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Off-topic / Re: PC hotline
« on June 19th, 2011, 07:37 AM »
7zip is awesome. It unzips rar too :>
Features: Forward thinking / Re: Removing deprecated code
« on June 17th, 2011, 10:39 PM »
My VPS runs:


No problems here then.
The Pub / Re: this may be addressed elsewhere?
« on June 15th, 2011, 06:07 PM »
The Pub / Re: this may be addressed elsewhere?
« on June 15th, 2011, 03:24 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on June 15th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Like, Budapest is just an hour's drive from London...
Shh, we use trains in Europe.
Off-topic / Re: Wedge official shirt?
« on June 15th, 2011, 12:29 PM »
Well unless you make it disgusting you can still count me in :P
Off-topic / Re: Wedge official shirt?
« on June 15th, 2011, 01:53 AM »
Count me in on getting one... :)
Off-topic / Re: Introduction
« on June 14th, 2011, 01:53 AM »
Quote from live627 on June 14th, 2011, 01:17 AM
You run Demonoid? O_o
He does not run Demonoid. Last time I visited Demonoid they were run by someone called Deimos, I think. Buster however is definitely what I'd call a veteran member of Demonoid. He does run afaik, and seems to be a lot of places I frequent online, oddly.

Features / Re: request for reliable backup and restore function
« on June 13th, 2011, 08:08 PM »
Quote from abraamz on June 1st, 2011, 02:41 PM
I used SMF backup all the time until i tried to make a local test forum and found out that my "backups" were unusable. (Encoding problems)
Sweet mother of Jesus yes the backup is horrid. Would be better to rip it right out, in my opinion, than to keep it. Japanese signs, umlauts, non-standard signs anywhere in any post? Shit's gonna dissapear.

The best way, for me anyway, to back up SMF, has been to do a MySQL dump and then copy paste the folders. I'm sure there are lazier and better ways, but this one works for me... Magical wonderful cronjobs. :)
I'm fairly funky fresh here. I guess that sort of makes me the kind of person to post here, or?

I'm just going to go over a few key points...
I saw last week a guy using SMF 1.1.6 because that's the version that was just out when he started the forum and has never bother to update it. Definitely Wedge is not at all for that kind of guy.
Or maybe it is? Did you stop and consider the amount of time it takes to update/upgrade SMF? (well obviously you did but still) I run SMF 2 RC 5 myself, and have been updating fairly religiously since some RC. With that said, updating SMF takes time and is a big hassle. Your mods will more often than not, not work with the new version. The update will break them all. The only people who can have a fairly easy update is people who run VANILLA SMF. Now, I don't see many people doing that, since vanilla SMF is boring and to a fair extent unintuitive. The theme and templates will send people away from the site.

It actually sort of makes sense to take one version of SMF you're fairly happy with, and build on it using mods and themes, as the time you need to sink in when updating can be looong. Maybe people would update more often if they didn't have to redo everything? Maybe people will use less plugins with more stuff in the core code? All in all I suspect Wedge will do good on this front, and maybe it will be that guys kind of platform as well.

So, we all know the problem isn't Wedge itself. The problem that you did raise was that of the impression the Wedge site gives off though, and to be honest, I did not get the feeling that this place was as "resentful" or whatever virtual_al thought. I do agree that some of the older posts give off an outdated impression though. And that one thing he quoted:
"... and if you don't know anything about it, you may want to leave this site and go discuss on another forum the aphrodisiac properties, or lack thereof, of garlic sausage. Or you could simply read the FAQ topics. It's up to you."
Surely he must be kidding. It's not so hard to understand a little irony is it?

So eh before I start ranting and rolling in uncontrollable fashin (as I always do, with little coherence), my opinion is this:

The Wedge site is nice as it is right now. Does it give off a quirky aura? Yes indeed it does. Is that a problem? No. In fact I think it's kind of endearing. For the next few months at least, the target audience will still be "geeks" So be it.

Could the site stand some reorganization / change of material at some point? Again, yeah ,of course. For now, however, Wedge is not done. When Wedge is done, I'm sure there'll be a slight overhaul*. Right now, I think we're fine.

* I'm understating this one. I'm sure there'll be a rather big one. As there always is once something is released.

Off-topic / Re: Is there an IRC / Chat?
« on June 13th, 2011, 06:17 PM »
Quote from Arantor on June 13th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Basically, though, I've learned to avoid IRC and IM generally because I find them a distraction from design and coding...
Absolutely, haha. The SMF ones are totally devoid of life anyway. Idled for 4 days and there were about 10 messages, most being "hello?"


Maybe when an alpha is released there'll be room for some unofficial community IRC for Wedge. :)
Off-topic / Re: Is there an IRC / Chat?
« on June 13th, 2011, 06:11 PM »
I see.

It was worth asking anyway, to put my mind at ease, haha. :-)
Off-topic / Is there an IRC / Chat?
« on June 13th, 2011, 05:25 PM »
I want to know, to idle, to breathe Wedge.  8-) I did try to search but, I was unable to find it. Sorry if this has been answered.

Oh and this happened when I was trying to post, might want to look into that:

Good thing I can speak faux-French (I blame Transformice) or my post would have been for my friends only. (No offense of course.)
Off-topic / Re: Introduction
« on June 13th, 2011, 04:00 PM »
Quote from busterone on June 12th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Hello Snoopy  :eheh:
Buster? From Demonoid? Oh wow. A small internet, if that's so.

Welcome anyway.
Off-topic / Re: PC hotline
« on June 11th, 2011, 02:01 PM »
Quote from Aaron on June 11th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Nao: have you tried accessing your harddrives from a Linux live cd or pen drive (e.g. Ubuntu)? I know, it might sound crazy, but that's how I usually recover data when a Windows machine fails to boot.

Of course, the success rate will depend on how broken the hardware is...
I'll have to support this notion. Linux has always managed to back up more than Windows for me. It also ensures you won't destroy your disk any more by writing and reading from the operating system (as it is on CD)
Off-topic / Re: Introduction
« on June 10th, 2011, 11:40 AM »
So this is the introduction topic.

Thought I'd just leave my opinion about Wedge here (oh dear, opinions.)

I for one, think what you're doing here has been almost asking to be done for years, but because of SMFs license nobody has done it. Now personally I'm in the process of converting my forum to MyBB "any day now", but I really think you've got a good thing going here! I like your ideas and I agree on your philosophy. Maybe some day I can proudly wave the Wedge flag on my website?

So this is me saying, keep up the good work. I'm sure people appreciate it very much.