@raavin: The site isn't dead by any means, for such niche content, I'd say they are doing very well. :)
It is worth nothing that the "Mythbusters Crew" (Mythbusters is produced mainly by Beyond Productions who are based in Australia and their team, Adam and Jamie are executive producers) have nothing to do with Tested. Adam and Jamie are (completely independently of their other jobs, such as Mythbusters, or their recent live-tour) employees of Berman Braun... just like Will and Norm. Since they are busy guys and don't work at Tested full-time like Will, Norm, Joey and the developers of the site, they show up less often and the site rarely touches directly on Mythbusters episodes or questions.
The slow-loading videos you are talking about are the premium vids, which I believe are being hosted off-site by a third party. I'm sure the guys have noted the trouble people have with them and have made their grievances known, but since they aren't able to directly address it, chances are it will take some time before those are loading as quickly as possible. That being said, if the bus vid took an hour to load, that is quite a bit beyond any trouble experienced by anyone else on the site (at least that have spoken up) so there might very well be an issue on your end.
This site produces hours of free content per week, and a few minutes of premium stuff which is likely to grow now that the guys are back from holidays and CES and start figuring that stuff out. This site is a very small operation in terms of resources and employees, so give it some time. Just because posts in the bug report thread aren't answered doesn't mean those bugs go unaddressed.
Cant change my email address. When I do it asks me to input my current password and then refreshing and nothings changed.
@will The site is totally broken on Windows Phone 8 IE (which is the only way to browse on WP8). Has been for a while [months, maybe since the redesign way back when?], never got around to posting here about it. I know WP users are a minority, but if you guys could fix it that'd be awesome. Take a look:
@coribald: We're aware, but as far as I know, there aren't any plans to fix it at the moment. Less than 1% of users come to the site on WP8 last time I checked.
Sorry to hear it, but I understand. I think that number would be at least a little higher if the site actually worked though :)
I've actually had this issue for awhile now, but it finally occurred to me to bring it up. All of the drop-down menus disappear behind the ad, and it's kind of a bummer for navigation. It might be specific to the Ford ad, but it's the only one I ever see, so I can't say for sure.
Is this a known issue, and is there anything I can do on my end short of resorting to Adblock?
Running Chrome version 33.0.1750.154.
I find that with the premium player I don't seem to be able to skip forward to a point unless the video has buffered past that point. Not a major concern but can be annoying for some of the longer videos where I might stop watching halfway through and then come back another time.
I realise you guys have all sorts of priorities to juggle and its only a minor inconvenience but it would be great if the player was skippable or even remembered where you left off like the Giant Bomb player does.
Other than that everything is cool and I look forward to more screaming at the monitor in frustration while watching you guys try and build stuff :P
@will: I've never changed my e-mail address, but for whatever reason, I'm not receiving any tested e-mails (not in junk, or hiding in any other folder). If you can help, it would be great. Thanks.
Can no longer embed videos it seems, that or its hit and miss. Here is the error i got and offending body.
It seems any time a premium video is the featured video at the top of the front page, the little video preview at the bottom right glitches out.
Google Chrome (latest version) Win 7 64bit.
I just logged on to my account and some weird stuff happened:
-It showed an account name that was nowhere near my own.
-The profile picture was likewise different.
-All interactions that came from the drop down menu had absolutely nothing to do with my account or anything I've commented on.
-Even DM's weren't the same.
All in all, for some reason it seems that my account log-in was associated with another account that is unrelated to mine. Any ideas?
I don't know if this is a bug or me just inept, but I am a Premium member and I haven't been getting any form of E-mails from tested. I checked, and yes, my e-mail address is correct in my profile. I checked and they aren't going into my spam folder either.
If you make a new thread with images in it, it'll post a blank thread with no text and no pictures.
is this the place to post videos that don't work? cause the rancor video here is down: