- Our Forum
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.
Play nice 🙂
On behalf of everyone at SingletrackPosted 7 years ago
Update Friday 16th February
Search is back!
The forum search is back. Right now you may find results for forum posts posted between late 2010 and early 2013 will not be returned by the search, but they will be there after the weekend.
The search on the front page of the forum will search all posts. Search on the individual forum pages will bring back results for that particular forum.
Please bear with us while we improve the look and feel of the forum and develop the search further.Posted 1 year ago
UPDATE: Sunday 6:30pm
So, a lick of paint and a new look. But still a few bugs left for us to fix in the morning.
We’ve turned search off until we get back in the morning as it was giving us silly results.
Things may be slow while cache’s catch up for a few hours.
But we need to go home.Posted 1 year ago
Update – Tuesday 20th Feb
Search is back on – the search in the classified and for sale forum only searches the last 3 months of post history.
Line spacing has been increase on the forum replies.
Report button should work.
Classifieds and For sale posts should be viewable in your member profile pages.Posted 1 year ago
Search pagination broke what we were trying to do yesterday as a quick fix. There has been a fix to this issue
To try and make it clear the search from the front page will search ALL of your millions of forum posts regardless of which individual forum a post belongs to. The search at the top of each individual forum will search only for posts within that forum, and, additionally the ‘classifieds’ and ‘wanted’ forums will only search in posts submitted in the last 3 months.Posted 1 year ago
Editor buttons and Preview should now be working for everyone. There’s no need to report this (unless they aren’t working for you still). Thank you to users Aracer and Nixie whose feedback assisted Tech in pinpointing the root cause.
There’s an issue using the Swiftkey browser on Android. As a workaround I’d suggest using a different keyboard with the site for now (there’s dozens available and it’s simple to have multiples installed and switch between them).
The primary dev focus currently is on the site’s performance and hosting, therefore there I don’t expect to see any visible changes to the codebase for the next few days. Please continue to report anything new you find, be that issues or feature requests, on the Forum Update sticky. If you have an issue then please remember to specify the platform you’re using (Firefox on Windows, Chrome on Android, Lynx on the ZX Spectrum, etc) as this is a big help.
Thanks.Posted 1 year ago
Today we fixed a bug that you aren’t going to like.
As you know paying subscribers have ads disable on the site once they are logged in. Since we launched the new theme the filter that handles that has been disabling ads for most registered users too. Today we fixed that and registered users now will be seeing ads on the page.
Firstly let me reiterate how important they are. Ad revenue is a vital revenue stream for us and without it we would not exist. I can’t stress that enough.
However, what we are going to do is ad another layer of filtering to our ad system that will reduce the ads for registered users by around 20%. It’s going to take some time to implement as I have to completely rebuild the ad inventory to allow the filtering to work but over the coming days the number of ads on the page will reduce for registered users.Posted 1 year ago
We have implemented a new feature which is to allow private messaging from:
– Only people you specify
– Only friends
– 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.Posted 1 year ago
1) The subscribers’ magazine archive is being repopulated. Due to the nature of the delivery method on the old forum (a “dreadful hack” apparently) it’s not possible to just port everything across so is a manual process which will take time. STW is working backwards through the archive and prioritising .PDF files, other formats will be uploaded once this is completed. Issue 85 went live at lunchtime today, and there’s a new plugin for managing access to the files for subscribers.
2) All bar two advert delivery networks have been shut off to attempt to tackle the rogue adverts. Also, a “new filter” has been added to the way they are served.Posted 1 year ago
As some of you may know, we migrated to a new infrastructure today. We are now part of that mysterious thing called “the cloud“.
…not that mysterious really.
Anyway, it was an early 4am start for us in the tech department but we got it done. We got it done fairly swiftly and has gone as we had expected. Because we have migrated from the old system to our new adaptable and scalable system, it means we can now get back to addressing the forum. However, don’t expect it to be fixed right away because we will still be getting to grips with our new infrastructure and all the software too.
We have over the past couple months been using a versioning system for our deployments. In short here is what has happened and what will happen.
2.0.0 – Forum update
2.1.0 – Theme update
2.2.0 – Infrastructure update (implemented today)
2.2.1 – Bug fixes (work starts tomorrow)
Should you see a bug, send us an email at Tech with the subject prefix “Bug Report:”.
On that note, I’ve been awake for 14 straight working on this migration so I’m knocking off for the evening 🙂Posted 1 year ago
Beta forum search. You can try it out here.
The search form will be embedded in the forum pages when we roll it out.
We still have some work to do on structured data within posts that will improve the date order filtering and we are working on extra filters. But have a play with it in it’s beta form if you like. It’s powered by Google which means all the grunt work is done on their servers and not ours.Posted 1 year ago
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 herePosted 1 year ago
Sorry for the unexpected downtime.
Looks like Google are having a bit of trouble at the moment. Their status page shows that they have some issues at the moment regarding their Cloud Network.
We seem to be back up and running now but we will continue to monitor the situation. Hopefully this hasn’t ruined anyone’s evening.Posted 1 year ago
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.
This may be changed to somewhere more intuitive later, but that’s a bigger chunk of work than it looks.Posted 9 months ago
Couple of bug fixes went in last week.
1. Notifications – notifications should now go to the topic page – before it just went uselessly to the forum page. There’s no backward fix available so any notifications from last Friday (11th) should be OK.
2. The OP should always be first. There was an error in (last years migration script) so the OP would have been pushed down the topic where the OP was made during BST and replies posted within an hour.Posted 7 months ago
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:
Posted 7 months ago
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.Posted 5 months ago
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.Posted 5 months ago
Last night the site experienced an error that resulted in an error log file being recorded on every request. This quickly filled the server error logs with enough entries to fill the server. At that point the site broke, until we fixed the error and emptied the error logs this morning (Sunday).
Short version: Errors with the site are recorded in an error log file. At midnight last night a small glitch started generating enough error files to completely fill up the server hard drive. At that point the site can’t function and so it broke.
All fixed now.Posted 2 months ago
Sorry for the outage.
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