TV Home Forum

New Look To TV Forum

(September 2005)

CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Nice little update for the internal pages regarding the TV Forum logo.
TW
Time Warp
Charlie Wells posted:
Nice little update for the internal pages regarding the TV Forum logo.


Yes, I noticed that nice little touch in preparation for Thursday's anniversary...
EY
the eye World News
I see theres been a little change to the homepage! its much better without the strupey blue background and the crystal sorta footer thing.

Is the TV background bit new? I like it now more than before but the EXANP/COLLAPSE still gets to me.
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I like the alterations that have been made overnight.

Note: You may have to hit [Ctrl] + [F5] to get all the styles etc to load properly.
TV
tv_mad10
There's a little problem with the The Newsroom open in new window symbol, as it directs you to http://www.tvforum.co.uk/f2 when that brings up a 'Error 404'. It should be http://www.tvforum.co.uk/f8 and that brings up the right page.
NH
Nick Harvey Founding member West Country (East) Points West
tv_mad10 posted:
There's a little problem with the The Newsroom open in new window symbol.

Well, what a surprise!

Why was the whole lot down from just gone nine till half past ten tonight, I wonder?
AS
Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
Nick Harvey posted:
Why was the whole lot down from just gone nine till half past ten tonight, I wonder?


Not a clue. I was on a night out in London at the time.

Let me explain something, Nick. If the 'whole lot' was down (i.e. you're unable to connect to the site) then it's the hosts fault. If you're seeing the 'Sorry!' message then the problem is explained on that page. If you see a bunch of weird looking program code messages, then chances are it's my fault.

But hey, don't let technical ignorance get in the way of a good dig...
GS
Gavin Scott Founding member STV Central Reporting Scotland
Forgive me for wading in here; but the suggestion being made by Nick here is that the evidence suggests that each time a change is made to the site, it is followed by a break in service.

There is a continuing discussion in 'the other place' on this topic, and the commentary indicates a problem following each update.

Whoever is at "fault" (your own choice of word, Asa), the fact remains that it happens. At least according to my humble observations.

I think it might be easy to misunderstand Nick's comments as a "dig"; however I think it's a legitimate question to raise, which I wish to support Nick in asking.

The site being having down-time isn't, of course, the end of the world for anyone; it's just noteworthy when it happens.
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Alterations to a Skin does not have any direct involvement with the database generally speaking. Any errors caused by an alteration to a Skin generally take immediate effect and do not happen several hours after an alteration. Problems like the ones TVForum often has in terms of connecting are more likely to be due to a corrupt database table or just an overloaded database (eg. in terms of people trying to connect to it).

Whilst it is easy to blame Asa for problems the forum tends to have in connection, but it is very unlikely to be him at fault. I am speaking as someone who is on the support staff of a forum software, and is currently testing out a new forum (PHP based) before it is publically released.

I quite like the changes made earlier this week. It helps improve on the new look, as well as responding to the earlier feedback. It is certainly better now that the forums on the home page only take up a set width, as well as the addition of the 'open in new window' option.
PE
Pete Founding member STV North Reporting Scotland
Yes I like them too. The new homepage is fab.

However as Nick and Gavin have said, the log on the "other" place seems to show that every little tweak that is doen to this place results in an outage soon after. Who's fault it is or the reason for it is unknown but it seems to be forming a pattern.
NH
Nick Harvey Founding member West Country (East) Points West
Charlie Wells posted:
Alterations to a Skin does not have any direct involvement with the database generally speaking. Any errors caused by an alteration to a Skin generally take immediate effect and do not happen several hours after an alteration. Problems like the ones TVForum often has in terms of connecting are more likely to be due to a corrupt database table or just an overloaded database (eg. in terms of people trying to connect to it).

Whilst it is easy to blame Asa for problems the forum tends to have in connection, but it is very unlikely to be him at fault. I am speaking as someone who is on the support staff of a forum software, and is currently testing out a new forum (PHP based) before it is publically released.

I quite like the changes made earlier this week. It helps improve on the new look, as well as responding to the earlier feedback. It is certainly better now that the forums on the home page only take up a set width, as well as the addition of the 'open in new window' option.

Well, we hardly expected the newly appointed moderator not to side with the administrator and treat the members like anagrams of hits, did we?
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Nick, I work for as an unpaid support staff member of a bulletin board, and before you (or others) note the word unpaid I'll add that the majority of staff are. I have seen quite a few different board problems both on the community forum and through support tickets. Yes this particular bulletin board is not PHPBB (which TVForum runs on), but they are all relatively similar in how they work. OK so I may have used a few more technical ways to refer to the forum but when a forum has a problem it tends to be technical.

Newer posts