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I can't post in threads. Anyone else having trouble ? I don't want to have to do any work today, its a friday.
within a couple of minutes.
please let me know.
So I thought I'd try out a number of variations on a theme.
didn't like the middle one that much.
Oh, hang on...
and things like twitter etc yet can't get a simple messageboard to work properly. I got onto a football site that is run and maintained by absolute gibbons yet they have no problem keeping the messageboard functioning well.
I'd suggest the chances are said site uses a pre-made forum software that is tried and tested.
This site uses its own one, which is where all the trouble comes from. Not that I think it's an excuse for it failing because (a) it shouldn't be that hard to make it work and (b) it would be as difficult to integrate an existing piece of software into it.
But yeah, existing packages that work are fine for simian-run websites but that doesn't mean it's easy to do.
and transfer over to a new one, perhaps based on the old delphiforums format, that used to allow for replying to individual posts.
with no greater disadvantages for users.
I'm not defending its failure but you're being a little trolly if you actually think that's a good answer.
but a full rebuild of such a large site is an expensive job and since he doesn't have access to Rupert's billions anymore...
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I think in general the articles work fine or certainly well enough that people can read them. There are a lot of Facebook comments on there so I'd say in a general sense that it's working.
It certainly doesn't like IE 6 but then not many sites do. I'm surprised you don't find that most of the internet is like the Australian outback using IE6 because I have it here and I certainly do. Not a link goes by to any site without a bunch of 'DEBUG YES? NO?' boxes cropping up, but maybe that's because I have visual studio installed.
Anyway, the basis of the site is probably good enough it can be fixed. The problem with off the shelf systems are they are quite open to attacks because one security breach is suddenly available over all instances of that package and they are expensive:
phpBB is pretty terrible for active forums so VBulletin is the only real option but the licences are not cheap. As with most off-the-shelf products they are fine for small sites but once you are being hit by a huge amount of traffic they begin to buckle and DiS does have a huge amount of traffic.
Sean has certainly considered starting all over again in some form or another but you're looking at a very daunting task not matter how you do it. A friend of mine converted his site to Joomla and it consumed about 6 months of his life and he was still faffing with getting things right. It looked good but it also looked like a site made from someone else's CMS too. It's hard to hide that sort of thing.
And it's not just the boards that go crappy, the whole website does a lot of the time.
DiS is bespoke.
if I went down to Jermyn Street and could only get a suit with one trouser leg higher than the other and lapels that fell off every other day I'd go back to M&S and get an off the rack one
it's crashed IE6 a couple of times, I've mostly given up trying to reply, I keep having to login (which doesn't always work) and I keep getting Gateway errors.
cant do anything about it im afraid
i think they do it on purpose to make your web experience as horrible as possible so that you do work
about how I can make up with you :(
I just like to get in a few digs as practice for when I'm having a go at the more quick-witted users
what you're saying anyway.
Fatherhood seems to have mellowed you. I can count on one hand the number of times this year you've admonished me for not understanding an adult situation. I miss those days. I'm just saying, when you're training that fire on xylopwn these days, save some for the little people
if my holiday was interrupted by a series of emails from pointy-headed nerds saying they had to post their message TWICE before it appeared. I’d probably upload a virus to the site and then rejoin the conga line at whatever men-only resort he's at
I mean, I know it must have done at some point because I wouldn't have stuck around if it'd been too shit for me to become engrossed in all the witty banter, but I'm trying to think of a specific time that's it's worked properly and I've got nothing.
Just when I thought I had my Parkinsons under control
I've got whole teams working round the clock
I wasn't on then, but man it was working well, apparently.
Matt changed it to Rails from PHP (I think) in Oct 2005 and while functionality was greatly reduced it worked fine. I think it really went bad after he left.
least functioning site on the internet