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by balding_ape
Mon May 21, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Are you going to use RC1 in a live environment?
Replies: 39
Views: 33044

Re: Are you going to use RC1 in a live environment?

I'll probably wait and see how things fall out over the next couple of weeks with conversions from 2.0 on a massive scale before I jump in. I've got a few multiple-year-old forums that I'd like to convert, but I don't have the time or energy to troubleshoot if something goes wrong, so I'll wait to e...
by balding_ape
Sun May 20, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Bug is less,
Replies: 1779
Views: 1147760

Re: Bug is less,

"The number of tickets per day have increased recently, if you haven't noticed" My arguments are perfectly valid. And the bug tracker proves it and I am sure many people would agree. I think you are completely misunderstanding what I am getting at here. Whilst it is appreciated that bugs are being ...
by balding_ape
Thu May 17, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Bug is less,
Replies: 1779
Views: 1147760

Re: Bug is less,

Just when you thought they'd stop posting new bugs, BAM! More than you need. Why can't they just declare RC1 and proceed with debugging as normal? Because that would make it a non-RC release. RC is supposed to be a finalized version - not a "well, it's pretty close" version. Er, software is regular...
by balding_ape
Sat May 12, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Suspecting RC1 very soon!
Replies: 1443
Views: 887388

Re: Suspecting RC1 very soon!

I believe as much of a system can be put into defeating challenge and response as CAPTCHA. Keep in mind that as soon as something is put in as "default", every spambot programmer in the world will set about programming methods to break that method of spam prevention. So what might be a good idea no...
by balding_ape
Fri May 11, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Suspecting RC1 very soon!
Replies: 1443
Views: 887388

Re: Suspecting RC1 very soon!

Neothermic, you've provided excellent reasons why CAPTCHA is a good idea. I'm not sure, however, that your reasoning indicates that a challenge system is not a better idea for forum admins who don't mind a little extra work in exchange for an approaching zero bot registration. (My assumption is that...
by balding_ape
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6
Replies: 112
Views: 72219

Re: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6

I would be perfectly happy if people said "to hell with it" and went elsewhere. What do I care what software someone else is using? Good point. Because if tons of people stop using phpBB, and flock to other BB systems, I'm sure the developers will keep updating and supporting phpBB just for you. Ob...
by balding_ape
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6
Replies: 112
Views: 72219

Re: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6

How about you tell us what you think is a reasonable amount of time to update software such as this? I guess you would be happy if everyone just said to hell with it and went elsewhere? I am sure that is what the developers here want. If for one second you dont think that is gonna happen think agai...
by balding_ape
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6
Replies: 112
Views: 72219

Re: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6

I'm no developer, but it would seem to me that an additional beta wouldn't hurt, and it does seem there have been some pretty significant changes/additions since the last beta. It would be useful to get those tested by a full spectrum of users, and not just the CVS testers (or maybe it wouldn't...wh...
by balding_ape
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6
Replies: 112
Views: 72219

Re: suggestion to developers: please release beta-6

Sorry if that bothers anyone as well but facts are facts and this has been needing to be said. Which facts? The amount of time it's taken to develop phpBB3? What? Holy crap, I had no idea how long it's taken! I'm sure I speak for everyone here, including the developers, when I say THANK YOU for poi...
by balding_ape
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Capacity
Replies: 19
Views: 11839

Re: Capacity

I was a manager for a really large board (1 million+ posts), and the biggest issues in terms of performance were the search index, and using relatively old, relatively slow hardware. The actual traffic wasn't too bad; it was the search index updating that killed performance. The topic I described a...