June 26, 2016
To: SBFII Board of Directors and Administrators via Private Message: Counic, Entropydecides, Fanfromgeorgia, Internigt, Kathleen 0787, Lauraj210, MGinLA, JudyOkla, Truusbuist
Wellllll....... Today is June 26 and it’s now been 9 MONTHS since the Grinning Gator has been an unwanted resident of our SBFII site.
I repeat my letter of May 26 with some additions and revisions.
That’s an awfully long time for a problem to remain unresolved – leaving all of us to slog along dealing with the reduced functionality of the site as best as we can. The “New Posts” function does NOT work, so new posts are only listed in Listed Posts section and not accumulated and shown by threads where the new post appears. The “Search” function does NOT work, so there is no way to go back into the massive bank of Susa-information that has accumulated.
There has been no obvious change in the functioning of the SBFII Forum; from JudyOkla’s report on May 25, her ONLY progress report:
“Our current vB tech, Mark, has apologized for it taking so long on his part, and vowed to get this upgrade done asap now.
“Of course then there was an FTP access problem that we had to figure out. After calling HG again I was sent the correct server IP, port, password and host. Fingers crossed, but I do think Mark will be able to finish the job now. If for some reason this upgrade does not fix the search table issue, I will contact vB pronto to pay a tech to find the problem.”
There have not been other reports from JudyOkla and no obvious progress. The Grinning Gator seems to Enjoy the Silence of those in the SBFII administration and acts as thou SBFII is the Gator’s permanent home.
Are there some decisions to be made about how best to continue the site for all of us Susa-fans???? Will it work better if the accumulated mass of Susa-information is reduced?? Will it work better if the structure of the site were simplified??? Are there some questions that should be put to the active members for their thoughts and comments???? Again I ask, why the silence about the problem??? ALL the active members of SBFII are affected in one way or another. We all should be privy to an honest discussion of the parameters of the problem and what is being done to solve it.
At the present time, the reduced functionality of the site has been allowed to continue for THREE-QUARTERS of a year. Does NO ONE CARE!!???????
A very concerned Susa-fan, LucyB