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Kitsune Sniper
09-08-2005, 04:53 AM
As the topic says... it's rather annoying since we have to make new posts every time we sell something. Or something like that. But you know what I mean, right? I'd like it if we were able to edit the original list with updated information, prices, or whatever.

Just a suggestion since I don't know if it can be done or not.

SwampGas
09-08-2005, 04:27 PM
The purpose of the edit function is to correct mistakes immediately after posting. Infinite edit time would cause problems since the context of the post would change possibly months after a post was made.

Kijutsu
09-08-2005, 04:52 PM
> The purpose of the edit function is to correct mistakes
> immediately after posting. Infinite edit time would cause
> problems since the context of the post would change possibly
> months after a post was made.
>

I can see that happening.

I'm not sure how feasible this is, but what about modifying the edit function to allow additions only to the original post, say, up to 5 days after the original post instead of just a few hours or whatever it is.

SwampGas
09-08-2005, 05:17 PM
Because that would mean I need to recode zmd and it would cause the same problem I just mentioned.

Fla Flash
09-08-2005, 05:32 PM
Hence becoming The Post that Wouldn't Die.

Kitsune Sniper
09-08-2005, 08:02 PM
> Hence becoming The Post that Wouldn't Die.

And that is the point of my request.

Classified ads have to be editable because of price and inventory changes. It only makes browsing for items and making sure which items have been sold or repriced much easier - but I see SG's problem with it, so it's okay, I'll manage.

Kijutsu
09-08-2005, 08:23 PM
> Because that would mean I need to recode zmd and it would
> cause the same problem I just mentioned.
>
It wouldn't cause the same problem cuz it's only 5 days. Not a post that's editable forever adn ever and ever. But whatever it's your forum and whatnot. *shrugs*

Lobster Cowboy
09-08-2005, 08:59 PM
> Classified ads have to be editable because of price and
> inventory changes

Price and inventory changes? These are classified pages, not your own personal storefront. If you need that kind of customization, I think you need to make your own online shop.

In fact, i think you should, and get the fuck off of ZMD. Did you come back from banning just so you could sell us stuff?

Kitsune Sniper
09-08-2005, 09:12 PM
> Price and inventory changes? These are classified pages,
> not your own personal storefront.

I know it's not, but what I meant was if I have something for sale, and I decide to change the prices, well, it's easier to just edit the first post and make the changes there.

> In fact, i think you should, and get the fuck off of ZMD.
> Did you come back from banning just so you could sell us
> stuff?

No need to get aggressive.


Other than my screwup with the DVDs, I have done nothing wrong and am following the rules of the forum. I'm selling all these things because I'm trying to raise money to leave my hometown, pay my bus fare to somewhere else, and rent a place once I get a job. This will be around October, if I get lucky and I have no paperwork problems with my school.

I have pretty much stayed out of trouble lately (again, other than the DVD thing that is), so I don't understand why would you be so angry at me trying to make money. Yes, I sell stuff on eBay, and if it doesn't sell there, I try to sell it off here (and other places) at a lower price. Heck, there were things here that are not allowed at ZMD and I removed them just for this post.

So please... just let it go. I don't want a fight, I'm sure none of the mods do either. So someone please lock this. I got my answer, and it's okay.

mrfreeze
09-08-2005, 09:13 PM
> In fact, i think you should, and get the fuck off of ZMD.
> Did you come back from banning just so you could sell us
> stuff?
>
Yes because heaven forbid he use the classified forum to sell stuff that some of us might actually be interested in buying!

SpaceTiger
09-09-2005, 04:44 AM
> So please... just let it go. I don't want a fight

Then why did you come to ZMD, particularly during Lobster's time of the month?

Kitsune Sniper
09-09-2005, 06:06 AM
> Then why did you come to ZMD, particularly during Lobster's
> time of the month?

I'm not a fighter.

I'm a lover. ^.~

packardmelan
09-09-2005, 09:41 AM
Bah... I'm with you, Kitsune. Other forums have no problems with the "edit post" function. It's a simple matter to lock that sort of thing down, or say... MODERATE a forum, and when a post changes so radically it's noticed, warn the person doing it - and if they continue to do it, ban them.

But, here at Zophar's Domain, we're all talk and no show. We believe in telling people who complain about the lack of updates to fuck off. I mean, who has ever heard of software updates? Or, say, posting news on a fucking emulation site? Or answering emails when someone offers to help with the above after several public calls for assistance are made?

I like that the forums here are all kind of freeform and you can more or less say whatever's on your mind, but... Zophar's Domain is going down the shitter and any time I, personally, put forward a suggestion or offer, its either ignored, or I'm told something to shut up. I'm getting really sick of it. I've seen the Mambo install. I EDITED what I could, to get an idea of how it could be used - but I still don't have access to do any REAL work.

If I were given a damned SFTP login and a weekend, Zophar's Domain would be back up to snuff and a fucking EMULATION SITE again.

Fuck. I'm tired of hearing "Oh, you have NO idea what's going on in the background." Why not show some of it, then? Is no one allowed to talk about it? You've been working on a site refresh since I lived in Florida, and that was fucking four years ago!

I mean, God fucking forbid someone might actually want to use the Classifieds section of the forum to, I don't know, try to sell some shit?

If this is how things will continue to go, then Zophar's should fucking hurry up and die. I'm tired of smelling the stinking rot.

Cornellius
09-09-2005, 02:04 PM
I like mustard.

The 9th Sage
09-10-2005, 03:27 AM
It's too bad really...I'm rather addened that there hasn't been anything updated in so long. I tried to help, but all I got was hurry up hurry up, work harder work harder even when I just spent the last week or so every single night coming here and posting stuff on my slow as mollasses connection, then getting 4 hours of sleep and then going to work...good lord that was tiring after a damn week of it.

Maybe it's an issue of proper motivation.

SwampGas
09-10-2005, 03:32 AM
> Maybe it's an issue of proper motivation.

Do you want me to offer you a candy bar? Perhaps you'd like me to pay you.

Nah...but I will pat you on the back for yet another jackass comment. If you don't want to do it just to do it, then don't do it. End of story.

The 9th Sage
09-10-2005, 03:37 AM
> Do you want me to offer you a candy bar? Perhaps you'd like
> me to pay you.

No I wasn't expecting any of that, but having people not yelling at me like was happening at the time would have been alright.

SwampGas
09-10-2005, 03:47 AM
> No I wasn't expecting any of that, but having people not
> yelling at me like was happening at the time would have been
> alright.

I don't think you get it. I don't think you ever will. And that's why I've lost MY motivation.

king killa
09-10-2005, 04:17 AM
> that's why I've lost MY motivation.
>

Ever consider passing the torch to someone who gives a fuck?

IndeX
09-10-2005, 04:38 AM
> Do you want me to offer you a candy bar? Perhaps you'd like
> me to pay you.

And we see another version of Swampgas' "thankyou.exe".

SwampGas
09-10-2005, 04:51 AM
> Ever consider passing the torch to someone who gives a fuck?

Already did. Three times. In fact, I gave the current staff the okay to go ahead and do whatever they want. Someone decided to finally fix some of the scripts...so good for them.

king killa
09-10-2005, 05:01 AM
> Already did. Three times. In fact, I gave the current
> staff the okay to go ahead and do whatever they want.
> Someone decided to finally fix some of the scripts...so good
> for them.
>

"you're allowed to fix my site for me"

Everyone wins in that deal.

Kitsune Sniper
09-10-2005, 05:08 AM
MY POST WAS NOT MEANT TO CRITICIZE THE STATUS OF ZD, I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF SWAMPGAS COULD MAKE EDITING TOPICS FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME POSSIBLE.

Sorry, but this thread has been fucking derailed all over. I didn't mean for it to go this way. ;_;

CEpeep
09-10-2005, 05:10 AM
> "you're allowed to fix my site for me"
>
> Everyone wins in that deal.
>

That's how it is right now. Anyone on staff is free to make and deploy any improvements they wish.

king killa
09-10-2005, 05:18 AM
> That's how it is right now. Anyone on staff is free to make
> and deploy any improvements they wish.
>

I can do volunteer work too, but I don't.

packardmelan
09-10-2005, 05:19 AM
I've asked to be on staff. I've emailed. I've PMed. I've gone to channel. I got a couple of replies, once. One from Swamp, in fact. Problem is, his reply pointed me to a mambo install (which I fucked around with), but did not include any directions of how to, say, log in to SFTP to do any real site updates. I couldn't even edit the damn default theme at all, because those didn't have the right file permissions.

I've asked if I was on staff again or not, and got ignored. I went to channel to ask Swamp directly if I was going to be ALLOWED to help or not, and got ignored. I've PMed and asked, and got ignored. I've posted rants on the fucking forums, and they get a little snip comment - but still, nothing is done.

Last I checked, it's September 10th. The last update on the front page is August 25th, and fuckall if I know if that was hand-coded or anything. You have a broken ass forum, broken ass news page, half of your damn utility pages are missing, the ones that are there are out of date... NOTHING IS BEING DONE.

You want some shit done? Step off your fucking "I need to get laid" box, give a couple of people FTP access and back the fuck off. Every damn comment I've heard about TRYING to bring forward a new look to the site was that Swamp shot them all down because he didn't LIKE HOW THEY LOOKED. Well fuck all! That's a great reason to let things languish and DIE, isn't it?

packardmelan
09-10-2005, 05:21 AM
And did I fail to mention that I still can't get to the internal staff forum that Swamp TOLD me I SHOULD have access to? And when I told him it didn't work, his reaction was "damn, I don't know why that is. I guess I have to fix that. Oh, but I'm busy dancing with fucking old grandmas and trying to fuck 19 year olds lathered in chicken alfredo."

...I mean, seriously. Fuck. I have the capability of doing SOMETHING with the site, and it would be started THIS WEEKEND, if I just had access. Prototypes, something. Just to show the 'community' that SOMEONE GIVES A FUCK AROUND HERE.

SwampGas
09-10-2005, 11:42 AM
> I've asked if I was on staff again or not, and got ignored.
> I went to channel to ask Swamp directly if I was going to be
> ALLOWED to help or not, and got ignored. I've PMed and
> asked, and got ignored. I've posted rants on the fucking
> forums, and they get a little snip comment - but still,
> nothing is done.

You think I'm going go grant someone unstable like you access to the site? I've been there, I've done that. You honestly think cursing at me and (attempting) to belittle me is going to win me over? People like you should not be touching my box. If you want limited access, talk to someone on staff doing the coding.

> You want some shit done? Step off your fucking "I need to
> get laid" box,

Real life > you. Get a life <img src=smilies/flipa.gif>

packardmelan
09-10-2005, 03:12 PM
I've waited several years and I'm at my breaking point as far as that goes. I've been ignored, but never turned away outright. Promised 'access', never to get it. Whether you hand the site over to me or whoever, get it in the hands of someone who gives a shit and will actually work on it.

king killa
09-10-2005, 03:15 PM
> get it in the hands of
> someone who gives a shit and will actually work on it.
>


<img src=smilies/werd.gif>

SwampGas
09-10-2005, 05:14 PM
> I've waited several years and I'm at my breaking point as
> far as that goes. I've been ignored, but never turned away
> outright. Promised 'access', never to get it. Whether you
> hand the site over to me or whoever, get it in the hands of
> someone who gives a shit and will actually work on it.

OH NOES!!111 TEH EVIL SWOMPGAS!!!!!!!

CEpeep
09-10-2005, 05:35 PM
> I've waited several years and I'm at my breaking point as
> far as that goes. I've been ignored, but never turned away
> outright. Promised 'access', never to get it. Whether you
> hand the site over to me or whoever, get it in the hands of
> someone who gives a shit and will actually work on it.

If you want to take a look at some of the code or something, send me a PM and I'll see what I can do for you.

The 9th Sage
09-10-2005, 11:04 PM
> I don't think you get it. I don't think you ever will. And
> that's why I've lost MY motivation.

What I am saying is I think most people work harder when they get a bit of encouragement when they do well. Yes, it's volunteer...you want to do it, or you don't. I tried it, I lost my motivation for it because, I think, I never got any sign that I was doing anything well with it.

Honestly though, I'm done debating it. Let's just please drop it. All of the rest of you as well.

SwampGas
09-10-2005, 11:06 PM
> Honestly though, I'm done debating it. Let's just please
> drop it. All of the rest of you as well.

<img src=smilies/werd.gif>

Kitsune Sniper
09-10-2005, 11:59 PM
> > Honestly though, I'm done debating it. Let's just please
> > drop it. All of the rest of you as well.

I mean, the argument is pretty much over but I'm afraid someone else will try to start up the argument again. And I definitely did NOT want a simple inquiry / request to SwampGas to turn into this.

Everyone else:
If you're going to bitch at him, DO IT IN YOUR OWN FUCKING THREAD. God.