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Posted: 28 May 2012 01:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 151 ]
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Ardiva - 27 May 2012 05:57 PM
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]Poser Pros allowed for images in line when it was archived!  WAAAAAAAAAAAAH~ ohh

Hey-the Poser Pros archive is gone too! shock

Hi Wanda..I just went to the PoserPros website to retrieve more of my products for backup, but the website is no longer there.
Needless to say, I’m very angry about this…..VERY angry indeed!!

 

PoserPros has been gone since some time ...
In the old forums we were told to PM Guarie for download resets ... maybe this helps here too?

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Posted: 28 May 2012 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 152 ]
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Ardiva - 27 May 2012 06:01 PM

Looks like someone doesn’t know what they are doing. Daz should take a hint from the Anonymous Forum website, “whyweprotest.com”
to see what a nice job they did on upgrading their own forum within 48 hours.  *serious*

They had their forums updated and tweaked in 48 hours time??  WOW… Doesn’t surprise me in the least.  Back when I was a moderator at another graphics forum my friend Risto that ran it would warn us that the forums would be down for a little while… I think, iirc, was about an hour and when the came back up ... “Oh, shiny, Oh pretty, Oh oh oh” lol Not sure why DAZ makes this harder than it has to be… READ THE MANUAL DAZ!  lmao

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Posted: 28 May 2012 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 153 ]
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ROFL! DAZ has a bunch of guys working for them. You should know guys don’t read directions.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 154 ]
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LMAO… Yea, I know!  *guilty as charged*  raspberry

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Posted: 28 May 2012 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 155 ]
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DAZ_ann0314 - 23 May 2012 10:52 PM

Just so you know keep listing any issues you come across or wishes…I’m not ignoring them, I am logging them all so I can send off a list of issues and suggestions smile


Thanks everyone for both helping point out problems you are experiencing, possible solutions, as well as offering your suggestions! We greatly appreciate it!


On the question of the old forums, the issue is as stated because no one can log in. In the future we hope that will change but first they will be working on the current store and forum issues before going back to the archive. I am sorry for any inconvenience on that topic. :(

I do have to chime in with some fix requests:

1. If I remove my Credit Card Information it needs to be removed from the DAZ Servers. At the moment this is not happening. The Credit Card Information returns to my Account Information after a purchase where I enter my CC info manually. This is not acceptable and needs to be fixed a.s.a.p. The state of the DAZ site is an open invitation to hackers.

2. When I send a PM the “Sent” box remains at zero. Checking the box to store the message does not work.

3. The white background with light grey text needs to go. (Is the designer color blind?) The DAZ site lacks color. For a Contend Provider for Artists there is nothing artistic to be found. The site looks sterile and does not invite a customer to get excited to spend money. Hopefully I am the only customer that feels that way.

4. Since pritty much every area of the new Store and Forum is not working what will be the time frame to fix it? One year? Two years? Maybe never? Scary thought is DAZ soon. blank stare

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Posted: 28 May 2012 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 156 ]
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Frank0314 - 28 May 2012 09:48 AM

ROFL! DAZ has a bunch of guys working for them. You should know guys don’t read directions.

This has become painfully obvious. I was once hired by a Company to read and know all the Manuals so I could help the Gurus “unwilling to even touch a Manual”. Maybe DAZ could provide such a service for their guys? DAZ is experiencing the “tapping in the dark” syndrom. Please turn on the lights guys.

Edited to add the text that disappeared when I hit the “Submit” button. I hope this is not another bug?

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Posted: 28 May 2012 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 157 ]
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...I know the feeling.  What is it with IT staff these days?  Oft times I find they have a condescending attitude towards us “unenlightened”¹ folk when we have a simple question or issue with software/hardware. Supposedly they are there to serve us, the users but sometimes I feel it is the other way around.


When I used to code for a living, I documented everything so anyone else after me would not be left fumbling in the dark.  If someone in the company had difficulty with a new update, I would take the time to walk them though instead of just performing the keystrokes/mouse moves myself and expecting them to remember what I did. Maybe it was the “teacher” in me that wanted people to learn and wanted them to have confidence in what they did rather than feel inferior in my presence.


To me downtime meant wasted resources and revenue.


...that said,


As has been mentioned elsewhere, they really need a team of pros to step in and get things working. If the new software has so many things it “cannot do” that other software (including the old site/forum) can, and which is forcing some of the negative changes in site policy and operation, then, maybe it is quite simply the wrong software for the job at hand.  From what I’ve gleaned through reading posts and the FAQ, I would be very hesitant to use it for updating my site if I knew the changes it would cause would result in such furor and angst across my entire customer/community member base.


Yeah, the old software was maybe a chewing gum, duct tape, and bailing wire affair, but compared to what we are dealing with now (and for the future) it would actually be more of an “upgrade” if they went back to it.


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¹ As I gave up coding seventeen years ago after the company I worked for was run into the ground by a new owner who was prone to critical errors in decision making, I now also consider myself one of the “unenlightened” since I never kept up with changes and trends.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 158 ]
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I agree Kyoto!

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Posted: 28 May 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 159 ]
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When uploading multiple images in a post, their order is random and apparently can not be controlled.


I performed a test in which I uploaded three images to a post. The images were labeled 1, 2, & 3 and were loaded in that same order. After posting, the images were displayed in the order 3, 1, 2.
I thought that maybe the images were being displayed in an order according to file name, but that doesn’t seem to be the case either. So using the file name as a work-around will not solve this problem.


You can view my test post here:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/4997/


As it stands, it’s going to be very difficult for anyone to create any tutorials that require multiple images, since now we can no longer post images in-line with the text, or even control the order of the ones appended to the end of a post.


I would appreciate hearing whether this is an acknowledged problem that DAZ intends to rectify.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 160 ]
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Geez, one more issue…. lovely!

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Posted: 28 May 2012 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 161 ]
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This may have been ‘said’ before but it deserves repeating:


  The ‘new’ website looks like s…, ah - ... gouvno!

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Posted: 28 May 2012 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 162 ]
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RAMWolff - 28 May 2012 09:16 AM
Ardiva - 27 May 2012 06:01 PM

Looks like someone doesn’t know what they are doing. Daz should take a hint from the Anonymous Forum website, “whyweprotest.com”
to see what a nice job they did on upgrading their own forum within 48 hours.  *serious*

They had their forums updated and tweaked in 48 hours time??  WOW… Doesn’t surprise me in the least.  Back when I was a moderator at another graphics forum my friend Risto that ran it would warn us that the forums would be down for a little while… I think, iirc, was about an hour and when the came back up ... “Oh, shiny, Oh pretty, Oh oh oh” lol Not sure why DAZ makes this harder than it has to be… READ THE MANUAL DAZ!  lmao

I forgot to mention that the WWP forum was not down during their upgrading. A little slow at times, but not down.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 10:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 163 ]
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Elowan - 28 May 2012 01:05 PM

This may have been ‘said’ before but it deserves repeating:


  The ‘new’ website looks like s…, ah - ... gouvno!

It’s the difference between minor flaws and massive flaws.

The old one had issues that at least you could work around.  The new one one or two weeks in and it’s still non-functional.

Suffice to say whoever was the web designer for this project… well, let’s just say you haven’t earned your keep.  And that’s me putting it as nicely as I can… :(

I could go on further to say user-friendliness wasn’t even a factor when designing this new site.  Nothing about the new design points to an end-user experience being a leading factor.  It’s more like someone was just paid and they were BS’ing and tried to get it done and throw it out there at the last minute.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 12:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 164 ]
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...basically, the new site software is a total FAIL.


● It should not take two (or more) weeks to implement.
● It should not force changes in website policy because of what it is incapable of doing.
● it should not take away features that customers/community members have come to rely on.


This is not an upgrade, it is stepping backwards.  Daz is effectively ready to shoot themselves in the foot by not listening to those of us who are asking them not to.  I love this company, they are the reason I am into 3D CG.  I am saddened to see what is occurring and cannot help but feel some of this may due to the buyout that occurred a couple years ago.


Again, I went though a similar situation when the firm I worked for was bought out by someone totally clueless to the current industry trends and summarily ran it into the ground through poor decision making.  I don’t want to see the same happen to Daz.


Please, listen to our concerns.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 01:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 165 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 29 May 2012 12:35 AM

...basically, the new site software is a total FAIL.


● It should not take two (or more) weeks to implement.
● It should not force changes in website policy because of what it is incapable of doing.
● it should not take away features that customers/community members have come to rely on.


This is not an upgrade, it is stepping backwards.  Daz is effectively ready to shoot themselves in the foot by not listening to those of us who are asking them not to.  I love this company, they are the reason I am into 3D CG.  I am saddened to see what is occurring and cannot help but feel some of this may due to the buyout that occurred a couple years ago.


Again, I went though a similar situation when the firm I worked for was bought out by someone totally clueless to the current industry trends and summarily ran it into the ground through poor decision making.  I don’t want to see the same happen to Daz.


Please, listen to our concerns.

Honestly just the first point you made, taking two weeks to implement.  The worst part about it is that it just doesn’t make any logical sense how a non-functioning site can be launched without anyone noticing.


How could an online business in 2012 rush into launching a website that’s non-functioning without seeing any red flags.  I mean isn’t Daz’s website the primary source of business… and they rely on it for a good majority if not all of their revenue?  I’ve honestly never heard of anything like it.  Maybe social networking sites have screwed up like this from time to time but an actual business?


Can you imagine if Newegg killed their site and launched a new one that’s barely functioning and causing endless customer frustration?  Or if Amazon tried pulling something like that?  It’s just… I’m really at a loss for words at this point.


And the sad part i that they’re still coming out with great products, but the state of affairs at the Daz site itself is just a total downgrade.  Both the forums and the actual shop.

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