AUTISTIC PEOPLE ON THE (N.A.S.) INTERNET, And "How-To" Use It...#2.

AUTISTIC PEOPLE ON THE (N.A.S.) INTERNET, And "How-To" Use It...#2.

A continuation from the first "Thread", which is now quite long, yet only at times digressing.
If anyone cannot find the previous "Thread", then have a go at entering parts of the title of this here thread, into a "Search"-Box.
...Certainly, All who visit, are welcome to paste anything into either that previous Thread or into this new one.

(As always, glad tidings and a generous Thank You, to one and all from myself.) また... がんばって 下さいな...

  • It is I, the starter... but wait! One and all step back; for NAS THEMSELVES has come amongst us...?

    *ahem*. Concerning this "log on + reply button" business. Excuse my capital letters, yet please heed them very much (I can't use pictures, bold, or itallics)...

    Firstly, consider a TOUCH-SCREEN device. I am uncertain of proper terms, so bear with me, please. (For this and maybe future posts, concerning similar technicallities.) There is: soft-touch, hard-touch, swift-touch, "swipe", "tap", and touch-and-hold... sort of.

    Next - regardless of it being Touch-Screen or not... do you see a SCROLLBAR?

    Finally: ...Sometimes you will be able to use the SCROLLBAR in order to move the whole page/screen/words, up or down or left or right, etc. Many Touch-Screen devices display only ONE thing at a time, such as a page...with NO Scrollbar. (This means no FIXED-on-Screen Scrollbar.)

    This is the deal: Please try the following:
    1 -Do NOT "log on/sign in" yet. Or Manually Log-off/Sign-out.
    Now browse the site as if you are NOT a member of it.
    2- Try to find, and then select any page, which has a "REPLY" button immediately visible (e.g. not this page on a small device!)
    --- & then view it - WITHOUT TOUCHING/SELECTING ANYTHING ELSE ON-SCREEN YET.
    3- The "REPLY" button *should* appear as grey or as "ghosted". (It is Unselected/Inactive.)
    4 - This next, is different across devices. Now move your CURSOR, or just "TAP" (soft tap) upon any post...
    5- NOW the "REPLY" button is selected! (Pink?)
    6- We are still NOT signed in, remember?
    That this "Reply" button now claims to offer chance to reply... is where the very many errors begin! (I may try to continue that on another post, for this one is long.)

    7- ...Have a care! According to different devices, including those with a CURSOR, in order to simply SCROLL the screen, it may activate the "Reply" button, as you select a post or even an area near to any text. The protocol should be that, in order to scroll, yet NOT SELECT, that you touch no WORDS (i.e. touch a blank area or some graphic such as a border, or fast-touch, or swipe.). This is different across devices, and for your own device(s), the difference must be taken into account.

    ........


    NOTE - This is a matter about which I am less sure. Yet I have seen it and so I note it here.
    If you are NOT "signed in", then the "Reply" button is all on its own, or maybe with showing number of LIKES or DISLIKES, or miscellaneous information.
    Yet if you ARE "signed in" - UPON THAT TAB/PAGE/BROWSER (!)... then somewhere around the "Reply" button or its level, it may offer you the opportunity to DO any "like/dislike". (it shows extra arrows or more buttons, such as "more" or "edit".)
    The problem here, is in multiple TABS, PAGES, or BROWSERS... or just signing in or out manually. If you are not signed in on one page/tab/browser, then when offered opportunity to sign in somewhere else, it does not apply to what was opened before. Even if you "refresh" all of the page(s).(...!)

    End so far. Please and thank you anyone, if you understand this post, and/or then the steps which I listed there. Just to let you know, it did take about a week before I myself noticed this highly unruly business. I cannot emphasise enough about the REPLY button being "Unselected" and then "Selected" (Inactive and then Active) --- ACCIDENTALLY. 'Bye for now.

  • Concerning the "Post"/"Reply" BOX.
    A random tip for anyone, which I use, which aught to apply regardless of device used.

    ...I do not use the reply box to reply into (this is why I cannot "chat", perhaps.). I write my replies in another separate program, a word processor, notepad, jotter, etc. And only then do I paste them back into that dreadfully tiny reply box in order to post them.

    Concerning the Internet, the POST box is a necessity, but not as much a necessity to me as the SEARCH box, I say. ふっ.

  • That problem - that when you sign in via the Reply button you can end up in the wrong place - is the one I mentioned earlier that I discovered in testing the wider issues raised in this thread. I'm not sure how it was missed previously, sorry. We'll address it.

  • This is a Note, as if to myself, yet relevant to the topic. In posting more than one post to the same Thread, then only the last post shows up...

    (...Still no advice about blogs or Twitter or "Dictionaries", anyone?)

  • おやすみなさい,みんあ. 

    I posted about Touching-Words-Activating-The-Reply-Box... And then I posted my after-post, concerning not typing directly into that Reply-BOX at all...

    I suppose that one week is not long... yet that after "WebPM" said that they were dealing with the Reply+Sign-In business, please also note that (it may take a long time, and) they ALSO said:

    WebPM said:
    Keep the ideas coming!

    ...And I, for one, AM still an 'Autistic Person Learning How To Use The (NAS) Internet.' Thus, whether the "Reply/Sign-In" trouble is ever resolved or not... In any meantime, I still have many questions. I attempt two as follows.

    1- Is there still no ONE place, upon NAS, which explains abbreviations such as ADD, PMs, PIP, UC, DWP, PTSD... like a dictionary all in one place? (on NAS.) Also again including terms such as ASD, AS, Post, Thread... which I myself (now) understand yet took years in learning the meanings of.

    2- Can someone tell me what or where -upon THIS NAS INTERNET - there are any "Blogs"; And/or the difference between these and "Chat" or "Chat" or "Chat"...?

    Thank You to All.

    (Yes, this is posted twice, if anyone noticed that.)

  • Yet another new -and unexpected - question from me. Is there any way to get back "Friendship Requests", when I accidentally press "IGNORE", because I do not know how to send/receive such things, and I only today noticed a request from "NPAA" and in trying to type a reply I accidentally deleted someone else... AGAIN.

    If anyone reads this, please also have a go at answering some of what else is written upon this Thread, thanks.

  • A general catch-up reply, covering some of the points raised recently.

    We have been testing an update that is designed to achieve two main aims:

    • Fix the problem that some sign-ins via the Reply button left the user on the wrong page, with a consequence of the loss of any message so far typed
    • Improve the "activity stream" for a user (found by going to someone's profile via a link on that person's forum name). The intended improvement is that the stream should contain that user's posts. It has tended also to include posts by other people, in threads in which that user has also posted - this second alternative produces a list of messages with rather tenuous connections to the user whose stream you are viewing.

    The second of these was dependent on an update to the Telligent software that we are using. It was not something that we could sensibly develop ourselves therefore (because changing the system now, in a different way from Telligent's update, could lead to future problems).

    Our first round of testing identified a different issue that had occurred in the upgrade, so we stopped, fixed that, and now have tested again. Sorry that all that has taken time. I'm hopeful of being ready to deploy the upgrade in the next week or so. I'll let you know when I have a definite date.

    To cover a few other points:

    • Once you have rejected a friend request, I don't believe that there is a way to recover it, sorry.
    • A blog (short for "Weblog") is indeed a bit like a discussion. The difference is that blogs consist of a series of main postings, a bit like a daily diary (or weekly, monthly, occasional, or whatever). Others read the posts and comment on them. So, a blog might be written by an expert on a subject, or as a travelogue, for example, with others giving feedback. This is different from a standard discussion, such as this, where anyone can start a topic. The regular posts can be as short as a paragraph, or as long as several "pages". You could probably Google to find a blog on any topic, but here's one on chocolate that seems to have some comments coming back in response to the (quite long) posts. By contrast, chat is a rather imprecise term, referring to any system that allows users to have conversations.
    • It's true that there is no dictionary of abbreviations on the site. We may consider this for the future. However, those that you mention come from various different fields, and many are not specific to autism. On our Web pages, we try to explain abbreviations before using them, so searching the main site for something, for example ADHD, may help, as the pages returned in search may give you the explanation that you need. Looking at other people's sites, the Acronym Finder may also be of some use, especially as it has categories for IT, science & medicine, and so on; for example, it covers DWP.