Author Topic: Suggestions and Issues  (Read 33318 times)

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Suggestions and Issues
« on: December 11, 2011, 03:20:04 PM »
Folks,

Please post any ideas or suggestions or problems here.  I know there will be some, especially in the early days, so please be patient.

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Frank3k

  • Excession
  • Formerly Frank2056. New upgrade!
    • My webpage
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 02:53:24 AM »
Only minor issues - the CAPTCHA for the forum registration is really difficult to make out. Once I entered the correct sequence, I got an database error (a timeout error) but I was able to log in.

Offline Litvyak

  • Shifting between quantum realities...
  • Althistorian & profiler...& the 1st lady of whiff
    • The True North, Strong and Free (AltCan)
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 03:04:40 AM »
I had the same issue.

Also, if you don't mind a nitpick? "Sparring" should be spelt with two 'r's.  :D
"God save our Queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf forever!"

Alternate Canada - http://altcan.webs.com

"Bernard, this doesn't say anything!" "Why thank you, Prime Minister."

Offline JP Vieira

  • The Challenge Master!!!
    • What-If World
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 03:50:27 AM »
Yes, I had some dificulty seeing the correct letters in the captcha, also...
I don´t know if it is a problem with my computer/internet settings but I cannot see emoticons and some other small images (only a blank square and a small red cross)...?

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 03:50:55 AM »
Also, if you don't mind a nitpick? "Sparring" should be spelt with two 'r's.  :D

Nitpick away!  Fixed!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 03:52:20 AM »
I will look into the Captcha.

Re the Similes etc, yes there is a problem - I am looking into it.

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline sequoiaranger

  • Gone but not forgotten. He already has a team of angels working up his bench in the sky!
  • Holding Pattern
  • *
  • E Pluribus Unum (modeling style)
Red-X images???
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 04:46:48 AM »
Hi!--just arrived here. Thanks for the invite. Seems that many of the graphics here, at least on my computer, are merely a red "X" in a box.  In the "reply" page, all the "smileys" have their "name", but not their image.

Any explanations?
My mind is like a compost heap--fertile AND rotten!

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 07:01:25 AM »

Also, if you don't mind a nitpick? "Sparring" should be spelt with two 'r's.  :D

True, but as we've all seen on various forums, some folks do to tend to go 'spare', so Sparing Room would be appropriate.

:)
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline sotoolslinger

  • A World Champion Blackbelt in Putty-Foo…the man means business (just look at his photo!)
  • Look at the banner and you will see his work.
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 08:12:51 AM »
Yep basically the same issues. The option to listen to the letters works well though. That's how I registered.

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 09:10:40 AM »
Only minor issues - the CAPTCHA for the forum registration is really difficult to make out. Once I entered the correct sequence, I got an database error (a timeout error) but I was able to log in.

I experienced the same problem myself during the registration process and again while making changes to my member profile to add my avatar and some other tweaks. 

***Update

Same thing again while posting this comment.  Had to open a new page and close the original at which point, my comment had been posted.  Certainly odd and hopefully it can be resolved.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2011, 09:14:01 AM by jeffryfontaine »
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline coops213

  • The next Über Engineer...
  • Needs a better tag line...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 04:09:02 PM »
Not urgent and probably not an issue that affects everyone, but do you know if Simple Machines offer a mobile interface for their forums. I know some forum software does. Trying to post from an iPhone is a pain, it's one of the things that bugged me on the other forum.

Cheers,

Chris

Offline Talos

  • First candidate for the BTS Gulag...
  • It's riveting!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 12:30:46 AM »
Not urgent and probably not an issue that affects everyone, but do you know if Simple Machines offer a mobile interface for their forums. I know some forum software does. Trying to post from an iPhone is a pain, it's one of the things that bugged me on the other forum.

Cheers,

Chris


I believe they do, but I'm not certain. There is also this: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2504

Needs to be enabled by Greg too, but it's easy and instructions are in that link.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 01:54:09 AM »
Not urgent and probably not an issue that affects everyone, but do you know if Simple Machines offer a mobile interface for their forums. I know some forum software does. Trying to post from an iPhone is a pain, it's one of the things that bugged me on the other forum.

Cheers,

Chris


I believe they do, but I'm not certain. There is also this: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2504

Needs to be enabled by Greg too, but it's easy and instructions are in that link.


Thanks for the suggestion guys - looking into now.

Be careful Talos, proving you know something about working with the SMF software is a good way to volunteer for additional duties...:)

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 01:58:46 AM »
Only minor issues - the CAPTCHA for the forum registration is really difficult to make out. Once I entered the correct sequence, I got an database error (a timeout error) but I was able to log in.

I experienced the same problem myself during the registration process and again while making changes to my member profile to add my avatar and some other tweaks. 

***Update

Same thing again while posting this comment.  Had to open a new page and close the original at which point, my comment had been posted.  Certainly odd and hopefully it can be resolved.

Looking into this guys.  Please be patient as the IT illiterate stumbles along here :)

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Talos

  • First candidate for the BTS Gulag...
  • It's riveting!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2011, 02:02:28 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion guys - looking into now.

Be careful Talos, proving you know something about working with the SMF software is a good way to volunteer for additional duties...:)

Regards,

Greg

Bah!

I'm just skilled in Google-fu.

Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 03:55:42 AM »
I'm also having the issue of having to open up a new tab and close the old one. Nothing insurmountable though.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2011, 05:29:48 PM »
A huge round of applause for jcf who has corrected the smiley problem!



Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline JP Vieira

  • The Challenge Master!!!
    • What-If World
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2011, 04:02:56 AM »
Thanks Jcf :)
And those pesty little red x in white squares? what are they and why they don't go away...?

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2011, 03:20:32 PM »

And those pesty little red x in white squares? what are they and why they don't go away...?


I don't actually see them - more info please?

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline JP Vieira

  • The Challenge Master!!!
    • What-If World
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2011, 03:41:34 PM »
Hello
I get these in my screen ever since the beginning; is just me (my computer/internet setting) or is this the image others get...?



Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2011, 03:45:41 PM »
Odd!  I don't see that.  Anyone else?
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2011, 04:33:25 PM »
Yep, and if you place the cursor on one and select view image or open in new tab/window what have you (browser dependent) it gives a 404 "Page Not Found Error".

I think it may be a setting in the Themes controls.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Geoff

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2011, 07:48:46 AM »
Odd!  I don't see that.  Anyone else?

Yep.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2011, 08:44:44 AM »
These are the URLS for the two mystery icons:

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/icons/kisi.gif

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/icons/saatpro.gif

Both return a 404 error.

BTW the "? in a Square"/"red X in white box" do not show up in Firefox on my Mac, but do in Safari.
However, when View Page Source is selected in Firefox, the URLs are there in the html.

There is a similar problem on the Child Board pages:
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/on.gif

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/off.gif

In Firefox the first column says New Posts or No New Posts, in Safari it is the
"? in a blue square" that returns a 404 error when Open Image is selected.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2011, 03:20:08 PM »
Ok that makes things a bit clearer - I am using Firefox hence no problems.

Will look into...or else you lot can change over to firefox ;)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline coops213

  • The next Über Engineer...
  • Needs a better tag line...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2011, 06:10:13 AM »
Yeah, I'm getting the same problem with the missing images. I'm using Google chrome, but it happens for me in Safari as well.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2011, 06:12:42 AM »
Working on...please be patient  :ouch:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Litvyak

  • Shifting between quantum realities...
  • Althistorian & profiler...& the 1st lady of whiff
    • The True North, Strong and Free (AltCan)
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2011, 03:14:30 PM »
A thought, just my 2d... while I think these emoticons are cute, I also do think they're overpoweringly large...
"God save our Queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf forever!"

Alternate Canada - http://altcan.webs.com

"Bernard, this doesn't say anything!" "Why thank you, Prime Minister."

Offline simmie

  • In need of an Avatar...or one will be chosen for h
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2011, 08:33:41 AM »
Odd!  I don't see that.  Anyone else?
Yes I do.  Everything seems to work thou, just no pics in the new post boxes.

Sorry if I've just wrecked your day there Greg.
Growing old is mandatory

Growing up is optional

Offline Scooterman

  • Professional A-4 Stalker...and stealer of Rule 3.
  • Even his underwear is embroided with Skyhawks...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2011, 01:05:19 AM »
For sobody that cn't spel wort a spitt, can we get a spelchekr?  Pleez?   :-* :-* :-*




Or am I stupid and missed it somewhere?

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2011, 02:32:13 AM »
I did activate it right at the start - unfortunately a server problem has appeared to disable it.

Will see what I can do.

In the meantime we won't make fun of your spelling prowess...well not too much!

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2011, 09:52:46 AM »
A thought, just my 2d... while I think these emoticons are cute, I also do think they're overpoweringly large...

Hi Xenia,
I agree and I'll be looking into options.

Cheers, Jon
 :tagger:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2011, 11:09:54 AM »
I chose the current smileys since they allowed us to have a different look.  I am happy to change if the majority want them changed.  What do people prefer?

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline ChernayaAkula

  • Was left standing in front when everyone else took one step back...
  • Global Moderator
  • Putting the "pro" in procrastination since...?
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2011, 11:35:35 AM »
Personally, I'm not too sure about the new smilies. They seriously affect spacing of the lines . And some are rather ambiguous, I think (counteracting their intention of making things clearer). The "sad" one - :( -, for example, looks more sulky than sad. Or the"roll eyes" -  ::) -, which doesn't roll the eyes, but looks like someone who didn't get the joke.  :D

And a "thumbs-up" would be great to have. "Worship", too, but not as necessary.

 :sick: This one's great, though. Describes my current medical condition to a T. *blows-nose-for-100th-time-today* Damn trunk plague.
Cheers,
Moritz

"The appropriate response to reality is to go insane!"

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2011, 12:35:35 PM »
Personally, I'm not too sure about the new smilies. They seriously affect spacing of the lines . And some are rather ambiguous, I think (counteracting their intention of making things clearer). The "sad" one - :( -, for example, looks more sulky than sad. Or the"roll eyes" -  ::) -, which doesn't roll the eyes, but looks like someone who didn't get the joke.  :D

And a "thumbs-up" would be great to have. "Worship", too, but not as necessary.

 :sick: This one's great, though. Describes my current medical condition to a T. *blows-nose-for-100th-time-today* Damn trunk plague.
A thought, just my 2d... while I think these emoticons are cute, I also do think they're overpoweringly large...

I am of the same opinion, while they are definitely different, the larger emoticons certainly do create problems for spacing.  I usually use the original :^) or ;^) in most cases and avoid the animated versions. 

"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline Litvyak

  • Shifting between quantum realities...
  • Althistorian & profiler...& the 1st lady of whiff
    • The True North, Strong and Free (AltCan)
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2011, 01:17:14 PM »
Is this just me?

In the other schemes, the Quick Reply box was just fine, but in this latest one, it doesn't wrap - it just keeps writing on a single very very long line, scrolling the window sideways as I type... rather annoying! :P
"God save our Queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf forever!"

Alternate Canada - http://altcan.webs.com

"Bernard, this doesn't say anything!" "Why thank you, Prime Minister."

Offline coops213

  • The next Über Engineer...
  • Needs a better tag line...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2011, 08:51:38 PM »
Is this just me?

In the other schemes, the Quick Reply box was just fine, but in this latest one, it doesn't wrap - it just keeps writing on a single very very long line, scrolling the window sideways as I type... rather annoying! :P

I've just discovered what you mean, never noticed that feature before. Yeah, it doesn't wrap for me either at the moment.

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2011, 03:46:48 AM »
Is this just me?

In the other schemes, the Quick Reply box was just fine, but in this latest one, it doesn't wrap - it just keeps writing on a single very very long line, scrolling the window sideways as I type... rather annoying! :P

I've just discovered what you mean, never noticed that feature before. Yeah, it doesn't wrap for me either at the moment.

I am seeing the same thing with quck reply activated and I suspect it has something to do with the script needing some tweaking to establish the box size.  Finding that particular script is the challenge. 
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 03:51:57 AM by jeffryfontaine »
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2011, 04:32:28 AM »
In regards to the Quick Reply box, it works fine in the Blue version of the theme,
so if one really needs to use QR, then, for the moment, changing their Theme
setting is the way to go.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2011, 04:34:51 AM »
In regards to the Quick Reply box, it works fine in the Blue version of the theme, so if one really needs to use QR, then, for the moment, changing their Theme
setting is the way to go.

So the glorius writers of the code are not organized enough to actually standardize settings?  Oy!  Where is the quality control and metrics to whip these guys into compliance? :^)
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2011, 04:52:46 AM »
So the glorius writers of the code are not organized enough to actually standardize settings?  Oy!  Where is the quality control and metrics to whip these guys into compliance? :^)

The Green version is a modification of the SMF Default-Curve Theme done by Tah Zonemaster, not
the SMF team. New theme variations can be created by anyone, so any standardization is up to the
individual creator. So, if one doesn't use a particular feature, they may not be aware of a problem.

The final solution is to turn off features like QR and limit language settings, like some forums,
which I personally prefer not to do, or we just accept the nitnoys that are part and parcel of
our wondrous Digital Age.
 :tagger:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Logan Hartke

  • High priest in the black arts of profiling...
  • Rivet-counting whiffer
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2011, 02:21:10 PM »
The only suggestion I have is to reduce the amount of blank space on either side in a window, to allow for more horizontal room with pictures on the forum.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2011, 01:16:18 AM »
Hi Folks, interesting forum....<thumbsup><yes there should be one> ;)

1. I got all the error messages when trying to register, plus it took agaes for the verification e-mail to come through, making me think it hadn't worked and causing me to go back to the registration process for more error messages. I got in eventually (obviously), but I can see less patient people giving up....


2. When trying to find the forum at work, without the benefit of the invitation e-mail (thanks, BTW), I tried a websearch for "beyond the sprues", and all I got was the following link, helpfully posted on Gekko Graphics' page:

www.beyondthesprues.com

The trouble is that all there is at that link is a page from Simple Machines saying "there's going to be something really cool here soon", but with no clue about how to find the already-running forum. Surely there should be something there, even if only one button saying "here be the forum"?

Best of luck, anyway!
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2011, 02:41:42 AM »
Yeah, we're experiencing a few technical issues but are gradually working through them.  The frontpage (i.e. that you see at www.beyondthesprues.com will be changed in the new year.

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2012, 01:14:12 AM »
Think you need a new/better spam filter........ Sipbreemicibe is getting to be a bit of a pain (though he can probably sell you a medicine for it...)
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2012, 02:54:45 AM »
I sent Greg an email on this. He must be at a Barbie today.  ;D
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2012, 03:05:24 AM »
Not quite - was asleep.  Jon used the button though:



It isn't so much an automatic filter though as more of idiots (I would use other words but I don't want to offend anyone) who post their crap.  As soon as one of them does show themselves, we try to hit them straight away.  That said, we are looking at some changes to make it harder for them.

Keep reporting any of them though folks.

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2012, 05:37:49 AM »
I was wondering if it's possible to have an option in 'My Profile' where you could select what you'd like to appear when someone picks 'Show unread posts since last visit'.  There are numerous subjects which just don't appeal to me, and to have an option which would -- erm, sort of filter out what I'm not interested in, would save a lot of time trolling through what has been posted since the last visit. 

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2012, 06:12:27 AM »
Any filter would really require the members who make the posts remember to add in the appropriate filter words I think.  Will have a look into though.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2012, 07:57:26 AM »
I was thinking more of a list of the boards and/or 'child' boards Greg, where you could go into our own 'Profile' and click on the boards you want to see frequently.  It wouldn't switch off anything when you look at the main page, just when you click on 'Show unread posts since last visit' or 'Show new replies to your posts'

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2012, 08:25:35 AM »
Hi Robert,
there is an 'Ignore Boards' option in your profile, and as we re-vamp the forum and get its format
worked out, you will end up with more options.

Profile->Modify Profile->Ignore Boards Options

Cheers
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2012, 09:29:54 AM »
That's what I had in mind, thanks Jon for the heads up

Offline raafif

  • Is formally accused of doing nasty things to DC-3s...and officially our first whiffing zombie
  • Whiffing Insane
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2012, 10:10:22 AM »
Help I can't PM anyone here !!

on every try at posting, I always get the "timed out" message but by hitting "back" & "post" again I can sometimes post on the forum itself.

Site is very slow or un-responsive in the A.M. (6am to midday Oz Daylight-saving time).

cheers Raafif

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2012, 05:09:43 PM »
Help I can't PM anyone here !!

on every try at posting, I always get the "timed out" message but by hitting "back" & "post" again I can sometimes post on the forum itself.

Site is very slow or un-responsive in the A.M. (6am to midday Oz Daylight-saving time).

cheers Raafif


See here.  That might help for the meantime.  We are working to remove the timeout problem once and for all though.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2012, 12:03:17 AM »
An issue that keeps recurring for me, is when trying to access threads which have very large photos attached (pixels wise) and lots of them (F-35 thread for example), my computer just won't open the thread. It just freezes up --

any suggestions ?

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2012, 02:15:30 AM »
It sounds as though the problem might be on your end.  Is anyone else experiencing similar?

I will have a look at the F-35 thread to see about trimming/compressing some of the images.

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2012, 02:38:28 AM »
It's not just the F-35 thread Greg, some images which are posted are way bigger than what my monitor displays and it's a 22" one.  Then when there's a lot of them it's possible that the ISP I use just slows or stops the connection.  Even the Hughes Hercules thread where I posted a bunch of photos does it now (I tried to down size the pics by using PhotoBucket as all of them are in the 5 mg size originally)

 Anyway, I can only get out of the freeze by doing the CTrL, Alt, Delete procedure.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2012, 02:51:48 AM »
It still sounds as though it might be a issue on your end though..unless of course others here report the same problem.  Either way though, I will endeavour to go through the threads to compress/trim some of the larger images.  This might take a while though so please be patient with me.  To help me, just PM me any particular threads (such as the F-35 one you refer to) that you do note problems with.  This will speed up the process. ;)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline ChernayaAkula

  • Was left standing in front when everyone else took one step back...
  • Global Moderator
  • Putting the "pro" in procrastination since...?
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2012, 06:53:24 AM »
While my PC doesn't have problems loading threads with big pics, I'd also welcome a solution to that. Don't get me wrong, big pics are great, but in some cases they're just far too big to be of any actual use. Take the F-35 thread, for instance. Of the recent bomb drop pic, I can only see the F-35's forward fuselage. Anything aft of the pilot needs to be scrolled sideways.
Over on ARC, the software automatically resizes pics that exceed a certain size (to be determined by the admin, AFAIK) to that size. Clicking them will toggle the full size view. Clicking them again will revert them to their reduced size. The maximum width is 1024 pixels, I think. Anything larger will be reduced to a width of 1024 pixels. Personally, I think that's a good solution. I don't know whether our forum software has a similar feature, though.
Cheers,
Moritz

"The appropriate response to reality is to go insane!"

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2012, 12:25:48 PM »
I set the max width to 1024, if this isn't large enough I'll bump it up.

 :icon_fsm:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2012, 03:58:07 PM »
Thanks Jon.

Quote
Take the F-35 thread, for instance. Of the recent bomb drop pic, I can only see the F-35's forward fuselage. Anything aft of the pilot needs to be scrolled sideways.

Corrected.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline ChernayaAkula

  • Was left standing in front when everyone else took one step back...
  • Global Moderator
  • Putting the "pro" in procrastination since...?
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2012, 09:44:58 PM »
Tester!



EDIT:
Works!  :) Brilliant! Clicking the image will now toggle the original size, clicking it again will go back to the reduced size.
Good work, Jon!  :)
« Last Edit: August 15, 2012, 09:48:57 PM by ChernayaAkula »
Cheers,
Moritz

"The appropriate response to reality is to go insane!"

Offline Logan Hartke

  • High priest in the black arts of profiling...
  • Rivet-counting whiffer
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2012, 10:13:31 PM »
That's loverly.  This has been my biggest pet peeve on the forum since we got the speed issues resolved.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2012, 12:05:41 AM »
Well done guys, for the first time I could open the F-35 thread in an instant, no freeze up now (--keeps fingers crossed--)

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2012, 05:49:24 AM »
if anyone has any particular threads causing issues just let me know.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2012, 12:06:59 AM »
Hey guys, I'm having a very minor issue lately in regards to new posts.  I always check the forum by going to "unread since last visit" and then go through them all.  Lately after I do that and get that list down to zero if I go back to the "forum index" it will say that there is a new post in the "physical models" section yet if I go there via any of the links to that section (including the "new" button) there is NOTHING.  I have to click "mark all messages read" to get it to clear and even that doesn't work until the 4th or 5th time.   Just wanted to let you know.
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2012, 01:50:01 AM »
Hey guys, I'm having a very minor issue lately in regards to new posts.  I always check the forum by going to "unread since last visit" and then go through them all.  Lately after I do that and get that list down to zero if I go back to the "forum index" it will say that there is a new post in the "physical models" section yet if I go there via any of the links to that section (including the "new" button) there is NOTHING.  I have to click "mark all messages read" to get it to clear and even that doesn't work until the 4th or 5th time.   Just wanted to let you know.

Same thing I am experiencing and sometimes the refresh option works and sometimes not.  Figured it was just a delay brought on by the server but there may be more to it. 
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2012, 02:08:41 AM »
Yes, I have noticed that.  Am looking into.  Although a minor annoyance, I don't see it as a major issue though.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Diamondback

  • SC
  • Head of the crew dog fan boy club
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2012, 03:26:39 AM »
Idea as an adjunct to Buy-Sell-Trade, and I'm willing to do the work on keeping it updated if people keep me informed... on a collectibles board I'm a member of, we have a Who Wants What spreadsheet on Google Documents so we can either check others' wants against our stashes or more commonly keep an eye out (the war between Transformers collectors and scalpers is pretty cutthroat, so we try to help each other out when we can so nobody gets fleeced.). I'd be glad to set something similar up for here...

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2012, 03:29:33 AM »
Yes, I have noticed that.  Am looking into.  Although a minor annoyance, I don't see it as a major issue though.

Me either but the thing that got me was its always in "physical models" even if no one has posted in there since my last visit.  Just seemed rather odd.  Thanks for taking a look man.
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
It is obviously a side effect of the recent change to that area - just need to work out what specifically.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2012, 05:43:56 PM »
Idea as an adjunct to Buy-Sell-Trade, and I'm willing to do the work on keeping it updated if people keep me informed... on a collectibles board I'm a member of, we have a Who Wants What spreadsheet on Google Documents so we can either check others' wants against our stashes or more commonly keep an eye out (the war between Transformers collectors and scalpers is pretty cutthroat, so we try to help each other out when we can so nobody gets fleeced.). I'd be glad to set something similar up for here...

Can you send me or even point me to an appropriate link showing an example of what you are suggesting?
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Diamondback

  • SC
  • Head of the crew dog fan boy club
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2012, 04:54:40 AM »
Greg, here's the doc that inspired my suggestion:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai_584BXHuGrdHNMTXlkQ3pOWWstQTRaYmRTRnl0Y3c#gid=0

Don't know if non-members can view it, but it's worth a try. Failing that, I'll screencap and post that.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2012, 03:53:06 PM »
Looks good.  I will put it to the membership to see if members are interested.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2012, 05:02:20 AM »
Looks good.  I will put it to the membership to see if members are interested.


I am slack at times I know...but I have finally put the poll for this suggestion up - see here.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #75 on: December 14, 2012, 09:26:31 AM »
Just stumbled on a small issue which happened when I changed my email address in my 'Profile'.  The system didn't send me a conformation email to re-activate my account (thanks to Jeff I can now access the forum).  But then I've also notice recently when someone sends me a PM, I'm not getting a notification email either.  I just checked my Profile settings and I see that it should be doing that as it is set right.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #76 on: December 14, 2012, 02:50:00 PM »
We will look into.  Has anyone else experienced similar?
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #77 on: December 15, 2012, 04:49:08 AM »
Not the same situation, but similar...I no longer get email notifications when people send me Personal Messages. I wonder if there's some setting that needs tweaked deep within BTS.

Brian da Basher

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #78 on: December 15, 2012, 06:03:36 AM »
The PM notification to my eMail address appears to be working in my case as evidenced by a notification the other day for a PM that was sent by Bill P to me.
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #79 on: December 15, 2012, 07:13:29 AM »
I double-checked my settings and all seems in order there as far as I can tell.

No biggie. I'm usually here every day anyway. Just thought it was odd.

Brian da Basher

Offline Diamondback

  • SC
  • Head of the crew dog fan boy club
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #80 on: December 20, 2012, 03:08:28 PM »
Suggestion for Ideas and Inspiration: Maybe add a subforum of "Build Planning" for guys still in planning phases, then add links to related BP threads in the first post of each I&I thread? (For example, linking to my F-15SE/Special and Mike's F-15SMT+ threads in post 1 of the F-15 thread, kinda see who's doing what that may benefit from shared experience.)

Offline apophenia

  • Suffered two full days of rapid-fire hallucinations and yet had not a single usuable whif concept in the lot !?!
  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #81 on: January 09, 2013, 01:25:08 PM »
Anyone else having to wait a looong time for connections when posting or navigating? It's been happening to me for the last few days ... but only on BtS  :icon_crap:

And has suddenly sped up since posting the above ... obviously the Forum Pixies just needed a nudge  ;D
Under investigation by the Committee of State Sanctioned Modelling, Alternative History and Tractor Carburettor Production for decadent counterrevolutionary behaviour.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #82 on: January 09, 2013, 02:46:06 PM »
No problem here, though keen to hear if others have also experienced similar.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline raafif

  • Is formally accused of doing nasty things to DC-3s...and officially our first whiffing zombie
  • Whiffing Insane
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #83 on: January 10, 2013, 04:51:25 AM »
Last saturday I couldn't load BtS between 8.30pm & 9pm local eastOz time - tried several times but gave up.  Recently the site has been hanging-up when I try to make a post (doesn't appear to be a "timed-out" problem) - have to kill my browser & try again.

I once got email notification of a PM but the PM never showed up here on the site.

Sounds like we need to buy more bandwidth ???  The downside of being a popular, very active site ;D

Offline dy031101

  • Yuri Fanboy and making cute stuff practical- at least that's the plan anyway
  • Prefers Guns And Tanks Over Swords And Magic
BtS not seeming to like my android phone anymore
« Reply #84 on: February 28, 2013, 12:14:13 AM »
Okay, here is the problem.  Since last week I,ve been unable to view a lot of pictures linked from external sources.  Which means that BtS banner and icons, as well as the majority of pics in the profile section, which I most-frequently visit, would show up in my android browsers as broken links......  If I have access to its web address, I can still view them directly, but I cannot view them via BtS.

I tested both at home and at my local library with the same result.  Would you and/or your crew look into this?

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2013, 12:16:17 AM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

Offline Doom!

  • Slayer of pixels and plastic!
  • Glad to be here!
    • Doom Island 2
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2013, 12:30:24 AM »
Hmmmm, I just checked BTS on my Android Phone and had no problem...checked a few different sections and everything worked fine.
Doom!
Jeff G.

Offline father ennis

  • I got paint older than most of you guys ...
  • Our Scifi, armour-building Rennissance Priest...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2013, 01:20:28 AM »
I been having the same issues with pictures,myself. This started about two weeks ago. I had the same problem on other sites,too. When I contacted my carrier (Sprint here in Oklahoma,U.S.A.) I was told it was due to a problem they were working on. It isn't to be finished till after the first. 
I may be old but I'm not dead ... yet anyway ... !!!    And NO I did not know Richard III !!!!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2013, 02:43:58 AM »
I haven't experienced any problems.  That said, please let us know if others expereince similar and if it persists.  It sounds like it might be a problem on your end however if there is anything we can do to alleviate the situation, we certainly will try.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #88 on: February 28, 2013, 03:01:38 AM »
Update has been made and cleanup done see here:
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2388.0
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline father ennis

  • I got paint older than most of you guys ...
  • Our Scifi, armour-building Rennissance Priest...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #89 on: February 28, 2013, 08:36:00 AM »
I'm pretty sure "My problem" is definitively on my end. I'm not.holding my breath for them to do it by when they said. On the other hand, I like the new "All" option. Glad you have done it as I don't always remember what went before.
I may be old but I'm not dead ... yet anyway ... !!!    And NO I did not know Richard III !!!!!!

Offline dy031101

  • Yuri Fanboy and making cute stuff practical- at least that's the plan anyway
  • Prefers Guns And Tanks Over Swords And Magic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #90 on: February 28, 2013, 10:25:35 AM »
I'm not ruling out the possibility that my issue could be caused by something on my end.  Right now I'm still figuring things out, the only things I know for sure right now being that the problem holds for both mobile and non-mobile network connections, so I doubt it has anything to do with network filtering (Wi-Fi in my local library, for example, blocks any videogame-related websites)......
« Last Edit: February 28, 2013, 10:27:30 AM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

Offline dy031101

  • Yuri Fanboy and making cute stuff practical- at least that's the plan anyway
  • Prefers Guns And Tanks Over Swords And Magic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #91 on: March 05, 2013, 12:07:52 AM »
This morning I tried again...... the problem seems gone all in a sudden......  guess I likely won't know what's going on......
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #92 on: March 05, 2013, 02:00:12 AM »
This morning I tried again...... the problem seems gone all in a sudden......  guess I likely won't know what's going on......
it involves computers therefore you're not supposed to know... ;)

Either way it is good news.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 02:02:00 AM by GTX_Admin »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #93 on: March 05, 2013, 02:03:43 AM »
This morning I tried again...... the problem seems gone all in a sudden......  guess I likely won't know what's going on......
it involves computers therefore you're not supposed to know... ;)

Either way it is good news.

Burn the witch!!!!!!
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2013, 03:08:25 AM »
With my last two posts I got an error saying my request had timed out.

Hitting Refresh seems to have allowed my posts to take, but it's odd considering that it only took me a minute or less to compose each post.

Brian da Basher

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2013, 03:13:15 AM »
With my last two posts I got an error saying my request had timed out.

Hitting Refresh seems to have allowed my posts to take, but it's odd considering that it only took me a minute or less to compose each post.

Brian da Basher

Ok then, that confirms it is not just me.  I had the same happen yesterday but wasn't sure if it was simply on my end.  Will look into.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2013, 03:36:24 AM »
Folks if anyone else is getting a similar issue, just follow Brian's advice for now (Hit the page refresh option on your browser) - that seems to rectify things.  We will be looking into this in the meantime.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #97 on: March 17, 2013, 05:03:34 AM »
I've been getting the same thing too, but also the site is extremely slow to get on and navigate around at the moment

EDIT: just happened as I was posting this post.  I hit the 'back' button and then re-clicked on post and it did
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 05:06:01 AM by kitnut617 »

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #98 on: March 21, 2013, 01:16:00 AM »
I've been noticing that the site has been rather slow to load pages yesterday and today.  Is it just me?

Oh, and I'm still experiencing the main page (home) indicating there are new posts (in the physical models and profiles and pixels) when there are none.
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #99 on: March 21, 2013, 01:59:36 AM »
I've been noticing that the site has been rather slow to load pages yesterday and today.  Is it just me?

Oh, and I'm still experiencing the main page (home) indicating there are new posts (in the physical models and profiles and pixels) when there are none.

Still working on the slowness issue - server related I am afraid.

Re the indication of new posts, it is not just you.  I believe it may sometimes result when someone has edited an existing post.  It won't necessarily show up as a new post when you look but somehow the software indicates it.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #100 on: March 21, 2013, 02:11:37 AM »
Only reason I brought it up is I could have sworn you posted that the speed issues had been fixed just the other day.  Don't mind me  :-\
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #101 on: March 21, 2013, 02:29:58 AM »
Only reason I brought it up is I could have sworn you posted that the speed issues had been fixed just the other day.  Don't mind me  :-\

Oh how I wish!!!  They have improved IMHO but there are still some intermittent ones.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #102 on: September 24, 2013, 04:43:56 AM »
Something I have noticed recently is a delay in eMail notification from the forum to my own eMail account for PMs that I have actually read and responded to and subsequently removed from my PM in-box.  I thought at first it was just me not paying attention to events and time but not the case this morning when I received an eMail notification of a message to me via PM from Gingie (Graeme Davidson) that I had read, replied to, and then deleted from my PM in-box.  That was two days ago and the PM notification just showed up this morning to my eMail account.  Has anyone else experienced this issue?  Trying to determine if it is my eMail that is delaying the notifications or the forum software at this point as it is really not clear what is to be blamed for the delays. 
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline Gingie

  • The LAV sausage-maker…goes nice with a home made beer I understand
  • Has been to Tatooine...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #103 on: September 24, 2013, 05:50:30 AM »
hmm, same thing happened to me with those PM you sent. I thought it was because my DND Blackberry was holding them, but if it was happening in your end too....

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #104 on: September 24, 2013, 06:01:24 AM »
hmm, same thing happened to me with those PM you sent. I thought it was because my DND Blackberry was holding them, but if it was happening in your end too....

Glad to see it is not a case of old age and senility creeping in to the problem :)
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #105 on: September 24, 2013, 06:29:29 AM »
Jon had sent me a PM, and I did the same as you Jeff, responded to it while on the forum, then the notice showed up in my 'Receive' emails a couple of days later ---

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #106 on: September 24, 2013, 06:42:48 AM »
Thanks for the input Robert, this is indicating that there is a feature or setting that needs to be looked at and damned if I know what that particular feature or setting is but I suspect Jon can get 'er done :)
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #107 on: September 24, 2013, 07:02:23 AM »
Just noticed the same thing Kit.
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #108 on: September 24, 2013, 08:45:08 AM »
'Nowt visible in our controls, maintenance logs etc. Most likely it's a GoDaddy issue.  :icon_zombie:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline ChernayaAkula

  • Was left standing in front when everyone else took one step back...
  • Global Moderator
  • Putting the "pro" in procrastination since...?
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #109 on: September 24, 2013, 08:49:34 AM »
I recently discovered that I haven't visited the "Current Builds"/"Physical Models" section of the site in several weeks. It appears that it just doesn't show as containing new posts for me when I look at the main forum page. The "Profiles and Pixels" and "Stories" sections light up in bold when they contain new posts, but neither "Current Builds" nor "Physical Models" do so.  ???

Could the "Physical Models" child boards be moved to show up on the child boards bar on the main forum page, sorta like they do for the "Ideas and Inspiration" section? Or would that create confusion with the "Profiles and Pixels" and "Stories" sections?
Cheers,
Moritz

"The appropriate response to reality is to go insane!"

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #110 on: September 24, 2013, 09:08:33 AM »
Hi Moritz,

I understand what you are asking for and from what I can see, it would seem that splitting the sub-forum Physical Models and raising it up one level to become a full forum might take care of that issue.  Then we would have a separate forum for Physical Models and the child boards within would have the same rank/status/level as the other forums that were in the Current Builds sub-forum. 

Not sure if we really want to do that but maybe putting it to a vote to see how the others feel about it and we can go with the majority decision. 


Other options:

1. Leave it all in one forum but promote the child boards to the same status as Physical Models, Profiles and Pixels, Stories, Aero-space.  In the process it might be necessary to rename them to reflect the association with the original Physcial Models forum:

Physical Models - Sea
Physical Models - Land
Physical Models - Scifi and Fantasy
Physical Models - Other

To be honest, I am not keen on another change but it can be done. 

2. Combine the child boards (Sea, Land, Scifi and Fantasy, Other) again under Physical Models (as it was previously before it was divided up). 
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 09:15:07 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #111 on: September 24, 2013, 09:25:41 AM »
Yep, that's probably the only thing that'll work. I tried some other relationship changing and that made
no difference.

One thing I noticed is that we have everything under General Category, if we are to rearrange things
I'd go further, add new categories and split it out that way. It won't change the look or arrangement in
any startling way, but some folks might need to redo their ignore preferences.
 ;)



"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2013, 05:46:10 AM »
Having a look into guys.  Not sure if I will find anything though.

At least at this stage it is simply a relatively minor inconvenience/annoyance an not a disruptive problem. ;)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2013, 05:51:14 AM »
Yep, that's probably the only thing that'll work. I tried some other relationship changing and that made
no difference.

One thing I noticed is that we have everything under General Category, if we are to rearrange things
I'd go further, add new categories and split it out that way. It won't change the look or arrangement in
any startling way, but some folks might need to redo their ignore preferences.
 ;)

Might be an option - let's look into.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #114 on: April 01, 2014, 05:57:35 AM »
What's with these weird pumping and broken hearts ?

Offline Diamondback

  • SC
  • Head of the crew dog fan boy club
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #115 on: April 01, 2014, 06:02:48 AM »
My eyes! My eyes! It BUUUUUUUUUUUUUURNSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

lol

Kit, I think Greg took a story I told in jest as a challenge...

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #116 on: April 01, 2014, 06:15:22 AM »
The new colour scheme is ghastly: please change it back!. In particular, the slightly-darker-pink writing on a light-pink background is nearly unreadable and literally does hurt my eyes: no joke.  ???
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline Logan Hartke

  • High priest in the black arts of profiling...
  • Rivet-counting whiffer
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #117 on: April 01, 2014, 06:16:31 AM »
It's fine for a day, but the text on the light pink is a little light to read.  I like a little April Fools fun.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Diamondback

  • SC
  • Head of the crew dog fan boy club
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #118 on: April 01, 2014, 06:17:46 AM »
Where I am, April 1 isn't for another nine hours... that's GMT-8, so if he's GMT+12 that's probably the April Fool's joke for the year.

I always thought April Fool's pranks were things like pop-its under the toilet-seat or a Baby Ruth bar floating in the punchbowl... LOL

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #119 on: April 01, 2014, 06:21:24 AM »
Good grief...I already changed it twice and it keeps going back!!!  Now you removed the ability to change the theme??!!!

Greg...the pitchfork and torch mob is on the move!!!!

And yeah...April 1 isn't for another 6 hours here but remember Aussies greet the new day before almost all of us  ;)
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 06:22:56 AM by Cliffy B »
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline Gingie

  • The LAV sausage-maker…goes nice with a home made beer I understand
  • Has been to Tatooine...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #120 on: April 01, 2014, 07:37:29 AM »
Well played guys! I thought someone had messed with my PC for a second or three!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #121 on: April 01, 2014, 07:50:02 AM »
 :icon_music:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #122 on: April 01, 2014, 07:51:37 AM »
and literally does hurt my eyes: no joke.  ???

Sorry guys/gals - I have now made it so you can change it back...if you wish to.

Not my fault most of you are slow entering thenew Day. ;)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #123 on: April 01, 2014, 08:17:06 AM »
Ah, never even thought about what day it was yesterday here, never mind today anywhere else... or something like that...... :-\

Upside: found some better smileys!  :)
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 08:20:33 AM by Weaver »
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline Litvyak

  • Shifting between quantum realities...
  • Althistorian & profiler...& the 1st lady of whiff
    • The True North, Strong and Free (AltCan)
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #124 on: April 01, 2014, 08:59:36 AM »
Aaaagh this colour scheme is absolutely hideous!! Not to mention hard to read...
"God save our Queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf forever!"

Alternate Canada - http://altcan.webs.com

"Bernard, this doesn't say anything!" "Why thank you, Prime Minister."

Offline elmayerle

  • Its about time there was an Avatar shown here...
  • Über Engineer...at least that is what he tells us.
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2014, 09:45:11 AM »
Not exactly applicable directly, but the sentiment still applies:  http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/03/30/a-little-typographical-rant/

having said that, where do I bring torches, pitchforks, tar, and feathers?

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2014, 10:18:37 AM »
BWAHAHAHA!!!!!

Just follow the mob man.  We go were we go!
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #127 on: April 01, 2014, 11:24:38 AM »
Enough please, I am really struggling to read any of this, my vision is bad enough at the moment and this is killing me!

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #128 on: April 01, 2014, 11:45:44 AM »
Aaaagh this colour scheme is absolutely hideous!! Not to mention hard to read...

OMG :o      You mean its actually on the screen that/this way !      I made an urgent eye exam appointment ???

Offline Alvis 3.1

  • Self acknowledged "Bad Influence"…but probably less attractive than Pink
  • The high priest of whiffing
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #129 on: April 01, 2014, 01:56:16 PM »
I find it relaxing...ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...


Alvis 3.1

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #130 on: April 01, 2014, 03:48:57 PM »
Ok, I think I have been cruel enough for now...mind you, be thankful someone like Jeff didn't do this.  His suggestion might even be worse.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #131 on: April 01, 2014, 03:49:17 PM »
I find it relaxing...ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...


Alvis 3.1

Sick puppy!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #132 on: April 01, 2014, 04:56:02 PM »
Green is soooo much easier on the eye (though not in the pool, where are those cleaners again....)

Offline Alvis 3.1

  • Self acknowledged "Bad Influence"…but probably less attractive than Pink
  • The high priest of whiffing
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #133 on: April 01, 2014, 05:16:08 PM »
oh great, I finally find a modelling website whose colours make the voices go quiet, and they change it back to green!

GREEN!

Oh the planty humanity!

:)

Alvis 3.1

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #134 on: April 01, 2014, 05:46:22 PM »
Well you can change your own look back to pink if you really want to...
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #135 on: April 01, 2014, 09:33:14 PM »
Hmm!  Well, April 1st was the furthest from my mind, my first thoughts were 'oh! crap, the forum's been hacked'

Offline Litvyak

  • Shifting between quantum realities...
  • Althistorian & profiler...& the 1st lady of whiff
    • The True North, Strong and Free (AltCan)
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #136 on: April 01, 2014, 11:53:44 PM »
Now to find out how to get the pretty blue back!

Quote
my first thoughts were 'oh! crap, the forum's been hacked'

My first thought was 'oh crap! Greg's put the wrong kind of mushroom into his stew'.
"God save our Queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf forever!"

Alternate Canada - http://altcan.webs.com

"Bernard, this doesn't say anything!" "Why thank you, Prime Minister."

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #137 on: April 02, 2014, 12:11:45 AM »
The forum is back to as it was for me Xenia, I must have the default settings for it --

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #138 on: April 02, 2014, 02:08:29 AM »
If you wish to change the colour scheme of your profile (including even back to pink), follow the instructions here.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Madhatter

  • BTS's Tony Stark
  • trainee plastic surgeon
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #139 on: April 18, 2014, 04:14:14 PM »

My first thought was 'oh crap! Greg's put the wrong kind of mushroom into his stew'.


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!
2 Reasons why a model is better than a wife:
1) A model doesn't get jealous when you look at another model
2) A model doesn't yell at you for spending money on another model

Offline Litvyak

  • Shifting between quantum realities...
  • Althistorian & profiler...& the 1st lady of whiff
    • The True North, Strong and Free (AltCan)
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #140 on: April 18, 2014, 10:10:38 PM »
2 Reasons why a model is better than a wife:
1) A model doesn't get jealous when you look at another model
2) A model doesn't yell at you for spending money on another model

...unless you're a clothing designer!
"God save our Queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf forever!"

Alternate Canada - http://altcan.webs.com

"Bernard, this doesn't say anything!" "Why thank you, Prime Minister."

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #141 on: April 18, 2014, 10:52:03 PM »
2 Reasons why a model is better than a wife:
1) A model doesn't get jealous when you look at another model
2) A model doesn't yell at you for spending money on another model

...unless you're a clothing designer!

Or the model is your wife

Offline Frank3k

  • Excession
  • Formerly Frank2056. New upgrade!
    • My webpage
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #142 on: January 30, 2016, 08:31:13 AM »
What happened to the site banner? it's not loading.

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #143 on: January 30, 2016, 08:46:32 AM »
Echo Frank's comment about the banner.  Just noticed that today (1/29).  Also I have been noticing the site has been loading very slowly in general regardless of what actions I'm trying to perform for the past week or so.  Issue is unique to this site.
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #144 on: January 31, 2016, 02:20:26 AM »
Seems fine now.  Will keep an eye on things.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #145 on: January 31, 2016, 03:37:54 AM »
Echo Frank's comment about the banner.  Just noticed that today (1/29).  Also I have been noticing the site has been loading very slowly in general regardless of what actions I'm trying to perform for the past week or so.  Issue is unique to this site.

Yesterday the banner wasn't appearing when I came on the forum, and it's been really slow for the last week.  Seems fine today though ----

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #146 on: February 08, 2016, 02:36:18 AM »
Incredibly slow this last couple of days, and yesterday while trying to expand a posted pic, the site just crashed.  Pop-up said website could not be found ----

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #147 on: February 08, 2016, 02:50:05 AM »
Incredibly slow this last couple of days, and yesterday while trying to expand a posted pic, the site just crashed.  Pop-up said website could not be found ----

That's odd - sounds like a hosting issue.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #148 on: February 08, 2016, 08:23:46 AM »
Incredibly slow this last couple of days, and yesterday while trying to expand a posted pic, the site just crashed.  Pop-up said website could not be found ----

That's odd - sounds like a hosting issue.

Have you had any other problems with Windows 10 users Greg ?

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #149 on: February 08, 2016, 12:19:13 PM »
Incredibly slow this last couple of days, and yesterday while trying to expand a posted pic, the site just crashed.  Pop-up said website could not be found ----

Had similar prob's here in Aus, too. :(



(edit) PS: I'm still a Windows 7 user. ;)
« Last Edit: February 08, 2016, 04:13:48 PM by Old Wombat »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #150 on: February 08, 2016, 04:10:00 PM »
Banner issue was because PhotoBucket was down

I've also noticed a speed issue.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline apophenia

  • Suffered two full days of rapid-fire hallucinations and yet had not a single usuable whif concept in the lot !?!
  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #151 on: February 11, 2016, 07:02:20 AM »
Incredibly slow this last couple of days, and yesterday while trying to expand a posted pic, the site just crashed.  Pop-up said website could not be found ----
Had similar prob's here in Aus, too. :(
(edit) PS: I'm still a Windows 7 user. ;)

Ditto in CA (also a Windows 7 user).
Under investigation by the Committee of State Sanctioned Modelling, Alternative History and Tractor Carburettor Production for decadent counterrevolutionary behaviour.

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #152 on: March 02, 2016, 09:31:05 AM »
Now I keep getting this every 2nd click, or even 2 out of 3.

Quote
Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #153 on: December 31, 2016, 09:05:42 PM »
The last couple of days the site has been really slow, with numerous "Can not display page' messages and multiple 'refresh' having to be used. Also the 'attach image' feature disappeared one day although it seems to be back now but I've not tried it to upload a photo yet.

And now while trying to post this, there's no 'Post' button, I had to abandon the reply I was doing and redo the message to get the 'post icon to show

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #154 on: December 31, 2016, 09:37:58 PM »
Been having issues myself, mainly because the previous tenants took a power cable with a unique plug connector that can't be replaced until the new year meaning that while we have an internet connection there is no power to it.  Connection is currently via my phone being used as a mobile hotspot.

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #155 on: December 31, 2016, 10:05:46 PM »
Ditto in Ontario Canuckistan. Can take up to 3 browser refreshes to get a post accepted.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #156 on: December 31, 2016, 11:48:45 PM »
I haven't noticed any problems lately.

Great I've probably just jinxed myself...

Brian da Basher
(south of the 49th parallel)

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #157 on: January 01, 2017, 02:16:53 AM »
I haven't noticed anything though I will keep an eye on it.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #158 on: January 01, 2017, 03:41:52 AM »
And now everything is super-quick,     and having said that     I've probably just jinxed myself too

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #159 on: January 01, 2017, 03:48:45 AM »
Maybe it was just 2016 stumbling to a conclusion...
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #160 on: January 01, 2017, 03:50:10 AM »
Maybe it was just 2016 stumbling to a conclusion...

Could be  ---- but we're not there yet ----    ;D

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #161 on: January 01, 2017, 03:53:10 AM »
You guys are so 2016...its already 2017 here and has been for many hours ;)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #162 on: January 01, 2017, 03:57:28 AM »
Back to normal now.  Then it must have been an issue with a giant squid cutting an undersea cable.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
    • SketchUp 3D Warehouse - My Digital Models
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #163 on: January 01, 2017, 09:08:42 AM »
Blame it on Rob Schneider cooking Paella in a glass pan.  Apparently Spain was in an uproar for most of the day.

Story here at this link: http://heatst.com/culture-wars/comedian-accused-of-cultural-appropriation-over-paella/

 :)
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #164 on: January 05, 2017, 10:44:01 AM »
Don't know if it's something I've done, but I'm not getting the 'Recent Unread Topics' option at the top left like I used to.... ???
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #165 on: January 05, 2017, 02:32:03 PM »
Seems to be working for me.  Anyone else?
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #166 on: January 05, 2017, 06:07:39 PM »
I'm getting it, right under "Hello Old Wombat" & immediately above "Show new replies to your posts".
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #167 on: January 05, 2017, 08:50:34 PM »
Screenshot:

"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #168 on: January 05, 2017, 08:58:19 PM »
Interesting: I get that entire missing block back if I use the forum software default theme instead of the board theme:

« Last Edit: January 06, 2017, 02:37:15 AM by Weaver »
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #169 on: July 19, 2017, 09:56:50 AM »
Right now, the whole heading section of the home page is missing, it's just a white square with a 'no entry' symbol in it. Everything else seems to be OK. I get the latest GB image and the sign in bit but everything above it is as I describe.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #170 on: July 19, 2017, 12:44:39 PM »
err...is working for me. ???
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #171 on: July 19, 2017, 01:59:25 PM »
Right now, the whole heading section of the home page is missing, it's just a white square with a 'no entry' symbol in it. Everything else seems to be OK. I get the latest GB image and the sign in bit but everything above it is as I describe.

Same here

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #172 on: July 19, 2017, 10:26:59 PM »
I've just got "Beyond The Sprues" in the top left corner & "... where imagination trumps reality" in the top right corner.

 ::)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #173 on: July 20, 2017, 01:12:47 AM »
I moved the banner off of PB, for obvious reasons, and it now lives in the attachments folder, as stated it shows with default theme,
which means I'll have to tweak the settings for the other themes.

I'll get to it when I can as we've had some family stuff crop up which needs to be addressed before anything else.

Thanks for your patience.

 :icon_fsm:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #174 on: July 20, 2017, 03:16:06 AM »
Interesting, it still works for me.  Might be a cache thing on my computer... :-\
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #175 on: July 20, 2017, 03:54:23 AM »
I've just got "Beyond The Sprues" in the top left corner & "... where imagination trumps reality" in the top right corner.

 ::)

That is now what I'm getting. But now that Jon has explained what he did, I should have thought about it.

EDIT:  I'm going to re-phrase my comment above, I'm seeing the above when on my cell phone, I'm seeing the white square and no entry symbol when on my desk top computer
« Last Edit: July 20, 2017, 08:16:39 AM by kitnut617 »

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #176 on: July 20, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »
I moved the banner off of PB, for obvious reasons, and it now lives in the attachments folder, as stated it shows with default theme,
which means I'll have to tweak the settings for the other themes.

I'll get to it when I can as we've had some family stuff crop up which needs to be addressed before anything else.

Thanks for your patience.

 :icon_fsm:

Thanks Jon. hope everything is ok.

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #177 on: July 20, 2017, 10:38:03 PM »
I moved the banner off of PB, for obvious reasons, and it now lives in the attachments folder, as stated it shows with default theme,
which means I'll have to tweak the settings for the other themes.

I'll get to it when I can as we've had some family stuff crop up which needs to be addressed before anything else.

Thanks for your patience.

 :icon_fsm:

Thanks Jon. hope everything is ok.

+1
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #178 on: July 21, 2017, 12:58:39 AM »
I've just got "Beyond The Sprues" in the top left corner & "... where imagination trumps reality" in the top right corner.

 ::)

That is now what I'm getting. But now that Jon has explained what he did, I should have thought about it.

EDIT:  I'm going to re-phrase my comment above, I'm seeing the above when on my cell phone, I'm seeing the white square and no entry symbol when on my desk top computer
Trying clearing your cache or doing a refresh.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #179 on: July 21, 2017, 09:03:31 AM »
I've just got "Beyond The Sprues" in the top left corner & "... where imagination trumps reality" in the top right corner.

 ::)

That is now what I'm getting. But now that Jon has explained what he did, I should have thought about it.

EDIT:  I'm going to re-phrase my comment above, I'm seeing the above when on my cell phone, I'm seeing the white square and no entry symbol when on my desk top computer
Trying clearing your cache or doing a refresh.

Yeah! I do all that all the time Jon, doesn't change anything though.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #180 on: July 21, 2017, 11:05:03 AM »
OK, this is odd, I checked your profile and you're using the forum default 'Grasslands Curve Variation',
as are the majority of users, and I can see the full banner. Ditto Greg, etc. So why it's not showing
for you is a conundrum.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #181 on: July 21, 2017, 07:45:24 PM »
Do you think it's anything to do with Win10. There's been a number of big updates over the last couple of weeks.  The latest only a couple of days ago

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #182 on: July 21, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
Jon / Robert: I've been running Windows 10 for about 1/2 year now and accepted all the updates.

So far no issues. My browser is Chrome Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit).

Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Online andonio64

  • Fio Piccolo's understudy
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #183 on: July 21, 2017, 09:51:39 PM »
I use Chrome and this is what I see

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #184 on: July 21, 2017, 11:30:18 PM »
Robert and Andonio,
what is the configuration you are using on your browser?, what extensions, pop-up blockers, ad-blockers
etc.
Also go to your profiles and preview the theme 'SMF Default Theme - Curve' and tell me if you see the
banner image.
Profile>Modify Profile>Look and Layout>Current Theme (change)

Carl, could you also list your configuration, please.

Thanks, guys.





"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Frank3k

  • Excession
  • Formerly Frank2056. New upgrade!
    • My webpage
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #185 on: July 22, 2017, 01:10:42 AM »
I'm having the same problem and have cycled through the themes and made them default (including the pink themes) and I still can't see the banner images. It's not a plugin issue - I switched to Edge (which I've never used to log into this site and has no add-ons) and the images are still missing.

In the HTML code for the "top-section" div (where the header images would be), the racing snail gif is there, but links to the images are missing.

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #186 on: July 22, 2017, 02:22:20 AM »
Jon:

Screenshot of my current profile settings is attached.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline AXOR

  • Our returned Monkey Box man
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #187 on: July 22, 2017, 02:57:16 AM »
Same here,but,it doesn't bother me since the tasty things are inside ;D
Alex

Offline JoseFern

  • Has gone by many names...we simply prefer "Genius"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #188 on: July 22, 2017, 03:50:22 AM »
The HTTP link to the logo image in the attachments folder doesn't work for me (top-section >> forumtitle).
The new location of the logo image seems to be off limits for ordinary users.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 04:09:01 AM by JoseFern »

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #189 on: July 22, 2017, 11:15:08 AM »
Try it now folks.
Hosted on SmugMug for the moment, it will eventually be put up in the site root-folder as a permanent solution.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Frank3k

  • Excession
  • Formerly Frank2056. New upgrade!
    • My webpage
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #190 on: July 22, 2017, 12:09:38 PM »
Works now. Looks different; was "Sprues" always green?

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #191 on: July 22, 2017, 01:30:51 PM »
Rearranged things again, now Green on the green theme, Blue on the blue theme.
 :icon_fsm:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Online andonio64

  • Fio Piccolo's understudy
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #192 on: July 22, 2017, 08:37:40 PM »
Robert and Andonio,
what is the configuration you are using on your browser?, what extensions, pop-up blockers, ad-blockers
etc.
Also go to your profiles and preview the theme 'SMF Default Theme - Curve' and tell me if you see the
banner image.
Profile>Modify Profile>Look and Layout>Current Theme (change)

Carl, could you also list your configuration, please.

Thanks, guys.

Today everything appears good again, see attachment.

My configuration is chrome Version 59.0.3071.115
Win 10 64 bit and on Chrome I run Ad Block Plus.
Tell me if you need other details.

Antonio

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #193 on: July 22, 2017, 08:40:10 PM »
Yes, today everything is back to normal --- thanks Jon

Online andonio64

  • Fio Piccolo's understudy
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #194 on: July 22, 2017, 08:42:45 PM »
...
Also go to your profiles and preview the theme 'SMF Default Theme - Curve' and tell me if you see the
banner image.
Profile>Modify Profile>Look and Layout>Current Theme (change)

It appears perfect in all the suggested themes

Thanks Jon

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #195 on: July 24, 2017, 12:37:07 PM »
What's with the "new line" markers (as below) that are appearing now? ???



"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #196 on: July 24, 2017, 12:38:51 PM »
Errr...beats me.

Just did a software update though and there appears to become glitches so please bear with me.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #197 on: July 24, 2017, 08:12:11 PM »
Something else now Greg, when I opened the forum this morning on my desktop computer, the new GB logo and running title were all screwed up. Just a bunch of white squares.  Then when I tried to sign in it kept saying my verification timed out.  Although when trying to come onto the forum with my cellphone, the GB logo is fine but still getting the message when trying to sign in.

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #198 on: July 24, 2017, 10:18:32 PM »
Yup, I have to log in through the "Login" button, rather than through the front page. :-\
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #199 on: July 25, 2017, 11:01:20 PM »
It appears that the odd code adding has gone away, at least for the moment,
I did some pruning of old smiley sets that are unused, and some other general
housekeeping.

If anyone is still having issues, post here or PM me, I'll look into as soon as possible.
Busy at the moment helping my wife get ready to leave in two days to visit
her parents for a month.

Cheers

 :icon_fsm:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #200 on: July 26, 2017, 12:25:22 AM »
Yup, I have to log in through the "Login" button, rather than through the front page. :-\

When I try to sign in on my cell phone it's like how Guy says for me to.  But it worked fine on my desktop tower this morning

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #201 on: July 26, 2017, 02:37:42 AM »
Hmm, when I log in with either my iPhone or iPad I get the normal first page.

What model of phones are you guys using?

The front page URL is:  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php

Check and see what path your phone is following, perhaps the glitches affected something.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #202 on: July 26, 2017, 08:53:47 AM »
Just signed in on my desktop tower and everything works fine. My cell phone though I still have to sign in with the button.
I just remembered another thing it says if I try using the sign-in feature which appears just under the logo on the left. It says the verification has timed out, logout and try again. But I haven't even got logged in yet.

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #203 on: July 26, 2017, 08:55:14 AM »
I only ever use my PC - & all seems fine, now. :))
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #204 on: July 26, 2017, 11:55:05 AM »
Just signed in on my desktop tower and everything works fine. My cell phone though I still have to sign in with the button.
I just remembered another thing it says if I try using the sign-in feature which appears just under the logo on the left. It says the verification has timed out, logout and try again. But I haven't even got logged in yet.

What "button"? I get nothing like that on my mobile devices.

Can you get a pic of it and post it here?
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Online andonio64

  • Fio Piccolo's understudy
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #205 on: July 26, 2017, 03:14:15 PM »
I only ever use my PC - & all seems fine, now. :))

...same here everything now works as usual to me.
(I use no phone, just the PC)

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #206 on: July 26, 2017, 08:32:09 PM »
Just signed in on my desktop tower and everything works fine. My cell phone though I still have to sign in with the button.
I just remembered another thing it says if I try using the sign-in feature which appears just under the logo on the left. It says the verification has timed out, logout and try again. But I haven't even got logged in yet.

What "button"? I get nothing like that on my mobile devices.

Can you get a pic of it and post it here?

OK, there's two ways that can be used to sign in when you come onto the forum.

First way is at the top left under the logo aircraft.
It says 'Please login or Register'. Then under that are four rectangular boxes. Fisrt one is for your user name, second one is for your password, third one you can pick how long to have the session and the last one has a green background and says 'login'.

Second way to login is a bit further down in the set of names for pull down menus. It goes 'Home. Help. Search. Calendar. Login. Register'.  OK, when I use my cell phone I have to use this 'login' way.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #207 on: July 27, 2017, 05:22:13 AM »
OK, I've never been directed to the login under the main menu, when I use the bookmark on my phone
it takes me to the front page login under the airplane.
Dunno why it's defaulting to the other login on your phone.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 05:25:05 AM by jcf »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Chris

  • An old friend and connoisseur of whiffing...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #208 on: July 27, 2017, 08:50:44 PM »
I currently can't log in the way I always have done using the log in under the airplane. I have to use the Login at the end of the menu bar. Been happening for a few days.

It's not a problem, just odd when something you've always done a certain way can't be done that way, but hey that's computers for you  ;)

I'm using a laptop by the way.

Chris

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #209 on: July 27, 2017, 11:24:18 PM »
OK, it's weird as the 'Quick Login' option is selected and should be visible
to all. :-\ :icon_zombie:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #210 on: July 28, 2017, 09:24:39 AM »
Jon, it is visible.  It's just that when you put in your user name then the password, it then comes up with the message I've explained above.

Offline Chris

  • An old friend and connoisseur of whiffing...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #211 on: July 28, 2017, 09:30:16 PM »
Yup, just to confirm I try to use the quick log in and then get the classic "an error has occurred".

As said it's not a problem for me as there's a perfectly acceptable way around it. Only mentioned it in case it's symptomatic of something more serious.

Chris

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #212 on: July 29, 2017, 01:37:52 AM »
Let me know what OS you're using on both computer and mobile devices, it may be
an SMF glitch.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #213 on: July 30, 2017, 01:29:19 AM »
I've got Win10 on my tower and Android on my LG3

Offline Chris

  • An old friend and connoisseur of whiffing...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #214 on: July 30, 2017, 09:34:10 PM »
Win 10 on my laptop

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #215 on: July 31, 2017, 12:20:41 AM »
Which browser are you guys using, desktop and phone?
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 12:23:39 AM by jcf »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #216 on: July 31, 2017, 12:25:39 AM »
Also are you selecting 'Always stay logged in', or choosing a time limit?
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #217 on: July 31, 2017, 01:24:16 AM »
Which browser are you guys using, desktop and phone?

Chrome latest
Win 10 latest
iOS 10.2.1 + Safari (always stay logged in)
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #218 on: July 31, 2017, 02:16:58 AM »
I always log-out on both.  Only way I can remember my password   ;D ;D ;D

On my tower I use Google (not chrome), on my cell it's google but which version I don't know. Probable chrome I think.

Offline Chris

  • An old friend and connoisseur of whiffing...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #219 on: July 31, 2017, 08:44:33 PM »
Google Chrome and I always log in and out

Chris

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #220 on: July 31, 2017, 10:46:35 PM »
Okey Dokey I've not been able to find anything, so far.  :-\
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #221 on: August 03, 2017, 12:35:58 AM »
From digging around it's probably a script issue, there was something similar with earlier versions,
however, I'm not sure where it lurks and I'm not an HTML/programmer type so I don't want to get
into messing about with templates.
Sorry guys, you may have to deal with it for a bit.  :-X :icon_fsm:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Chris

  • An old friend and connoisseur of whiffing...
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #222 on: August 03, 2017, 08:49:02 PM »
Not a problem for me Jon. Thanks for looking

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #223 on: August 08, 2017, 01:32:13 AM »
Just had the "front page" login crash on me again, had to enter via the login button.

Was working fine earlier this evening/morning.
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #224 on: August 20, 2017, 07:03:27 AM »
Just had the "front page" login crash on me again, had to enter via the login button.

Was working fine earlier this evening/morning.

Just had this happen as I was trying to login on my tower. Earlier in the day I was able to go the 'front page' route to login.