New Forum Software at "Ask the Tutor"
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 26 March 2009We have installed a new forum - "Ask the Tutor" - at http://www.wellho.net/ask and invite you to register and post there. Opentalk is now in an archive mode, not accepting registrations from new users.
"Ask the Tutor" has many enhanced facilities and improved security - we look forward to seeing you there.
Posted by Chris_Isaac (Chris Isaac), 3 April 2009Hi Graham
Just tried to log into the new forum, but it would not let me, said username does not exist, can I use the same login details as here? or should I register it again?
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 3 April 2009on 04/03/09 at 06:55:03, Chris Isaac wrote:
Chris - Sorry - please register afresh. I have an element of embarrassment in asking you to do so. Four reasons:
a) The software here is so old than an upgrade would be very hard indeed
b) I do not want to carry spam accounts forward - a clean start without the people who want to post p**n, and with a tighter initial authorisaion process
c) To allow us to trim membership / dispose of dormant accounts which make the numbers look impressive, but dilute the board
d) To ensure we have up to date email addresses for our members.
Both Perl and Python are going through the steps of "how do we ensure that we have a product for the next 20 years which isn't held back by the decisions of 20 years ago, when things were different", and both have compatabity issues associated with that requireing programmers to take some action to upgrade. We're rather in the same boat ... it's not a boat I like to be in, but I respect the company we have on it, and appreciate the warm feeling of knowing that others think that such actions are occasionally necessary
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