Main Page Appearing

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Is anyone else experiencing the problem where the main page appears of its own volition and for no apparent reason? It happens when I am elsewhere on the site, the main page suddenly appears and it occurs when I am using Internet Explorer or Firefox.

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updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by Eddy

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Paralee said:

Eddy said:

Hi SteveThere is a link but it is "little known"To the right of this page, or any page, you have the latest activity list.Scroll to the bottom of this list and you will see the word SpanishDict in red and blue just under "SpanishDict Badge"Click on the red and blue word or the box underneath and it will take you to the main page.

You can also click the SpanishDict logo at the top left of every page to get to the home page. But if you are randomly being redirected there, then maybe you don't need a shortcut. Thanks for letting Nick/Chris know about this Eddy. It has never happened to me and I use lots of different browsers just to check for things like that. Maybe the site likes Heidi and me better than you guys. smile

Hi Paralee
The "spanishdict" link at the top takes you to a diffrent page layout but with the same web address, strange.

updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Happened to me too Eddy. I was using Chat at the time.

I get the same experience when RSS Feeds are being sent to a webpage.

Hope it helps.

updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by Mark-Baker
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Eddy said:

Hi Steve

There is a link but it is "little known"

To the right of this page, or any page, you have the latest activity list.

Scroll to the bottom of this list and you will see the word SpanishDict in red and blue just under "SpanishDict Badge"

Click on the red and blue word or the box underneath and it will take you to the main page.

You can also click the SpanishDict logo at the top left of every page to get to the home page. But if you are randomly being redirected there, then maybe you don't need a shortcut. Thanks for letting Nick/Chris know about this Eddy. It has never happened to me and I use lots of different browsers just to check for things like that. Maybe the site likes Heidi and me better than you guys. smile

updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by Paralee
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Copied from the Oxford English Dictionary (copyright):

action, v.

  1. To institute a legal action against.
    1733 FIELDING Don Quix. Wks. 1861, 999, I don't question but to action him out on't. 1881 Echo 1 July 2/4 To prove his innocence, he took the only course open to him{em}actioned his enemy for libel.

  2. To take action on (a request, etc.), to process; to put into effect. Used esp. in business jargon.
    1962 L. DEIGHTON Ipcress File xxxii. 209 The E.M.P...promised to action it for me if I let his A.D.C. have details in writing. 1981 Daily Tel. 22 Jan. 2/7 Dismissal will be actioned when the balance of probabilities suggests that an employee has committed a criminal act or another of gross misconduct. 1985 Rescue News Summer 8/1 Concern has been expressed at the manner in which the whole operation has been put together and actioned.

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Maybe Eddy is an M.P. and we don't know it. grin

As far as inexplicably flipping back to the main page -- yes, it happens to me on occasion.

updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by Natasha
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samdie said:

Heidita said:

Eddy, we might want to inform on this then.

Heidita: "inform on" is one of those verb+prepositions that Lazarus finds so illogical in English (and rightly so). With the "on" it means to "divulge secrets" e.g. "One of the robbers informed on his accomplices." You would do better with "inform/tell someone about this".

P.S. Eddy's reply warrants a comment as well (given that it addressed to a non-native English speaker). "Already done." would be more "standard" English. Using "action" as a verb (in this sense) is fairly common in business circles (especially with people like "tech support" for software) and may be thought of as a much shortened version of "brought to someones attention with a request that action be taken". So, it's correct but still (I think) jargon. Of course, English is generally very tolerant of turning nouns into verbs so "to action" may come to be accepted as completely normal.

It took me four attempts to read this. Not for the fact that I couldn't understand it but the fact that in the middle of each attempt, that "annoying" main page appeared, he he.

updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Heidita said:

Eddy, we might want to inform on this then.
Heidita: "inform on" is one of those verb+prepositions that Lazarus finds so illogical in English (and rightly so). With the "on" it means to "divulge secrets" e.g. "One of the robbers informed on his accomplices." You would do better with "inform/tell someone about this".

P.S. Eddy's reply warrants a comment as well (given that it addressed to a non-native English speaker). "Already done." would be more "standard" English. Using "action" as a verb (in this sense) is fairly common in business circles (especially with people like "tech support" for software) and may be thought of as a much shortened version of "brought to someones attention with a request that action be taken". So, it's correct but still (I think) jargon. Of course, English is generally very tolerant of turning nouns into verbs so "to action" may come to be accepted as completely normal.

updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by samdie
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Heidita said:

Hmmmm, never happens to me...come to Spain guys,,good place. Must be the place i guess, jeje

Eddy, we might want to inform on this then.

Already actioned your highness, jeje

updated NOV 24, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Hmmmm, never happens to me...come to Spain guys,,good place. Must be the place i guess, jeje

Eddy, we might want to inform on this then.

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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It happens to me with IE, Firefox and Google Chrome. It is VERY annoying!

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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It happens to me often. I also have Firefox on my computer.

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by Sally
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Cuando estás correcto, estás correcto. Gracias

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by The-Steve
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I am using firefox now, it only happened to me once.

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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steve said:

As a matter of fact, the last time it happened to me I bookmarked it so I could go to that page if I wanted to. http://my.spanishdict.com/ appears at will, but there doesn't appear to be a link to it on www.spanishdict.com or the forum main page. It's not IE either, I'm using Firefox

Hi Steve
There is a link but it is "little known"
To the right of this page, or any page, you have the latest activity list.
Scroll to the bottom of this list and you will see the word SpanishDict in red and blue just under "SpanishDict Badge"
Click on the red and blue word or the box underneath and it will take you to the main page.

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by Eddy
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As a matter of fact, the last time it happened to me I bookmarked it so I could go to that page if I wanted to. http://my.spanishdict.com/ appears at will, but there doesn't appear to be a link to it on www.spanishdict.com or the forum main page. It's not IE either, I'm using Firefox

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by The-Steve
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Wendy said:

Yes, it happens to me all of the time. I assumed it was Internet Explorer acting up.

I think there may be a problem. If I get any more positives, I will report it.

updated NOV 23, 2008
posted by Eddy