Hello, boys and girls! Lots of familiar 'faces' here, I see! I also see that the Town Hall Clowns have failed miserably in their efforts to give R-i a makeover!
Just when it looked as if they might just be getting somewhere (several days behind schedule) it all fell over again! Now, I wasn't surprised by this as it was the subject of the post I wanted to submit anyway. Of course, it is very likely that the post will fail to see the light of day there in any case, but I did an off-line draft anyway so, waste not, want not, I'll post it here for all to see.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!
I tried to quote a short phrase from my previous post and got:
You tried to enter a area (sic) where you didn't have access,if you are not logged in please click the Login button on the top right of the page.
So, I'll have to do it the hard way, then! (This relates to doing it in Notepad without the useful right-click gizmo I have for entering bold/italic etc. formatting commands. I am now going back over it and taking them out to suit this format!)
If Redbridge-i (beta version) ever struggles back to life, this might get posted ...
Quote: 'I notice the home page says that it is the beta version ...'
... for those not familiar with the term, here is an extract from Wikipedia (my emphasis) ...
"Beta" is a nickname for software which has passed the alpha testing stage of development and has been released to users for software testing before its official release. It is the prototype of the software that is released to the public. Beta testing allows the software to undergo usability testing with users who provide feedback, so that any malfunctions these users find in the software can be reported to the developers and fixed. Beta software can be unstable and could cause crashes or data loss.
A "beta version" is the first version released outside the organization or community that develops the software, for the purpose of evaluation or real-world black/grey-box testing. The process of delivering a beta version to the users is called beta release. Beta level software generally includes all features, but may also include known issues and bugs of a less serious variety ...
...Beta version software is likely to be useful for internal demonstrations and previews to select customers, but unstable and not yet ready for release ...'
Famous last words! Anybody who attempted to follow its promised birth over the (extended) weekend and its total failure on Monday evening will entirely agree with that!
To quote something from my last post on the old site, I would love to see Redbridge Council's official definition of 'fit for purpose' ...