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An Apology
« on: July 23, 2003, 05:51:02 PM »
I haven't posted a lot of articles or participated much in the forum recently, and there are two reasons for that. The first is that I've been incredibly swamped with work--not fun time-wasting work, but actual real work that results in me getting paid; you can imagine where my priorities are forced to lie.

The second reason is that our website is doing something really screwy every time we try to post an article. If it's an article I wrote then I can just try again, but if it's an article submitted by someone else (such as Jeffe's excellent Changeling review) I lose it completely. So Jeffe, is you could resubmit that I'd be most grateful.

We honestly don't know why the site is acting this way. We think it might be a problem with bad quotes, but that doesn't explain why we never used to have quote problems and now we have them in every single article. It's a puzzle. But keep heart--we'll get it fixed, and we'll toss out as many reviews as we can meanwhile.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2003, 08:23:23 PM »
Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!! you lost it!

Ever since I started using the submit feature I havent been saving the reviews... just typing them into the browser!!!
Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I feel better....

Um I'll have to rewrite it.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2003, 11:17:15 PM »
Fell if you need help keeping up with things I'm willing to help any way you need with the site and such.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2003, 01:11:08 AM »
Keeping up is not a problem with posting articles, just with posting on the forum. The problem with articles is the stupid bug that keeps killing them. Thanks for the offer, though; I may one day take you up on it.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2003, 02:55:29 AM »
Maybe you should post a disclamer on the main page mentioning the article problem.  There are a some people that visit the site that don't read the forum.  And we still haven't recovered from last year when we were getting 800-1000 hits a day for a few months.  Then no one was writting articles so we lost a lot of people.  Hate to see that happen again.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2003, 02:58:10 AM by Spriggan »
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2003, 08:15:31 AM »
Maybe an alternate way of submitting would be good too. I spent a lot of time on my Changeling article and its gonna be a bear to rewrite.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2003, 08:47:34 AM »
There's alwayse e-mail.  I also alwyse save a copy in word since I spell check my articles there.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2003, 09:54:35 AM »
You spell Check?  ;D
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2003, 10:36:49 PM »
My entire conception fo the universe is confused.

But yeah, I save everything in Word, the least reason for which is not that I want to save a portfolio of my work, no matter what the silly reason.

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Re: An Apology
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2003, 02:44:25 AM »
Arg...portfolios. Does anyone get to escape them?
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2003, 08:14:27 AM »
I escape them. But i still save all reviews. Mainly because i am a natural horder (like most british) and so my HD is full of stuff i did years ago but never delete :)
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2003, 08:29:37 AM »
So your saying you havent recived the popcorn article too? I sent that one a week ago...

Fell you have to fix the submissions link.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2003, 12:06:13 AM »
Actualy Tage needs to fix it.  Havening Fell mess with it would make it a lot worse:)
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2003, 12:53:15 PM »
I still don't know what there is to fix. It's not like the code has changed or anything. I have no idea what's causing it.
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Re: An Apology
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2003, 12:57:52 PM »
is it possible that somehow one of the recent articles that was submitted was somehow corrupt or got corrupted casueing the database to freak out.
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