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Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Updated Site

Welcome to the new and improved Dear Wendy site! We’re still working out some issues, specifically in the forums and how the site formats on mobile devices, so don’t panic if things aren’t quite right just yet. But we wanted to get the site up again since the bulk of the maintenance work is complete. I hope you like the facelift! Beyond the aesthetics, the site should run faster and more efficiently now.

43 comments… add one
  • bethany October 1, 2013, 4:43 pm

    So… We’re back?

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    • bethany October 1, 2013, 4:50 pm

      No thumbs/likes?

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      • Wendy October 1, 2013, 4:52 pm

        Working on it.

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      • othy October 1, 2013, 5:14 pm

        Nice – All it needs is the thumbs are we’re perfect. It also is much faster ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • meadowphoenix October 1, 2013, 4:45 pm

    This looks so sleek and cool. I love it!

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  • rachel October 1, 2013, 4:49 pm

    Yay! It looks really nice, Wendy!

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  • iwannatalktosampson October 1, 2013, 4:57 pm

    I can’t handle change. It is so stressful to me. It looks better but it is still just too much. I’ll need to have a glass of wine and acclimate later.

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    • lets_be_honest October 1, 2013, 5:11 pm

      I’m practicing breathing exercises that katie told me about.

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    • othy October 1, 2013, 5:26 pm

      I just want a glass of wine, independent of site changes.

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  • Fabelle October 1, 2013, 5:35 pm

    Yayy, it’s back!

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  • JK October 1, 2013, 5:46 pm

    Is anyone else using IE? I canยดt see Wendyยดs posts or the forums, I can only see the comments. And to see the recent comments/forum activity I have to scroll all the way down. Is it meant to be like that? I suck at technology.

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    • JK October 1, 2013, 5:47 pm

      It does look very pretty though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • JK October 1, 2013, 5:50 pm

      Just checked on Chrome and there it is working fine, so it must just be an issue with IE.

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      • MissDre October 1, 2013, 5:55 pm

        IE is a web developers nightmare!

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      • Addie Pray October 1, 2013, 7:11 pm

        I don’t understand how you DON’T use IE? Can some explain to me how to use cromowhatever?

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      • Addie Pray October 1, 2013, 7:47 pm

        omg I googled “chrome” and followed the prompts to download it and now the layout looks all fixed!

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    • othy October 1, 2013, 5:51 pm

      TBF, why are you using IE ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • JK October 1, 2013, 5:56 pm

        You have a point, Othy. Count me as another one of the people who doesnยดt like change ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Wendy October 1, 2013, 6:02 pm

        We’re going to stop working on the site for the evening, but tomorrow, the developer โ€” a fellow DW reader โ€” will work on this issue and the remaining issues, including how the site appears on mobile devices. We’re almost there! This has been many weeks in progress, so I’m excited it’s almost complete and hope you all like it when it’s finally totally done.

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      • Addie Pray October 1, 2013, 7:02 pm

        It’s going to look great, I’m sure! The banner already looks awesome.

        Look at me handling change with grace!!!!!!!!!

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    • honeybeenicki October 2, 2013, 11:42 am

      I’m having the same problem. Unfortunately IE is all I’m able to use at work.

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    • MsMisery October 2, 2013, 1:07 pm

      I had the same problem when using IE. I only saw the comments when I clicked the headline link. I can see everything using FF, though.

      Related: Slate just updated their page and I now have to view that on FF, too. I never had a problem with either page on IE before.

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      • rachel October 2, 2013, 1:11 pm

        I HATE slate’s new site. Hate it. It’s busy and awful and I can’t find what I’m looking for.

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      • JK October 2, 2013, 1:13 pm

        Oh, I might trySlate on chrome as well then, I HATE not being able to read comments! Thanks for the idea

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      • JK October 2, 2013, 1:16 pm

        Yay! It worked!!! thanks!

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  • Fabelle October 1, 2013, 5:48 pm

    I see the thumbs ๐Ÿ™‚ (And made use of them by thumbing up everyone on here, including myself ๐Ÿ˜› haha)

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    • Fabelle October 1, 2013, 5:49 pm

      (Apparently I’m excited enough to insert multiple emoticons. CHILL)

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      • Diablo October 1, 2013, 7:04 pm

        “Thumbing up everyone” is one of those expressions that sounds dirtier than it really is. Could explain your excitation.

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  • Wendy October 1, 2013, 5:35 pm

    Thanks, everyone!
    The “like” function is coming back, don’t worry! It’s a bit complicated, so it’s taking extra time. Hope to have the likes back by tomorrow. We’re working on a few other minor issues, too. In the meantime, wine!

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    • cmary October 2, 2013, 7:07 am

      The site looks great, Wendy! Love the updated look of the banner at the top!

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  • Christy October 1, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Love it, Wendy!

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    • Christy October 1, 2013, 7:14 pm

      IT’S SO PRETTY.

      I didn’t feel like my enthusiasm was properly conveyed before.

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  • rainbow October 1, 2013, 8:11 pm

    Wendy! you look much hotter in the new header. Happy new site!

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    • Wendy October 1, 2013, 8:23 pm

      Aw… The only photo was taken spur of the moment two weeks after jackson was born โ€” I was about 15-20 lbs. heavier and not posing specifically for a head shot. It was only meant to be temporary and then… well, taking care of a baby sort of distracted me. Glad you like the site.

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  • AKchic_ October 1, 2013, 10:08 pm

    So far, I like it. I’ll check out the forums and see how that looks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Gamergirl October 2, 2013, 4:44 am

    I love the way it looks, but it formats oddly on my phone and it doesn’t display links to the forums any more. ๐Ÿ™

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    • Wendy October 2, 2013, 6:13 am

      Yes, as I said upthread we still have a few issues to work out today, including how it formats on mobile devices.

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    • jlyfsh October 2, 2013, 7:37 am

      you might have done this but while on my phone if i tab all the way to the bottom, i can see the forum and comment links. but, it’s below all the columns.

      the new site looks very snazzy wendy! and i like the different colored lines showing different conversations in the thread, maybe i’ll stop commenting to the wrong person this way! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Gamergirl October 2, 2013, 8:59 am

        I’ve got this weird floating banner ad that’s blocking most of the text, I’m not sure its specific to this site as I’ve seen the same issues on Blisstree and other blogs. When i try to tab to the bottom and click on anything i get the ad instead.

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  • Daisy October 2, 2013, 6:07 am

    The site is looking great, Wendy!

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  • GatorGirl October 2, 2013, 8:10 am

    ahhhhhh so much change!

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  • Just Max October 2, 2013, 11:55 am

    Looking good!

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  • Imsostartled October 2, 2013, 1:49 pm

    So much faster… Weeeeee! Your photo is very come hithery… like “Oh yes come to my site, I will give you great advice….In bed” <- like when you say that for a fortune cookie

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