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Re: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]

by DaWolf (Curate)
on Aug 28, 2006 at 02:41 UTC ( #569920=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]

Sorry, but I believe the OP was brutalized without a good reason. I understand her criticism and I believe it was put in a good, polite way, so why throwing stones at her like a bunch of raving lunatics?

There are some good, equally polite replies here, but there's also those who scare me: The ones that sound like there are rules against making ANY KIND OF criticism on PM.

I don't know, guys... I believe there's a lot of people here who should re-evaluate their attitude.


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Re^2: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 28, 2006 at 05:28 UTC
    I believe the OP was brutalized without a good reason

    I believe OP got off easy considering how stupid their suggestion is that a canned piece of crap like phpBB replace our beloved Perlmonks.

    Considered (Tanktalus): reap - troll (heated debate, but this is excessive)
    Unconsidered (holli): Enough keep votes (Keep: 11, Edit: 0, Reap: 7)

      Well, the one good thing about phpBB is the BB-Code markup.


      holli, /regexed monk/
Re^2: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]
by shotgunefx (Parson) on Aug 28, 2006 at 10:33 UTC
    I think it was with good reason as do others (apparently).

    "cmon guyz - plz take a good board like the phpBB.com bulletin board. Your board has absolutely no usability "

    Not exactly polite. Not well thought out, just, "change sh*t". I don't think she would have had nearly any negative reaction if she had put some thought into her post and actually gave specifics of things that could be done better. A modicum of tact would have probably helped too.

    Maybe people reacted harshly, but that's just human nature. If I went over to nearby Dorchester and said, "Dorchester is lame, be like Southie!", I'd imagine I'd get a lot of jabs, the only difference it being fists instead of threads.

    update Never mind the title, "super ugly & damned bad board"

    -Lee
    "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
Re^2: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Aug 28, 2006 at 21:52 UTC

    If you understand her criticism then please share it with us. And I'm not being sarcastic. I don't intend to go check out whatever stuff she thinks is better to figure out what she likes about them. However, if someone were to document something that they liked about them, and then propose such features here then it would be a different story.

    Although I will say that IMO its about time we figured out how to make the "first experience" a little nicer, without custom CSS/user settings the place does look a little crude. Which is something to keep in mind. Most of the people capable of changing the site already have it customized and thus might not even experience whatever it is that bothers you or the OP.

    ---
    $world=~s/war/peace/g

      I still use the site as is, no custom changes to CSS or anything, I didn't suffer that much, I guess.

      It's quite usable, although odd-looking at first. But so is any site; it's no use trying too hard because you can't please everybody.

      Cheers, Sören

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