Problems with the website

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Post by NotBuyingIt » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:01 am

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:24 am
Frequent error message Dec 2018

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/mysqli.php on line 255: mysqli_fetch_assoc(): Couldn't fetch mysqli_result
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/mysqli.php on line 317: mysqli_free_result(): Couldn't fetch mysqli_result
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/mysqli.php on line 255: mysqli_fetch_assoc(): Couldn't fetch mysqli_result
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/mysqli.php on line 317: mysqli_free_result(): Couldn't fetch mysqli_result

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/html/forum/includes/functions.php:3262) in /var/www/html/forum/includes/functions.php on line 1954
Fatal: ./cache/production/ is NOT writable.
@MarkGiles
I no longer encounter occurrences of those error messages on this webiste; do you?

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:25 pm

It seems to be fixed now.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by A440 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:01 am

I can not seem to edit scores or comments for sites, as of this date.

Something seems amiss.

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Re: Problems with the website / redesign Dec 2018

Post by spectre » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:38 pm

A440 wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:01 am
I can not seem to edit scores or comments for sites, as of this date.

Something seems amiss.
Someone has decided to redesign the site again without interacting with any members. They seem hell bent on totally destroying Wot / alienating members - it's very sad for those who have contributed so much of their time over the years.

I can't find the community pages or click on any links on my profile.
Someone has foolishly emphasised activity badges on profiles, which will lead to problems with excessive amounts of poor quality ratings again. I'm surprised they didn't add 'like' buttons too.
Activity Score

Earn points and badges when you rate sites
The rating site is also only available in American English currently.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:50 am

MRT the Mass Rating Tool is no longer at my saved URL

I will dig around and see if I can find where it went.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Myxt » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:04 am

Community pages and MRT:
On the WoT front page, a scorecard page, your profile page, or anywhere else that displays a top bar containing
[ WOT - Mobile - Blog - Support - - - - - - - - - Search - yourAvatar ]
Support and yourAvatar have menu buttons appearing as "down arrows".

P.S.: The new functionless bubblegum-&-candy-store user profile pages should really appeal to 13-year-olds!

P.P.S: Wrong - I was thinking of Forum pages. I see no link to Community pages.

P.P.P.S: OK, go here: https://www.mywot.com/community
Found with Google> inurl:community site:mywot.com

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by spectre » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:08 pm

Myxt wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:04 am

P.S.: The new functionless bubblegum-&-candy-store user profile pages should really appeal to 13-year-olds!
is it coincidence that these 'upgrades' are rolled out during school holidays?
Judging by the way the dev account is irresponsibly rating sites blindly from lists with total disregard to WoT guidelines I suspect they are about 13 themselves.

Can anyone see any improvements in the site or evidence of any bug fixes?

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mass tool link?

Post by NoScams » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:23 am

Is there a new mass tool link?

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Re: mass tool link?

Post by NotBuyingIt » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:59 am

NoScams wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:23 am
Is there a new mass tool link?
Yes, there is. Your question has been moved to the thread where an answer is posted (located two posts previous to your question).

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Myxt » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:08 am

spectre wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:08 pm
is it coincidence that these 'upgrades' are rolled out during school holidays?

(Judging by the way the dev account is irresponsibly rating sites blindly from lists with total disregard to WoT guidelines ...)

Can anyone see any improvements in the site or evidence of any bug fixes?
Maybe school holidays are the only time that soccer-moms/dads get any free time to code :?:

(May be TESTING. "I see nothing!" - Shultz)

Sign-ins, next-page loads, and Previews/Submits now usually succeed.

Actually, I'm not being as nice as I could be about the user profiles: A great many rookies arrived at WoT thinking that all of those old social media glamour links (Twitter, etc, in the profile) meant they could establish more back-links at a high-PR site for IM purposes. Unfortunately, several people ended up divulging a risky amount of PII. That both issues have been eliminated is a good thing.

Two things I currently dislike:

From the user profile, it isn't possible to search or display my own ratings which have no comments (seriously, I refuse to leave clues to my identity by commenting on recognizable details of my spam email); just as it is still impossible to download all of my ratings & comments.

Currently, the domain scorecard "Search" box helpfully drops down a limited list of common TLDs, and preemptively enforces whichever one I last moused-over. Thus, if my target domain is abc.xyz, this bug automatically loads a scorecard for abc.xyz.com or .net, etc; then I'm forced to edit the content of the browser's address bar to remove the superfluous .suffix and then load the remaining address.

Speaking of code (apologism):

I used to do quite a bit of it. Although it's possible today to plug together several APIs and other magic whiz-bangs, tweak some settings, and call it a "product"; many things (like WoT, I suspect) involve a great deal of in-house, hands-on coding. In one respect, coders are of two minds:

- Whip up something that limps well, deliver it yesterday, fix it tomorrow (~ Noodles Rule of programming), and keep my job. Or make something mysterious, the workings of which only I understand, thus making it resistant to plagiarism, and keep my job. For secrecy or lack of time, such coders don't document their code.

- Code something solid that survives exotic misuse, and write detailed comments within the code itself so that, after much time passes, the original coder or his successors can understand how to manage it.

The WoT of old probably had quite a lot of undocumented hand-coding which has been moved/re-imagined on a dissimilar platform by a minimal and shifting team. I'm actually surprised it has come this far (or this long, depending on one's mood) - and that anyone is continuing to work on it.

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