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sodascouts
08-17-2008, 12:15 PM
Since we're using a new software now which will undoubtedly have some kinks to work out, I thought I'd start a new thread.

Freypower
08-17-2008, 09:17 PM
How do I get the board to remember me when I log in? At the moment I have to enter my username & password each time even though I clicked 'remember me'. I couldn't see any option in the user profile to keep me logged in.

sodascouts
08-17-2008, 09:26 PM
It's remembering me - odd. Are you using Firefox or Internet Explorer?

Maleah
08-17-2008, 09:30 PM
It's remembering me as well, and I'm using IE

Freypower
08-17-2008, 09:30 PM
I'm using Internet Explorer. Also every time I exit and log in again, the time I last visited is still 10.17 am my time, even though the time is now 11.30 am here.

Maleah
08-17-2008, 09:32 PM
FP it's doing the time thing to me too. It's saying I last visited yesterday at 8:57 PM even though I visited twice earlier today

Freypower
08-17-2008, 09:38 PM
Oh well, this must be a temporary problem, because it's also saying the date is 8/16 when it is 8/18 in Australia.

Freypower
08-17-2008, 10:26 PM
The problem appears to have been solved since I restarted the computer.

Brooke
08-17-2008, 10:55 PM
The time is off for me. It is 9:52 pm Central and it says its 2:52 am! Somewhere in the profile I found where it is set to Western Europe time. I changed it to Central, but it didn't save it.

Otherwise, everything looks great. I don't know how you get it all done, Soda! Thanks so much for all your hard work.

Glennsallnighter
08-18-2008, 04:51 AM
I had problems last night as the board was telling me I couldn't post as I wasn't online, yet it had me registered as being online. I kept logging in and it still wouldn't recognise me. Restarting the whole computer fixed it!! Probably just teething problems.

The profile also made me 9 months younger

Ive always been a dreamer
08-18-2008, 10:47 AM
Great job, Soda. Once all the initial glitches are all worked out, this is going to be a really cool board. I already see a lot of new features that I'm going to like a lot. I'm sure the conversion wasn't nearly as seamless as you made it appear, but it looks like it will be worth all of the effort you are putting into it.

TimothyBFan
08-18-2008, 12:32 PM
I go away for a couple of days and you all:grouphug: try to move away so I can't find you!:fingerwag:!!

Seriously--It looks great Soda--great job once again! You go over and above to take care of this board and it is very much APPRECIATED!

sodascouts
08-18-2008, 12:39 PM
Thank you so much, guys! I am trying hard to make this as best as I can! When we got hacked recently, I thought, "I need a board with better security." I got vBulletin as a result, and now I find there are a lot of other things I like about it. While it was indeed a lot of work to do the changeover and there is more work to come, in the end, the hacking was kind of a blessing in disguise. It's given us a better board! :)

Hopefully the log-in and time issues are the most serious we'll have. I'm glad it appears that re-starting one's computer has worked on those problems (so far)!

Brooke
08-18-2008, 01:46 PM
Are the options for color posts, bold, and italic somewhere?

Also, how do you get a smiley inside the post? Whenever I click on one it goes up to the title of the thread instead of beside my words.

Trivial, I know. Sorry.

Mrs Henley
08-18-2008, 01:50 PM
Brooke, you can find those settings at the tap Setting & Options and than Edit Options
And I can't also work with the smilies..

Brooke
08-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Oops, I read the FAQ on how to get the smiley!

Mrs Henley
08-18-2008, 01:53 PM
Aah Good idea! :D

sodascouts
08-18-2008, 01:55 PM
The features you want can be changed using your settings. I admit it's not very clear!



Go to your CP
Select "Edit Options"
Scroll down to "Miscellaneous Options" where you will see "Message Editor Interface."
Using the drop-down menu, select "Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing." (For the curious - WYSIWYG stands for "What You See Is What You Get.")


If you've done all that and still aren't seeing the formatting options, it's a board glitch.

I'll investigate making that the default rather than "Standard."

Edited to Add: This has been changed to be the default, so you don't have to do the whole User CP thing unless you want to change it BACK to the plain standard.

Once you do that, you'll also see the smilies on the side.

The reason that the ones you have selected in the past - the ones at the bottom - always go in the title line are because they are "post icons." They are to indicate whether your thread is something you're mad about, happy about, etc. Certainly, in the absence of the smilies on the right due to your standard text editor, it's understandable you'd get confused by that! So, to make it short and sweet:

Smilies at the bottom are "post icons" that go in the title; smilies on the side are the ones that go into your post.

sodascouts
08-18-2008, 03:49 PM
I was asked about e-mail notifications:

You have to go into your CP to get notified of replies; click on "Edit options" and then scroll down to "Default Thread Subscription Mode." There, you can select whether or not you want to receive e-mail notifications when someone posts to a topic.

P.S. I changed the title of the thread to be more clear, since I realize that asking about features might not naturally be seen as a "board glitch."

Brooke
08-18-2008, 04:22 PM
Thanks Soda! I'm very old and 'puter challenged!:doh::lol:

Mrs Henley
08-18-2008, 04:52 PM
Thanks Soda!

sodascouts
08-20-2008, 03:54 PM
Also, I'd like to point out that in order to check private messages, you need to click on the "Private Message" link in the upper right hand corner. It's under "Welcome" and "You last visited.." If you've got a friend request or something, the link will say "Your Notifications" rather than "Private Message." You can also select to be notified of private messages via e-mail.

To get e-mail notifications of PMs:

1. Go to User CP
2. "Edit Options" on the side panel
3. Scroll down to the "Messaging & Notification" category
4. Check the box for "Receive E-mail Notification of New Private Messages"

That's also where you can check or uncheck the PM pop-up notification.

Freypower
08-22-2008, 07:30 PM
What does 'add infraction' for a member mean?

sodascouts
08-24-2008, 12:38 PM
That's something only moderators and admins can do. While we've never had to implement it, we do have that "three strikes" thing in the Terms of Service and the infractions are how we keep track of that. Three "infractions," or "strikes," and you're out!

sodascouts
09-02-2008, 08:17 PM
"Security token missing" - got this when I logged in a second ago. I just re-opened the message board and it allowed me to proceed as normal. Weird.

AzEaglesFan
09-02-2008, 11:53 PM
I'm still not real great on the computer so I need to ask a question. I received a Private Message from a Jessie. After I answered it, I deleted the message. BUT everytime I go to change threads I still get a "pop-up" window that tells me I have a message, How do I get the "pop-up" to go away? On the right side of the screen under Private Messages it shows unread 0 and total 0.

sodascouts
09-02-2008, 11:58 PM
How weird! Try logging out and logging back in again. That should "Clear the cookies."

And if you never want to get another pop-up, you can disable it in your Control Panel - it's under "Edit Options."

TimothyBFan
09-03-2008, 07:21 AM
"Security token missing" - got this when I logged in a second ago. I just re-opened the message board and it allowed me to proceed as normal. Weird.

This has been doing this to me since the get go but I just always went back in and it worked fine the 2nd time. Then this morning it didn't do it for the first time. You must have fixed something. Thanks!

sodascouts
09-03-2008, 11:23 AM
I made a few adjustments in the code. Glad it worked!

glenneaglesfan
09-03-2008, 01:05 PM
I keep checking the box on 'remember me', but so far it hasn't. Is there a setting I need to adjust?

sodascouts
09-03-2008, 07:38 PM
Hmm. I'm not sure what the problem is there! I'll look into it. Has anyone else had this problem?

Glennsallnighter
09-06-2008, 05:32 PM
I don't use it. For 'safety;-)' I tend to log in and put in the password every time.

tbs fanatic
10-01-2008, 10:48 AM
There's a problem in the 'Powers that ...' section this morning:shock:

TimothyBFan
10-01-2008, 10:54 AM
There are problems all over the board this morning. It looks as if someone is on the case now as they are starting to disappear. Looks like all our "new members" that we got overnight are causing a lot of problems.:oops: Poor Nancy!!! We are behind you Nancy--if you need any help or support, you know where you can get it!!!

Mrs Henley
10-01-2008, 10:55 AM
Yeah indeed. Spam attack :(

sodascouts
10-01-2008, 11:06 AM
Yeah, I just took care of it - with the help of some moderators. Also, thanks to TimothyBFan for calling me as soon as she noticed - DonFan too! I appreciate you guys looking out for the board.

I've made it so that all new members have to be verified before posting now, so this shouldn't happen again.

TimothyBFan
10-01-2008, 11:09 AM
Thanks Nancy--you are our fearless leader!!! My eyes were rather shocked this morning when they gazed upon what they saw instead of our beloved Eagles!!!:eyebrow:

Mrs Henley
10-01-2008, 11:19 AM
Thanks Nancy! I send you an email when I saw it!

I hope it never happen again!

Ive always been a dreamer
10-01-2008, 11:24 AM
Yeah - I was rather shocked this morning when I got up. I deleted everything that was on the board at the time, but then I had to leave and go to my mom's house. It appears that the spammers weren't finished after I left. Oh well - it's a shame that new members won't be able to post immediately after registering, but if that's the only way to control this kind of thing, then we gotta do what we gotta do.

ticky
10-01-2008, 11:26 AM
Yea Nancy! way to do some fast acting! good job!

Brooke
10-01-2008, 11:46 AM
Well, sounds like I should be glad I missed it! Fast work ladies! :thumbsup:

Prettymaid
10-01-2008, 12:20 PM
I've made it so that all new members have to be verified before posting now, so this shouldn't happen again.

Have you ever had to do this before?

sodascouts
10-01-2008, 12:21 PM
Yeah, on the old board. I figured we might be able to leave it off of this one but oh well, guess I was wrong!

MikeA
10-01-2008, 12:29 PM
Soda,

One thing that I did to circumvent unwanted SPAMBOTs on my little Hobby Fourm was to activate that Graphic Letter combination that users have to enter before a post is made. I set it up for a limited number of posts before automatically deactivating it. However, as soon as I confirm the requested new member, I boost their number of posts above the threshold where authentication by that graphic Alphabet entry is required. I forget what it's called.

Spammers can still get in, but they have to do their spamming manually, and reenter that code on every post. It at least defeats the Spambots that are out there.

sodascouts
10-01-2008, 12:31 PM
Soda,

One thing that I did to circumvent unwanted SPAMBOTs on my little Hobby Fourm was to activate that Graphic Letter combination that users have to enter before a post is made. I set it up for a limited number of posts before automatically deactivating it. However, as soon as I confirm the requested new member, I boost their number of posts above the threshold where authentication by that graphic Alphabet entry is required. I forget what it's called.

Spammers can still get in, but they have to do their spamming manually, and reenter that code on every post. It at least defeats the Spambots that are out there.

I have that on registration - it's called a "captcha" I believe (sp?) - and it doesn't seem to slow them down. Ironically, I usually have to enter in those things twice, but the bots seem to have no trouble with them. :headshake:

What board software do you use, BTW?

MikeA
10-01-2008, 01:58 PM
I have that on registration - it's called a "captcha" I believe (sp?) - and it doesn't seem to slow them down. Ironically, I usually have to enter in those things twice, but the bots seem to have no trouble with them. :headshake:

What board software do you use, BTW?


SMF....Simple Machines Forum
http://www.simplemachines.org/

I wanted something pretty easy to set up since I'd never set up a forum before. I never expected it to "take off"...but it is a comfortable place to take a breath and .... well, I think you know from "what".

I liked it because I could set up different forums within the board. I have one for "Music" (everything, not just Walsh and Eagles), another for "GOLF" and yet another one for "Casinos". I think I have 18 members <LOL> and that's okay. More would be welcome but I'm benefiting two fold from it....the experience of setting it up and learning about the security issues and also in staying in touch with some of my closest friends.

You'd recognize several Soda.

Glennsallnighter
10-02-2008, 05:00 AM
Yeah, I was online as it was happening yesterday morning. I was going to call Nancy but then realised it was no later than 5am in Indiana!! So I emailed her instead! As soon as I logged in I saw all those weird names as userids, but I wasn't prepared for what I saw when I went into the 'Former Eagles' thread. :headshake::blush:

Well done again Nancy!! :applause::applause:

glenneaglesfan
10-02-2008, 06:17 AM
I just saw some weird user name when I looked yesterday morning, and guessed it was a spammer, but didn't realise the extent of the attack. GA let me know about it, (thanks GA!), but I was at work and couldn't do anything about it. By the time I got home, Soda and the others had got it sorted. Thank you all!!

Brooke
12-10-2008, 11:21 AM
I just noticed that at home I have the Christmas style up and it just came on when I logged on. But at work, I have the dark red one. Is there a way to change to the Christmas style on this computer, too?

Btw, I like it! Very cute Nancy!

Ive always been a dreamer
12-10-2008, 11:28 AM
Brooke - You can change to any style you want at any time. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the board, you will see a drop-down box on the far left. If you click the arrow, it will display all the board styles. Just select the one you want and it will change instantly.

Brooke
12-10-2008, 03:34 PM
:doh: I thought there was a way to do it, but couldn't find it! Thanks drreamer!

EagleLady
01-02-2009, 09:47 PM
For some reason I keep getting an expiration message in Chat, what seems to be the problem there?

Ive always been a dreamer
01-02-2009, 10:48 PM
EL - I'm not sure what the problem is here. I just went into chat a few minutes ago to see if I had a similar problem, but everything seems to be working fine for me. I stayed in there for awhile and tried to do various things to see if I could simulate the problem, but again, everything was working fine. If you continue to have a problem, let us know. Soda may have to do some investigating.

EagleLady
01-02-2009, 10:59 PM
Ok. Cause it happened to a lot of us the other day.

EagleLady
01-08-2009, 07:38 PM
We got the expiration message again

EagleLady
01-12-2009, 08:48 PM
This expiration message is getting frustrating :brickwall:

sodascouts
01-12-2009, 11:53 PM
I'm afraid I don't know how to fix that. I hope you are still able to enjoy yourself in the chat anyway.

EagleLady
01-12-2009, 11:54 PM
Oh Yeah, I love it. Some really interesting conversations at times :)

Glennsallnighter
01-13-2009, 06:07 PM
I get it too, but its not the end of the world!! I'm having great fun in chat when I can make it!!

Just Another Hired Hand
01-20-2009, 08:45 PM
This is not a big problem but I thought you would want to know. Twice when I was moving between threads, I got a "crash" message. For all of the time I have spent on the site, tonight, Jan 20, 2009, the server seems to be unusually slow to respond.

FyI..I think there were 10 members logged in. Maybe the internet traffic is heavy.

EagleLady
01-20-2009, 08:52 PM
I've noticed that one minute it's fast and the next minute it's slow so it might be the server

Prettymaid
01-21-2009, 08:38 AM
Yes, it's been slow for me too the last couple days.

sodascouts
01-21-2009, 02:46 PM
It is indeed a server problem, I believe. If it doesn't pass in a couple days, I'll complain.

TimothyBFan
01-28-2009, 09:22 AM
I usually don't complain about this -but I am really having problems the last couple of days with the board moving in "super slooooow motion". Has anyone else noticed it? It's exceptionally bad this morning for some reason and there are only 3 people on it.

EagleLady
01-28-2009, 09:23 AM
Yep, I've noticed it Willie. I think the amount of traffic during the day increases the slowness.

Prettymaid
01-28-2009, 10:50 AM
It doesn't seem quite as bad to me this morning as it has been the last few days - but still not 'normal'.

Brooke
01-28-2009, 11:28 AM
It's slow here too. Very frustrating at times.

Ive always been a dreamer
01-28-2009, 12:02 PM
Yeah - I have been having problems, too the last few days. It does seem to be a server problem because it sometimes affects Eagles Online Central (and the other sites) as well. However, I'm not sure it's related to the amount of traffic because it doesn't seem to matter how many people are online. Hopefully, Soda can get it resolved soon.

sodascouts
01-28-2009, 01:24 PM
I was on support with the guys at my host last night because the entire network of sites went down. They said they fixed it, and indeed the sites went up, but the continued slowness is very frustrating.

Glennsallnighter
01-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Just to say that the server seems very slow tonight for me. Its taking ages to post and. Hopefully Soda can sort it!!

Freypower
01-28-2009, 07:22 PM
It is very slow to post and I keep getting broken link messages.

sodascouts
01-29-2009, 05:30 PM
I have once again contacted the company and they have told me that it will probably take "a couple of days" for them to find the problem and fix it. I hope that it is the case.

EagleLady
01-29-2009, 05:33 PM
:computer: I hope they can fix it.

TimothyBFan
01-30-2009, 09:34 AM
Good luck Soda. It took me 2 hours this morning of off and on trying and I just now got on. Must be awfully frustrating to you to deal with. If I can help in anyway (and I doubt I can) please don't hesitate to ask!

Brooke
01-30-2009, 12:34 PM
I couldn't access any of the sites this morning around 8:30. But now they are back.

Yesterday was very frustrating and slow.

Ive always been a dreamer
01-30-2009, 03:59 PM
The board continues to be VERY sluggish and I'm sure it must be trying everyone's patience. It is very frustrating and disruptive to the continuity of the board, but I know Nancy is doing everything she can to get the bottom of the problem. I guess we need just need to all "hang in there" until it is resolved. Hopefully, it won't be very much longer.

EagleLady
01-30-2009, 04:03 PM
I'm cool and calm about it. I have lots of other sites to visit in the meantime :) Nancy Has done a wonderful job with the border, and despite the speed, I enjoy coming here and posting to each and everyone of you :grouphug:

sodascouts
01-30-2009, 07:55 PM
Yes, this is very frustrating for all of us. They assure me it is temporary.

I appreciate everyone's patience and I apologize. I know it sucks the fun out of posting when it takes forever and a day to simply access a page.

Glennsallnighter
01-30-2009, 08:11 PM
No worries Soda. We know its not your fault and that you are doing your best for us. Hopefully your efforts will pay off!!

Maleah
01-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Whew! I thought it was just my crappy computer :blush:

Troubadour
02-02-2009, 02:58 PM
LOL! I'm pretty sure that's half my problem, Maleah...

No worries, Soda. Good luck with your efforts!

Brooke
02-02-2009, 03:31 PM
Well, the board is working much, much better today for me. :yay:

Hopefully for everyone. Thanks for whatever you did, Soda.

Prettymaid
02-02-2009, 06:11 PM
Ditto that - back to normal. Thanks Soda.

ticky
02-02-2009, 06:19 PM
Yea!! seems to be working fine!! good work!

sodascouts
02-02-2009, 06:26 PM
I'm so glad it's working again! :: knock on wood ::

I can no more take credit for it working again than I can bear blame for it going down. I simply harrassed the server employees multiple times, including registering a ticket as well as going into their chat and finally calling them. Guess persistence pays!

Prettymaid
02-02-2009, 06:39 PM
I'm so glad it's working again! :: knock on wood ::

I can no more take credit for it working again than I can bear blame for it going down. I simply harrassed the server employees multiple times, including registering a ticket as well as going into their chat and finally calling them. Guess persistence pays!

Thanks for being persistent!

Brooke
02-02-2009, 10:41 PM
Yeah, you know what they say-the squeaky wheel gets the grease! :laugh:

TimothyBFan
02-03-2009, 09:49 AM
Thanks Soda for taking the time it takes to get this stuff done! All's well again it seems!

EagleLady
02-06-2009, 04:10 PM
:yay: I am finally able to get back on

Brooke
03-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Ok, hope I got this in the right place.

I've been trying to use a new avatar and the one I chose is a .gif. It shows up, but doesn't move. Anyone know what I did wrong and how do I fix it?

ticky
03-11-2009, 05:25 PM
was it an animated gif?

sodascouts
03-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Brooke, I think all of the image information isn't translating when you upload it from your computer the board. Upload it to Photobucket instead, then remotely link to it. It should work fine then.

sodascouts
03-11-2009, 07:13 PM
Yep, tested it on a .gif I made and it worked just fine!

BTW, think I'll move this to the "board issues" thread.

Brooke
03-12-2009, 09:26 AM
I redid it several times yesterday and it still didn't move, but I'll try it again.

Brooke
03-12-2009, 09:32 AM
I just saved it to my computer and it still won't work. Next I'll try photobucket.

Brooke
03-12-2009, 09:38 AM
It's working in photobucket, but when I paste the image code into here, I get "invalid file".

I'm sure I must be doing something wrong, but I don't know what it is.

sodascouts
03-12-2009, 10:34 AM
Don't use the image code for the "Enter the URL to the Image on Another Website" line in your CP's "Edit Avatar" section - use the direct link URL.

Brooke
03-12-2009, 10:53 AM
I've tried it several more times. It's moving at Pb and on my computer. I give.

sodascouts
03-12-2009, 11:02 AM
I took the liberty of going in to your account and doing it for you. I direct-linked to the image on GFO.

http://www.glennfreyonline.com/images/glennfreyonline_av.gif

Brooke
03-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Thank you. That's where I got it to begin with. I'm sorry you had to do that, I'm sure you have better things to do with your time.

I still can't figure out what I did wrong though. :shrug:

Brooke
04-20-2009, 04:38 PM
The board has been running really slow for me the last few days. Anyone else having trouble?

I click on a topic and it just sits there for several seconds before it moves and then takes several seconds to load the page. Very frustrating.

EagleLady
04-20-2009, 05:07 PM
It's fine for me now but it was the same way earlier.

sodascouts
04-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Usually I'd blame the server, but I've been having no problems. :: knock on wood :: Is anyone else having issues besides Brooke and EL?

Troubadour
04-20-2009, 06:31 PM
Occasionally it's been a bit slow, but I've been having problems with Firefox lately (I've heard this is a universal thing) so it could just be my browser!

sodascouts
04-20-2009, 06:36 PM
Yeah, I've been having troubles with Firefox too. Even as a staunch advocate of FF who's used it for years (I even encourage people to use it on the front pages of my sites), I'm seriously considering switching.

AzEaglesFan
04-20-2009, 07:07 PM
For being on dial-up mine has been doing pretty good. I did bite the bullet and bought a lap top that I can take to the library and use their WiFi. I didn't realize how good some of the videos are until I could watch them the first go round and not have to wait 1 hour for them to load

Prettymaid
04-20-2009, 08:41 PM
Mine's been fine except for this afternoon around lunchtime - it churned a little bit then, but now it seems okay.

Brooke
04-21-2009, 10:26 AM
Hmmmmm. Must be my computer I guess.

I just added 1 gb of memory and that has helped other programs, but I'm still sticking here. Not quite as bad, maybe, today.

I use internet explorer. I've tried FF, but am just more used to IE.

Prettymaid
04-21-2009, 12:37 PM
Again, kind of slow during lunch today...

Prettymaid
04-22-2009, 05:44 PM
I'm having a a lot of trouble on the site right now. It's very sluggish.

sodascouts
04-22-2009, 06:00 PM
It's still OK for me. I don't know what the deal is, but I'll look into it. Let me know if things get better!

Koala
04-23-2009, 01:31 AM
I'm having a a lot of trouble on the site right now. It's very sluggish.
Me too!
at the moment it lasts very long to log in or to open a new Thread!

Prettymaid
04-23-2009, 09:28 AM
This morning everything seems okay...but the slowness seems to happen for me in the afternoon, so I will keep you posted. Again this has just been recently, maybe the last three days.

TimothyBFan
04-24-2009, 07:03 AM
OMG--I just about had a heart attack a half our ago--it wouldn't let me get on and kept giving me a message page can't load. Doesn't it know I need to get my morning Border fix?

Prettymaid
04-24-2009, 07:37 AM
Seems to be very fickle - yesterday I had no problems, this morning it's a little slow loading...

Ive always been a dreamer
04-24-2009, 09:33 AM
Yep - I am finding it to be rather sluggish this morning as well. Thank goodness, some of you are too. Otherwise, I'd think it was just me. :wink:

Brooke
04-24-2009, 11:11 AM
Strange, much better for me today than for the past several days.

sodascouts
04-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Hmm, I think it might be a migrating server problem that affects different areas at different times.

sodascouts
04-24-2009, 04:10 PM
Things get weirder and weirder today. Half the background images aren't showing up in Firefox, but they are in Internet Explorer... bizarre AND annoying!! So I am stuck using vBulletin default at the moment.

Brooke
04-27-2009, 04:33 PM
Omg. It's taken me since 11:00 this morning to go through 46 threads to try to catch up today. It's now 3:30. The board moves at a snails pace for me. I'm about to give up.

Could all the new "motion" avs be causing the problem? Every page takes forever to load. Anyone else?

sodascouts
04-27-2009, 05:09 PM
It's possible, if you have dial-up or a very slow connection. Is that the case?

Brooke
04-27-2009, 08:15 PM
No, I have DSL.

I thought I'd try it at home. It's much better here. There must be some problem with my connection at work. Especially if no one else is having problems.

Prettymaid
04-27-2009, 08:20 PM
Everything's been fine the last couple of days.

AzEaglesFan
04-28-2009, 02:13 AM
THIS IS NOT A COMPLAINT- But I finally figured out why I'm having trouble getting The Border to load. I LOVE the new animated avatars but they take a LOT of time to load and then start to move. Until the motion starts, the thread does not completely load, I get a lot of little boxes with a red x in them. I figured it was just because I was on dial up but I took my laptop to the library today and The Border still loaded slow and then I noticed when the avatars started moving that it loaded faster. I love the new animated avatars but if people are having trouble with slowing loading this could be the reason.

sodascouts
04-28-2009, 10:08 AM
Hmm! I'll investigate some compression techniques for the images.

Brooke
04-28-2009, 01:51 PM
I do notice the ani av problem, but mine is working soooooooooooooo much better today that it's nearly 100% better.

My ISP rep (internet service provider) was in this morning and said they had had some difficulties yesterday and weren't quite finished with repairs. So hopefully, that will solve all my problems.

AZ, I don't know how you can deal with dial up at all with all the pics posted here. I could never go back to that. I understand that high speed is not available to everyone though. My co-worker just lives about 3 miles from our office and she can't get DSL because she has a different ISP.

AzEaglesFan
04-28-2009, 02:12 PM
Regular pictures load pretty fast but I can't view videos (I get to impatient). They take about 30 minutes for a 4 minute video to load and then I can view it. We are suppose to get a new company in that will offer DSL. They are already in a small town near us. Superior only has 3038 people so there is not a lot of monay to be made here.

EagleLady
05-17-2009, 07:55 PM
The Board's been kind of sluggish for me right now.

Glennsallnighter
05-18-2009, 06:33 AM
I had problems last night as well. I was posting in CT&W and when I selected to post I got the 'Internet Explorer Cannot Display this Page' message. I tried to go in again but could not access the message board from the EOC link. I eventually abandoned my effort and went to bed! lol!

Its fine now though!

EagleLady
05-21-2009, 11:57 AM
It is incredibly slow this morning, and I couldn't even get in at all! :brickwall: It's fine now.

anne-o-gg
05-22-2009, 08:08 AM
How do I post an article online without the copy/paste thing? Do the same rules apply for articles as photos? I know how to post the link - but I see in other threads that someone posts the link AND the actual article...here's the one I wanted to post...

http://www.geocities.com/tbsfans/classicrockuk0901.html

Thanks!

Ive always been a dreamer
05-22-2009, 10:03 AM
Anne - the only way I know how to do this is to copy and paste it the good ole fashion way. If there is another way to do it, I am not aware of it.

anne-o-gg
05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
Anne - the only way I know how to do this is to copy and paste it the good ole fashion way. If there is another way to do it, I am not aware of it.

ok...well, I wondered because when I did that with photos it was using too much bandwidth (or something like that:blush:) So I didn't know if copy/pasting articles would have the same effect and wanted to check first...

Thanks for replying - we might both learn something new...lol...

ticky
05-22-2009, 12:54 PM
When I click on the Cat Stevens thread in Singing for the Sake of the Song, I get a "Malware Detected" warning.

Prettymaid
05-22-2009, 01:28 PM
I just checked to see if I could get in - I can.

MikeA
05-22-2009, 01:38 PM
When I click on the Cat Stevens thread in Singing for the Sake of the Song, I get a "Malware Detected" warning.

Unless you have a lot tighter antivirus program than I (McAfee) I'm thinking that you are probably having a detection glitch. I'm not seeing anything with Chrome.

Troubadour
05-22-2009, 01:46 PM
I just checked to see if I could get in - I can.

Any old excuse to see those young Cat pictures again, huh?

Prettymaid
05-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Any old excuse to see those young Cat pictures again, huh?


Oh Troub, it's all for the good of the board. :lie: :blush:

ticky
05-22-2009, 03:55 PM
Im sure it's safe and prolly its just a site my system has tagged as suspect but here's the message Im getting. I *can* access it, I just get this warning before I do...

Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
The website at www.eaglesonlinecentral.com contains elements from the site www.majicat.com, which appears to host malware software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.
For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for www.majicat.com.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from harmful software online.

Prettymaid
05-22-2009, 04:01 PM
Thanks Ticky - I'm going to go in and delete the post.

EagleLady
05-28-2009, 10:28 AM
Don't mean to complain again, but it has been very sluggish for me ever since yesterday.

EagleLady
06-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Don't know whether it's my internet connection but the board is very slow to load right now

EagleLady
06-06-2009, 05:47 PM
For some reason the Travis Tritt TIE Video is not working for me, anyone have any ideas?

Troubadour
06-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Yeah, we've all stared at Glenn's arse waaaaay too much - Soda ain't sharing anymore! :twisted:

EagleLady
06-06-2009, 06:54 PM
:rofl: Lou you crack me up

sodascouts
06-06-2009, 07:09 PM
I just downloaded it fine - trying doing it direct from the site page:

http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/downloads/multimediafunstuffvideo.htm

Prettymaid
06-11-2009, 10:29 AM
All of a sudden my new photobucket pictures won't show up when I try to post them here.

Ive always been a dreamer
06-11-2009, 10:40 AM
Cathy, are you sure that the image tags are getting posted when you paste the link? If you don't know what I mean, check to make sure that there is an before the link and an after the link. Also, check to make sure there are no spaces between the tags and the link. This is the extent of my expertise, so if this isn't the problem, I don't know what to tell you. It could be a temporary Photobucket server issue.

Prettymaid
06-11-2009, 10:48 AM
Thanks Dreamer, I'll try again.

Prettymaid
06-11-2009, 11:09 AM
Well, there staying up for now. The only thing that I did differently was completely close out of photobucket after I copied the images (instead of minimizing the screen) before bringing them here.

EagleLady
06-23-2009, 12:01 PM
It is really slow here this morning and I keep getting a broken link message

TimothyBFan
06-23-2009, 12:02 PM
Me too!

Brooke
06-23-2009, 01:04 PM
Hmmmm. No problems here.

Ive always been a dreamer
06-28-2009, 12:46 PM
EL - it's working fine for me. It is normal for the response times on the board to vary at times depending on the server traffic and/or activity. Thanks for calling this to our attention, but since we have no control over server response times, it's not necessary to report these kinds of problems unless it persists for several hours and/or you are getting timeout or error messages. :-)

EagleLady
06-28-2009, 12:47 PM
Sorry, I will delete my message :-(

Ive always been a dreamer
06-28-2009, 12:53 PM
It's not necessary to delete it unless you want to. I was just trying to let you know that there isn't much we can do about this kind of problem. :-)

Brooke
07-17-2009, 04:24 PM
I just had a wierd thing happen. I was checking lyrics on GFO and when I clicked on Let's Go Home, I got a threat notice from my anti-virus.

It said: File name -lyrics-let'sgohome
Threat name-Exploit Web Attacker

And I couldn't open the lyrics page.

sodascouts
07-18-2009, 11:52 PM
What the heck??! I'll look into it.

ETA: Fixing. Thanks for the heads up.

Brooke
07-23-2009, 09:56 AM
When I tried to log on about 20 minutes ago, i got a 'database error' and the page wasn't available. I got the same thing a couple nights ago at home.

But it's here now, so???????

sodascouts
07-23-2009, 10:07 AM
There seem to be some usage problems. I called my server host this morning and hopefully we've found some solutions.

EagleLady
08-09-2009, 03:08 PM
For some reason,. I tried to update my avatar with a certain picture and instead of copying the Photobucket link, it copied some yahoo news link

EagleLady
08-23-2009, 10:36 AM
Ok, for some reason, I haven't been able to get my Animated Avatars to work, I try to direct link from PB, but it comes up with a different link :brickwall:

StephUK
08-30-2009, 11:12 AM
How can I load an animated avatar? Does the file have to be in a particular format?

EagleLady
08-30-2009, 11:20 AM
You have to upload it to Photobucket, then Paste the Photobucket link to the Edit Avatar, and Upload from different site

sodascouts
08-30-2009, 06:01 PM
yes - it can't be uploaded through the board itself. It has to be from an external link (photobucket or whatever). Remember to keep the width under 150px and the length under 200px!

StephUK
08-31-2009, 06:56 PM
You have to upload it to Photobucket, then Paste the Photobucket link to the Edit Avatar, and Upload from different site

OK, so which of the Photobucket links? it gives several different ones:brickwall: all of which start 'http' but none start 'http/www.:help:

Steph

EagleLady
08-31-2009, 06:59 PM
OK, so which of the Photobucket links? it gives several different ones:brickwall: all of which start 'http' but none start 'http/www.:help:

Steph


You have to use the direct link

sodascouts
08-31-2009, 07:02 PM
OK, so which of the Photobucket links? it gives several different ones:brickwall: all of which start 'http' but none start 'http/www.:help:

Steph

You have to upload the avatar yourself to a Photobucket account that you've created, then copy the URL of that image, paste it into the line on your avatar editor settings that says

Option 1 - Enter the URL to the Image on Another Website

Even though it helpfully offers http://www in the box, you can paste your URL right over that and disregard it. That's just to help people figure out where they need to put their URL.

Freypower
09-26-2009, 01:33 AM
Since upgrading to Vista every time I visit The Border,even though it is my home page, I have to enter my user name and password even though I click 'Remember Me' (it's the same with Photobucket). Can I fix this?

ETA: As far as I am aware I have cookies enabled.

GlennLover
09-26-2009, 02:52 AM
I've got Vista on my laptop & I didn't have any trouble getting it to remember me.

sodascouts
09-26-2009, 10:19 AM
I'm sorry, I can't help you with this one - I don't have Windows Vista..

ticky
09-26-2009, 05:54 PM
I have Vista, but I use Chrome and it usually asks me if I want to save a password. If I tell IT I want to save the password, I have no trouble. I wouldnt put it past Vista to override the cookies options, it has so many safety features. It took me a few weeks of tweaking to finally get it the way I want it. Double check your McAffee or Nortons to make sure the cookies there are enabled as well. Im not a huge Vista fan, but Im used to it now. Good Luck!

Glennsallnighter
09-26-2009, 06:09 PM
I'm not mad about Vista either. It seems to save everything to the one hard drive which fills up pretty quickly as a default. I never had that problem with XP.

Freypower
09-27-2009, 08:48 PM
It's OK now, thanks everyone. At one stage we had a security package that literally would not let us open any programs. We have temporarily shelved it - and Vista is working much quicker now too.

dianemaddox
09-27-2009, 09:40 PM
My laptop uses Vista but I haven't had any big problems like that. Glad you're getting it worked out. Good luck with the bugs! :drummer:

MikeA
01-08-2010, 11:40 AM
I'm having "password issues". I'll send a message describing the problems to the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the home page.

TimothyBFan
01-14-2010, 08:07 AM
Is it just me or is everyone having problems with the slllloooowwwness today? This is the only site I've had problems with, everything else seems to be loading fast enough. I'm so impatient when it comes to slowness. :lol:

Prettymaid
01-14-2010, 08:11 AM
Well, jump on up, pretty lady and let's roll-l-l-l real-l-l slow-w-w-w!:lol:

Yep, it's slow for me too.

sodascouts
01-14-2010, 11:55 AM
Is it getting any better guys? I don't seem to be having a problem now, at 11:00 am :: knock on wood ::

TimothyBFan
01-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Yeah-it seemed to be short lived this morning thankfully! All good now.

Freypower
08-04-2010, 08:27 PM
I wanted to try and use the 'hyperlink' feature today:

Usagevalue (http://<b><font color="#9c1f1f">value</font></b>)
Option[/b]]value (http://Example Usagehttp://eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum
The Border: An Eagles Message Board (http://eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum) Example Outputhttp://eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum (http://eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum)
The Border: An Eagles Message Board (http://eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum)



I know that the link turns to blue when it works properly but no matter what combination I used I could not get the text I wanted to show up as a link. I just kept getting the link. I also don't understand whether the 'value' (the link) is supposed to be entered once or twice. The 'insert link' function doesn't allow you to change the link into text. So many of you do it, just type 'here' underlined and it links, but I can't.

whitcap
08-04-2010, 09:03 PM
When you enter the url you want to link to in the insert link box and hit ok it looks like this:
http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/index.php[/URL ]
This shows up in your post as the link. To get the text you want to appear instead of the link
[URL="http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/index.php"]type the text you want here[/URL ]
and it should give you this:
[URL="http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/index.php"]type the text you want here (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/index.php)

Freypower
08-04-2010, 09:17 PM
The link I wanted to use was html,not php. Am I supposed to use the 'wrap PHP' icon?

whitcap
08-04-2010, 09:38 PM
No the only icon you need to use is the insert link icon. It will work for html links too (http://www.glennfreyonline.com/gallery.htm)

Ive always been a dreamer
08-04-2010, 10:10 PM
Julie - It's fairly easy to do what you're trying to do once you get the hang of it. Try this ...

1. Copy the link you want to follow.
2. Go to your post that you want the link to be in.
3. Highlight the words that you want to appear as the link.
4. Click the 'Insert Link" icon.
5. Paste the link that you copied in the URL: field.
6. Click OK.

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Prettymaid
08-05-2010, 11:03 AM
Great Joe pics here (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/showthread.php?p=118853#post118853)

I did it! Thanks guys!

sodascouts
11-04-2010, 01:29 AM
Dreamer has been having some trouble logging in. Has anyone else been experiencing difficulties?

AzEaglesFan
11-04-2010, 03:14 AM
I did one day, it didn't seem to want to let me in as a member, just as a guest. I kept entering my user ID and it finally let me in.

Brooke
11-04-2010, 09:42 AM
A few times recently I've gotten the message that the website is not available. This morning I had it loaded and in going back and forth through the threads it would say that again. I just went out completely and then came back and it's working fine now.

Koala
12-14-2010, 02:46 AM
First I could not log in and everything is so slow this morning!

TimothyBFan
12-14-2010, 08:31 AM
It's been that way for me the last couple of days. Just very slow.

Prettymaid
12-14-2010, 09:05 AM
That's so odd. Everything's running smoothly for me. You would think it would be the same for everybody if it's the site.

sodascouts
12-14-2010, 12:57 PM
I'm having my webhost do a check to make sure there aren't any malicious files slowing things down.

Eve
12-14-2010, 07:28 PM
It's been that way for me the last couple of days. Just very slow.

It's been slow for me as well.

AzEaglesFan
12-14-2010, 09:44 PM
I have been having so many problems with my internet that I just figured that was the problem. Didn't think about it being trouble with the Border site. It has been slow but then everything I try to do is slow for some reason.

sodascouts
12-14-2010, 10:51 PM
No malware, at least. It could just be higher traffic on the server.

AzEaglesFan
12-15-2010, 07:55 PM
Everything is fine today. It's close to Christmas so maybe it was The Grinch instead of a glitch. Ho Ho Ho

MikeA
12-15-2010, 08:50 PM
I been havin' a bunch of trouble with my puter too. The one upstairs. The wireless connection to my network. Every time the phone rings, I lose network connectivity. Dang cordless phone is 2.4Gh and so is my Router!

If I didn't have 4 phones connected to that line, I'd just go buy a 5.6Gh phone system. Very frustrating because it takes around 5 minutes to reestablish the connection once I get whomever it is on the land line to hang the dang thing up!

AzEaglesFan
12-16-2010, 12:23 AM
Mike, I had the same trouble and it was because I had "Call Waiting" and it would disconnect my internet. I had to get rid of the call waiting and that took care of it. Don't know if that is your trouble or not.

MikeA
12-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Nah AZF, I've had call-waiting problems before but only back when I was using dial-up for Internet connections.

I'm DSL now. The problem is definitely the frequency of the cordless phones we have on one land line coming into the house. Both the phones and the wireless router are on the 2.4 GHz band and when the phone is in use, it scrambles the router signals with interference.

I have 5.8GHz cordless phones on another land line and have no issues when it is in use. I just need to freakin' destroy those cordless phones on 2.4GHz. If I'd known more about wireless routers when I bought mine, I'd have gotten a dual band router that worked on more than one frequency.

The problem is, I think even dual band routers work on both 2.4GHz and on 5.8GHz lines. That being the case, I should have bought phones that were on a completely different band. They make them now. Not cheap though. We have 4 phones on the 2.4GHz band and two cordless ones on the 5.8GHz band.

I'd be spending a fortune on phones to replace all 6 phone sets. Add to that our cell phones and you can see we are definitely not communicationaly challenged! <LOL>

tequila girl
01-08-2011, 02:46 PM
I don't know if it's just me, but getting round the site is taking forevveerrrr today :huh:

sodascouts
01-08-2011, 02:55 PM
It's loading normally for me - are you having problems on other sites as well?

tequila girl
01-08-2011, 03:16 PM
No, just this one Nancy :headscratch: :shrug:

sodascouts
01-08-2011, 03:22 PM
Uh-oh. Well, let's give it a day and see if it fixes itself or if I need to investigate it further.

tequila girl
01-08-2011, 03:42 PM
O.k. :thumbsup:

tequila girl
01-09-2011, 06:04 AM
Well, everything seem to be back to normal this morning :thumbsup: lets hope it stays that way :)

MikeA
02-03-2011, 10:23 AM
This site (the forum) is really like molasses today for me. I've tried it on two different computers and have used three different web-browsers. There must be a problem with the trunk line between Wichita and wherever the servers are located. Not having the problem with other sites....just here.

MikeA
02-03-2011, 10:39 AM
With the weather conditions across the country, I'll be very surprised if anything can be done until the trunk-lines are cleared of whatever is causing the bottleneck.

TimothyBFan
02-03-2011, 10:44 AM
Glad it's not just me. :computer:

Prettymaid
02-03-2011, 10:53 AM
Yeah, it's taking forever for a page to load.

Brooke
02-03-2011, 11:02 AM
Yeah, slow here, too.

Ive always been a dreamer
02-03-2011, 11:02 AM
Yep - it's sluggish for me too. Most of the time when this happens, it is temporary. Hopefully, the problem will clear up soon and Nancy won't have to report it.

tequila girl
02-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Very slow here too :huh:

Annabel
02-03-2011, 12:37 PM
Mine has been very slow too :computer: Gave up and listened to my itunes :laugh:

EagleLady
02-03-2011, 12:42 PM
It's running smoothly now. Probably needed some time to wake up.

MikeA
02-03-2011, 12:57 PM
Right EL. It's working great now. All this cold weather probably made the electrons stiff in the power lines...or else maybe it froze the microwave transmissions. The heat of the morning thaw has mostly restored everything to its correct and appropriate speed.

Prettymaid
02-03-2011, 01:26 PM
I'm good here too!

tequila girl
02-03-2011, 01:30 PM
and me! :computer:

sodascouts
02-03-2011, 02:19 PM
Working fine for me too - what a relief! Slow boards are so frustrating!

Koala
02-04-2011, 02:05 AM
Yesterday it was very slow here, too. Today it's a little bit better but not so fast as usual!

Brooke
02-10-2011, 10:41 AM
I had to log in this morning. I had it set to automatically log in. :shrug:

MikeA
02-10-2011, 10:55 AM
I had to log in this morning. I had it set to automatically log in. :shrug:

Your cookies probably got cooked Brooke.

Just to play it safe, you might want to go check your browser security settings and make sure that the settings there haven't been changed by some unauthorized Bot. One of those settings is to save cookies and usually that is where your passwords are archived.

Brooke
02-10-2011, 11:57 AM
Hmmmmm. Ok. Thanks Mike!

sodascouts
02-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Hmm! Well, let us know if any other mysterious things start happening!

AzEaglesFan
02-16-2011, 10:24 PM
I have to keep filling in my log on info each time I try to enter the Border. Any suggestions?? I think that is the same trouble Brooke is having.

sodascouts
02-16-2011, 11:18 PM
That's usually a cookie problem. Have you updated any software such as JavaScript recently, or cleared your cookies or cache?

Brooke
02-17-2011, 10:43 AM
I'm back to normal. It didn't last but one day for me.

AzEaglesFan
02-18-2011, 02:11 AM
I was having trouble and did a disk cleanup, that may be what happened. I seem to be back to normal now.

Prettymaid
02-19-2011, 08:55 AM
Pages are taking a long time to load this morning.

sodascouts
02-19-2011, 03:34 PM
They're fine for me right now - is it better for you, too? Sometimes traffic varies in different areas.

Glennsallnighter
02-19-2011, 07:08 PM
Pages loading slowly can sometimes be due to a fault on your broadband rather than a board issue. I know our broadband hasn't been great over the last 6 months or so. Some pages (Whatever the site) are taking ages to load, particularly if more than one of us are online.

Prettymaid
02-20-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm sorry I didn't post sooner. Everthing was fine shortly after my last post and everything's fine now! :computer: :grin:

EagleLady
05-11-2011, 05:23 PM
Did anyone else get an error message while trying to come here? I got a 503 Error Service Unavailable.

UK TimFan
05-11-2011, 05:31 PM
Did anyone else get an error message while trying to come here? I got a 503 Error Service Unavailable.
Yes, I did too.
Can't remember the exact time (or even a 'within an hour' estimate :grin:) but probably between 5 and 7pm UK time.

TimothyBFan
05-11-2011, 05:42 PM
Same message here around 2-3 pm Eastern time. Tried several times and got same message each time. Glad we're up and going again.

Henley Honey
05-11-2011, 06:24 PM
I could not access from 2 PM to 6 PM. Gotta tell ya I was starting to panic!! :spin: I just found you guys and I thought NOOOOOO !!!!

Whew. I'm over it. :nod:

Computers are fabulous, but those glitches can kill you !

Koala
05-12-2011, 01:14 AM
Same here yesterday evening, my time!

sodascouts
05-12-2011, 01:15 AM
The server apparently got too busy. If it happens again, I'm thinking of changing plans. :(

Annabel
05-12-2011, 04:15 AM
I got that this morning at 7am GMT. :eyebrow: Only just got it back now. Phew!

Brooke
05-12-2011, 10:30 AM
I got it too yesterday from around 3 to 4. I didn't try after that till this morning.

Glad we're back! :yay:

sodascouts
05-12-2011, 12:12 PM
So it's still happening then? Not good. Well, have patience guys. We'll get this figured out.

WalshFan88
05-12-2011, 12:29 PM
Yep it happened a 2nd time this morning for me too.

sodascouts
05-12-2011, 12:31 PM
Do you remember what time it was, Austin? It's good for me to know when people are having problems.

WalshFan88
05-12-2011, 12:34 PM
Do you remember what time it was, Austin? It's good for me to know when people are having problems.

If I remember right it was around 1 or 2AM Central time.... Right before I went to bed. I consider that morning, my hours are different than most. :rofl:

Annabel
05-12-2011, 12:45 PM
Think that ties in with my time Austin doesn't it. :headscratch: You must be about 6 hours behind me. :spin:

WalshFan88
05-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Think that ties in with my time Austin doesn't it. :headscratch:

It wouldn't surprise me. I wouldn't think it would be just my computer. I would think it would be down for everybody. But I'm not great with time zone conversions but it was around 2AM when I got that 503 error again.

Annabel
05-12-2011, 12:49 PM
You must be about 6 hours behind me. :spin:

I got the 503 error message for breakfast. :nod:

GlennLover
05-13-2011, 02:28 PM
Just a few minutes ago I was not able to access this site directly. I made 2 attempts. The error page gave the link for Eagles Online Central & suggested trying that. I was able to get on EOC & then get on The Border through the Message Board link.

AzEaglesFan
05-14-2011, 12:14 PM
Last night around 9:00 got the error message and was redirected. By 9:30 it was working again.

Ive always been a dreamer
05-14-2011, 12:20 PM
Yeah - I got it too, AEF around the same time. Soda and I happened to be talking at the time, so she reported it again. Hopefully, it's fixed for good this time.