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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Thunderfall, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I tried Facebook. I didn't care for it. And it's the ONLY site I ever joined where somebody hacked my account and sent porn to the people on my friends list. :mad:

    This caused me considerable embarrassment, and then considerable aggravation as I had to change all kinds of accounts and passwords to make sure they weren't compromised.

    For cheap communication, email works just fine.
     
  2. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    That's not facebook's fault.

    And facebook works better.
     
  3. Valka D'Ur

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    Okay, we'll just have to agree to disagree. You like it, I don't. Both of us think we have valid reasons. And the world keeps turning.

    Personally, I doubt it would take Facebook to make me understand if the forum wasn't working. I would just come here and see for myself. After all, how many of us go on the computer every day and say to ourselves, "I think I'll log on to CFC. I wonder if everything's okay there? Better check Facebook to find out."

    That's like calling the weather office to find out if it's raining, when all you have to do is look out your window.
     
  4. NickyJ

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    Ditto. But I still can't stand Facebook either way. ;)
     
  5. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    You're disliking Facebook because of something that is in no way Facebook's fault.

    As far as I can tell, you don't even have a completely flawed reason to dislike Facebook, other than it's too mainstream for you.
     
  6. NickyJ

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    It isn't because it's mainstream. It's because it's flat out stupid. (I'll end here since this is going off topic.)
     
  7. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    What's stupid about talking with your friends?
     
  8. Padma

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    You can discuss the merits (or not) of FB elsewhere. This thread is for site related questions. ;)
     
  9. aimeeandbeatles

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    Actually I have a suggestion for those looking for downtime monitoring or whatnot.

    Theres a free service called UptimeRobot. You register for it and you can put in 50 sites. And if one of the sites goes down you can get an email, or if you want you can get a text message or a twit.

    I use it to monitor my own site. :) It will tell you the reason for being down and when it comes back up the downtime length.
     
  10. Valka D'Ur

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    If there isn't a thread about the merits/flaws of Facebook, maybe you'd like to make one? I'm not gonna argue this any more. We've each had our say, we disagree, and neither will change our mind.

    This sounds like an interesting suggestion. :)
     
  11. aimeeandbeatles

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    Yes. In fact when I was setting up a website for my friend I had her register for it in case the site went down for too long she could contact the webhost.
     
  12. NickyJ

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    Another site that you can use is Computer Hope's "Is it up?" You don't even have to register, and it lists what type of error it is, and a definition for the error. (i.e. a site has a 500 error, and Computer Hope says that a 500 error is "an HTTP status code for internal error...")
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

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    Yeah but you have to do it manually.
     
  14. aimeeandbeatles

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    Is there a way, that a moderator who judges that a post did not break a rule can mark a post "looked at" so another mod does not see it and infract it?
     
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    Kinda. We can report it, and there is a little 'reported' sign in red writing that links to the report thread. But 'reported' doesn't necessarily indicate to a moderator that it's been looked at and decided no action is necessary, so there is potential for overlap. And also, we're obviously not going to do this for every post we don't think requires action. The ones we report are going to be the borderline lines for which we want a second opinion.
     
  16. Valka D'Ur

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    Speaking of reporting posts... I accidentally hit "report" instead of "edit" on one of my posts. Why is there no option to cancel a post report if you decide you don't want to report the post after all (or never did, as in my case)?
     
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    To cancel, all you need to do is hit the back button on your browser.
     
  18. Valka D'Ur

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    That's what I did. But it would still be handy to have a cancel button.
     
  19. aimeeandbeatles

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    If a moderator sees a rule-breaking post, but they do not moderate that forum, do they report it or deal with it anyways? I mean if it's not spam or porno or something.
     
  20. Birdjaguar

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    Generally, they leave it for the local mod. They may report it so it doesn't get overlooked.
     

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