1022 posts • joined Thursday 26th November 2009 08:24 GMT
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.
Coding: 'suitable for exceptionally dull weirdos'
One of the reasons, why plans to introduce coding for all to the ICT curriculum in England and Wales, is 'stupid' - says Willard Foxton.
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.
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.
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: 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: 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.
To take your claim, seriously ...
At time of writing, IBM adverts are, in the UK, displayed beside this article, which is about a bank and the analytics methods and technologies it is using to deal with a financial scandal.
We have never run SAS adverts anywhere - not sure if they even advertise in UK tech pubs - but of course we would gladly accept their advertising.
Re: reset once a day
This features the most read articles of the previous 48 hours - it updates every hour. Except on a Monday or a public holiday, Most-reads are rarely more than 36 hours old.
Re: Where's the "send corrections" button?
The corrections link is there via - post comments button / page. This is its original position - we experimented for a while with publishing three comments at the bottom of stories - and the corrections link was moved there for the duration.
Re: Reasons for reporting abuse
Typically we get two or three posts reported a day. More often than not, the reporter simply dislikes the post - but with the rest it is obvious at a glance why the post has been reported e.g. xenophobia, overly abusive, libellous - and so on. So, right now this is a non-issue. We would have a re-think only if volumes of reported posts increased substantially.
Re: Argh - Week in summary
Post acknowledged, Corrine.
We are standardising designs around fewer templates. In some instances this might jar simply because of the shock of the new.
But in this case, I recognise that the quick glance / scroll through has been lost. Will have a think about this next week.
PS I have renamed this thread to make it easier for feedback to funnel into one place.
You are quite right, but this war may be lost.
False singulars are common in English and some make the jump permanently into the Oxford English Dictionary -'pease' (as in "pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold") and 'pea' is perhaps the best-known example.
When enough people use "On-premise" then this too will become standard, even if its formation is based upon a false premise (ahem).
A quick Google search suggests that on-premise is already widely used = probably because it sounds less clunky than "on-premises".
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