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  • Don't you mean new new interface? This page was dedicated to the old new interface.

    November 29, 2011

  • Just enjoying that I can comment that there's a new new interface on the new interface page.

    Thanks so much to all who are giving us feedback, especially via the new feedback tab!
    (<-- over there)

    November 29, 2011

  • Perhaps it's ultimate iteration, in which case Wizard Alex, aka He Who Started Monday, would, perhaps, specialize in repeating things to the point where no further repetition is necessary.

    November 17, 2011

  • Also, I agree with Rolig about the UI thing.
    edit: Unless UI stands for unicorn ichor.
    edit, edit: Actually, no--I think I'd be against that, too.
    edit, edit, edit: Unless it's, you know, free-range unicorn.

    November 17, 2011

  • *done*

    November 17, 2011

  • Hi folks! We should (fingers crossed) have a preview version of the updated site ready in a day or so. If you would like to be on the list to see the preview version, would you email me at erin at wordnik?

    November 16, 2011

  • I sure hope "UI" doesn't mean "under the influence" here.

    *crossing fingers*

    November 10, 2011

  • rolig -- we hired another UI wizard, Alex Le, who started Monday. I don't want to jinx it (or him) but (contrary to how the 'mythical man-month' would have it) lots of progress is being made!

    November 10, 2011

  • i guess its already one of the known issues but i just realized that we cannot 'move' words from one list to another.

    November 10, 2011

  • Erin, any progress on list and profile comments?

    November 10, 2011

  • Where did all the pronunciations on you're something of a hotdog, aren't you go?

    November 2, 2011

  • I can't hear pronunciations. Not that I am particularly interested in doing so on this site.

    November 2, 2011

  • Is anyone else having trouble hearing pronunciations? Chelster pronounced my request line word, but I can't hear it! A little gray bar runs along the top for a second, which makes me think it's playing, but no audio.

    November 2, 2011

  • To quote George Thomason (Thomas Georgeson) of A Fish Called Wanda, "Un-be-fucking-liev-a-ble!!!"

    October 28, 2011

  • Wanna see comments earlier than September 17th? Move along, buddy. Nothing to see here.

    October 25, 2011

  • *sigh*

    October 25, 2011

  • Nice, sionnach. *like* Gutlevel chives? Mmmm, that's some tall chives.

    October 22, 2011

  • Credit where credit is due. Thank you, powers that be, for eliminating the vile spam from the ongoing "Community" update thread.

    October 21, 2011

  • Angels and ministers of grace defend us. I thought you were referring to my performance as Lady Mackers.

    October 21, 2011

  • I wuz thinking more of Punches Pilot.

    October 21, 2011

  • Is that a reference to The Scottish Play?

    October 21, 2011

  • That might not have been hand-wringing. It could have been hand-washing.

    October 21, 2011

  • Seems we don't even get an excuse/hand-wringing-in-a-minor-key more than once every three weeks now.

    October 21, 2011

  • Please bring back our content.

    October 20, 2011

  • WHY, for the love of PETE, whoever he IS, does this site still take FOREVER to LOAD?!
    Bonne question. it's not as if the huge amount of content is slowing it down, as all the good stuff is down there in the disused nuclear fallout shelter, or has been sold to the Estonians to defray expenses. But I never gave permission for my content to be made summarily unavailable for months on end with no warning, or for it to be sold to the Estonians, the greedy bastards. Note that "Estonians" in this post is being used as a generic, intended-to-be- humorous reference to a mysterious people I know nothing about, except that their entire country is internet-wired out the wazoo, and that you can't take a leak in Tallinn without first punching in your PIN, so that sewerage treatment charges can be debited to your account. Oops! I think that last sentence might have made things worse, not better.

    October 20, 2011

  • p.s. I want my content back.

    October 20, 2011

  • Sionnach, are you trying to tell me that Facebook is less private than your comments on Wordnik? ;)

    WHY, for the love of PETE, whoever he IS, does this site still take FOREVER to LOAD?!

    October 20, 2011

  • I've whittled my FB car down to a nice little bicycle.

    October 20, 2011

  • The problem with parking one's car over in the FB garage is that you are never sure who can rummage through the glove compartment and discover your innermost secrets. "Friends" of people who bullied you in high school, assorted riff-raff, people who scatter grocer's apostrophe's (sic) throughout their barely literate updates with gay abandon. It's enough to make one give up driving altogether.

    October 17, 2011

  • Bilby, I haven't.

    Oh, and if anyone asks, I haven't seen Duffel van der Pinkenhosen either.

    October 17, 2011

  • Sounds like the sort of chicanery Professor Von Schmarzenpanz would get up to. Have you crossed tiger paths with him by any chance, ruzuzu?

    October 16, 2011

  • Thank you, oroboros--I developed that part of my craft when I was studying the Method during improv work inspired by Lee Strasberg. You see, you have to begin by asking yourself what the fuflun's motivations are... what its childhood was like... how it really felt about sprinkles....

    October 16, 2011

  • I didn't think there was any way to quietly jam fufluns into tail pipes! What's your secret 'zu? Ninja training? :o)

    October 16, 2011

  • *upset and pouty lipped, throwing broken fuflun pieces everywhere*

    October 16, 2011

  • *neglects to notice trail of sprinkles leading back to hiding place*

    October 14, 2011

  • *quietly jams fufluns into a few nearby tail pipes*

    October 14, 2011

  • Hi, everyone. Checking in with some freshly baked umbrage and jam-filled fufluns. Been having a tough time here. I'm on FB and Google+, too, so for now, hope to see you there.

    *parks old clunker in the garage and takes newer, less-loved car*

    October 14, 2011

  • :'(

    October 14, 2011

  • The car has been broken for long enough that we realized we can use other means of transportation.

    October 13, 2011

  • the car is in the shop being repaired. may we talk to the mechanic? how is she doing?

    October 13, 2011

  • Suppose I was overly dystopic in my comment. We have our lists and our words, and all these extra tools and meta data at our disposal. Wordie/Wordnik has made it possible on a platform that, for all its quirks and disappointments real or imagined, is quite a thing. That we users feel like it is "ours" says a lot. I don't exactly like the way the door locks work on my automobile, but I love the ride and wouldn't think of trading the car for another. Count me as one who loves Wordnik.

    October 13, 2011

  • blafferty, exactly. :'( herney, say it isn't so. i can't take it.

    October 13, 2011

  • All of our lists, all of our listed words and comments, all of us; meta-tools from the beginning meant to be suborned and subsumed and monetized for someone else. Assimilate.

    October 12, 2011

  • Has anyone mentioned how sad it is that the word pages no longer show the first lister?

    October 12, 2011

  • eeeeoewwwww :'(

    October 12, 2011

  • Technology is wonderful innit?

    October 11, 2011

  • "I find 5-7 clicks of the checkbox usually is sufficient to make the check appear."
    - Chuck Chaxworth, cheerful Checker-in-Chief.

    October 11, 2011

  • Kernel has always been my favorite Interface Street character.

    October 11, 2011

  • "Stow that!" he broke in ungallantly. --a Wordnik example sentence.

    October 11, 2011

  • Oh! The first bad review of my acting!
    *crumples into a heap and weeps, dramatically*

    October 11, 2011

  • If the new interface seems to you to act a bit strange, cherchez la femme.

    October 11, 2011

  • Is this what they mean by "cookin' with gas"?

    October 11, 2011

  • Are you trying to add something with commas or other punctuation? I have that trouble sometimes with the checkmark thingee. For example, I just tried to add If there are no list comments, either comment on word pages or add coments to lists as though they were very long words. (The comments, that is, not the lists. You know what I mean.) to my visuals list by clicking on the checkmark, but then I remembered that I actually have to go to the list and add it in the text box. Otherwise it gets broken up--which, of course, would be handy if I want to add a whole bunch of stuff at one time (separated by commas or whatever).

    October 11, 2011

  • To add a word to a list, click the checkbox, once, then refresh your screen to see if your list appears in the list of lists said word appears in. If your list does not appear as one of those in which the word is listed, click the "add word" checkbox next to the desired list over and over. I find 5-7 clicks of the checkbox usually is sufficient to make the check appear.

    October 11, 2011

  • Well, it appears that I can't add words to my "potpourri" list; not at the list page or the word page (with checkmark). Jesus Cristo y Madre de Dios!

    Edit: Doh! I was trying to add a word that was already on that list (toothsome). Still, what produced the confusion in the first place is that the word page for toothsome shows no checkmark in my potpourri list box. And that's still the case: no checkmark, but I've verified it's on the list at the list page. Go figure! :o/

    October 11, 2011

  • “Have you . . . embraced . . . new interface . . . ?”
    - Netvouz, arts critic, new bookmarks

    October 11, 2011

  • This new interface production by ruzuzu and bilby is a veritable craudestopper of a show!

    Noel Renard, The Vulpine Village Voice.

    October 11, 2011

  • "...new interface was even more powerful than he'd imagined.”
    - Krusty Lickspittle, arts critic, Village Voice.

    October 11, 2011

  • Yes, every season bilby and I attempt to recreate the greatest scenes from stage and screen. You should have seen our production of "Jul 20 20: 37: 32 home1 kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usblp." It was fantastic--the costuming was a bit tricky, of course, but the sets were designed by a talented local artist, and everyone said it came together brilliantly.

    October 11, 2011

  • eeoohohhhh..

    October 11, 2011

  • “And it keeps the Ribbon, too."

    October 11, 2011

  • huh?

    October 11, 2011

  • "The new interface for the tester is great, gives you to control your work more easily."

    October 11, 2011

  • sionnach is pissed! I cannot blame him, for I have experienced similar frustration. I'm certain the site will one day become more useful for my needs and hopefully sionnach as well, but my patience is wearing thin. *darth vader breathing sound*

    some entertainment in the meantime to lighten the mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFA-rOls8YA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3w2MTXBebg

    October 11, 2011

  • “So apart from a new interface and some other minor enhancements, they are offering nothing new at all. reply”

    October 11, 2011

  • Well, we seem to have missed "His new interface was even more powerful than he'd imagined."

    October 10, 2011

  • “They have switched to a new interface that doen not work at all.”

    October 10, 2011

  • Bilby: See the comments from August 17.

    October 9, 2011

  • “Furthermore, the bubbles that are formed have little tendency to break up again, as bile salt crowds into every new interface formed.”

    October 9, 2011

  • I'm resisting the urge to make a holy roller pun.

    Sionnach, I added that link last year, shortly after Saint Crispen's day. I was always having a hard time remembering that the lost-for-word service was a list--and where that list was--so I made a link to gangerh's list so it could always be a sort of beacon, and I added lost for word to one of my lists so I could always find it (I do that with some of my own lists, too--it's why cattle is on my cattle list and Cicero is on my Cicero list). But I don't see why we couldn't ask questions on the word page for lost for word on an emergency basis until we get comments back on the Lost for Word list page. I know we all want our cool features back, but so long as we can still come together and make snarky, quirky, silly, iroquoisy, umbrage-filled comments, our community can fight against those forces of inarticulate distraction which keep us from remembering the words on the tips of our tongues. I know we're outnumbered, but we few, we happy few, will still emerge triumphant--and all of those other "people interested in words" will wish they'd been here during our greatest battles!

    October 8, 2011

  • Jesus Christ on a ciabatta roll! This site is less than worthless. Everything that used to work no longer works. And the silence from the powers that be is deafeningly eloquent. Are there any plans to restore lost functionality? Comments are disabled on almost everything, sitewide, which is certainly one way of reducing user input.
    What prompts this outburst is the discovery that one can no longer submit a request to the former "lost for word" page. Because that's a list, see, and of course, commenting on lists is verboten. Maybe I could send someone a note on their profile. Woopsy! That's been impossible for how many months now? Yes, that's right - MONTHS - not days. Sinverguenza!
    Ruzuzu has sweetly created a "lost for word" word listing, on which she provides a link to the former "lost for word" list. For the life of me I cannot understand why, because there is no useful content accessible at the link.
    I actually had a question, which might have been of interest when this was an actual site used by people interested in words, and not just another stinking internet charnel heap. But F### Wordnik and its indifferent administrators; I'll ask it over on Facebook.
    Or not at all.
    FOR SHAME. FOR SHAME. FOR SHAME

    October 8, 2011

  • Omigod! A vile spammer is infesting the site.

    October 8, 2011

  • What a relief that cat is still trending! But where are my jelly shoes?

    October 8, 2011

  • I most certainly did not have a teatowel for lunch, thank god. A suffusion of yellow would have been nice, however. Wouldn't have made me very replete though.

    October 8, 2011

  • "What is the one thing I will never have, though I desire it?"
    The oracle says "repleat."

    October 7, 2011

  • It was, of course, the answer to what you want for Christmas.
    Edit: I just asked what you'll be having for lunch today and got teatowel. (The day I ask something and get a suffusion of yellow, I will fall out of my chair.)

    October 7, 2011

  • What was the question? That answer seems surprisingly meta (or the discussion there does). Sounds like a nice prediction for any question, though - unless your question was "What is the one thing I will never have, though I desire it?"

    October 7, 2011

  • Blafferty: It seems to be working okay for me--I just got eudaimonia (with its iroquoisy mention of the Delphic oracle).

    October 6, 2011

  • Hmm, good point.

    October 6, 2011

  • I see missed opportunity here. You could have had a tub of ice-cream for lunch and passed it off as foretold glacière.

    October 6, 2011

  • If those were intellectualists, they were mighty tasty and the FDA may want to investigate. And no, I would rather not patrilocate for Christmas, even temporarily. I suppose what my husband was doing could have been steelyard. He said he was going to the store for cough drops, but you never know.
    Bilby, I see from your song that Wordnik was merely being merry, albeit slightly eccentric. Thanks for the insight.

    October 6, 2011

  • Blafferty: What browser are you using? I just conducted a few random tests and found that what you want for Christmas is patrilocal and what your husband is doing right now is steelyard. Is that close? Also, if you don't mind, please let us all know a bit later whether you had intellectualists for lunch.

    October 5, 2011

  • We wish you are meretricious
    We wish you are meretricious
    We wish you are meretricious
    And blafferty-er.

    October 5, 2011

  • I’m sure there are several wordniks who speak code; is there anything we can do to help?

    October 5, 2011

  • Also, the random word generator is no longer capable of accurately predicting my future or answering my questions. I asked what I would have for lunch tomorrow, and it responded "glacière" and I asked what I wanted for Christmas and it gave me "meretriciously." I then asked what my husband is doing right now, which prompted "responsiveness" -- which is an outright lie.

    October 5, 2011

  • i love the smell of new-code in the morning.

    October 5, 2011

  • Oh man. Yep, things still broken. Fixes coming sooner now than ever. The only bright spot in this long and difficult trough of missing-comments despair is the word harshmallow, which was new to me.

    I have seen the code for the return of the comments, and it sparkles. It also has new-code smell, which is part toasted marshmallow, part fresh-cut grass, and part petrichor. (I'm also not allowed to touch the new code without washing my hands first. Well, actually, I'm not allowed to touch it at all.)

    October 5, 2011

  • Shit. *Leaves the sinking boat*

    October 4, 2011

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Lost for word is brooooooooooken!
    *sob*

    October 4, 2011

  • Pro--I miss the "allowed html" popup, too. I've been meaning to make that a list for a while now.

    *wanders off, flinging discourse indiscriminately*

    October 3, 2011

  • I see we have lost the "allowed html" popup too.

    October 3, 2011

  • *marginalizes own discourse, then flings toasted harshmallows at "new interface" page*

    Pro, sionnach: I'm with you. *raises beharshmallowed fist in solidarity*

    September 29, 2011

  • *marginalizes bilby's discourse*

    September 28, 2011

  • *toasts chained_bear's harshmellow*

    September 28, 2011

  • Still hoping to keep in touch with beloved Wordizens whom I communicate with only on this site. Missing comments, etc. on profiles (etc.) is seriously harshing my mellow.

    Also still hoping to continue using this as a research/note-storing site as well as a social one. Not having access to comments is seriously marginalizing my discourse.

    September 28, 2011

  • Hm, this might be temporary, but I've found a bug: it used to be, when on a word page that you had traveled to from the community page, hitting the back button took you directly to where you were on the community page. That way you didn't have to scroll back down to find your place. Now, at least temporarily (*crosses fingers*), it hops up to the top of the word page and then back down to the comments, sending you on a merry little lap to end up where you were before you clicked back.

    September 28, 2011

  • Seems like it was down for 14 hours at least.

    September 27, 2011

  • so the site is broken for real this time? every word page errors..

    i tried: http://www.wordnik.com/words/zibbidyzobbedyblaffertyzooks

    September 27, 2011

  • error on this page

    http://www.wordnik.com/words/vampirism

    September 27, 2011