Changes To WoodyBoater. We Have Issues!
Sorry to interrupt stories on boats, but this way you know why certain things are happening. Warning its gonna be one of those silly days. Woody Boater has been having issues. Please let us know if you are having any other strange issues… Wait. I am sure you are having strange issues, and really do not want to hear about your love of women’s old smelly socks. That truly is a strange issue, we are just talking about Woody Boater issues, OK wait. the fact that I even brought up women’s old socks is an issue.
Lets say, technical issues, not spelling issues, or taste issues, or HR Department issues, or political issues, or insensitivity issues, or male chauvinist issues, or … dang, we have a lot of issues here. Oh boy.
Over the past couple weeks we have been working on the back end of Woody Boater. Nothing that you can see, but you may be feeling it. We have been doing this for several reasons. One, because of the new APP and way Woody Boater interacts with the latest technology and mobile use, and well.. it was time to update stuff.
The other is search and speed. Woody Boater scored the lowest score we have ever seen in our search tests. Now, to be fair to us, I really did not care much. We are found by many people, but mainly because in many cases we are the only ones talking about certain topics. Like toilet seats!
But in some areas, its getting a tad crowded. The good news is that its fixed and we are up to above average. Whatever average is.
You may have also noticed some issues with the comment section. That dam Captcha thing with the math has been getting moody. So we disable it and a crapload of spam creeps in and people can comment and then we turn it back on and off while trying to find a better solution. The good news is if you want to comment, no math right now.
I think a lot of the technical issues started when you first posted pictures of the plaid. Coincidence? I think not!
All seems well yesterday and today, but Tuesday it took forever to load on the old IPad or would not load at all. I think your selection of photos for today’s story really depict what I think the users experience every time any “upgrade” is made to a digital system. Why can’t we leave a good thing alone!
videos dont always show up on my xp system, maybe time to upgrade to vista?!
ads still show up, even though i use an ad blocker, thats ok though i like boat ads!
The ads are not ads in a traditional way which is why they are still up.
Without updating we’d still be using buttons instead of zippers!
The new app works great when I remember it’s there. Love some of the added features. I guess when it’s the only option to use you won’t have to hit me with a stick to remind me.
Will the app be available to iPhone AND Android users?
Hi Russ yes it will. It’s already android approved but waiting on Apple. It’s a rough process but that process is making it far better
Well I’m excited for you, and us!
We have had some of the same troubles with the new CCABC site ever since it launched. Luckily most of the challenges have been on the back end where our members don’t notice it.
PS: Can I add a pic for the “Back End” comment.
What is this about? Will my flip phone be affected? Tell me this won’t result in Thayer reruns…..
Do whatever….I won’t understand any of it but appreciate you making things easier for the cyber unchallenged.
John in Va.
I am Going Boating….yeah..today!
I’m not technically inclined so here is a shot of my barn find in the barn being lowered down.
This is in support of your header title…..
After spening over 40 years in Infornation Technology before finally retiring, I learned that unless it was a customer I was trying to sell something to, the best rule of thumb was “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. You’d be surprised how much old code got remediated for Y2K and is still running even today.
In any case, all the best with the new website backend and new mobile apps.
Yeah, and if Dave hadn’t busted in and pulled all the memory banks, HAL would still be running the spaceship Discovery just fine. HAL had the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission.
I wrote an indexing algorithm for a gov’t agency that ran over 20 years without crashing or any modifications and was platform independent. How smart am I? I’m an idiot, should have written a piece of crap that crashed like Microsoft and charged the customer every 18 months to upgrade to the next version which was even worse. Bill Gates is a genius and we’re smucks.