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Is it me or is the forum falling to pieces technically? Yesterday I couldn't log in for ages, it just didn't work. It didn't say my name/password were wrong, I just ended back in the forum but not logged in. Today it took ages to get to this screen, I went to have my tea it was taking so long. Posts don't always get there or sometimes get there twice. It didn't used to be like this! Chris

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RE: Forum failures

Covenanter wrote:
is the forum falling to pieces technically?

Yes. Sad

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Im 

                      not having      

 

                                                                                          any prob

 

lems  >)

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Have to say that I haven't had any issues, bar the odd 'site offline'. Sadly I'm not in a position to do anything about it.

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RE: Forum failures

John Duncan wrote:
Have to say that I haven't had any issues, bar the odd 'site offline'. Sadly I'm not in a position to do anything about it.

Can't you remote - in. and take the power back?

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Have to say that I haven't had any issues, bar the odd 'site offline'. Sadly I'm not in a position to do anything about it.

 

I get the 'site offline' but not very often. Quick page re-load sorts it for me.

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Yes !!! 

 

Today, several times "SITE OFF LINE"  Angry

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In some ways, I preferred the old version of the forum, when I could simply insert a picture using [img]  [/img] for example. AV forums' format is quite good. It even automatically converts a link into the webpage heading.

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RE: Forum failures

Covenanter wrote:
It didn't used to be like this! Chris

Indeed. It used to be a lot worse.

Still a bit flaky but hey, no more so than us users.

It's free, it's (mostly) friendly, it's moderated and it's safe.

It's why, over the years, this has become the only site I remain a member of. I don't even read any other forums anymore. So I'm prepared to put up with a few technical glitches.

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I can easily post messages on other forums using my phone but with this forum? Not a chance.

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chebby wrote:

Covenanter wrote:
It didn't used to be like this! Chris

Indeed. It used to be a lot worse.

Still a bit flaky but hey, no more so than us users.

It's free, it's (mostly) friendly, it's moderated and it's safe.

It's why, over the years, this has become the only site I remain a member of. I don't even read any other forums anymore. So I'm prepared to put up with a few technical glitches.

 

That, and the great company, obvs. 

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steve_1979 wrote:

I can easily post messages on other forums using my phone but with this forum? Not a chance.

Try disabling rich text. It works.

(Got logged out when trying to post this, & couldn't log in despite 5-6 attempts on my iPad's safari browser!  Angry Using chrome now.)

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How's it working now with windows 8 BB?

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bigboss wrote:
Try disabling rich text. It works.

I've tried that but it still doesn't work on my Android phone.

 

bigboss wrote:
Got logged out when trying to post this, & couldn't log in despite 5-6 attempts on my iPad's safari browser! Angry Using chrome now.)

This occasionally happens to me too. Sometimes the forum just logs me out for no apparent reason and won't let me log in again for a couple of minutes.

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Posting is generally fine on nexus 7 and iPhone 5. I'm convinced the main problem is people clicking in the text box before the page is fully loaded. However, I have had the offline screen quite often recently and do get logged out quite often, tho I think only on the iPhone using safari. 

 

Having said that, I'd much prefer if the standard forum format was used, that wouldn't change any of the positives chebby mentions. 

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moon wrote:

John Duncan wrote:
Have to say that I haven't had any issues, bar the odd 'site offline'. Sadly I'm not in a position to do anything about it.

Can't you remote - in. and take the power back?

A mwa ha ha h...no.

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