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  • #16
    Originally posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
    Have you ever operated and administered a php/sql based forum? I have. When everything is working properly, it's a pretty straightforward operation. When bugs creep in through updates and/or custom modifications, it's a pain in the backside to track them down and fix them.

    The FH.com forum isn't running "out of the box" vBB. Most of the problems I've observed point back to the custom interface betwqeen the FH.com registration system and vBB. (Note that he user having problems posting is apparently registered but stuck in "guest" user limbo.)

    Would you like to take odds on whether whoever wrote that custom interface between the FH subscription system and vBB is even still around? Or if s/he left behind any kind of real documentation about how the modifactions were coded? In short, there are clearly some software issues here and they aren't trivial. The problems that they create, however, aren't catastrophic and they don't appear to be affecting a large fraction of users. Given that it's a free forum, that makes it a fairly low priority fix.

    If you'd like to discuss it more, please open a new thread or take it to a PM so we don't hijack this one any further. I, for one, won't be replying here again.
    What he said....

    P.S. Sorry for the double hijack. Just burns me when someone thinks these systems are easy to fix and maintain. If it was that simple we would 10 times as many qualified applicants as we needed. As it is, these people get paid big bucks because not everyone can do these jobs. There is a small talent pool to draw from.

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    • #17
      Thanks to everyone for their input. Seems like my posting problem is fixed now. Sorry I opened up a can of worms.

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      • #18
        Yes. I know what I am talking about. I started with programming before Windows existed.

        We'll never know, but with about an hour of testing...the "Webteam" should have been able to figure out the issue. It's not a random problem, it's an easy to duplicate issue and therefore traceable and testable.
        "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by robtnort View Post
          Thanks to everyone for their input. Seems like my posting problem is fixed now. Sorry I opened up a can of worms.
          YOU didn't open a can of worms....but hopefully your the fish that finally gets the problem solved.
          "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Bones42 View Post
            Yes. I know what I am talking about. I started with programming before Windows existed.
            Isn't that special. Me, too. Prior to moving to the fire service as a career it's what I did for a living.

            Since you have all that programming experience, you should be aware that debugging non-trivial software that is virtually undocumented to start with and then custom modified after the fact is no small task. (Assuming that there is someone with any real programming experience around the office to deduce what the program is supposed to be doing, how the writer chose to do it, and then debug whatever has gone wrong.)

            Being able to reproduce a problem software behavior helps isolate possible causes but it doesn't magically cure them.

            What's important is that the webteam has solved the problem for at least one user. That's progress.
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            • #21
              What's important is that the webteam has solved the problem for at least one user. That's progress.
              I guess I expect more out of people than fixing 1 problem (for 1 user?) in 3 months and accepting that as "progress".
              "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Bones42 View Post
                Yes. I know what I am talking about. I started with programming before Windows existed.

                We'll never know, but with about an hour of testing...the "Webteam" should have been able to figure out the issue. It's not a random problem, it's an easy to duplicate issue and therefore traceable and testable.
                ahh yes, the old DOS days when things were simple. Things are 100 times more complicated and difficult now.

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                • #23
                  First sorry for bringing this 11 year old thread back to life.....BUT interested in what software you are using for prefire planning. If anyone is in the Philadelphia region would love to chat and see how you have put the prefire plan into service. We have been doing very simple drawings using google maps for the image. We what to take it to the next level based on NFPA 1620. Do not want to recreate the wheel if someone has been down this road, we are a volunteer department with both rural, busy downtown, industry, university and many apartment complexes.

                  Thanks for your help.
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