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Want to help out NMG? Want to receive updates about ongoing technical issues? Want to minimize said technical issues in the first place?

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, you've come to the right place. :)

There are three main purposes of this thread:

  • If/when you come across a problem, glitch, or other unusual/unexpected technical feature on the site, let us know! You can alert us to the glitch—the more specifics, the better!—in the comment section below (and as always, you can also use the Report an Issue link at at the bottom of the page). NMG staff will look into the issue, contact the tech team at Ning (the web platform that hosts NMG) if necessary, and with luck, the issue will be fixed soon.
  • If/when staff need help testing solutions or confirming how something is functioning on your end, we may call upon you here. Just a few minutes to test something out and see if it works can make a world of difference.
  • If/when something technical is under investigation, you can check back here for updates on any new developments, and find out when the issue has been resolved. (If you'd like to receive email notifications of new posts on this message board, so you don't miss any announcements and/or opportunities to assist, feel free to click on the "follow" button below!)

Please join us in keeping an eye out for any technical issues and working to solve said issues as quickly as possible. And many thanks in advance—you all are the experts on using this site, and your help is very much appreciated.

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  • Mod
    Before anyone reports it... yep, I noticed that the feed skipped four hours just now. DX *heads back to trouble ticket*
  • Mod
    News from Ning!! They report that the skipping activity feed issue is *really* fixed this time. Hopefully, they are right. :)
  • Hey I just loaded up a page and it had posts from 14 hours ago and nothing after that even posts that I knew that were made after that D;
    • I just reloaded it and It's fixed
      • Mod
        Huh. I wonder if that momentary glitch was related to repairing the ongoing problem with the feed. Glad this one fixed itself! :-)
  • Something really weird just happened! I tried to comment on Len’s poem for my contest, and when I clicked reply, *it took me to the weird Ning Terms of Service page* I’d found before, and when I went back it said an error occurred. And then when I posted the comment, it showed up twice.
    • Mod
      Wow... that is indeed weird! =:O Has anything like this happened again, to you or anyone else?
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