Welcome to our New Look

newWhat a pleasure to be writing to you from the new eatingdisorderrecovery website. Thank you for your patience while we dealt with countless details.

The comments and forum sections are working now.  Please feel free to resume your discussions and start new ones.  And please, please, please, if you encounter any difficulty on the site or have any questions, let me know.

We are still working on the behind the scenes machinery of this amazing joomla system.  Little glitches will probably occur.  I think of the vehicle that carries our communications to each other as the Star ship Enterprise.  :)  It does wondrous things and takes us to new worlds of awareness, all in the spirit of recovery, healing and development.

And..... "Scottie,"  the tech man, always had a job to do in order to keep the complex and interrelated systems functioning smoothly. 

Well, "Scottie" is at work now, making this site more efficient, friendly and powerful so you and I can continue our recovery work and our journey to a better life.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section here. 

I'm so glad we are back!


Laura R
0 # Joanna - One to beam...a comment that isLaura R 2012-08-31 15:00
Joanna - One to beam...a comment that is...for "Scottie". I wrote details on the "hope" blog re trouble signing in on my Windows Mobile Phone.
0 # trying to navigate this...I am an old domylifex2 2012-09-01 12:27
trying to navigate this...I am an old dog trying to learn new tricks, here. I am having a hard time figuring out when someone has added a comment to an old post....we had several good posts going when the site went down for improvement. I think the new site is how the colors change on the front page...It is definitely more technical than the other site, so I am really trying to just figure it all out...I am sure I will, and that I will enjoy all the new changes once I do. I appreciate Joanna's hard work to make this a better site. :-)
0 # Hi Tracy, Yes, it is better. Thank yopinkjoanna 2012-09-01 13:09
Hi Tracy,

Yes, it is better. Thank you for letting me know your experience. We're all learning. I just posted an article. But I can't figure out how to post the illustration to go with it.

I believe the old comments for each post are still listed. The "old-forum" will show up in a couple of days.

Turns out that the designers of joomla didn't write in a way to transfer the forum posts. And the new designers don't have the information to make that happen.

The bright side is that the designers are delighted to make contact with my website designer, [censored]:// She's amazing and has all the info the joomla designers need. They may rewrite the program using geekchic's info to get us and others past forum posts.

No guarantee, but it's possible. :-)

Meanwhile, learning something new brings us to beginner mind - a great place for recovery work. :-)
0 # Hi Laura, Didn't understand all in yopinkjoanna 2012-09-01 13:32
Hi Laura,

Didn't understand all in your post. But I am glad you got the "Scottie" reference!

What's the hope blog?
Laura R
0 # Sorry for not being clear. I was referriLaura R 2012-09-01 16:19
Sorry for not being clear. I was referring back to the forum post on hope and acceptance. Here's what I was trying to tell you though: Sometimes when I view the new site on my phone (Windows Phone 7) I can't log in. The site is rendering on my phone so that when I touch the login icon it brings up the FAQ instead of the pop up box for username and password. Can you check with your computer guru on this please. It would be a major bummer to not be able to post from my phone! Thank you.
0 # I just tried on my phone and it defaultsKymL 2012-09-01 17:50
I just tried on my phone and it defaults to the mobel version which doesn't let you log on and which I switch it to the standard, it closes it up? Hmmmm
0 # We didn't have the mobile browser specifjennix 2012-09-02 15:47
We didn't have the mobile browser specific functions setup just yet, but I've gotten the bare minimum going for now. Hopefully you won't have anymore problems. You may contact me here if you're having problems.
0 # Typing this on my phone  it works!KymL 2012-09-02 19:06

typing this on my phone  it works!

0 # So can I ask what theKymL 2012-09-03 12:40

So can I ask what the grey 1 inch transparent bar on the bottom is?  I noticed it wasn't on one page (I think when I did a search) but it seems to be on the res of the pagest.  There's a "/" on the top left side side but it doesn't seem to do anything and the bar doesn't seem to do anything but make my viewing area smaller.  Maybe Im the only one who has it? 

Laura R
0 # LOVE that you are givingLaura R 2012-09-03 15:05

LOVE that you are giving us the ability to format our comments! Thank you!

0 # Hi everyone - I hope you havepinkjoanna 2012-09-04 13:22
Hi everyone,

I hope you have figured out that Jennifer Armstrong is my computer guru.  I'm delighted that she is answering your questions!

Laura, R: I'm glad you love the formatting option.
0 # i cant seem to figure my way aroundJan 2012-09-04 16:51

i cant seem to figure my way around the forum yet!!!.... am i correct in thinking there are currently no topics or........



Laura R
0 # One thing on the old site that I foundLaura R 2012-09-04 19:34

One thing on the old site that I found really helpful was the little view of  a snippet of the last comment on the forum. That helped me figure out whether I was up on my reading or behind.

0 # Susie, I am using Internet explorer 9KymL 2012-09-04 20:59

Susie, I am using Internet explorer 9.  The grey transparent bar shows on the main page and when I look at comments, but seems that after I post a comment, it disappears... at least for that page.  So it's kind of random, but I don't have it on any other websites. 

0 # IE 9 issuejennix 2012-09-05 12:25
compatabilityViewKym, that sounds like an Internet Explorer issue. Click the "compatability view" icon in IE's address bar (it's the one pointed to in this image) and the bar should go away. I'll see if i can find a way to convince IE to render the site properly ASAP.
0 # ok, i see where Joanna replied to a...mylifex2 2012-09-05 20:17

ok, i see where Joanna replied to a forum post on "anger and resentment", but I cannot find the post anywhere...the original post, nor her reply...i feel like I am going in circles between the forum page and the blog page...lost...

0 # Wow Jennifer, it worked!  Thanks! KymL 2012-09-05 20:55

Wow Jennifer, it worked!  Thanks!  i don't feel like I'm watching a widescreen movie on a regular screen anymore!!

0 # I found the anger...pinkjoanna 2012-09-05 22:03
Jan and Tracy,

I found the anger and resentment forum posts:


But I can't find them again.  At least we know they are up there and findable.  So we are making progress.

Thank you so much for your patience as we work through the kinks in this transition.
0 # Since we lost everything from the ...KymL 2012-09-08 14:19

Since we lost everything from the past 24 hr's ish and I did a lot of writing (which i don't really want to recreate), maybe Joanna would like to write something on my forum topic of Shame.  No one was responding anyway but I'm still very interested in the topic.  :-) 

0 # forum updatepinkjoanna 2012-09-08 18:09

Forum is working properly.  You can pick up the threads of your past discussions by going to the "old forum" where you can see your posts.

We lost a lot of data from between Sept.7 and today.  I'm so sorry. 

For those of you who are interested, the internet has changed considerably since the "good old days," of just a decade ago.  Now everything has to be created with an eye to the horrible bots, the spammers who can play havoc with a site just for fun.

Setting up forums and comment sections of a website requires incredibly detailed and meticulous attention while putting in complex systems.  The concept is understandable but the actual mechanics are far beyond me.

The bottom line is that we want you to be free to post on the comments and on the forum without much of a delay.  We want you to be able to respond to what others say as well as the content I write.  AND we want to prevent a spammer with a neurotic and sadistic sense of power from posting 10,000 comments or forum posts in a half an hour. 

Servers can't handle that and cleaning it up afterwards is not simple.

It's frustrating to have your work disappear from this site. I know.  Mine disappeared too, from front and back end. 

But, please know, my tech person is working hard every day to make this site right for all of us.

Thank you for hanging in with us.
0 # comment sections are open on all blog postspinkjoanna 2012-09-08 18:13
We increased your ability to comment on this blog.  We had a 60 day time limit for each post after which the comment section closed.

Now all the blog posts are open to receive comments.  So you can search, read, think and respond throughout the blog section.
0 # Keep smilingJan 2012-09-09 02:25

Oh Joanna- I so get it and had the same problem with a new website i did not long ago- some horrific spammers came out of nowhere- sickening - how sad to have such a life/work ?

Anyway keep going, and thanks for keeping us up to date with whats happening- Will pop in again in a weeks time! 


Keep smiling :-)

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