squirrel
Monday, February 18, 2008 6:44:30 PM
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Originally posted by Webmonster


I shouldn't have to convince anyone, I was just trying to make a donation and a suggestion.

Converting Snitz is VB is a pain staking process but not impossible.

There is nothing wrong with the skin, Just could use a new touch.

Sounds like your unhappy with this job ;)



Well, the way it works with Matt is if it ain't broke, we don't fix it -- Currently, with our userbase (excluding a couple members who have suggestions) they are relatively satisfied with this software -- it's easy to use, it runs at good speeds, and considering the traffic, it's exceptionally light on the server. I am in the middle of implementing the topic highlighter now on my dev. server so that feature should be available soon (as well as RSS support for the forums as well)...

I'm not unhappy with the job. Because of the work I've already put in, these forums are nothing to maintain and stay on top of. But when other people start poking around in the code and in datafiles, that usually causes problems in the end. That was my main point - that if you think you can handle the conversion, then you will need to be available to maintain the new software and deal with it's headaches. I don't play admin well with others because I am a security freak.

Additionally, what I get sketchy about are people who are out of the blue wanting to offer database conversions to move to another server. Currently, with the format of the software, that would require me to give you db_owner level access to our Database for you to facilitate a conversion. That means you would have access to these members' data that is registered on these forums (and while that may only include an email address for some members, they still are very picky about their privacy. Many don't register to post as it is, because they don't trust the internet not to spew out their information without permission. I would hate to hear the outcry from them if they knew a copy of the database that controls the forum was being experimented on by someone who they don't know from Adam... At least with me, they understand through reputation and endurance that their data is safe here because I'm a paranoid bastard that will nuke a database before I give someone I don't know access to it... In this case, it would be Matt's call, and if he chose to go with your ideas, I would be removing my admin account strictly because I don't know you at all and I'm not releasing ANY of my information to someone I don't know.
squirrel
Monday, February 18, 2008 6:47:04 PM
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Originally posted by Webmonster

I'm a Supplier and Builder of the Dark Ride industry. I wish to remain anonymous.

I'm currently a lurker. I've been visiting this site for years, I just see a lot more potential on creative side. I have created many successful websites in the past. I just felt that I'd share my opinion with the community. I had a VB license and I though it would be nice to donate it after I saw this post.

I'm not trying to offend anyone, just sharing some creative input.



And you should know that we DO appreciate your offer. Even if I am a jerk about it (which I usually am on first impressions) your offer has been weighed heavily on. I would recommend that you get to know other members though and post once in a while -- while there are some rough ones here, most of the regulars love the added input from new members. It's not often that we get many suppliers around who are willing to participate --