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Reading but NOT Posting .
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:41 AM

Okay :

 This is getting ridiculous ! This time I was describing and encounter with a newbie at My LHS .Got done and " AW , Snap ! All gone bye-bye! This is getting aggravating . Maybe I'll just start reading and not posting my reply ! HELP !!! This is getting old fast ! Tanker - Builder 

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:07 AM

TB, if you're doing a long-ish post, the page's automatic tendency to 'refresh' can cause you all sorts of grief.

It's a lot less aggravating to compose your post in a document program (Word, Open Office, Wordpad, etc.), then paste it into the forum post using Control-V.

Saves me a lot of mental wear and tear while I'm gathering my ever-more scattered thoughts. Big Smile

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:39 AM

Unfortunately, among several capabilities that the older forum format did not transfer over, was the ability to save one’s work. There was a “life ring” icon on the tool bar to do just that. Making a long reply, type up a paragraph, hit the icon, move on to the next. If things go bad, your work is saved. Along with spell check it is a highly desirable function to have here. So currently on long worded posts, one now has to type it up elsewhere, copy and paste. That’s fine I suppose if one does not use images and/or emojis, video links, etc. but it really begs the question as to why the “upgrade” was such a downgrade in functions.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:01 PM

Ditto

If I have a long wrire up I do it in Word and cut and paste.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

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1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:01 PM

Not to mention spell check. 

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:55 PM

[quote user="stikpusher"]

Unfortunately, among several capabilities that the older forum format did not transfer over, was the ability to save one’s work. There was a “life ring” icon on the tool bar to do just that. Making a long reply, type up a paragraph, hit the icon, move on to the next. If things go bad, your work is saved. Along with spell check it is a highly desirable function to have here. So currently on long worded posts, one now has to type it up elsewhere, copy and paste. That’s fine I suppose if one does not use images and/or emojis, video links, etc. but it really begs the question as to why the “upgrade” was such a downgrade in functions.

 

[/quote

FSM have made mention of a planned upgrade the capabilities you listed are handy, we should put up a wish list and hope those in charge take notice many here are long time subscribers and forum users our points should be considered.

Joe

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:56 PM

[quote user="Est.1961"]

[quote user="stikpusher"]

Unfortunately, among several capabilities that the older forum format did not transfer over, was the ability to save one’s work. There was a “life ring” icon on the tool bar to do just that. Making a long reply, type up a paragraph, hit the icon, move on to the next. If things go bad, your work is saved. Along with spell check it is a highly desirable function to have here. So currently on long worded posts, one now has to type it up elsewhere, copy and paste. That’s fine I suppose if one does not use images and/or emojis, video links, etc. but it really begs the question as to why the “upgrade” was such a downgrade in functions.

 

[/quote

FSM have made mention of a planned upgrade the capabilities you listed are handy, we should put up a wish list and hope those in charge take notice many here are long time subscribers and forum users our points should be considered.

Joe

 

[/quote]

after the last “upgrade” and all of our resulting similar such feedback over losing those capabilities and the actual fixes applied, I’m not optimistic. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:37 PM

Perhaps they're trying to get us to switch over to Facebook?  Big SmileWink

Gary

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:43 PM

[quote user="Est.1961"]

[quote user="stikpusher"]

Unfortunately, among several capabilities that the older forum format did not transfer over, was the ability to save one’s work. There was a “life ring” icon on the tool bar to do just that. Making a long reply, type up a paragraph, hit the icon, move on to the next. If things go bad, your work is saved. Along with spell check it is a highly desirable function to have here. So currently on long worded posts, one now has to type it up elsewhere, copy and paste. That’s fine I suppose if one does not use images and/or emojis, video links, etc. but it really begs the question as to why the “upgrade” was such a downgrade in functions.

 

[/quote

FSM have made mention of a planned upgrade the capabilities you listed are handy, we should put up a wish list and hope those in charge take notice many here are long time subscribers and forum users our points should be considered.

Joe

 

[/quote]

 

Yeah... and look what happened at the last upgrade. Too many folks ended up getting locked out, thus resulting a lot of unhappy campers. Some even left FSM because of that. I have no optimism that things will go smoothly - especially with their incompetent IT staff. 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 15, 2019 1:02 AM

Tanker - Builder

Okay :

 This is getting ridiculous ! This time I was describing and encounter with a newbie at My LHS .Got done and " AW , Snap ! All gone bye-bye! This is getting aggravating . Maybe I'll just start reading and not posting my reply ! HELP !!! This is getting old fast ! Tanker - Builder 

Yes, the more involved, well written the post, the more likely the forum will hiccup and all your typing will vanish. I've gotten into the habit of copy/pasting the text into an email and then work on it there. When done, copy and paste it back into my response.

I've lost too many responses, and only occasionally re-respond.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 15, 2019 6:48 AM

 I hear you on that Rob. I almost never start anything out threadwise on this forum. I always just copy and paste everything from other forums straight into here.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 15, 2019 10:23 AM

mustang1989

 I hear you on that Rob. I almost never start anything out threadwise on this forum. I always just copy and paste everything from other forums straight into here.

 

Ditto

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:52 AM

I've also stopped replying as much as I used to and just read most posts. People here are more apt to call you a rivet counter if you try to provide anything beyond "good job". Even members who want feedback won't get real feedback because of the responses it will garner from other members.

There are several members who strive for high quality builds that are as near to perfection as they can get that I will make recommendations. Mainly modelers in the modern US armor genre like stik, gino, pawel and several other modelers. I will provide realistic feedback to the best of my ability with those guys. It may or may not be of use to them and they may or may not take heed of my observations, but I'll still try to assist them.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:22 AM

Rob, I truly appreciate the honest critique feedback that you and some others provide. If I cannot incorporate it into that project, I usually attempt to do so on the next one. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:54 AM

 Hi Rob,

Tell me if I'm wrongBig Smilebut I think the point you're making is know your audience. I'm very much a casual modeler ootb but I do have a couple of kits with AM stored in them. I'm my worst critic recently a kit arrived for my first GB containing PE a surprise. There will be a couple of firsts with this build but by posting it I will be looking for and expecting positive and critical comments, hopefully aimed at building confidence by which the stored boxes can stop being avoided.

Best wishes,

Joe

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:21 PM

Est.1961

 Hi Rob,

Tell me if I'm wrongBig Smilebut I think the point you're making is know your audience.

Joe

Yes and no. Yes, know your audience, and the vast majority of members here are the type that do not take kindly to anyone critiquing any models. But there are some very skilled members who rarely do the "out of box" build and are always showing in progress builds and trying to replicate even the tiniest details. They are looking for a second set of eyes to help them.

And then there's another set of high skilled modelers who share their latest projects. They've already completed their work and have posted the in progress photos and completed photos across multiple websites. They ain't looking for critiques, their just sharing their works of art with us.

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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:03 PM

Rob Gronovius
But there are some very skilled members who rarely do the "out of box" build and are always showing in progress builds and trying to replicate even the tiniest details. They are looking for a second set of eyes to help them.

Exactly you can not please all the people all the time. So do not worry about nay sayers, I haven't just popped in I know which members opinions matter to me and by the sound of it so do you.

 

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