31 May 2005

Ping time, PingOMatic, 31-May-05 UTC 16:42:04

PingOMatic has a long hang time. Meaning: Instead of showing the progressive progress as the services are pinged, PingOMatic will simply appear to be spinning with a blank-white screen.

Then, all of a sudden, the entire list of services will appear, and all will be pinged. Boom: Done!

While PingOMatic is cycling through, it can be confusing -- it's not clear whether PingOMatic is working, spinning, or whether the site is blocked.

The pings go through just fine. Users just need to know to wait, give it some time. Don't wait for a message on progress.

What would be nice: A message that shows progress or something that indicates the ping went through OK, just taking some time to ping all the services.
PingOMatic has a long hang time. Meaning: Instead of showing the progressive progress as the services are pinged, PingOMatic will simply appear to be spinning with a blank-white screen.

Then, all of a sudden, the entire list of services will appear, and all will be pinged. Boom: Done!

While PingOMatic is cycling through, it can be confusing -- it's not clear whether PingOMatic is working, spinning, or whether the site is blocked.

The pings go through just fine. Users just need to know to wait, give it some time. Don't wait for a message on progress.

What would be nice: A message that shows progress or something that indicates the ping went through OK, just taking some time to ping all the services.
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