- Paging on the new forum! (paging the mods I guess)
email addresses are hidden in profiles
I’ve put my email address in under interests, so it shows up on my profile.
Is paging still banned?
Yes. A paging thread was closed by a mod on the chat forum.
is anyone else have issues getting into their own profile page?
No. Just click your name at the top of the screen. Though I get an error message when I try to look at your profile.Posted 9 years agoMarkSubscriber
It’s still early days for us in terms of the shape the new forum and indeed the rest of the site will take. There’s lots of new functionality we want to implement so until we get that all developed, tested and switched on (although it’s new stuff is appearing every day at the moment so we aren’t talking very long) the old forum rules still apply by default.. So no paging threads please for the time being.
I may as well give you an update on how things are here while I’m at it..
Legal machinations are still ongoing.. can’t talk too much about that at the moment but lets just say that insurance companies are off my Christmas list. Can someone tell me why we pay thes epeople for a service that when we ask to use it they treat us like we are making a big mistake and ‘don’t you realise that by claiming your premium will increase?’ .. If you don’t want us to make a claim why sell us a F…….g policy?
Anyway.. the good stuff..
The site hasn’t fallen over so far and the general reaction to this forum is pretty good.
We are bringing our subscription delivery system in house. It’s a mahoosive job! We are setting up and transferring Direct Debit instructions of almost 3000 of our 4500 mag subscribers. The hoops we have had to jump through with the banks and BACS are really quite scary but we’ve done it. Today we are mailmerging our subscriber database and printing, folding, stamping and posting 3000 letters of notification. Everyone here is being recruited to fold and post tonight using the incentive of free pizza. This is a job that is the main focus of our attention at the moment and so development of the site is slightly slowed down.. But it is still going on.
There’s still loads to do and both of our Toms are madly poking the matrix to get it all back up and running. The other quite amazing news is that we are already back to 80% of our pre-Christmas traffic and yesterday we delivered 140,000+ page views. So we have to say thanks to you all for sticking with us 🙂
I’ll keep you updated on new developments as they happen and hopefully you see them as they appear too.
MarkPosted 9 years ago
I think the objection to “paging” generally has been overblown – Can’t believe it really needs mods to remove posts; if users don’t like it, let them say so on the thread and the message will be heard
I once put up a post with the word paging in it’s title, though from the content it was clearly not really paging one person (just like someone posted “paging singlespeedstu” inside a thread earlier). The modding just seems a bit petty sometimes (yeah, it’s all free and the mods are doing it for love etc (and I’ve been here long enough to suspect that I quite like it))….
Anyway, congratulations on getting it all back up again so soonPosted 9 years agoMarkSubscriber
The no paging rule is a good one. The site used to clog up with loads of them and was the most complained about issue for a time. It makes sense too.. The forum is a place for general discussion with the entire readership as a potential audience. Paging threads are personal messages better served by email. It’s just a rule designed to make the forum as useful to everyone as possible.Posted 9 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
I think the forum works really well. The only things I would really like to see changed are:Posted 9 years ago
1) One the main forum page, show the thread originator not the last poster, and list the threads in the order they were started, not by when the last post was. Some threads can get buried very quickly
2) Have a “go to top” buttonchippsSubscriber
You talk, we listen.
It’s something we reckon you don’t always get with other magazines 🙂
As Mark and the Toms have mentioned, we’re still adding stuff daily – hourly even – and if something currently doesn’t work or is annoying you, then it’s probably annoying us too and is being added to the list. Give us a couple of weeks (during which time we need to crank out the next issue too) and we’ll get there.
And to add to Mark’s comments – we really appreciate the support we’ve had from our readers over the last few weeks. If you see me in a pub anywhere, then I’ll buy you a pint…Posted 9 years agoSimon ESubscriber
Is there an easy way (at this end) to make this page not fixed width? (fieryfox if that matters)
Prolly not the answer you would like, but Opera 9 has a ‘fit to page’ icon on the status bar (or wherever else you want to put it) that does exactly that.
Edit/update: in Firefox 3 View > Zoom will shrink/enlarge the whole page, not just the text. There’s a separate Zoom Text Only as well.Posted 9 years ago
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