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New Filearchive Feature
Posted by Eric on 10 March 2001, 20:00 GMT

In an attempt to address the approximately 8932798235 people that email us wondering when their program is going to be posted to our archives, we've added a little new feature that will let authors know roughly how long their file will be in the pending queue.

On both our File Upload Form and our older File Claim Form, you will now be able to see if our current pending queue is low, moderate, or heavy. Hopefully this will let all our authors (and there are many) breathe a little easier when it sometimes takes a little while for their file to be posted.

 


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Re: New Filearchive Feature
Ron!  Account Info
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Wow, finally!

This is a really cool feature ticalc guys! Kudos!

Now, why not tell us the actual number rather than a "low" "medium" "high" thing?

     10 March 2001, 20:11 GMT

Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
Alex Hoops  Account Info

Yes i agree, while this is a huge breakthrough ;) for the programmers who cant wait to see thier work on this site. It would be better i think if you could goto your profile and see "what number" your program had. JUst a thought

     10 March 2001, 20:50 GMT


Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
Thomas Nussbaumer  Account Info
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A hardcoded "heavy" would do the job, too. Isn't it? Or exist there really other states of the file queue?

     10 March 2001, 20:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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LOL!

It might reach "low" during the annual July slump, but otherwise I would expect it to perpetually remain at "heavy."

     10 March 2001, 22:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
kog kog  Account Info
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Cool thing gott try that one day

     11 March 2001, 06:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
ericman2000
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No, a hard coded "heavy" wouldn't work. The queue does have different amounts of files. Instead it should be a "heavy", "heavier", and "heaviest" with the occasional "Maybe next year." sort of thing. :-)

     11 March 2001, 21:48 GMT

Re: New Filearchive Feature
depleateduranium  Account Info

KOOL!!

     10 March 2001, 21:34 GMT


Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
Shiar  Account Info
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Oh Yeah! U guys made my day! A real traffic-thingy... perfect!!

     10 March 2001, 22:16 GMT

Re: New Filearchive Feature
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Cool!

but one question...how many programs can be in the queue before it reaches "high" status?

     10 March 2001, 22:46 GMT


Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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I meant "heavy."

     10 March 2001, 22:50 GMT

Re: New Filearchive Feature
Bennett Kalafut  Account Info

Neat feature, but numbers would satisfy the curious :-)

Also, is preference given for some program categories over others, such as games over math and assembly over TI-Basic?

     11 March 2001, 01:09 GMT

Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
Alex Hoops  Account Info

i wouldnt doubt if they just choose the ones that they thought sounded cool :)... i would

     11 March 2001, 01:21 GMT


Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
onefastfiveoh

i would hope if they give any preference to files it would be math over games, seeing that the calculator is designed for math not games.

i would also hope that the guys at ticalc show no biased towards file type, which platform, or certain programmer.

onefastfiveoh

     11 March 2001, 02:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
Luke Imhoff  Account Info
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I think that you'd just process the files in chronological order. The oldest get added before the new ones. I don't really see any other logical method. The only reason not to do it this way is if a program appears in a news item and there will be high demand for it.

     11 March 2001, 07:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
onefastfiveoh

yah, that's what i'msaying. do it in the order recieved. if the file is some new hot "have-to-have" type of thingy that is from a well known and respected author, then it could recieve presidence over other programs. but otherwise just do it in cornological order.

onefastfiveoh

     11 March 2001, 17:43 GMT

Re: New Filearchive Feature
DWedit  Account Info
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Why don't you make a page where you can download claimed, but not yet added files? (at the user's own risk of course)

     11 March 2001, 17:07 GMT

Re: New Filearchive Feature
Pandrogas  Account Info
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Now that is interesting. I've often wondered when my stuff will get on the site. Now I'll know whether to wait a day or five days. Nice feature, thanks guys!

     11 March 2001, 21:49 GMT


Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
nyall  Account Info
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the ticalc archivers seem sporadic about how many they update at at time so I don't see this as an indication of how long you have to wait.

     11 March 2001, 23:01 GMT

Re: New Filearchive Feature
lord_nightrose Account Info

Just curious, but since you guys seemed so loaded down by files, I was wondering if you needed (or wanted) anybody else to help you sort out what files to keep and what to ditch. If you need any help, I'm here.

All your base are belong to us.

     12 March 2001, 02:55 GMT


Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
hackrman01

I think that this feature could be really usefull. Are we getting into the Zero Wing thing here?

Somebody set up us the bomb!

     12 March 2001, 20:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: New Filearchive Feature
lord_nightrose Account Info

You know what you doing.
Move 'zig'.
For great justice.

Messages containing "first comment" boasts, requests for game ports, or criticisms of "newsworthiness" will generally be deleted.

...

This is my first comment. Can I get the TI-85 version of Phoenix ported to 89? I like it better. I don't think this is very newsworthy.

...

that was sarcasm.

     12 March 2001, 21:40 GMT

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