I miss my little black dot...


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Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Is it gone?!
It was so easy to find the threads I have posted in. Now that the dot is gone to dot-heaven, I really miss it... :`(

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

The dots shouldn't be gone, but I've just rewritten a giant portion of the code that runs the website and may have missed something. Can you give me an example of a thread that should have a dot but doesn't?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

For one, this one!

Here are some links to others where I posted today:

thread1

thread2

thread3

Thanx for checking!!!


I don't have a dot on the FAWTLYhouse Five thread, but you're probably going to tell me that it's the exception and not the rule because it contains pure unadulterated chaos? ;-)


The dermatologist said it was cancerous, so they all had to be removed. Stand in the sun a few hours every day and they'll pop right back!

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

Let's see if this gets me a dot.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber
Gary Teter wrote:
Let's see if this gets me a dot.

My dots are where I expect them to be...

Edit: hmm, no dot for that post, but there is one for FAWTLHouse Five and I've only posted in there once : \

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

Another try for a dot. You can do it, little dot!


Maybe the dot is lost and can't find its way back home? Make its favorite meal, maybe it'll smell it and come running back :)

Dots from old threads I've posted in are still there, it's just new threads I'm posting in that don't receive their dot. Yesterday it was a bit erratic (some threads got dots, some didn't), but today it seems that no new threads get dots.

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

Are is correct, and the wayward dots should return to the fold later this afternoon.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

"Hmm, it's been so long. I wonder if I still think in those little yellow boxes. Hello Yellow Boxes! How I've missed you!"


I have dots elsewhere, but not in FHF. I don't even have a dot on this thread.

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

Dots should be working properly again now. If a dot should have been added in the past day or so, you may not get a new dot until you post again in that thread.


Still not getting a dot in any of the threads I replied to yesterday. Tried reposting using several different aliases to no avail.


Gary Teter wrote:
Dots should be working properly again now. If a dot should have been added in the past day or so, you may not get a new dot until you post again in that thread.

The invasion of the dots have commenced. Thanks!


Not seeing my little black dot using Firefox. Just reporting in...


Looks like the dots are going into hiding again, judging by this evening's posts..


I've got dot issues too!

I also miss them, they were my friends :(


Still no Dot... where can it be???


stuart haffenden wrote:
Still no Dot... where can it be???

Mine aren't showing up either. It's only affecting threads I first posted to recently (I can confirm Monday 9/6 - Wednesday 9/8). Threads I have posted in on or before 9/1 seem to be unaffected and the dots are there.

Seems like the server/code that assigns dots to new threads is slacking off somewhere. Did someone let it go on vacation without getting a temp to cover for it?

Edit: Posts added to threads today are also not prompting the dot to appear.

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

I've revamped the dots code a bit. I think this rewrite should fix most problems we've been seeing with missing dots going forward.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

stuart haffenden wrote:
Still no Dot... where can it be???

I have to confess... I'm planning my own version of Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," so I've been hoarding all the dots I can get my hands on.


New dots are starting to appear again.
I don't know if the new code is better at directing the dots, found a new source of dots, or gives one to Vic for his art for every one that makes it to the boards.
Whatever it took, thank you.


My Dots have come back to me! Little skallywags!


Dot, Dot, Dot.....


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Sorry I was playing PacMan on the boards. :)

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