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Are websites getting too technical or complex?

By Oz_Media ·
In an effort to offer the latest news, to offer communities with participation, rankings, filtering, searching, indexing, posting, tracking etc. I find that SO MANY websites these days are just up and down like a roller coaster, not just TR, TR is just one example of many, but I see it all day every day. If it's not here, it's somewhere else, you try to read a series of posts and halfway through it starts timing out, can't post due to technical errors etc. You try to post and after a few posts it starts again with the BS. You start flipping through pages and after a couple it starts again until you try again later starting at the first page again.
Seriously, it's getting prettty bloody tiring.

By the end of the day the frustration builds, from all the time outs, site maintenance and technical issues behind websites make me think back to my early days of site building. Why MUST technical people always try to play with what already works well. Improvment and progression is one thing, but do that in your basements labs instead.

The number ONE, most important feature of ANY website is that it is SIMPLE and that it works.
Sure, heavy scripts are nice...when they actually work, but when so much maintenance and downtime is needed, there's no point. We hang around here because we've become used ot tR's outages and little hiccups, ut ne wusers or vistors won't.

Why can't people just create simple sites with simple scripts that actually work?

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Are websites getting too ...

Thank You, Thank You Very Much.


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Stop that , please

by Oz_Media In reply to Amen.

Some of us don't bother with acronymn text messaging and chat room stuff, so SOME of us, perhaps just me, have to go and look up these acronymns.

In your case you missed a space and it took me three searches to find out that you meant, TY, TYVM - Thank You, Thank you very much.

Give me a break, I'm not old but I'm not into chat rooms and text abbreviations, I type full messages, typos or not.

It was only last week that I found out that WTF mean WHY THE FACE and not What the F**k!

And there I was telling people on TR WTF, meaning "What the f**k?"

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Never look them up.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Stop that , please

Always insist the abbreviation user define it.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Never look them up.

ROFLMAO.....well, not really, it's not actually THAT funny. But apparently that's how humour is received, with LOL's and ROFLMAO's. I wonder if children, or adults even, will be able to write and spell complete words in a few generations or if we are the last of it?

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I've heard rumors

by CharlieSpencer In reply to WTF?

of high school teachers receiving papers with Internet abbreviations and so-called 'leet speak'. I've made no efforts to substantiate this.

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by Forum Surfer In reply to WTF?

No, seriously...WTF means what the f###. That's how everyone I know uses it, young or old. My girlfriend even says Dubya Tee Eff verbally, which is highly annoying. Maybe it does mean why the face and everyone is commenting on my ugly mug.

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'WTF' predates the Internet

by CharlieSpencer In reply to WTF?

The military used it for decades in text transmissions. I'm sure it goes back to telegraph operators, at least. Naval signal flags include one I believe is technically termed the 'Interrogative'; I've seen it described as a 'What the ****' flag but I'm sure that was cleaned up for family publication.

My point is 'WTF' has been around a lot longer and had more time to become part of general usage than most of these other JCLs ('Johnny Come Latelys', dontchakno?).

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Well I though so too

by Oz_Media In reply to 'WTF' predates the Intern ...

ut then I see WTF everywhere meaning Why The Face? WTF is that aout? LOL, ROFLMAO!
Well, not really but apparently something funny these day is worth falling on the floor and rolling around while laughing your head off over it. WTF is that about?

WTF has always been in my vocabulary too, not Double-U Tee Eff, but What The F***!
As in;
WTF are you talking about?
WTF are you doing now!
WTF were you thinking?!

etc. So where this WHY THE FACE came from must be from some overly **** tw0t (there's a pretty picture, an **** tw0t! ) who wanted to use WTF and figured they'd find some new reference for it that was more poltically correct amongst other **** tw0ts.

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by JamesRL In reply to 'WTF' predates the Intern ...

In my online gaming life, most of our clans have three letter acronyms.

My clan formed an alliance with a couple of other clans, one of home was called WTF. They of course had another cover story about what the acronym was supposed to be, but no one at all believed it for a minute.

They broke up, and some of them reformed as a new clan. Their new name? FTW - the World being the last two words.

Actually I prefer that to many of the drug reference clans. Apparently playing drunk or stoned is pretty common, and some clans show that with their names.


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Tough to say

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Are websites getting too ...

Without knowing the causes of the failures, it's hard to separate the technologies from the implementers. It may be too many under-qualified developers are improperly using powerful tools that allow them to attempt tasks beyond their skill levels, followed by inadequate testing.

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