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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #75 on: December 20, 2023, 05:00:34 pm »

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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #76 on: December 21, 2023, 01:17:31 pm »

Just logged in to Muddle Injineeers site to reply to a query but gave up cos despite recognising me, couldn't find a reply box. Bar at bottom of post tells me to log in to reply. Seem to have managed before but the site has been tweaked since then.


  Martin, DON'T let them try to mod THIS site.



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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2023, 01:37:42 pm »

Which topic were you attempting to respond to Ian?

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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #78 on: December 21, 2023, 01:48:17 pm »

Tapered pointy things in Workshop bits. They're hole measuring gauges. Used them years ago when printed circuit boards had holes in them, for checking components would fit. Production checking tool.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #79 on: December 21, 2023, 02:07:02 pm »

OK, found it.

This problem has been reported recently and may be a caching issue It has been discussed in the link below and several people have found that a screen refresh brings up the reply box.

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/topic/unable-to-reply-to-a-topic/

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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #80 on: December 21, 2023, 02:32:37 pm »

Perhaps it's cos there's an R in the month or it's the shortest day? What chance mere mortals if the Geniuses at Microsloth have to keep regenerating revenue and go through a constant debugg**ing?  %)


  Keep taking the pills.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2023, 09:59:21 am »

Tried numerous times Colin, no success. Will try again in about twelve months time, probably a different accountant and/or a different format.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2023, 10:18:27 am »

Did you clear your cache Ian?

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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2023, 09:36:20 am »

Managed to post this morning but it's gone.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2023, 10:17:58 am »

It's back. Something seriously wrong if you've to do a cache clear out EVERY time you log out. Glad I got an affirmation from Super Poster.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #85 on: December 24, 2023, 09:54:49 am »

Earwigoagain, just when you think it's all over, Sloth announce Doze 12  %)


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #86 on: December 24, 2023, 04:09:49 pm »

Yes, more problems especially affecting logins on both MB and ME sites. Nobody home at Mortons until after Christmas it seems.....
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #87 on: December 24, 2023, 04:15:30 pm »

The trouble with all these problems also means there are fewer people posting fewer posts, so it becomes less interesting and ultimately becomes a wasteland.
I enjoy the magazine, and have most editions of Model Boats back to the 60s and eagerly anticipate the arrival of my monthly subscription, but the forum has a fraction of the number of active posters that this one does.
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #88 on: December 24, 2023, 04:33:17 pm »

It seems if you are not a digital subscriber you cannot access the archived magazines, seems a pity, but no doubt is another revenue stream. The other problem is the articles section you read down, and it states “continued below” and it is not, thus a waste of time even starting.
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #89 on: December 24, 2023, 04:42:55 pm »

My archive is boxes of magazines under the bed!
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #90 on: December 24, 2023, 05:18:36 pm »

Just trying to reorganise all 878 I have  %% %%

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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #91 on: December 24, 2023, 06:13:53 pm »

I only have 744 - there's no more room under the bed!
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #92 on: January 05, 2024, 09:08:31 am »

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I have a problem. The Model Boats site is letting me log in but then if I go to post there is no box but a message to say that I must be logged in to post. If I try & re log in it tells me that I am already logged in. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  :((
There won't be a Model Boats forum left if they don't sort all of this very soon.
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #93 on: January 05, 2024, 10:03:50 am »

Colin

After a lot of trial & error I have got it to work. The Model Boats forum seems to be very sensitive to the privacy settings on Firefox.

Settings that work perfectly well everywhere else I go (including here) break the Model Boats forum.

Unless they resolve these issues I won't be posting on the Model Boats forum as it is just too much of a mess.
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #94 on: January 05, 2024, 10:11:42 am »

Programmers (Coders) probably ex Horizon employees.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #95 on: January 10, 2024, 01:37:04 pm »


From Neil Howard-Pritchard ....


happy new year to you, your family and all on Mayhem...........could you please post on the Model boat magazine thread please regarding problems........                                     

"Colin, I have to back up Tug Fanatics statement about trouble on the Model Boat Magazines' new format.         

I too have Firefox as my firewall, but unlike Tug Fanatic who seems to me from what I read as a guest that he is totally competant with computors, I am absolutely useless with electronics and cannot navigate my way even to reset my password. There must be a way for those in charge to set this [model boats magazine] site so that totally inadequate idiots like even me can navigate the site. I was an avide poster of my model lifeboat builds and have left 2 builds unfinished on the site, but as the new format is..........with firefox, i just cannot get anywhere on it. PLEASE have words with those in charge of this fiasco and disaster, and get them to sort things out, or I wont be the last to be unable to post even chat in the future. i have had to ask martin to put this on mayhem for me as this morning it wouldn't even let me reset my pasword, never mind past this message. Thank you and thank you martin for being my go between. cheers, and a happy new year to all fellow modellers on Mayhem and Model Boats Magazine. all the best for the new year. "
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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #96 on: January 10, 2024, 01:58:17 pm »

Neil (and others affected)

I'm sorry but there is nothing I can do at the moment to resolve the problems with logging into the Mortons Model Boat and Model Engineer Forums.

There have been huge problems over the Christmas period with the Model Engineer forum and which have spilled over onto the Model Boats forum with many people unable to login.

Mortons are really struggling and there are discussions going on between their IT people and senior managment to which I'm not privy. I had hoped for some further information by now but, like the ME people, I am still waiting. As soon as I hear something I will post it on here.

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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #97 on: January 11, 2024, 11:13:41 am »

Only took years to sort 'Another' site out for those who were supposed to know what they were doing {-)  The road to hell is littered with programmer/coders.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #98 on: January 11, 2024, 12:14:31 pm »

Neil (and others affected)

..................Mortons are really struggling and there are discussions going on between their IT people and senior managment to which I'm not privy.

Colin

I can imagine some of the discussion & it isn't comfortable. If they can't sensibly and with certainty fix it then............

Lets hope that they will continue to fund finding a solution before it is too late.

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Re: Model Boats Magazine website is changing
« Reply #99 on: January 11, 2024, 01:05:01 pm »

It doesn't really bother me whether the Model Boats forum survives or not, so long as the magazine continues to be published. They should concentrate on the publishing and let the forum go. It's been far quieter there than it is here for quite some time. Model boating doesn't have the numbers involved that, for example, model flying does. I doubt that there are enough UK based model boat enthusiasts to keep two forums viable.
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