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Errors and Inconsistencies on Twitter

Social Networking sites like Twitter are fantastic - but often they #fail in their UI/UX. I collect and report problems on other networks like LinkedIn already. Here are some on Twitter. I am decibelplaces on Twitter, you are welcome to connect with me on all my social accounts, here is my Appearoo profile (formerly XeeMe) with links to them.


My Writers List on Twitter Stopped Working

One of my lists is for writers. I added about 10 people to it. Then I stopped being able to add members. I contacted Twitter, but they didn't help. I created a second list for writers, and copied the members from the original list.

When trying to add someone to the list, I click on the checkbox next to the list name and nothing happens. When trying to modify or delete the bad list, I get an Internal server error message.

cannot deleta writers list on twitter

 

Errors and Inconsistencies on LinkedIn

I have great respect for the pool of experts and talent who are members of LinkedIn.

However, I find the LinkedIn interface clumsy, cumbersome, and often, wrong.

Here is a collection of errors and inconsistencies from LinkedIn. View my profile on LinkedIn. You are welcome connect with me on all my social accounts, here is my Appearoo profile (formerly XeeMe) with links to them.


First Comment Is Not The First Comment

2014-12-08 10:15

I was the first person to add a comment on an article on LinkedIn. However, after my comment was posted, the comment box still said: "Be the first to comment and start the conversation!"

first comment is not the first comment

Errors and Inconsistencies on Google Plus

Social Networking sites like Google Plus are fantastic - but often they #fail in their UI/UX. I collect and report foibles on LinkedIn already. Here are some on Google+ View my stream on Google+ You are welcome to connect with me on all my social accounts, here is my Appearoo profile (formerly XeeMe) with links to them.


Wrong info in edit profile

in edit view it says "you're not displaying this"

you're not displaying this

oh -- but I am -- when I click the edit link:

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Errors and Inconsistencies on Empire Avenue

Social Networking sites like Empire Avenue are fantastic - but often they #fail in their UI/UX. I collect and report foibles on LinkedIn and Google+ already. Here are some on Empire Avenue (bet you saw this coming!)


Negative Mission Rewards Remaining

In my Mission Dashboard, one mission has been fully claimed with twenty completions. However, instead of showing 0 remaining rewards, it shows -20

negative rewards remaining in mission on Empire Avenue


Errors and Inconsistencies on Pinterest

Social Networking sites are fun - but often they #fail in their UI/UX. I collect and report foibles on LinkedIn and Google+ already. Here are some on Pinterest (bet you saw this coming!)


Constant Contact URL (or Image Size ?) Suppresses Pin Photo

I tried to pin a page I viewed by clicking on a link in an email. The pin is successful, it is counted on the board, but the image is not displayed. Why? When I removed the Constant Contact (email marketing) tracking token from the URL, then the pin's image displayed. But then it went away too. Now I have a board with 7 pins, which only displays two pins:

7 pins display as 2 pins

But the cover, which also lists 7 pins, shows the dog image 4 times:

4 dog pins on the cover that don't display on the board

Or maybe the image is too large? It's 950px × 2,418px (and cute too)

Or maybe Pinterest is having some hiccups tonight, because when I tried to pin the small image above to a new board Error Screenshots the image doesn't display there either:

1 pin becomes 0


 

Google Gets Off Prematurely On My Flying F*ck Tweet

Earlier today I tweeted about the Flying F*ck you can buy on Amazon:

Flying F*ck in my Twitter Feed

I also posted it to my status on Empire Avenue; curious if that site is indexed, I searched for it and found this result on my web site purportedly from 3 days ago:

Flying F*ck on my web site 3 days ago

Buy it here:

Flying F*ck on Amazon

jQuery to the Rescue! Drupal warning: Illegal offset type in isset or empty in user.module

Call me old fashioned. I started using JavaScript in the 90s before jQuery was even an idea. Sure, I can troubleshoot jQuery, and it is used a lot in Drupal, but my first impulse is to write regular JavaScript, which still works too. I think jQuery is the best JS framework, I've worked with prototype.js, mootools etc. too.

But when I wanted to hide an obscure and possibly meaningless warning message on the user account edit page (so that new members would not get freaked and think they did something wrong) I struggled.

First I hacked the user.module and although I removed the warning I also gave everybody admin access, including people who are not even logged in - not a good idea.

So I used CSS to hide the warning messages on "body-page.user" which seemed to do the trick.

Then my client told me he was having trouble creating new accounts, and I realized that I hid ALL user module warnings including "User name xxxx already exists" so I was back with the ugly warning.

Finally, I decided to hide just the warning with the text in question. Sure, I could have done it with classic JavaScript, indexing through all the div elements and looking for the matching innerHTML text and hiding the div. I guess that would have been about 8 lines of code.

I decided to figger out the best jQuery method. I came up with one line of jQuery code to add to my theme template that did the trick:

<script type="text/javascript">$("div.messages:contains('Illegal offset type in isset or empty')").hide();</script>

(note: the .messages selector is crucial; without it, all divs that are parents of the warning are also hidden, effectively hiding the entire page!)

jQuery: write less, do morethanks, jQuery...

now about that PHP warning...

learn jQuery at W3Schools

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