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Thanks for your patience, we’re working out the kinks

We made it through our first few days of the site launch alive and in one piece! Barely, but technically—and I’ll take the technicality right now. (We’re very tired.)

First off, thank you to everybody for your patience, support, and enthusiasm—seeing your reactions to the new design really made all those long nights worth it for us. We’re so excited about this new site that we’d hoped you’d come to love it just as much as we do.

We’re also thankful for how great everybody has been in rolling with the glitches! We had a number of them, some of which came totally out of left field and left us scrambling to address asap. We’re deeply appreciative of our team, who lost sleep to work on fixes, and for you guys in being so positive in the face of problems.

 
Email sign-up verification errors. A number of you had trouble with the activation email (or not receiving one), but this is now resolved. Registration is back to normal! If you are still experiencing problems, please email us at [email protected]

 
Username restrictions. Unfortunately, the new site is limited in only accepting lower-case letters and numbers in usernames. This can’t be changed as of now, but the “Display Name” field in your settings can be used to display your handle using more characters, such as capital letters. (Note: As of right now, this feature does not work, but it is on our immediate list of to-do tasks.) So, if you signed up as kimwoobin4ever, you could choose to display it as Kim Woo-bin 4ever. You know, if you want to.

 
Site slowdowns. Shortly following the launch, we experienced some server load issues, but have upped the resources and all seems to be operating smoothly now. Thanks for bearing with us throughout that harrowing time. It may still occasionally be slow, which we are working to improve.

 
Currently Airing Dramas list. Many people have mourned the loss of the Currently Airing Dramas schedule that used to live in our sidebar. We’ve moved it to the Resources page (link in the footer) for the time being, but are working to bring it back to the sidebar shortly.

 
Drama ratings. We know it’s in a different place, but our ratings are still available! Drama Ratings page.

 
Shows missing from master lists. We have a lot of shows updated into our database under “Master Recap List” and “Ratings” (both available under the main Recaps tab in the header), but we know there may be shows not represented. We will continue uploading shows on an ongoing basis. If you’d like to drop us suggestions, feel free to contact us. We may not get to it right away, but it will go on our to-do list!

 
Free Viki Passes. In case you missed it, we’re offering a free 1-month VikiPass to everyone who registers an account our first month. The promotion will kick off this Friday and we will email you with the code to activate your free month. There’s nothing more you need to do. For users who sign up after that email, don’t worry, we’ll get you your passes too.

 
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Thanks for all your hard work!! ^___^

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I love in this cavesite, everything is kdrama related.

Example for username, why do @javabeans use kimwoobin4eva? HAHA, not like ex : username : jenng1910 (in normal world)

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It's her secret username.

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Really having a lot of fun looking around the new site with all the goodies. Many thanks to the DB team for your responsiveness and hard work! You guys really could have just coasted with the old site, but I for one really appreciate the thought and effort you put into making this new one. Thanks!

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I did want to ask a question though...when you follow someone, are you supposed to get notifications whenever they post comments or on the fan wall?

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We're working on that! It's totally on our to-do list, we swears it! :)

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Oh awesome!!

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It will be great if we can get notification when someone reply to our comment. :)

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Eek! You should be getting a notif. In the upper right corner near your avatar. Did this reply show up in your notifs?

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I get the notif when someone replied my comment

But what if.. I replied someone's comment.. And the the other also replied that comment (not my replied), I would get the notif too? Like Facebook for example?

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@mary: it does if its an immediate reply, but if it's a reply to a reply further down (not the original post) we don't get notified, even though we were the original poster. Is this intentional? Because it'd be cool if we could since usually the topic discussed is related.

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Ooh I get it now. Thanks for explaining!

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Hey @mary need to add: I totally didn't know you replied this thread because I wasn't notified and I realise it's because we can't reply the poster directly if they are the 3rd person down the line to reply. So I have to check back here like last time. Which is ok, but defeats the purpose of the notifications. So maybe you guys can make notifications for all those in the same subgroup that are replying? (Sorry if it's difficult and I don't mean to be demanding, it's just a suggestion) Thank you and everyone at DB for all the hard work. Hwaiting! ?

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I'm supporting @michykdramas suggestion and massive appreciation.

Hwaiting!

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I still don't get notifications when someone replies to my comments... could u do ur magic like you guys did with the activation mail issue?! :)

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There you go.. now you are receiving notifications.. I am sure you will enjoy the ones that I am sending today ;)

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I also experience the e-mail verification issue. I didn't receive one. I tried to log in but it didn't allow me since I'm yet to activate my e-mail. After a few hours, i tried logging in again and I was able to. Now that its fixed, I'm wondering if I will receive a message now and activate my e-mail. Another minor issue is the paragraph spacing. I hope it could be fixed. But aside from that, I'm loving everything with the new dramabeans. Your efforts are soo much appreciated ❤ Thank Youuu!

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You shouldn't get another email, and you don't need to activate anything since you're already in your account!

Also, we are working on paragraph spacing. Definitely want that to work!

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Thanks lot for your hardwork, totally love the new site. Please I was wondering if you'll return the just concluded recaps on the main page cos it's only currently recapping that's showing now. I loved that feature. Thanks.

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Yes! Paragraph spacing!!!!!

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Oh, that was my question too regarding non-receipt of verification/activation email. Thanks for that, as well as for the work on the site! <3

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I made an account on Saturday and don't recall needing an activation code, so it's strange to see it being talked about now.

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Experienced it too. I emailed them and they got it fixed right away. Really appreciate the dramabeans team!

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Oh no! Don't be like Kim Seul-gi and get some rest. We appreciate all the hard work you continue to do for us. I think I'm starting to spend too much time on here. heh heh

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That! I wasn' t able to focus on work, I was so excited and always here to check this and that. Saranghamnida, uri dramateam!

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Thank you dramabeans team! It's all coming along great because you guys did a phenomenal job ^.^

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I agree! It's definitely coming along great. There's still the issue of not being able to click on the "followers" "following" "dislikes" "likes" and "chats" buttons. It would be even better than great if those were working.

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Keep up the good work. It's some fun searching nooks n cranny for features so it's all good..

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Silent reader here hehehe. thanks for all the hard work. Love love love the new site! its so sleek and very easy to get around to. I especially love the bottom part where it shows what is going to be posted next! a big thumbs up for that!

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The site looks AWESOME! Thank you for your hard work.

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You've worked hard. Thank you dramabeans.

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Good job on the site guys! It's loading much faster now, which I totally appreciate! ?
Now go on and catch up on some well-deserved sleep time!

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You guys are awesome. Thanks for the hard work and all the updates! <3

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You guys are wonderful! Take some rest... I know I can say this on behalf of everyone here that we can wait and you should not lose sleep over this!
And the site is lovely. I am already addicted to it and check it more often than my facebook or twitter account.

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HA! you said what's on my mind

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The addition of the fan wall makes the addiction even 10x worse haha

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You guys Rock! Thanks for all your efforts! The site is amazing and all the minor kinks are understandable. Thanks for the yupdate!

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"Blog view" no longer on the front page. Thank you.

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Is your browser sized small? Does it reappear when you maximize the browser size? We're working to fix the disappearing button, but it should work when the window is large enough.

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Maximising the browser solves the issue. It was user error. Thank you.

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Thank you all for your efforts! Fighting!!!

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thank you for your hardwork guys. we love it :)

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Thank you guys for the hard work!

Not sure if I got it wrong, but I thought Display Name was the name that would show up in the comments section? For me, my Username (sophie) is showing up, and my Display Name (greentea wangbi) isn't there. Not a big issue, and it might just be me. I just thought I'd mention it ^^

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It will work! Someday soon! It will!

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omg you responded so quickly i got startled! no problemo ^^ you guys must be up to your ears in fixes - of course itll take a while to get everything operating at 100%. As a comp sci student, you all have my deepest admiration and sympathy~ Beanie Staff fighting!

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I went to settings and changed my Display Name to YY, but the username still comes out.

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Hi YY! JB said that they're working on it and we'll be able to change our display names soon.

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Hi anotheraddict! Thanks for updating me!

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I woke up this morning and discovered I got my YY back!!!! Yayyy!! Happy day! Thanks, mary, JB, GF, everyone...you're awesome!

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YY, you're here!

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Hi purpleowl!

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Ha ha- I thought it was just me that the site was slow for a while. ? The new site is awesome- thank you so much for your hard work ?

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Thank you for the clarification. Silly old me kept trying to register without going to my email address to check if any confirmation email came.

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Wow! You guys are awesome. I really appreciate the time and effort you are expending. I love the new look. Thank you.

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Can you write a instruction how to write comment (emoctions, link, img,...)?
And what is 'Collapse'?

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Collapse will collapse threaded comment threads (leaving only the main comment, hiding replies) and expand will open them all.

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Can you write a instruction how to write a comment (emoctions, link, img,...)?
And what is 'Collapse'?

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i thought i was gonna miss the old site but this is amazing too!

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I don't know if it is just me, but whenever I post a comment, it said "This site can’t be reached" (the comment is posted though). The same problem I have when I open "the most commented", and master recap list. Does anyone have the same problem?
PS: Thank you for the hard work! Now go and get some sleep~

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YAY! Thank you so much guys. - from a blessed beanie.

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I'm loving the new site especially with all the features. Thank you very much for all the hard work, you guys did an awesome job *Pat pat*

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I wonder if I could change my username.
I couldn't register with my isername (It started with capital letter) so I ended up signing up with my facebook profile....and so my username is my name and last name.
All comments were transfered, but I don't want to comment with my real name, so what can I do? Is there any way to maybe delete my account and open it again?

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Send an email to [email protected] :)

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That pic of KSG as the sleep-deprived webtoon manager in Flower Boy Next Door really makes me miss her character, and it's the perfect screenshot for expressing how our poor overworked DB team must feel. You guys are amazing and I hope you take good care of yourselves while you're sorting out the glitches. The worst is over and the best is yet to come!

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Of course you realize this a Catch-22 situation. Fixing the initial glitches is just the start. You have made the site so FANTASTIC that more people will want to use it. Which will lead to higher server loads and eventually server overloading. Resulting in more work. As 26th president once stated.

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

So make Teddy proud...

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Echoed!

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And the echo is echoed...

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Thanks for your hard work. Rest assure, glitches are normal and after a while everything will settle down. Hopefully.

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I was very excited to see the new dramabeans and i liked it. But when i couldn't log in, i became so afraid. I though: so this is it for me iam no longer a beanie but a visitor. But now everything is great, iam me again.

THANKS SO MUCH

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Yay, martin! You made it. ;-)

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Thanks for your efforts

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The new site is truly great. I must admit, however, that the down button in the comments scares me. Dramabeans has always characterized itself as a site full of mature, respectful individuals who respect each other's opinions. I hope the down button is not abused. On the plus side, I really like the fan wall in the profile. For me it is like decorating a new house, carefully choosing the furnishings and art. Thank you for your hard work!

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I agree. A small part of me was hoping they'd stay away from the upvote and downvotes... we all know how that turned out on other sites. It's okay though, I'm pretty sure us beanies are sensible enough to avoid downvoting comments. But Yay to personalized accounts!

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Yes, I agree that the thumbs-down button makes me a little nervous. Dramabeans is a pretty positive community, but it'll be a huge bummer if people downvote comments when discussions start about anything controversial. I'd almost prefer there to be no thumbs-down button, just a thumbs-up. Positivity is key! And that way no one can accidentally click the thumbs-down. Just my two cents. :)

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I agree. I'm a bit nervous about the thumbs-down button, but I'm happy that the thumbs-up button is back. There are many times where I really love and appreciate someone's commentary, but I have no idea what else to say. I just want to acknowledge his/her good post by giving it a thumbs up. ?

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LOVE how you compared our fan walls to decorating a new house–that's so true! I can't wait to gradually add more and more of my fave things to my wall and have my profile feel like home. Haha.

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all chingus get a thumbs up from me.

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Thanks for giving this chingu a ??, Joseph! Right back atcha!

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we can do this forever, chingu. ^^

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IT'S ON, @joseph.

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Yes, thumbs-down scare me too. But I like thumbs-up.

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Thank you for all the hard work!! Get some rest and don't worry about us ^_^ We already appreciate all the hard work you've done for this site and are sure we can wait however long is needed!

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I was able to activate my account but i never got an email regarding the free viki pass, has anyone else gotten the viki pass yet?

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No.. JB mentioned that they will start rolling out those emails out this Friday so expect it by the weekend I guess.

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they said "The promotion will kick off this Friday and we will email you with the code to activate your free month". So don't worry

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I can help @javabeans !
For Current Airing Drama, u also can go to Beanies option, at the bottom page there's a link to current airing drama.

@javabeans where's the top 10 of.. (total 10posts of the top 10) ? N the link to buy ur book from amazon

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Rating for Recapped dramas, is hard when we forgot the drama's title or when we just want to overview everything, the list only show like 10 per each page? It would be nice if size down & we have 25-30 dramas per page? Lesser clicking next. Just opinion.

Or can do like thumbnail, so A-Z dramas show in one page only, when we want to see details can click each title ( title thumbnail only show like rate stars/little caption idk) the idea likes the old ones, A-Z are in 1 page.

Thanks for the hardwork and everytheng!

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thank you! fortunately i don't have any problems with the site, but i'm one of those who missed the currently airing dramas list so i'm glad to hear that you guys are trying to put it back on the sidebar ^_^

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I LOVED the new site!!! Thank you for your amazing efforts, DB team!

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We are the ones who are grateful for your commitment to this community of K-obsessed junkies!

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Just wanna drop by and say that I love how we get notified when someone replies to us now... it was such a pain to scroll mindlessly through comments in the past! (Though eh, I still can't figure out how to favourite a drama, anybody can drop me some hints?)
I love how the new site works, great job team Dramabeans!

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When you're logged in viewing recaps, the banner of the page corresponds to the show. There should be a "FAVORITE" button on the left side of the banner. If you click on it, it gets added to your My Shows.

Another way is to go to RECAPS link at the top of the page, then go to Master Recap List tab. Then search for the shows you like. Click on View Show Page to see the FAVORITE button in the banner.

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Ah, I have no idea how I managed to miss that favourite button despite searching for it so many times! Thanks very much @mary!

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It's the right side! Argh, disorientation caused by scrolling endlessly through the fan wall posts! XD

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I'm so sorry to bother you again T_T but I am at my wit's end! I wanted to post something on my fan wall but the moment I upload a file, the "post" button disappears. I can only post text! Am I doing something wrong?

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@lezah, for me the process works like this (1) Upload a file.
(2) The post button disappears while file is uploading (could be taking long on your side?)
(3) Click on "Add Photo" button.
That will "post" the image. Currently, I can't find a way to post an image AND caption it with text at the same time. So it looks like you have to just Add Photo for now.

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I was thinking the exact same thing! I had trouble finding out where someone had replied...

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Loving the new site! Thank you for all your hard work, DB Team! ?

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Thanks for all your hard work!! After playing around with the features for the past couple days, a lot of the issues have already been addressed above. Not sure if it's still a thing now, but when I deleted a comment, the post remained but said [comment deleted]. Is there a way that comments are deleted without a trace? Having the "[comment deleted]" makes it seem like you guys removed the comment yourselves. But other than that, I'm really loving all the features! (: Love how we can favorite shows; now I can keep track of all the dramas I've watched/am watching. c: Again, thanks so much for your hard work!

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You guys have done a bang up job. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the notifications. Looking forward to push notifications in the future? Also, seeing javabeans shoot through the first few rungs, my feelings about the titles have been assuaged.

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Thank you for your hard work. You deserve some sleep and fluffy drama to wind down.

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When I use searching, I can't go to other pages to see another results. Please fix it soon.

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Whoops, that's our bad. We're on it!

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just finished going through a few of my favorite threads from OTWTTA and TWMWWHAA. The discussions on humanity and adultery were some of my favorites. Just wanted to go back, revisit them and click the like button, since I wished I could have when I originally read them. :)

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That's some dedication! I do remember those two discussion threads. Lots of food for thought.

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O_o wow that's impressive or obsessive. I can't remember which right now...

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So glad I'm not the only one tempted to like past comments. It has stayed a temptation so far but if I get too much time on my hands that's what I'll be doing.

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It's fun exploring the new site and getting a profile to fill out. I'm excited for the features to come! Thanks for working so hard and still creating posts during this busy time. I hope you all get proper rest now, and if not now, soon.

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Get some rest Team DB. You worked hard! Site looks great & loving the new format. Thanks for all you do.

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Thank you so much JB and GF and Team for the many hours of effort you've put into this site and for giving us space to put up our own stuff . ? It's heaps of fun. I second and third all who've said to take time out to rest. ? Things will fall into place bit by bit and we're not going anywhere! ? Take care!!!

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@GB
What are you going to do with the viki pass that you can't use?

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I have not received it as far as I can tell, and I did not intend to ask about it further. If I get it, can I give it to someone who can use it?

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It hasn't been sent out yet. Perhaps it can be declined and returned to the DB "pool" to be issued to someone else. If so, that is what I'll do too. I don't foresee Viki having anything I want to watch for a while.

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