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  • danielp
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    #609734

    But what are we missing?

    – No PM to members

    – Moderators gone

    – No phone compatibility

    – No alerts when you get an answer to your post

    – No quoting in replies

    – No ability to paste images (only URLs to images)

    What else?

    Tim
    Tim
    Keymaster
    #609966

    – Moderators gone

    Not sure what you mean here, this isn’t true.

    – No phone compatibility

    This is being addressed this week

    – No alerts when you get an answer to your post

    You are able to subscribe to both forums and posts and get email alerts.

    – No quoting in replies

    In the development queue

    – No ability to paste images (only URLs to images)

    Our current policy is that our servers will not be hosting user content (text aside, obviously). This is unlikely to change.


    JJKing
    Participant
    #610054

    Hi Daniel.  Hope you have totally recovered from your motorbike incident.

    This is what you get when you use Blog software for a help Forum. This is killing the brand and the Forums IMO.  Not hosting user images is a real bad thing since the images will be dissociated from the post when the hosting site decides to shut down or charge a premium to host images and will block access to images like Photobucket did. The post then without the image will be utter nonsense and totally useless for users looking for help with the same or similar problem.

    Lack of proper Moderation tools made moderating difficult as well so after 15 years I had enough.  Lack of action on getting things done was a factor as well. Changing the name from Freshness to Latest was one of the minor and likely easiest to change but for 6 weeks this is still like the vegetable section in the supermarket.

    You can sort of QUOTE but the couple of times that I used it I didn’t know if there was a quote or not.  More concerning is there is no CODE option that will give the scroll bars and not wrap the code entered.

    If you post back again, I hope you avoid getting caught in HTML hell. For some reason you can end up with HTML code all through the post and is a nightmare but as I said, this is Blog software and not Forum software.  While vB5 was not great, it was a lot more Forum friendly than this stuff now.

    So after 19 years where Spike threatened legal action over your excellent MCSE sample tests, on MCSEWorld and Petri Knowledgebase, the only way to protest about this killing of the brand was to leave the moderation team.  I also didn’t want to be associated with the death of the brand either.  I have had to use this account since my biggles77 one has been blocked from replying to posts. I imagine this post will not last long or will the account.

    Tim
    Tim
    Keymaster
    #610060

    This is what you get when you use Blog software for a help Forum.

    You mean a platform that unifies user accounts? One that is actively maintained and secure? One that uses the latest technologies? One that we are able to actually develop on alongside the rest of the website?

    Not hosting user images is a real bad thing 

    Depends on the angle you’re coming from. I agree it’s not the greatest user experience, but there are other reasons for this that we have to take into consideration.  VB hosted the images internally but because of how they did it, migrating them over without manually going through each post was impossible.  Your assumption that the location of the image file is the sole factor in the longevity of that file is not accurate.

    Lack of proper Moderation tools made moderating difficult as well so after 15 years I had enough

    You’re insinuating that a few weeks of learning curve and feature identification/development is the reason you didn’t want to be a moderator after 15 years?  That seems kind of misleading.

    Changing the name from Freshnessto Latest was one of the minor and likely easiest to change but for 6 weeks this is still like the vegetable section in the supermarket.

    Why are you assuming that your desire to change that word is enough for us to devote time to making it so on your own time-frame? That’s unfortunately not how the development process is going to be able to work around here. I do agree that I’m not sure I like that adjective but it’s really not a priority at the moment unfortunately.

    You can sort of QUOTE but the couple of times that I used it I didn’t know if there was a quote or not.  More concerning is there is no CODE option that will give the scroll bars and not wrap the code entered.

    This is an example of something we are actually working on right now.  I’ll let everyone know when we release an update that includes a more intuitive way to quote other posts.

    If you post back again, I hope you avoid getting caught in HTML hell. 

    I have not been able to replicate this. I asked you for instructions on how to do it but you never actually provided that for me. I don’t doubt it’s happening but without knowing how it’s happening it is very difficult to “fix” it.

    While vB5 was not great, it was a lot more Forum friendly than this stuff now.

    And a NASCAR handles better than a Civic, that doesn’t make it the right tool for the job.  There is a long list of reasons why we needed to get off that software. I shared many of the items on that list with the moderators, a conversation you were privy to.

    I have had to use this account since my biggles77one has been blocked from replying to posts. I imagine this post will not last long or will the account.

    You requested that account be deleted…

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