A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 61

RadoxTheGreen - Retired

As an aside, it was mentioned (possibly on Noesis) that the new site wouldn't have links with DNA/h2g2/etc. anymore. I see the DNA part of the page address is still in the link. Is this a temporary measure, policy rethink, or was the original info wrong? Not that it matters, just wondered that's all.smiley - tea


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 62

Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

"Is this a temporary measure, policy rethink, or was the original info wrong?"

Yes. smiley - tongueoutsmiley - yikessmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - run


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 63

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

Peet, why are you still truncated?

TRiG.smiley - silly


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 64

Baron Grim

He's probably afraid of disappearing altogether. It's happened to a few of us.


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 65

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

yeah! took me ages to find where I went smiley - blush


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 66

Pastey

dna/h2g2/skin is the way that the system works.

we're intending to do a rebuild in the future, but we need to get the system working first.

we could have taken the site offline a lot longer, did the full rebuild and brought it back, but who'd want that?!

smiley - rose


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 67

RadoxTheGreen - Retired

Thought it might be something like that. It's just everyone seemed to be certain that we would be launching with shorter page URLs so I wondered why they were still showing DNA.


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 68

Pastey

to be honest, i never thought we'd have shorter page urls. Not sure where that came from. Ah well. We will in the future though.

smiley - rose


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 69

Malabarista - now with added pony

They are shorter - we now just have h2g2.com instead of bbc.co.uk/h2g2


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 70

Effers;England.


But if this gets working perfectly..why a full re-build?

It's pragmatic isn't it?

What's the thinking behind a full rebuild?

(That might be a silly question..but I've never been afraid to ask them).


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 71

Ancient Brit

There's more to DNA than meets the eye. It's still used by the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/hub/F94020?thread=8286256


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 72

Baron Grim

You can take the h2g2 out of BBC, but you can't take the DNA ...

Out of the BB...

You can take the DNA out of BBC but the BBC still has...

H2G2...

This sounded better in my head. smiley - run


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 73

Pastey

DNA is a massively complicated beast that stretches into areas we don't need. it's been designed and built in a way that isn't really suitable for the directions we want to take it.

because of its intricatecies to change it how we plan wouldn't really be effective. there's things like editor tools within h2g2 itself, but moderation tools bolted on outside. we're looking at providing a singular platform written in one programming language that can provide the Guide across multiple technologies. i could go on for ages, but the kettle's boiled.


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 74

Effers;England.


smiley - ok Deity..I get your drift. It makes sense.

Enjoy that smiley - tea


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 75

Pastey

I think some of my older journal entries go into it a bit more. Really should write it up a bit if they don't.

And please, it's Pastey smiley - smiley I really ought to get that suffix bug fixed or everyone will think I go around calling myself a deity. My ego's not *that* big yet smiley - winkeye

smiley - rose


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 76

Z

But yet you first smilie release was smiley - hero....


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 77

Effers;England.


I knew it was you, Pastey.

I said 'Deity' as bit cheeky and ironic..but you couldn't hear my tone of voice..I should have put a smiley - winkeye straight after Deity...or maybe really a smiley - grovelsmiley - winkeye

But Pastey is a *super* hero smiley - winkeye


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 78

Pastey

hey, i didn't choose the smiley smiley - smiley


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 79

Z

Ooh who did? I missed that!


Announcements from the new h2g2! editors. Small bug with the yikes button.

Post 80

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Pastey, were those rumors about your blowing up computers true?

"Able to blow up computers by pushing a single button. And who, disguised as mild-mannered editor/guru Pastey......"


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