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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Gobnait » Sun May 23, 2021 8:58 pm

When I joined in 2010 the site was abuzz with activity .Now it is like an old west ghost town .

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Hahaha, having joined in 2010 you then left it till 2014 to post once, took an 18 month rest till 2016, then posted once, again. A shorter rest this time of five months and then you hibernated for nearly five years only to surface again with a few more posts. complaining that the place is dead. We'd have appreciated a bit of help keeping the tumbleweed out of town.
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Re: List of problems with the shite

Postby franfran » Tue May 25, 2021 3:42 pm

The forum is pretty quiet at the moment though. Almost as quiet as someone who only makes 68 posts in just over 9 years.

Where has everyone gone?
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Tue May 25, 2021 5:23 pm

New threads make posters. What do new threads make?
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Gobnait » Wed May 26, 2021 11:02 pm

There's so little going on that I keep forgetting to look in. The thing about FF is that it has always been like an iceberg - seven-eighths below the surface and one-eighth about. I'm wondering now... that was always the ratio I remember hearing and yet when I googled it now they've simplified it to nine-tenths and one-tenth. I don't know - this having to make things easy for people.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Thu May 27, 2021 8:31 am

There's so little going on that I keep forgetting to look in. The thing about FF is that it has always been like an iceberg - seven-eighths below the surface and one-eighth about. I'm wondering now... that was always the ratio I remember hearing and yet when I googled it now they've simplified it to nine-tenths and one-tenth. I don't know - this having to make things easy for people.

Maybe it's something to do with global warming.....
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Thu May 27, 2021 9:35 am

There's so little going on that I keep forgetting to look in. The thing about FF is that it has always been like an iceberg - seven-eighths below the surface and one-eighth about. I'm wondering now... that was always the ratio I remember hearing and yet when I googled it now they've simplified it to nine-tenths and one-tenth. I don't know - this having to make things easy for people.
I thought it was two thirds beneath the surface?
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Thu May 27, 2021 11:24 am

I thought it was two thirds beneath the surface?

If it's beneath the surface does it really matter anyway?
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Thu May 27, 2021 11:25 am

It does if you're the Titanic.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Thu May 27, 2021 11:28 am

I suppose it might......
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Postby Chudleigh » Thu May 27, 2021 12:29 pm

We seem to be only ones here.

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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:18 pm

Having great difficulty with the banning bug this week.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:47 am

Having great difficulty with the banning bug this week.

I'm probably tempting fate by saying this, but it hasn't happened to me at all.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Gobnait » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:59 am

It's always been a real schlep trying to find a photo the right size that will upload here without hassle. My coke bottle is on a different hard drive which I can't access at the moment and there are no library avatars so I can't be arsed finding one and resizing it unless someone has a clever workaround or I've been doing it wrong all these years and there's a far simpler way. Anyone?
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:36 am

I'll see if I can find my avatar and reupload it. I can always see it though, together with Chudleigh's most of the time.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Gobnait » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:20 pm

The banning bug is getting me since earlier this morning. I'm not going to struggle with it if it becomes work.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:21 pm

I'll see if I can find my avatar and reupload it. I can always see it though, together with Chudleigh's most of the time.

I can't see yours or Chudleigh's, but I can see mine (although I couldn't until I uploaded one again).
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:41 pm

Now I can only see your avatar.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:22 am

That's weird, because I post on other forums that use phpBB software and they don't have these problems.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:14 am

Do they have ads?
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:16 am

Do they have ads?

Well, I went to check two forums, one of which I thought used phpBB and one I was certain did. It turned out that they both used inVision instead, although I'm pretty certain that the second one used phpBB at some stage, in fact I do recall them being offline for a couple of weeks a year or two ago due to a change of platform - it looks like they ditched phpBB and changed over to inVision.

I then went to check out some others I haven't visited for a few years at least but I recall as having an identical format to Female First. Unfortunately all but one of them are defunct and any attempt to follow links to them results in error messages. The one that is still around (busaustralia.com) still uses phpBB, has all the avatars displayed and does not have advertisements.

Visiting that forum brought back a few memories, including a four page thread I started off about tram conductresses in World War II (I think someone made a passing reference to them and I decided to investigate further). I do, however, recall that one reason I left that forum was something to do with the behaviour of a small number of their members, so I don't think I'll be going back there again.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:44 am

As I remember it was when the ads were reintroduced to this new version of phbBB that the wheels came off.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby franfran » Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:52 pm

The ads must be raking in the money for the forum's owners though, because they don't seem to want to do anything about it.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:59 pm

Probably only pennies in reality.
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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby table » Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:47 pm

Is this site being left to die on the vine ?

One piece of proof after another of this including not letting new members join and making things difficult for existing members with sign in bannings that come from out of the blue , no avatars , not being able to see on phones , the bannings of several high profile members .

Think about it :idea:

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Re: List of problems with the site

Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:49 pm

Ah. A familiar face revealed.
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