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What is wrong with Stratics?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by SDragor, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. SDragor

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    i really wonder what's going on with stratics. first the massive breakdown in performance. then multiple design changes, each one leaving the site unnavigable for days. then the big stratics hack with sql injections, with the goal to hack user accounts. now the front site is broken. performance is still so lousy that i have to reload the forum three to five times before it correctly displays. it takes half a minute to load a forum entry.

    i really wonder who manages this site. i know that a lot of people are very dedicated to keep stratics up to date, kudos to them. but those who are technically responsible for stratics seem to be completely lost.

    is there any plan to resolve this? or is stratics dying?
    please elaborate.
     
  2. hen

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    TGN bought it, so it will be absorbed into their site eventually. It seems to have gone from a "surviving" site to a profit making venture.
     
  3. Taylor

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    1. Design changes - the folks who implemented these changes are no longer working for Stratics. They sold the site to TGN w/o any warning.

    2. Hack - wth did Stratics have to do with this? Stratics cleaned up the sql injections and patch the vulnerabilities.

    3. The problem with uo.stratics.com is was a server issue that is currently being repaired.
     
  4. Thunderz

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    strstics will die within 6-12 months as its a now for profit business not a player run forum.

    Anyone have liks to new UO forums that are not for profit we can migrate to?

    Thanks

    Thunderz
     
  5. Viper09

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    Haha, funny. Doubt it will die in 6-12 months. Will likely be around as long as UO is.

    I have never have any problem navigating stratics before and after the sale. Did take about a couple minutes to figure everything out the first and only time they made any big changes to navigation though. There have been times when it ran slow but most of the time I find it fine.
     
  6. Petra Fyde

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    Please all have your crystal balls serviced. They seem to be a little faulty. Unless of course you all have some inside information I'm not privy to?
     
  7. hen

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    Please tell us the recent events of Stratics as I am struggling to understand what happened. A guy called JHall bought it. Did he then sell it to TGN?
     
  8. Mapper

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    Unless you have any proof Stratics is making a profit its wrong to gossip. Almost all news sites or forums like this have adverts, It's what pays the bills.

    What's most important is the community and information which is still widely available and I hope this site continues. There are no other fansites like it and I enjoy reading the forums and volunteering here, Long live Stratics!
     
  9. hen

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    This sounds a wee bit Orwellian mate.
     
  10. Taylor

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    Yes.
     
  11. Mapper

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    So be it! :lol:
     
  12. hen

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    Ok so JHall is gone already lol. Strange.
     
  13. Taylor

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    That's what we thought, too. :confused:
     
  14. Thunderz

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    Its no different to what merchats do in UO, Buy cheep sell for more....

    Only diff is we play vertual money, there doing if for real $$

    ;)

    Thunderz
     
  15. hen

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    I notice that George is reading this thread. Wish to make a contribution?
     
  16. Taylor

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    George is actually a nice guy and I think he'll do some good things for us. Unfortunately, a couple members of George's team crapped up - big time. Sucks that he-who-shall-not-be-named screwed up the transition, but I'm hoping things will run a bit smoother now.

    One major thing George did was clean up after the hacking event, which cost him a few sleepless nights.
     
  17. Lord Chaos

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    Stratics has always been for profit, its a business.

    There's always www.uoforums.com , which is a great alternative forumwise and while they have 1 temporary ad, they are not for profit at all and their server cost are donated by a loyal user.
     
  18. Lord Chaos

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    Incorrect. Ryan (DenDragon) Always owned Stratics and he sold it to TGN. JHall was only inserted as a manager, he was not the owner of Stratics.
     
  19. Sweeney

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    Just like EA not having UO listed as one of its games, TGN doesn't list UO on its page. Whatever that says about its commitment is whatever you make it out to be.
     
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    Well Petra You were not kidding the load up would be funky hehe it has news as of Feb 12th!! heheh ok i see you need some gremlin relief. Oh andi just polished all my crystal balls so they nice and shiny!
     
  21. Petra Fyde

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    Let's just say there were some teething problems, and it's been something of a learning process.
    But check out the main Stratics.com front page, there are things happening.
     
  22. Just Emma

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    Looking at UO Stratics' front page today, it seems it has gone back in time to February! :confused:
     
  23. Taylor

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    They're still fixing uo.stratics.com. Petra was referring to the Stratics main page, located here: http://stratics.com/.
     
  24. Sevin0oo0

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    the Bold font is pretty global on Stratics, it's not just on the UO section. I thought it was owned by EA, since they always seem to 'fix' things when they are already working well.
    I went to the uoforums..., it isn't in bold, but it has a TON less content & resource pages than Stratics, pretty much limited to a forum only.There's a lot of good work going on here at home, I have the patience.
     
  25. Lord Chaos

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    There is of course always uoguide.com as a compliment to uoforums.com
     
  26. Konge

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    I'm pretty sure you missed the point.
     
  27. Mapper

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    It's a little like saying if you buy an ipad, really you still need a laptop too. When really, you should just buy a laptop (Stratics!) :lol:
     
  28. Blesh

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    You mean you guys haven't figured out how to use an AdBlocker yet?

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  29. Lord Chaos

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    Two different URLs are no different than going from the forum URL to the main URL at Stratics, its the same work.
     
  30. Konge

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    Apparently you don't understand what use a person like Petra is. You see, she's powerful on the forums and the main sight. Since you couldn't figure this out on your own, this means that it's much easier to let someone know there's an inconsistancy or problem with the website, instead of trying to contact one of two completely different systems, sights, and group of people running that.

    But I guess you don't go for logic and convience unless it makes UO easier for you.
     
  31. AirmidCecht

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    I've been giving this some thought the last few days. Each time there is a glitch it has an impact on our community. While glitches are bound to happen, lately it has been more often than not.

    Stratics has been around for almost as long as UO itself has. On the UOSS side, we've always had the support of a great group of volunteers who enjoy contributing at least as much as actually playing (we hope!). While we have the support of volunteers, it is just as important for us to support them and the players who use this site.

    Figuring on the best way to provide support moving forward may present itself as a challenge at times. I'm not sure how everyone sees Stratics, if it's as a timely classic or an old clunker but I see it as somewhere in the middle. Like say a 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II just sitting in someone's garage waiting to relive it's Farrah Fawcett glory (so shoot me, I was a Charlie's Angels fan :thumbup1:)

    Stratics has sat idle for awhile now, humming along nicely while we ignore the occasional ping in the engine because it gets us to and back from work. So now we're ready to have someone look under the hood, maybe add a few fuzzy dice for looks and understand that fixing the engine might drain the battery a bit. That is where the community comes in. Keeping the battery charged with your input and understanding while we do some fixin' will help us keep this classic going as well as show gamers outside the UO community that there is much this site as a whole has to offer. This in turn will provide more resources to enable us to provide more content and news for you.

    We're all in this for the community and I personally enjoy reading and interacting with everyone here. I want to see us get better and be able to provide more fun stuff for everyone. With Petra in the UOSS drivers seat, I'm sure the end result will be a much sturdier ride :)
     
  32. Lord Chaos

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    What the heck does that have to do with anything I said? Way to bring in something completely unrelated.

    A moot point, as UOGuide is a wiki, so any inconsistencies can be corrected naturally without staff intervention for the most part. Other than that, you can simply post on the forum, just like here.

    In that regard there's little difference sitewise. Sure, there's a lot of dedicated and hardworking staffers at Stratics, and that is a good thing definitely, but that doesn't negate a single point I made.

    Ah, your true colors are showing, it was not really a defense of Stratics or anything like that, but a chance for you to get yet another jab in, troll.
     
  33. Lord Chaos

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    Well said, I wish you guys the best of luck with the process.
     
  34. Konge

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    Wasn't a troll. My god, look up the definition of the damn word. It was relevant, it had an example, and I didn't personally insult you.

    You see, I was using Petra as an example, that, if something were to go wrong with the information part, or the forum. You just need to contact the same person, not find new info.

    But with two sites, it's still two different people. But apparently, you can't read very well. That lil part right there was a troll.
     
  35. Lord Chaos

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    Just because there are other communities and sites out there doesn't somehow detract from a Stratics volunteer. They're good people, but so are all of them.

    Well, in that sense Petra can only pass on issues for some of it, so not really all that different. Again, they're all volunteer sites, made by good and hardworking people (UOS, UOF, UOG), I see no point in trying to elevate one to be the "one and only" site and that only their work matters. That there are alternatives out there is not a bad thing.
     
  36. Konge

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    Le sigh, You really don't understand the concept of what I'm saying is, do you? In the end, a site that already has everything, is better than using two sites. if the site goes down, then your argument goes for what I'm saying too. You can't win, why are you trying?
     
  37. kelmo

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    Take it to PM.
     
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