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Tojo72
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
KitMaker: 4,688 posts
AeroScale: 238 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:17 AM UTC

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Will the new site automatically sign me in when I click on "Sign In", as it does now, without me having to enter my user name/password each time?



I just hit the new forums button and when it takes me there I am already logged in
Vicious
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,517 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:46 AM UTC

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No email sent. Tried twice. Email is good.

Hmm. Ready for prime time, we are not!



I have the same problem with my main email, i switch to my gmail (google account email) who i never use,and it works
tangodown
#494
_VISITCOMMUNITY
New Brunswick, Canada
Joined: August 08, 2018
KitMaker: 213 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:53 AM UTC
Ya, It wont let me sign in either. Sumtingwong!

Kenaicop
#384
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nevada, United States
Joined: August 23, 2005
KitMaker: 1,426 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:24 AM UTC
Now my new account is on hold as a ďPrecautionary MeasureĒ What the heck!!? Iím ready to bail on all this
Vicious
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,517 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:40 AM UTC
i just post 4 picture and take me 30 seconds,no bs 30 sec to do that....Mate it wort all the pain to sign in
justsendit
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
KitMaker: 3,033 posts
AeroScale: 60 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 01:53 PM UTC
"Hey Mikey!..." 🥣😁
BlackWidow
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
KitMaker: 1,730 posts
AeroScale: 1,336 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 07:24 PM UTC
Guys, if you don't get an e-mail, look in your spam filter. Mine was there. Everything is fine and I'm going to like the new Forum!
JohnTapsell
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United Kingdom
Joined: August 24, 2011
KitMaker: 227 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 08:44 PM UTC
Same here - tried several times to get an email sent to my inbox but they never arrived (and yes I checked my spam/junk folder on multiple occasions).

I'm receiving other emails to my inbox so I know it's not an issue with my email system.

John
Johnnych01
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: June 29, 2019
KitMaker: 604 posts
AeroScale: 32 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:51 PM UTC
John, I had the same issue with mine, then it sorted itself out and Jim tweaked something and it worked fine.I know there was an issue with people using the old email details and the new system wouldnt recognise them. Maybe ask Jim for advice. I admit initially I was a doubter about the new site, but, after using it a bit I am now pretty much on board with it all, it does seem very good ....Once you get there ....
Biggles2
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
AeroScale: 121 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 03:26 AM UTC
Tried a couple of postings on new site - OK . But I didn't notice a "Delete Post", or "Edit Post" button. Way too many emojies and the old (or current) choice is much better!
Biggles2
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
AeroScale: 121 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 03:31 AM UTC
OK...found edit and delete - why pictograms . Still didn't find "Reply and Quote"!
Klaus-Adler
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
MODELGEEK
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: June 08, 2015
KitMaker: 1,503 posts
AeroScale: 193 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 06:01 AM UTC

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OK...found edit and delete - why pictograms . Still didn't find "Reply and Quote"!



if you do the tutorial at the start when create the account it shows you how to do quotes. I think you right click the thing you want to quote and you get the quote menu that way if I remember correctly.

the tutorial only takes ten minutes and is worth doing as I learned a few new tricks.


when creating my new account it wouldn't accept the space in my name but would accept a hyphen so Klaus Adler became Klaus-Adler.

I also found it wouldn't accept my nine digit password as it was to short, so I created a new one which which has a good mix of standard and capital letters as well as numbers. it didn't request I have signs or symbols in the password such as Ä£••#$%&.

I hope this is of help to everyone.
RobinNilsson
Staff MemberTOS Moderator
KITMAKER NETWORK
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
KitMaker: 6,687 posts
AeroScale: 21 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 08:09 AM UTC
I'd simply love to have lots of £, $ and Ä
SSGToms
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Connecticut, United States
Joined: April 02, 2005
KitMaker: 3,608 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 08:11 AM UTC
You guys should absolutely do yourself a favor and move over to the new forums! It's about 20 times faster, easier to navigate, simpler to use, you can see the whole network at once, direct to site photo uploading, like buttons, post tracking, it's awesome! This site is a dinosaur compared to it. I've been there 2 days and I've already got the hang of it. I just need some friends to talk to....
Violetrock
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: March 09, 2003
KitMaker: 831 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 08:31 AM UTC
I registered, but I did not receive a confirmation mail. And no, there was none in the spam folder, either.
TankManNick
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: February 01, 2010
KitMaker: 551 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:47 AM UTC
The latest. Since I never got the emails (comcast.net) I tried to put in my work email. Hey it worked! So I forwarded the email to my comcast email and deleted from work email, then activated the account.

So far so good. Trouble is it now sends an update to my work email. Hmm. Don't want that. Problem is it won't ALLOW me to change the email account, so now it looks as though I will need to delete the account.

Back to square one.

----

Update to the update. I turned off email notifications so I will keep the new account up for now so I can play around.
TopSmith
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
KitMaker: 1,742 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:44 AM UTC
OK so I am a rock Where do we sign up at? Is there a link?
Please help a rock see the light.

OK so who hid that bright yellow tab in the tool bar next to the forums tab! Fess up!
Vicious
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,517 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:03 AM UTC
https://forums.kitmaker.net/

Blue "Sign in" button in the right corner!
TopSmith
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
KitMaker: 1,742 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:51 PM UTC
How long until the signup code is sent to you?
TankManNick
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: February 01, 2010
KitMaker: 551 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:57 PM UTC

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How long until the signup code is sent to you?



comcast? never!

Work email - within a minute

Dioramartin
_VISITCOMMUNITY
New South Wales, Australia
Joined: May 04, 2016
KitMaker: 1,476 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 01:59 PM UTC
Each of us is somewhere on the tech spectrum, from fluent (10) to illiterate (0) & Iíd place myself around 3. I only have this old desktop computer & I seem to emit some powerful forcefield that renders any other communication device inoperable Ė thatís right, I actually donít HAVE a cell/mobile phone any more. And the older I get, the more intensely I dislike change so I have nothing but empathy for those having difficulties.

And yet, last night armed only with a gmail account I managed to sign up on the new forum, set preferences and avatar, open a new topic and drag three images straight from my desktop and drop them into the post. The whole process took say 20 minutes after which I had to take a long nap. It seems that for once, for comparative dummies like me, the KISS principle actually works.

One of the better places to look first on the new site for help is in the General Discussions forum/Site Feedback/ĒImage posting guidelines and helpful tipsĒ thread. The most obvious and welcome benefit is pasting images straight from your device into posts, thus dispensing with 3rd-party image hosts forever.

I canít say I like the new format & Iím not sure if itíll look better or worse once the ads will (presumably) populate. Navigating within the site feels like pinning the tale on the donkey but I guess Iíll wise up eventually. Itís a shame the necessary technical changes couldnít have been made without dispensing with the old familiar formatÖalthough while I got used to & even grew to like it, I do remember thinking when I first signed up in 2016 that it was way too crowded and confusing thenÖwhich I guess is just reminding me I havenít got any younger in the interim.

Itís a wrench to leave the 20-odd year history behind, Iím not altogether clear from comments Jimís made in various places how accessible the archived site will be into the future. Iím hoping/assuming everyone who has an active thread/campaign can just start in the new forum with a link to the previous history to keep the continuity (?) Anyway letís not forget the debt we owe Jim & others for maintaining these excellent sites as weíre dragged kicking & screaming into the inevitable Present.

TopSmith
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
KitMaker: 1,742 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 02:16 PM UTC
It has been hours and still no sign up code....
Vicious
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,517 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 03:36 PM UTC

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It has been hours and still no sign up code....



i have the same problem with my main email,i switch to my Google gmail and that one works perfectly
canismalus
#465
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 12, 2014
KitMaker: 398 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 07:18 PM UTC

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i have the same problem with my main email,i switch to my Google gmail and that one works perfectly



It was the same for me. I tried all of my email addresses (3 in total) without success and then I used my wifeĎs gmail address, and the confirmation link was there immediately. Different platforms seem to have more or less strict spam filters....
Klaus-Adler
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
MODELGEEK
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: June 08, 2015
KitMaker: 1,503 posts
AeroScale: 193 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:48 PM UTC

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Each of us is somewhere on the tech spectrum, from fluent (10) to illiterate (0) & Iíd place myself around 3. I only have this old desktop computer & I seem to emit some powerful forcefield that renders any other communication device inoperable Ė thatís right, I actually donít HAVE a cell/mobile phone any more. And the older I get, the more intensely I dislike change so I have nothing but empathy for those having difficulties.

And yet, last night armed only with a gmail account I managed to sign up on the new forum, set preferences and avatar, open a new topic and drag three images straight from my desktop and drop them into the post. The whole process took say 20 minutes after which I had to take a long nap. It seems that for once, for comparative dummies like me, the KISS principle actually works.

One of the better places to look first on the new site for help is in the General Discussions forum/Site Feedback/ĒImage posting guidelines and helpful tipsĒ thread. The most obvious and welcome benefit is pasting images straight from your device into posts, thus dispensing with 3rd-party image hosts forever.

I canít say I like the new format & Iím not sure if itíll look better or worse once the ads will (presumably) populate. Navigating within the site feels like pinning the tale on the donkey but I guess Iíll wise up eventually. Itís a shame the necessary technical changes couldnít have been made without dispensing with the old familiar formatÖalthough while I got used to & even grew to like it, I do remember thinking when I first signed up in 2016 that it was way too crowded and confusing thenÖwhich I guess is just reminding me I havenít got any younger in the interim.

Itís a wrench to leave the 20-odd year history behind, Iím not altogether clear from comments Jimís made in various places how accessible the archived site will be into the future. Iím hoping/assuming everyone who has an active thread/campaign can just start in the new forum with a link to the previous history to keep the continuity (?) Anyway letís not forget the debt we owe Jim & others for maintaining these excellent sites as weíre dragged kicking & screaming into the inevitable Present.




i agree with all of the above and would add that if you are not computer savvy then take 10-15 minutes and do the tutorial, i did and it made life a lot easier and i'm a dinosaur that doesn't do facebook,snapchat,instagram or twitter and still proudly uses cassette tapes, yes my car is that old!