Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!

Nao

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Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« on October 22nd, 2012, 05:27 PM »
I think it's worthy of a public topic...

We're looking for hot young ladies to test our software, and possibly our hardware later on.
If you're a fat old man, you're welcome too, but you won't get a chance to sample the hardware though. At least not mine :ph34r:

So, here's what you have to do if you're interested...

Prerequisites

- You MUST be well versed into the SMF software itself. If you're new to SMF, or have relatively little experience with it, you're probably better off testing SMF some more, at least until we get the software ready for prime time.

- You MUST be well versed into forum administration, that goes without saying. You must have a good understanding of the SMF admin area, and be prepared to see the many changes it holds, and determine whether they feel more logical to you -- or not.

- You SHOULD have good MySQL experience in general.

- You MUST have good MySQL and diff patch experience if you're planning to install the alpha on a 'live' website. The reason is that, let me be clear on this, we will NOT release any SQL patches for further updates. We will do so when Wedge is gold, but not before, because it's a pain in the ass. So, if we're releasing an update to the alpha that changes the database structure, you should be able to:
(a) make a diff between of the install.sql script you used when you installed, and the updated install.sql file,
(b) spot the differences between the two,
(c) launch phpMyAdmin or whatever, and apply these changes MANUALLY.

- You MUST be ready to install all new updates as they come out (or at least in a timely manner). There's no point in testing software if the bugs you find were already fixed... Basically, if you find a bug, make sure you're using the latest version before you report it.

- You SHOULD be participating in the forums already. If you only have a couple of posts, you're less likely to be granted private alpha access. Not that you shouldn't try to get access, but I'm just saying -- it's a private alpha, so we're not interested in spreading the Wedge codebase immediately.

How to apply

Post a reply to this topic, with this information:

1 - How long have you been a SMF user? (Approximately...)

2 - If you're planning to use Wedge on a live forum, post its URL.

3 - How much daily time you think you can devote to testing Wedge. (If you're planning to use it on a live forum, you can also rely on your users to help test it.) Please keep in mind that we'd like to keep the private alpha period relatively short (no more than a couple of weeks would be ideal), so I'm really asking about the next couple of weeks mainly. (Well, at least the first couple of weeks after the initial release.)

4 - Is there a feature in Wedge that you're most interested in? Something you'll focus your testing on, etc... Or just something you're just excited to use!

5 - If you're a hot young lady, post a picture of you, preferably on a boat (in front of a boat is also acceptable), or in an administration building's waiting line. Extra points if you're wearing a Fez on your left hand. Fezzes are cool.

That should be all...
(Oh, and don't bother with (5)... My girlfriend would hate to see a picture of a waiting line. Bad memories.)

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #1, on October 22nd, 2012, 06:19 PM »
OK, to be honest i can't wait to test wedge  :whistle:


Using a heavy tweaked version of SMF since 2006 with about 2.6 Mio posts at this time.


I'm planning to use wedge for testing purposes as an live forum with my moderators only before changing from smf to wedge (at least as importers and a solution for our growing relocated image-folders are available .). URL will be closed to public, but if you want you can get access to it.


So we're about 10 people that will test wedge in all manners. Some hours a day.
Gallery and Blogs are one of the most interesting things for us (banning features when available).


I will look into performance of database and try to setup some regex for webserver that aren't supporting .htaccess.
We use Cherokee as Webserver and a Percona Server-Cluster as DB.


Regards


Sven


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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #2, on October 22nd, 2012, 10:18 PM »
Well if you can use a fat fifty  plus year old idiot as a tester I'd be willing and ready. I've had SMF forums of my own since 2008. I used a few as a luser before that, not sure when I first used it.

I could probably get my mods to help me test it. I would not make it a totally live as in replacing one of my sites.

I have two reseller accounts and a couple of VPS's I can toss it up on (one openvz the other xen). With 30 plus domain names I think I could find one to use...maybe.

I'm retired so time just depends on what disasters hit the homestead. lol

I'm wanting to look at the admin sections and play with them.  But mainly I'd like to dive in and see if I can break it.

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #4, on October 23rd, 2012, 12:38 AM »Last edited on October 23rd, 2012, 04:53 PM
Q. How long have you been a SMF user? (Approximately...)

A. Approximately 4 years.

Q. If you're planning to use Wedge on a live forum, post its URL.

A. Not planning planning to use it on a live forum but rather on a shared server which I have lying around as I moved my main site to a different hosting. I'd even invite a couple of fellow SMF users who I'm quite familiar with to come help with testing.

Q. How much daily time you think you can devote to testing Wedge. (If you're planning to use it on a live forum, you can also rely on your users to help test it.) Please keep in mind that we'd like to keep the private alpha period relatively short (no more than a couple of weeks would be ideal), so I'm really asking about the next couple of weeks mainly. (Well, at least the first couple of weeks after the initial release.)

A. I'm free as a bird since I'm currently on semester break. Practically as long as I'm not asleep, I'm in front of my PC so one thing I can assure you is that I've got a lot of time on my hands. Also the fact that you're asking users to spend time with the software for the next couple of weeks to speed up things I think makes me an ideal candidate as I said I really don't have much to do in the coming few weeks.

Q. Is there a feature in Wedge that you're most interested in? Something you'll focus your testing on, etc... Or just something you're just excited to use!

A. I'm quite eager to test out the admin-side of Wedge. Also quite excited to study the templates as I plan to design skins for Wedge in the near future.

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #5, on October 23rd, 2012, 09:41 AM »
I would be more than happy to help out with testing. :)

1 - How long have you been a SMF user? (Approximately...) Since February 2010, so 2.5 years or so.

2 - If you're planning to use Wedge on a live forum, post its URL. -

3 - How much daily time you think you can devote to testing Wedge. (If you're planning to use it on a live forum, you can also rely on your users to help test it.) Please keep in mind that we'd like to keep the private alpha period relatively short (no more than a couple of weeks would be ideal), so I'm really asking about the next couple of weeks mainly. (Well, at least the first couple of weeks after the initial release.) I don't have classes at mondays, so at least three days a week. I also have +/- 4 hours of spare time a day when I need to go to school.

4 - Is there a feature in Wedge that you're most interested in? Something you'll focus your testing on, etc... Or just something you're just excited to use! The moderation filters. :)

5 - If you're a hot young lady, post a picture of you, preferably on a boat (in front of a boat is also acceptable), or in an administration building's waiting line. Extra points if you're wearing a Fez on your left hand. Fezzes are cool. -

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #6, on October 23rd, 2012, 02:06 PM »
1. Using SMF since December 2005.
2. Wedge will be run at http://vm-gaming.de instead of SMF once the required plugins are converted. Tests will run at dev.vm-gaming.de.
3. Between me and my mods it will be around 4-5 hours a day.
4. Plugin system and automated theme-switching for different devices are the features I want to try first.

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #7, on October 23rd, 2012, 03:18 PM »
As a warning to anyone who is thinking about this... As I have said in multiple places, banning does not work. If you are planning on running on a live site, be prepared for the fact that you cannot actually ban anyone, though you can post ban through warnings and other methods should you need to.
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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #10, on October 23rd, 2012, 05:17 PM »
I have been using SMF since late 2003

I have a test site, currently with installed SMF 2.1 Alpha :whistle: My Test Site

I have several websites (unfortunately adult sites ::) ), for over 10 years now, so I know my way round with MYSQL :angel:

looking forward to looking at the admin section, and plugins. I tend to spend 4-5 hrs daily on my sites.

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #12, on October 24th, 2012, 12:04 AM »
1) I've been an SMF user since 2009.
2) This will only be run on test forums for now.
3) This varies widely, but would average to somewhere between 30 and 90 minutes per day.
4) I'm interested in eventually running SimpleDesk on Wedge.  I also have a site with a few thousand audio/photo/video files using Aeva Media, which I'd eventually like to port over.
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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #13, on October 24th, 2012, 01:03 AM »
1. I've been an SMF user for 5+ years. Really not sure how long. Seems like forever.

2. I'll be testing on a live url. I'm planning several class based community gaming sites for the future so some friends I've chosen as moderators will help with testing.

3. If I had to put a number on it we could probably get in 3-5 solid hours a day between my friends and I.
 
4. For me personally I'm most interested in theming and integration with other components. My friends are probably. more interested in the administration/moderation features.

5. :lol:

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #14, on October 24th, 2012, 08:18 AM »
1. SMF Administrator for around 8 years.

2. Will be testing on a 'test' forum. :ph34r:

3. Somewhere between 3 and 4 hours per day. :^^;:

4. Just interested in the whole package, will enjoy trying to break it! :whistle: