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Is anybody home?

maxwell edison
.... home .... home .... home....

I hear an echo in here .... here .... here .... here ....here ....
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      Shellbot

      I can post now. Yay.

      Holy moly people, this is what we call a dog's dinner.

      I mean, I gotta think that there are test servers at TR .. why were they not used?

      Anywho's, wanted to play for a bit but seems no one's home.
      < takes ball and sulks off into the sun >

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      Shellbot

      the "time" of my last post is:

      39 seconds from now

      Thats how freaking awesome I am peeps..I can post in the future!

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      jck

      Is there anybody in there?
      Just knock if you can hear me.
      Is there anyone one at home?

      8-)

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      and I think the janitor stole the broom, mop, bucket, Pine Sol as well as the circuit breaker box on their way out the door!
      Hehe!
      Wiz
      ps---the correct lyric is "Just nod if you can hear me"
      Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb (hehe)

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      Shellbot

      wow..my mom used that all the time!
      Shame I can't get it over here, to me its the only thing that makes me think "clean house".

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      jck

      @Wiz:
      I was in a rush...I'm leaving the job I'm at...and going into Linux-based database warehousing and scripting. So, I am being used to get everything done here before...tomorrow? lol

      I wrote a manual this morning for a process I created in 2 hours. Now I'm actually researching a RedHat server issue with a SSL certificate. I'm being utilized until the last minute. If it wasn't for my boss (who is someone I admire greatly...and the reason I came back here in the first place), I would be on sick leave until the end of my employment.

      I need a vacation.

      @Shell:

      When I come back to Ireland, I will bring you Pine Sol (unless customs won't allow it).

      Oh yeah...2015...that's the plan for my next trip to Europe...for 3 weeks...and, I may only come back home to get my things and move over there. I saw what my social security would be if I worked here until 67...I can come to Europe and get a pension and work until 60-65 and get 2.5x the per month increase vs what Social Security is saying.

      Sad when another country will give you a better retirement than your homeland.

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      CharlieSpencer

      This is my first attempt at posting in over two weeks. I'll try once, but it if it doesn't go through I won't try repeatedly.

      I've gone for days without even thinking about this place, much less looking at it. Two months ago that would have been impossible. I had this joint as my homepage in FF and always had at least one browser tab open to TR. Now I only remember it exists when newsletter hits my mailbox.

      This forum has become as cumbersome as ZDNet. Actually, it's worse; at least ZDNet has three levels of nesting; TR now has none. We can't reply directly to a post, we can only post sequentially. There's a limited number of comments per page with no option to see all comments on a single page. I sort a page in 'Oldest First' order, and have to keep resorting it when I go to the next page. There are different forum formats for content-spawned articles vs. community-based discussions. If you edit a comment, saving it takes you away from the discussion, with no obvious way back.

      Let's face it, these factors would have killed extended conversations by now even if everything had worked properly on Day One. I'll keep looking at the authored content weekly, and check occasionally to see if things improve in 'Community'. Until things improve, y'all take care.

      Palmie

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      Keighlar

      I used to come here almost daily, but now I'm not sure if it was a week or 2 weeks ago that I attempted to visit last. Honestly, things don't appear to be too much better. Some - yes - but not a lot. It's an improvement that I was actually able to click on REPLY and it worked. Well, maybe. We'll see if this posts. :)

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      and still the site behaves worse than a Junior High science experiment hosted at SourceForge! None of my "typical" web browsers allow posting, only 2 that I have, Konqueror in Slax or Qupzilla...interesting in that Konqueror is KHTML based, the precursor to Webkit, which is the basis for Qupzilla, as well as Chrome, Safari, etc. Opera Presto engines...no dice. IE Trident and browsers using Trident...forget it.
      I'm beginning to think the "engineers" (using the term very loosely) that built this site were using some tablet SDK and it "Worked fine on my tablet when I uploaded it to the server". Oh, and this sure does not speak well for their skills!
      Wiz

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      AV .

      That's a talent you didn't even know you had. Now if you could only pick lottery numbers . . .

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      I've tried...Lord know I've tried, but I can't post 90% of the time and when I can, it takes forever for it to post. When I can't post, there's that "Nothing to see here folks" page that makes me feel like I'm a totally butt wad for even trying. I know some folks say all is well on one browser or the next but I'm not using anything other than my IE 10; I don't have to mess around with other browsers for anything else that I do, I'll be damned if I'll bother for just ONE site.

      Like some others, this too has always been my go to site...for information, in my downtime for a good read; but the new "upgrade" (and I use that word loosely) has made it impossible for me to "relax". My last water cooler post went to la-la land or wonderland...I don't know, but it's just gone. I sometimes feel like my opinions are being screened out. It may not be the case, but when I put some long hard thoughts into a post and my IE just does the whirly thingie for five minutes before shooting me off to that "nothing to see here folks" page...makes me wonder a little.

      If things ever get back to some semblance of normalcy, someone let me know; otherwise, I won't be around much

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      jck

      Let me know where you're at if not on here, Purple. The lag to post is immense.

      I just feel bad for people on the staff who have to work with this as part of their job. They are required to use it, and they can't just move off to another place.

      I know Sonja could probably use those beverages I've been promising to get up there and buy her for years. I just have to get time off when I'm not required to help my elderly parents, move to another state, or do holiday rounds to see family.

      King of Swill....out... 8-}

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      you can find me over in crackbook....and possibly PalTalk here sometime soon. I used to moderate in one of their tech rooms but haven't been since I started hanging around TR. Inbox me and I'll give you my facebook name :)

      I too feel bad for the people at CBSi that have to work with a program they may not necessarily like either, but jeepers, this is just sooo painful

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      AV .

      It is very disheartening that it has been weeks and they haven't fixed the most basic of things - like being able to reply to a post and having it show up as a reply. To top that, there is not even an acknowledgment that the PTBs know there are still problems and they're working on it. There's no communication at all.

      AV

      PS: Good Lord, the spam filter turned the word Hel* into asterisks. Are we in grade school now? Should I say Hades instead?

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      GSG

      Today the moderators have had some communication about a team that is working on the various issues.

      IE has been noted to be a particular problem from IE 8 to IE 10. I believe someone mentioned that Chrome is working better than most, and Firefox might also have fewer/different issues.

      I've found a workaround for some of my IE issues. If I want to read anything, I have to be in regular non-compatible mode, but if I want to post, I have to make sure I log in then change my browser to compatible mode. This is regardless of whether I'm on IE 8 or IE 10.

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      Shellbot

      test

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      GSG

      Because the site is so weird now, I think most everyone is gone. I think the worst part is that you can't see all of the discussions in discussions. If they're linked to an article or blog, they aren't showing up when you filter for discussions, so that's pretty much turned into a questions and watercooler area, plus, we can't delete spam. If we try, the post still stays there visible and then we get an error.

      I think everyone is just waiting to see if the issues get fixed. It's pretty disheartening at this point.

      Oh, and some of us can't post unless we stand on our heads, turn three times counter clockwise, burn incense, and recite Edgar Alan Poe's "The Raven" from memory. In fact, I had to try posting this several times, and I'm still not sure it'll show up.

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      Shellbot

      I can post now. Yay.

      Holy moly people, this is what we call a dog's dinner.

      I mean, I gotta think that there are test servers at TR .. why were they not used?

      Anywho's, wanted to play for a bit but seems no one's home.
      < takes ball and sulks off into the sun >

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      Shellbot

      the "time" of my last post is:

      39 seconds from now

      Thats how freaking awesome I am peeps..I can post in the future!

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      jck

      Is there anybody in there?
      Just knock if you can hear me.
      Is there anyone one at home?

      8-)

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      and I think the janitor stole the broom, mop, bucket, Pine Sol as well as the circuit breaker box on their way out the door!
      Hehe!
      Wiz
      ps---the correct lyric is "Just nod if you can hear me"
      Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb (hehe)

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      Shellbot

      wow..my mom used that all the time!
      Shame I can't get it over here, to me its the only thing that makes me think "clean house".

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      jck

      @Wiz:
      I was in a rush...I'm leaving the job I'm at...and going into Linux-based database warehousing and scripting. So, I am being used to get everything done here before...tomorrow? lol

      I wrote a manual this morning for a process I created in 2 hours. Now I'm actually researching a RedHat server issue with a SSL certificate. I'm being utilized until the last minute. If it wasn't for my boss (who is someone I admire greatly...and the reason I came back here in the first place), I would be on sick leave until the end of my employment.

      I need a vacation.

      @Shell:

      When I come back to Ireland, I will bring you Pine Sol (unless customs won't allow it).

      Oh yeah...2015...that's the plan for my next trip to Europe...for 3 weeks...and, I may only come back home to get my things and move over there. I saw what my social security would be if I worked here until 67...I can come to Europe and get a pension and work until 60-65 and get 2.5x the per month increase vs what Social Security is saying.

      Sad when another country will give you a better retirement than your homeland.

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      CharlieSpencer

      This is my first attempt at posting in over two weeks. I'll try once, but it if it doesn't go through I won't try repeatedly.

      I've gone for days without even thinking about this place, much less looking at it. Two months ago that would have been impossible. I had this joint as my homepage in FF and always had at least one browser tab open to TR. Now I only remember it exists when newsletter hits my mailbox.

      This forum has become as cumbersome as ZDNet. Actually, it's worse; at least ZDNet has three levels of nesting; TR now has none. We can't reply directly to a post, we can only post sequentially. There's a limited number of comments per page with no option to see all comments on a single page. I sort a page in 'Oldest First' order, and have to keep resorting it when I go to the next page. There are different forum formats for content-spawned articles vs. community-based discussions. If you edit a comment, saving it takes you away from the discussion, with no obvious way back.

      Let's face it, these factors would have killed extended conversations by now even if everything had worked properly on Day One. I'll keep looking at the authored content weekly, and check occasionally to see if things improve in 'Community'. Until things improve, y'all take care.

      Palmie

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      Keighlar

      I used to come here almost daily, but now I'm not sure if it was a week or 2 weeks ago that I attempted to visit last. Honestly, things don't appear to be too much better. Some - yes - but not a lot. It's an improvement that I was actually able to click on REPLY and it worked. Well, maybe. We'll see if this posts. :)

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      and still the site behaves worse than a Junior High science experiment hosted at SourceForge! None of my "typical" web browsers allow posting, only 2 that I have, Konqueror in Slax or Qupzilla...interesting in that Konqueror is KHTML based, the precursor to Webkit, which is the basis for Qupzilla, as well as Chrome, Safari, etc. Opera Presto engines...no dice. IE Trident and browsers using Trident...forget it.
      I'm beginning to think the "engineers" (using the term very loosely) that built this site were using some tablet SDK and it "Worked fine on my tablet when I uploaded it to the server". Oh, and this sure does not speak well for their skills!
      Wiz

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      AV .

      That's a talent you didn't even know you had. Now if you could only pick lottery numbers . . .

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      I've tried...Lord know I've tried, but I can't post 90% of the time and when I can, it takes forever for it to post. When I can't post, there's that "Nothing to see here folks" page that makes me feel like I'm a totally butt wad for even trying. I know some folks say all is well on one browser or the next but I'm not using anything other than my IE 10; I don't have to mess around with other browsers for anything else that I do, I'll be damned if I'll bother for just ONE site.

      Like some others, this too has always been my go to site...for information, in my downtime for a good read; but the new "upgrade" (and I use that word loosely) has made it impossible for me to "relax". My last water cooler post went to la-la land or wonderland...I don't know, but it's just gone. I sometimes feel like my opinions are being screened out. It may not be the case, but when I put some long hard thoughts into a post and my IE just does the whirly thingie for five minutes before shooting me off to that "nothing to see here folks" page...makes me wonder a little.

      If things ever get back to some semblance of normalcy, someone let me know; otherwise, I won't be around much

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      jck

      Let me know where you're at if not on here, Purple. The lag to post is immense.

      I just feel bad for people on the staff who have to work with this as part of their job. They are required to use it, and they can't just move off to another place.

      I know Sonja could probably use those beverages I've been promising to get up there and buy her for years. I just have to get time off when I'm not required to help my elderly parents, move to another state, or do holiday rounds to see family.

      King of Swill....out... 8-}

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      you can find me over in crackbook....and possibly PalTalk here sometime soon. I used to moderate in one of their tech rooms but haven't been since I started hanging around TR. Inbox me and I'll give you my facebook name :)

      I too feel bad for the people at CBSi that have to work with a program they may not necessarily like either, but jeepers, this is just sooo painful

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      AV .

      It is very disheartening that it has been weeks and they haven't fixed the most basic of things - like being able to reply to a post and having it show up as a reply. To top that, there is not even an acknowledgment that the PTBs know there are still problems and they're working on it. There's no communication at all.

      AV

      PS: Good Lord, the spam filter turned the word Hel* into asterisks. Are we in grade school now? Should I say Hades instead?

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      GSG

      Today the moderators have had some communication about a team that is working on the various issues.

      IE has been noted to be a particular problem from IE 8 to IE 10. I believe someone mentioned that Chrome is working better than most, and Firefox might also have fewer/different issues.

      I've found a workaround for some of my IE issues. If I want to read anything, I have to be in regular non-compatible mode, but if I want to post, I have to make sure I log in then change my browser to compatible mode. This is regardless of whether I'm on IE 8 or IE 10.

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      Shellbot

      test

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      GSG

      Because the site is so weird now, I think most everyone is gone. I think the worst part is that you can't see all of the discussions in discussions. If they're linked to an article or blog, they aren't showing up when you filter for discussions, so that's pretty much turned into a questions and watercooler area, plus, we can't delete spam. If we try, the post still stays there visible and then we get an error.

      I think everyone is just waiting to see if the issues get fixed. It's pretty disheartening at this point.

      Oh, and some of us can't post unless we stand on our heads, turn three times counter clockwise, burn incense, and recite Edgar Alan Poe's "The Raven" from memory. In fact, I had to try posting this several times, and I'm still not sure it'll show up.