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Incoming Problem Resolved
Posted by Kirk on 24 March 1999, 03:34 GMT

For about the past day or so, all files which have been uploaded to ftp://ftp.ticalc.org/incoming (as they should be) have not shown up on the claim form at http://www.ticalc.org/cgi-bin/uploaded. If you uploaded any files but were unable to claim them, you may now claim them at the address above. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that there are some things that you can do to be sure that your files get into the archives most efficiently. First and foremost, use the FTP method and the claim form for submitting files. This way we will not need to piece a puzzle together before posting the files. Second of all, be sure that when you use the claim form that you fill in all of the fields. Otherwise they must be filled in by us manually, which takes time. And finally, do not submit your files more than once simply because they aren't into the archives yet. This will just confuse us and your files will take even longer to get into the archives.


The comments below are written by ticalc.org visitors. Their views are not necessarily those of ticalc.org, and ticalc.org takes no responsibility for their content.

Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
Nick M

I can't seem recall something like this ever happening when a certain ex-ticalc member was still around... maybe some people are just better at this kind of thing than others. Looks like it to me...

     24 March 1999, 03:52 GMT

Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
Joe Cool
(Web Page)


     24 March 1999, 04:02 GMT

Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

Hmm. Actually, what occurred is that another ticalc.org staff member editted the script so that your files would be updated in a more timely manner, but he forgot to set the permissions on it so that everybody could read it again, and as a result nobody could claim their files.

     24 March 1999, 04:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved

suuuuuure, buddy...........

     24 March 1999, 04:39 GMT

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careful when taunting them. they bite.

     24 March 1999, 04:56 GMT

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Nathan Haines
(Web Page)

We annonced the mistake, we gave the cause.... What do you want from us?

     24 March 1999, 05:14 GMT

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You guys should have seen this coming, so I don't sympathize with you at all.

     24 March 1999, 06:22 GMT

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u suck


     25 March 1999, 21:36 GMT

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wow, boy your cleverness absolutely astounds me

     26 March 1999, 21:45 GMT

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     25 March 1999, 21:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
(Web Page)

Smarties, smarties, smarties!!!! ;-)

     24 March 1999, 07:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
(Web Page)

It seems that people are just a little upset about the way Bryan was handled. You should have tried a little harder just kicking him out. Look at how many people are putting TI-Files in for a link.

     24 March 1999, 22:50 GMT

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Andy Selle

Had Bryan still been around this situation would have happened precisely the same. Bryan was not a programmer on the site, he didn't do these kinds of fixes. Those who are responsible for that haven't changed since then.

     24 March 1999, 05:16 GMT

Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
Philip Ringsmuth

Hey wow! You're right. What have we seen from ticalc.org since the Bryan incedent? Program ideas section "flop". Upcoming programs lost. Now this. What's next? Some of us can only hope that the next thing to be "accidentally lost" should be ticalc.org itself.

     24 March 1999, 05:17 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
Nathan Haines
(Web Page)

"Program Ideas" was, in my opinion, always a flop. And Bryan has never had anything to do with the "Upcoming Programs" section, only Ahmed works that that.

     24 March 1999, 05:39 GMT

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And it doesn't look like Ahmed has a lot to do, anyway.

     24 March 1999, 07:31 GMT

Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
Migrane Boy

I'd Have to agree, When the "Ex Member" was around, It would just fill up with hundreds of unclaimed programs and stay like that for a couple of months. That way, When you tried to update your programs, it would Be like a little Easter egg hunt with your file.

I miss that.

     24 March 1999, 06:06 GMT

Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
The Notorious Computerman
(Web Page)

Good... I'm glad to see people can post their files here again... meanwhile, if you want the newest versions of my TI-85 stuff (such as SchoolSuite, MathFunc, and the yet-unfinished Triangle Man RPG), you'll have to visit my webpage (click the "Webpage" link above).
In case you're wondering, I'm not boycotting TICalc for the "Archiver" issue. I am refusing to update my files here because of my treatment every time I've tried to post files here since Bryan left.
My programming name (similar to a penname) is "The Notorious Computerman." That's the name I want as the author of my software. If it's too long, "Computerman" or even "Compman" is just fine. However, I received messages from the archiver here stating that I "must give my full, real name, not 'Notorious Computerman.'" Well, I'm spending hours of my time to deliver a quality product, and delivering it to the population free of charge, and even with product support. I'm sure many of you are familiar with this situation.
Anyway, I was refused the right to have any say in the authoring name of my own, original software. I was told that if I didn't give my real name, then my program would be posted as written by "Anonymous." That was fine with me... I just don't like my name being there. My name's in the programs themselves in a couple of places, but I like to be recognized online as the Notorious Computerman. When I checked on my file, the "Author" column did not say Notorious Computerman or any derivitave thereof. Nor did it say Anonymous, Unknown, or anything like that. It said "Ian A. Walker," the one thing I had explicitly said I did not want there. I don't care if people know my name, I just want my programs to be associated with my screen name rather than my "real-life" name. I want to keep my Internet/computer "life" somewhat separate from my "real" life.
Ok, ok, I've taken up more than enough space, I know. I just wanted to get my point across. I hope there are no hard feelings about the length of my post from those of you out there looking at this. B... Ba... bwa... that's all, folks!

     24 March 1999, 06:12 GMT

Re: Re: Incoming Problem Resolved
Ed Fry
(Web Page)

I'd rather have the problem that you have then the one I had with Bryan. Im Going to Quote my own Webpage News Article Dated Jan 11 (when Bryan was still a member and working on the file archive.) If it's considered website competition then oh well, at least a couple of people will see it

"Jan 11: I sent this to Ticalc.org on 1/7/99 regarding their lack of Ti-92 basic updates and overall falling down of their file submission system...

"I have a new version of Icons for the Ti-92, However, the older version, Which was submitted a month ago, is still in the testing directory, so I cant send the new version. I also noticed that the archive submission form is filled with programs that were sent in the incoming folder at least 4 months ago. Can you please update the Ti-92 basic archives and clean out the submission form so it's not such a hunt to find the file that was submitted. Thanks in advance"

This is what I got in response...

"Both icons for the 89 and 92 were deleted from the pending directory. You may not upload the latest versions."

So As of right now. The Ti-Files will get all of my updates. All of my programs, Including Icons, are so far still on their site, However, They will not be updated unless of course they go get them off of the Ti-Files. I personally don't feel that my comments warrant this sort of treatment, especially when it is the truth, But it's expected from that particular group of admin.'s. If you think the Ti-Files is some fly-by-night operation that came in just to take over Ticalc.org's dominance, Good! Because Ticalc.org needs a wake up call! At Least I can say that there's one site out there that cares about their users and doesn't tell them off every chance they get."

I dont know about you, but getting an E-mail like that is pretty rude. The least he could have said is that he was busy and was working on it and I would of understood, but no. he had to take the "I Am Ti-Calc god you Peon" attitude. Since his dismissal (IE: The wake up call), I have not had any problems updating any files that I have updated during that time.

     24 March 1999, 06:37 GMT

Jimmy Conner
(Web Page)

For some reason this just looks like a small typo to me, maybe it should be..

"Both icons for the 89 and 92 were deleted from the pending directory. You may NOW upload the latest versions."


     25 March 1999, 06:56 GMT

Re: Typo
Ed Fry
(Web Page)

I thought about that when I got it, Then I though, wouldn't he at least read what he wrote to someone before he'd send an e-mail to them? especially after hearing all of the stories coming from all sides saying that he was a perfectionist?

     28 March 1999, 00:18 GMT

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