airkas1 wrote:angad84 wrote:But then I noted that they had done a decent job of the migration, so obviously put some sold man hours in there, and are working to address complaints as they arise (the results are debatable). Obviously not a quick and dirty job.
That's when I was reminded of something a professor of mine used to quote very often - "Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence" - and realised that there doesn't need to be some grand conspiracy theory. They f***ed up, plain and simple.
It's not a quick and dirty job for sure and I like to think we have good contact with the developers about solving all the issues. However, your last sentence kind of sums it up; the site was launched too fast, while there were still too many issues. DM have said that they were quite overwhelmed with the responses (but which the crew saw coming). They've worked very hard since the launch, including evenings and weekends. I'm confident things will look better by the end of this week as per the last update in the Issues FAQ thread.
If, and I believe your word and also John's, DM did not listen to your remarks beforehand, I must say I do have sympathy for the poor souls caught on developing probably almost full time… But not for the top brass. Not at all. Every single criticism is as well deserved as the eventual praise.
More criticism than praise? Well, in my trade, if you go in concert without enough preparation, rehearsal time, if you launch a record improperly edited or mastered, you deserve the criticism that will come back at you.
But I'm afraid DM doesn't really care, as far as they can milk the (mad) cow… And I would be surprised that the deciding ones are also the ones working overtime to fix the bugs…
Hours, days, weeks have passed and I still get continuously logged off. Sometimes, rarely, randomly, logged back in. The "continue where you left off" function after login is still nonexistent. The replies in a thread are still not numbered and if there is a way to go back to a quoted reply, I haven't found it. The smilies collection is a pale shade of what was the coolest I knew.
The good? Well, quite a few very interesting posters have remained here.