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  • ⭐ Our Forum – README / FAQ ⭐
  • Premier Icon Mark
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    The ethos of this forum must be one of mutual respect for everyone who uses it. You may argue and debate with anyone but when the argument becomes heated or abuse begins to creep in, then you will have crossed the line. If you don’t step back from it then you will likely be moderated.

    Respect for everyone is paramount. If we see evidence or have good reason to believe that you are looking to get a rise or to deliberately force a reaction from any other users (Trolling) then we will stop you.

    If you are here to chat, respectfully debate issues or ask genuine questions of the thousands of users who come here then you are welcome to stay and we have no doubts you will add positively to our huge community.

    There are literally thousands of new posts every day and we simply can’t read everyone of them, or even a small fraction, so we ask that if you spot anything you think we should be aware of then please use the REPORT function at the bottom of every post to make us aware of it. Please don’t assume that if it is there that we have allowed it to stay – we just haven’t seen it yet and we need your help.

    This forum is remarkable in its scope of topics, experience of its users and sheer numbers of regular visitors – we hope you all enjoy it.

    <span style=”text-decoration: underline”>Play nice :-)</span>

    On behalf of everyone at Singletrack

    Premier Icon tommathy
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    We have implemented a new feature which is to allow private messaging from:
    – Only people you specify
    – Only friends
    – Everyone
    – Except certain people

    This can be accessed from Profile > Settings > Message Privacy.

    If you receive a message from someone you don’t want messages from, you can block them from sending messages to you straight from inside the message itself using the “Stop receiving messages from this user” button.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    By popular demand: how to enter smileys manually.  See the table here:

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies

    [EDIT: Users of Windows 10 can also access an emoji keyboard using Win-[.] (hold the Windows key and type a full stop).]

    Premier Icon tommathy
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    To all that have had trouble logging in recently, try this link – Reset Cookies. This link is also found at the bottom of the login page called ‘Troubles logging in?’

    This link will clear all singletrackworld.com cookies. This means it will log you out if you are already logged in. This will make sure any old cookies have been removed allowing for the new ones to work as expected.

    If you still experience troubles logging in, please contact us here

    Premier Icon tommathy
    Subscriber

    Having login issues?

    Step 1. Click reset link – Reset

    Step 2. Restart the device

    Feedback appreciated on these steps.

    Premier Icon tommathy
    Subscriber

    GDPR functionality has been added to the profiles section. It can be found at:

    Profile > Settings > Privacy.

    It can also be found at the Privacy Tools page. More information in regards to GDPR can be found at the Data Protection page.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    We now have a choice of two text editors. There’s the “fancy” editor which has been in use since the forum upgrade, or a new basic text editor for folk who have been having issues with the fancy one. You can toggle between them at will using the Settings option under your Account link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

    https://singletrackworld.com/my-account/settings/

    This may be changed to somewhere more intuitive later, but that’s a bigger chunk of work than it looks.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    We’ve had a fairly major site upgrade.

    There’s a bunch of minor changes and tweaks, but the biggest change from a user perspective is to how the site’s front page works. You can now see content from all the channels and customise this to your tastes.

    Mark’s written an overview / guide to how this works. This can be found here:

    We’ve Updated The Homepage So You See Everything

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    After a couple of false starts, the site has received an upgrade today. The bulk of this is behind-the-scenes stuff like improving the tools we have for moderation, so most folk won’t see much difference in the forums.

    However, one big change is that you should now have the ability to directly report dodgy / spam listings within the Classifieds for moderation rather than relying on emails. This is available from the ‘three-dots’ drop-down menu for each post on the Classifieds index page.

    We’ve also now got a really clever new anti-spam measure installed into the Classifieds, though this is currently disabled until STW is happy that the initial changes have bedded in OK. Once this is enabled, if all goes according to plan we should hopefully see a dramatic reduction in Classifieds spam.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    The whizzy new anti-spam engine in the Classifieds has now been in place for a little while. This has reduced the spam we’re seeing there to, well, zero, but we’ve had a (very small) number of false positives where genuine listings have been incorrectly marked as spam. The moderators don’t get automatic notification of this – yet, a new module is being developed to do this – so if it happens to you please drop an email to the moderator@ address to bring it to our attention. Don’t forget to include your username and ad details, it’ll save us a lot of time.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    We’re re-purposing this thread to be a bit more of an announcement / FAQ thread and have removed a lot of old posts which are no longer relevant, like info on a server migration two years ago.

    Your first announcement is thus: There is planned maintenance tonight, starting around 4am and if the wind carries STW’s sails should hopefully be complete around 8-9am. The site will be unavailable during this time.

    Tomorrow might be interesting. (-:

    Premier Icon Mark
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    So, everything looks a bit different. We’ve simplified a lot of the code behind the scenes as well as refreshed the look and feel. Navigation works a little differently and it will likely change a bit through the day as we work through the site. There are some new areas to the site to explore in the new left hand menu area. More will be added there over the coming weeks. At launch, ads are off but they’ll be coming back slowly through the day. Check out your new account area – there’s some good things there.

    There’s going to be some minor bugs that we will squash through the day but we’ve launched now because the bugs are at a cosmetic stage so we don’t want to delay you using the site. Bear with us as we deal with them.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    PMs should now be working, and historical messages have been migrated across from the old system.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I know it’s a hot topic now, but we already have more Coronavirus threads than Heinz has varieties (including a jokes thread). If you wish to talk about it then please use one of those rather than starting a new thread unless you genuinely have something new to talk about.

    We’re going to be closing these more aggressively without further warning as it’s getting out of hand faster than the virus itself.

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    Mark Alker wrote:

    We are running the office on a skeleton crew. Tech are working remotely mostly and also using up some much needed leave. They are working through the bugs at a steady pace and also working on some of the nice features we are looking forward to launching for you. Due to the disruption in the office though things are going slower than we had planned so we all hope you can bear with us.

    Thanks for all the support and the reporting of the issues. It really does help. The next few months at least are going to be tough for everyone and we want to make sure that we at least have a great website for you to all use and keep up each others spirits 🙂

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Update from Mark:

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    Thursday update:

    Charlie has made it home. As you may be aware we are running a very strict policy of 1 person only at the office. Charlie is heading in at 2pm tomorrow to start on the despatch. He reckons it will take him 3 hours to get everything packed and over the post office.

    Thanks again to everyone for placing orders – Normal conditions still apply, so don’t hesitate to contact Charlie if anything isn’t right at despatch@singletrackworld.com

    A big welcome to all the new Premier members, we hope you find your membership to be great value. We are all working hard to generate as much content for you as we can. Today is podcast recording day. If you’ve not already done so then clicking subscribe to our podcast in your favourite podcast platform is another way to help us. The higher the numbers who tune in the easier it is for us to secure a paying sponsor.

    Links to podcast sources are over in the RH column or scroll down on mobile. We are on Apple platforms too – I’m not sure why that button isn’t showing up over there. But just open your podcast app and search for Singletrack Magazine and you’ll find us.

    Cheers All,

    Stay well, stay safe, ride alone

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Profile picture upload is now working. (Sorry, I missed this earlier.)

    The “Comments” (and presumably “Posts”) links refer to articles outside the forum, so the latter list will be empty for most readers and the former too if you’ve never commented on an editorial piece. Your forum posting history can be found under the “Forums” option.

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