View Poll Results: What Do You Think Of The New Board?

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  1. #11
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    Default Re: about the calendar..

    Originally posted by 52eme
    one more thing :

    would it be possible to add events other than the member's birthdays on the calendar, ie racing related events ...?
    Yeppers, I think anyway. I'll have to log out as admin and create a new user to try it but I think I've got it set up so users can add anything they want. Go ahead and try it and let me know.

    Wayne

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Re: about the calendar..

    Originally posted by AAFO_WSagar
    Go ahead and try it and let me know.

    Wayne

    It works fine, thanks for the help !
    I enterd a private event but can everybody see it ?? or is it private ? (dumb question maybe.. )




  3. #13
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    Default Re: Re: Re: about the calendar..

    Originally posted by 52eme



    It works fine, thanks for the help !
    I enterd a private event but can everybody see it ?? or is it private ? (dumb question maybe.. )



    Dunno.. My guess is not if it's a private event.. I'm still learning on this bugger, it's got a config panel that's about 30 pages deep!

    After spending two days getting php and the database software running and then another day to get the trial board that did not work running, I was pretty happy to figure out how to get our graphic in there and change the background color.. figured out today how to get site links into the footer.. also figured out how to change all the site links to point to this board with one fell swoop...

    Will check on the private, I can probably see it due to being "board god" but dunno about everyone else.

    Fraid I'll screw up my cookies (that sounded indecent) if I log in as a non privledged user tho..

    Wayne
    PS (added by edit) I can see it and guess what.. if you are a regged member and put your bday into your profile.. it flashes across the screen or something on the day in question.. how's bout that for slick.!

  4. #14
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    Mar 2002
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    Default not fun.

    I think a complicated board like this is going to drive away the real air race people and leave you with nothing but web nerds like it did on the other board.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: not fun.

    Originally posted by BadIdea
    I think a complicated board like this is going to drive away the real air race people and leave you with nothing but web nerds like it did on the other board.
    BadIdea,

    I'm really sorry you are finding the board a ... bad idea ... no punn intended

    I realize it is a bit (well quite a bit) different than the old board but we simply had to lose that one for various reasons. Biggest being maintenence and security. There is/was a hole in the posting method used by that board that nobody seemed to be about to fix anytime soon and so we began looking at other formats.

    This one is written in a much more efficient language and uses a very secure database system for information storage. The other board used simple text files and had little levity for pruning of posts to keep the files from growing too large or allowing back up in case we ever have to move the site again or, god forbid, are hacked or for some reason have a hardware failure or whatever of the million things that can go wrong.

    We tried several boards (not in public trial) and decided on this one due to it being a front line product with good support and a paid staff to keep an eye on bugs and fix them when they are found and due to the features for both the users and for the administrators.

    I do hope that our racing members are able to find the time to come in and post from time to time and I do not think that this board will keep them out, or at least we hope it does not.

    One of the reasons we lost a lot of active participants who do race, Tiger for one, was because of the many topics of discussion on the single board that were pretty unrelated to anything of interest.. On this board, we can offer different sections so that nonsense can be where it should be and valid topics where they should be.

    It also allows us to let you post images, even upload them to our server for those who do not have any web space of their own.

    We sincerely hope that the features outweigh the complexity.. It is actually quite easy to post a message and registered memebers can click on the view new posts or opt to have replies mailed to them or subscribe via mail to various subjects so they are notified that there is a new message. All of which are just a single click to do and make it much easier to keep up with what is going on without constant checking for new messages. I have this board email me every time there is a message and it makes my life a lot easier.

    Bear with it.. hopefully it will grow on you.

    Wayne

  6. #16
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    Default

    Dang sight better than the ol' prehistoric board. This format is used on several other forums that I visit (different topics)
    and it is pretty easy to use - even for newbies........

    The registration process may scare some people away, though,,,,

  7. #17
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    Default

    Originally posted by GWB
    The registration process may scare some people away, though,,,,
    It sort of does have a double whammy notification system in that it makes you click on a link to verify that you're who you say you are..

    There's a very good reason for that though. We allow a sort of risky thing in allowing upload to the site. If we did not have some sort of method to track whomever would put up something, let's say, questionable or illegal, then we'd be both stupid and probably legally liable.

    Just like this board also makes you click on a date link to verify that you are above the age of 13, which is legally a responsiblity for us under the newly passed COPPA regulations (Child Online Privacy Protection Act)

    So all in all, in this litigious socieity we live in, it's probably ok and good that the board is a bit hard to register for.. Believe me, with the legalities involved, it was/is a hard call to even allow guest posting on any board.

    Wayne

  8. #18
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    Default I unnerstand, but....

    ...a newbie faced with all those questions might get gun shy...

  9. #19
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    Default Re: I unnerstand, but....

    Originally posted by GWB
    ...a newbie faced with all those questions might get gun shy...
    Well hopefully if that's the case, they'll just play around for a while unregged. The "double whammy" reg thing is pretty common these days, partly due to the COPPA thing... There has been one lawsuit already that I know of on that issue.

    I've never been a parent but watching the world around me, there's one thing I've become really sure of. I never want to be in a position to be in-between someone and thier child if they think that the kid has had anyone do anything that is outside the realm of acceptable..

    We'd be shut down in a heartbeat if there were any sort of legal issues with this website. I know of one very prominent website recently shut down over a legal issue.

    So, I guess it rings true, as always.. No matter where you go, there you are

    Wayne

  10. #20
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    Mar 2002
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    Kansas
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    Default Love being registered

    I must say I hung around as a guest for a few days and loved the board. I registared today and love it all the more. Makes me feel more a part of the whole sport. Love it

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