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Daniel Gauthier

How to become an "active and trusted user"? - 112 views

user trust comments Diigo
started by Daniel Gauthier on 17 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
  • David Corking
    I have 118 followers (including Maggie) but still the "Post" button is greyed out when I try to make my sticky note public. In the past I posted dozens of public stickies. At least I can post stickies to groups, but sometimes public is more appropriate.

    My workaround is to cut and paste my comment from the sticky into the bookmark comment, where everyone's comments are public. This fine for a brief article, but it makes my annotation quite unhelpful to readers of long documents.
Sue Cifelli

Communicating with group member and welcoming new members - 18 views

started by Sue Cifelli on 16 Sep 09 no follow-up yet
  • David Corking
    I too have needed to privately contact mebers of groups I admin, but I couldn't find such a feature.

    It seems that to send a message to a user, you need to first send a friend request, and the user needs to accept that.

    Diigo, please consider this a feature request.
Bo Zhang

how to do a tag with multiple words? - 17 views

tags-related multiple word tag help resolved
started by Bo Zhang on 11 Sep 09 no follow-up yet
Graham Perrin

Suggestions - 49 views

suggestion FAQ gpd4
started by Graham Perrin on 31 Mar 09 no follow-up yet

Editing URL - 228 views

edit url
Yoni Blumberg

Suggestion re: Lists and Folders! - 168 views

suggestion list lists view bookmark
started by Yoni Blumberg on 07 Apr 09 no follow-up yet
David Corking

7 Reasons Diigo Tastes Better Than Delicious | | 2008 - 5 views

    Hear hear to all of this. I have used the "full text'" search in Furl many times, and I am delighted that Diigo has a similar feature.
Nina Birnbaum

Will Furl export/Diigo import "private" Furl bookmarks? - 98 views

import Furl private bookmarks resolved
  • David Corking
    Nina Birnbaum wrote:
    > Can't tell if all the private stuff is there, but all the folders seem to have arrived.

    Were your private bookmarks successfully imported?

    Are they marked "private" in Diigo?
  • David Corking
    Joel Liu wrote:
    > We fixed a bug several days ago.

    This is great news. I will start my transfer now - I am glad to hear Nina's went well.
Jesse Kim

vote feature - 145 views

vote thumbs up down measure rate rank important star suggestion spam (electronic)
  • David Corking
    I miss the five-star ratings on Furl.

    At Furl, you star-rated your own bookmark when you made it (it was one of the fields in the bookmarklet popup, so I didn't need to go to another view to vote.)

    Most useful to me was five stars: these are the very best articles that it is vital for me to find again. I also made use of 'one star' to rate my own bookmarks where I want others to realize that the bookmark was not my seal of approval, for reasons such as misleading claims, poor English, bugs, or simply an opinion I disagree with.

    You can take a look at my five stars and my one stars (including my angry rants.)

    (Anecdote: once a marketing person e-mailed me when I rated a web page about her company's software "3 stars" or "good". She offered me a free trial, as she thought I had rated the software "3 stars" and of course to her it deserved 5.)
  • David Corking
    Anyone know how I undo a mistaken "thumbs up"?

    I accidentally "thumbed up" my own bookmark (I clicked once on the icon hoping to find a thumbs down option.) Unlike Flickr and YouTube, my clumsy vote appears to be irreversible

    Lesson: Don't click on a thumb unless you mean it.
l azsmith

Furl tags broken, caching for new articles? - 26 views

furl tag-strings fubar caching import multiple word bug
started by l azsmith on 23 Mar 09 no follow-up yet
  • David Corking
    Graham Perrin wrote:
    > Furl service: export
    > l azsmith wrote:
    > > I tried exporting my Furl archive to a zip file and was not
    > > successful. The whole archive did not export and as the files are
    > > merely numbered, it's not very useable.
    > Did that Furl service work acceptably in the past?

    I can't answer for L Azsmith, so here is my experience.

    Yes! it worked for a couple of years. Then I started to find the export timing out, and I have not been able to get a zip or xml backup for several months. My mails to Furl support on this issue have gone unanswered. Is a Diigo person now answering Furl support mail? Now that Diigo owns Furl, I hope one of their experts can figure out the export glitches before they switch Furl off.

    > Was there, is there still, a Furl equivalent of this forum for users of Furl?

    Do you mean this "Diigo HQ" forum? No, not that I was ever aware of.

    > Have you tried the other formats provided by Furl's
    > ?

    Of the 3 general purpose export methods, only browser bookmarks works for me at the moment. Unfortunately that format does not contain my highlights or my cached pages. I patiently await a response from support before experimenting with the citation formats.

    Multi word topics in Furl

    I have many multiword topics in Furl. Two examples are:So, I too am waiting for an update on this before I add to the overload: Graham, thank you for tagging it as "priority".
mavoris smith

How does caching work? - 345 views

cache help thanks thank you
started by mavoris smith on 20 Feb 09 no follow-up yet
Maggie Tsai

[Important] Furl transition update - 344 views

furl faq
  • David Corking
    wilde ny wrote:

    > What should I do? Wait?

    I requested my transfer about two weeks ago, and it took about a week to get 7000 bookmarks from Furl.

    I am delighted to report that my private bookmarks remained private.

    When I got my confirmation mail, the tags had not showed up yet, but they appeared in another day or two (though my tag cloud is not yet fully indexed.)

    However, Furl Topics with spaces behaved oddly when converted into Diigo Tags. Each word became a separate tag, which makes nonsense of many of them.

    For example Imported Bookmarks shows up as Imported and Bookmarks. Very confusing.

    Will those tags be fixed?
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  • David Corking
    Graham wrote: "I guess that they continued to run the Furl service for a limited period only."

    Since Diigo now owns Furl (and the Furl Team seems to be long gone), it is really up to Diigo to tell us how long the present outage of Furl might be, and to announce the permanent shutdown date.

    I hope they haven't shut it down permanently, when the data, features and backlinks have yet to be imported to Diigo, and no shutdown date has been announced by either Diigo or Looksmart.
  • David Corking
    Thanks for that detective work, Graham. I keep coming across backlinks to Furl that are now broken.

    Seems like someone was in such a hurry they did not think to announce the date in the normal places like this forum or:

    I am a little frustrated because I have (temporarily) lost access to my cache - Maggie's workaround in (h) above is no longer possible.

    If I had received a reply to my support ticket saying that they weren't going to fix the backup issue, and I had known the shutdown date, I may have been able to make several dozen backups, topic by topic, and hoped not to hit the interface timeout issue that had prevented me from downloading a complete backup. However, Diigo/Looksmart were not even bothering to answer Furl support tickets, thus betraying the trust requested by the automated response mail:
    "Regardless, we will be following up with a personal response in the order your message was received."
  • David Corking
    Graham Perrin wrote:

    > is no longer available

    That seems to have moved here and been updated:
Maggie Tsai

[News] How to transfer your Furl links - 276 views

diigo furl news faq
started by Maggie Tsai on 09 Mar 09 no follow-up yet
  • David Corking
    the ravine / joseph dunphy wrote:
    > I can't imagine why anybody would prefer Furl to Diigo

    Missing features in Diigo:
    1. star ratings of web pages
    2. archive snapshots of password-protected articles

    Diigo is great, and no doubt the Diigo folks will endeavor to implement those features that we Furl users love.
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