Like the rest of the Chickscope website, the
help tabs on the left hand margin of your browser
are context-sensitive: no matter which part of
Scratchings you are in, you should find help
directly related to the task at hand by clicking
the help tab.
More specific help is available on the following
Should you ever discover a bug, report it
immediately to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
where your problem will be researched and
hopefully fixed. The most common types of bugs
are clearly labeled as errors in bright red text
on the page that is returned whenever something
goes wrong. Pages that show a banner image and
nothing else are also bugs.
When you write, please include the following
pieces of information:
- The time it occurred.
- What you were trying to do (post, update
membership info, etc.)
- A description of the problem
- A copy of the page that is generated. To
do this, follow these steps:
- Choose File:Save As... from the
browser menu bar.
- Save the buggy document as HTML to your local
disc. This is temporary.
- Attach or include the saved HTML file to
an email message addressed to csdev as
- Once the email is sent, you can delete
the saved copy from your disc.
How Are You Doing That?
Scratchings is implemented using a highly
customized version of HyperNews1.9.6. Visit the HyperNews
website for more information and detailed
instructions on how the product works. Do not
send problems with Scratchings or bug reports to
the HyperNews authors. The authors of
HyperNews have never heard of Chickscope, and
would probably be disappointed in the way the
Chickscope staff hacked up their code.
Returning to Scratchings
You can either use the "back" feature of your
browser, or you can go directly to the
page by following the