To make sure everyone is kept up to date without reading through the whole thread, I will be editing new information into this post. These will be unedited quotes.
We're all filled in now. Admins that is.I don't know how much is confidential though… Some things yes, other things… maybe.
Whether Volte6 posts here or not is his own thing, but we know more than enough to fully answer your questions now. I'm just not sure if we're really allowed. :(
The best answer I feel safest to give is that: fixes WILL happen, but at a very gradual, bit, by bit pace. The image bug is first with other things prioritised in order of importance to general user experience and site wide functionality.
-That's the utter, absolute essence and core of it. More detail is just superfluous really.
Password thing? Haven't seen it. I looked just then. If it's so great you go and get my password and see what you can find out in the admin forum. :)anonymousposterchildNo. It is how it is. No milestones, no dates, nothing. What I told you is all.
Absolutely incorrect. This is almost quite literally the same thing we have been hearing for the last, what, month and a half?
Think of it like updates on Craving Control. Which I know you love. :)
Literally, that's how it will progress.
It's not ideal, but that is the situation.
The general lack of communication was one of the main themes that was brought up repeatedly in the admin forum. It's why Volte6 later proposed a meeting and yesterday we had our second monthly one. From those meetings, we broke down tasks for Volte6 to look into in hopes that it would be more realistic (baby steps first, giant leaps later.)
Below are the three fixes that we all agreed upon:
1. Image bug
2. Favourite bug
3. Security issues
Changes to the front page will occur after those are addressed (in particular, the tweaking of the features and the news). It is worth noting that nothing is set in stone. We're trying to be flexible here as well. I am simply relaying things to you guys so that you know what was discussed in the meetings. Please do not use that list, braid it into a rope, and hunt Volte6 down for a lynching.
Regarding the DD book, there is very little I want to talk about publically. I will say though that I had everyone's files and I had checked them, both three years ago and this year, to see if the resolution was correct. Newer contributor's files were checked by either me or SpANG. I was always available through e-mail and I made my concerns known. Volte6 is a nice guy because it's the only explanation I have for him not blocking me on Google Talk even though I ask him every single week (sometimes daily) about the book. (And he wasn't even involved in it!)
(If you are a contributor though and have a concern or complaint, you can still contact me at blackkitty (at.) gmail (dot) com. I don't know how much help I can be for you at this point but I'm actually around.)
I don't know anything about WWLA so I can't offer any commentary.
Basically, I think what we can expect is something like this:
(admins, correct me on anything that is out of order, I'm just going in what seems the most logical priority)
1. Security fixes
2. Image bug
3. Favourite bug
4. The main page
I understand that you're going for what you feel is the most logical but that is not what I listed. ^^;; I don't want to sound cranky but what I listed is what we're expecting. Why would I put image bug as first but then expect you guys to think security is first?
You guys are all free to ask questions but please keep in mind that we may not have all the answers. Sometimes I don't even respond to these kind of threads anymore because well…how many times do you guys want to hear “he's working on it?”
In regards to getting another coder:
We ask that on every possible occasion :)
There is someone coming to help with that now ^_^
(about. fucking. time.)
(08:39:41 AM) Blues: is there ever a DD post just asking what the hell volte is doing?
(08:40:34 AM) TheDoctor: You know what?
(08:40:38 AM) TheDoctor: THERE'S GOING TO BE
(08:40:40 AM) TheDoctor: RIGHT NOW
We've been waiting a long time now for an update to what's going on with the site. We've got a buglist that's a mile long, features that haven't been fully implemented yet still give us the option of trying to use, numerous slowdown issues and massive security holes in the site. So seriously now:
What the hell is going on?
It seems there are at least MEETINGS with Volte, in which things are discussed, but is any time allotted by anyone in charge to get anything done around here? Was the new layout specifically commissioned by Platinum to be rolled out on the date it was, causing most of these issues, or was that Volte's idea? What level of control has Volte had over the changes that were made to the site, and what other projects does he have to work on that are taking priority over what has essentially been his baby for the past 6 years?
This is getting a bit ridiculous, especially since there are still issues that are preventing this site from functioning as a comic host in the first place.