A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 121

Taff Agent of kaos

whats up prof, been crawling through the undergrowth, snooping and peeping on people againsmiley - winkeye

smiley - bat


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 122

paulh. Come visit Blemnox at A87815181

Hides in the undergrowth. smiley - lurk


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 123

shagbark

I notice someone has added a tag above here saying


"This forum is not a public announcements forum. It is reserved for editors to post important news about h2g2, such as new versions of the site, or changes to official areas of h2g2."
and yet here we are at over a hundred posts and the thread is still open.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 124

shagbark

One thing I wanted to bring up is the conversation search engine.
If you look for a phrase in conversations it still only searches for articles. I would hope the refresh might deal with that.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 125

Sassernach

First Post. Hope it all goes well and I can find my way about before then.smiley - biggrin


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 126

bobstafford

I must agree with fluffy she had a bad time un necessary sniping and a lot of anti American posts it seems that it largly went un noticed for what ever reasons. Lets not think it dose not happen and support those who are picked on


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 127

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

From what I remember she gave as good as she got smiley - zen

I'm curious about the idea that disliked newbies get stalked off the site. I've not seen that. What I've seen is robust newbies not taking the time to find out how the community functions and then getting aggressive when challenged on their behaviour. Those researchers sometimes do get a following that steps over the line of decency IMO - think Lord Wolfden - but I don't think that this can be characterised as the poor brave newbie being unfairly victimised.

But I don't see everything that happens here, and I know there have been people harassed in the quieter places of h2g2 smiley - erm


>>If you look for a phrase in conversations it still only searches for articles<<

Use google smiley - winkeye But yes, it would be better if the official search engine was updated.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 128

bobstafford

She did stand up for herself but that is why she was noticed how many were not (if any) I dont know smiley - erm


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 129

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

"Use google"

Technically, Google is *supposed* to be excluded from crawling anything but Edited Guide entries. But you might be lucky, as it seems to be broken at the moment and merrily indexing Journals... http://tinyurl.com/2w6ta7q


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 130

Taff Agent of kaos


she got it from me because she was interfering and stuck her nose in where it was not wanted, then made some veiled threats toward me,

smiley - bat


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 131

KB

If there was ever an announcment thread worth closing, this has got to be it.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 132

bobstafford

Mmmm I had not noticed see what I ment it is so hard to tell smiley - erm


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

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kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

I don't know how it started bob, but at some point I got accused of all sorts of things for debating in a thread without knowing what her issues with the community were. Really, she just came across as very reactive, seeing insult where there wasn't any and not really taking the time to find out who people were (I got accused of being Brisith smiley - rolleyessmiley - winkeye). Eventually she sorted it out though and seems a good part of the community. I'm sure there were things done and said that were unfair on her, but like I said, she gave as good as she got from what I saw. That's why I'm interested in how much harassing is actually going on, because most often it looks like there are two sides involved.


Peet, I don't know what's changed, but google is now a reliable way to search conversations. Sometimes they turn up remarkably quickly, but haven't yet for this page.


KB, you may be right smiley - blush


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

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Malabarista - now with added pony

In an attempt to salvage this thread:

I believe the nofollow tags were removed a few months ago, allowing google spiders to crawl the site - including conversation threads and journals.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

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

But was it deliberate? And if it was, why was the policy change not announced?


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

I'm not sure ? but I think in one of the past "notice" threads somewhere, it mentioned it in a post I think I've read, but which one ???????


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

Post 137

HonestIago

I think Rich, who understands the technology underneath the bonnet pretty well, did a post about Google and their ability to search us on his journal.

Not sure of the netiquette about posting a link to someone's journal, so I won't do it, but if folk want to go look it is there.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

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kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

>>And if it was, why was the policy change not announced?<<

Things often change here without being announced.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

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

Well, that was a long-standing and to some fairly important policy that would have warranted an "Announcement" thread, IMO.


Tuesday, 13 April, 2010: Good News! The h2g2 Re-Fresh is Definitely Going Ahead

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kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

Did they do an Announcement when they stopped the spiders? smiley - winkeye


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