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Where is everybody? Where did everything go?

Submitted by bart at 2012-03-21 03:40:22 EDT
Rating: 1.6 on 40 ratings (86 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

It's back. Hopefully things are stable enough that I don't have to bring it back down right away.

First off, all of the user accounts, posts, and reviews that were in the old version of the site are still here.

Because of a wide array of problems, privacy concerns, and so on, everything that was here before is in a mild state of limbo. It's here, but people need to come back to the site, login, and actively make their work visible to the public again. This will be a little tedious for people with a lot of stuff, but at least it's possible.

Second, now you login using your email address. It makes things easier in the long run. Whatever email you had on file before is now your login.


There are a bunch of new features available. You can edit or delete posts, moderate comments made on your posts, change your name after posting something, have multiple attachments per post, and a lot of other random things.

You can also put things up but set them so that they don't get listed on the Ubersite home page. This would let you use the site a little more like a semi-private journal.

When leaving comments, you don't have to rate. Also, when posting, you can disable comments entirely or go the other way and opt to allow anonymous comments.


I'm not really sure how well all of this works, so if you have any questions about anything, leave a comment here or send an email - contact.at.ubersite.com.


bart


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Submitted by boomslang at 2012-09-07 10:48:18 EDT (#)

Add comment rating and include side bar on home page with highest ranked comments. DO IT!!!

Submitted by boomslang at 2012-09-07 10:34:12 EDT (#)

Thank you Bart Bart, all my dreamz have cum true

Submitted by annon at 2012-07-02 16:13:29 EDT (#)

this is annon. uber is dead.

Submitted by bart at 2012-04-25 03:17:14 EDT (#)

Yeah, no idea. The server has been working fine as far as I know. If you're using IE, you should try using either Chrome or Firefox if you can.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-04-24 11:11:04 EDT (#)

The error message just happened again and it says "connection to server was reset" yet the comment went through. Fuck it, I guess it's my stupid work computer.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-04-24 11:08:49 EDT (#)

Okay, so no one else has mentioned the crashing, but I found that Uber only crashes for me when I review. Then there is some indeterminate amount of time before I'm able to "come" back to the site without a server not responding message. I'm not a webmaster, but I'm guessing this falls on something fucking up on my end? I don't have any problems with any other sites.

Submitted by therealgeddylee at 2012-04-23 18:28:36 EDT (#)

Also, thank you.

Submitted by therealgeddylee at 2012-04-23 18:28:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

This is awesome. Been too long.

Submitted by thaumaturge at 2012-04-20 13:21:17 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I wondered if we would ever see this day

Submitted by orphelia at 2012-04-18 11:50:42 EDT (#)

Bart, I know we ain't FB friends and that makes me a nobody BUT I really think you should either have a chatroom function or (my preference) allow private messages. I think it would cut down on annoying circle jerking on posts and also people would be more inclined to login if there is a place to have a natter. It's just my opinion but you did solicit it.

Submitted by bart at 2012-04-13 01:15:42 EDT (#)

I don't care whether things on the uberboard are commercial. As long as it's not spam, hate material, porn, or privacy infringing things, it's probably okay.

Submitted by orphelia at 2012-04-12 03:46:21 EDT (#)

Thank you.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2012-04-08 00:15:41 EDT (#)

Is it acceptable to advertise commercial ventures on uberboard?

Submitted by RoadSong at 2012-04-06 18:22:54 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Being able to edit and delete eliminates the "OHMYGOODSHOULDIPOSTTHIS" stress. haaaaa

Submitted by bart at 2012-04-06 17:48:32 EDT (#)

Re: mass email - I am planning on doing that once all the kinks are worked out. I didn't want to email a bunch of people only to have them come and encounter a bunch of problems.

Submitted by ilikesteak at 2012-04-06 14:08:47 EDT (#)

Perhaps a mass email would help, alerting people to the current "not dead" state of the website. You could even detail the new changes that are in effect.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-04-04 18:54:16 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Thank you for MRR <3

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-04-04 11:22:09 EDT (#)

Firefox and Chrome keep crashing. Explorer running with no add-ons is fine. I'm sure you're just doing some dorky coding thing. Thanks.

Submitted by Crystle at 2012-04-03 15:11:47 EDT (#)

Yeah MRR! Thanks!

Submitted by SB at 2012-04-03 14:55:16 EDT (#)

I don't remember my original email addy to reclaim my actual account. What do I do?

Submitted by coley at 2012-04-03 13:59:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

No kidding, Lish? Man, this place still swims with class... :P

Submitted by bart at 2012-03-31 04:24:56 EDT (#)

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-03-30 09:47:42 CDT (#)

Hey four eyes. Another suggestion (but probably far beyond your capabilities), but it would be nice to insert pictures in a story, at intervals so that it can help the writer/reader relation, instead of all at the end. Just a thought.

Should I send you an invite to my bar-b-q this year?
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Actually, you can do this now. First, you can use the Edit Attachments link to add multiple pictures to the post (up to 10 MB combined). By default, they'll all show up after the text, but if you put a special marker ###3### in your post body, the image will get inserted there. The "3" in this case is the number of the attachment as displayed on the Edit Attachments page.



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Bart- Any plans for filters? It appears there is no way to differentiate between republished and private posts without clicking into them individually, so I can't at a glance see a list of my public posts.
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They should be colored differently: white background for things that are public, light blue background for things that you've made public but not on the home page, pinkish background for old things that haven't been republished, and gray/faded for private things that haven't been published yet. I should add a filter ("see only ___") along with a bulk select-and-publish mechanism.


Will be working on MRR in the next couple of days. Would be cool if it was real time, so I'll see how difficult that is.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-03-30 23:36:44 EDT (#)

Submitted by coley at 2012-03-30 05:20:56 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Present and accounted for... If you don't like this; blame Lishy!
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HOORAY! Coley apparently a reference to your tits made the Uberboard before you even got back here;)

Bart- Any plans for filters? It appears there is no way to differentiate between republished and private posts without clicking into them individually, so I can't at a glance see a list of my public posts.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-03-30 10:47:42 EDT (#)

Hey four eyes. Another suggestion (but probably far beyond your capabilities), but it would be nice to insert pictures in a story, at intervals so that it can help the writer/reader relation, instead of all at the end. Just a thought.

Should I send you an invite to my bar-b-q this year?

Submitted by coley at 2012-03-30 05:20:56 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Present and accounted for... If you don't like this; blame Lishy!

Submitted by Murphy1844 at 2012-03-29 17:48:21 EDT (#)

Thanks for bringing this back online, bart. Reading my old stuff and remembering the frame of mind that little boy was in is interesting and entertaining. Not that much has changed, I'm just a little bit smarter and wiser now.

The site looks great.


Submitted by DudeThatsBOSH at 2012-03-29 14:26:58 EDT (#)

i miss user statistics (avg rating, hits, # ofposts, etc)

and the labels thing was pretty cool, even if we had to start over.

and MRR

either way im not complaining, thanks for providing a free atmosphre for me to take word shits on earl scruggs (RIP)

Submitted by AllyJeans at 2012-03-29 07:54:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Brave new world...

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-03-28 20:53:01 EDT (#)

HA- A linkwhore/reference post in old posts now just bounce to the front page.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-03-28 20:44:52 EDT (#)

Still good to be back!

A few things after being here a few days- MRR is definitely missed. Especially since we're now conditioned by social media to expect instant notifications, the closest uber would have is MRR to see what's most recently being commented on.

The larger font is OK, but NOT as work friendly. This also makes a good argument for MRR because there are far less posts on the front page. On old uber it wouldn't have been necessary to hide a window if it was only the front page. Now with ANAL WET DREAM ASS CUNT RETARD in larger font, front page is more NSFW. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before it's blocked at work again, but in the meantime, you know.

It's true that scrolling comments nd mobile don't work. I was confused when the top half of a line of text was hidden on my phone, to come home and find a paragraph mpre on the comment.

Not having the ability o mass republish posts (unless I missed it) is unfortunate for Serious Writers.

Also, does the ability to change a username get moderated at all? Now without user history, can we be sure a user is the original poster they say they are or is it a free for all?

So many questions...

Submitted by Bubs at 2012-03-27 20:11:45 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

took your time.

Submitted by Crystle at 2012-03-27 00:05:28 EDT (#)

@'Pollo - HA! And rightly so - people should be made to think before they spew. I'll take Uber over Twitter anyday.

Also - I vote Random Joe. And thanks for doing all this work, Bart.
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Submitted by apollo88 at 2012-03-21 07:48:06 PDT (#)

Its just occurred to me that the uberboard is Twitter that costs a buck.

Submitted by Doodles at 2012-03-26 12:52:19 EDT (#)

Hey Bart!

Scrolling comments don't work on mobile devices. This makes me sad.

Submitted by Unabonger at 2012-03-25 19:59:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I'm cool with getting back together but I'm not bringing my CDs in your car ever again. I still can't find my STP Core.

Submitted by pen_name at 2012-03-25 04:36:41 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Longest summer ever. It must have been a record.

Submitted by triangle_man at 2012-03-24 18:12:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I hope these were not rules. I read them not
butt thanks

Submitted by X54 at 2012-03-23 22:42:40 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Holy Shit! I thought this was a pipe dream.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-03-23 14:26:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

yep...looks like I actualy signed up using an old e-mail all along.
I'm retarded

thanks Bart

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2012-03-23 09:22:48 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here we go again.

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-03-23 08:27:01 EDT (#)

that's like, urgh, just your opinion man

Submitted by Circe at 2012-03-23 08:02:30 EDT (#)

A jock goblin is a penis.

Submitted by Circe at 2012-03-23 08:02:05 EDT (#)

A jock goblin is a penis.

Submitted by czwij at 2012-03-23 05:36:16 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

thanks, mr cilfone.

Submitted by apollo88 at 2012-03-22 17:08:40 EDT (#)

Deffo Random Joe.


Submitted by Doodles at 2012-03-22 11:26:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Amazing, simply amazing.

Also: I'm down for Random Joe. Fuck anonymous, that's 4chan bullshit.

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-03-22 11:16:50 EDT (#)

jockgoblin is Rubbish.

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-03-22 11:16:34 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

PISSFLAPS!

Submitted by Circe at 2012-03-22 11:12:49 EDT (#)

Sod off, twatsmear.

Oh my GOD I missed using horrible words. Stupid real-life relatives on stupid facebook.

Cunt, fuck, twatsnot, cunnyflaps, jock goblin.

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-03-22 09:40:15 EDT (#)

circe, scroll down for my response























































































Submitted by Circe at 2012-03-22 03:19:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Love the scrollbar for comments. Those massive blank spaces made me want to kill Jake.

Even if he wasn't the one that left it.

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2012-03-22 01:46:23 EDT (#)

Random Joe.
Thanks for reviving the old girl, bart.

Submitted by whiskey_jack at 2012-03-22 01:38:51 EDT (#)

Great to see it back. My votes for Random Joe

Submitted by ASO at 2012-03-22 01:07:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

DEFINITELY Random Joe

Submitted by bart at 2012-03-22 00:44:48 EDT (#)

Oh, and a quick survey... should the name used on anonymous reviews by "Anonymous" or "Random Joe"?

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-03-22 00:00:13 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Thanks for all your hard work, Bart. Even though I have a lot less time to spend here than I used to, I'm glad I can come back to this place.

Submitted by bart at 2012-03-21 23:55:28 EDT (#)

Search is something I spent a ton of time on before and it dragged down the server.

I'd like to add it back in, but I have to do it in a way that doesn't kill a month of my life.

It would help if MickGinny came back and "reminded" me to fix it every few hours.

Submitted by bart at 2012-03-21 23:53:29 EDT (#)

I personally like the large font. It may not look as cool as tiny illegible letters, but it's a whole lot easier to read.

I tried to keep the layout very simple so that it looks good on a normal computer screen and also on an iPhone.

As for scrolling reviews, I'm not sure why safari messes up the scrollbars. The point of the scrolling though is to discourage the practice of typing a hundred blank lines in the middle of the comment.

Going forward through lists of posts - it was a little more work to do that, so I just left it out for now. You can always hit the browser back button in the meantime.

As for editing or "liking" comments, it just creates a ton of data to manage. There are over three million comments now, so adding a like/dislike on comments would create say a hundred million tiny data points to maintain. If I were a corporation selling your information marketers, that might make sense, but I'm not, so it seems like a lot of work to me for not much benefit. I'm wrong a lot though.

And yes, the anonymous comments broke a last minute change I made. It's fixed now though.

With all this, I'm hoping to make the site a real time sink for people who get sucked in to reading a bunch of mid to long form written word. 140 characters is great when you have nothing of interest to say. I'd like to think there are still people out there who have their own meaningful creative output to share, and I'm trying to provide tools to make that possible.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-03-21 23:40:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Search bar? Where'd it go? That'd suck a lot if there were no search.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-03-21 23:36:45 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

NEVER LEAVE ME AGAIN.

Submitted by Ducky at 2012-03-21 23:29:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Well done.

Submitted by apollo88 at 2012-03-21 22:58:02 EDT (#)

ignore the second highlight.

also, why can we delete our comments but not edit?


Submitted by apollo88 at 2012-03-21 22:57:31 EDT (#)

Bartman,

Did you think of allowing us to rate comments?

Not pushing them up the list or anything but maybe highlighting a highlight 'liked' comment in another color?

Jimbo

Submitted by RoadSong at 2012-03-21 16:38:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Auto +2 UBERBACK!

MULTIPLE ATTACHMENTS!wahooo

Submitted by Tepo6688 at 2012-03-21 15:29:40 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-03-21 13:06:05 EDT (#)

I'm thinking the anonymous comments are what's busting people's post. Let me try on RSLF new post!

Submitted by Dervel at 2012-03-21 13:01:35 EDT (#)

Scrolling comments is fine.

The being able to go through older posts but not then be able to go back to the newer ones is more of a poo.

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-03-21 12:58:13 EDT (#)

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Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-03-21 12:44:12 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Not sure about the scrolling comments though Barticus.

Not sure if its just how Safari handles the scrollbars but its not obvious if there is a long comment with gaps until one hovers over it.

Submitted by Dervel at 2012-03-21 12:23:11 EDT (#)

I got the "Congratulations, you broke Ubersite" message too.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-03-21 12:13:41 EDT (#)

The site's already broken: I just got this message:

We're not entirely sure what happened. If we were, you wouldn't have seen this page in the first place.

You can sleep soundly tonight knowing that we have top men working on it now.

In the meantime, try clicking back to the home page or sending us an email saying what happened leading up to now... contact.at.ubersite.com.


Thanks,

The Nice Folks at Übersite

Submitted by Dervel at 2012-03-21 12:09:52 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Hello Bert.

You can go back, but you can never go forwards.

Even in Norfolk this is not considered progress.

Submitted by MANICMOTHER at 2012-03-21 11:43:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Nice to see it back, Bart. Should be interesting to see what the natives come up with this time.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-03-21 11:35:54 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Thanks for all the hard work, Bart. I honestly figured it was going to end up being too much trouble, but you have restored my faith in humanity. OK, maybe not "restored"; more like "kicked off the low peg". Regardless: it's nice to have Uber back.

Submitted by Davros at 2012-03-21 11:35:43 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Links open in a new window/tab please.

-Dave

Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-03-21 11:09:10 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Oh...And where the fuck are my Uber stats?

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-03-21 11:01:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Items per page option... 50, 100, 150, 200, or something to that effect.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-03-21 10:56:07 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Thanks for not responding to my email when I had some important school assignments due, which I could've plagiarized from ubersite, my own or other people's work notwithstanding.

A few suggestions. Size down the font. Bring back the search function, but have one available in most areas, i.e. if I want to find one of my posts, or x's posts, or if I wanted to find a recent post.

Bring back MRR and Most Heated but leave the MVA off. I'm way too popular for recognition.

Grazie. I'll be back with a remastered suggestion list.

Submitted by apollo88 at 2012-03-21 10:48:06 EDT (#)

Its just occurred to me that the uberboard is Twitter that costs a buck.


Submitted by apollo88 at 2012-03-21 10:47:29 EDT (#)

Not sure about the scrolling comments though Barticus.

Not sure if its just how Safari handles the scrollbars but its not obvious if there is a long comment with gaps until one hovers over it.


Submitted by apollo88 at 2012-03-21 10:46:13 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-03-21 08:50:53 CDT (#)
Rating: -2

This is too confusing...and the letters are too large. Bring back the old Uber!

The old cunt getting confused, who'd have thought it.

Want me to warm up your milk for you, old egg?





ALTERS ARE NOW LEGAL. REPEAT. ALTERS ARE NOW LEGAL.

I'm going to ALWAYS allow Random Joe comments on my posts.

Woo!



Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2012-03-21 10:09:23 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Awesome. I was starting to get too much work done around here.

Submitted by ASO at 2012-03-21 10:05:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Hurry up and release the iphone app

Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-03-21 09:50:53 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

This is too confusing...and the letters are too large. Bring back the old Uber!

Submitted by ASO at 2012-03-21 09:12:58 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Let me just tell you that your friend's cooking website was INCREDIBLE.

Submitted by Dave at 2012-03-21 08:23:23 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I don't remember the email address I used. This was many years ago and I'm getting old. Is there any way I can log in with my old username and password?

Submitted by frankthebear at 2012-03-21 03:56:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

thanks for all the hard work you put in, Bart. I for one am glad uber is back. Now I have to get busy going through my old posts...


Homer: Aw, Marge, kids, I miss my club.

Marge: Oh, Homey. You know, you are a member of a very exclusive
club.

Homer: The Black Panthers?

Homer the Great