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Website changes?
Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:41 AM

I recently received the latest copy of the mag. The first was about coming changes to the site. Hopefully they’re of substance and not just color or font changes. Maybe a better search function, or maybe being able to change your email address. 

Anyone else read this article? If so, thoughts?

Cary

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:47 AM

The thing I would like to see is more room between the black menu stripe and the navigation links just below.  When I move the cursor up to click on a link in the navigation links, I inadvertently hit that black bar and bring down an image that covers up the navigation link.  I have my cursor control with a moderate amount of momentum selected.  That creates the problem. But it works with virtually all other web sites and I like that setting.  I hate to set no momentum at all, just because of the FSM site.  More space, please.

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:21 AM

I did, and it sounds like its going to be a big change. If i was reading it right, and i don't know much about computers beyond thumping the buttons, but this has come about because of the recent issues with the site which are down to it being outdated (happy to be corrected if i have that wrong). Whether we will see any changes to how we use the site i don't know, but if it stops all the recent problems, i am sure many will be happy.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:23 AM

Here we go again.... more screw ups and lock outs.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:52 AM

Hopefully they are better ones. I haven't been a fan of this set up here for a while but it's not much of a game changer for me. There's some good folks here.

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:04 PM

Have faith folks.....it seems they are trying to fix the issues and hopefully it will all smooth out.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:55 PM

goldhammer

Have faith folks.....it seems they are trying to fix the issues and hopefully it will all smooth out.

 

Most of these problems were not around before the last site revamp. And many have never been addressed. Hopefully they have better folks working on the next one than the last revamp.

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:05 PM

Sounded like they were going to a whole new system and dumping the old broke thing we have now.  Just hoping everything transfers over......

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:27 PM

goldhammer

Sounded like they were going to a whole new system and dumping the old broke thing we have now.  Just hoping everything transfers over......

 

Ye, that the impression i get.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:02 AM

I am always a bit afraid of "big" changes when the users wer not asked what they would like to see. I am member of very influental sports forum and we all like that the owner always conducts a poll before changes are implemented and never takes an attitude that it is free so deal with it.

I would cerainly like to see a spell check and a better search function. But...nobody asked.

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:18 AM

castelnuovo
I would cerainly like to see a spell check and a better search function. But...nobody asked.

Me too.

And the ability to see a list of a users past posts.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:52 AM

It would be nice if they would announce this change here on the forums. Only way I knew that it was going to happen is by this thread. 

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:24 AM

hogfanfs

It would be nice if they would anounce this change here on the forums. Only way I knew that it was going to happen is by this thread. 

 

It seems out of character for FSM to have even mentioned the forum in the magazine, let alone announce a forum change/upgrade.

Can anyone else confirm having read this?

-Greg

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:08 PM

Greg

 

 
hogfanfs

It would be nice if they would anounce this change here on the forums. Only way I knew that it was going to happen is by this thread. 

 

 

 

It seems out of character for FSM to have even mentioned the forum in the magazine, let alone announce a forum change/upgrade.

Can anyone else confirm having read this?

 

Editor's letter FSM April 2019 issue.

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:44 PM

Est.1961
Editor's letter FSM April 2019 issue.

I'll take that as confirmation, then. Thank you. Toast

My subscription is on sabatical so I have no way of checking the article.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:05 PM

Yes, I read it the other. It sounds like they are going to completely change the software since the version we're on now is a dinosaur and newer better versions are out there. Kinda like we a using cassette tapes while everyone else is using MP3. Just my opinion though.

Steve

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:13 PM

modelcrazy

Yes, I read it the other. It sounds like they are going to completely change the software since the version we're on now is a dinosaur and newer better versions are out there. Kinda like we a using cassette tapes while everyone else is using MP3. Just my opinion though.

 

more like being on 8 track tape now lol.

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Posted by fox on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:58 PM

Read it too. Hope it isn't going to be to hard for all us computer illiterate old farts to understand and use.

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:18 PM

From my read it appears that they realize the last effort was a patch, and that the new version to come will be real improvement. Like the rest of you, I certainly hope for the best. This forum is a really good place and any positive changes are welcome.

Elizabeth, where are you? Please keep us posted on this...thanks!

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:07 PM
I think the site was better before the last big update. What ever happened to the ability to go to the last unread post?

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Posted by cwalker3 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:08 AM

Greg

 

 
hogfanfs

It would be nice if they would anounce this change here on the forums. Only way I knew that it was going to happen is by this thread. 

 

 

 

It seems out of character for FSM to have even mentioned the forum in the magazine, let alone announce a forum change/upgrade.

Can anyone else confirm having read this?

 

I've been participating in this forum for a long time. Why would I make up and post something that's so easily checked out?

Cary

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:38 AM

Every time they upgrade it gets worse.

The very worst "upgrade" was in August 2015.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL351/12291693/21864322/413446218.jpg  http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/134935.aspx?page=11

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:23 AM

Okidoki then, here we go with the “new and improved version” that we all know will have a beehive of surprises.

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:36 AM

cwalker3
I've been participating in this forum for a long time. Why would I make up and post something that's so easily checked out?

Didn't mean it that way, cw.

If you found my question offensive, I apologise. Thinking on it, I can see now how you might. Sorry.

 

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:33 AM

I was elated to see that write up. Can't wait to see what improvements they make. If any downtime happens it's no biggie if the forum ends up much improved.

 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:47 PM

Tickmagnet

I was elated to see that write up. Can't wait to see what improvements they make. If any downtime happens it's no biggie if the forum ends up much improved.

 

 

What improvements? They screwed it up the last time with folks getting locked out for days or weeks. I have zero confidence in their attempt to improve the site. I predict nothing but more trouble and aggravation ahead.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, March 15, 2019 12:30 AM

OK, lets speculate/guess Smile. Being computer iliterate and the one still using a flip phone, I don't see anything wrong with the forum. OK, the search function and spell check are No but at the end of the day, I can live with it, we all have for years and their implementation hardly counts as "major".

What are you gentlemen guessing?

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 15, 2019 3:09 AM

castelnuovo

OK, lets speculate/guess Smile. Being computer iliterate and the one still using a flip phone, I don't see anything wrong with the forum. OK, the search function and spell check are No but at the end of the day, I can live with it, we all have for years and their implementation hardly counts as "major".

What are you gentlemen guessing?

 

There have been other issues such as people not getting e-mail notifications. And my understanding is that the site does not work well with some devices. I don't have a smart phone or tablet so i am not really sure, but it does seem that different people have been having different issues on and off for a while.

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Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, March 15, 2019 4:48 AM

Greg, alls good.

As to the website, over the years, it has been treated by FSM like a 'red-headed step-child'. (No offense to red-headed step-childenSmile). And I get it, their bread and butter is the print mag. But they have to see that the future of magazines is the internet. They really need to get their act together regarding how they handle this type of media. I mean, something as simple as being able to change your email address is not possible on this site. Oh, you can try to. There has always been an "edit" button next to your addy. It just has never worked!

Cary

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, March 15, 2019 6:44 AM

cwalker3

Greg, alls good.

As to the website, over the years, it has been treated by FSM like a 'red-headed step-child'. (No offense to red-headed step-childenSmile). And I get it, their bread and butter is the print mag. But they have to see that the future of magazines is the internet. They really need to get their act together regarding how they handle this type of media. I mean, something as simple as being able to change your email address is not possible on this site. Oh, you can try to. There has always been an "edit" button next to your addy. It just has never worked!

 

My point exactly. They may fix whatever needs fixing but there’s always a good chance they’ll forget something else. It never fails. That’s why I have zero confidence in their supposed “upgrade” or “fix”.

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