Fixing our disfunctional Main & Group Forums

Case number:699969-997799
Opened by:auntdeen
Opened on:Monday, May 26, 2014 - 05:03
Last modified:Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 01:06

Our forum modules, both the main Foldit one and our group forums, are ancient and barely functional. Without going into every criticism from chat and feedbacks over the years, pretty much everyone agrees that we need a better forum system, especially for groups.

The Foldit team now has access to a student population in two universities full of software engineers and computer science majors. Seniors often need to do a major project, and students are always looking to do internships. I am assuming that the Leap Motion and Android apps were accomplished for Foldit in this way.

My suggestion is simple... create a student Major project or an internship to replace the forum modules with up-to-date functional forums. If that isn't enough work for a project or internship, perhaps add a long overdue IRC update to the task (so that maybe the system would identify before processing a join request).

All those students looking for work - all the work that should be done...

(Mon, 05/26/2014 - 05:03  |  1 comment)

Joined: 09/19/2011
Groups: Beta Folders

I'm unable to stay logged onto external IRC chat with my nick smilingoneIRC for more than about 30 to 40 minutes. I've disabled the auto connect feature in chat to avoid coming back on with a different name. I've tried fixing IRC permissions on the foldit site to no avail.

Upon logging into my group with my IRC nick I'm promptly banned from chanserv. Yet, the foldit site shows that nick as both a member and admin of the group. I used to stay logged in as an op for days at a time until recently.

I even dropped from the group for a few days hoping the nick would reset it's permissions somehow. That worked for about a day when I rejoined the group with my IRC nick.

So, not only do I not become oped upon joining I'm banned fairly quickly.

Now, with the nick I'm typing from I can log into chat, but, not oped. Another oped member has to op me, but, can't give me full permissions. Again, this is a fairly new issue.

There have been problems in the past that needed working out, but, none as bad as this time.

I've also reset my router in case that has an issue in the disconnects and I have updated the external IRC client in hopes of that being the issue. There is nothing else I can do at this point. The fix IRC permissions fail when I try to use them on either nick.

I've created another nick as a test and joined the group, but, can't join foldit channel in external chat.

What's up?!? I'm not the only one with issues pertaining to external IRC.


Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
Supported by: DARPA, NSF, NIH, HHMI, Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, Boehringer Ingelheim, RosettaCommons