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Was it just me?

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Was it just me?

#661702

Postby 88V8 » April 27th, 2024, 8:12 pm

Before dinner, after a loooooong time hanging before being logged in, I found a DOS version of the Lemon.
Was it just me?

V8

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby Urbandreamer » April 27th, 2024, 8:32 pm

88V8 wrote:Before dinner, after a loooooong time hanging before being logged in, I found a DOS version of the Lemon.
Was it just me?

V8


What on earth is a DOS version of a website? The acronym either means Disk Operating System or Denial Of Service to me.

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Re: Was it just me?

#661709

Postby 6Tricia » April 27th, 2024, 8:50 pm

The site has been veeerrrry slow all day - and still is! :| . No problems anywhere else.

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby tjh290633 » April 27th, 2024, 9:40 pm

It was very slow about lunchtime. No idea why.

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby MuddyBoots » April 28th, 2024, 12:34 am

Urbandreamer wrote:
88V8 wrote: Before dinner, after a loooooong time hanging before being logged in, I found a DOS version of the Lemon.
Was it just me?

V8


What on earth is a DOS version of a website? The acronym either means Disk Operating System or Denial Of Service to me.


Back in the days when I had a Windows home laptop, version 7 I think, sometimes a website would take ages loading and then a very crude text-only version would load up. When I asked someone about it, the answer was that Windows in those days was a tottering edifice of old operating systems updated with fixes and updates knitted on top and sometimes the old coding would show through when the system is under stress.

I do have a soft spot for DOS and CP/M though, they take me back and I'm a hopeless old nostalgic.

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby Mike4 » April 28th, 2024, 3:12 am

Urbandreamer wrote:
88V8 wrote:Before dinner, after a loooooong time hanging before being logged in, I found a DOS version of the Lemon.
Was it just me?

V8


What on earth is a DOS version of a website? The acronym either means Disk Operating System or Denial Of Service to me.


I was thinking the same. I suppose it might just about be possible to have a DOS based discussion forum but it would be a huge amount of work to write and test it! And what would be the point? Was Usenet initially DOS perhaps? I can't remember.

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby Urbandreamer » April 28th, 2024, 8:36 am

Mike4 wrote:
Urbandreamer wrote:
What on earth is a DOS version of a website? The acronym either means Disk Operating System or Denial Of Service to me.


I was thinking the same. I suppose it might just about be possible to have a DOS based discussion forum but it would be a huge amount of work to write and test it! And what would be the point? Was Usenet initially DOS perhaps? I can't remember.


As I said DOS meant Disk Operating System. The term was used by Microsoft (MSDOS) and Digital Research (DRDOS). It has NOTHING to to with text based display.

Usenet began in 1979, MSdos was released in 1981. Possibly someone used a time machine.
:D

Sorry, it was the pedant in me that objected to the term being misused. I suppose that I should just accept it as many Windows users still insist in referring to the terminal as the "Dos box", despite the fact that Dos is no longer shipped by Microsoft.

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby staffordian » April 28th, 2024, 8:44 am

88V8 wrote:Before dinner, after a loooooong time hanging before being logged in, I found a DOS version of the Lemon.
Was it just me?

V8


I think there was a more general issue. I too found TLF very slow, but another forum I frequent was similar, and when I clicked on 'New Posts', the results eventually displayed were laid out in a very strange, almost illegible manner.

Maybe they are both hosted by the same company?

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby monabri » April 28th, 2024, 9:26 am

Slow on Saturday, Slow today. Something is wrong.

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby 88V8 » April 28th, 2024, 10:08 am

Urbandreamer wrote:
88V8 wrote:Before dinner, after a loooooong time hanging before being logged in, I found a DOS version of the Lemon.

What on earth is a DOS version of a website? The acronym either means Disk Operating System or Denial Of Service to me.

Oops, lapsus linguae, it was rather like the presentation one gets after a blue screen event.
Perhaps text-based would have been more accurate.

Back to normal after dinner, and today.

V8

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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby mc2fool » April 28th, 2024, 11:11 am


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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby GrahamPlatt » April 28th, 2024, 12:21 pm


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Re: Was it just me?

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Postby Urbandreamer » April 28th, 2024, 12:33 pm

Since we have mutated into comments about DOS etc, possibly I should mention Lynx.

It's a command line web browser*, and yes, you can access TLF with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOGcVIVFPRc&t=437s

*Arguably it is the oldest browser that is still maintained.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)
Lynx is a customizable text-based web browser for use on cursor-addressable character cell terminals.[4][5] As of 2024, it is the oldest web browser still being maintained,[6] having started in 1992.

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Re: Was it just me?

#661798

Postby chas49 » April 28th, 2024, 12:49 pm

Moderator Message:
moved to Room 102

I now see there is a similar thread here already

As the details of DOS are very interesting but off-topic here, I'm locking this one. Please continue the on-topic discussion if required on the other thread linked above. (chas49)


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