There is very little that’s basic about designing and programming forum or store software. If it was, I doubt DAZ would feel the need to pay for such a service. The old software as we knew it in the end had evidently been jury-rigged to the point we likely wouldn’t even recognize the original model.
Think of the old system as a custom hot rod truck. The owner knew that beast inside and out because he built most of it. He could tell any problem by the sound and feel of it running. It carried groceries, cargo and got him lots of female attention. Well, eventually he got married, had kids and now needs a sedan. The truck just isn’t doing what he needs anymore and no reasonable amount of cutting and welding is going to make it a safe family vehicle. So, out it goes. Like most people, he also doesn’t have the resources to build a new family vehicle. He has no choice but to buy one. At least it smells nice and people say it’s reliable. (Maybe he can put a spoiler on it or something, eventually.)
O, but a few days on the road and the new car starts making a funny rattle. It doesn’t sound like anything he’s ever heard and it won’t do it while the car is sitting in the driveway. This new beast has a computer interface and all the service manuals are in Swedish. He also has to get some fertilizer because he didn’t notice the grass at home was dying while he was helping the wife with the twins and trying to find a buyer for that unique truck of his because he just can’t afford to keep both. There was a lot going on all at the same time.
So, he’s got several problems to deal with, while his wife is worried that the car is going to explode and the neighbors are complaining about property values…and his in-laws are visiting in a couple days. At the hardware store, his shoelace breaks. O, and those bags of fertilizer? They don’t fit in the little trunk on the car, which probably needs to go in for service, not that he has time to take it in.
While carting the kids around was a big task the man saw coming, DAZ’s thread versus post sorting is like the broken shoelace. It may have been wearing thin for months and in a perfect world he would like to have noticed it, but he had and still has bigger issues to deal with. No matter how annoying that loose shoe is, it’s going to have to wait…just like our thread sorting.
Nobody chooses to drive with a loose shoe and cow manure in the back seat of their noisy car, but sometimes you have to pick your battles.
(This came out much longer than I thought it would, but I hope the story at least offers some entertainment value, if not an important life lesson. Insert smirky emoticon here…)