16 March 2005

Search, A9, 16-Mar-05 UTC 21:14:41

As of 24 Mar 2005

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This is a spot feed on A9, a running commentary on beta-errors with A9. This page will be constantly updated like a wiki.

Those errors resolved will be identified as CLOSED


Suggestion

Display search-service used


On list where it says "Searches within:" would be helpful to know which of the services users selected; that way,later could choose to use a different service but hte same search.



Suggestion

Highlight novel, key info in green


A9 is really different. It would be good if the following:
Why Use A9.com? (Really worth reading…)
. . . was highlighted in a contrasting color otherthan blue. Perhaps Make a green box and make it very eye-catching. As it stands, its not obvious that there may be important information explaining A9


Searches

Prior searches [in re Syndic8 on A9] not appearing as "searched"


New issue


Syndic8: Link goes to no content


Attempted task: Added Syndic8, and looked for "mudtesting". Got the following result.
: Mud's Tests
Sat, 19 Mar 2005 23:13:22 -0500
RSS-interface: End-user beta-testing
Syndic8.com Feed List
The part that says "Syndi8.com Feed List" has a link. Problem: The link goes to a blank screen.

Retested, 21Mar05: Still no content at the link: http://a9.com/-/layout/

Curiously, when go to "Column by: Jeff Barr More Info" and hit the ink under "More Info", the link matches the one that does not work under "Syndic8.com feed list." Appears as though the link-content is there, but the "Syndic8.com Feed list"-link-url is going to a different screen.

In other words, one link URL goes to content, while the same URL from a differnet link has a problem, and gets not content.


Correspondence

[CLOSED] Update 19 Mar 2005; The following sign-in problem is resolved.



Trackback sent to Barr and Bezos


Hello, Jeff Bezos and Jeff Barr!

Thanks for your work. Looks like some neat stuff. I played around with A9 a bit. Not really clear on the columns-drag-concept. Is that to add a column to the search-windows or my display?

Reason I'm not clear...after signing-in to A9, followed Jeff Barr's instructions.

Got the following message in a pop-up:
Since you are not signed in, you may add one column to your list. It will take effect immediately. Proceed?
Pressed "OK", and got taken back to the homepage, but I'm not recorded as being signed in.

Went back to the home page, re-signed in, and there's no record of me adding Syndic8 to the columns.

At this point, I'm not sure which version of the site I can adjust. Seems like I'm not able to make any changes. My current search for Syndic8 wasn't showing up in the history. My old searches from previous searches are still there.



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As of 24 Mar 2005

New Matrial

Split screen and toggling to make the main page more accessible.

Spot Feed If you want to monitor this spot-feed, you can use this feed:

A9 Beta Testing Spot Feed

Spot feed for this single page:


Summary

This is a spot feed on A9, a running commentary on beta-errors with A9. This page will be constantly updated like a wiki.

Those errors resolved will be identified as CLOSED


Suggestion

Display search-service used


On list where it says "Searches within:" would be helpful to know which of the services users selected; that way,later could choose to use a different service but hte same search.



Suggestion

Highlight novel, key info in green


A9 is really different. It would be good if the following:
Why Use A9.com? (Really worth reading…)
. . . was highlighted in a contrasting color otherthan blue. Perhaps Make a green box and make it very eye-catching. As it stands, its not obvious that there may be important information explaining A9


Searches

Prior searches [in re Syndic8 on A9] not appearing as "searched"


New issue


Syndic8: Link goes to no content


Attempted task: Added Syndic8, and looked for "mudtesting". Got the following result.
: Mud's Tests
Sat, 19 Mar 2005 23:13:22 -0500
RSS-interface: End-user beta-testing
Syndic8.com Feed List
The part that says "Syndi8.com Feed List" has a link. Problem: The link goes to a blank screen.

Retested, 21Mar05: Still no content at the link: http://a9.com/-/layout/

Curiously, when go to "Column by: Jeff Barr More Info" and hit the ink under "More Info", the link matches the one that does not work under "Syndic8.com feed list." Appears as though the link-content is there, but the "Syndic8.com Feed list"-link-url is going to a different screen.

In other words, one link URL goes to content, while the same URL from a differnet link has a problem, and gets not content.


Correspondence

[CLOSED] Update 19 Mar 2005; The following sign-in problem is resolved.



Trackback sent to Barr and Bezos


Hello, Jeff Bezos and Jeff Barr!

Thanks for your work. Looks like some neat stuff. I played around with A9 a bit. Not really clear on the columns-drag-concept. Is that to add a column to the search-windows or my display?

Reason I'm not clear...after signing-in to A9, followed Jeff Barr's instructions.

Got the following message in a pop-up:
Since you are not signed in, you may add one column to your list. It will take effect immediately. Proceed?
Pressed "OK", and got taken back to the homepage, but I'm not recorded as being signed in.

Went back to the home page, re-signed in, and there's no record of me adding Syndic8 to the columns.

At this point, I'm not sure which version of the site I can adjust. Seems like I'm not able to make any changes. My current search for Syndic8 wasn't showing up in the history. My old searches from previous searches are still there.



Reminder

To subscribe to this page and the updates, hit this chicklet:

If you are subscribing to this spot-feed, but not getting the updates to appear in your aggregator or have comments or questions about A9, leave a comment below and we'll look into it.

* Note: This spot-feed, blogspot, and Mud's Tests are not affilidated with A9 nor does it have anything to do with Jeff Bezos or Jeff Barr.
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