On 4/2/01 9:58:00 PM, Bruce Graham wrote:
>This site is a copy of some
>yank shit, with
The software that runs this forum is commercial shrink-wrapped software. You can purchase it and set up your own server and have a working discussion forum that supports web access, email access, and I think even news reader access if you configure it so. The chat feature supports java enabled web browsers and irc clients. All this out of the box. All this without much in the way of effort from the administrators who have much better things to do with their time than run a FREE web service.
You too can purchase this software from: webboard.oreilly.com
Note that this software is not cheap (at least USD$1800... that's approaching $4000 aussie dollars these days) and the Somers' have set this site up for us to use for FREE !
>You have to think
>when you see a
>date is this date yank or
>aussie? What is the correct
>date here? 12/3/01! Is this
>December or March?
Get a grip. You live in a globalised world. Deal with it. Ian has expressed that he is trying to find how to change that in the software. Until then, you know this site uses US date format, so do the conversion in your head. Becomes automatic.
>So you see other people agree
>with me, flown
>to other web sites.
I don't think so. There are lots and lots of people who regularly use this site - check out the stats ! Most of the regulars are still here. Some of them don't post all that often... they're mostly in the chat room !
>Go back to the old aussie web
>site, it was
>great,and it was all
>original.Some thing to be
Yes, but something that didn't work either. Ian Somers stated so in his explanation about why he was moving to the new format. The old site was designed to support a small discussion forum with only a moderate amount of traffic. It is a credit to them that the site handled so much traffic as the forum became more and more popular. But they decided that in order to provide better service that they should spend some of their own money and upgrade to a new server and new software.
>I HATE THIS BLOODY THING
>TELLING ME ABOUT MY SPELLING
Try this: before you reach for the "post" button, deselect the "preview / spell check" check box. Takes about half a second.
If people find the chat room unrelieable when using a web browser, download an IRC client like mIRC: www.mirc.com
Works fantastically and reliably and has lots more features. If you don't want to or can't, then put up with the browser interface or stay out of the chat room.
If you hate accessing the forum through a browser so much, use the email access feature. There are several people successfully using this. Quit complaining. The site works. It works very well. It is just different to what we had and you're going to have to get used to the new quirks. Deal with it. Learn and progress.
*rant mode off*