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New Sidebars Added: Featured Programs, Top Downloads
Posted by Nick on 10 November 1999, 01:11 GMT

We have added two new sidebars that you can view on the right side of the front page. The first one contains a randomly selected list of recently featured programs. The second contains a list of the top downloaded files this week (in order, I think :)). Note that if you have the front page customized in any way that these don't show up by default, and that you will have to go to Preferences to add them to the front page.

 


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The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Time to put ticalc.org's decision to not delete comments to the test. :)

Everyone, go to the webpage in the URL above for this comment. It's a nice description of the real ticalc.org, written by our very own Kirk Meyer. It's a "worth read".

     10 November 1999, 04:23 GMT

Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Nathan Haines  Account Info
(Web Page)

That's off-topic, Bryan. But you of course know that we are only deleting terribly obscene things for now.

     10 November 1999, 07:10 GMT

Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Its not off-topic. It has direct reference to this site. What's the problem, are we scared to bring the truth to light?

     10 November 1999, 07:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Nathan Haines  Account Info
(Web Page)

It's off-topic because it has no direct reference to the news story. :P

As for the web page, I noticed several opinions that are based on faulty assumptions (others are true--I'll not list either type here, because I'll forget some). But I'll refrain from comment, as some things mentioned were before I was hired, but anyhow, I disagree with the overlying tone of the essay.

     10 November 1999, 08:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Well, obviously you disagree with the main tone of the essay. If you agreed with it, Chris would have a nice, long e-mail in your box about now.

     10 November 1999, 08:38 GMT


Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Kirk Meyer  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yep. It's off topic. I wasn't exactly happy to see it there myself, since if somebody wants to read it, they can click on my (Web Page) link and read it.

     10 November 1999, 23:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yeah but how would people know its there?

     11 November 1999, 02:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Reno  Account Info

hey kirk, I have an 86 and I was wondering, in estimation, when that ti-94/Cymbol/Katydid would be out :P

     11 November 1999, 02:33 GMT


Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Erich Oelschlegel  Account Info
(Web Page)

Bryan, right now you make me sad. This post is totally irrelevant to the topic, and it's biased and opinionated. Why didn't you post this during the anarchy trial? The only reason why your post wasn't deleted was because Nathan replied to it with a substantiated comment.

~ferich

     10 November 1999, 15:46 GMT


Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

The "anarchy trial" is still going on, until ticalc.org decides that they are going back to the old system.

And Kirk just put this up last night, that's why I post it now.

The reason it wasn't deleted is because they said they won't delete it until they come to a decision about the comment boards.

     10 November 1999, 15:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

*cough*Finally, the anarchy trial is now over, but we'll only delete posts which contain excessively inappropriate or crude language until we make our final decision. Thanks to everyone who participated. :)*cough*

--BlueCalx

     10 November 1999, 16:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

By the tone of your comment, it sounds like you've dreaded the entire trial period and you are looking forward to the day when strict moderation will once again rule. Am I correct?

     10 November 1999, 18:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

My quoting a news item verbatim doesn't give "tone" to anything. Stop trying to start a fight for once.

--BlueCalx

     10 November 1999, 19:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Harper Maddox  Account Info
(Web Page)

How about you post Kirk's article to the main page, like you do so many other *important* news items. I think this is as newsworthy as the Comment Board trial, and i think it would be beneficial to read unmoderated commments on the subject, not only for the use of ticalc.org but also for the public benefit.

     10 November 1999, 20:33 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

You mean make a news item out of Kirk's essay? They would never do that...

     10 November 1999, 20:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
(Web Page)

Ok. So. Late response, but still, a response.
Posting this on the front page would violate our guidelines about site wars. Therefor, we will not post it.
If there are a *lot* of people out there who really want to hear our side of this (again), you may also contact me with requests, and we'll reconsider posting both stories (Kirks and a response) as news. However, last time we did this, the majority of our users said we shouldn't.

     12 November 1999, 10:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

I don't see how Kirk's essay is about site wars. Doesn't it take two sites to have a war? I only see one site mentioned in Kirk's essay.

Also, what do you mean a majority of your users? Do you actually have a finite number of users and you found the percentage of users that said you shouldn't post your side?

     12 November 1999, 23:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Kirk Meyer  Account Info
(Web Page)

I don't see a need for ticalc.org to post my site as news, especially considering the content. They _do_ have the right to keep stuff that is critical of them off these comment boards (as long as they make that a comment guideline) but DEFINITELY they have the right to keep it off their main news! If people want to read it, they will click my (Web Page) link. Otherwise, they will not read it. Simple.

     13 November 1999, 20:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Why did you use the word "finally"?

     10 November 1999, 20:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
deuist Account Info

You know, Bryan, you make me wonder sometimes. If you hate ticalc.org so much, why do still use it? There ARE other TI sites out there. Perhaps you and Kirk could start your own page and dominate the calculator market.

There are some people at ticalc that actually work hard. Look at Nick and all the news items that gets posted. He works faster than TI news does - except on that 86 zip program.

There are only a few points that I agree with you and Kirk on: There are too many programs in the archives. Many (especially in the BASIC directories) are just rip-offs of others. Ticalc should test all programms to check for originality. Second, I, too, find it odd that ticalc.org members can use emulators without owning the calculators - if in fact this is true.

     11 November 1999, 02:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

There are no really good TI calculator sites out there.

News items aren't that hard to post. :)

ticalc.org has a special informal agreement with TI so they can use the ROMs without actually owning the calculators. This wasn't a problem for me because I own all the calculators. :)

     11 November 1999, 02:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
deuist Account Info

Couldn't you make a good TI site?

     11 November 1999, 03:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Shhh... :)

     11 November 1999, 03:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
deuist Account Info

I'm serious. You, Kirk, and some other pissed off, former staff members could make your own site with original programs and an anarchy board.

     11 November 1999, 04:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

I'm serious too.. sshhh! :)

     11 November 1999, 04:23 GMT

the new official calc site
AlienCow  Account Info
(Web Page)

LOL.. I know you're serious, but there is a humorous aspect to this...

"You, Kirk, and some other pissed off, former staff members could make your own site"

ticlac.org... or ticalcs.org...?

No, I've got it:
http://www.wehateticalcdotorg.org

:)

ahh well.. this site a'int perfect.. i really thought perfection would come in the form of a website run by a bunch of kids, too...

     11 November 1999, 16:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
ticalc_chris Account Info
(Web Page)

http://www.tiuser.org/

whois tiuser.org

(but you didn't hear it from me!)

     12 November 1999, 07:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
David Phillips  Account Info
(Web Page)

<Directory "D:/web/tiuser">
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Restricted Directory"
AuthUserFile "D:/tiuser.user"
require valid-user
</Directory>

:-)

     12 November 1999, 09:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The real ticalc.org, told by Kirk
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

What's that Chris?

     12 November 1999, 23:17 GMT

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