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Author Topic: Moving forward - new for 2019  (Read 2755 times)
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« on: January 01, 2019, 07:24:15 am »

The accompanying / backup pages on the forum have started to move to new look and feel for example
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/index.html - the forum's home page
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/acronyms.html - the forum's abbreviation and acronym cheat sheet
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/newtopics.html - the forum's most recent new topics
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/diary.html - the forum's most recent new topics
and there are now onward links within most of those pages rather than being isolated

A new campaign techniques and tips feed has been started - daily message to be added
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/better/campaigning.html

The Melksham Rail User Group website has been dramatically improved and it now carries a great deal of dynamic useful passenger information - train and bus departures on the same page. Fare information too. Rocket science.  Grin
http://www.mrug.org.uk/
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:31:24 am »

Even during yesterday (the forum was quiet - I suspect a few of our members recovering from the celebrations!) some major updates with lots of the existing support material now in newer look and more mobile-friendly pages, and with more of a uniforming and standard links available between them.

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/index.html. (main home page)
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/smr/index.html (station comparator)
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/better/day777.html (today's campaigning tip)
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/newtopics.html (new public forum topics)

All of these work for gwr.passenger.chat and www.passenger.chat domains too - existing members stick with the old names though, as you'll be automatically logged in to the forum if you follow a link to the main forum pages
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 05:26:11 am »

Slight update ....

"Recent Likes" at top of page has changed to the Campaigning tip of the day - thoughts on how to be effective in asking as a passenger or passenger group for improvements that work for everyone.

"Most links recent subjects" isn't just text any more. It's now a link that takes you to the longer list of recent likes that used to be on the "Recent Likes" label.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 10:36:25 am »

Grahame, is it possible to add a facility to 'IGNORE' posts by a selectable member?  Happens on a lot of other websites I use.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 05:28:03 pm »

Grahame, is it possible to add a facility to 'IGNORE' posts by a selectable member?  Happens on a lot of other websites I use.

Such a facility should be in the next version of the base software; not an easy change to that though - needs thorough testing on a different server with a different version of PHP. It comes as a bonus with the move away from legacy software - but not immediate.

As an admin, of course, I would never use such a facility and we would probably add a request to members that they not block moderators or admins.  You mention other sites, and a number I have seen have had issues with this.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 07:06:26 pm »

Grahame, is it possible to add a facility to 'IGNORE' posts by a selectable member?  Happens on a lot of other websites I use.

Such a facility should be in the next version of the base software; not an easy change to that though - needs thorough testing on a different server with a different version of PHP. It comes as a bonus with the move away from legacy software - but not immediate.

As an admin, of course, I would never use such a facility and we would probably add a request to members that they not block moderators or admins.  You mention other sites, and a number I have seen have had issues with this.
Thanks Grahame.  Not trying to make too much extra work for you Grin.  I agree about not permitting blocking of admin/moderators.  I'll ask on the other forums how they achieve that if you wish?
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 08:38:30 pm »

This site seems to be running slow tonight, had to press a button, three times to get it to post a message.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 09:17:17 pm »

Thanks Grahame.  Not trying to make too much extra work for you Grin.  I agree about not permitting blocking of admin/moderators.  I'll ask on the other forums how they achieve that if you wish?

Sorry - hadn't noticed that offer on the base of a long quote.   Thanks, but I know what needs doing - just a question of finding time and resourced to do the whole bundle of things that have to come together as we migrate up versions. Much prep work done and I'm back into coding ... need to re-implement all my updates done over the years.
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 06:33:38 am »

This site seems to be running slow tonight, had to press a button, three times to get it to post a message.

Yours was a solitary report, no obvious evidence of any problems in the log files, none of my automated tripwires fired off any emails to me.  Heavy server loading overnight (but then there's an extra maintenance scripts on a Sunday night / Monday morning).  I suspect an issue more at your end / your internet connection that our server in this case, but thanks for the report.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 12:02:01 pm »

This site seems to be running slow tonight, had to press a button, three times to get it to post a message.

Yours was a solitary report, no obvious evidence of any problems in the log files, none of my automated tripwires fired off any emails to me.  Heavy server loading overnight (but then there's an extra maintenance scripts on a Sunday night / Monday morning).  I suspect an issue more at your end / your internet connection that our server in this case, but thanks for the report.

Thanks graham, must be this crap internet system then, This is a brand new estate, yet the broadband speed is 2mb, after I did a check, I am paying sky for a 20mb connection, Anyway not to grumble, getting out of this dump soon, It is bad, building a new estate and not putting in virgin media, what on earth.

Just ordered sky to move phone and broadband, got fibre for 2 pounds extra. I hope this will sort out some problems. New for 2019.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 09:21:13 am »

A new campaign techniques and tips feed has been started - daily message to be added
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/better/campaigning.html

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