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Offline crawdad62

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #125 on: June 11, 2019, 10:11:08 PM »
I still canít believe weíre here moaning about thing and the company responsible is none other than Big Blue. IBM. WOW!

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #126 on: June 12, 2019, 10:35:40 AM »
It has been 48 hours since the forecast location update. The 10 day forecast shows my station however when selecting the calendar tab it shows an airport 60 miles away. Still confused....
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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #127 on: June 12, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
Being it's IBM, you'd think they'd ask Watson for some help getting these problems fixed.
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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #128 on: June 12, 2019, 12:51:04 PM »
My personal opinion is they aren't doing anything to fix WU !!  They have the code already to add the decimal point and everything else they need from the "old" pages . The " old " pages are working without the maps and you cannot sign in anymore but they still have the decimal point in the weather .  All they would have to do is copy and paste the old code into the new format and BOOM it would be corrected . They have taken a one or two day job and made a career out of it .

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Offline Weatheroger

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #129 on: June 12, 2019, 02:15:08 PM »
My personal opinion is they aren't doing anything to fix WU !!  They have the code already to add the decimal point and everything else they need from the "old" pages . The " old " pages are working without the maps and you cannot sign in anymore but they still have the decimal point in the weather .  All they would have to do is copy and paste the old code into the new format and BOOM it would be corrected . They have taken a one or two day job and made a career out of it .

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If it were as simple as that it would have been done, ya' think. It has been stated before that none of the old system can be used.
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Offline Mabcmb

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #130 on: June 12, 2019, 02:37:09 PM »

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If it were as simple as that it would have been done, ya' think. It has been stated before that none of the old system can be used.
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From what I could find IBM has owned WU and  Weather.com since 2015  . So they have had the " code" for over 4 years I believe . I think someone in there team is trying to reinvent the wheel instead of just making things work right . But that's only my opinion .

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #131 on: June 12, 2019, 02:44:50 PM »
From what I could find IBM has owned WU and  Weather.com since 2015  . So they have had the " code" for over 4 years I believe . I think someone in there team is trying to reinvent the wheel instead of just making things work right . But that's only my opinion .

Part of the problem is that they *DON'T* have all the source code.  Also, many systems were not well documented and the original developers are gone.

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #132 on: June 12, 2019, 03:16:25 PM »
I thought it looked like steady progress. First Rapid Fire came back. Now my Webcam is working as of a week or so. Rome was not built in a day.
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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #133 on: June 12, 2019, 10:17:42 PM »
Part of the problem is that they *DON'T* have all the source code.  Also, many systems were not well documented and the original developers are gone.
On top of that, we don't really know what development platform the old system used or what they are using in the new design. I spent my career in IT starting with IBM mainframes in the late '60s, going through the PC revolution in the 80's/90's, Y2K, Internet based web applications, smartphones. I lost count of the number of conversions, rewrites, application obsolescence and abandonment, false starts, etc. that I was involved with. But major upgrades/rewrites are never trivial, and often there is little beyond conceptual design that can be salvaged from the old system. I'm not saying IBM/WU is blameless in all the criticism they are getting Ö just that the fixes are probably not as simple as they seem like they should be looking in from the outside. 

Ö this is just a 2 cent observation from an old f@rt who doesn't really know what is going on at WU. I don't even own a weather station yet (waiting for the Acurite Atlas Elite before I decide what to get), but I sure hope WU is successful. I use WU all the time to monitor other stations in my neighborhood, and for the most part WU is reliable for that purpose. I suppose I may have a different opinion once I have a weather station of my own.
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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #134 on: June 12, 2019, 11:53:36 PM »
the missing decimals is not so much as a fix
it was likely it was not setup in the new api in the first place
and so that needs to be updated (and the underlying database)
and so they will need to wait until the coder who set that up is available

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #135 on: June 13, 2019, 12:50:49 PM »
I thought it looked like steady progress. First Rapid Fire came back. Now my Webcam is working as of a week or so. Rome was not built in a day.

But it did burn down in just 5 days...

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #136 on: Yesterday at 04:16:54 PM »
*DELETE*
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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #137 on: Yesterday at 06:18:07 PM »
*DELETE*

Shame we canít just do that to the WU hot mess re-deux. Itís stunning how many other pieces are broken throughout the entire website. If I believed they were actually invested in fixing things, Iíd have a much lighter disposition.

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Re: Our wxforum WU community - turning the page
« Reply #138 on: Yesterday at 06:20:26 PM »
I have ripped just about anything WU -related from my site and have stopped sending data.....And you know what...It's nice not worrying whether your data is going to be there, time-delayed, not processed, etc...
Best decision ever! Huge load off.....
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