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#1 SpencerBeige

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:19 PM

I don't know why no one's mentioned this, but the computercraft forums are locked off because of Captcha not working...

#2 KingofGamesYami

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:46 PM

We know. Dan200 is the only one who can fix it and he isn't responding to queries from the community nor the mods.

That's why computercraft.cc exists.

#3 Bomb Bloke

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 02:05 AM

http://www.computerc...v1-is-shutdown/

Ironically, it looks like sign-ups over at that new site are broken too: no verification mails are hitting my email account.

Edited by Bomb Bloke, 05 November 2018 - 02:28 AM.


#4 KingofGamesYami

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 04:43 AM

View PostBomb Bloke, on 05 November 2018 - 02:05 AM, said:

Ironically, it looks like sign-ups over at that new site are broken too: no verification mails are hitting my email account.

Check your spam if you haven't already; my verification went straight there when I signed up.

#5 Bomb Bloke

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:51 AM

Har har, but it turns out the servers were simply tardier than most - I figured half an hour would be the upper limit on such things, but they actually took a couple of hours to come through.

#6 KingofGamesYami

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 01:12 PM

View PostBomb Bloke, on 05 November 2018 - 06:51 AM, said:

Har har, but it turns out the servers were simply tardier than most - I figured half an hour would be the upper limit on such things, but they actually took a couple of hours to come through.

Glad to hear it all worked out!

#7 EveryOS

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:01 PM

I believe there are pros and cons to this

Pros
  • Newer users will be forced to use lua by themselves or look at old topics instead of opening topics that have already been answered, maybe use stack-overflow (which has less tolerance for new users, at least a few years ago
Cons
  • The community will die down, also less CC updates


#8 Jummit

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 07:05 PM

View PostEveryOS, on 05 November 2018 - 06:01 PM, said:

  • The community will die down, also less CC updates

View PostKingofGamesYami, on 04 November 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

That's why computercraft.cc exists.
EDIT: Also pro: You havnt posted here :D

Edited by Jummit, 05 November 2018 - 07:08 PM.


#9 EveryOS

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

View PostJummit, on 05 November 2018 - 07:05 PM, said:

View PostKingofGamesYami, on 04 November 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

That's why computercraft.cc exists.
Yes, but that's not near the top of search, it is not very good in UI, and there are <100 users

Edited by EveryOS, 05 November 2018 - 07:47 PM.


#10 Jummit

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:34 PM

View PostEveryOS, on 05 November 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

View PostJummit, on 05 November 2018 - 07:05 PM, said:

View PostKingofGamesYami, on 04 November 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

That's why computercraft.cc exists.
Yes, but that's not near the top of search, it is not very good in UI, and there are <100 users
Yeah, kinda sad actually.

#11 SquidDev

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:40 AM

View PostEveryOS, on 05 November 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

Yes, but that's not near the top of search, it is not very good in UI, and there are <100 users
It's definitely a long way from perfect, but the admins have generally been pretty good at responding to user feedback. I know they've resolved several of the complaints I had pretty quickly. There's not a lot of users, nor content right now, but that's inevitable as it's a pretty new site.

As far as discoverability goes, it's definitely an issue. I think that's something which will only improve as time moves forward though, if people do migrate. The last thing one wants is to fragment the community across multiple forums. However, on the flip side, given that Dan hasn't responded to this issue since it started 6 months ago, I don't know how long we can expect this site to remain sustainable. Neither seems entirely satisfactory.

Edited by SquidDev, 07 November 2018 - 10:40 AM.






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