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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
    Update on the latest activity feed issues:
    1) The problem with the "more" button disappearing is, according to Ning, now fixed.
    2) The recurrence of the activity-feed-skipping-comments problem is, again, being looked into by Ning's tech people.

    Please, keep up the good work with reporting, and thank you so much for all your help so far - and for your patience as we try to get these glitches figured out. :p 'Tis much appreciated!
    • 2) it did it aGAIN
      it went from a post by Len 10 minutes ago to a post by Vivi 5 hours ago
      this is so tiring honestly
      • Mod
        Tiring is an accurate description... thank you, though!
  • I just noticed the clock for posts is an hour behind. Is it just me?
    • It’s the same for me
    • I think that's your time zone
      It's 2 hours ahead for me
      • Mod S2S Mentor
        Yep, and it’s 11 hours behind for me. Time zones are fascinating things.
        • Wow! That's pretty wild! I wonder which time zone is correct?
          • Mod
            Well, technically, they're all correct, depending on what region you're in. xD NMG's timestamps are based on Central Time, however, I believe.
      • Oh, I see. Thank you!
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