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Re: Something's different...

Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:50 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Seems much better today than it was yesterday.


Yup, working fine now.
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Re: Something's different...

Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:06 pm

...and today it is lagging pretty badly again. WTF?
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Re: Something's different...

Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:09 am

just brew it! wrote:
...and today it is lagging pretty badly again. WTF?


yeah still bad today too.
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Igor_Kavinski
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Re: Something's different...

Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:13 pm

Bit slow in loading but at least the page is loading. I don't have to stare at "Waiting for techreport.com" in the status bar.
 
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Re: Something's different...

Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:31 pm

Seems pretty okay for me.

edit: aside from making a post, at least.
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Re: Something's different...

Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:55 pm

It's come and gone. It will be laggy for an hour, then its fine for several after, like nothing happened. Then out of the blue it happens again. No idea what or why.
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Re: Something's different...

Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:19 pm

ludi wrote:
It's come and gone. It will be laggy for an hour, then its fine for several after, like nothing happened. Then out of the blue it happens again. No idea what or why.

Yeah, same here.
 
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Re: Something's different...

Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:50 pm

If only the New Management cared.
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Re: Something's different...

Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:25 am

Top 10 Ways to Improve your Forum in 2020
bthylafh wrote:
If only the New Management cared.
 
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Re: Something's different...

Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:02 am

DrCR wrote:
Top 10 Ways to Improve your Forum in 2020
bthylafh wrote:
If only the New Management cared.


Gawd Dammit I just nosed my coffee!

Congratulations, You won the internet for today.
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Re: Something's different...

Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:15 pm

You won't believe this weird trick in #6!
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Re: Something's different...

Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:18 pm

DrCR wrote:
Top 10 Ways to Improve your Forum in 2020


Baaah, "forum" is such an anti-buzzword... Shall we try something better...

* Top 10 Ways to Improve your Customer Engagement in 2020 *

* Top 10 Ways to Improve your User-Generated Content in 2020 *

Baaaaaah, still so 2019...

* Top 10 Ways to Engage your Users-Creators in 2020 *

Is that better? Is 6 better than 10, given the expected attention span of the average reader?
 
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Re: Something's different...

Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:55 pm

I nominate, forum = user-hub experience.
 
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Re: Something's different...

Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:50 pm

Wait wut.....A 'semi' article with the comments unlocked from Renebot. :o
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Re: Something's different...

Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:22 pm

I briefly got a Cloudflare redirect just now, so maybe TR's being DDOS'd.
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Re: Something's different...

Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 pm

For what earthly purpose?
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Re: Something's different...

Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:00 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
For what earthly purpose?

There are Russian hackers everywhere, doncha know. They're probably trying to derail the Great Battle of Mostly Old White Men in Iowa tonight.
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Re: Something's different...

Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:27 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
For what earthly purpose?


For the lulz, naturally.
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Re: Something's different...

Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:55 pm

Got another Cloudflare DDOS protection notification just now.
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Re: Something's different...

Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:19 pm

bthylafh wrote:
Got another Cloudflare DDOS protection notification just now.


Getting those too... damn Russians...
 
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Re: Something's different...

Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:08 am

Nice to see the frequent contributions from Damage Jr.
 
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Re: Something's different...

Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:12 pm

Would love to know what he and Pops think about the current state of things.
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Re: Something's different...

Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:31 pm

Ask him. In private. :)
 
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Re: Something's different...

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:07 am

meerkt wrote:
Ask him. In private. :)

No, I don't think I will. For a couple of reasons.

First, I know what it's like to see something that you've poured your heart and soul into, but are no longer involved with, degenerate over the course of time. It's not pleasant, nor is reflecting on it. I found peace knowing that regardless of the current state of things, no one can ever take away the work that I (we) did during our time. You kind of separate yourself from the current state of things; because it's no longer yours...in a sense, it's a foreign entity now. I can guess that Scott and team feel something similar. Maybe not.

Second, Scott is a busy man with a successful career and a family, and all the other things that go along with that. I'll not bother him with this. Additionally, I certainly wouldn't ask him for his "private" thoughts on things, nor would I expect him to give them. Private thoughts have a way of becoming public once vocalized, and generating unnecessary drama that makes the first sentence in this paragraph more difficult. I think if Scott had something he wanted to say, and felt it was the right time to say it, he'd have done so.

That being said, if the time comes where the Damages feel the need or desire to comment publicly on things, I'll gladly read it. Until then, I respect their privacy on the matter.
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Re: Something's different...

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:04 am

I meant Gyromancer. Scott is indeed someplace else.
 
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Re: Something's different...

Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:55 pm

I feel like they should bring back the non-responsive site. This new thing isn't doing them any favors... It looks awful on every platform, messed up content over a year old. It's just so unfinished. :-?
 
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Re: Something's different...

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:03 pm

swaaye wrote:
I feel like they should bring back the non-responsive site. This new thing isn't doing them any favors... It looks awful on every platform, messed up content over a year old. It's just so unfinished. :-?

Not gonna happen. The old site ran on a bespoke CMS, and the author/maintainer of said CMS has apparently left the building. That said, there are probably some things which could be done to improve the current Wordpress-based site. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Re: Something's different...

Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:15 am

Or we could just hire some Russian "IT" people( :lol: ) to give the site a redesign. If what we see is as bad as it is, who knows how much of a mess the site's security could be. In fact, I'm surprised no one has defaced it yet!
 
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Re: Something's different...

Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:59 am

It's probably no worse than average for a site running Wordpress and phpBB. (Which is admittedly not a high bar...)
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