This forum has gone to crap!

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by DMikeM, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    You can't post photos, you can't post links to photos, and you can't even edit your posts. Total failure. Who is running this cracker box and when will these features be fixed? You ask for donations for premium accounts don't you think it would be a rip off to ask for money for a broken product?
     
  2. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    All the links to videos, pictures, at the top of the page are broken too.
     
  3. Ginurse

    Ginurse New Member

    Yeah, I noticed this...I don't know what's going on, but I hope it gets fixed. This is one of the only "mastiff" only sites that I post on. Here is to hoping that things settle.
     
  4. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    I'm going to start looking for a new place. This has become a joke.
     
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    There are ways to work around the inconveniences. < p > without the spaces for a return, and two of those in a row for a paragraph break. I upload pics to photobucket and then copy and paste the img link. No editing is annoying as is losing the quote feature randomly. But I stay because there are some people I care about here and I don't do Facebook or other social media. I also figure that since I've never paid for premium I have no reason to complain about using the site for free. I know a lot of people like using tapatalk.
     
  6. TricAP

    TricAP Active Member

    Nothing in life is perfect and yes the changes are frustrating at times. Most of us have found away to work rounds them. Personally I use Tapatalk to post pictures from my phone and < P > without the spaces to start a new paragraph. There is too much good information here to not stick with it until the fixes are found.

    DMikeM I hope you stick it out - you have a lot of great knowledge to share.
     
  7. TWW

    TWW Well-Known Member

    Not sure if it's the board software or coding, but it is not inserting the auto tags. So basically have to insert your own html tags. the basic ones are.

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  8. karennj

    karennj Member

    I would like to be able to embed videos. I used to be able to do it with Hectors suggestion or previewing the post before posting but that would not work the last time I tried it....
     
  9. karennj

    karennj Member

    And yes, the not being able to edit drives me nuts. I used to think the short time limit to edit was super annoying but not being to edit at all is a pain. I am bad about checking what I wrote until after I post it.
     
  10. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    No it's just not worth the frustration. A user should not have to look for ways to work around an administrator fault. The admin of this forum should take the time to figure out how to correct these issues rather than make the users figure out a workaround. This forum is powered by vBulletin which has hundreds of user friendly features. It's just plain lazy not to look them up and enable the features. I stepped away from this forum for a couple months due to member conflicts and the changes brought on by the update and to tell the truth i didn't miss out on a thing. Admin fix your forum or delegate someone to do it for you, it's just not that hard.
     
  11. Bob Felts

    Bob Felts Member

    DMikeM, are you volunteering to get this fixed? You say it is not that hard after all. If you don't have the technical chops, you can hire a contract coder to get it done. If you are not volunteering to do so, quit your bitching.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
     
  12. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Give me the access and I will do it. I'll bitch all i want, I am a forum member after all. I have been a Computer tech, server admin, systems admin and network admin for almost 20 years so yeah I can read the manual for vBulletin and fix the problems.
     
  13. Bob Felts

    Bob Felts Member

    Vicky? CR?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
     
  14. TWW

    TWW Well-Known Member

    I'd agree if you know how to do it admin should let you give it a shot, as long as the system is backed up it not like anything could be hurt in trying.
     
  15. Bob Felts

    Bob Felts Member

    I agree. But there are more issues to getting this kind of fix in place. Often problems like what we are experiencing here have little to do with the forum software. Sometimes, the server has a somewhat unfavorable version of a supporting software, such as PHP, iMageMagik, or even Apache (or whatever) web server. The fix is to find a version of the underlying software causing the problem (let's say PHP for convenience) and upgrade to a later version. Or, sometimes an upgrade breaks things, and you have to roll back to an earlier version. Whatever makes the forum software happy. I've broken web sites upgrading various packages due to a critical security flaw, and now the forum SW no longer is happy.And the coder(s) of the forum SW may not be poised to release an update that deals with this particular break. So, to find out what SW is screwing up your forum can be arduous. Then find out if you need to bring it up to date, or roll it back to an earlier version. This alone can break other dependencies. So, now you have to recompile those dependencies, and see what else breaks. Which may not be immediately evident. And most web servers are a variant of UNIX. Software is most often compiled from source code. 99.5% of Windows admins have no more chance of compiling source to a usable build than... well, most would be hopelessly lost. Now. I own my own web servers, in my den. I can do anything I want with them. From OS software, to services, to entire technologies. Ruby on rails? Apache Tomcat? Sure. If I want to. Any time. But i'll bet money this server hosting this site is owned by an ISP. And there are probably several - 30? 40? other web sites on the one server. And, now someone outside your business wants to come in and stir your server's brains with a stick, and attempt to fix an issue, particular to their one web site. And inso doing, may screw every other customer on that server. Not nice. Sorry to say - it is not always as simple as folks tent to think.
     
  16. Bob Felts

    Bob Felts Member

    Damn, can't edit. What a sucky web page ;-p ROFL.
     
  17. Oscar'sMom

    Oscar'sMom Active Member

    I don't understand what is taking so long with the fixes? The changes are a pain and there are only a handful of people still here...it's really gone downhill. I didn't up to premium because it doesn't seem like he money is going anywhere but what do I know. I know there was a new super mod helping vicky but what happened to them fixing things?
     
  18. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    DmikeM... I've missed you!!! :)

    I agree the issues with this forum are well passed due for a fix... I hope they hand you the reigns and let you get this ship back upright again!!! PLEASE!!!!
     
  19. TWW

    TWW Well-Known Member

    Sorry Bob but I work for the world 2nd largest provider. Know several people that I work with/for that could create and correct the issues. I know of 3 other forums that have gone through similar issues, and those took days/weeks to fix, this has been months.
     
  20. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    There are manuals and helps forums for this version of forum software. It's just plain laziness to allow this to go on like this. Are the Pitbull forums this crippled?
     

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