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Old 8th Jul 2001, 01:15
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It's getting faster already!

What's the deal with the rate a member setting? Are we supposed to give marks out of 5 for each contributor? If so where does that show, and is it really appropriate given the hot-headed discussions that can ensue from some topics?
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 01:31
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Hey, Danny, this new format is exactly the same as the Virgin in house one (VOICE)!! What's going on here, are you now wearing a wooly pully? Can we look forward to seeing you in Lagos soon? Has PPRuNe become another notch on Richards bedpost???

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 01:54
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Could be because the software, Ultimate Bulletin Board, is commercial software and Virgin thought it was good enough for them. Wish I had their budget for a really powerful server though.

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 01:59
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Some feedback/questions:
  • I went off-line and reconnected a few hours later: to my astonishment I was still logged in! Is this the way it's supposed to be?
  • About those ratings: It doesn't say if we are supposed to rate someone on either: a) How much we simply like them, b) How much we agree with their opinion, or c) How important we deem their presence on PPRuNe, whether we usually agree with them or not. An important distinction!
  • When will UBB code in JetBlast be enabled again?
  • After the upgrade, I (and others) get a message like this when trying to log on to chat: "Hack attempt logged or corrupt member file found with extra fields [29 total for UserName ... ]. I even registered a new user, but with the same result.
  • The server's clock appears to be about six minutes slow.
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 02:08
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Similarly, I rated (as a test) Capt PPruNe as ***.. Then tried to re-rate to discover how to do so. Don't seem to be able to. Also, I dared to say that there were some elements of the new system which I personally didn't like - so someone (and I'm sure I know who) gave me a *.... rating. Not that I care a jot about that - but why is such a pointless and divisive system in place on what is supposed to be an open bulletin board? Personally I find it extremely distasteful - as I told you before, Danny.

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 02:33
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One problem found so far, when searching for someones post...not possible anymore...only by Member number...how do I find them now...
 
Old 8th Jul 2001, 02:41
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Sorry to post again, but I just noticed that someone who had been rated "*" by 2 voters retained that rating even after I gave him 5 stars. Does this "Weighted Score" mean that some posters' vote is more important than others?

At least it would only be fair to publicly display a list of all voters and the ratings they gave, maybe with personal comments as well.
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 02:55
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Does anyone think that the 'Rate Members' feature is a good idea? Or just a way for those who don't wish to make a reasoned response to denigrate others whilst retaining their own anonymity.

Votes in favour of getting rid of it??

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 03:14
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How does the private message thingy work?
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 03:56
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If you don't like the new Rate Member option I believe it can switched off in your profile under:

"Allow your user rating to be publicly displayed? " Yes/No
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 04:04
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Actually, BEagle, you are not the only one who doesn't care for the "Rated" feature. There was some discussion in Chat (even before you got there) regarding this feature, and it seems (by my humble personal observation) that more people are against it . So on that note....

Remainder of thread deleted because it seems that the post by Semper Paratus (just prior to this one) has the solution for disabling the "Rated" feature

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 04:12
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I can't get into Chat! The new Chat window won't even allow me to type my name in the box - anyone got any ideas??
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 04:14
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Semper Paratus - thanks for the tip! But I still think that it should be generally deleted rather than selectively by individuals!

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 04:20
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Testing the "rated" feature -- hopefully it's gone

Edit -- It worked!

Also (for BEagle and others who were asking) . . this feature MAY (I'm not sure) be an imbedded part of this software, which might prohibit it from being disabled on its own. I'll ask about that in the near future. At least the "individual disabling" is a measure which each person can take if they don't want to be annoyed with the ratings.

Clic k Here for a link to a Survey in JB regarding the Rated issue.

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 04:27
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Nice one Danny - a much more comprehensive system. Ok, I'm on broadband but I also find the new engine a lot quicker.
One question - does it load up your server if I forget to log out?
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 04:41
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What server hardware do you run the board on?

And how much load is it normally running at?

And i know this might not be PC but occasionaly we have left over hardware after upgrades and as the accountant doesn't factor it in the bill it normally gets recycled to worthy causes. And as memory has dropped to 50ukp per 256MB 133nS locally it is treated as consumables. No MBoards or procs though.

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Old 8th Jul 2001, 06:10
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Well done Danny, from an old PPRuNer
 
Old 8th Jul 2001, 07:38
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Wow, what a great improvement!
Speed is even faster than before and all the new features - Well Done Danny & Friends.
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 08:02
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Wooohooo.
Very cool and all those new buttons and thingys.
Good one and thanks again Danny.
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Old 8th Jul 2001, 08:42
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Can I have a break please! I am as new to this new software as anyone else so when I get back from my flight later today and subject to not being called out on standby I will get back to you all.

We are still waiting to see what the server load will be like in anger. Monday will probably be the crunch day for that.

Because of nw file formats the password feature of the chat is disabled and I have put a generic log in page. You will just have to try and act like adults for a change and behave on there as there is no way of verifying who is who for the time being.

Patience please.
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