Codeplex is driving me nuts.

Topics: Developer Forum, Project Management Forum, User Forum
Jul 16, 2008 at 12:33 PM
Sorry if this post is inappropriate, but I need to get my frustrations out somewhere. I am posting the topic here rather than on the “Improve CodePlex”-page because PHPExcel is the only project here on Codeplex that currently has my interest. (Haven't even visited any of the other projects.) Indeed, it looks like the majority of the users who are posting here have signed up only for this particular project.

What is frustrating me is this:

  • Searches are too slow (60 seconds when I search in the “Issue tracker” on “All Issues”)
  • No formatting available for “Add Comment” in “Issue Tracker”. Not even possible to include hyperlinks. As far as I understand, it is not even possible to add this feature due to limitations in the so-called "Team Foundation Server".
  • No way to attach a file in discussion topics.

Codeplex did look promising at first sight when I saw rounded corners and gradient backgrounds etc. It looked like they had tried to perfection the layout. Now I wish that they instead had concentrated efforts on usability and done appropriate testing before launching this site.
Jul 17, 2008 at 7:58 AM
There's a project called "CodePlex" ( where you can address these items. You can definitely try posting these issues there, as a lot of community requests have been incorporated in the past.
Jul 17, 2008 at 4:27 PM
Thanks, Maarten, for the note. I will address further issues at that place if I have more.
Nov 1, 2008 at 5:39 PM
For the past 4 days I have nearly not been able to browse this site. I'm talking about page loads taking 2-3 minutes. Nearly impossible to work with the issue tracker. Something seems to be totally wrong behind the walls? Why has CodePlex not responded to users complaining about site being slow?

Ok, I hope situation will soon be resolved. In the mean time I will just have to be on some strong medication. If anyone is having similar trouble, it is possible to vote in the CodePlex issue tracker on work items having to do with slow site:

This site is TOO SLOW!!

Issue tracker is slow

I just find the web site a little slow

Dec 28, 2008 at 7:17 PM
Download links not working on entire site. All projects seem to be affected.

Moreover, CodePlex is again extremely slow!!!
Dec 28, 2008 at 11:45 PM
Everything seems to be working normally again.