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SpongeRob~ (bertho) wrote in news,
@ 2003-12-11 21:32:00
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why were we not given notice
kate2
2003-12-11 23:25 (link)
This is the first I have heard of upgrade. Wouldn't it have been helpful if you posted that this was taking place?

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Re: why were we not given notice
johnbot
2003-12-12 02:17 (link)
Hint: "Upgrades" is usually a nice way of saying something blew up. I can't speak officially, but this didn't look to be planned.

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Re: why were we not given notice
twistdconfusion
2003-12-13 16:58 (link)
I didnt know about anything either and it is a pain when I only have select times of the day to write and when I have things on the brain but then I dont have access the site much lately. I dont like it. It makes me think about going to another journal site. Thanks!! LOL

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Re: why were we not given notice
i_am_nobody
2003-12-13 17:51 (link)
bye then :)

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Re: why were we not given notice
empyreal
2003-12-13 23:45 (link)
I'm with you on this one. Perhaps now is a good time to mention that one doesn't need an invite code for LJ anymore. *Ahem*

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Re: why were we not given notice
silverraven
2003-12-14 00:34 (link)
Yes you are right, this would be a very good time to mention that.

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Re: why were we not given notice
johnbot
2003-12-14 04:16 (link)
The problem with LJ now is that it requires those signing up to type a word in a box *exactly as it appears* into another box. Some users may find that typing in aLtErNaTiNg CaSe, r3pl4c1/\/g |_3††3r5, and adding <3 amy <3, will result in the signup process failing unexpectedly. I am sure that other users will also attempt typing their very first jernel entrie into this box as well.

Now that I think of it, why don't we have that here?

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Re: why were we not given notice
escapeintosleep
2003-12-14 05:38 (link)
ha, you are so cynical.

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Re: why were we not given notice
johnbot
2003-12-14 10:12 (link)
What, just because I'd like to thin out the population of stu--er special users? No, not at all. I would just like to be sure that they are given extra special services that match their extra special needs.

For instance, possibly, a user might enter the code word incorrectly twice, but instead of Blurty being mean and not letting them have their very own jernil, it could at that point create for them an "extra special" account (that's what we could call it in the userinfo), that they can post to as much as they want, to an account that nobody else could see. Just as they have imaginary friends, they could have an imaginary account. Perhaps an automated bot would from time to time make a comment, just so that they could continue to feel special. Everyone would win.

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Re: why were we not given notice
bobert225
2003-12-14 16:18 (link)
Time to chlorinate the gene pool, eh? :)

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Re: why were we not given notice
ism
2003-12-15 17:55 (link)
I love that idea!

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I agree.
krysia
2003-12-14 02:47 (link)
Perhaps there should be a little pop-up window notifying everyone of the known issues/upgrades/etc. so that we can be expecting problems. Or perhaps a page like status.blurty.com where we can visit if we ever want to know what's up. I'm sure it'd cause less trauma for the Blurty-o-holics.

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Re: I agree.
draconid
2003-12-14 03:59 (link)
That's why there is this little journal called news which you just so happen to be commenting on right now. When things are fixed you'll be told here.

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Yeah, thanks for being helpful.
krysia
2003-12-15 00:36 (link)
Well, obviously I know about the community. But have you seen the number of support requests, all about this very topic? I think about 50 a minute are being created "why am I getting this error?" "help, I can't log in!" "I'm going to drown myself in acid because my journal is read-only!" This isn't exactly one of those communities that people KNOW about. I myself found it because I just typed it in randomly to find some answers. What I was suggesting was just some sort of notice in addition to the community, so that people who don't/won't bother to check it will know that yes, Blurty DOES know there are problems and they're being worked on. It's not like it'd be so hard, you know. And you can try being decent, thanks.

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Re: Yeah, thanks for being helpful.
saygoodbye
2003-12-15 01:07 (link)

If you actually looked at the front page once in a while you would SEE that it is actually positioned in the right place FOR HELP right next to support. Please don't tell me you are actually giving any of the 250 website issue posts myself, draconid or some of the other Support Help have had to answer, vindication. If you see one don't you think it is an ISSUE ALREADY... and move on. Thier absolute lack of brain power is not our fault what-so-ever. Yes, blurty knows it's aproblem, hence this post. It is not their responsibility if people can't see a very predominant link to the latest news about the site. I found draconid's response very decent, she didn't in anyway go off in ways that some would. It gets irritating after 293439874 set of people repeating the same question, and when they do get an answer.. guess what they do? Keep asking the SAME question.

Anyway, point to the story, news link is right there for anyone to grab, now lets hope half of the Blurty users can grow a single brain cell and use it! Should I throw in a disclaimer: I'm in no way flaming , stating the facts, and in-fact this is not harsh but truth. Take it or leave it.

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Hahaha.
vanish
2003-12-15 00:46 (link)
Wow. One little suggestion and suddenly you crack open a can of Condescention Soup. It's ok, honey, I realize that you have some sort of "problem" "working" "with" "others", so I'll just leave ya alone now.

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Re: Hahaha.
johnbot
2003-12-15 02:08 (link)
It's more like a problem "dealing" "with" "morons".

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