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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,717 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries

    so it doesn't look like tonight's downtime fixed anything

  • Registered Users Posts: 711 ✭✭✭ Burt Renaults

    Give them time, I'm sure they'll sort it. A load of people screaming about how **** they find it, and then flouncing off to some new site, set up by some (to the best of my knowledge) totally anonymous person, about whom we know nothing, helps nobody.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,322 ✭✭✭✭ Esel

    Did it break anything though? That might be the new metric. :)

    Post edited by Esel on

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,163 ✭✭✭✭ mdwexford

    This is ridiculous.

    Site is a complete joke now. Get it sorted out.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 780 ✭✭✭ nolivesmatter

    Has there been any positives to come out of this? For all the agro this has caused the site looks mostly the same except that every component now has rounded edges and too much padding. TBH it looks an intern got tasked with "upgrading" the site to a 10 year old version of Bootstrap.

    Roll it back, much of what you thought needed changing was probably a draw for many people.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    It's about time people who don't like what's happening here clearly signal their displeasure in the only way and their non-user stakeholders will care about, rather than watching this train wreck as it happens. It pads their metrics for visitor traffic and registered user count. At this stage, why bother?

    Just email [email protected] as follows:


    The migration of my personal data to a forum platform and hosting provider located outside of the EU has raised concerns, something I believe has not been adequately addressed by boards ownership and admins in recent weeks.

    I therefore request that any non-essential personal data be deleted at this time. I further request that all of my posts be anonymised and that my account be closed.

    Thank you for your time and for helping make what it was.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,322 ✭✭✭✭ Esel

    A bit like cutting off your nose to spite your face, no?

    Not your ornery onager

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Not in the least.

    I've been on boards since around 2003 so it's not a decision taken lightly.

    I just can't be arsed arguing with fools who'd like us to accept that this 'move' is a good thing for the community who actually created what they're looking to exploit.

    It won't matter to the vast majority here, but that's not why I'm doing it. Principles. I have mine and I'll act in accordance with them. Others should do the same.

    A man has to know where he'll draw the line. I've drawn mine and that's the end of that I suppose.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,322 ✭✭✭✭ Esel

    There is absolutely no solid evidence that the site is not GDPR compliant, so it's a bit previous to be seeking deletion of your account or advocating that others do the same.

    Not your ornery onager

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,825 ✭✭✭✭ kowloon

    I'd switch to gubu if I could read the confirmation code.

  • Registered Users Posts: 711 ✭✭✭ Burt Renaults

    Sending such an uppity email to the owners of a discussion forum seems a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. It's taking longer than some would like (and maybe if the weather wasn't so nice, I'd be impatient too), but the site is slowly getting there. Certainly seems a lot faster than it was.

    Also, apart from my email address and whatever rubbish I've spouted on here under various guises over the last two decades, I'm not sure what personal data those pesky non-Europeans have on me, or what value it is to them.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    It takes little effort to see that in its current format, it's not GDPR compliant.

    No terms of service:

    No privacy policy/notice:

    No cookie policy and no options presented when I visit to let me choose what to accept:

    And a footer stating that the platform/software I'm consenting (or not withdrawing consent, without taking the course of action I have tonight) to the processing of personal data on is hosted by Digiweb, an Irish hosting service provider:

    Call a spade a spade, this is super simple stuff. There's absolutely no acceptable reason why this hasn't been attended to in the context of a simple theme for a forum.

    Something else a higher priority? Yes, clearly. But that's just not good enough.

    I'm also not really interested in arguing with die-hards here at this point, especially with someone who says there's no evidence of breach, as opposed to the clear evidence of non-compliance.

    Couldn't be arsed with it, as I've already said. And I draw the line. Every else can do the same. I'd encourage others to open their eyes and see what's right there in front of them, rather than take anything on blind faith from a company who have clearly acted without end users interests in mind.

    Esel, you and anyone else who wants can decide for yourselves what you want to accept. Nobody's making you leave, nor making me stay. Like I said, I'm done.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    'Uppity'? Knee jerk? I can't fix your ignorance for you. Go and educate yourself why this matters, even if you don't think it does. You get nothing free, especially not when dealing with a company who monetise the value of 'community' by using personal data to target advertising and a whole load of other things that happen without the average user having any notion about just how invasive this stuff is, even here on innocuous looking If you think there's not a compromise here when it comes to your data and their business model, you're very much mistaken. You might be okay with it, but you should at least make an informed decision about whether or not you should be okay with it. And I think that's just about enough. Anyone else looking to argue with me or undermine the valid points I'm making is really just being pedantic and looking to score points. What I've written is accurate, completely. If you can't see that, or don't agree with me, that's fine. I'm not really looking to convince you, just to make sure others know they need to think this through and decide if they're okay with it for themselves. And if they're not, pull the plug, send the email.

  • Registered Users Posts: 711 ✭✭✭ Burt Renaults

    I understand it alright, but like most people, I don't mind a discussion forum using whatever limited personal data I've given them to target adverts (that I'll probably ignore anyway) at me. I think you need to calm down a bit.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]

    How do I find the "Close Account" button? I've tried to like the change, but it's just total garbage that I won't waste my valuable time on. This was a major f*ck up...

    slán libh

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,656 ✭✭✭ MonkieSocks

    The options to edit an image in a post does not work, no new icons pop up when you want to edit the picture.

    Also the is no option to delete a post in edit mode.

    Also no option to preview a post before submitting it

    Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,138 ✭✭✭ Del Griffith

    Yea the new boards is terrible.

    I remember the previous upgrade and people complaining at the start before everyone got used to it, but this is not the same, this is actually a vastly inferior platform and bordering on unusable.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,781 ✭✭✭✭ markodaly

    So, we are two weeks into the new site, and where are we?

    Is there any redeeming feature about this new platform?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,839 ✭✭✭ nix

    I could easily adapt to the new layout, but for the love of god make dark mode a priority, 99% of the time i click on the bookmark for boards, i get instantly blinded by the brightness and close the tab.

    Just make the dark mode and it will all work out 😄

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,745 ✭✭✭✭ Mr.Crinklewood

    Positive is that I have bought something I spotted on Bargains for over a week now

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,617 ✭✭✭✭ OldGoat

    Your avatar looks a bit like a fan so it's been an easy assumption for us to make. I'm glad you clarified for us. :)

    Also: has anyone found a "Mark all threads Read" button yet?

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,372 ✭✭✭ podgeandrodge

    Is it just me, or is there a "desktop version" somewhere I can access, where there aren't ads popping up in the middle of people's posts? And I used to open a Quote in a new window and it would open the response in a new box - but now it just opens that page in a new window.

    Ahh I have too many complaints, it's pretty bad.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User] is now absolutely terrible

    A majority probably access it on the phone and the touch site is now an online version of hide and seek

    Using the desktop version on a phone means constant pinching and enlarging

    No ones going to do that

    I only come in the odd time now mainly for the weather forum and each time I regret it

    Traffic must be way down

    You've at last killed the site

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,372 ✭✭✭ podgeandrodge

    how does one access the desktop version? I hope it's not that that I am using right now, as it looks like mobile, but I am on a pc!

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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    If you are on a pc,its the desktop version

    Phones can switch between the two

    Problem is the desktop on a phone is tiny and needs to be enlarged each page