1038 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, Ian. The moderators would have blocked comments from the off if they had had an inkling that some people would repeatedly try to post links to stuff that would land us in legal hot water.
linking to other sites is fine, so long as it is not pimping...
Nate, your comments rock. We are always looking for independent IT practitioners who can write. Fancy joining our roster of sysadmin bloggers? We spell check and vet for libel, but that's all!
How is this hyping Twitter's IPO
It is a prize draw, that is all, and we are playing with Twitter. Not exactly a high barrier to entry.
Double dare you to follow us @theregister
Challenge not accepted...although we do draw the line at Facebook.
Re: Some simple(!) suggestions!
Thanks Jamie, - the random ID thing is an interesting shout.
BTW why would you want the time stamp in the article - after a few hours, surely this info is irrelevant anyway?
Re: New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first
I think it just make sense to say "x hours ago", then "x days", then "x months", then "date/ no time". That works for everyone, yes?
Thanks for the feedback - we will do some serious thinking next year about forums.
I am pleased to see people try out new things. Clint deserves a pay on the back for getting this far. I hope he does even better
Re: Re: This is disturbing
Faggot is correct spelling on both cases.
Re: ***I Know It's Long But Just Give It A Read
Long posts are fine - but a few paragraph breaks would help us all.
Re: Re: Android is becoming Google Phone
Kroneous, people can have opinions without being paid shills.
Re: planned obsolescence
Perhaps Apple has worked out that it is cheaper to replace broken stuff with new kit. The logistics are easier than repair and Apple margins are fat enough to do this, no or few questions asked.
Not much fun for third party repair companies though.
Did you miss it? Yes
Re: It's sorta working
Thanks jubtastic - will put your suggestions into the thinking pot.
Re: It's sorta working
What would make it reddit class?
Re: Re: Gone all silver
Ralph, do you have two accounts? According to our record of this account you have 918 live posts associated with Ralph B.
Apologies for messing
We need to integrate comments and reader forums. In the meantime I am switching off comments and asking you to move on to the forum thread.
Re: Journalism FAIL
My, aren't we a little grumpy. The vocabulary is idiomatic and understandable, but we have tidied up a little for you. BTW the analogue analogy was derived from Michael Castelaz, who writes "The fragile and analog nature of astronomical photographic plates makes their data difficult to access".
Re: say El-Reg
No. Not even little.
Not too daft...
Yes, you need 100 non-anonymous posts. We introduced this in cautious mode. But maybe we can relax this now.
Definitely not a feature - and definitely not something I can reproduce myself. Forwarded to devs for perusal.
Re: Re: Continually being asked to approve cookies
I am not sure that we did anything!
Thanks for the update.
Except that is not how it panned out - and followers were signing up to @theregister at nearly the same rate as to @regvulture, even though we did no site promo for the former.
No accounts were harmed in the making of...
No scorched earth here - we renamed the accounts.
Thanks for this - we'll check it out.
Too late, John.
They are on to you ...
Nope, not this time, sorry.
Re: AN LED?
Perfectly understandable usage here, unlike your little rant.
Sales pitch? No
The article is a promo for an upcoming webcast, sponsored by Dell Software. We broadcast a couple of dozen webcasts a year - and if you take time to watch them you will see that there is no sales pitch. The more technical the content the better our readers seem to like them - for instance, our last webcast with Dell Software - about Microsoft Exchange - pulled in more than 800 viewers for the live event, and many more since then.
Re: Canucks on Rogers Wireless (Oct 9 2013) ??
That was mischievous, Alistair.
Re: Oracle, cocaine and death
It is newsworthy and sad - but young sales guy taking cocaine doesn't make it newsworthy just because he worked for Oracle.
Just checked. No - this article was pre-modded.
Chris Williams, the author of this article, works on The Register's sub desk.
Chris Williams, who wrote all the Phorm articles, went to work for The Telegraph, and now has the byline "Christopher Williams".
To avoid confusion between the two we changed all bylined articles on The Register by Chris Williams the FIrst to "Christopher Williams".
Campaign ends on September 19: In the meantime...
Our apologies. This O2 ad is a CPU hog: an unwelcome first for us.
We have reported the rogue ad to the creative agency, but the response has been unsatisfactory, to date.
This ad appears to be running more frequently on our site than elsewhere in the UK, so exacerbates the issue for our readers.
We are contractually obliged to complete the campaign, but we are examining our ts&cs and testing procedures to try to prevent another debacle like this.
Re: Broken Flash advert?
Your feedback is forwarded to our ops team.
Re: O2 advertising
Sorry about this. We have reported this problem to 02's creative agency (which makes the ad).
Re: Re: Awaiting moderation
Anything public that involves changing state, aka, making a change to the "db" ... posting, voting, withdrawing ... on forums ... incurs a short delay.
Typically (in 99%+) it's under a second lag. Three-four times a year, it could be up to 5 minutes.
Very occasionally, when we have major problems, it could be an hour or two. Last example was a server migration - there were periods when the updates
It's your classic "distributed write db" problem. No single point of failure, used in many locations/servers.
Re: Awaiting moderation
Vagabondo, you are not on the naughty step. Some articles - maybe controversial, maybe open to libellous comments - are pre-modded before publication. In such cases everyone is in the same boat.
Re: Really sad
But the operators would, if they live in the USA, still have to comply with US law, surely.
Re: Argh! Make it stop!!! Pop-up ad keeps going forever :-(
Martin, the offending ad is served by Google AdSense in Australia. Ops will email you for more info so we can block it.
Not seen any video pop-ups myself - forwarded to ops.
Re: Sexist numpty
Hmm. I don't see any complaining in this article.
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