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by DancinJack
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 91
Views: 6190

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

DancinJack wrote:
mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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I really hope they are seeing these numbers.

Sep 21^

Oct 22
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by DancinJack
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 91
Views: 6190

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Maybe it was the plan all along to just run it into the ground. I can't believe they'd put any resources into the site (they barely did, but still), it's hard to believe they'd do ANYTHING except just let it die. I really just don't get what they thought was going to happen with the changes they mad...
by DancinJack
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 91
Views: 6190

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

derFunkenstein wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
I would love to see what the recent traffic numbers look like.


https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/techreport.com

Dropped 20,000 spots since The Click.

mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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I really hope they are seeing these numbers.
by DancinJack
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 91
Views: 6190

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

well this thread turned to **** I didn't really expect to "leave" TR when all the changes were happening. I was definitely trying to be helpful here in the forums. Having said that, this is the first time I've visited for more than a few seconds in at least a month. Makes me very sad. I wo...
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 6247

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

@ DancinJack I was moreso envisioning a continually updated list (as things are addressed), and prioritized (roughly). This would, of course, be quite a bit of work for the OP. I'm happy to at least keep the list updated with new issues, but I definitely won't know all the fixes that go into place ...
by DancinJack
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

What happened to the ads? Is TR dead? How are y'all going to keep cash coming in if I never see an ad? I'm serious here. Is the site so cheap that it doesn't matter? Suggestions on design: there needs to be more filters or ways to find the content that matters. IE reviews of certain cpus or graphic...
by DancinJack
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

hey fish (or a mod) would someone mind linking the "on topic" bug/feature thread in the first post? Since we don't have the active topics list it probably doesn't show up for a low of people very visibly.

https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic ... 1&t=122211
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 6247

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

general_tux wrote:
At least as a temporary stop-gap until the Hot threads summary is implemented, could links to "New Posts" and "Active Topics" be added as a drop down to the "Forums" link on the front page?


+1
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

I move that we break off Fish's original post here, and create a new official thread dedicated to constructively discussing and prioritizing the suggestion list, and then float it at the top. No venting, just organizing the list. That'll give the new owners a place to quickly and easily get input f...
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 6247

TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Please stay on topic and try to only post bugs/features/tips/tricks/etc in here for the redesign. Off topic discussion will very likely continue here: https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=122158 Quoting fish's list from old thread for completion. Hang tight folks. Edit: Obviously th...
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

No offense taken. That doesn't change what my editorial preference is. I've done journalism club back in High School. Editorial discretion is a key feature of a writer. The editor has the final say, but the individual author has the first say in what is, and isn't published. Renee's preference is c...
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

No offense, but that's such horse crap. TR has been posting "rumors" for YEARS.

https://techreport.com/?s=rumor

It's like people just want to find **** to be pissed about. Maybe think before we all talk and things will go a lot smoother.
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

I don't really get why some people just insist on being pissed off all the time. The article was fine? It wasn't the usual nerdspeak editorial style of TR, but it was completely fine. I haven't even rea the comments yet, but people, you have got to chill out and just go about your thing. I would hat...
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

The login prompt on the forums is busted on Chrome mobile. If you try to enter a username or password the prompt goes away like you're tapping behind it. Mine's been doing that for awhile on Safari mobile. If the password doesn't autofill when I hit shortcut, I refresh and then everything is hunky-...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

Not sure why this changed on the forums, but for the last week or so, whenever I try to Mark forums read , I get this error message: AJAX error Something went wrong with the request and the server returned an invalid reply. It appears that it still does what it's supposed to do, but the error messa...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

Since the redesign, I've switched my home page to the forums so that I get taken here directly, bypassing that horrible front page. I visited the front page daily to see if there were any positive changes but having seen no progress, daily turned into every 2 days and now it's going on 3 days betwe...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

https://techreport.com/category/review/page/2/

All the old cover images being borked can't be good for SEO.
by DancinJack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

If anyone here using an ad blocker doesn't white list TR, then, well you can just peace out. The ads here are incredibly innocuous. I think there was once or twice over the past decade a video ad got pushed to the site, and it was on accident, and it was removed ASAP. Most, if not all, of the analyt...
by DancinJack
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

disabling javascript isn't a realistic use case these days I don't see why. phpBB works perfectly fine. ... o... k. Come to think of it, haven't we talked about this before? Oh, and I full-quoted JUST TO PISS YOU OFF! If you're speaking to the "have we talked about meerkt not using JS in a mod...
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

FireGryphon wrote:
I still have mIRC... somewhere.

Also, what does Gyromancer do for the site? How do I not know this?

i still have mIRC installed and use it on the reg.

Gyromancer (Damage Jr) does peripheral reviews form time to time. Mice, keyboards, etc. It's good stuff, go check them out.
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

Mannnnnnnnnnn I hope they just update the phpBB for the forums and don't muck around too much. The 3.2 branch is easier to update for subsequent updates, and has a ton of cool features. I know for a fact Google already scrapes these forums, so hopefully the new owners don't change stuff just for cha...
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

I know some (most) people are upset about this process, but hoooooo boy, the comments on the front page are pretty awful. I'm even seeing long-time readers just bash with zero open-mindedness. I sure hope they just take a minute or two to calm down. I've mostly checked out on the front page comment...
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

I know some (most) people are upset about this process, but hoooooo boy, the comments on the front page are pretty awful. I'm even seeing long-time readers just bash with zero open-mindedness. I sure hope they just take a minute or two to calm down. That being said, there are definitely some helpful...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

Can someone expound on where Bruno is right now in all this mess? I'm not criticizing him for not being around or anything, but he was the main dev on the "old" site as far as I know, and I sure to heck hope they didn't just kick him to the curb.
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

At least the comments on that post should be fun!
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

lftl: https://techreport.com/featured/3463422/new-design/ talk about barebones. there is virtually zero information here. I sure hope they plan on expanding on what went down, even if it's just here in the forums, but I won't hold my breath. Renee didn't even introduce herself. Neither have the new ...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

I would like to be supportive. The people working here do a great job and deserve the right to have the site look good to them. However, I can’t help but think “If it ain’t broke...” The “At a glance” of the home page was so much more informative. I sincerely hope after all this time and all the ch...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

Got a new request: please add the ability to edit comments on articles. Sacrificed a comment to the redesign kraken and noticed that I can only add new comments. I don't really want to flood comments/replies because of messups on my end :lol: Yeah, this particular req has been mentioned before but ...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

There's also a bit of selfishness involved, I want TR to succeed because I frankly don't want to read CPU and GPU reviews from anyone else. Now that Zak's got a handle on using the TR-specific tools that Bruno made, we're setup to produce the content we all want to see as long as it can be funded. ...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50510

Re: Something's different...

We know you guys are working hard and thanks for that. TR has been my favourite tech site for a long time. Site theme has changed multiple times, and I've never liked the change, at first. Then I got used to it and ended up liking it. But the recent one I can't understand. What was wrong with the p...
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