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Re: Hey I send in a lot (well several) corrections using the corrections link...
We don't require people to be signed in to file a correction. And that means hand-tooling whatever we do.
Our production guys are the ones with handle on who the regulars are - if we have names, we can cross-match against handles. Not perfect, I know.
We do have a Reg iOS app - it's free.
Offline reading is enabled too here
Also, we will introduce offline reading to the mobile web version of our site next year.
We don't have any plans to enable full stories for RSS feeds - but are you sure that all other sites do this?
PS - this escaped my notice until now - apologies for tardiness in replying.
Re: What? None for me?
So Jamie - a corrections badge? That would be very cool for The Reg.
However, for this to work you and anyone else would need to send corrections in via "send corrections" and not as a post.
That would give us just one place to look at, when considering nominees.
Think of bronze as a long-ish service medal
Spamming is not a problem in this forum. If people start posting stupid things to get badges - then other readers will report them. And we will have a gentle word.
If behaviour changes massively then we will have a rethink.
Re: Great - a Bore's Charter
So bronze and silver badges reward activity / with a dash of upvotes for quality - and gold badges reward quality.
We can of course change the criteria for selection - but we have to start somewhere. And somewhere is here.
We will add other voting options to help determine "quality" - but any more badges we do introduce will be awarded on an automated basis.
And we welcome all suggestions for more badges - I see we have a call for purple! OK, but what is a purple badge in recognition of?
Re: Awarded to user handle instead of account?
Not weird - some people post under multiple handles, and some post mostly but not all as anonymous cowards. If we grant privileges across all variants, we risk giving others the tools to associates these posts to one person.
It makes more sense to impose one handle+ anonymous option restriction per account.
Re: Re: Fake enthusiasm
Bob, I rejected your previous comment - why the sideswipe about people with special needs? And I have rejected this comment too
As for censorship. This is our house, our rules. No-one is stopping you from making your points elsewhere.
Re: Fake enthusiasm
At time of writing, all the commenters - except two - are long-standing regulars. It is possible to like WinPhone 8 and not be a Microsoft shill, surely?
Re: Looks like the courts agreed with us about Apple's mealy-mouthed "apology"
Our story is here.
Apple must have known that it was breaching the order. Most peculiar.
Re: Re: you have an app?
There is a mobile version link on the home page subnav bar - called "mobile". Admittedly, this is not prominent.
To date, we have chosen not to automatically redirect to the mobile version, but we may change. Currently, more than 15 per cent of our traffic is via mobiles, tablets - and this is growing quickly all the time. We have had few (none?) complaints about showing the full-fat version as default.
Re: Re: MSDN people not using keys
We don't do commenter to commenter messages - we have had hardly any requests for this facility.
Re: Re: I believe Apple is getting burned
Edit post? We're listening and might even do something about it.
Man, that is an old version of Firefox
OK, that is an unusual combination - a tiny fraction of one per cent of our readership. So I am not going to OK a bug hunt, sorry.
But I see you have an old version of FF there. Any chance of updating and see if that makes a difference?
Update: On second thoughts - it is now at bottom of front page for me too, so don't go changing on our account! We'll see how we get on here for a few weeks before we go changing anything.
Re: Re: Most read/ commented
It is above spotlight - on front page only
Re: Re: on second thoughts...
Things do change, you know!
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