Chat failing again?
Same here. Started doing it last night just suddenly and it's still happening. You can get messages through if you send them via blog page but that's it. I've really had enough. I don't like newtumbl, it's too clunky and restricted but luckily there's reblogme which seems to be gaining traction a lot lately, no surprise since it has ios and android apps in stores and seems to have owners that actually care.
I've been waiting for bdsmlr to get it's shit together soon for a year but it just goes downhill. Empty promises and spammy ads with more bugs introduced every goddamn week
newtumbl is very clunky, I agree - and the way they organize the feed sucks RAM like crazy. Plus it feels really impersonal. That said, it does what it sets out to do, and I haven't yet experienced a single instance of malfunctioning.
What I find weird about reblogme - it seems to be a precise copy of bdsmlr, and I actually suspected it was a parallel platform bdsmlr were developing using proper coding for later migration. (That was when I still thought they even had the slightest clue.) Last time I looked, a few months ago, there was no traffic though. I'll look at it again.
I've stopped trusting any of bdsmlr's announcements since evidence constantly contradicts their words. Plus I'm not even sure those intrusive ads that even ad blockers don't catch are harmless.
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I'm even more sure now that reblogme and bdsmlr are run by the same outfit. I was able briefly to log in to reblogme, made a few changes, got a 500 server error notice. Cleared their cookie. Was able to log in. Clicked on a link. Got a 500 server error notice. Cleared their cookie. Was able to load their login page. Entered my credentials. Got a 500 server error notice. Gave up. If I want that, I may as well stay with bdsmlr :-)
I guess that was the problem what pissed me off most over there for me as well, newtumbl was quickly unusable for me. It's great it's an option for some though, more options the better from my personal opinion.
I'm no expert but I do get where you're coming from with that. I think your error was the database problem they claim to have caused some 500 errors in their twitter though? I don't know but I don't think they are ran by same outfit as you put it, here everything goes unnoticed where as they are quite responsive and they seem to work on it and do updates where as here it's been pretty much just radio silence.
Not a programmer and really do not know how these things work, but I do know when something doesn't. I 100% agree bdsmlr's staff are constantly contradicting their words and that's what the most frustrating for me especially as they used to keep their word before.
Such a shame
And any luck getting messages to work over here for you guys? Mine's still down
Tired of this - You are probably right about that "database problem" that kept giving me tht 500 error. I tried it again after I saw your message, and was able to login in, make the changes I intended, and will now take some time looking to see whether there's more activity, and whether things work as advertised. I noticed they are planning to make changes to the page edit process, so obviously there's activity going on, and a sense that communicating with your users ain't such a bad thing. (What does puzzle me is the site, down to the smallest detail, looks EXACTLY like bdsmlr! Surely there must be some kind of connection?)
The message system here continues to be fucked, and I wouldn't hold out hopes for a quick (let alone permanent) fix. And after three days, still no announcement either. You'd think if one of the central parts of your platform stops functioning (for the umpteenth time) you'd quickly offer an explanation and/or time frame for a fix, but not this lot.
Yes possibly. Though I see quite big differences too: blogs, archive, posting, editor, dashboard (at least with computer) are completely different.
Perhaps it's just the layout what has been copied from tumblr that makes us compare them similarly?
This was bugging me so I went and asked about it via their support. They got back to me in an hour (imagine that happening here?) stating that they are not run by bdsmlr.
And what's this talk with different team taking over bdsmlr at some point in some messages on this support forum? That would explain a lot. Seen a company where those who know what they are doing leave and only incompetent or inexperienced are left to handle it? This is what it looks like.
Tired of this - I'm not sure, my impression is that bdsmlr and reblogme, while using a different color scheme, are identical in every other aspect, as far as appearance is concerned.
However, if reblogme did respond within an hour to your query, that's massively different from what bdsmlr does who usually do not respond at all. The other difference though is that as far as I can tell, on reblogme there's next to no traffic. I'm still totally puzzled.
Anyway, I hardly ever use bdsmlr now, I tried it on my mobile a few days ago and was trapped in ad hell, amongst other things constantly being asked via pop-ups to upgrade my android - wtf? This is way too irresponsible for me - I don't want to catch a virus or whatever because these people have made a pact with what looks like extremely shady ad providers.
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