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ticalc.org Updates
Posted by Ryan on 1 April 2013, 15:43 GMT

You may have noticed over the past few weeks that there have been issues on the site with transfer speed and server lag. For the past month or so, we have been working diligently on the backend of the site to make several improvements, optimizations, and feature additions.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the ticalc.org staff, we are happy to announce that ticalc.org is in the last stages of rolling out a large site-wide overhaul. A number of features will be added to improve both the usability and visibility of the site, including a number of Web 2.0 features such as:

  • Website "Themes" for personalized user experiences
  • Facebook "Like" buttons for sharing your favorite programs
  • Optional embedded Twitter feeds of your favorite authors for greater social visibility
  • Flash version of the upload portal for increased security
  • A range of Java embeds for improved user experience
  • AJAX all up in this mo'
You can expect to see these features slowly cropping up over the next few weeks as we finish working out the kinks on our side. We hope that you enjoy the upcoming ticalc.org experience!

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Re: ticalc.org Updates
Merthsoft  Account Info

Ooh, I can't wait for these updates! I especially like the social media integration. Make sure to include a "share" button as well as a like button on all programs so we can tell all our friends!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 16:06 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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Ooh, I like the sound of JAVA.

Actually I would also completely take away the Ticalc.org reply system and replace it with a facebook reply system. I mean, who hasn't got Facebook?

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 16:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Merthsoft  Account Info

Oh yes, great idea. Also, the ability to use Facebook to comment on programs and user's profiles would be awesome :)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 18:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Ryan Boyd Account Info
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Seeing as how we don't want to put all of our eggs in one basket, we'll probably be replacing the comment system with DISQUS rather than Facebook.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 18:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
matrefeytontias  Account Info

I am not on Facebook, nor on any social network. Suppressing ticalc comments will mute me then.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 21:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Eric Shotwell  Account Info
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"I mean, who hasn't got Facebook?"

Me, and I have no desire to get one.

That said, I assume this is all ticalc.org's April Fool's Day joke for this year anyway.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 00:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Eric Shotwell  Account Info
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And, yeah, there's that red "fake news" outline indicator now.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 01:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Ryan Boyd Account Info
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:D

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 03:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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I don't have Facebook as well. I was just going along with the joke. :P

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 09:08 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Updates
matrefeytontias  Account Info

Good luck with that ! It looks like useful updates incoming =D

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 16:11 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Updates
KermMartian  Account Info
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These are exactly the features that ticalc.org has been missing! Maybe you could also add a section where we can upload image memes about graphing calculators and the community.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 16:49 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Updates
nyall Account Info
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Could you please integrate the file archive with vti or ti-emu? That'd be pretty boss and save me a lot of time.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 18:23 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
nyall Account Info
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There's also the web-based emulator, but it doesn't support the ti89 :(

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 18:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
KermMartian  Account Info
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Actually, if I get time I'm going to provide a way for jsTIfied to directly load 83+/84+ files from the Cemetech archives; hopefully I can convince the ticalc.org staff to connect their files. ;)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 19:04 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Updates
AJLitzau13  Account Info

Someone should add the TI-84+ C SE to the "Calculators" page.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2013, 22:35 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Travis Evans  Account Info

I know, I've just been busy and haven't had a chance yet. :-(

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 19:46 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Updates
matrefeytontias  Account Info

Wait, why is the news labelled as a fake news ? *suspicious*q

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 06:35 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
KermMartian  Account Info
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Because it was (sadly) an April Fools' joke. If only we were getting AJAX all up in this mo'.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 17:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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I like how ticalc.org is one of the last sites on the web NOT yet infected by that Web 2.0 nonsense. So IMHO it is a good thing that this announcement is only a joke.

Reply to this comment    5 April 2013, 02:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Updates
Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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Always the pragmatist, Kevin... :P

Reply to this comment    16 April 2013, 17:43 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Updates
Adept  Account Info
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Haha, nice one! It took me a while to see it though... No, the real news is that the lag and server outages were because you were moving all of the TICalc.org website over to the new TI84 Color edition and you guys were having issues with the suckishness of the basic and had to recode the entire thing in assembly before finally just giving up and choosing to move back to the old server! :P lol, that would have been funny given the times!

Reply to this comment    2 April 2013, 22:43 GMT

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