Anyone given up their P since the ”upgrade”?
<span style=”color: #444444; font-size: 16px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;”>I was under the impression this was no longer happening post-upgrade. Is that not the case?</span>
Fraid not Sir, still happens to me. Yesterday mid post 🍦
But I’m not complaining anymore, I made a fuss back then and decided to rescind my P.
These days I’m just resigned to the mild inconvenience.
iphone 6s, iPad Air, MacAir all running latest updates.
The forum will be fixed soon enough, doesn’t seem like a big deal all the issues we have..Posted 7 months agoDickBartonMember
I think it has improved…still a few things to iron out but it seems better – less ads for a start. I’m sure it’ll improve with some time as it’ll still be new (believe it or not, most things get learnt properly once they are live and in proper use).
I never was a P though, I’m happy being used to generate ad revenue with all my daily visits, they probably make more from me that way than by me paying a P.Posted 7 months ago
I’m happy being used to generate ad revenue with all my daily visits, they probably make more from me that way than by me paying a P.
Aside: Mark once said how many more subscribers they needed in order to do away with adverts completely. I don’t remember the exact figure now and probably couldn’t disclose it anyway, but it was an order of magnitude fewer than I’d have guessed.Posted 7 months agooldnpastitMember
If the forum was permanently like this I might see the point but this is temporary, so no.
The current state of affairs is shite but a) it’s not supposed to be like this and b) It won’t be forever so.
It’s been temporarily like this for quite some time. Quoting is still messed up.Posted 7 months agoTrimixMember
How is it that a business, whose business is the forum, can mess this up so much ?
FFS, test it first before rolling it out on your customers.
Makes you look unprofessional and creates the impression you treat your audience as either gullible, accepting of poor standards or irelevant.
You have a finite amount of goodwill that takes years to build up and moments to lose.Posted 7 months agosquirrelkingMember
Drac – that messed up 80s nonsense is exactly the kind of inconsistency that’s been moaned about for years. Some folk can stay logged in, others not. Some folk (me) had a load of paragraph markers randomly spawning around their post, others not. Some folk see that, others don’t. Some get something causing the site to run painfully slows, others don’t.
I’m no web developer but even I recognise it takes a special kind of mistake to make one site so wildly inconsistent. Christ only knows what gremlins are lurking in the database causing certain things to happen when all the planets align.
And temporary? How many years did everyone wait for this upgrade? I have to wonder just how awful it would really be to torch the place and just start anew with a modern off the shelf system with modern features that actually works without shitting the bed every other day.Posted 7 months agodavidtaylforthMember
I’ve never actually bought or read the magazine, so I kind of feel that a Premier subscription would be wasted on me.
Besides, I like to think I support the forum through posting unique content that you won’t find anywhere else on the internet.
I’d think you’d not be unreasonable to stop paying (at least for the time being). It seems like it’s been weeks since it’s been working properly, so it’s obviously not much of a priority.Posted 7 months agobikebouySubscriber
We’re all unique, in our own way 🤡
I like the mag, I don’t subscribe to it because I’m not really an mtber.. but I like the content and if I’m on a train station and a long journey it’s often the mag I go seek out first.. then I look dull tome…
When it all settles down, which I’m sure it will.. then maybe we could have a party.. DezB could bring the music, I bring my own beer, all we need is fancy dress..Posted 7 months agoCountZeroMember
wait till it’s fixed?
Oh, you. You crack me up. This is the only forum I know that is more broken after an upgrade than it was before and considering the state it was in that took some doing. But hey, as long as people are stupid enough to fork out money to support this nonsense and then feel superior about it then this is what we can expect.
Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
There certainly are real inconsistencies in the problems members have on here, though, the <span> spam thing for example, and I’m not even sure what you need to do to get that show up in a post!Posted 7 months ago
I’ve not had it happen, and, apart from the buttons to save the hassle of manually tapping in the code to quote, or make text bold, italic, etc and drop in photos, it all looks pretty good.
It’s loading fairly quickly for me now as well, so things seem to be getting sorted.
Not even seeing lots of ads, which don’t bother me anyway. Sort the html buttons, and I’m peachy.
Can’t speak for anyone else, though, obviously.
Oh, I do like being able to directly use emoji from my pad’s keyboard, nice touch. 😬Three_FishMember
I am really missing the replies bit
Click the # link under the posts in Forums / Replied to in your profile.
That just takes you to your own post, which you’ve just seen in full anyway. What I want to see in my profile is if there are any more posts. I don’t want to have to click more times to find that out, although I suspect that is probably the idea.Posted 7 months agoalanlMember
“I’m in credit since grit.cx died on its arse”
It’s finished has it? That’s no surprise. I got the free copy of the magazine with my ST subscription. What a load of rubbish. Then I looked at the forum – dead. It could have been such a good thing.Posted 7 months ago
I gave up my ST ‘P’ my year ago. It isnt missed.squirrelkingMember
I never said it was. I said that sort of inconsistency has, I even gave a list of examples spanning both forum versions.
Is it too much to expect people to read on here?
CZ, not going anywhere thanks, I live in hope someone eventually pulls a finger out from where it is apparently jammed and finally rolls out something worth supporting. This place is a business, not a charity or even an enthusiasts site, and people would do well to remember that. that it can’t get someone to competently manage the forum is frankly ridiculous. Bigger sites than this survive with better forums and less advertising. Go look at skyscrapercity, one of the biggest forums on the internet (unlike this place it made it onto the XKCD map of the internet) to see what I mean.Posted 7 months agowhitestoneMember
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