SarahtheBoring wrote:...wow. Amen, and amen again. I'd probably steal dokidoki's long-standing idea of hosting notes offsite. I know, no big loss in my case, but really... I realize you liked Tom's info, or whatever is the actual problem here (you keep saying "problem" and "destruction," but what actually happened to bring about this huge, irritating change on every single one of the members here?)
I never said that I liked Tom's info. This isn't about liking or disliking. It's all about destruction of information (the pet peeve of those people who are trying to create an archive). Some people posted, "Dude, WTF with Tom's vids?" which meant that there was a problem. This has happened in the past with other videos, but nobody really noticed. Having members point out the problem was the straw that broke the camel's back. Immediate action had to be taken.
Everyone who is complaining seems to be missing one major point: This is a TEMPORARY SOLUTION
. I have already stated multiple times that members will be fully and freely able to manipulate every word of the information displayed in their video profile once the new system is implemented. The only difference will be that changes will be archived. The current TEMPORARY SOLUTION
is in place to prevent further destruction of information.
SarahtheBoring wrote:...back on track, I realize you liked whatever was lost, or whatever, but this is a badly executed solution. It does irk me that we lost this little bit of control over our work, but apparently that's not going to be given back.
Again, this is a TEMPORARY SOLUTION
which means that it will change. Control will be restored. The TEMPORARY SOLUTION
will be replaced by a more permanent solution. The TEMPORARY SOLUTION
was implemented in the way it was because it was very easy and fast to implement. The permanent solution will take much more time to implement.
In fact, I am currently spending time replying to posts instead of coding the permanent solution on top of watching the price of gas at the corner gas station go from $2.49 to $3.09 in a matter of hours with a line of cars 20 long waiting to get gas and wondering if things are going to get bad as the night goes on and if the thugs down the street are going to try to suck the gas out of my car or worse and just how high the tension is going to get in the neighborhood where I live right here right now. As you can probably guess, I’m a little bit stressed right now.
SarahtheBoring wrote:Also, really, what the hell was Tom's gorgeously perfectly awesome best-thing-ever description style, that made you piss off thousands of users in grief and rage over its loss? Was it reeeeeeeeeeeeally that important? Seriously.
Nope. In fact, his information is rather mediocre. Again, that is not the point. The point is that information was lost, people complained. If you are trying to maintain an archive, loss of information is the worst possible thing than can happen.
I would also like to point out that those people who are planning on having their video information be hosted externally will have the following problems:
* People will not be able to search for your video very well by using the site search features since your video information will not be in the site system
* If your site goes down, members will not be able to read your video information
Now, I can either go back to writing code in order to make everyone happier or we can continue the debate. All in favor of code writing, please respond nicely. All those in favor of more debate, please respond nicely.
I hope this helps.