View Full Version : The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

Michael Mullan
29-Jan-2019, 09:24 AM
Hi All,

Was a conscious decision reached to abandon the DAW blogs? The last entries in "recent blogs" are from 2015.

I realize that it takes a fair amount of work to gin up a respectable Blog post, but having a major section just one click away from the support home page be 4 years out of date is not a good look. I don't care if the content is just plagiarized directly from a forum thread, or an article from FLEXLINKS or whatever it's called this week, even pointers to the new content in the DAW Video learning channel would add to the impression we are trying to push that Dataflex & DAW are a vibrant growing software environment, not the bones of a dinosaur from the 80's (like me)


Dennis Piccioni
29-Jan-2019, 09:31 AM
Hi Michael,

we moved blogging from the forums (support.dataaccess.com) to the actual web site (https://www.dataaccess.com/blog-62) 3 years ago.

Michael Mullan
29-Jan-2019, 09:52 AM
Yep Abandoned so.

Maybe you take a few minutes to create a link to "Archived Blog Posts", and redirect the link on the forum to the NEW blogs post. It's untidy to have an abandoned blog post on the prime real estate of the top left tabs.

Just looked. at the "new" blogs. I suppose six months ago is more recent than 4 years...

29-Jan-2019, 10:01 AM
How would one know that looking at the blogs on here ....

Dennis Piccioni
29-Jan-2019, 01:02 PM
Hi Michael,

I added a post to the old blog section that redirects readers to the newer one.

Michael Mullan
29-Jan-2019, 01:52 PM
That's a start, now change the 'Blogs" link to point to the live one, and add a 3rd tab for "History"


Dennis Piccioni
29-Jan-2019, 01:57 PM
vBulletin is a pain in the neck to customize, so I don't expect that to happen.

Mike Peat
29-Jan-2019, 02:02 PM
You mean you'd have to write some PHP? Easy-peasy! ;)

Dennis Piccioni
29-Jan-2019, 02:08 PM
Maybe PHP, maybe some combination of vBulletin's script code and PHP. Worse, spend a lot of time finding out how and where and then have it not work the next time we upgrade the vBulletin version, even if it's just a minor security patch. vBulletin encourages you to customize and then will absolutely not support those customizations forward.

Michael Mullan
29-Jan-2019, 02:17 PM
So is the reddit engine still open source?

Dennis Piccioni
29-Jan-2019, 02:19 PM
You should tweet that question on StackOverflow. :p

29-Jan-2019, 03:35 PM
I think this forum is more important to DAW than the effort that is put into it.
I also canít believe it STILL has not have a DataFlex code button that does our familiar code highlighting.
I send through documentation links regarding this within weeks of the move to this forum.