Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Programming Notes: Message Board

Some time yesterday afternoon, I noticed an “error” message when I clicked on the “forums” tab. I contacted my server host to have them look into it, but they have been unable to resolve the issue so far. We’re going to keep working on things and I hope, hope, hope it is resolved soon and the forum will be accessible to everyone once again. In the meantime, it does seem like some of you are able to access the forums since I can see recent activity in my WordPress dashboard. This is a mystery to me. But as I said, I hope we can resolve the issue shortly. Thanks for your patience.

Update: It’s fixed now!

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  • d2 May 15, 2012, 7:32 am

    If this helps you troubleshoot – when I click on the Forum link, the URL address changes to http://dearwendy.com/forums/ but the home page is displayed instead of the Forum page. Good luck Wendy!

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  • Skyblossom May 15, 2012, 7:42 am

    If I click on the Forum link at the top of the page it doesn’t work but if I click on any of the Recent Forum topic links they will take me into the forum and then I have access to the entire forum.

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  • Addie Pray May 15, 2012, 7:43 am

    I get a “You 404’d it. Gnarly, dude” error message when I try to view a page; I’m able to post, just not view. It’s ok, I will be patient. I’m in Davenport, Iowa at a casino. I spent the evening watching my mother lose $20 – she was playing penny slots, so it took awhile to lose all that money. All that to say: I’d rather be checking the forums, but I can also watch Iowans gamble.

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  • amers5 May 15, 2012, 7:45 am

    I have been able to access the forums using the side menu (under the the member log in) or recent forum topics. The top dashboard link is the one that won’t work for me.  Hope this helps! 

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  • Emsz May 15, 2012, 6:53 am

    You can access the forum through the sidebar. Below the logging in widget there is a header with the links to the various forums underneath, you can use those to access the forums.
    You can also use this link:
    It seems like there is a misdirecting problem with the dearwendy.com/forums link 🙂

    Hope this helps!

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  • Wendy May 15, 2012, 7:58 am

    Thanks, everyone! I am pretty tech unsavvy, so I’m at the mercy of my server hosts to figure this one out. It’s hard when you don’t speak the same language. I mean, we all speak English, but I don’t speak computer tech, so it’s all gibberish to me when they ask questions. By far — much, much, MUCH more than nasty comments — this has been the most challenging part of running a website.

    Anyway, hopefully everything will be resolved soon, but in the meantime, it seems you can access the forums through the side menu (under member log in).

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    • Addie Pray May 15, 2012, 8:03 am

      Actually, there’s just one page of comments I can’t see – in the Confessions by Addie Pray forum. Maybe, like, there are so many people rushing to comment that they broke the page? Or maybe there are some pretty scandalous posts that broke the page? AKchic was on a roll, so that could be it. 😉

      In the mean time, I just want to say that watching Iowans gamble is as depressing as watching Missourians gamble. It’s a tie, I’d say. That’s my deep thought for the day.

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      • JK May 15, 2012, 8:07 am

        Casinos are really depressing. And stinky.
        To see the latest comment in the forum try clicking up top where it says last comment 2 mis ago, or whatever it is, that worked for me, but it doesn´t let me see previous pages.

      • d2 May 15, 2012, 8:24 am

        Yes, watching gamblers in a casino is kind of like watching paint dry. Except the paint smells better.

      • Wendy May 15, 2012, 8:09 am

        When I visit my family in St. Charles, Missouri, I like to make a stop at the great big huge casino there. It’s fun for about 20 minutes — especially if you win! (and I did once walk out of there about $100 ahead) — but any longer than that and it gets pretty depressing. The buffet is good, though.

  • Moneypenny May 15, 2012, 12:31 pm

    I got an error message yesterday when I tried accessing the forum, but then last night it worked fine. It’s definitely working now, and I’m glad it’s all fixed!
    Also, I see that the “Member Introductions” folder is now gone- is it gone for good? Just wondering!

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  • bittergaymark May 15, 2012, 1:44 pm

    PS — If a MAN had written in with this letter and used the phrase — “She didn’t ask permission…” you’d all have hit the roof. As well you should, actually. For it is a terrible thing to say five months into a relationship, regardless of your sex…

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    • rachel May 15, 2012, 1:59 pm

      Wrong letter, but I agree 🙂

      I mean, asking whether one’s SO is comfortable with something is one thing. “Asking permission” implies way more control than should be present in a healthy relationship.

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