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pnance26
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California, United States
Joined: January 22, 2016
KitMaker: 766 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:47 PM UTC
I am not sure that I will stick around with the "new" forum format. I have been trying to navigate it and it is just beyond the pale.

Why is there always a move to fix what isn't broken? I don't get it.
TankManNick
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California, United States
Joined: February 01, 2010
KitMaker: 551 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 02:09 PM UTC
Why the multiple postings?
kefffy
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United Kingdom
Joined: September 21, 2009
KitMaker: 113 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 02:42 PM UTC
Multiple Postings, Exactly ?
varanusk
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ARMORAMA
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2013
KitMaker: 1,287 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 06:28 PM UTC
First and above, *it is* broken. The same you can not use coal on your car, old software has troubles running on new platforms and any issue becomes more and more difficult to solve.

And also the new system has great advantages, specially for adding photos it is a wonder. You can copy&paste, add a link, upload from your computer... everything easy and straightforward. Plus using it from mobiles or tablets is way better than the current format.

Rest assured the change is for good, and after some time you will see it. Like evolution from cassette to CD to MP3 to spotify
mudlark
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: June 18, 2019
KitMaker: 28 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 07:07 PM UTC
You would think in this day and age that we'd have the technology and know how, to upgrade without having to change the look and feel of the old way.
It's like upgrading from vinyl to MP3 but you can't listen to classical music anymore coz that's old stuff......Rant Over
drabslab
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European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 2,182 posts
AeroScale: 1,587 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 08:11 PM UTC

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You would think in this day and age that we'd have the technology and know how, to upgrade without having to change the look and feel of the old way.
It's like upgrading from vinyl to MP3 but you can't listen to classical music anymore coz that's old stuff......Rant Over



A lot of music slightly outside the main interest and available on vinyl, has not been issued on CD. A friend of mine has a huge collection of folk music, primarily from the Balkan, and nowhere to be found on cd.

Kitmaker MUST move to a new platform or platforms, or soon there will be no more kitmaker; and this does not only apply to the forum, I am affraid.

But you are right in one thing, the old valuable stuff should be ported. But don't forget this comes at a cost, I wonder how much diskspace this 20? year old forum is taking?
pnance26
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California, United States
Joined: January 22, 2016
KitMaker: 766 posts
AeroScale: 103 posts
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 01:01 AM UTC
I hate Spotify... I'm still with my iPod! LOL!
pnance26
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California, United States
Joined: January 22, 2016
KitMaker: 766 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 01:03 AM UTC

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Multiple Postings, Exactly ?



Guys, I'm not sure why there are multiple posts! I didn't do it!
RobinNilsson
Staff MemberTOS Moderator
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 09:58 AM UTC

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Multiple Postings, Exactly ?



Guys, I'm not sure why there are multiple posts! I didn't do it!


It happens occasionally.
I THINK it may have something to do with delays and the relative sluggishness of this forum.
'Ready to Reply Yes' nothing happens, click again
OR it is something in the interaction between the forum code and the browser.

The new forum is a LOT more responsive (hint. hint, wink, wink)
pnance26
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California, United States
Joined: January 22, 2016
KitMaker: 766 posts
AeroScale: 103 posts
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:24 PM UTC

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Multiple Postings, Exactly ?



Guys, I'm not sure why there are multiple posts! I didn't do it!


It happens occasionally.
I THINK it may have something to do with delays and the relative sluggishness of this forum.
'Ready to Reply Yes' nothing happens, click again
OR it is something in the interaction between the forum code and the browser.

The new forum is a LOT more responsive (hint. hint, wink, wink)



Thanks, Robin. I'm sure that I will get used to it. I appreciate the nudge and wink.
trickymissfit
Joined: October 03, 2007
KitMaker: 1,388 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 06:44 AM UTC

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Multiple Postings, Exactly ?



Guys, I'm not sure why there are multiple posts! I didn't do it!


It happens occasionally.
I THINK it may have something to do with delays and the relative sluggishness of this forum.
'Ready to Reply Yes' nothing happens, click again
OR it is something in the interaction between the forum code and the browser.

The new forum is a LOT more responsive (hint. hint, wink, wink)



I still cannot log onto the new forum. I'm used to old setup, and like it better. Yet as many have stated it was a little too slow, and sometimes didn't work at all. I'll figure it out sooner than later
gary
RobinNilsson
Staff MemberTOS Moderator
KITMAKER NETWORK
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
KitMaker: 6,687 posts
AeroScale: 21 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 09:35 AM UTC
You need to register and create a new user in the new forum.
The account creation process includes responding to an activation e-mail. This e-mail can go missing (e-mail providers hating each other).
I monitor the new accounts and when I think that someone has gotten stuck on the e-mail issue I step in and activate the account.

Use the same username as here (easier to recognise) and set a password of your choice.
Bodeen
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,742 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 02:52 PM UTC
My 2 cents worth...I don't like the look of the new forums. BUT.....the chance to post pictures easily negates any issues I have with the look. I have been here since 2002. I love this site, financially support it, and will follow in any direction it needs to go. i don't like being a novice again...but I'll get over it.
staff_Jim
Staff MemberPublisher
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,563 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:32 AM UTC

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I wonder how much diskspace this 20? year old forum is taking?



The Model Shipwrights backup by itself (with only it's forums and posts - and sadly not even all of them on the first/second run) was 7GB. I am guessing the Armorama archive will be 3-4x that much. Of course I am not just backing up local files, but remote files to preserve them for the discussions, etc. That might be a mistake, but we shall see.

By the way I did see your post about the Discourse PHPBB? forum port. I will look at that but of course our forums are a completely different database scheme so even trying something like that might require a lot of configuration changes.

Cheers,
Jim
pod3105
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Waterford, Ireland
Joined: August 08, 2010
KitMaker: 466 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 01:18 AM UTC
The improved functionality on the new sites are of an order of magnitude better IMHO. The new look is something to get used to. But hey it works so I'm in.