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Mike Jacobs
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Christian Clemmensen
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Joe Irvin
  When is the new message board here going to happen?   Saturday, July 8, 2006 (9:06 p.m.) 

It's getting tiring reading insults about this site's message boards (and let's face it, everything else too) at other places, especially MMUK. The new system needs to be finished asap to shut them up.



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Christian Clemmensen
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C. Hook
  Re: When is the new message board here going to happen?   Saturday, July 8, 2006 (10:10 p.m.) 

> It's getting tiring reading insults about this site's message boards (and
> let's face it, everything else too) at other places, especially MMUK.

This isn't anything new. People have been denigrating Filmtracks at other sites, newsgroups, and listserves for years. As for that thread you mentioned at MMUK, I don't pay attention to comments like those by JJ Hinrichs... He's been absent from this site so long now that he is sadly uninformed when discussing what's going on here.


> The new system needs to be finished asap to shut them up.

Here's the catch:

To my knowledge, all the other sites use third-party software. Since 2002, all my software for Filmtracks has been my own, allowing me the ability to optimize it for my server and my logging technologies. I can make it do whatever I want for this small community. The new forum software will look like nothing else on the web. It will be 100% unique to this site, giving it an inherent advantage.

The problem is, of course, that it takes a lot of time to write any decent piece of software. On a site with this much traffic, it has to be written well. Otherwise, it could tie up too many system resources, fail under pressure, or could be incompatible with other software on the server. It has to thwart the spam robots, hacking efforts, and denial of service attempts. And it has to be able to help block the 200+ people currently banned from the site.

The comment areas will require another significant rewrite of this new software once it is done for the Scoreboard. The PHP templates for the reviews have to be rewritten accordingly to handle them. The comment areas absolutely cannot be screwed up; there can be no downtime or loss of data, because they provide a significant percentage of Filmtracks' profits.

I am still hopeful that all this will be done by the end of August. It's possible that the new Scoreboard will go live first, so it can be tested by all of you, before the software is adapted for the comment areas. Given that I have a lot of software to write for Chevrolet and a local political action group in Montana, not to mention delays caused by my physical ailments related to cumulative fatigue, I would be very happy to have all this done in that time frame. There are still 16 legacy reviews (all compilations) to rewrite by October to meet that other goal.

I'm not sure if people like Hinrichs have any idea how much work goes into providing a free service the size of Filmtracks. Either way, he can kiss my ass. His opinion, along with 99% of others' at the various sites, is not constructive, and such insults exist for the purpose of entertainment or posturing. Pointless.

Christian



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Yavar Moradi
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Christian Clemmensen
  Interesting. Thanks for the details.   Saturday, July 8, 2006 (10:59 p.m.) 

Like the Holdridge review. Also like Unlikely Heroes. Glad you got to him and Eidelman before you stopped doing composer tributes.

Yavar

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C. Hook
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  Re: When is the new message board here going to happen?   Sunday, July 9, 2006 (12:25 a.m.) 

> The problem is, of course, that it takes a lot of time to write any decent
> piece of software. On a site with this much traffic, it has to be written
> well. Otherwise, it could tie up too many system resources, fail under
> pressure, or could be incompatible with other software on the server. It
> has to thwart the spam robots, hacking efforts, and denial of service
> attempts. And it has to be able to help block the 200+ people currently
> banned from the site.

That's odd, I thought there were a whole bunch of 'em in China, or have you gone all Microsofty on them?

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Jonathan Broxton
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Christian Clemmensen
  Re: When is the new message board here going to happen?   Saturday, July 8, 2006 (10:16 p.m.) 

> It's getting tiring reading insults about this site's message boards (and
> let's face it, everything else too) at other places, especially MMUK. The
> new system needs to be finished asap to shut them up.

Hey, hang on a minute! I think you have to elaborate on that by saying that it's only CERTAIN PEOPLE at MMUK who have said negative stuff about Filmtracks, not the site as a whole.

I have been, and always will be, a firm supporter of everything Filmtracks does and stands for. Please don't tar me or MMUK with that brush!

Jon

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Christian Clemmensen
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Jonathan Broxton
  Re: When is the new message board here going to happen?   Saturday, July 8, 2006 (10:31 p.m.) 

> Hey, hang on a minute! I think you have to elaborate on that by saying
> that it's only CERTAIN PEOPLE at MMUK who have said negative stuff about
> Filmtracks, not the site as a whole.

I don't think Mike was implicating MMUK as a whole, Jon. This stuff goes on everywhere, regardless of site ownership. There just happens to be an active thread about the disparate board technologies at the MMUK forum, which is probably why Mike used it as an example. No worries.

The irony of all this discontent with the old 2000 forum technologies at Filmtracks is that it drives me nuts, too, which is one reason why I don't participate on my own site frequently anymore. I don't blame people for finding other venues with more current software. Just because something exists as it does at Filmtracks doesn't mean that I care for it. In fact, I'm irritated by over 90% of my own site when I look at it.

So I understand why people complain about the site. My problems with their complaints are in the context, phrasing, and redundancy of them. It's like calling the power company to complaint that the power is out in your entire ZIP code. They already know about the problem, and continuously telling them about it (or complaining) just pisses them off.

Christian


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Joe Irvin
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Mike Jacobs
  Huh? I thought it was perfect the way it was! *NM* *NM*   Sunday, July 9, 2006 (7:15 a.m.) 



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