Ready for prime time...?

Dog-One

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Ready for prime time...?
« on March 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM »
Wow!  I didn't figure Wedge would look like this until at least mid-year.  I'm very impressed guys.  Great job.  :cool:

If you can put together an installer and configurator that's in the same ball park as wedge.org looks now, you will have a clear winner.  Love the clean theme, readability, clarity, subtle highlights, responsiveness and layout.  I can hardly hold myself back from tearing my own website down and giving this a whirl.

In a word...   Fantastic

live627

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #1, on March 27th, 2012, 10:03 AM »
As other posts around here may indicate, Wedge is NOT ready for prime time at all, far from it. There are bugs to squash, features to finish.
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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #2, on March 27th, 2012, 10:05 AM »
Yeah... that's the reason I reload wedge everytime I can like a madman[1] :(
 1. Waiting for good news of course

live627

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #3, on March 27th, 2012, 10:14 AM »
Ah. Well, you see, the public "gold" release is still quite aways away - 'nother couple o' months or so.

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #4, on March 27th, 2012, 10:35 AM »
:( yeah I know that too. I don't want to annoy any of you, that's why I usually just lurk and hoping  Even with "alpha" I will use it as live site.

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #6, on March 27th, 2012, 10:57 AM »
My personal goal is to release an alpha in late April (which I won't achieve, of course), a more realistic goal would be May if we don't find ANY other game-breaking issues. Which WILL happen, mind you. Right now I'm working on a game-breaker ('view newest posts' mode being broken in some situations) that has had me stumped for 5 days now... -_-
Also, iOS has trouble posting with Wedge. It didn't, back when we did the internal tests, but I didn't test posting a lot really. (Heck, actually I'm wondering if I ever did myself...?!)

Other than that, hmm... I don't know. The layout is pretty good, but it's still a bit busy to my taste. The icons below user names have low opacity which is good to have, but considering that they're shown in the user menu already, one of them is gonna go -- and I suspect it will be the 'visible' icons that have to go. Also, but for moderators only, that 'Issue warning' icon's position is annoying the hell out of me. I think I'll just move it to the Action menu... I'll have to find an alternative icon for it because Report to moderator/Issue warning share the same icon really. (Perhaps I could simply show 'Report to moderator' only if 'Issue warning' isn't available... That would make a LOT of sense actually.)
Oh, and the Likes list, too. That styling needs some love.

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #7, on March 27th, 2012, 11:13 AM »Last edited on March 27th, 2012, 11:29 AM
Reading your post is like riding a rollercoaster to me. at first I was like :cool: then I was like :( anyway take your time, I just go back to lurking for now :p.

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #8, on March 27th, 2012, 11:18 AM »
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Perhaps I could simply show 'Report to moderator' only if 'Issue warning' isn't available... That would make a LOT of sense actually
I think the only argument against that would be if a new mod wanted to report a post since they didn't know what to do. But, then again, they could always post about it in the mod boards.

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #9, on March 27th, 2012, 10:20 PM »
Sure they could.
Actually I just noticed that in Facebook, there's always an X next to posts.
If the post is yours, it allows you to delete it.
If it isn't, the X is actually a report button ;)
Pretty similar to my idea...

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #10, on March 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM »
No, it's not ready for prime time. An alpha in April is, if I might suggest, a touch optimistic since the preparser is currently rather broken and the main parser needs a lot of work, meaning that depending on how well reworking those goes will depend really on how quickly an alpha emerges.

I know it's been suggested lately that we throw up a download link somewhere prominent and explain all that, might stop the flow of threads asking (since now we have multiple of them >_<)
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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #11, on March 29th, 2012, 02:00 AM »
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I know it's been suggested lately that we throw up a download link somewhere prominent and explain all that, might stop the flow of threads asking (since now we have multiple of them >_<)
They could very well complain that the page is broken.

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #12, on March 29th, 2012, 02:02 AM »
It's almost like people don't frickin' read what's in front of them, you know? That I actually went to the trouble of making a big sticky thread that actually answered the very question in this thread and still this thread appears. It's not even like it's in a different board or anything.

There is a part of me that wants to add a reading comprehension test into either the registration process here, or better, into the download page and those who can't follow simple instructions just should be prevented from ever running Wedge, because it'll be better for everyone in the long run. If you're too fucking lazy to read what's directly in front of you, I don't really want to support you.

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #13, on March 29th, 2012, 02:24 AM »
Quote from Arantor on March 29th, 2012, 02:02 AM
It's almost like people don't frickin' read what's in front of them, you know? That I actually went to the trouble of making a big sticky thread that actually answered the very question in this thread and still this thread appears. It's not even like it's in a different board or anything.
They probably assume since the post is nigh on half a year, it doesn't apply and the answer has changed, which it didn't.
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There is a part of me that wants to add a reading comprehension test into either the registration process here, or better, into the download page and those who can't follow simple instructions just should be prevented from ever running Wedge, because it'll be better for everyone in the long run. If you're too fucking lazy to read what's directly in front of you, I don't really want to support you.
One star review: Wedge SUCKS. I can't get the download to work. Why do they make me answer some questions when no one else does? I shouldn't have to! What next? Release the hounds? Frisk me for weapons?

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Re: Ready for prime time...?
« Reply #14, on March 29th, 2012, 02:24 AM »
Maybe put something like "As of[latest date] there is no official release" at download page with BOLDED BIG RED FONT![1]. Then under that announcement link to the related discussion?
 1. Extra Blinky anyone? :p