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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Norbert » July 14th, 2014, 2:41 pm

Yesterday, July 13th, Jalal rolled out several popuw.com updates.
See http://www.popuw.com/news.html for more information.

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Post by Norbert » July 17th, 2014, 6:52 pm

More updates on the 16th.
See: http://www.popuw.com/news.html

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Post by Norbert » July 21st, 2014, 6:50 pm

More updates on the 20th.
See: http://www.popuw.com/news.html

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Post by Norbert » January 20th, 2015, 8:27 pm

Some updates on 19 January 2015.
http://popuw.com/news.html

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by David » February 10th, 2015, 10:33 am

Jalal posted this: http://popuw.com/bullshit.html
Judging from the filename and that he removed the ending of the funding URL, he thinks that this is a scam.

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Andrew » February 15th, 2015, 7:01 am

Just saw that too and having received many such forwarded mails in the past who can blame him for being sceptical? 419 scams are a veritable cottage industry nowadays. :evil:

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Post by David » February 28th, 2015, 4:02 pm

Updates on 2015-02-27: http://popuw.com/news.html

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Norbert » May 18th, 2015, 1:34 pm

Two updates on 16 May 2015.
http://popuw.com/news.html

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by David » May 18th, 2015, 6:08 pm

Those new SNES sprites (by Emlyn Lewis) are stretched *very* big.
So big that one or two sprites fill the screen when zoomed to 100%.
The sprites of the sitting princess have scanlines, I wonder why...

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Norbert » September 17th, 2015, 5:09 pm

Some updates on 15 September 2015.
http://popuw.com/news.html

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Norbert » October 22nd, 2015, 3:45 pm

One update on 17 October 2015.
http://popuw.com/news.html

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Andrew » December 12th, 2015, 5:25 pm

jalal wrote:yes, i will put up the archive in the next major update.
I know it's futile, but anyone know what happened to this grand promise made more than 4 years back? http://popuw.com/forum still says "The forum archive will be posted here." Hardy har har. :roll: Why the pretence when it's clear there's no intent to do what was promised, and likely never was? As if anyone ever cared about seeing nicely formatted pages, or that we couldn't handle the DB extraction ourselves if Jalal didn't have time for it. >:(

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Norbert » December 12th, 2015, 6:31 pm

Andrew wrote:[...], and likely never was?
Well, we don't know that.
Either way, a couple of months ago he e-mailed me that he's still planning to work on it.
I'm guessing it's a matter of priorities, that he's busy with other stuff.

I don't think he wants to hand over the DB because of private messages, IP addresses, and so on.
The latter makes sense and I'll also bring this up in my response to your post here.
(I can already tell you that I agree with you that we should prevent a single point of failure wherever possible.)

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Andrew » December 12th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Norbert wrote:Well, we don't know that.
I'm guessing it's a matter of priorities, that he's busy with other stuff.
Well, perhaps a little over-reaction on my part, but I don't think the criticism's entirely unjustified. I mean, how many years has it been now? No-one can claim that they had absolutely no time at all for something like this over such a long period. I chalk it down to complete disinterest more than anything else.
Norbert wrote:Either way, a couple of months ago he e-mailed me that he's still planning to work on it.
"Planning". Riiight. Forgive me if I laugh bitterly at this statement. All I have to say in response is, I'll believe it when I see it. Hopefully it'll happen in this lifetime...
Norbert wrote:I don't think he wants to hand over the DB because of private messages, IP addresses, and so on.
Again, if there was any interest at all in making this happen, those things could have been taken care of eons ago. I'm sure there are documented ways and even tools to extract just the post texts from the DB (whatever format it was in). He could have also selected another responsible member of the community to do the work if he was himself unable to. Point is, where there's a will there's a way, and beyond a point the excuses really start to wear thin and only result in looks of disbelief.

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Re: POPUW Topic

Post by Norbert » December 12th, 2015, 7:04 pm

Andrew wrote:I'm sure there are documented ways and even tools to extract just the post texts from the DB (whatever format it was in).
From what I can tell it was a phpBB forum.
I guess you could search the web or ask in #phpBB@Freenode if there is an easy way to extract such information from the database.
Then you could present this information to Jalal via e-mail.
Maybe he's dreading working on it because he expects it to be a tremendous undertaking.
If there's an easy way he might go for it.

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