Re: Changes to forums and comments
posted at 9/6/2012 1:41 AM EDT
This is getting to be like PTI and ATH - Pardon The Interuption and Around The Horn.
BSF111 and myself, had a short conversation about these changes and nobody added value to it. BSF111 called it "a work in progress that should never be released" and I said " that is an understatement'.
In reality, any and all NEW changes to a forum CAN be done in-house on the back burner, and not placed on the Web as a beta (change trial) copy in progress . This work can and should be developed and tested totally seperate, without the pressure of time constraints, complaints etc.
BDC said that " they previously had an outside contractor developed and maintaining the forum software and now they have thier own IT developers". Thats the way I understand it!
The prior Forum -that BDC already paid for and is now BDC legal Corporate property - could have been left alone until the new work was totally developed, tested and completed. THEN, submitted to the public with just 'bare bones' complaints. Because it is a massive amount of work and takes time, that IMO would have been the best decision.
I can't even imagine that BDC and the new IT experts did not have a meeting to discuss all the possibilities. This present type of action would NEVER be accepted by The Medical, or Defense Industries to try out on Humans or $100 million aircraft until the proper approvals by the FDA/FAA/DOD to be used by the Customer, who -in this case- is BDC and the public. Because this Media software is small potatoes in comparison it still should have followed the same standard rules. AND, with no headaches from/by the customer! Unfortunate situation.
BDC: Just fixing the TOOLS only for the next itteration of software may be the best thing to accomplish FIRST. THEN afterwhich, if BDC and your IT experts want to integrate the OLDer Forum with the NEWer forum that surely can be done on the back burner ALL BY ITSELF. That mix and match work is difficult and just may not be worth it in $ & Cents. By that time the members may not even care about the OLDer Threads, ANYWAY. If they do care about the OLDer info then you can say, "we are working on it".
There is NO NEED to start other threads of Forum complaints. The complaint thread is HERE! HUH?
Have a good night ...