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Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:42 am

If anyone spotted the banner has shuffled to the left, well done. I tried to update the forum code and if failed and restoring the existing version broke the header 'add-on'. Will be fixed next month. :text-hat-tip:


...probably. :Wile E Coyote:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:19 am

There's been a few slight alterations to 'The Rules'

I doubt there's anything that will bother established members, mostly just spelling out (sorry) the ethos.

'Guidelines': Sections '5' and '6'.

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:19 pm

...the banner had been slightly modified by the addition of a sign on the left hand side. :cool:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby GarryProcter » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:08 am

I'm surprised someone of your abilities, JAA, couldn't make it a proper sign - you know, neon-like and flashing all the colours of the rainbow. :cool:

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby Michael » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:36 pm

I like it.......
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:20 pm

OK we're open. I know it's not the 20th. More news as events warrant. Feel free to potter about.

Read the damn rules, etc. :text-hat-tip:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:30 am

There are a few things that are not quite right. A month or so back I tried to bring the phpBB code up to the latest and it crashed and burned, so I rolled it back to the previous 'existing' version. This only allowed me to go back to an earlier version of the base code...which in turn:

  1. Broke the 'header' picture code extension, which is why it's left aligned, not centred.
  2. Broke summat in the code extension pages and their format is a bit off.
  3. It 'lost' the icon for the link to the rules in the top bar and did something to the format of the whole bar which is now not quite the right shape.
  4. Lastly it's done something to the 'image attachment' process. You can attach images OK, but inserting them into the text doesn't work for some reason...

When the dust has settled I'll sort all of that out. :text-hat-tip: [text: I am the Law]
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:58 am

In case any of you noticed, the the forum was down for a short period this morning, some problem with the hosting service, should all be fine now (they say), but things might be a little slow for a day or so.

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:29 am

Was another small outage this am, hosting company fixing summat I think.
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:18 am

On reflection, I think Jay80's advice "In an Officer's Mess politics and religion are taboo subjects" is good advice for 'The Path" as well.

I'll amend the rules later on today. :text-hat-tip:

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:35 pm

There was a host server outage earlier this evening for a while, so if you couldn't access the site, that was why. All fixed now.
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:05 pm

I would remind members and guests of the rule that states:

Pictures shown here are the copyright of the poster unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Downloading an image from the site and re-using it without permission from the poster is a breech of copyright. :I am the Law: :text-hat-tip:

Plus, it's just really bad manners.

Just so you know:

If a member uses the 'file upload' to insert an image into a post, then non-members (or guests) will not be able to see it.

If you use the tags to link to an image on another site, then guests and members can see it and download it.
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Coupla new 'smilies'.
:agreed all:
:punning stunt:
:naughty naughty:

And one seasonal one...

:pumpkinhead:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:58 pm

The Forum was down today for an hour or so, due to a hardware fault at the hosting service. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:55 pm

Roachtench wrote:Super stripey Nigel - you are certainly finding some perch this season.

Please bear in mind it is a member's privilege NOT to use their actual name here - and if GDPR becomes reality, it can actually be construed as a breach of privacy. Before anyone does so, please check with the named member, that they are OK with it.

'I'm not' before anyone asks. Ta. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby Rutilus » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:55 pm

Breech or breach boss? You need a good proof reader :text-ba-dum-tisssssh:

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby GarryProcter » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:10 pm

...or is that 'proofreader'? :cool:

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:12 pm

Rutilus wrote:Breech or breach boss? You need a good proof reader :text-ba-dum-tisssssh:

Woops...ta.
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:14 pm

GarryProcter wrote:...or is that 'proofreader'? :cool:

Profreader?
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby GarryProcter » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 pm

JAA wrote:
GarryProcter wrote:...or is that 'proofreader'? :cool:

Profreader?


Oh no, I've been 'outed' lol


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