The damned point per post is updating right away.
Helpful and Correct answers are not even updated if I load the page manually again. After about 1-2h I see a change but don't know which thread got the points awarded.
The forum behaves differently every two or three hours, it may also be dependent on the location. Who knows?
Nothing from Oracle as usual
I believe this weird behaviour started on 30/31st december, and all I can say from my location is:
- I don't get a point per post (as far as I know since:)
- I cannot see my own posts/replies
- communications counter is still stuck.
This all is not good for Oracle's reputation, but apparently they don't care at all, since no updates regarding the situation were given the past days. Another case of a 'too big to fail'-attitude, I guess...
It is far beyond disappointing and demotivating to keep on participating, especially the lack of information.
If I was to treat a customer as such, when my application keeps on reintroducing bugs, I'd be fired immediatly.
Hoek you might find this tweet interesting
oracleotn (Oracle Tech Network)
Some changes to forums and a general update | Oracle Forums >> new features and big fixes http://t.co/V4ZTNgOoua
8:18 PM Jan 2nd via Vitrue Accounts
It points to the all beloved 'Some changes to forums and a general update' thread. Lol, it's not a bug it's a feature.
Same here also.
Some time don't able to reply.
No guideline from oracle, what is features and what is bug ?
They should list and stick a post of all bugs and all features that every one can identify.
My only concern at this point is that the COMMUNICATIONS tab is not working. And I feel its not like the point system, to be lethargic about an issue in it. Its a very important feature and its should not be let alone like that. Its becoming very difficult to keep track of the threads that I participated in. I hope this one get fixed soon.
This all is not good for Oracle's reputation, but apparently they don't care at all, since no updates regarding the situation were given the past days.
Hoek, you give OTN forums way too much credence - it is honestly not that important. Not to Oracle. Not to paying customers. Not to Oracle's reputation.
And nor should it be that important to regular forum members to the extent of becoming all riled up over it.
That must why nobody from the OTN staff seems to find it even necessary to apologize for all the inconvenience.
Whom do you mean by "regular" forum members? Are these people without ACE or other fancy badges? Who would you consider a "non-regular" and do they have a reason to be riled up about the current forum experience?
Members of the OTN community may have whatever selfish or unselfish reason to participate and help each other, but last not least they also help Oracle with its product portfolio. Let's not forget that Oracle is obviously a lucrative business, otherwise there would not be 120000 full and part time employees, and I doubt they work for free.
This may just be a user forum, but many have put in a lot of time and effort, which deserves a high amount of respect. Oracle should probably do better than not paying attention to loyal fans and customers around the world who invest their free time, and instead let complains run dry.
I would rather not undermine how people feel about something and underestimate the snowball effect of Internet media.
Sorry, I’m not sure I really understood your last response. I think gamification is not necessarily a bad thing. It depends how and for what it is being used for. After seeing some of the Jive presentations on the Jive community site however I do have some reservations though.
Jive obviously attempts to bring community experience and gamification to the work environment in order to enhance employee and user experience and achieve what they call “total” customer satisfaction. This may be great for the employer, but not necessarily for employees who rely on getting paid and work in a real work environment. I think this kind of social engineering combined with a work environment is very questionable.
Is anyone else experiencing that posts are not updating after pressing the update button? Actually they do, but it is not visible unless reloading the page manually.
maybe I can add an even stranger case: my update on a reply is not shown after pressing the button and is still not there when I reload the page or restart my PC. But when I try to change the post again, I see the changes I previously made.
That's strange and inconvenient - cause I tried to change a very stupid answer that demanded a clarification ...
We do not know what is going on unless someone from the OTN staff has the mercy to provide some feedback. My guess is that this is a several tier installation where one or more servers take care of the notification system, and there could be a problem. At this point I actually wonder if OTN, or Jive who makes the software, has simply given up and just bet everything to win on Jive 7, which I have no doubt that at this stage it would even be a greater disaster.