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A little bit more info from Lawrence at Wowio

skoolmunkee at 2:54PM, Aug. 28, 2011
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Hi all, I just thought I'd post here what Lawrence posted over on the Get Satisfaction Updates. It's just a bit more info about the “on hold” status of the site, and there's an interesting bit of info in there, see if you can spot it:

LeachyPeachy said:
Hey guys,

As Skool has already told you, WOWIO is under considerable financial pressure right now. We are NOT going out of business and have every intent of continuing to develop The Duck. However, at this point I am just trying to keep the site alive as best I can in the short-term until things turn around. When they do I will be bringing back folks I recently lost and will hire a whole host of other people to finish building out and supporting the site. On a personal note, I lost two good friends who are hard working people due to our current situation. So no one is more frustrated or disappointed than me.

I've been seeing ALL of the messages going back-and-forth about “WOWIO abandoning the community”. I am very sorry for giving you all that impression. Obviously, what else are you left to think? I just have very limited resources at the moment and it's hard to respond to anything in a timely manner. I have been dealing with hosting and customer support issues as well as trying to squeeze in time to work on the problems with the site. This is NOT about me and my frustrations however. It's about the community. I'm simply trying to explain the lack of communication and utter silence on our end.

It is my hope that you guys will try to hang with me as I try to sort all this crap out and give you the site I promised, (with Custom HTML capabilities – had to throw that in there.), and that you deserve.

I am still offering a $5 coupon to anyone that requests one. I wish I could do more right now and it is my plan to do so in the very near future.

Thanks,

L.

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anonymous?

ghostrunner at 10:19PM, Aug. 29, 2011

atleast its news. admitedly the duck has a strangely empty feel right now.

skoolmunkee at 10:14AM, Aug. 29, 2011

Hi Locoma, we can ask him again but he really is swamped, it's just him there doing a lot of things now. ozoneocean says that if you disable java on those pages the text editor boxes go away and you can use a plain text box which works fine. Not sure if it's something you want to bother with, but if you're desperate it might be worth a try.

Locoma at 10:35PM, Aug. 28, 2011

Can't you at least disable the automated parsing for the forums and text edit boxes in general? It shouldn't be enabled if it doesn't work, it makes things nearly unusable.


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