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A whole new world!
Published on February 18, 2008 By Draginol In Blogging

It's a whole new JoeUser.

The site has been completely rewritten from scratch. Some features haven't been completely re-implemented and there are bound to be some glitches.

But we now have the kind of backend and application support to do all kinds of cool stuff.

In the coming days, various usability tweaks will be made as we discover what key little features we've overlooked. Then, in the next few weeks, we'll start to add in new abilities and such.

We hope you like the new setup. I think as you look around your blogs you'll find that you have a lot more control than before and will find that things actually (shock) work much better than the old system.


Comments (Page 2)
on Feb 19, 2008

Jewbu - thats no coincidence. We're on a mission to learn from the best, and apply what we learn here.

 

on Feb 19, 2008

Maybe it's my connection, but JU still seems to go a lot slower than some of the other Stardock sites.

I compared the forums on GalCivII and WinCustomize and neither seems to take the time it takes to load a page here.  It's been pretty freakin' slow for me lately.

As I said, it might be my connection, but I can definitely see the speed difference on GalCiv - it's a lot quicker, but JU seems to still be a titch sluggish.

on Feb 19, 2008

Does the forum feature no longer exist? I can't find a forum link, and when I visit a channel through the "popular channels" area, it doesn't list all the available articles, but rather the blown up title and 200 words, similar to what's found on the homepage.

Is there an easy way to browse through articles?

on Feb 19, 2008

Maybe it's my connection, but JU still seems to go a lot slower than some of the other Stardock sites.

Is it a particular page?  Are you logged in?  Logged out?  What are you seeing in the status bar at the bottom of your browser as the page loads?

If the WC and GC2 forums are loading fast, and this slow, it's a problem with this site.  Since it's brand new, we're going to be doing a lot of speed tweaking as we get more people on the site.

on Feb 19, 2008

Couple of issues (concerns really).

Quote and blacklist are too close together.  Can we separate them?

Is there a page with the newest articles?  I liked that as I culc go there to see what I was missing.

But it does seem to be a WHOLE lot faster!  I like the posting now.

on Feb 19, 2008
s it a particular page? Are you logged in? Logged out? What are you seeing in the status bar at the bottom of your browser as the page loads?


Logged in on all three sites. It seems to be the main JU pages that are loading the slowest - the new JU forums are still snappy, but it can take 2-3 minutes to load an article on someone's blog. On the status bar (using FF) it says "waiting for little-whip.joeuser.com" (for example, the one that took over 3 minutes) and the status bar doesn't move, and then suddenly the whole thing will pop up.

Hope that helps.
on Feb 19, 2008
For example: I've got three tabs open, one on the JU forums, one on the GalCiv forums, one on the JU main page. I've read two articles that I hadn't loaded previously in the GalCiv forums and read a new post in the forums here and it still hasn't loaded MasonM's newest article on the main page - it just says it's waiting still . . .

Again, I hope this information helps. I love the new look and am excited to utilize all the new functionality, but first I got to get it so it can load.

You guys rock. Sincerely,

A mean old JoeUser and proud Stardock customer
on Feb 19, 2008

I like.

ZubaZ goes to see if he can add a blog to my blogroll from a blog or if he has to go to his dashboard thing-y

on Feb 19, 2008
I have trouble logging on from work, but I believe it has to do with the servers here. I can't log in from the main page (even after cleaning out the cookies and stuff) but I am logged on in the forums but sometimes am not logged on when clicking an article. Kinda funky, huh?
on Feb 19, 2008

Quote and blacklist are too close together. Can we separate them?

If you accidentally click on Blacklist, you'll get a pop-up asking to confirm the action, so you won't be blacklisting people unless you really mean to.

As for the "newest" page.  That's coming back, it just wasn't something we could get in for launch.

on Feb 19, 2008

If you accidentally click on Blacklist, you'll get a pop-up asking to confirm the action, so you won't be blacklisting people unless you really mean to. As for the "newest" page. That's coming back, it just wasn't something we could get in for launch.

Yea, I 'sperimented' witht hat.  Cool!  It shows you every time you look at a user if they are BLed or not.  Nest step is to be able to use an "ignore" feature".

On the BL again, is there a place to see who is on your list?  I have been poking around in my profile and blog and have not found it yet.

Got to do something with the default font too.  Still playing.

on Feb 19, 2008

On the BL again, is there a place to see who is on your list? I have been poking around in my profile and blog and have not found it yet.

I believe that's under the Dashboard with all those other goodies. 

Where you have the header with all these terms:

Dashboard

  • Blog
  • Write
  • Articles
  • Comments
  • Referrals
  • Blogroll
  • Blacklist
  • ~Zoo

    on Feb 19, 2008
    Zoo, can you mouse over that and see the link? Mine is not formatting right, so I can see parts of the dashboard, but have no clue on where to click.

    Oh, and dont worry about the points. I am not sure what is going on, but mine went to a lot to about 48k. Eh? I just want to read and comment. Let others worry about points.

    Thanks Zoo

    p.s. Never mind. If the link is what you linked to (and seems logical), it is not working. I clicked on a couple of the links I could see and click on, and they were obvious (account, etc.) Blacklist came up page cannot be displayed.

    Guess that one is still under constrution too!
    on Feb 19, 2008

    http://drguy.joeuser.com/dashboard/blacklist

    ^^^^That link should get you to your blacklist...but maybe you're just weird.

    Eh, I'm not worried about the points.  I'm still a decent rank...probably where I was before the transition, so I'm fine with that.  Not like I'm going to stop writing or anything. I've got too much to say...and besides who else am I going to force to read my poetry?

    ~Zoo

    on Feb 19, 2008

    Eh, I'm not worried about the points. I'm still a decent rank...probably where I was before the transition, so I'm fine with that. Not like I'm going to stop writing or anything. I've got too much to say...and besides who else am I going to force to read my poetry? ~Zoo

    Points dont make the poet! 

    Besides, we stay because we enjoy writing, ranting, and the comments.

    Just an FYI for Brad and Zoomba.  Thanks to Zoo, I got to my page, and it was blank.  So warn everyone that their BLs are toast now too.

    or dont (warn them).