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Sucks.

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

SilverWook said:

We have a forum for such things.
https://originaltrilogy.com/discussion/Feedback-Forum/id/5

I’m pretty sure, based on past responses, it would be a waste of time.

Because there have been no updates & improvements of late, right?

Though I seem to recall Jay has seemingly addressed a lot of issues in there, yes?

I’m pretty sure his feedback to our Markdown Sucks feedback was “too bad get used to it.”

Maybe he also said an advanced editor was coming some day, so in that case it would render the Markdown Sucks complaint moot, but until that time, Markdown Sucks. This is the only forum I’ve ever been on that uses it. And so to be clear, the reason Markdown Sucks is not because it’s Markdown (which Sucks), but because this is the only site using it. And so I have to use completely different tags to make shit work. And it’s pretty aggravating to be on another site and put ![] into a post and get ![] back instead of an image. Or to be here and put [img][/img] and get [img][/img] back instead of an image. And so I have to think to myself, “Ok, right now I’m at OT.com, so I have to use ![] instead of [img][/img].” And that sucks.

Any improvements recently made are independent of this issue. They’re also independent of the unread posts feature, which is also on every other forum I’ve ever used, and a feature I’ve been asking for over nine years now.

Episode I: The Ridiculous Menace / Episode II: Attack Of The Ridiculousness / Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness

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Vive la difference 😃

I like that this site is somewhat unique in comparison to many other forums out there (whose similarity looks a bit bland after a while) - for me it’s sort of a representation of the members here - we’re all a little different on here than most people found on other many sci-fi or even SW forums around 😉

Having to use a different code for embedding images and the like? I’m okay with it - a reminder that there are alternatives out there and not everything has to be done ‘this way’.
 

Site upgrades, back-ups and improvements - as well as the general running of the place - takes it’s toll and eats up considerable time and effort; not withstanding the unseen issues and bugs with applying updates.

I’m a bit out of the loop on programming, yet think this still applies today…

It’s likely why upgrades and the like are done in batches - with a fair amount of time given inbetween changes to give time to find any issues that occur (and it can take a fair amount of time before they are noticed or detected - and on occasions they’ll go unnoticed until they affect another upgrade or change). Even if there was an error somewhere in the code - it still has to be located, and a fix found and issued.
 

Yes, 9 years for that ‘unread posts’ feature is quite a long time - yet it’s not fundamental to the function of the site, and whilst it may be of use for some, we have managed without it for 9 years. It is, though, apparently on the list of things to do.

For over 15 years Jay has been maintaining the site (in whatever format) - pretty much on his todd and at considerable cost - outside of time and commitment to family, friends, work, social life, other interests, sitting in a dark room rocking backwards and forwards, etc.

That the feedback ‘Markdown Sucks’ earnt a reply of something along the lines of “too bad get used to it.” is likely just the New Yorker way of saying ‘it isn’t going to change anytime soon’ - though without the stereotypical New Yorker swear words usually expected in such retorts 😉

 
That’s just my uninformed two-penneth on it.

 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I think you’re inferring something different from what I posted.

I’m seeing you have pop at some of us mods across the site - I’d suggest you reconsider this - and stop.

If you have an issue with any of us then PM us and attempt to address it. Don’t continue this across the site - and take threads further off-topic - something of which (taking threads off-topic) you have been previously and repeatedly asked not to do, and later warned for.


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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TV’s Frink said:

I’m kinda done being grateful for all of Jay’s sacrifices. Life would go on without this place.

And this place would go on quite comfortably without you, so feel free to gtfo with all due haste if your ego can handle not being the center of attention for more than 5 minutes.

You threaten to leave threads when you don’t like the way they’re going, then come back just to complain more. You talk about how you’d probably be better off if you didn’t post here anymore, and yet here you are.

Your whining is old and tired. Quit bitching or leave.

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dahmage said:

This editor uses Markdown syntax, which makes it easy to add formatting like italics, bold, and lists:

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Can we at least have a filter that deletes posts like this

Hot take: The Force Awakens is in no way, shape or form a rehash or remake of A New Hope.
It’s no more derivative than the average sequel, and is certainly less derivative than the prequels.