Reply in GossyForum: Clearer when specified

Reply: a way of participating to a discussion launched

You can participate to discussion by launching it, as already indicated in a former post, or to react to a discussion launched by another. You react by “Reply”

Two modalities to Reply

You can reply in general to the discussion, not referring to a specific contribution of the forum member, in this case, click on “write a reply”.

You can also reply to a particular contribution, in this case click on “reply” at the bottom of the related contribution.

The distinction enabled is of interest because every contributor could see what were the reactions to his specific contribution.

Website not optimized for all browsers

Our Website is optimized for Google Chrome

Websites are seldom optimized for all browsers. ICRA website has been optimized for Google Chrome. With Mozilla Firefox, I have not seen any trouble. It works also pretty good with Explorer but not for version 10 or before.

If you are using Explorer, you have to update to version posterior to version 10.

Website optimized for smartphone

Our website operates also quite perfectly on smartphones, at least as far as Android system is concerned. I have not checked for iPhones, sorry for the Apple aficionados. Their feedback on how our website operates will be greatly appreciated.


Our website works well in China

A post from China

This is to inform you that I am now in China, more precisely in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, North-West of China. It has been the main cotton region for a while and it’s going to be furthermore the case because of the cotton decline in the traditional provinces of cotton production.

I am here to provide some awareness about the sustainability indicators of cotton production. Hopefully, a partnership could be set up to have a set of indicators identified by Chinese fellows and informed by relevant data.

I have not yet the full program of my stay here. I have asked to visit research stations and cotton producers.


ICRA website works without any trouble here

I have been testing various functions of our website since I have arrived. Everything is going well.

Chinese can even be keyboarded (中文都可以写)

A few words about Gossypedia

A little less blank

I talked about the vertigo of empty pages when introducing very briefly the wiki function of our new website, I realize that it was really totally empty because I have not created anything inside. As such, you could not figure out how our Gossypedia will appear.

Virtual things are created now

I have created two virtual books, each one has chapter(s) and page(s). We can have as many books as desired. Only members having been endowed of the role of contributor (right to write) or editor (having in addition the role of deciding publishing what a contributer has written, or to amend the text of the contributor) coud write or correct the contents of the books.

Challenges ahead

We have to decide on what to write and to identify who is willing to contribue and edit. Once this identification has started, I can link them to several groups which will be able to interact exclusively by using GossyForum.