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Old Sep 18 2006, 01:42 AM   #1
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Mayren Tower will be a play-by-e-mail based in the Tower world, of course, and my partner and I are still, as I've said, very much trying to fine-tune everything, but we would still love it if you came to help and join us.

You can find what we have so far at the homepage: http://www.freewebs.com/mayren_tower/ If there's any way you'd like to assist in the world-building, point out mistakes in or contribute to the information, or even join the "madness", we would certainly love to have you, and of course offer profuse thanks for your help.

If there's anything you'd like to discuss, I can be found online virtually every night on AIM as Shihen Aitsu. I usually log on around eight pm Mountain Time and stay on late.

Thanks in advance, and have a great day/afternoon/evening. v^n_n^
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Old Sep 18 2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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Looks good. I might join, but I don't know if i have time for another club.
You wanted errors? Well, you're missing a word on the main page, and have a couple of stray ?s, like ?Lasher?.

Also I'm trying to figure out what EI is in the Planets and Towers link.
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Old Sep 18 2006, 04:43 PM   #3
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???? Figure out what what is?
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Old Sep 19 2006, 05:39 AM   #4
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You wanted errors? Well, you're missing a word on the main page, and have a couple of stray ?s, like ?Lasher?.
Which word, and where are you seeing the ?s?

Erika, Mayren Tower co-person type thingamabob.
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Old Sep 19 2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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The ' sign sometimes shows up as ? especially if people have older graphics drivers. Tresa, check your graphics card manufacturer's website for a more recent driver.

Looks interesting, although I'm not sure I'd have the time and energy to devote to writing at this time. There are a few typos, especially on the Towers page, which doesn't bode well for the standard of typing in the stories...

I'm assuming this timeline's set somewhere after the end of The Tower and the Hive?
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Old Sep 19 2006, 01:12 PM   #6
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(groan) Freewebs needs a spellcheck.
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Old Sep 19 2006, 04:50 PM   #7
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The ' sign sometimes shows up as ? especially if people have older graphics drivers. Tresa, check your graphics card manufacturer's website for a more recent driver.

Looks interesting, although I'm not sure I'd have the time and energy to devote to writing at this time. There are a few typos, especially on the Towers page, which doesn't bode well for the standard of typing in the stories...

I'm assuming this timeline's set somewhere after the end of The Tower and the Hive?

All the asterisks look fine to me, Granath. I don't think that was the problem, unless they were using some sosrt of special characters. Looks to me more like the type of problem I've seen when text is copied right from a writing program to the web. Tends to cause strange symbols to appear for everyone else.

I know on one of my websites, there's one person whose name uses special characters, but when I pasted the text and html to Geocities, those characters ended up looking like squares instead of letters.
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Old Sep 20 2006, 12:39 AM   #8
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Hmm. I've checked the site from several computers, Tresa, and still haven't had it come up with the random ?s anywhere. Granath, which words are you saying are misspelled? I can't for the life of me see any, which is highly unusual! (And yes, I do realise that my username is, in fact, misspelled. I realised that about half a second after I hit Submit.)
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Old Sep 20 2006, 04:25 AM   #9
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FYI Tresa, ' is an apostrophe (or single quote), the star * is an asterisk. Are you still having problems with random question marks, and if so, where exactly? Can you do a "show code" on your browser and find the exact place where you have the problem, it might be something random from a WYSIWYG text editor, like you said. If you find the problem code, the site admins should be able to do something about it.

Betelgeuse should be spelled with an e at the end. It's Ciudad Rodrigo, not "Cuidad". Minor, but could do with a fix. Anne's full surname is McCaffrey, please capitalize the second C in your copyright notice at the bottom of every page.
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do it in a word processing program first, then post it on freewebs!
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do it in a word processing program first, then post it on freewebs!
That works, if you remember to save it as unformatted text before pasting. Otherwise, even in plain-looking text, you might get some superfluous characters that could cause problems in some browsers.

As a consolation for RC, most spellcheckers probably wouldn't catch star names anyway.
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Even in a word processing program, the spellcheck can be useless. It thinks "Betelgeuse" is misspelled.

Unformatted text can be found in Wordpad, right?
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Yes, that's right. You should be able to save unformatted text in Word as well, but it's easier in wordpad.
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Cool! Kind of a cross between Petaybee and Talent! I like and will join very soon!!
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You misspelled "The Rules"


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This looks very interesting, and I wish I had time to try one of these. Good luck with your new site.
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