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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 01:18 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
Update: It is now 24 hours later and I am now in agreement with Craven. The new site kicks the old site's ass once you start learning how to use it.

Those tags stop seeming unintuitive almost as soon as you start actually using them.

Surfing from topic to topic using nothing but existing tags is bottled lightning compared to going back to the starting line after each perusal.

Disappearing threads and posts that don't interest me gives me a much liked, tailored, jump station for the old fashioned type browsing.

The wormholes between posts-and-answers kick ass too! I do miss the quote feature (I know, it's coming), but I'm sure I'll find myself using it less when conversing with others who fluidly use the wormholes... as they will be unnecessary much of the time.


Seeing High rated posts to draw my attention to a funny Gus, Sad Joe, or interesting Soz thread is handy as hell.

Very negatively ratings on spam, porn, crap threads will be a timesaver too.

With the other already planned improvements and restoration of PMs this place is going to be awesome.

Conclusion: This site already kicks ass. Very Happy

I am now convinced that those who don't think so just haven't given it a chance yet. They will be happy when they do.

Thanks Craven (Don't trouble your busy self with a reply)
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okie
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 01:41 pm
@old europe,
Thanks oe for the time taken to help explain. Comforting to know my concerns were mostly valid, and shared by some others. I agree the tags may not be too bad once used for a while.

Just sitting here thinking, no need to answer, but I would think that as many forums there are nowadays, there should be some software available off the shelf that would have been perfected for use and ready to run with, perhaps with some limited customization available, but most of the work done for the owners of forums? So I find it a little surprising that this seems to be some kind of monumental task here? All of this is totally foreign territory to me.
okie
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 08:53 am
Update here from how I perceive the situation, things seem to be looking up for the site. Improvements are happening, and I am liking it better. Thanks.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 02:24 pm
@okie,
okie wrote:
Just sitting here thinking, no need to answer, but I would think that as many forums there are nowadays, there should be some software available off the shelf that would have been perfected for use and ready to run with, perhaps with some limited customization available, but most of the work done for the owners of forums? So I find it a little surprising that this seems to be some kind of monumental task here? All of this is totally foreign territory to me.


Actually, the originally site was essentially off the shelf (with a lot of modifications). Building from the ground up means being able to scale for a very large site, which A2K is becoming. Plus the nimble customization you've been seeing (e. g. the addition of the recent posts info on the profile pages, for starters) is possible with a solution made in-house, versus something put together by a company or developer(s) who didn't have A2K in mind when they built what they did.
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