36 posts • joined Thursday 6th May 2010 14:33 GMT
Re: One week later
ahem, slight snafu in who got what1.
1 : bronze lacked extra html, and silver the ability to edit posts. Both should be fixed. Sorry :/
ps. I used my special powers to get a bronze badge long enough to post this, then reverted back to regular commentard ...
Re: Web hosting
bytemark because they're a solid little uk outfit with an approach i like, and you can get savvy engineers on irc for support. Used them for years. See also bigv.io. Not used it, but sounds whizzy, if a bit pricey.
hetzner 'cos the price of some of their dedicated servers is just nuts. I know of a couple of clued up users who've been happy with them for a year or two at least.
rackspace cause if it's good enough for El Reg ...
Re: chance of ElReg incorporating an automated spell check
Fairly slim ;)
Firefox, Chrome & Safari all have a built in spell checker that I believe is turned on by default.
Afaik, IE doesn't, but there appear to be plugins: http://www.iespell.com/
re: Flippin yanks
The links reflect where we guess your nearest Amazon company is. If you are in the UK you should get .co.uk and .fr in France. Sometimes we guess wrong.
For people in Amazon free countries, we default to .com. Either we guessed wrong or you are in a country that has yet to be assimilated/blessed by Mr Bezos & co.
ps. we have writers in the USA, Spain, Australia & beyond too. Plus we do list prices in other currencies dollars if it's appropriate http://reg.cx/1GXr
Re: crappy "forum" software hiding recent posts?
I think you're asking for an un-threaded view, so that each post regardless of whether it's a reply to another or a "new" one appears in strict chronological order.
Noted. In the immediate term, while far from ideal, the (Atom) feed for each forum does provide that.
Have you forgotten your audience?
fwiw, I can assure you we spend a substantial amount of time thinking about our readers/users/commentards and making stuff better for them. The balance is always what is the most valuable use of the time/resources.
Obviously we *can* add voting to already published stories. We opted not to here.
The issue here was simply that we wanted subtle differences when compiling a list of the best stuff (Android apps) than we wanted when having a more free-form discussion.
The former wanted a url for the thing being rated, which made no sense for a regular discussion. The icons ("Where's the Paris Hilton angle?") also didn't seem approriate when building the list of top ten iphone games, etc. although I grant you that this could be debated. Possibly at length ;)
Then there is the list of suggestions/posts. Mixing (new) suggestions in between (older) discussion about stuff seemed like it might be more confusing than helpful.
And so we concluded: either it's a list of user suggestions to rate, or it's a discussion. And articles already published with discussion attached remain as that.
It's not perfect and we are curious how you'd like to see it work.
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