In reply to THOMO:
I think the forum being slow has something to do with one of the servers and that’s why it’s been like that for years. When things slow down and another thing happens that might cause some technical probloms and slow it down even more or receives too much information at once than things can crash. But im wondering how changeing the logo on the RSPB website would cause it too slow down even more and crash
In reply to Zo Clark:
Zo Clark said:
I know. I wasn’t referring to you I was referring to people in general cause the RSPB are changeing there icon everywhere. But apart from that Iv noticed even though there changeing the icon everywhere they havnt changed all there icons yet for example on the Duck Duck go search engine I use to go on the RSPB website on the search results it will look like this
With RSPB website and there shop there’s still a inconsistency
I know that you weren't referring to me in particular in the same way that when I wrote
"It's not a case of "I like the old one better because I'm used to it ", it's more a case of is there any need to spend money and man hours changing a logo in these austere times.
I too was referring to lots of people possibly thinking the same.
(PS It would really help if you quoted pieces that you are replying to).
Also as it’s austere timea. Like everything else I'm having to cut out on things myself. But when i see an uograge like this. It make’s me wonder why. More could be spent on reserves,, wildlife etc. Instead the RSPB upgrade there website. Then as usual the RSPB have appeals asking for money. Then the RSPB upgrade therr website. When the RSPB do this it makes me less likely to suppott appeals and donating financially. I'm having to cut back myself. Thank goodness i have my senior citizens concessionary travel pass. But it wouldn't surprise me if senior citizens like myself lose that as everything ekse us being cut. But then the RSPB upgrade there website. But I'm not surprised by this!
In reply to ItisaRobbo:
ItisaRobbo said:I agree that the logo change in itself won't be causing the issue. But, the logo change would only be one outward facing change. That could well have coincided with other changes, incl background ones, like changing the hosting, 'upgrading hardware', changing the I.T. support company or people, changing the processing, etc etc.
I fully agree with the background issues vs the logo change, and it's very likely the background operating software will have a bigger impact than what we see, because much will actually be steering what you see.
Sadly the "no user acceptance testing" seems to be a regular problem across many portals, not just here. I'm getting extremely disillusioned with many apps from larger organisations, who should perform better, and operating inefficiencies that they now herald. My biggest gripe, along with many others is predictive text!
As for the forum itself, I suspect it may have limited bandwidth (operators can set how much space each portal has, just as you can select how much space each folder can use on any drive unit of your computer, or even portable devices) and whereas many can post without issue most of the time, if someone is just joining in during a busy period, that could be why they have problems. It does seem that way sometimes when I logon during a busy time. I guess the easiest way to describe it, is if you're on a journey and you join the back of a traffic queue on a narrow road, those at the front will move a little faster, while those at the back will be slower, until they reach the bottleneck and pass through it.
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ItisaRobbo said:However, changes should be communicated......
Not something that has happened a lot over the last years so no real surprise there.
ItisaRobbo said:It will be interesting to see how 1st of July goes.......if the processing cause that monthly issue has changed to 'incremental daily' it may have been done to solve the 1st of the month problem. I've no problem with overnight disruption, and I'd count 4-5am as overnight. However, changes should be communicated......
From a business perspective, 8am would probably be the start of business hours, which would put early risers like myself in the dark.
My former employer operated 24/7, and being a car manufacturer, had to choose carefully when these updates/changes were to be made. Most were made during factory shutdown weeks (summer, Easter, Christmas), and therefore the development and management teams, who had flexible holidays as against fixed holidays, often endured reduced services.
But for major urgent upgrades/changes, then production would have a down day(s), where no production took place while systems undertook the necessary work. However, no one got paid for standing around, in the production areas, general maintenance would take place, like cleaning work areas, painting floor markings, and many other tasks.
Added to that, because some cars would require some tweaks before being dispatched, certain employees with the right skills would go and support the areas where this work was undertaken.
And i'm sure many other manufacturers would undertake similar scenarios.
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