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Frank Apisa

Frank Apisa
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Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
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August 09
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On a political continuum with Extreme Liberal at 1 and Extreme Conservative at 10, I can be found at position “P.” I get a chuckle at much of what passes for liberal thought, but don’t much chuckle at anything conservative. Quite frankly, I consider American conservatism to be one of the most dangerous pieces of garbage ever to pollute the planet Earth. A major problem with this mindset is occasioned by the fact that I am a 72 year old, white male who works at a county golf course in one of the richest, most conservative counties in the United States. Since I get free golf (at five county courses) as part of my compensation package, I play 4 – 5 times a week. Bottom line: Goddam near everyone I work with or play golf with, almost all of whom are 70+ year old white, males, is a die-hard conservative. I love each and every one of ‘em—love every bone in their heads. Truly! Sure is a tough haul, though—‘cause I am not given to holding my tongue. Just think of all the fun I have at work and play! Don’tcha envy me?

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Salon.com
NOVEMBER 15, 2012 9:33AM

SOMETHING I HAVE NOTED ABOUT OS PROBLEMS!

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This is weird, but I have noted that when I post a comment (and the loooong delay for the comment to be posted begins), I can wait just a few seconds; click back to the Home Page; and my comment has been posted. The freeze seems to be only at the blog itself…apparently the comment gets posted, but the blog screen does not clear for a minute or two.

 

Give it a try. I’ve done it a half dozens times lately…and it has worked every time.

 

Goddam site is getting on my nerves with the delays…and I know it has for lots of others. So if this little trick works for everyone, it may be the thing that keeps us all sane while navigating the site.

 

Lemme know.

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You are right.That's exactly what I have been doing all along,but I do check later on if the message(p.m.)comment or rating got stuck.
I still like it better here than on Our Salon,even if I have to put up with this nonsense.
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yeah, it works. thanks frank. i'm afraid the party is almost over on OS. Your nemesis has even diappeared and I thought he was going to hate you into the grave.
Just what I've been doing for weeks now, too...but I am noticing I come here less and less. Just sad.
*sigh*
Thanks Heidi, Ben, and JT.

There seems to be no way to do anything about getting on the site...with all the delays and "fatal error" messages, but the posting process which was even more frustrating once access was gained CAN be made less frustrating.

I'm glad it works...and at least I can save that time when working here.

I truly love the site and hope it finally gets its ducks in a row, but I think it is going to die the kind of death ABUZZ...the New York Times/Boston Globe site did a few years back.

Not a profit center...and it ain't gonna get the attention it needs and deserves!

Yup...sad!
Yes, that works for me, not just on comments but on saving a draft or editing. I have a personal rule, I count to 200 and then move on. Maybe 200 is too much!! What's annoying me now is that the cover has not been changed in weeks!!!
As the headlines are stating everywhere:

Keep the Community, ditch the Site.

oursalon.ning.com
I thought it was my connection. That's why I accidently posted the same post 2 or 3 times a few times because I thought it didn't "take" but it did.
It works, Frank. Yup, it's odd.
I've also noted that. Even if the oops page comes up, the comment will post.

On posts themselves, I haven't tried to wait, count to 200, then go back to see if it has posts but have noticed with me there's like a less than 1 percent chance the post will post with the error.

I'll stick with Open till they shut the lights off for good. I'm posting when I feel like it over at Zoomers(have posted once and comment and chat over at OurSalon. It actually is a good site ran well. I wished Open was ran even half as well as Lori runs Our. ~shrug~ That's the biggest problem here......the financial part contributes to the 'crickets' in the ran part....
I've noticed I have better luck when my left eye twitches three times in a row, my right foot tingles, the dust on my big screen TV forms a peace sign and I can see a full moon through the top third of my family room window...other times, nuthin'.
Pam, Jackie, Chicken, Tink…glad the delays can be cut by just clicking Post and then moving on. The waits for the click on Post to actually take is so goddam annoying I sometime think I am going to punch out my monitor.

Margaret…you may be on to something.

Thanks for posting. Now I am gonna click Post...and move on.
Pam, Jackie, Chicken, Tink…glad the delays can be cut by just clicking Post and then moving on. The waits for the click on Post to actually take is so goddam annoying I sometime think I am going to punch out my monitor.

Margaret…you may be on to something.
Frank,
We've gotten past the point where it makes sense to put up with this. Even if you're able to post a PM, we no longer have e-mail notification of incoming comments and PM's. That's what's really different about this time.

I love the OS community, but OS itself isn't a community, it's a platform. The logical thing to do at this point is to move the community to a platform that works, so we can keep what we really love about OS without having to put up with this crap.

That's why I support the move.

If you decide to support it, go to any of the blogs where you'll see the same message, and there are a lot of them now,
copy the message (which was arrived at by a discussion on a post with a whole lot of participants) and post it.

It's been posted by at least three of the commenters here, including me but, oddly enough, not including the one who endorsed it by name, so it's supported by at least four of us.
Thanks for these observations. I've noticed similar things. It's frustrating the way OS works - or doesn't - thanks for trying to get to the bottom of its mysteries.