September 23, 2008

Bug: Spofi eats comments: Apparently if a comment is considered "too long" (I'm guessing), Spofi simply trashes it without warning or option for recovery.

posted by lil_brown_bat to bugs at 11:51 AM - 25 comments

Is there any update on the progress of the server move?

It seems as if not much has changed in a while.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:12 PM on September 23

If a comment is longer than 4,000 characters, you should have seen an error message that let you hit the Back button and correct it.

posted by rcade at 02:33 PM on September 23

Is there any update on the progress of the server move?

Gary's out of the country, so I've been concentrating on moderating the site. When he's back I'll be back to coding.

posted by rcade at 03:23 PM on September 23

Awesome. I appreciate the work you've done for the site, I'm sure many SpoFites do as well.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:58 PM on September 23

I certainly do.

A question for you, rcade. Are we going to have the "new comment" feature returned?

On another topic, am I the only one noticing an influx of trolls?

posted by tommytrump at 04:36 PM on September 23

It's not a bug. It's a feature.

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:38 PM on September 23

If a comment is longer than 4,000 characters, you should have seen an error message that let you hit the Back button and correct it.

Alas, didn't happen that way. FF3.0.1.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:30 PM on September 23

On another topic, am I the only one noticing an influx of trolls?

Nope. It's fall, but I was hoping this year would be different because of the new anti-troll features.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:31 PM on September 23

um, what's a troll?

posted by Spitztengle at 10:14 PM on September 23

If you're writing more than 4,000 characters on SpoFi, and you don't know who the troll is, then it's you.

posted by owlhouse at 11:05 PM on September 23

What about my 4,000 page anti-Yankee opus set to the tune of The Turner Diaries? Is that trolling or art?

posted by yerfatma at 02:11 PM on September 24

Or like I tried to say once, when is Spofi going to be like it was in the before times?

I liked it with all the bells and whistles like the buttons and easier to read comments. But maybe I'm the only one.

(back to lurking)

posted by THX-1138 at 08:26 PM on September 24

THX, where the hell have you been?

And, I echo your comment on the bells, whistles, and all that jazz.

posted by tommytrump at 08:37 PM on September 24

What about my 4,000 page anti-Yankee opus set to the tune of The Turner Diaries? Is that trolling or art?

It's called Tuesday afternoon here at SpoFi.

posted by goddam at 11:05 PM on September 24

I've been taking care of my wife, Tommy, and just haven't had the time to really get involved much. And in all honesty, I am not a fan of the site's "new look". I do come and read the articles and comments (just like Penthouse!) but I just sort of miss the really great user-friendly conveniences that the old ways had. There is a contingent of members here who are very computer literate, of which I am not one. In other words, I can't make it go the way I like. Sort of like I can drive a car but don't ask me to fix the transmission.

I'll just keep waiting to see how things turn out.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:53 PM on September 25

I'm sorry, THX, I didn't realize your wife was ill(or if you had told us, I'd forgotten). My thoughts are with you.

Things do seem to be getting better here bit by bit. As rcade said, when Gary gets back to the U.S.A., he's going to get back to work on the coding on the site. It is a lot of work I'm sure. I'm not particularly computer savvy either, and it can get frustrating. Your contributions to the site are valued and we miss having you around.

posted by tommytrump at 04:26 PM on September 25

Wow! If you can't get it said in 4,000 characters...(not directed at you personally, Ms. Bat)

posted by steelergirl at 05:55 PM on September 25

Good luck to you, THX. You are missed.

posted by BoKnows at 09:15 PM on September 25

Wow! If you can't get it said in 4,000 characters...(not directed at you personally, Ms. Bat)

Not taken personally. If you're responding to someone who wrote an opus, the quotes will put you over the top pretty quick.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:04 PM on September 25

I hope all is going well THX, you are missed. I hope everything is going good for Mrs. 1138

posted by HATER 187 at 12:36 AM on September 26

Thanks for the well wishes. Mrs THX will be OK. She is recovering from a mastectomy and now we (well, her) are going to go through a whole bunch of radiation treament. I've missed coming here and saying things that don't make sense.

How about for old times sake we start a Barry Bonds thread?

posted by THX-1138 at 11:33 AM on September 26

Well as much as we have missed you and wish the Mrs all the best... No to the Barry Bonds thread

and if she ends up with mouth or throat pain due to the radiation my friend (who is on year 5 recovery wise) recommends pearl drops (ask her doctor).

posted by Monica Poland at 03:04 PM on September 26

Hope the wife has a speedy recovery, THX.

Yes, lbb, some members can be quite loquacious.

posted by steelergirl at 07:15 PM on September 26

Is it possible to get back to the point where we don't have to sign in every time we come to the site?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:16 AM on September 27

Hang in there THX, and Mrs. THX; it's been almost three years exactly since my wife finished her chemo and radiation, and her hair just now started growing back normally; when she was diagnosed, her hair was mostly straight; when it started to grow back, it was locked into tight little curls like a perm. Weirdest damn thing.

Cancer sucks, and so does being the caretaker of a loved one with cancer, but this too, shall pass. It's a lot of pain and misery, followed by a score of little victories, as things return to normal.

Good luck and Godspeed to you both.

Sorry to get all personal in public, everybody, but THX doesn't have an email listed, and I wanted to pass on some encouragement.

And, I'm stoned.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:05 PM on September 28

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