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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 16:58 on 31 March 2012.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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 Postcount: 4375

There is currently a problem with me receiving e-mail and this pretty much means that anything sent in the last week or so will not have arrived in my inbox.

I will try and get things sorted ASAP.

Update: I have installed a new mail server. My normal e-mail address is now live again. Smile


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 19:47 on 25 April 2012.
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 Location: Geraldton, WA.
 Member since 1 April 2012.
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Mate it seems like you are going out of your way to make this site irrelevant,like here I am, I want to ask a question but I have to send a picture to illustrate what I'm talking about but I have to send it to you first by email but first I have to find out what your email address is? By the way What is it? Can you see what I mean ? This is before I even start to ask a question on the forum.Why don't you just get a proper v-bulletin with all the mod cons that everyone is used to and know how to use, with your friends as moderators? Instead of this ad hoc conglomeration you've put together.Don't be such a control freak and spread the work and responsibility out amongst the mods then step back and watch it grow and develop into the Iconic site it should be. I hope you take this as constructive criticism,I know its a bit blunt but I had to say it.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 20:36 on 25 April 2012.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW.
 Member since 15 November 2005.
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Rosco,

I usually take any comments about how this site operates as constructive criticism even when such comments are posted during what seems to be a bout of frustration experienced by the poster.

Let's deal with the issues you have raised one by one.

Mate it seems like you are going out of your way to make this site irrelevant,like here I am, I want to ask a question but I have to send a picture to illustrate what I'm talking about but I have to send it to you first by email but first I have to find out what your email address is?

I don't agree with your view that this website is irrelevant. Whilst not being able to upload images to the site is something that has been addressed before I have explained in other threads why I cannot allow it at this time. Recently, in response to a suggestion by another member, I have added simple instructions on how to go about getting images hosted. This is posted above the form members use to post comments. ASPUpload will be enabled here when and only when I am satisfied that it is both reliable and secure. To do otherwise is careless and incompetent - remembering that the administrator has a certain level of obligations to members regarding security.

Why don't you just get a proper v-bulletin with all the mod cons that everyone is used to and know how to use, with your friends as moderators? Instead of this ad hoc conglomeration you've put together.

Define "proper". I've already explained in another thread that I am a moderator on a mate's forum that is powered by vBulletin. vBulletin is good software but it is designed to run on servers powered by Unix, not Windows. vBulletin, like all off-the-shelf software is also vulnerable to many types of attacks from web-idiots. Because this software is closed-source any security issues are more difficult to discover and exploit.

This site has the capacity to allow the administrator to appoint moderators at five different access levels. Currently there's two: myself and member # 2, Dan who is appointed as Acting Administrator and his role is to watch over this site when I am away from Internet access.

Don't be such a control freak and spread the work and responsibility out amongst the mods then step back and watch it grow and develop into the Iconic site it should be.

This is the first time I've been referred to as a control freak in the nine years this site has existed. I am quite sure most members would agree that I am anything but a control freak. By adopting your suggestion to appoint more staff and require they act as overlords I would be doing the thing I am avoiding by maintaining the status quo.

Apart from one case of repeated verbal abuse (by a member who is not a vintage radio collector) and about ten automated sign-ups that lead to spam attacks some time ago not one member has been banned from this website. I think the members here also feel quite at ease with being able to post here in a less strict environment that exists on other forums.

I'll take a bold step here and claim that this website is iconic. It's original, unique and above the power struggles and politics that exist elsewhere.

It is also a fact that this website is a vintage radio-related hobby for me. Over the years I have derived enjoyment from not only launching the original site in 2003 but adding things to it over the years. More additions are planned to be rolled out in the next couple of months. It is also worth remembering that vBulletin costs money. When a vBulletin licence that includes upgrades and support is accounted for one is up for a large annual licence fee - something my budget does not allow for.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


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