "watchlist" is in the "features currently being rebuilt" stack that @burrsettles @elesimo and @ericdistad are boldly ploughing their way through.

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@fuzzy

Thank you, @donna!!! 😄

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@fuzzy

Oh gosh, I forgot to check "File Hosting"!!!
Gah!!!

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Thanks @metalfoot . I look forward to it reappearing, when I'm sure it will be some where obvious . At least now I know that it's not quite there to find.

OK. questions 2 & 3:

* At what time exactly EST does the song posting open on the 4th?

* Since the new site is now linked to FAWM website coding, does it have (or plan to have) an RSS feed so all soundboard messages, forum replies, and comments can go directly to my email client. As is possible with FAWM. If so, what is the feed URL?

Thanks again.

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@wolfkier

1. it's 5am PST, so I think that's 8am EST?
2. RSS is planned, not yet implemented.

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@nadine

On the FAWM site logged in users could see your e-mailadress. Where is it now? 🤔

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@fuzzy

Can we still post pictures?
If so, how?

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@nadine I don't know the exact answer to your question but you could do as i do and in your profile bio add: "contact me: wolfkier (at) gmail (dot) com "

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@cblack

I've had a couple instances where the forum page lists a new post in a thread, but when I click it's not there.

Right now, the 14-person collab thread lists @nancycunning as last poster, but I can't see their post.

Very odd. It's happened twice now. Different users.

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@cblack maybe she commented and deleted the comment after? That would explain it. I see the same thing.

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@cblack - yep @elesimo is right. I wrote a post to brag about @wolfkier and his amazing collaborations and then noticed Wolf had already mentioned them.

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Same happened when I posted on another thread, then saw someone else already posted the same, so I deleted mine. The #shadow_last_poster (see what I did there in case someone wants to write about it ;)) disappears when the next person comments.

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@cblack

Ahh.

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Looks like you can't post an embedded photo, looks like just the hyperlink shows.
Which is Okay... if people are really interested they would click the hyperlink to see the photo on the web.
Maybe a future endeaver perhaps ?

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@nadine

@wolfkier It would be a workaround but don't want to post my mail publicly to avoid crawling and spam.

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@nadine Yes, That's why I choose the x (at) y (dot) com format. Haven't had spam in 12 years.
Not even from our friend the random nigerian prince! LOL.

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@elesimo - little bug fix heads up (just in case it's not on your list) facebook shares showing FAWM (not 50/90) details - screenshot - [...]

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@fuzzy

Why are some of the songs on the song list highlighted a lovely peach colour? Those folks are not in my Watchlist or anything.

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@fuzzy those are the songs that are restricted to logged in users. I think the old fawm website did the same, as well as red for private, it's just bigger now

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@fuzzy

Ah, thanx, @elesimo, good to know!

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@nadine

Is it a bug or a feature?
On my smartphone the people I followed are highlighted in mint green in the FAWMers list. But not all of them as I figured out on their profiles. I had to unfollow and follow some just to get the highlight.

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are we limited to a certain number of characters in our lyrics? my song was too long to get it all transcribed and i noticed the same with one other persons song.

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@billwhite51 There's a definite limit of characters for lyrics. The lyric sheet script of the GIMME15 I published is 11 pages long for a 17 minute song and I couldn't cut/paste more than 1 page of it into the lyrics box. Neither here or on youtube. On bandcamp there seems to be no restriction so I pointed interested parties to that page for text if they wanted it. .

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@nadine the people in green should be the people whose soundboard's you've commented on, similar to how songs work.

@billwhite51 the limit for lyrics is 2000 characters.

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@cblack

Is there a NSFW tag for songs yet? I've written 3 lyrics (haven't posted anything yet) and they all have swearing.

If there's no official tag yet, I can put (NSFW) after the song title...

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@cblack oh, good point... there's nothing like that yet. Maybe put in the title for now? I'll add it to the backlog.

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@nadine

@elisimo Thank you!

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What does yellow highlight mean? Did I miss something?

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How do I change my profile picture from a keyboard to a guitar?

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Is there a link for the old tools that were on here? Like the lyric cloud, plot generator and structure generator.

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@fuzzy

@michelleacoustics, nope, seems that we must make do with these Profile pictures for now.

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Hi all, maybe I'm the only one having this issue (note different Username), but I can't log into my old account using either my 50/90 Username/Password or my FAWM Username/Password. I know others have had issues like this in the past on the old FAWM site, not sure if it's a gremlin left over from that… but at any rate, I would like to be able to log into my usual account (at which point I'd ask the Admins/Mods to blow away this "Dummy" account, please). If the Admins or Mods need to reach me offsite, my e-mail is darbyspicer at gmail dot com. Otherwise, I'll keep checking the forums to see if anyone else has had this issue & see if any solutions/troubleshoots are offered.

See You In The Shadows…

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@candle42 you need to reset your password this year, did you try that?

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@heatmoon here is the link to The Muse https://muse.fawm.org

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Here's a question- at the 'my fawm' part of the site, I get lots of 'new song you follow' notifications (I follow alot of people over the years!) and if someone posts on my soundboard I get that, BUT, I don't get anything there when I have a new comment on one of my own songs.
Instead, I have to go to my own profile, and look at the number of comments on each song and think- hmmm, did that number change from what it was a few hours (or minutes, lol!) ago? and then see if there's a new comment based on the number of comments.

is that the way it works now? (and no worries if its that way, just wondering if I'm missing something)

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@fuzzy

Nah, @mikeskliar, I think that's the way it will be for now.
I'm starting to tag folks in the comments of their own songs so they will see it on their "My FAWM" page. I think @stephenwordsmith suggested that workaround.

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Comments are appearing in my homepage feed now! Much appreciated, dev team.

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@fuzzy

EDIT;
Gosh, my questions are no longer relevant!
Things are changing for the better every day!
Way to go! 😀

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@cblack

I know this isn't that important right now, but I miss the icons next to the songs. The ones that showed "lyrics only", "Favourite", etc. I've already mentioned the "NSFW" tag, and I guess these can all be done at the same time?

As I said, there are probably far more important features to add first. 😀

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I was just going to ask about the favorites button. I miss that. Helps on both sides to know which song to listen to if undecided.

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@nadine

Quick fix: There's a typo in the message when you submit a comment on s song or profile.

And I noticed that you're still the last who commented in the forums even if you deleted your post. Not essential bit strange.

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woo hoo! green highlighting on the users song list! yay. thanks elves

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@nadine

Thank you 😊 that's super helpful!

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@fuzzy

Can it be?!?
WE CAN POST PICTURES NOW?!?!?
This site is like Christmas morning every day!!! 😄

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@candle

Looks like it. Let's give it an ol'college try:

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And the moment of truth…

See You In The Shadows…

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@candle

Hmmm… not quite in the forums it would seem… 😦

Oh wait, there it is… took it a moment to load I guess. Woo hoo! I'll be adding pics to my song postings now. I've missed that!

See You In The Shadows…

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thanks team for all the little additions that keep appearing :)

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Here's a question I have for the team (@elesimo @burrsettles etc) . Any way we can get to designate certain songs of ours as 'favorites/want more comments ' as we used to? I have this song I just posted which I'm particularly enthused about .... :)

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@mikeskliar not yet... Maybe you could add "[favorite]" to the title until we implement it?

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@fuzzy

Is the "Comments given" counter on the list for some time in the future?
Excellent job so far, folks; the site looks great!

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Yes, I concur adding options of: Favorite/ Download Or Prohibit Download.
When those can be attended to besides all the other updates.
Thanks Much!
Site is looking good!

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I've been tagged in a forum post, and my username was capitalized. Clicking the link does take me to my profile, but the post doesn't appear in my list of notifications. I don't know if it just takes a while (the post was made 7 minutes ago) or if the capital letter is somehow preventing it from showing up at all. If it's the latter, it seems like something the site builders should be informed of.

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Thanks, @complexissimple, that sounds like a bug!

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@fuzzy

Hey folks!
Still wondering if the "Comments given" metric is in the works; I feel kinda lost without the number. I have no idea where I am with commenting, but I feel like I'm commenting less without it.

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with the current filter options on the songs page it is no longer possible to filter by fawmlings + zongs - i like doing that combo sometimes and they used to be on separate filters so i could do that. A minor point but it might be easy??? it is a kind and fawm-like option ;) (or to be able to order the list by number of comments to achieve the same thing)

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@mikeb

No total song count?

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@nadine

Howdy, I wonder why I don't get notifications of all people I added. Today somebody I do not follow uploaded a collab with somebody I follow and I haven't found it in my feed! I just found the other song that person uploaded. Is it a bug or is my lengthy watchlist just crashing your system 😆

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@nadine that sounds like a bug, I created a ticket. Thanks!

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@mikeb they don't have one yet but if you click on url of the last song it tells you the number, Its 1411 at the moment

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@mikeb Not yet. But, this year they started over on song numbers so if you go to the song page and hover over the link to the most recent song, or click the link and look at the URL, then that number is the same as the total number of songs.

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@tcelliott that "total number of songs" number will not reflect deleted songs so it is probably a close estimate but not 100% accurate.

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typo report: on drop down in Fawmers page it says All Famwers

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bug report: comment notifications on myFAWM page showing twice .... (minor problem, in fact it gave me a frizz of excitement for a second, to get twice as many comments!)

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my mistake!! i just noticed both those comments also mentioned my username so that is why. I didn't read it properly. Sorry!

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This is not a question so much as a request to be added to the list (if it isn't there already). I just noticed that songs are not numbered on our profiles. While not a necessary feature, it could be useful to help people keep track as they approach 50.

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Apologies if this has been answered already but it’s something I’m in need of. How do I contact a moderator / admin to talk about some concerns I have ?

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@nadine

FYI: My notification issue occurred again. Just found a freshly uploaded collab that has not been on my list. If I could check my watchlist manually, I wouldn't bother. You may be still working on it @elesimo

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@nadine what do you mean with "If I could check my watchlist manually"? If go to "Songs" you can filter by songs from your watchlist only.

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@nadine

Awesome thanks! I haven't seen that!

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Hey @fuzzy or @candle, I see you discuss posting pictures above. How does one do that? Just using image html tags in the post? (I could experiment, but thought it might spare site visitors some strange "test" posts if I could get some sense in advance.) Thanks!

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@fuzzy

Hey, @odilongreen, it's super easy!
You can just drop the URL right in the Liner Notes/Lyrics/Bio/whatever, and you're good to go!
Or you could save the picture to, say, FAWM File Hosting, and then post it from there.
It only works with .jpg files (and a few other kinds, too, I think?).
I don't think the size matters; as far as I can tell this site automatically sizes the pictures? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
So glad to be able to post pictures!!!

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@candle

@odilongreen just make sure it's a direct link to the image file (the link should end with jpg, png, or gif). That's all.

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See You In The Shadows…

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Yes, More Pictures Folks!
Since we can't (yet) have our own pic for our avatar. Side Note: that still throws me a little bit... If I go to someone's page I am not familiar with and see a Piano, I automatically think the Fawmer is a keyboard player. Then I remember, aha... the Avatar is Not always representative of the Fawmer.
I will get more used to this (not a big deal, mods).
Thanks for All your hard work.
I am enjoying my 2nd 50-90!

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@elesimo I can't access @wolfkier profile page, get bad gateway error, other profiles are working fine

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I think i posted this elsewhere but some people with over 50 songs are not showing as winners. Like @marthie and @geoff61 and others. @elesimo

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The winners page is also listing people in a weird way (on Firefox and Chrome, at least) with just two people per page.

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Indeed it is @headfirstonly that one was reported earlier.

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Apologies if I broke something....

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@nadine

For FAWM, I wish that there is a possibility to check / uncheck broadcasting. I don't want my drafts to be that public.

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@headfirstonly 1-2 winners per page and three pages in a row @wolfkier was listed as one of the two. Odd but kinda cool, too. #brokenminds

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@nadine - you can change the settings to "Restricted to logged-in FAWMers only" or "Private". Just click on the "Public" option and you'll see a dropdown menu.

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@nadine

@vivalarayna Thank you, ah there is the option hidden! During FAWM there are podcasters who play songs and they didn't care about privacy settings. We had one checkbox for "Enable download and broadcasting" before, and I never liked that label because people may enable downloads without broadcasting. Right now I cannot even disable the downloads. I'm on the rather restrictive side, because I upload drafts for songs that will become final in some months, so I am completely against making them public before finished.

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@nadine - I'm right there with you. It's on the list of reasons I now only post lyrics. More control over my product. I'm not sure what the solution is, but completely agree we need to have more say in how our demos are used.