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Interesting Musing about the FA Downtime

Hunter

Member
Lol, i've never interacted with you before but I don't think it was really a big issue either way, and when you state any group, it could be seen as an attack against that group. Like saying leftist fascists have screws loose.

Leftist fascists don't have screws loose ?
The probability of a full blown hard core sonic fanboy lurking this thread atm are next to nil anyway and even then only about 15% of all sonic fans are that bad .
I could go on with multiple social psychological analysis about obsession but this is not the appropriate thread for this.

In the end it may have been a badly worded attempt at levity and if any sonic fanboy have been offended , i will humbly apologize .

I leave with this ... if your not worth a joke , your worth nothing.
 

yak

Site Developer
Administrator
Except Valve can actually accomplish something and provide a working product while managing several other large ones.
Stop comparing FA to corporations where people do what they do for a fat pay check and as the only part of their day job.
Give me a salary of a Valve's dev, stand back and watch a couple of months. I'll quit my day job and have all the time in the world to do things on FA.
If not I'll keep on trying to accomplish what I can in the spare time that I have.

I went drinking with a couple of the folks who run FA, and I was still cold shouldered. :p
You're saying this like you're still interested :p Are you?
 

PheagleAdler

Well-Known Member
You're saying this like you're still interested :p Are you?

Sorry for jumping in XP but hell, I'd be interested. I got a little coding experience myself...
 
Sorry for jumping in XP but hell, I'd be interested. I got a little coding experience myself...

Wasting the energy it took to post this, honestly. I've seen people volunteer time after time to work on FA's coding to improve the site, but they've all been turned away without so much as a glance at their qualifications. The tech team is understaffed and overworked, yet the admins absolutely refuse to resolve the issue by bringing in more people that can resolve the bugs and actually work on and implement the site improvements that have been promised time after time but have yet to be delivered.
 

nrr

Member

DKitty

The Future is Meow
Good morning everyone!

I see some computer techies have been fighting/debating through the night over the site crashing again & going to read-only mode again, bringing up the "Site Being Hacked by A Sonic-Porn Fanboy Theory" which is legit only by Chris-chan standards, & offering to be on FA Staff to code the site better.

*Sighs* I miss the best stuff after 9pm EST.
 

Quilmeleon

Active Member
Good morning everyone!

I see some computer techies have been fighting/debating through the night over the site crashing again & going to read-only mode again, bringing up the "Site Being Hacked by A Sonic-Porn Fanboy Theory" which is legit only by Chris-chan standards, & offering to be on FA Staff to code the site better.

*Sighs* I miss the best stuff after 9pm EST.

Morning

You have to get sleep. I missed it all too as I called it a night early as well. Nice to see some activity though
 

Punnchy

Feed Me Pizza
Now that fa's in read only mode, furs have gone back to browsing the site even in it's simplified mode.
 

Punnchy

Feed Me Pizza
I am using this time to browse through galleries of all those I watch to see if I missed anything. If so I bookmark it for fav when full functionality is back up
Personally I don't fave unless someone has drawn the art I already know or its of my character. I have found that I can use a booru to upload all my free/commissioned artwork to, lol.
 

Quilmeleon

Active Member
Personally I don't fave unless someone has drawn the art I already know or its of my character. I have found that I can use a booru to upload all my free/commissioned artwork to, lol.

I do the same to my photobucket account using a uploader plug-in in Firefox. I fav so I can find it on my PC later. I normally on the net using my phone and lots of submission notices pulls extra data. So I keep that section cleared regularly
 

stripestiger

New Member
This downtime is nothing like the downtimes of the old days. :p Though I do wish staff would make slightly-more-frequent updates. Doesn't take that long to write a blurb of info!

FA's downage has allowed me to focus a great deal on my YouTube recordings; I've been working on a new LP the last couple days, of a game called Crusader of Centy. It's pretty fun actually.

where whould that be?
 

Quilmeleon

Active Member
My YouTube page can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/charemthecharmeleon

I greatly appreciate any support to it. I'm a YouTube Partner and it makes me money (not much, but anything helps of course!) when people watch/subscribe. :3 I post a video a day at 5 PM CST, so I try to supply both quantity and quality.

Been on your subscribed list for a while fellow poke ^^
 

UnburntDaenerys

R'hllor Coaster
Is anyone else horribly amused that there is porn of Cream the rabbit stuck on the front page? I giggle everytime I see it.
 

Tartii

Tartlicious 24/7
Is anyone else horribly amused that there is porn of Cream the rabbit stuck on the front page? I giggle everytime I see it.

Considering the irony of it all? Yes it is quite hilarious.
And waaah I hope FA comes back up to full functionality soon. I have so much art I want to share and find myself with way too much extra time xD
 

ArrowTibbs

Probably still lives in a giant bucket
I think adding more coders would be a good decision. There's a lot of stigma against adding just jack off the street but most of the people who volunteer have proven that they honestly know their shit one way or another. Plus time zones mean that yak's updates generally only come very late at night in the US.

Off topic: It'd also be cool if FA had a good long-term business plan so that when things like this happen they don't come out of someone's pocket/have to run donation drives like in the past. I've seen subscription options, website hosting options, advertisement options (afaik the only one that was implemented) and a few other things tossed around in the past. I realize "Ferrox is coming" might be the answer here, but Ferrox has been scrapped over and over again. A business plan to take care of the contingencies would be a wise course of action. No singular person should be paying for hard drives and so forth when there are options even barring donations. I do understand every member of staff is a volunteer but this does not exclude FA from needing sustainability options.
 

Tartii

Tartlicious 24/7
The only thing I think that is holding the staff back and keeping it to 'close friends' or people they know is because of predictability. They may be nervous about hiring somebody they know nothing about on a site they themselves have to keep up and running. The bigger the staff, the more they have to keep a far closer eye on the staffs actions. If something happens on the site and an admin is responsible its less of a "I know who may have done this because I know their personality" and more of a "I need to go to every single admin to try and really break down who it may have been." Now, while having a contract holding them responsible in many drastic ways to prevent things like this happening would definatly solve most of the issues, but this is just my two cents when I try to put myself in that situation.
 

ArrowTibbs

Probably still lives in a giant bucket
Well, let me put it this way. When I was asked to be on staff it was because I had compiled a list of all the suggestions in a gigantic thread, just because I felt like it. No one really knew me. No one really knew yak, who came aboard at around the same time. So that was an exception to the 'only close friends/known persons' idea. Forum mods are, as far as I know, still chosen from users who seem very helpful. They are not known otherwise. Really the risk only lies in allowing major access, which can be attained anyway if you know what you're doing.

So in the end, the risk becomes minimal simply due to the fact that...if you want it, you can get it anyway. So why not let someone come in to help fix things that need fixing?
 
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