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4:05 pm on Dec 12, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I am just back after a spell away, it seems pretty quiet, webmasterworld always used to be busy. I wondered if the action has moved into the supporters forums? or if people just went elsewhere? I am interested to know what people think?
2:03 pm on Dec 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@NickMNS, but the skills and knowledge acquired learning Python 2 (or even Python 1) are transferable to Python 3. I am still working on some Python 2 code (legacy stuff now, yes, and they will have to move soonish) as well as Python 3 and switching between them is pretty painless.

Being able to program is a transferable skill. I plan to learn Julia, and I am pretty sure I will be a much better Julia programmer than I would have been without my years of Python experience. Things like knowing particular Python libraries is not transferable, but the underlying skills are. There is less that is transferable to programming in a radically different languages (like Haskell, for example) but there is still a lot that is.
2:11 pm on Dec 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I hangout here because it is a laid back vibe, one can ask open unstructured questions and still get a good response.


Agreed entirely. Its one of the best places to ask a question.

It is also a very well managed community and more civil than most. It is focused so less distracting than something like Reddit where you cannot say partition work from outside interests easily.

I really like the usual tone of discussion of WW and the ban on politics. I recently got called a "bigot" and "sad pathetic ****" and a few other things on FB by a friend of a friend because I made a mildly derogatory comment about people holding one of his political opinions. I have never seen anything approaching that on WW and it would get removed by a mod very quickly if it did appear. Sadly, a lot of people cannot discuss some subjects in a civil manner so the ban is good.
11:37 pm on Dec 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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There is a real "ban" (re: source commentary---I have experienced that---but all good, so no worries), but can state there is a higher than normal commonsense among the members of WW and a general civility for most things. And a continuing desire to HELP (not cut and paste, which is the kiss of death), and why I remain.

What is missing, at the moment, is leaders (I am not one!, simply a peanut in the gallery who dumped g 10 years back!) to direct, suggest, indicate future paths.

Lacking that direct we have those who read the first 25 messages when logging in who have no reason to participate (as most of those are G centric, example).

It is quiet because the fun has been obscured by the desperate.

Pretty sure I stepped on toes all over the place, but it is what it is. From my viewpoint.
11:19 am on Dec 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The webmasterworld.com domain isn't resolving properly (expired?), so it's probably extra quiet now.

Had to look up the "old" IP address and put it in my hosts file to be able to connect. Someone done goofed?
12:16 pm on Dec 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Even though I do not post often, I return to WebmasterWorld regularly, once or twice a week, mostly to stay updated on what's new in our industry. I do not visit other forums.
Yesterday the site was down when I tried to visit and I almost panicked. I couldn't help thinking: what would happen if WebmasterWorld disappeared?
12:32 am on Dec 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I couldn't help thinking: what would happen if WebmasterWorld disappeared?


Tragic as that might be, you keep doing what you are doing already. That's why you are a webmaster. :)

Note: I, too, had difficulty with the site resolving for more than 20 hours and wondered what was going on. Usually in the past such disruptions were because significant back end changes/updates were in progress, though those are generally announced in advance. HOWEVER, it is all too likely that something had to be addressed NOW and there was no time to notify... For me, a "lost site" isn't real until at least a week has passed.

Long may WW live!
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Personally I no longer work directly in IT and just don't feel the same urgency to keep totally up to the minute with everything. I drop in here once or twice a month now rather than every day or two.
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