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Posted: 31 May 2012 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Proxima Shining - 31 May 2012 03:44 PM

...Right now I am just plain angry. Store isn´t working again (wasn´t tomorrow either),...

hee hee.  I don’t know if you wrote that on purpose or not, but either way, it’s perfect. smile ....


Everyone has the right to be irritated, but, I’m sure DAZ would prefer to see their “store working” surely more than any of us.  They have no choice but to get it working (or close the doors), so I wouldn’t worry too much.  This is a good time to play with the toys you have…. M’Daddy used to say, “contentment is not having everything you want, but being happy with everything you got” wink


....Damn, I wish we had better smileys!  These guys look stupid!  Where is that on the to do list? huh?!?  C’mon DAZ, we need better smileys!!! Where’s the little evil smile guy?!?  And WHY do I have to open a new window AND resize it everytime I want a smiley!  Geez!!!

(sometimes I just crack myself up)

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Posted: 31 May 2012 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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chohole - 31 May 2012 02:46 PM

THe old site was falling to pieces, it was literally held together with string, bits of wire and lashings of duct tape. It was taking the web guys all their time to jkeep it functioning.

As far as I can tell, strings, wire and duct tape seem to be a more powerful tool than brand new shiny Magento software… With them, store and forum was working, with Magento it does not. And what other job have web guys than to keep the site functioning? I thought that was what they are supposed to, it is their job description, no? What else would DAZ need them for?

I agree.

I once worked with an Engineer (at a television station) who used to say that the old transmitter and equipment provided him with job security. Things broke down all the time and he fixed them. Management never bothered him about anything.

We really don’t need NEW features. We just need the old features to work right, which they were.

I hate the current state of the new site too, however, I’m not going to make silly rants about the old site (which was broken in its own way and did have to be held together with chicken wire and rubber bands) was better. You can keep kicking an old model T also and keep it running, but it would be asinine to consider it suitable for today’s needs or up to today’s tasks. And the very first time the old rickety site’s flaws came back to bite you in the ass, you know you’d have been first in line screaming bloody murder for having such a broke down site.

I don’t quite understand why the new site is so problematic right now, but I certainly am not going to cling to the old place and it’s many problems and pretend that it was just fine.

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Posted: 31 May 2012 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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The site is much slower. Pricing is constantly changing. The site keeps crashing.

On the plus side, when you press the “back” button when searching for items you no longer go back to the first page of whatever it was you were searching.

That was an annoyance, but the site as it is now is kind of a hindrance. I’m like seriously peeved that I spent two hours shopping only to have all the prices on every single item change when I went to check out. Seriously uncool.

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Posted: 31 May 2012 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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TheWheelMan - 31 May 2012 06:26 PM
tsarist - 31 May 2012 04:03 PM
Proxima Shining - 31 May 2012 03:08 PM
chohole - 31 May 2012 02:46 PM

THe old site was falling to pieces, it was literally held together with string, bits of wire and lashings of duct tape. It was taking the web guys all their time to jkeep it functioning.

As far as I can tell, strings, wire and duct tape seem to be a more powerful tool than brand new shiny Magento software… With them, store and forum was working, with Magento it does not. And what other job have web guys than to keep the site functioning? I thought that was what they are supposed to, it is their job description, no? What else would DAZ need them for?

I agree.

I once worked with an Engineer (at a television station) who used to say that the old transmitter and equipment provided him with job security. Things broke down all the time and he fixed them. Management never bothered him about anything.

We really don’t need NEW features. We just need the old features to work right, which they were.

I hate the current state of the new site too, however, I’m not going to make silly rants about the old site (which was broken in its own way and did have to be held together with chicken wire and rubber bands) was better. You can keep kicking an old model T also and keep it running, but it would be asinine to consider it suitable for today’s needs or up to today’s tasks. And the very first time the old rickety site’s flaws came back to bite you in the ass, you know you’d have been first in line screaming bloody murder for having such a broke down site.

I don’t quite understand why the new site is so problematic right now, but I certainly am not going to cling to the old place and it’s many problems and pretend that it was just fine.

I knew I’d run into the Wheelman sooner or later. I don’t see any silly rants around here. I see a lot of people who are truly concerned.


I guess we will have to agree to disagree. A crappy Model T that runs beats a brand new Jaguar that spends all its time at the dealership’s Garage.


By the way, I never said the old site was perfect. The version before the last site was the best Daz ever had.
The last revision was bad, but it at least was usable.


Oh, and I tried to buy something today, but couldn’t get into the site. I needed an item, but found something similar over at Renderosity.


So, you enjoy riding to work in the dealer’s “courtesy shuttle.” I’ll just be silly and kick the model T and drive myself to work.

 

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Posted: 31 May 2012 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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fixmypcmike - 31 May 2012 05:52 PM

And while it’s certainly taking longer than they thought to get the basic features working, it’s still only been two weeks since the switch.  I hope they made the right decision this time and won’t be spending all their time firefighting six months from now, as they were last time.

I hope they made the right decision too.
I also wish them well and have compassion for the web guys who have to deal with this monstrosity.
Hopefully, they can put the fire out before the building burns down.

 

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Posted: 31 May 2012 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Totally disappointed.  I stopped buying like crazy months ago, but at least the forums kept me coming here.  Now I have no clue what’s for sale, but I think I saw some lights for over $1,000.  The forums are more painful to come read than a thorn in your foot.  And when I use my tablet to log in, I’m logged in as Paul Vigliotta (who I have never met) and who has 423 items on his wishlist (I have zero).

One day I aspire to be Paul Vilgiotta and download his entire purchase history.

Just kidding… I would never do that, but I’m wondering how many others are downloading his history.

As a paying customer, I really do expect to know what’s going on.  So sorry you’re having troubles, but my logins are becoming more rare.  How’s Paul’s login count going?

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Posted: 31 May 2012 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Indigone - 31 May 2012 07:04 PM

One day I aspire to be Paul Vilgiotta and download his entire purchase history.

Just kidding… I would never do that, but I’m wondering how many others are downloading his history.

None—you can see public areas like the wishlist, but to access his account you need to login.

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Posted: 31 May 2012 07:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Ooohhh, now I’m Chloe Kingsfield!!

I wonder who’s me right now, getting access to my stuff?  Oh, right, right, security and stuff, on this extremely secure site.

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Posted: 31 May 2012 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I totally agree with you on the current state of the new site. I really find the forums close to useless, to be quite frank, until they get it set so that the most recently posted to threads go to the top. I just disagree that the old site was all that great. They had to move forward. Whether they made the right choice to do that with I think is still up in the air.

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Posted: 01 June 2012 03:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Indigone - 31 May 2012 07:11 PM

Ooohhh, now I’m Chloe Kingsfield!!

I wonder who’s me right now, getting access to my stuff?  Oh, right, right, security and stuff, on this extremely secure site.

I’ve been Chris Meeks a couple of times now, the last time the site switch over they kept trying to tell me that was my name.

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Posted: 01 June 2012 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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If they have switched from a custom built system to a package solution I wonder if they will have the flexibility to put back in the features we have lost?

When there was a large bundle on sale it was very useful the way the old site changed the colour of items you had already downloaded. After you had finished you could go back to your downloads page and if you had missed any files you would see “never” in the last download date. Both of these features are gone, and it’s made worse by the fact that I have Mac downloads cluttering up my downloadable items list, I can’t find any way of telling the new system to show me only the PC files.

And I liked seeing the end date of sale offers.

Most systems need to be replaced eventually. Switching to a ready made package is easier and can be cheaper than building a custom made solution but it usually leaves you with an inferior system.

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Posted: 01 June 2012 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Some good news. I can actually find some items when I search for them, so I can download the images to save along with the files. I wasted almost 20 minutes yesterday with the search. So, there’s visible progress on getting some of the bugs out finally.

What has not been addressed are all of the Features of the Web Site that the community really wants but are not available with the new system.

How about a POLL to see what the most wanted Features are?


Dan

 

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