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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 22:32 on 21 February 2017.
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On Sunday, 5th March there will be a site outage for the purpose of carrying out system maintenance.

At the same time I am going to clear out the 'memory' in everyone's account that remembers unread threads. There is a lot of data stored on this function due to the number of inactive members and a few who for some strange reason only read one or two of the forums.

The removal of this data build-up will lighten up the weight of the database a bit. So for a period of time following this, everyone's account will show that they have read every comment - none will show in bold as unread.

This work will take place between 08:00 and 12:00, NSW time.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 22:48 on 21 February 2017.
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You might want to fix the "Recent Forum Activity". It says GTC was the last poster when in fact you were (now me).


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 23:03 on 21 February 2017.
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It was designed to work that way, as the front page forum isn't a true forum. By design it's more of a weblog and the software predates this site by several years.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 23:42 on 21 February 2017.
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And now it's me again Smile


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:42 on 5 March 2017.
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This is work now complete.

Hard to believe, though more than 400MB of useless data is now removed and the database is in much better condition.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:13 on 26 May 2017.
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Hi Brad, I am a new member and not sure exactly how to post, but maybe you can help. I am now semi retired and have time to resume my childhood passion for valve radios which I use to repair for my dad's friends when I was 8 yrs old.
I have currently three 1940-1950 radios but recently purchased a STC console radio model 56 I think. I am keen to confirm the model , year and trying to get some suggestion on how I go about restoring the cabinet etc. I have some photos but not sure where I upload these.
Thank you for your assistance and just love this site.
George


 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:19 on 26 May 2017.
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G'day George,

Just post in the most relevant forum the same way you posted here, except that you start a new thread. The link to start a new thread is inside each forum just under the main links. Look for "Post a new entry in this forum" and go from there.
E-mail any photos you want included to me and I will upload them to the server once you have posted your comment. Photos need to be sharp and easy to see.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 13:32 on 26 May 2017.
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Thx Brad, I will do just that. cheers George


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