What a MESS

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Renovo PPR, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Just to be clear, I'm not implying that the changes weren't really necessary. I'm not in a position (read: moderator) to say one way or the other since I didn't notice any difficulty using the old forum. I just was wondering what prompted the change, that's all.

    I'm sure in time we'll get use to this formatting. I hope.
  2. erikstoll

    erikstoll New Member

    When a hockey site i am a member on merged and became a massive sports gaming site all hell broke loose and then the hockey aspect split and became a new entity... i see this happening here as well
  3. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    what do you mean by split?
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Hi everyone,

    I'm just as startled and disoriented as the rest of you but am trying to look around and make myself at home. Phew.......

  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Reason 1. It was time for an upgrade. Everyone was given a warning as to the-gauge upgrade. Every so many years it needs upgraded.

    Reason 2. It is not about the money, it is about making the forum better than before and to better it for the members. This forum is not here to make money. It is here for your enjoyment of model trains.

    So please everyone give us time to get this all sorted out. Yes I understand that the gauge is going slow and that Peter will get it all worked out.

    Thank You
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    LOL Ralph, I don't wait around for nothing.:D
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    If you guys had been keeping up on the posts, Trucklover pretty much nailed it on the head. New, better server. Peter also posted that he was combining the Gauge with a few other hobby forums he is administrator of in order to keep them all on one server and make managing them more effecient.
  8. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    OK, I understand there's going to be some trauma in switching over to a new server.... I'm not so sure I'm cool with the new look.

    Hopefully (hint, hint!) once the major kinks are ironed out, we'll be able to select a skin like the Classic Gauge, that's not so... ummm.... blech?
  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Folks, remain calm, remain focused, but please, remain. This is just the first shot out of the barrel. We are as disoriented as the rest of you. I just had to delete over 1200 PM's so I could start sending and receiving them again. Incidentally, you can download all your PM's to your computer before you do that, I did...

    The last time we had a major change like this it took a while before we got big blue back, so have patience.:confused:

    We knew there was going to be problems with links, we don't know what else is broken, but we'll keep you informed as we find out. Right now I can't even find all the smilies and it seem like we have a few that we never had before:eek:..

    Hang tight, that's all we ask right now..
  10. Twiget

    Twiget Member

    Well I am not going anywhere. Glad to see the mods got their avatars back. Hope the rest of us “Drifts” get ours soon. Most people do not like change but after they have had a chance to get used to the difference they generally except it and move on. Human nature and all that.


    Help me I am a drift.JJ
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I see changes occuring as we speak. all of those weird desginations like "drift this and that" and "sensa whatever" are now gone. Good!
    Hang in there everyone!
  12. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Change can be better or not but in any event I can handle change. I’m not sure where the money issue came from though I loved the old gauge so much I would of joined as a paying member no problem. I thank The Gauge staff for giving us a free forum.

    However if the base platform is going to include all of the other forums then I will never like that. So I’m biased to trains only. I don’t really care about the colors, attachments, message storage or the other mechanics. I’m sure all of the little glitches will get worked out down the road and I don’t mind the wait.

    So my suggestion would be NOT to include all the different hobby forums as one base page. I have found a short cut to exclude me from having to even view that page but personally I don’t like that direction. I know I don’t get a vote on that but I think it is ok to post my suggestion.

    Leaving The Gauge? Why would anyone do that? It is too nice at The Gauge to even consider this. And if I have to admit it I think this site has the best moderators. I’m sure they don’t mind all the suggestions being tossed out in the open either. Suggestions are cool blind unfounded statements are not so cool.

    So I say keep the suggestions coming and stick up for what you want or like. Now with that said even though I know we are not at the final development I don’t like what I’m seeing and it is a big MESS. Granted time will tell if I like it better but that would involve tossing most of what you are trying to do if this is the LOOK and FEEL of the new gauge.

    [FONT=&quot]In the end I will accept what you have to offer and still be humble for the TRAIN forum. Now I do like the new forum for e-bay links.

    A very WARM THANKYOU to the owners and mods on The Gauge you all do a great job. Thank you for letting me be part of THE GAUGE,
  13. Twiget

    Twiget Member

    Wouldn’t you know as soon as I start having fun being a drift I am not one any more.:D :D

    Tom JJ
  14. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    I agree... call me a snob, but I'm here to talk trains, not navigate past car guys and stamp collectors ( :p)...

    ... another little miggle seems to be that I can choose not to have an avatar. Not a priority, but at some point, I'd like to be able to toggle it back on. (I assume I should go to the User CP, choose "Edit Avatar", and be able to select an avatar?)
  15. erikstoll

    erikstoll New Member

    packed up and made a new site and all of the members migrated to said new site

    for example

    Double Minor Hockey Network, merged with sportsgamer.... folks at DMHN decided that the way things were handled with the merger were crappy, core members built a new site in 1 night and then all the hockey members who migrated from DMHN onto Sports Gamer then left and went to the new site, called the breakaway network

    make any sense? i hope?
  16. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Well I finally figured out how to dump the unwanted non-train forums.
    I deleted spam in the process and the forum seems a tad faster then it was earlier.:)
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!


    let me know if you did anything besides what I'm recommending below...

    If you click on The Gauge in the "Channels" box in the upper left part of the page you will then get a page that lets you click on the Gauge Index, Then you'll get a page that looks much like the old Gauge Home page with a list of just our train forums.

  18. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Ralph,That's exactly what I did to dump the non-rail forums...
  19. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Hi everyone.... as you've noticed I'm still working. I think it will be a few days to get most of the bugs worked out. I wanted to get us back online and running with basic functionality, even though I knew there were things that aren't ready for 'prime time'.

    I do appreciate everyone pointing out things that are wrong. I could do without the insults though. I realize very well that I'm not going to please everyone. But, please do keep reporting things that are amiss. Even if you saw it mentioned before, if it's still not working you can mention it, I may have missed the mention the first time round, it's already getting to be a long thread.

    Some of you may not know, it's only me behind this website. No corporate infrastructure, no deep pockets, no team of programmers. Just me. I have put thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of my time into making this website a good platform for you to use. The Google ads that you used to see on the site didn't earn enough to even pay hosting fees. If it wasn't for the Backdrop Warehouse guys I'd have lost big money on the site over the past year. As it is, I only lost small money.

    But, the upgrade really wasn't about money. I could have put new ads on the old site. It's about making a better website, with more features, to serve the community better. There are already a ton of new features, and you'll see more of them going public in the coming days as well. Stick in there and give it a chance.
  20. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yes, I've already changed my link to here as: http://forum.zealot.com/f6/
    to bring me right to the old index list. And as you said, Peter is making changes as we speak. It's gunna be a long night for Peter I'm guessing..:D:eek:

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