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#1 03-08-2017 13:54:21

don_kihotis7
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From: Cyprus
Registered: 05-09-2013
Posts: 2471

The Forum's Future

Hi team,

i have my concerns about what is going to happen to the forum.

It's becoming a ghost town since the activity is going down. And the reason for that is in my opinion the fact that the server has issues. One of these is the registration of new members. I have been contacted by several collectors who wish to join but they can't since the server is not sending out the email for the confirmation of the account. If the account can not be confirmed then the registration will never be activated. I have tried registering another account to check it out and indeed i failed to do so.

Furthermore the PM system is not functioning resulting in members not being able to communicate between them.

Another issue is that the server is not sending notification emails for new replies on the forum's threads.

I was thinking to slowly move to the back up forum which works perfectly.

There is no reason to copy all threads there. We can repost a few things just to enrich the database and slowly slowly we will take it from there.

What ya say?


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#2 04-08-2017 08:33:51

Rebbaron55
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From: Central Coast of California
Registered: 08-07-2014
Posts: 1130
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Re: The Forum's Future

Hi Chris,  I was wondering what was occurring! Thank you for the update! I am still having trouble with my photo hosting, but am transferring photos to my own hard drive from Photobucket in reduced form to resubmit to this site or to whatever is decided!   Barron

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#3 04-08-2017 09:29:26

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 391

Re: The Forum's Future

Agree Chris,

Posted a couple of new uniform pics in the hope of stimulating some discussion, 54 views and no response. roll

With 2898 registered users you think the forum would get 5 or 6 new posts a week with the opposite happening no new posts for weeks on end???

IMO you need a better photo uploading method, very difficult with current process and this may be hindering people from posting

Just my two bobs worth

MarkS

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#4 04-08-2017 13:44:35

olpan
DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 11-04-2014
Posts: 43

Re: The Forum's Future

I didn't know about the other problems the forum was having, while I have been visiting I have noticed that there aren't as many new posts like there have been in the past. I have not uploaded photos as its too difficult at times, Another problem is there is not much good tropical stuff for sale at the moment to show new items  sad

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#5 04-08-2017 19:18:33

don_kihotis7
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From: Cyprus
Registered: 05-09-2013
Posts: 2471

Re: The Forum's Future

Hi guys
Thanks for posting your opinions.
If you follow the guide you will realize that it's not that difficult to post any pics. You just have to have a program to resize your photos up to 220kbs.
I will try to post a video at youtube and post the link here as to how to post photos.
But this will not solve any problems of the server. That's why i suggested the back up forum which works fine.


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#6 08-08-2017 23:44:06

zip3120
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Registered: 23-09-2015
Posts: 359

Re: The Forum's Future

Hi Chris
I am very sorry for this forum... I don't know why but I feel that many historic members have left the forum.  sad

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#7 09-08-2017 07:30:01

Rebbaron55
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From: Central Coast of California
Registered: 08-07-2014
Posts: 1130
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Re: The Forum's Future

Chris, Have I missed something here? did something happen to Sebastian? Sure hope we can get this Forum revived and sure hope to be of assistence.
               Barron

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#8 09-08-2017 16:24:06

don_kihotis7
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From: Cyprus
Registered: 05-09-2013
Posts: 2471

Re: The Forum's Future

He is away for sometime now. We had some correspondence a few months ago. I wish he is ok and when he will be back we can discuss this issue further.


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#9 09-08-2017 22:20:42

seagerthomas3
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Registered: 19-04-2017
Posts: 1

Re: The Forum's Future

I lost my password a year or so back. When I tried to change it I couldn't; and it took me five or six goes under various alias to reregister (I imagine a lot inactive new members are old members trying the same trick). More recently — as Chris knows — I've been trying to contact members via email through the Forum without success. To that extent the Forum is no longer fit for purpose. That said, and whatever other issues there are with it (220KBs for example is a very small image — see below), the Forum as it stands is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in this stuff. If it is to be superceded, therefore, it would be desirable if the best bits of it were copied over.
Mike
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/3126_motor-cycle-2.gif
Too small to be really useful and a fraction of what you'd get from something like Pinterest

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#10 10-08-2017 15:21:28

don_kihotis7
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From: Cyprus
Registered: 05-09-2013
Posts: 2471

Re: The Forum's Future

Hi Mike,
i am glad to see that you have succeeded in reregistering. But it took 5 -6 attempts which makes it impossible for most as they won't have the necessary patience.


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#11 10-08-2017 15:33:29

don_kihotis7
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Re: The Forum's Future

As for the limit of 220kbs i agree that is very low but with the right tool your photos won't appear so small.

Take a look at this one. Is still huge and resolution is ok.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_6281.jpg


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