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    I'd still like to know how old that review was. The author is apparently no longer part of about.com.
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    I'd say its quite old though, as it was referring to modern browsers as being some early ie and Netscape.
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    Another option would be to see if they'd do another review. Not sure how to go about that, though.
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    I somehow doubt th result will be that much different. There's a lot of very high quality scripts, but a lot of ones that don't even work in modern browsers.
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    That's true, but it's focusing on the negative-- if someone took the time to look around for the good parts of the site, they might write a much more positive review. It's all about perspective.

    The fact that DD has outdated scripts is really most of what that review focused on-- and it's entirely true. But I don't think the quality of the site is somehow lower just because there are outdated scripts; instead, it's actually probably higher because the old scripts are still there for support (I know this is why ddadmin keeps them around).

    But... putting a "deprecated" notice would not hurt anything and would help point the reviewer in the right direction.
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    What about the ones that don't work at all? Do we still need them there?
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    They're not there to be used-- they're there for people who are already using them, for support. Of course there's also a limit to how much support we'd have available for them.

    If you want a project, consider contacting ddadmin to go through the scripts to find the ones that don't work and to suggest replacements-- the text on the pages could be grayed out (but not removed-- if someone has a question about the old script) and then a link could be added to "please use this instead". It sounds reasonable to me, but you'd have to check with him of course.
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    I think we need to clean out the attic, as it were. Get bad stuff out (or into storage, at least ) and good stuff in.

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    I have to agree with traq on this one...
    If a script doesn't work (in modern browsers), I don't really think we need to keep it on the main page (maybe an archive instead?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by djr33 View Post
    They're not there to be used-- they're there for people who are already using them, for support. Of course there's also a limit to how much support we'd have available for them.
    How many people use scripts that don't work?
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