I've tried asking for help on these forums before, but my attempt failed because of TW's session bug. I'll get to that in a bit. I've now given up on the software and have decided to switch my site to MediaWiki, so I write this now half to vent, and half in the hope that the nerds that run this project will take some sort of heed, and maybe do something about it. Although after putting up with this shit for a year, I don't hold much hope of that.
So, yes. The three points that utterly kill this software:
1) The sessions bug. Spend a long time writing a Wiki article, click Save... and you're logged out and what you've written is totally lost. Now, I know this isn't a bug that's only suffered by my site. It happens on both of my webhosts with 16x and 192, and it happens here, too, I found. It's unacceptable. And it, more than anything else, is why I have to get rid of this half-assed software. My site just loses too much content because of it.
2) It's ugly as hell in every possible way. Fonts are too tiny (what's this I'm writing in, 1pt?), pages barely ever render correctly (where's the login box? Oh, it's rendered to the right of the visible area), and, oh fuck, how ugly can software possibly be? Of course, I'm aware that TW ships with multiple themes. But most of them don't work. How rubbish.
3) How many files to upload? Sure, having 4000 files is fine when you run your own server or if you've got shell access to your webhosting, but d'you want to try uploading that many files to a remote host? It's practically impossible. The bloat doesn't end with the amount of files, either. This is the slowest software I've ever had the displeasure to use, and the only PHP software I've ever tried that won't run properly because it uses too much memory.
It's all very poor. Very, very poor.
Anyway, that all said, does anyone know the quickest and easiest way to dump the contents of my Wiki and convert it to Media Wiki format? If you could tell me, t'would be greatly appreciated.
And now, let the nerdy flames commence