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Bef---ed Software [message #2112] Thu, 19 August 2004 08:32 Go to next message
Ellen Hayes  is currently offline Ellen Hayes
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Erin, I swear, if you don't unscrew this software, I will never come
here again.

I managed to read one - ONE - thread, and I had to reload the entire
things SEVEN times to get the complete contents of each post; and I
skipped a few.
This is 200k, each, and it has to pipe through my 33.6 modem
Each
time
I
hit
"Show the rest of the message"

I am getting severely tired of doing this, and the waiting.

You managed before to fix 'some' of the areas so this did not happen;
Fix all of them.


an exceptionally displeased,
Ellen
nosig

Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2114] Thu, 19 August 2004 21:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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Should be fixed now.

don't know how values got put in those boxes (0 means show the whole message the first time) but at least one had garbage so maybe there was a bad write to the database or something. Also, apparently there are three different levels at which that value can be set: global, category and forum. The global and category ones were all correct zeroes but some of the forum ones were other values (1@200, 3@400, 1@2000 and 1@NAN). I have no recollection of setting any of them to any value other than 0. Who knows? And still no one can upload an avatar even tho all the permissions are set correctly.

I'm getting tired of this software, too. I may dump the database, install a new forum and massage the SQL-dump to reload data in the new forum.

FUD is the name of this forum software but no one mentioned that its first name was Elmer. Smile

- Erin
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2115] Fri, 20 August 2004 00:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
OtherEric  is currently offline OtherEric
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Erin, thank you for fixing the forums. It's instantly made it a much nicer place. (Not that it wasn't nice already, but it did get kind of old on some of the longer threads.)
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2116] Fri, 20 August 2004 05:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warui neko  is currently offline warui neko
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May not be my place to say but I run PHPBB on several sites. It's easy to set up and very easy to customize and thier are a lot of relly nice packages/mods already out thier.
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2129] Tue, 24 August 2004 08:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric  is currently offline Eric
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Is anyone else having problems with the Private Messaging section here? I don't use it very often, like twice this year, but I got an empty response (header, but no message) to the first one I sent; I sent the second one out a few days ago, but my "sent" box is claiming that there wasn't a message attached to that one, either.

Eric
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2130] Tue, 24 August 2004 15:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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Yes, It seems to have broken. Just like the avatar uploading. I'll do what I can when I can. Sad

- Erin
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2131] Tue, 24 August 2004 23:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iWindoze  is currently offline iWindoze
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Have you considered trying Beehive? The anime\Ranma 1/2
fanfics forum (formerly) at Delphi forums used it to free
themselves from Delphi's money-grubbing attempts to shake
down the forumers and it looks pretty good!

Link to the original one on Delphi:
http://forums.delphiforums.com/ranma_fanfics/

Link to the new one on Beehive:
http://forum.anifics.com/

Link to the Beehive Project on SourceForge:
http://beehiveforum.sourceforge.net/

Hope this helps if you're really thinking of moving..

PS: The style seems more conductive to conversations
as well, not that the current forum doesn't look nice,
I'm just used to the Delphi style and I find it easier
to read\communicate that way. YMMV.

--iWindoze
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2132] Wed, 25 August 2004 19:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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Thanks, I took a look. Smile

I'm not found of frames though since they don't work correctly on some browsers and I've never really seen a situation with frames that could not have been done as well with some other layout.

- Erin
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2151] Tue, 31 August 2004 23:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iWindoze  is currently offline iWindoze
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Embarassed I see..

Well, I guess it really has to do with what you're
used to then, as I've preferred the Delphi\Beehive
mode of forums for awhile now. Again, I meant no
disrespect to the great (hard!) work you've put in
here to give us a place to discuss (and in my case
lurk around... Cool ) Ellen's Saga of Tuck.

That said, I use the Delphi Forums in Mozilla Firefox
all the time and I haven't noticed anything 'bad' with
it or anything that didn't seem to work. I wonder what
kinds of browsers you're thinking of? Perhaps Ye Olde
Netscape v.3.xx? Or are you thinking of the Dos based
browsers like Aranche? Just curious!

PS: Glad to see that everything's back up again!

--iWindoze
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2154] Wed, 01 September 2004 02:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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Didn't mean to cause you to blush. Smile

My dislike of frames is perhaps idiosyncratic. I test stuff on lots of different browsers, Mac, Windows and Linux, and sites with frames cause problems more often than sites without frames. Maybe it's bad frame HTML on some sites. Smile

- Erin
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2155] Wed, 01 September 2004 09:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ellen Hayes  is currently offline Ellen Hayes
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It's "merely" bad HTML. I use frames on my site, if you hadn't noticed; are they bad? I think not; and partially because I don't rely on frames to make the damned thing work.

I use w3m, a text-based browser, to read this forum, and it works okay.


Ellen
nosig

Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2165] Wed, 01 September 2004 13:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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On your site, Ellen, unless I break frame, it never stops loading in at least one of the browsers I test with. This is very minor, even inconsequential, and is probably because that browser, Camino, has some Java bugs. It's also the fastest graphical Mac browser.

As I said, it's probably just a quirk of mine. Smile

- Erin
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2206] Sun, 05 September 2004 22:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iWindoze  is currently offline iWindoze
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>>Didn't mean to cause you to blush. Smile

Laughing Don't worry about it...heh, it's not _that_
big of a deal, I certainly wasn't trying to start a
flame war...I go to OSNews.com for that! Razz

To each their own, and anyway, it's YOUR server\site,
so guess who gets to make the rules? Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes

That said, thanks again for giving us a place to
celebrate Ellen's wonderful work!

--iWindoze
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2644] Sun, 24 October 2004 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Luthien  is currently offline Luthien
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I'm weighing in for phpBB - it's incredibly easy to set up and it's a pretty good clone of vBulletin, which seems to me the "standard" commercial forum software. I don't know how it handles the mysql stuff though, so importing the posts could be pretty difficult (although most likely this software and phpbb could export/import some common format, respectively.)

I'm most disappointed in the lack of avatars though Razz but don't get me wrong, I still love the site! Very Happy
Re: Bef---ed Software [message #2652] Mon, 25 October 2004 02:43 Go to previous message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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Yeah, I've been looking at PHPbb2 also, it looks good. Smile

- Erin
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