Changes & general tidying up.

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    We are even thinking of ditching the post count all together.

    Not that I'm interested in post counts (see post above), and I am aware of a minority of forums where this figure isn't even made public and I don't see anyone losing by it.

    Post counts and pretty reputation squares do have some usefulness in giving newcomers a first glance idea of the quality of the poster, if I may say so. Even this does not carry much weight for of course we have low post count members who do have contributions of the highest order, say Opanapointer for an example.

    A newcomer after a while will start knowing who is who, but it would be interesting to know when one starts a thread that you're having heavyweights replying.

    Being this forum what it is and the general quality membership this is a matter that doesn't bother me much either way.

    By the way, a common and interesting trait I see in other forums is newcomers greeting each other on the introduction section. It's funny, they came in yesterday, made two posts and then fill in with twenty more welcoming other rookies as green as them :D
     
  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    That's because I speak Upper Classes Pidgin.

    I'm not worried about that detail, I have other concerns than pi$$ing contests :)

    Just be carefull where you leave your car parked at night :D

    I'm not interested in those sort of contests either.

    By the way. That car is better than mine, even with the pick axes sticking out of it.:lol:
     
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    It doesn't really bother me one way or the other on post count or reputation.
    I do like to see the join date, it nice to see those that have stuck around.
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Added a 'British Indian Army' sub-forum to the Unit history bit.
    Do feel free to fill it up, I'm not sure we touch on them them quite enough.
    (More than a bit of self interest in the decision. Few things I like more than pics of Armoured cars & Pith helmets on the North West Frontier, nudge nudge.)

    WW2talk - Unit History - British Indian Army

    ~A
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just a note that we're currently mucking about with the forum headings and trying to improve clarity slightly there.
    Don't be alarmed if a favourite thread disappears or doesn't show on the portal, nothing's being deleted, just moved. (I hope!)
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    :lol: Should I start 'copy paste' all my 1940 posts?
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Too late!
    All done for the moment- just tidying some front page links now.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Along with the usual request for people to point out if anything's gone screwy after forum-adjusting, I should perhaps point out what's been done.

    'Anniversaries' moved to 'Main WW2Talk Forum' area rather than lurking on it's own looking untidy.
    'Veteran accounts' And 'real life experiences' have been merged, and also brought into that main area. Stopping there being two sections essentially attracting the same sort of threads. (Might now need a clearer title for that area, something will occur).

    Barracks is now at the bottom of the 'other stuff' list - not being sniffy about the barracks, just putting it in a more appropriate spot, and making a well used section easier to find on the forum lists.

    Basically trying to condense the somewhat rambling forum lists, and attempting to merge confusing headings - there may be more changes, but for the moment I'll just be tweaking the odd forum description or two.
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Closed 'Other Research' in the 'Research' area, and poured all the threads there into 'General'.

    ~A
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just running some counter and thread info updates.
    Should only take 10 minutes; but if anything slows down, that'll be me.

    ~A
     
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Adam

    Highly relieved to be able to raise the site after being off-line since 6pm yesterday.

    They say you don't truly appreciate something until it has been taken away from you and this certainly proves the rule.

    Glad to be back !

    Ron
     
  12. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

    Adam

    Highly relieved to be able to raise the site after being off-line since 6pm yesterday.

    They say you don't truly appreciate something until it has been taken away from you and this certainly proves the rule.

    Glad to be back !

    Ron

    I agree Ron, it has become almost addictive coming onto the forum. Hated the withdrawal today!
     
  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam

    Highly relieved to be able to raise the site after being off-line since 6pm yesterday.

    They say you don't truly appreciate something until it has been taken away from you and this certainly proves the rule.

    Glad to be back !

    Ron

    Agreed.

    I checked before going to bed last night and it was nice to see that I was connected again.

    Thanks for all the hard work getting back on-line Adam.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  14. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Great to be back online, couldn't connect this morning

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  15. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Likewise. Glad you're back.:)
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Is it just me? or was there a 'brief' outage? :peepwalla:


    1000 apologies chaps - running some routine maintenance hit a glitch in a somewhat large database, which caused the forum to fall over.

    Our man in Chicago was on the case immediately (thank you Otto), but a corrupted file or two meant it was a slow old process.

    All seems OK now, and doubtless Andy will be relieved that the 1940 section has been saved for the nation.
    If you see anything strange going on post-recovery, do give us a shout.

    Carry on!
    ~A
     
  17. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    "....welcome back my friends to the show that never ends we're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside..."
     
  18. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Member

    Thank heavens you recovered. I slipped over here from WW2f for a bit of a fix and YOU WEREN'T THERE!! I almost had a heart attack. Good to see you up and running.
     
  19. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    Couldn't log in at all yesterday, thought you'd closed the pub doors for the day! Great work Adam, nice to be back. :)
     
  20. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Senior Member

    Nice to see you're back, with ww2f quarantined as well I was beginning to show withdrawal symptoms :).
     

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