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by tebee
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Re: Forum hosting costs

Just to say I paid the hosting for the full next year yesterday, so we don't have to worry about it again until Jan 2019. Got a bit of discount so we still have about $40 in the till. Will save for next year as it doesn't look as if our photo hosting is being heavily used It looks like most people w...
by tebee
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Re: Forum hosting costs

OK I think we are there now. Assuming we can get a 10% discount on annual hosting, we have enough to pay for a full year from Jan 20th when the renewal is next due. Will talk to them and arrange it. Still got slightly iffy internet access, but that should be better in a week or so. I'm mulling over ...
by tebee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: THREADS REVIVED WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: THREADS REVIVED WITH PHOTOS

Chris - do you use Chrome?

I've found a less labour intensive way of fixing threads with the use of a pair of Chrome extensions.

Just tried it on this thread


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4918&p=62769#p62769

Which I fixed for Daniel so he could see it.

Tom
by tebee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Re: Forum hosting costs

Thanks to everyone. We are about 3/4 of the way there now.

I'm thinking of using any surplus we get to buy a registered and supported version of software I installed for photo hosting last year. How many are using this or think the might in the future ?

Tom
by tebee
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Forum hosting costs

Hi folks Sorry I've been a bit busy with other things and not been on here as much as I would like. I'm about to go and spend six months in Thailand and been getting things here sorted out ready. I'm hoping I'll have a little more time there and can catch up on the maintenance of the forum software,...
by tebee
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Fixing Photobucket
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Fixing Photobucket

Good News - I think I worked out a technique to recover the Photos we have lost through Photobucket. Bad news - it's fairly labour intensive as it has to be done manually. It takes me about 1 hour to fix a page full. We may only have limited time too as Photobucket may block this. So two questions H...
by tebee
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

I'm busy with other things today but It appears the problem is because you have used https for the photos address and not just http. Not sure if the photo package is giving out the address as https - it shouldn't as I haven't bought a certificate for Gn15.info( we don't do money transactions that wo...
by tebee
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

OK it should be fixed and working again - it was another old test forum on the site had been taken over and used by spammers/bots.

Gurrr!
by tebee
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

Bandwidth problems on my test server - it's only got a small allowance.

I'm still surprised it exceeded it - will check what is happening with it .

Tom
by tebee
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

I've manually activated you David, emails seem to go missing sometimes.
by tebee
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

OK i've adjusted the server settings so it now works here ! It's now up and live at https://gn15.info/photo You will need to set up a separate login there as it does not link with the forum software. I'm trying the free version for now, but if we have problems may need to change to a paying version ...
by tebee
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

This is a test installation of some software I'm looking at http://tbmod.com/g8

Would welcome any comments

user id = test

Password = test99

This version is free, but for some reason I can't get it to work on Gn15.info - there is a paying version which I am assured will work.
by tebee
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1219

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

My.gn15 uses The old forum user/password database as it's not compatible with the new forum software. So it 's frozen in time - OK for existing users, but there is no way to add new ones or change old ones.

This is why I am looking at new photo hosting software.

Tom
by tebee
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

Following on from that, I have been thinking about adding a replacement for my.gn15.info as the forum software stores photos in a way incompatible with some other forums - in particular the software used by RMWeb and NGRM-Online. I've been unable to find any free software that i'm happy has all the ...
by tebee
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

i'm quite happy for people to use Gn15.info to host picture and use them elsewhere - but yes it does increase bandwidth usage and one day might mean we have to pay more to support and host the forum. Two things - firstly that day is a long way away yet and secondly, as long as the pictures are reaso...
by tebee
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: Photo hosting?

No problem using it - apart from one month we are only using about 2% of available bandwidth.

But there are no new id's or password changes allowed so it's deprecated.

Is probably better to add as attachment, but this may not allow you to share to other sites if you also do that.

Tom
by tebee
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Glad Gnatterbox is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Glad Gnatterbox is back!

Yes, sorry for the interruption - a slight problem with my card whille on holiday!

Back now and been to bank to sort it out.

Tom
by tebee
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Bandwidth exceeded
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Bandwidth exceeded

Offline backup already done!
by tebee
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Bandwidth exceeded
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Bandwidth exceeded

It looks like one of my old test forums ( not this one - it's on different url, but still on the same server ) may have been taken over by hackers and used for nefarious things. I'm going to try deleting it entirely, but it's possible my hosting account may be suspended - I hope only temporarily. Th...
by tebee
Wed May 31, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Bandwidth exceeded
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Bandwidth exceeded

Just to say I'm getting messages from our hosting company that we have exceeded our bandwidth allocation. I've no idea why as we normally only use about 5% of it. I can't access my tools to check what is using the bandwidth as they are on the server and it won't let me use them because I've already ...
by tebee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: 3D Software

The slight problem is that 123d has just been discontinued .....
by tebee
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: 3D Software

I'd look at https://www.onshape.com/open-source It's online so a bit slow, but does everything you want. One caveat - you can only create open source models without paying for it, so it's no good for commercial projects, but for hobby use it's fine and we can all share models on there. If I ever get...
by tebee
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum running costs
Replies: 18
Views: 3537

Re: Forum running costs

OK will leave it up for a week or so, then people will understand what has happened, then will pull it down. Once again thanks to everyone who's contributed financially and thanks to all who keep posting on this forum - who knows - next year I might have some time for modeling so I can post somethin...
by tebee
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum running costs
Replies: 18
Views: 3537

Re: Forum running costs

We are covered for about a year in advance now with todays donation. Thanks again to all that have contributed. Bad personal news too I'm afraid - I'm now officially unemployed as I've had to shut down the retail of my model business, although my models will still be available through Shapeways and ...
by tebee
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th Ford Transit Van
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: 1/24th Ford Transit Van

A bit of an oddball version though - it has the rare hatchback type lifting rear door, instead of the much more common twin doors, and side access doors on both sides - still I suppose that makes it easier to cover to RHD.

Who knew I was a Transit geek too?


Tom

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