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Message started by salam on May 20th, 2013 at 4:40pm

Title: Re: NEW forum
Post by salam on May 20th, 2013 at 4:40pm
It is cool!
I love it.
But could not enter the recipient's  name in the field for a message.

Title: Re: NEW forum
Post by Admin1 on Jun 5th, 2013 at 12:04am
Testing of the new forum at its temporary url location is now finished.

This evening I have activated the new forum.

Some changes are still needed.

Please advise me of any problems.

One or two posts may have got lost and if anyone registered in the last three hours, they may have to do it again using the new method.

Best regards, Eric.

Title: Re: NEW forum
Post by Admin1 on Jun 14th, 2013 at 10:00am
Please can someone test the Facebook "Like" button I have added at the top.  Does it work ?

Best regards, Eric.

Title: YaBB messages appearing twice in 'recent'
Post by Admin1 on Jun 20th, 2013 at 9:00am
I noticed that messages posted in the Wireless board, name=802, were appearing twice in the 'recent postings' listing.  Also that the Wireless board appeared twice, once in each of two different categories on the forum home page.

Investigation and help from the YaBB forum experts revealed corrupted files:
All three of these files needed amending. This problem may have been hidden in the old YaBB 1.3.1 version, but became evident once I had upgraded to Yabb 2.5.2.

Many thanks to those helping. Ref:


Back to top 

Title: SATSIG RSS feed activated
Post by Admin1 on Jun 20th, 2013 at 6:03pm
I've just turned ON the RSS feed for the forum.  See the orange RSS button on top right of the forum home page and on the board index pages.

I'm not sure what it does or how it works.

If anyone can make use of it I would like to hear of feedback.

Best regards, Eric.

Title: NEW YaBB forum: email text links fail and email button links work OK
Post by Admin1 on Jun 27th, 2013 at 10:41pm
Underneath each message posted you may see "Email" visible if the member has set their email address to be visible.  There are two ways of displaying this link, as text, i.e. "email" or as a small button image. 

I had it set to "text" type. This option did not work properly and generated emails sent to corrupted email addresses since spurious characters were added to the front end of the email address.

I have turned the button display option ON, and it now appears to work as it should.  It looks nicer but slows things down a fraction.

Best regards, Eric.

Update 28 June 2013
This bug in the forum Perl software ( ) has been fixed this morning and the email links here in this forum are back to "text only" style and are working OK.


Title: Re: NEW forum
Post by salam on Oct 23rd, 2013 at 5:19pm
Thanks for the new forum page.
In my view, it works very well.
Thanks for continuous  effort

Title: Re: NEW forum
Post by Eric Johnston on Oct 23rd, 2013 at 9:42pm
Many thanks for your supportive comments.

The new yabb forum software has taken me some time to get used to. The appearance is improved and the application process for new members is better also.  Most beneficial, I hope, is the way users can now upload their own images as attachments to their message. Some aspects of using the forum are faster than before, but perl is notoriously slow as it is not pre-compiled like C but is ascii text that is interpreted at run time.

I'm using a pair of the latest VM Hosting cloud servers (as firewall and web server) but I can't say that I impressed with the page download times, typically 400mS for a simple html page (6.8k bytes) with one small image (1.2k bytes).

Welcome today to the 8 new members, whose applications to join the forum were approved this afternoon.

Best regards, Eric

Title: Re: People using Microsoft browsers on tablet devices.
Post by Admin1 on Jan 20th, 2014 at 3:18pm
People accessing this web site using Microsoft browsers on tablet devices.

I understand tablet devices running Microsoft Internet Explorer have a "Pin to" option that uses a "tile" to display a square or rectangular logo.

I have prepared such tile logo images for satsig, but have no means of testing the result.  If anyone has tried "Pin to" on a Microsoft tablet, please tell me if it works and does it look OK ?

Best regards, Eric.


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