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Scrapll | A New Social Network

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Guys,

 

Recently, we've released our new social network. We would like to hear your opinions about the design and the features. We know that the HTML and CSS is not completely okay, but we're planning on cleaning up the code as soon as possible.

 

This is a very basic version of what we want Scrapll to be in the future, so we would really appreciate it if you guys could give us some tips about what features we should add to Scrapll in order to make it better.

 

The link: http://www.scrapll.com

 

Please try to use as many features as possible to understand the site better and also to test the features in your browsers and displays.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Cheers,

Scrapll team

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First, the registration doesn't work.

Second, having the footer links open in a new window is pretty annoying.

Third, your login page is vulnerable to sql injection.

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It's also REALLY slow, more than 3 minutes to load your landing page for me.  That's more than 60 times the length it takes for a user to give up and never come back.

 

Your informational pages in the footer (which open in new windows for no reason) contain invalid HTML, like you copied and pasted it from MS Word.

 

Since your registration doesn't work, that's really all I can say.

 

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Could you tell me what happens during registration and why it fails, because with a last test I see that it works fine. The loading time is mainly caused because this site is hosted in The Netherlands. Sorry about that.

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First time I tried I couldn't see why the form didn't submit then saw it was just highlighting the field red which isn't much of a signal as to what your requirements are for registering and you may get a lot of complaints about that. Then when I got that working it would give the 403: forbidden page. So...idk.

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Just tried again, whatever you did fixed it. However, I never received my confirmation email (if there was one) Also the information I registered with is not letting me login

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There's plenty of dutch sites which load in less than 3 minutes.  Check your server runtimes and loads locally, I could have called someone actually in Denmark and had THEM load the site faster than it loaded for me.  Page load time is the #1 killer of social networks.  You need users to be able to browse around randomly.  They're already bored, that's why they're on your site.  If you bore them, they will absolutely leave.  

 

Source: I was a senior dev at a social network with 20,000,000 active members.

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Thank you for the feedback. We're going to fix the SQL injection. We don't know why our Dutch site loads so slow. We have a normal webhosting package and we don't know what we can do to make it faster. We're going to try to find out how we can fix it though.

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Found the reason it's so slow, or at least one of them:

Warning: file_get_contents(http://smart-ip.net/geoip-json/85.252.96.69) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: Connection timed out in /vhosts/scrapll.com/httpdocs/includes/config.php on line 29

 

You're also printing out your MySQL errors for the world to see, which is a really bad thing; If I were someone who wanted to attack your site, I'd know exactly what I needed to do and the weaknesses of your security by now.

Which leads me to another point: You're double-escaping the SQL input, which is very bad! You're effectively escaping the escaping, rendering it useless and causing lots of SQL syntax errors.

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Is this "social network" niche driven or are you trying to compete with Facebook (bad idea)?

 

Can't comment on the site, otherwise, as you seem to have taken it offline.

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