Tom O'Neil is Gold Derby's Editor, President and Founder. He's the author of "Movie Awards," "The Emmys" and "The Grammys" (Penguin Books) and has written for the Los Angeles Times (on staff from 2005 to 2011), Variety, New York Times, TV Guide and other top media. In 2000, he launched Gold Derby after recruiting a team of other Experts to predict the matchup between "Gladiator" and "Traffic" at the Oscars and Golden Globes, then added predictions for Grammys, Tony Awards and more. In 2011, Gold Derby was relaunched so Users could make their own predictions – for both awards and reality TV shows, too -- and it was acquired by Penske Media Corp. in 2015.
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October 18, 2018 at 10:56 pm #1202656630
We’ll look into this Safari issue. The app is in the works. We’ve hired a firm that is working on page designs for prediction functionality right now. You’re gonna love it! Very stylish, slick and professional.October 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm #1202653418
<p>The odds are messed up. Consider Globe drama actress:</p> <p>3. Elisabeth Moss (10/1)<br> 4. Jodie Comer (25/5)<br> 5. Keri Russell (15/1)</p> <p>Why is 25/5 not rendered as 5/1? And 5/1 should be ranked higher than 10/1. Also, the Forum Chatter sidebar is still not current.</p>
GREAT catch, Riley! We’re fixing!September 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm #1202641817
OK, sorry for the continued problem with profile pics. We’ll give that another check-up. Meantime, the issue of quotes-within-quotes-within-quotes should be fixed. You should only be able to quote the last bit of original text …September 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm #1202640681
BenitoDelicias, dorseyhorsey, michael11391 & Everybody Else, too! —
Please tell me more about the newsletter promo popup problem you encountered. Be specific. Were all of you accessing the site using mobile device? Technically, no user should’ve seen the popup more than once every 7 days — how often did you get it? Please share any other details you recall as well. We’ve disabled the pop-up for now, so we can’t recreate the problem right now … we need your inputSeptember 24, 2018 at 8:33 am #1202640224
Hopefully, our new racetrack odds will be in place by next week.
Profile pictures should be visible now. If not, please try uploading it again, OK? If it still doesn’t show up, let me know. You can find a link to “Change Profile Picture” on your profile page. If you do need to upload your profile pic again, please accept our apology. This massive website migration we just made to new, upgraded, faster servers was very complex and work-intensive. It’s possible that we didn’t catch everything.
Newsletter pop-up promo has been disabled.
Your screen name should appear now instead of your real name.
Moderators: All of our core editorial contributors now have moderator powers here in the forums. Let me know if you think we need more moderators.
GD internal messaging system works now.
Riley has a good suggestion that will be implemented in about 2 days: the quote functionality. Right now there are often quotes of previous posts within quotes within quotes, etc. Hopefully, when the tech fix is made, you will only be able to quote the last bit of original text.
What other issues still need to be addressed? Please give us updates on what needs to be done.
September 23, 2018 at 3:49 pm #1202639852
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Tom O'Neil.
All profile photos will re-appear tomorrow (Monday). Please be patient. The tech fix already has been made, but cannot be activated until tomorrow. That’s also true of several other tech issues you folks have reported, like the newsletter pop-up problem. We’re on it!September 23, 2018 at 1:49 pm #1202639735
OMG, I didn’t realize that the annoying newsletter promo was showing up here in forum pages. I thought it only appeared one-time only on articles in the blog area. I’m trying to get it turned off now. So sorry!
As for forum moderation, I’ve just empowered all of our main editors and writers to be able to pitch in with that. Hopefully, that will solve many problems back here. If not, I’ll reach out to you folks for recruits. Thanks for volunteering, Bee!September 22, 2018 at 1:25 pm #1202639007
OK. sorry. we’ll fix!September 21, 2018 at 5:01 pm #1202638631
So sorry about the recent tech issues here in the forums. Yesterday we moved our website to a new server base that loads pages much, much faster. Gold Derby will now load more efficiently moving foward. Our site was only supposed to be offline for a brief time during the server transer on Thursday and a notice about the temporary interruption should’ve popped up during that time.
Please speak up here and tell us what new problems need to be addressed and we’ll jump on them pronto. As for that newsletter pop-up, you should only see that once, then it should vanish. We’ll fix that.
TX.September 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm #1202633343
We’re now in the process of reconfiguring the way we do racetrack odds, so we don’t want to debut them for Oscars and SAG until we nail that down. We’re working on it! Stay tuned!August 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm #1202609933
Yes, last year’s ballot had a warning or two, too, but now it’s REALLY ferocious!August 1, 2018 at 11:21 am #1202600628
We’re happy to look at that issue, but, no, users can’t help with that stuff — photos involve a lot of legal rights issues. Very touchy. We have to use what is cleared for publication by our parent company, but there are lots of images to choose from — too many to share with you all for commentary.August 1, 2018 at 10:37 am #1202600593
Today we re-introduced a functionality in our Prediction Center that USED to exist back in the old days and now it’s made a triumphant return. When you make predictions, everything shows up on one page and there’s an “Edit” button in the top-right corner of category boxes so you can make your changes instantly, then return to your main page for that prediction event.
Here’s a peak at what you see on my own page with Emmy picks:
If you haven’t predicted a few categories yet in an event, the new categories appear on top, your existing picks down below. Your main page looks like this:
We’re aware of the missing photos — those will re-appear soon. The important thing for now is that we have the new functionality in place.
RILEY: So glad to see that you share my enthusiasm for this approach. I’ve missed it through the years, but, alas, it’s finally back. Hurrah.
EDEN: We’re working on fixing that link to “View Predictions” — Over the next week we’ll be re-organizing the users’ areas that feature current predictions/ old predictions and scores. Including profile pages. Also leagues — we’re going to retool those so they’re more accessible, easy to find and use (and to see scores). Stay tuned. This overhaul we’re doing now is mammoth, but necessary and, of course, crazy delays and bugs occur. Keep pointing them out, please, so we can correct those soonest. Meantime, many thanks for your patience. Well, except for AnneBoleyn — sorry that you’re disappointed. Come back in a week or two and I think you’ll agree that all of the changes make the site more accessible and user-friendly. Feedback from all of you is key to us getting this right, so keep piping in, pls!July 30, 2018 at 11:37 pm #1202599573
So many tech fixes have been made over the past few days that I’m curious about what still needs to be done. Please tell us — and, remember, it’s extremely helpful to let us know the browser you’re using and the specific device, too