What a MESS

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

  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I agree. The first 10 pages or so sound like a bunch of little kids griping on the playground 'cause somebody came in and changed things around a bit. Chill out. Instead of griping about everything, be patient and show a little gratitude for someone trying to improve things and make them better.
  2. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    ditto, ditto, ditto

  3. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Seems like the dust is settling...Thank you, Peter, for your forbearance.

    Just a couple other thoughts...I don't like being told to 'grow up'. This is a hobby oft labeled as grown men (and women) 'playing with trains'. So please forgive me if I don't take this hobby, or the changes in this forum, as seriously as you.

    As for pictures in threads...I like the format suggested from the model airplane site. I have one of those 26.4 connection speeds (at home) and it takes a little while to upload the photos, but I just learned to live with it. I guess I'll just learn to live with the changes here.

    But then again I'm a kitbasher on a budget who has learned to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, not some guy who goes to his LHS and drops down the big bucks for two of the latest loco because he can. A fool and his money are soon parted, and if I had more money perhaps I'd be more foolish more often. Point is, I can roll with the changes.

    SO I'll step down off the soapbox now and say thanks again to Peter and other moderators for their hard work. Gonna take a while to get used to the furniture in the new places, but I for one will stick around.
  4. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    I have to agree (somewhat) with pic size limits on the board...I too am on dial-up and threads with tons of large format pics just take forever to open. Some of you may note that once a thread becomes glutted with pics, I stop visiting it...It might take the better part of 10 minutes to open up a page...

    As for the rest of the issues...I think they'll get sorted out in time and all will be perfectly happy with the "new" Gauge.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  6. jambo101

    jambo101 Member

    What was wrong with the old "Gauge" website?.This new site is totally confusing chaos:confused::confused::confused::confused:
  7. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

  8. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    horse crap!!!!

    knowone in the US is stuck with just dial up. that might just be all that there phone company offers,

    if so try these.....

    1. cable net
    2. theres atleast 6 sat internet company's
    3. theres all kinds of wireless internet companys around. (in se iowa any town that gets water from rathben lake can get wireless if there within 20 miles of the water tower. every tower has an inntena on top of it for the net)

    now if you cant aford to pay for the others then thats a different story
  9. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Peter, is there a reason the "Quick Reply" box doesnt work...or is that just me?

    And FYI, for those of you who are having trouble navigating past the other hobby boards...Just put this link in your bookmarks.


    And hey! My avatar is back! Thanks!
  10. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    Quick Reply isn't working, apparently, but worse than that, this site is loading VERY slooooooooooow. I am on a 8MB cable line, and it's slower than dial up. I wonder if it's a security setting, or???
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, I do appreciate it.
  12. erikstoll

    erikstoll New Member

    quick suggestion
    make it so you dont have to hit a quick reply button to be able to enter into the quick reply at the bottom?
  13. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    From what I've seen so far, I don't like this new look as well. The layout if very busy and confusing. I hope it can be changed back to how it was. Rob
  14. Torpedo

    Torpedo Member

    Apparently you know more about it than I do. But just in case you don't, look up latency (hint: It has to do with how well your six satellite systems work with certain applications that can't tolerate the delay.)

    Look up rural (hint: Broadband service in many if not most of rural America is virtually nonexistent. It has become a political issue with talk of the digital divide between the city and the country folk.)

    Look up Appalachia (hint: wireless broadband is only available along major highways, and those of us not living next to one can't see the signal because of something called hills. Look them up, too).

    Nice to know you are one of those who thinks The Gauge should be operated only for those with the benefit of lots of cash.

    Are you one of those threatening to go elsewhere? Make my day. Tell me yes.
  15. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Part of the reason that pictures end up in threads like these is that one picture usually is worth a thousand words. I don't mind typing the thousand words also, but many people, even those looking for an answer to a problem, won't read words with no pictures. And I do agree with what you're probably thinking about that, but this is still supposed to be a place to share information.

    Many of us with a high-speed connection don't consciously load up a thread with pictures just to bug folks on dial-up. I started out on the Gauge with a dial-up connection, and was a fairly prolific picture-poster. It is easy to get carried away, though, on a high-speed connection.

    It's possible that this might happen here, too: full-size photos in the Photography thread, and thumbnails in all of the other Forums, although the pictures interspersed amid the text, as appropriate, might be easier to understand.

    Perhaps when Peter has finished the rebuild, we can see if the idea of limiting picture size in some Forums can be done here. There's still lots of fine tuning to be done.

  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    New forum, new look, same old expectation that we keep it civil. Knock off the insults.
  17. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    well i live in hickville, i have dsl i can get it in 4 or 5 speeds, i have the 2nd speed 768k i think.

    what are ya going to do when dial up is no longer available? i cant get dial up even if i wanted it, its not offered here, and not in alot of other places . thats the only reason why i have dsl now. dsl costs me 5.00 more then the dial up. (unless i went to a faster speed)
  18. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    ugh...i cant look at the site without this headache fromall the white...its going to get better in a few days,weeks? right,i really hope it does.the old gauge was easier to use and didnt have all this stuff totally unrelated to trains.and evil-bay just has to be on the side.....i hope this gets beter soon peter,i really do.--josh

    and by the way peter,is there some way to make links come up in the same page?i had 6 pages on my tool bar and didnt even realize it.the extra pages are annoying.
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    if it's "gray' you have to click "post Reply" or a "Quote" box.... Then it will turn white and you can post....
  20. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    What stuff unrelated to trains?
    Are you talking about the other hobby forums?
    It's already been posted several times how to bypass that.

    And I kind of like the eBay adds.
    some of it might be my stuff. [​IMG]

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