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Off-topic / Re: Some advice when using jquery.ajax()
« on April 8th, 2013, 01:19 AM »
Quote from Suki on March 16th, 2013, 11:58 PM
OK thanks.
Gee I hope I didn't tread on anyone's toes here, my meaning was Nao's suggestion was fair and reasonable. Not intended as a slight on Suki...Apologies for the misunderstanding.
« on March 22nd, 2013, 08:08 AM »
Belated Birthday Nao, only just saw the post. Hope all went well for you.
Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on March 18th, 2013, 10:36 PM »
Quote from emanuele on March 18th, 2013, 09:57 PM
SMF is a piece of software, it can't treat anyone nor anything like shit. :P
Yeah a piece of software that is unable to progress!

Oh and as for customers if you didn't have them you wouldn't have the software in the first place, there would be no need for it >

Hi Kindred,

Nice to see I'm able to provide a dose of amusement.

Hmmm... "unrelated to any larger issues at or with SMF."

I draw you to your remark..."not that there is a problem, but we disagree on the factors and potential resolution."

Fact is ....SMF > IS in a state of paralysis is it not?

That my dear fellow is NOT a laughing matter and it does go back to what I just highlighted about taking on board any criticism / feedback and addressing issues whether the team is in agreement or not.

The way to resolution is through ACTION! > If that's not forthcoming then I suppose we should all line up to put head in sand.

This is exactly what it looks like to people on the outside looking in and why key developers within the organisation have left!

Nothing personal, merely telling it from my perspective.

There IS a problem. The fact that you guys don't acknowledge one exists and persist in carrying on with your business as usual approach with NO intent given toward improvement of your operation adds to that.

Champion' s in any arena have the ability to take on board criticisms, work on them with the sole intent of transforming weaknesses into strengths. This is the same principle employed in the corporate world under the guise of Customer Service. Feedback, is a very important ingredient or tool as it were to management that enables any corporate entity to shape their future in accordance with public opinion. It ensures currency of design and is viewed as a means to an end. One that targets popularity and tailors a product that everyone is able to embrace not just the select few. The sad fact is that those who ignore "What Is" eventually fall behind or @ the very least pale to insignificance.

Refusal to acknowledge reality when it is presented in the manner that this subject was, DOES reverberate through the community. SMF sadly is failing to live up to its former glory when infact it should be endeavouring to surpass it. If it means a changing of the guard then so be it. CEOs in any institution are handsomely rewarded for their foresight and are ruthlessly rejected when they fail to live up to expectation. I see no difference in the principle that should be applied in this predicament!

Atone or suffer the consequence. Simple >...Machines....Its all in there!
This is where I'm coming from as a user, I've lost confidence not only in the SMF brand but where its headed.

The future of the project certainly doesn't look good from my standpoint. The lack of expertise is @ the centre of what's going on and the fact that nothing is being done to correct the situation is alarming.

Definitely a case of the blind leading the blind and it has to stop but unfortunately for SMF that doesn't appear to be possible. Those from outside who have vastly more experience are aware of what's required, have in this case attempted to highlight the MAIN issue and instead of the SMF team who are pleading ignorance taking criticsms on board and acting on them they employ the head in the sand approach to their own detriment. Instead of closing ranks on Arantor they should be heralding his foresight not pushing him away as they have done. And for what reason,,,he's more vocal than the rest of the squad...That in my eyes is a poor excuse. That's the message I'm getting is pure and simple, the majority of individuals contemplating SMF as an alternative to other forum software will think twice before coupling with SMF.

The situation that has evolved within SMF is not only damaging to SMFs brand but is a major deterrent to their very future.

There's only one answer to all this squabbling and that's GET WITH THE STRENGTH > GO WEDGE NOT SMF. Which is exactly what I will be doing.
Off-topic / Re: Some advice when using jquery.ajax()
« on March 16th, 2013, 11:54 PM »
Fair and reasonable!
On ya bike!!! :eheh:
Off-topic / Re: Women in the Workplace/Life
« on March 12th, 2013, 10:37 PM »
Yeah its your fault Suki... :lol: :lol: > Just kidding.

For the record I love women, the feminine kind not the ones I previously described that manipulate the system to no end.

GG and our legal fraternity are @ the heart of my woes so nothing personal eh.

I've seen too many of my friends relatives go through the mill and yeah is frustrating when there's not much one can do about their situation.

You cant regulate everything I guess so maybe we should bypass convention and treat each other with the dignity and respect that we all deserve. Your 50-50% analogy is good but without forcing it down our throats as some seem to do.

Different people, customs, situations... pretty hard to get one size to fit all.

Unfortunately in regards to population as evidenced by the worlds stance on climate change, earthlings can be categorized as being experts in crisis management. Leaving the hard decisions until the tipping point is reached then we act. It will all be too late if we let things slide any longer food will be a major issue for all.


Posted: March 12th, 2013, 10:11 PM
Quote from nend on March 12th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Just like race and religion, gender shouldn't be a factor. I strongly believe this should be illegal for insurance companies to do. In my life I only had one accident. However at my age I don't believe they factor in gender.
Probably need to be applying for a pensioner discount...then again the women behind the counter will pass that on a percentage basis with females receiving a more favourable outcome. Problem is the ratio between genders heavily leans toward the skirt. Whether we like it or not its no longer a mans world!
Off-topic / Re: Women in the Workplace/Life
« on March 12th, 2013, 01:29 AM »
Absolute GOLD that Pete...

I've nothing against women in fact, I felt they were a necessity in the workplace. But the way things are going with this bullshit equality thing is an utter joke. I commend you on your past victories more of these are needed to restore the balance.

Why is it not the case during divorce that the equality flag is NOT raised???/

They (as in women) end up with the lions share of the spoils under the guise of providing a roof over the child's head (as is the case) yet no consideration is given to the poor bastard that's had to work and save his entire life for the family home, not to mention other wealth he may have accumulated before marriage (case in point). They happily accept the judges decision to be awarded upward of 75% of the husbands total wealth and so waddle into the sunset fully armed with child on hip and in a position to start a new life unhindered by monetary restraints. Meanwhile the bread winner has to reinvent himself, go through intense hardship and in most cases never recoup the losses or able to forge out a new life for themselves as easily as their counterparts.

When the child commences smoking and indulging in life's unending array of vices why then is the family home not sold and divied up equally between spouse and husband>. Only one case but its spreading across the globe and when a challenge is made on the mere males part the "ol hell hath no fury like a women..." scenario emerges. Guys are such bastards but its all well and good to be bigger bastards and fleece us of our worldly possessions and leave us penniless while women make a mockery of it all. This kind of mindset is becoming an institution of sorts where its now becoming commonplace for women to go through their apprenticeship of getting married and divorced numerous times to achieve her lifelong target of financial freedom. Contrary to popular belief of course.

Men need to make a stand and build on the little things like your workplace victory, to counter the emerging position of control women have carefully carved out for their own...Germaine Greer is a person I total detest as she's empowered women and has destroyed their femininity completely. You only have to look @ the new breed roaming around now and see how the standards have the western world that is. From our perspective, it all starts with the little things like the hair band and tie scenario you highlighted. we must build on that. Great stuff and good on you for sharing.

In case your wondering I'm not speaking from personal experience just making observations from various predicaments etc. that have come before me from time to time.

Enough is enough, if we're portrayed as bastards and fair prey for our opposites then lets do unto others as they do unto us.

I rest my case.
Off-topic / Re: Spirate
« on March 4th, 2013, 10:20 PM »
Oh right each to their own I guess...The fact is you listened and acted which is all one could expect. I'll let you get on with more pressing matters.
Off-topic / Re: Spirate
« on March 4th, 2013, 10:08 PM »
Had a feeling there was a background issue but didn't want to pry.

Wedge is your baby and you of all people should know what's best in the overall scheme of things. I feel he was only attempting to relay his input sos to accommodate future theme development from his perspective albeit not in a forceful sense.

Would be good to have a second opinion from theme design standpoint.
Off-topic / Re: Spirate
« on March 4th, 2013, 09:48 PM »
I was under the impression he offered his services Nao. > I seem to recall saying...."Now there's an invitation" or something along those lines. Just didn't open the door wide enough I guess.
Other software / Re: Discussing Elkarte on
« on January 21st, 2013, 02:32 PM »
:lol:Im still surrendering, I don't know what the fk I am now nerd geek both or none of the above....this is all too hard im going to visit one of my friends...oh that's right I don't have any which means....Im cool right!

Yes Nao B&G that was it.


Oh and thanks for the lo down.