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Beta list stuff

Dec 19 2012 03:56 am   #1slaymesoftly
So, We've got some new authors here looking for betas, and I'm not sure how up to date our list is.  If you're on it and shouldn't be, would you please move yourself to inactive? And if you're not on it, but would like to be, by all means fill out the form and get on it. Remember, some authors are only looking for a proofreader, so if you're good with spotting typos, you could be valuable. Many will need help with punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, so if you're a good technician and can explain the rules of English, you'll be very valuable. Some of our authors are not native English speakers, and all they really need is someone who is to help them with their vocabulary and punctuation. Some of our authors are from the UK and may need a pair of American eyes to run over their dialogue to catch any terms or phrases that wouldn't be likely to come out of Buffy's mouth. Some will be able to write very correctly and well, but may be shaky on logic and plot issues. If you can help with things like that, say so on your form.

I would really like to get this list updated and current so that I can refer new authors to it and be comfortable that they will actually find someone to help them.  Below are the instructions on how to get on the list, or how to edit your entry on the list:

If you want to be part of the new list, you'll need to create an account (if you don't have one already) - don't worry, it's free and we don't send out any spam. There, you'll find the option 
Beta settings in your accout settings. Just fill out the form and you'll be part of the new list.
 
If you later wish to edit your entry on the betalist, you can simply go back to Beta settings and change your information. You can even set it toTemporarily Inactive if you are an active beta who doesn't have the time to take on any more authors at the moment.
 
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Dec 20 2012 04:04 pm   #2All4Spike
So, We've got some new authors here looking for betas, and I'm not sure how up to date our list is.  If you're on it and shouldn't be, would you please move yourself to inactive? And if you're not on it, but would like to be, by all means fill out the form and get on it. Remember, some authors are only looking for a proofreader, so if you're good with spotting typos, you could be valuable. Many will need help with punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, so if you're a good technician and can explain the rules of English, you'll be very valuable. Some of our authors are not native English speakers, and all they really need is someone who is to help them with their vocabulary and punctuation. Some of our authors are from the UK and may need a pair of American eyes to run over their dialogue to catch any terms or phrases that wouldn't be likely to come out of Buffy's mouth. Some will be able to write very correctly and well, but may be shaky on logic and plot issues. If you can help with things like that, say so on your form.

I would really like to get this list updated and current so that I can refer new authors to it and be comfortable that they will actually find someone to help them.  Below are the instructions on how to get on the list, or how to edit your entry on the list:

If you want to be part of the new list, you'll need to create an account (if you don't have one already) - don't worry, it's free and we don't send out any spam. There, you'll find the option 
Beta settings in your accout settings. Just fill out the form and you'll be part of the new list.
 
If you later wish to edit your entry on the betalist, you can simply go back to Beta settings and change your information. You can even set it toTemporarily Inactive if you are an active beta who doesn't have the time to take on any more authors at the moment.
 

I just filled in the form to offer my services as a beta. Took a few minutes to get the options and wording just right.Then I hit the send button...  and immediately received a 'DB error'.
Love's a funny thing...
Dec 20 2012 09:23 pm   #3slaymesoftly
So, We've got some new authors here looking for betas, and I'm not sure how up to date our list is.  If you're on it and shouldn't be, would you please move yourself to inactive? And if you're not on it, but would like to be, by all means fill out the form and get on it. Remember, some authors are only looking for a proofreader, so if you're good with spotting typos, you could be valuable. Many will need help with punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, so if you're a good technician and can explain the rules of English, you'll be very valuable. Some of our authors are not native English speakers, and all they really need is someone who is to help them with their vocabulary and punctuation. Some of our authors are from the UK and may need a pair of American eyes to run over their dialogue to catch any terms or phrases that wouldn't be likely to come out of Buffy's mouth. Some will be able to write very correctly and well, but may be shaky on logic and plot issues. If you can help with things like that, say so on your form.

I would really like to get this list updated and current so that I can refer new authors to it and be comfortable that they will actually find someone to help them.  Below are the instructions on how to get on the list, or how to edit your entry on the list:

If you want to be part of the new list, you'll need to create an account (if you don't have one already) - don't worry, it's free and we don't send out any spam. There, you'll find the option 
Beta settings in your accout settings. Just fill out the form and you'll be part of the new list.
 
If you later wish to edit your entry on the betalist, you can simply go back to Beta settings and change your information. You can even set it toTemporarily Inactive if you are an active beta who doesn't have the time to take on any more authors at the moment.
 

I just filled in the form to offer my services as a beta. Took a few minutes to get the options and wording just right.Then I hit the send button...  and immediately received a 'DB error'.


Crap - I hope that doesn't mean things are going wonky on the site. It's hard to get hold of Dia sometimes, and she's the only one who can fix coding issues.
Let me try it (I'll try editing mine or something) and see what happens. If it's not working, we'll just start a list here on the forum until Dia can get it fixed. Thanks for letting us know.
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Dec 21 2012 03:19 pm   #4All4Spike
So, We've got some new authors here looking for betas, and I'm not sure how up to date our list is.  If you're on it and shouldn't be, would you please move yourself to inactive? And if you're not on it, but would like to be, by all means fill out the form and get on it. Remember, some authors are only looking for a proofreader, so if you're good with spotting typos, you could be valuable. Many will need help with punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, so if you're a good technician and can explain the rules of English, you'll be very valuable. Some of our authors are not native English speakers, and all they really need is someone who is to help them with their vocabulary and punctuation. Some of our authors are from the UK and may need a pair of American eyes to run over their dialogue to catch any terms or phrases that wouldn't be likely to come out of Buffy's mouth. Some will be able to write very correctly and well, but may be shaky on logic and plot issues. If you can help with things like that, say so on your form.

I would really like to get this list updated and current so that I can refer new authors to it and be comfortable that they will actually find someone to help them.  Below are the instructions on how to get on the list, or how to edit your entry on the list:

If you want to be part of the new list, you'll need to create an account (if you don't have one already) - don't worry, it's free and we don't send out any spam. There, you'll find the option 
Beta settings in your accout settings. Just fill out the form and you'll be part of the new list.
 
If you later wish to edit your entry on the betalist, you can simply go back to Beta settings and change your information. You can even set it toTemporarily Inactive if you are an active beta who doesn't have the time to take on any more authors at the moment.
 

I just filled in the form to offer my services as a beta. Took a few minutes to get the options and wording just right.Then I hit the send button...  and immediately received a 'DB error'.


Crap - I hope that doesn't mean things are going wonky on the site. It's hard to get hold of Dia sometimes, and she's the only one who can fix coding issues.
Let me try it (I'll try editing mine or something) and see what happens. If it's not working, we'll just start a list here on the forum until Dia can get it fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

I just tried again, in case it was  fluke. Not a fluke. Once more I dutifully filled out the form but as soon as I hit send/enter/whatever it is, I got a blank white page with 'DB Error' in little black letters up in the top left corner.
Love's a funny thing...
Dec 21 2012 11:24 pm   #5slaymesoftly
So, We've got some new authors here looking for betas, and I'm not sure how up to date our list is.  If you're on it and shouldn't be, would you please move yourself to inactive? And if you're not on it, but would like to be, by all means fill out the form and get on it. Remember, some authors are only looking for a proofreader, so if you're good with spotting typos, you could be valuable. Many will need help with punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, so if you're a good technician and can explain the rules of English, you'll be very valuable. Some of our authors are not native English speakers, and all they really need is someone who is to help them with their vocabulary and punctuation. Some of our authors are from the UK and may need a pair of American eyes to run over their dialogue to catch any terms or phrases that wouldn't be likely to come out of Buffy's mouth. Some will be able to write very correctly and well, but may be shaky on logic and plot issues. If you can help with things like that, say so on your form.

I would really like to get this list updated and current so that I can refer new authors to it and be comfortable that they will actually find someone to help them.  Below are the instructions on how to get on the list, or how to edit your entry on the list:

If you want to be part of the new list, you'll need to create an account (if you don't have one already) - don't worry, it's free and we don't send out any spam. There, you'll find the option 
Beta settings in your accout settings. Just fill out the form and you'll be part of the new list.
 
If you later wish to edit your entry on the betalist, you can simply go back to Beta settings and change your information. You can even set it toTemporarily Inactive if you are an active beta who doesn't have the time to take on any more authors at the moment.
 

I just filled in the form to offer my services as a beta. Took a few minutes to get the options and wording just right.Then I hit the send button...  and immediately received a 'DB error'.


Crap - I hope that doesn't mean things are going wonky on the site. It's hard to get hold of Dia sometimes, and she's the only one who can fix coding issues.
Let me try it (I'll try editing mine or something) and see what happens. If it's not working, we'll just start a list here on the forum until Dia can get it fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

I just tried again, in case it was  fluke. Not a fluke. Once more I dutifully filled out the form but as soon as I hit send/enter/whatever it is, I got a blank white page with 'DB Error' in little black letters up in the top left corner.


I just made a minor change on mine and it seems to have gone right through. I didn't get any DB error message or anything.  Will add this to my list of things to contact Dia about.
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Dec 21 2012 11:44 pm   #6All4Spike
So, We've got some new authors here looking for betas, and I'm not sure how up to date our list is.  If you're on it and shouldn't be, would you please move yourself to inactive? And if you're not on it, but would like to be, by all means fill out the form and get on it. Remember, some authors are only looking for a proofreader, so if you're good with spotting typos, you could be valuable. Many will need help with punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, so if you're a good technician and can explain the rules of English, you'll be very valuable. Some of our authors are not native English speakers, and all they really need is someone who is to help them with their vocabulary and punctuation. Some of our authors are from the UK and may need a pair of American eyes to run over their dialogue to catch any terms or phrases that wouldn't be likely to come out of Buffy's mouth. Some will be able to write very correctly and well, but may be shaky on logic and plot issues. If you can help with things like that, say so on your form.

I would really like to get this list updated and current so that I can refer new authors to it and be comfortable that they will actually find someone to help them.  Below are the instructions on how to get on the list, or how to edit your entry on the list:

If you want to be part of the new list, you'll need to create an account (if you don't have one already) - don't worry, it's free and we don't send out any spam. There, you'll find the option 
Beta settings in your accout settings. Just fill out the form and you'll be part of the new list.
 
If you later wish to edit your entry on the betalist, you can simply go back to Beta settings and change your information. You can even set it toTemporarily Inactive if you are an active beta who doesn't have the time to take on any more authors at the moment.
 

I just filled in the form to offer my services as a beta. Took a few minutes to get the options and wording just right.Then I hit the send button...  and immediately received a 'DB error'.


Crap - I hope that doesn't mean things are going wonky on the site. It's hard to get hold of Dia sometimes, and she's the only one who can fix coding issues.
Let me try it (I'll try editing mine or something) and see what happens. If it's not working, we'll just start a list here on the forum until Dia can get it fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

I just tried again, in case it was  fluke. Not a fluke. Once more I dutifully filled out the form but as soon as I hit send/enter/whatever it is, I got a blank white page with 'DB Error' in little black letters up in the top left corner.


I just made a minor change on mine and it seems to have gone right through. I didn't get any DB error message or anything.  Will add this to my list of things to contact Dia about.


Panic over!
I had a brainwave that it might be my browser at fault (I generally use Firefox) so I had a go with IE, which I almost never use. It worked!

Love's a funny thing...
Dec 22 2012 02:22 am   #7slaymesoftly
So, We've got some new authors here looking for betas, and I'm not sure how up to date our list is.  If you're on it and shouldn't be, would you please move yourself to inactive? And if you're not on it, but would like to be, by all means fill out the form and get on it. Remember, some authors are only looking for a proofreader, so if you're good with spotting typos, you could be valuable. Many will need help with punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, so if you're a good technician and can explain the rules of English, you'll be very valuable. Some of our authors are not native English speakers, and all they really need is someone who is to help them with their vocabulary and punctuation. Some of our authors are from the UK and may need a pair of American eyes to run over their dialogue to catch any terms or phrases that wouldn't be likely to come out of Buffy's mouth. Some will be able to write very correctly and well, but may be shaky on logic and plot issues. If you can help with things like that, say so on your form.

I would really like to get this list updated and current so that I can refer new authors to it and be comfortable that they will actually find someone to help them.  Below are the instructions on how to get on the list, or how to edit your entry on the list:

If you want to be part of the new list, you'll need to create an account (if you don't have one already) - don't worry, it's free and we don't send out any spam. There, you'll find the option 
Beta settings in your accout settings. Just fill out the form and you'll be part of the new list.
 
If you later wish to edit your entry on the betalist, you can simply go back to Beta settings and change your information. You can even set it toTemporarily Inactive if you are an active beta who doesn't have the time to take on any more authors at the moment.
 

I just filled in the form to offer my services as a beta. Took a few minutes to get the options and wording just right.Then I hit the send button...  and immediately received a 'DB error'.


Crap - I hope that doesn't mean things are going wonky on the site. It's hard to get hold of Dia sometimes, and she's the only one who can fix coding issues.
Let me try it (I'll try editing mine or something) and see what happens. If it's not working, we'll just start a list here on the forum until Dia can get it fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

I just tried again, in case it was  fluke. Not a fluke. Once more I dutifully filled out the form but as soon as I hit send/enter/whatever it is, I got a blank white page with 'DB Error' in little black letters up in the top left corner.


I just made a minor change on mine and it seems to have gone right through. I didn't get any DB error message or anything.  Will add this to my list of things to contact Dia about.


Panic over!
I had a brainwave that it might be my browser at fault (I generally use Firefox) so I had a go with IE, which I almost never use. It worked!



Oh, good to know. Thanks for telling me!
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Jan 16 2013 08:14 am   #8asphodel
I've found that for some very odd reason, this site gives DB errors when I try to submit forms without Javascript turned on. I have NoScript installed in Firefox to protect my computer from rogue Javascript around the web, and I get DB errors if I forget to allow this site to run Javascript before submitting something. I've never seen this behavior before--some sort of site configuration to verify forms, maybe.