Shutdown day WTF



  • I went to register for the Shutdown Day. Their unusual confirmation email system evident in this post-registration page I was redirected to makes it almost too easy to register:

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  • I didn't find the wtf, until I realized it is in a web browser!  What a weird way to send an "email".

    Slightly off-topic:  You can stand posting to these forums in Opera?  Everything is messed up and slowed down when I post in Opera.



  • I do it.



  • @digitalcircuit36939 said:

    You can stand posting to these forums in Opera?  Everything is messed up and slowed down when I post in Opera.

    I don't have a problem until I fall into the mess that is the YouTube thread. I also use the plain-text editor because TinyMCE doesn't work right in Opera.



  • @digitalcircuit36939 said:

    You can stand posting to these forums?  Everything is messed up and slowed down
    FTFY



  • @Eternal Density said:

    FTFY

    Well played.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Well played.
    bows

    Thanks, I'll be here all year. 

    Back to the site in question, I guess I could last 24 hours without a computer, by reading books.  (I assume a PDA is cheating?)



  • @Eternal Density said:

    I assume a PDA is cheating

    Of course. No power allowed.



  • @Eternal Density said:

    Back to the site in question, I guess I could last 24 hours without a computer, by reading books.
    I could last 24 hours, just like I could go 24 hours without eating.  But why the hell would I want to.  Especially if a bunch of other people stay off the computer: think of the available bandwidth!



  •  Hmm, if I use Google the day before to get that day's new forum posts, and print them out to read on the day, and then mail my replies to Alex, then.. I'd negate all the environmental effects of using less power.   Kinda like people who switch their lights off and then burn candles, or people who advertise shutdown events using hot-air balloons...

    bstorer makes an excellent point :D 



  • @digitalcircuit36939 said:

    Slightly off-topic:  You can stand posting to these forums in Opera?  Everything is messed up and slowed down when I post in Opera.

    I too have opera (9.27, linux), haven't had issues with the forum. I switched to the raw editor not due to opera, but because the damn thing has the gall to mess with pre tags (WTF?), which no editor should ever do. The only thing that is a pain is the tag box which I've used exactly once, for which I've found the autocomplete is slow, and apparently makes a simple reply page 280 kilobytes(!) (seriously the render stopped just before the tag box for a good 30 seconds or so). I wonder if the tag box can be turned off ...



  •  @aquanight said:

    The only thing that is a pain is the tag box which I've used exactly once, for which I've found the autocomplete is slow, and apparently makes a simple reply page 280 kilobytes(!) (seriously the render stopped just before the tag box for a good 30 seconds or so). I wonder if the tag box can be turned off ...
    Guess why that is?



  • @aquanight said:

    The only thing that is a pain is the tag box which I've used exactly once, for which I've found the autocomplete is slow, and apparently makes a simple reply page 280 kilobytes(!) (seriously the render stopped just before the tag box for a good 30 seconds or so).

    At this rate, it will be 1MB in a month.  Gee-haw! 



  •  I wonder when it will be stopped?  Perhaps Alex will find a way to delete all tags which have only been used once?

    (that better not be run constantly or we'd never get any new tags after than) 



  • @Eternal Density said:

     I wonder when it will be stopped?  Perhaps Alex will find a way to delete all tags which have only been used once?

    (that better not be run constantly or we'd never get any new tags after than) 

    He could just delete any tags with "TagException" in them.  That will take care of some of the mess (15% at present count), but the hope is that this will encourage someone to fix the broken software so it doesn't dump every tag out onto the page.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    the hope is that this will encourage someone to fix the broken software so it doesn't dump every tag out onto the page.
    We should all start posting on the Community Server main forums, as encouragement to correct the WTFs.



  •  Does the Community Server forum use Community Server?  (i guess that would be 'dogfooding')

    Perhaps we should introduce mispelllings of TagException to make them harder to delete? 



  • @Eternal Density said:

     Does the Community Server forum use Community Server?  (i guess that would be 'dogfooding')

    Yes, they use the commercial edition though.



  • @Lingerance said:

    We should all start posting on the Community Server main forums, as encouragement to correct the WTFs.

    This way is more fun.  Also, I don't think I'd have the patience to make the hundreds of posts to the CS forums necessary to bring about the Tagpocalypse. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lingerance said:

    We should all start posting on the Community Server main forums, as encouragement to correct the WTFs.

    This way is more fun.  Also, I don't think I'd have the patience to make the hundreds of posts to the CS forums necessary to bring about the Tagpocalypse. 

    Yeah, it's much more fun and appropriate to do it on thedailywthunter2



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, I don't think I'd have the patience to make the hundreds of posts to the CS forums necessary to bring about the Tagpocalypse.

    Win!! cracking up


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