What a MESS

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

  1. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    sorry i missed how to bypass the other forums,this thread grew so fast i couldnt read it all in my short amount of time.ill look back to see how to bypass it.thanks--josh
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Bookmark this link:
    Hobbies - The Gauge

    That will open up sort of a "Homepage" for the Gauge.
    If you click the uberlarge Forum Index link on this page, it will open up in a new window. I think Petere is going to fix that soon. However, if yuo scroll down, there is a list of most recent posts just like there was on the old Gauge homepage. If you click on one of those, it will bring you directly into the forum without opneing a second window.
  3. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Hah! Now there's a clue I can use. :)
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Glad I could help. :)

    So......... uuuummmmm........
    When do I get to be a moderator?
  5. Chaparral

    Chaparral Member

    I been ambushed

    Sensory overload or what ?????????

    Zealot, wiki Blogs. RCs, auctions...

    The Gauge now looks like every other entry level wanna-be forum.

    I just want to hang out with train people !!!!!!!

    Go back to where we were.
  6. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hi, A glitch...I just posted a reply to a thread, but it doesn't appear in the Recent Posts listing. Also, my avatar has shrunk..!! Will old suscribed threads ever be recovered? Smilies..?? I know this is still a work in progress..just a heads up. Thanks for all your efforts.
  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Gus, reload your avatar and it will be back to normal:).

    Please hang in there folks, things WILL get better. Peter is working VERY HARD, and Mikey, Don, and us Mods are doing what we can to get the "bugs" worked out. the Gauge is a had gotton to be a BIG forum, so theres TONS to do to get things running smooth again. ALSO many NEW things/options will be on here that the "old Gauge" didnt have. once all the bugs are worked out, i am quite sure you will like the changes:).

    Just be patiant folks, things WILL come together, we are going as fast as we can. THANKS!:)-Deano
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I wonder if anyone else has noticed the "multiquote" feature yet?

    It's the little box in the righthand side with the quotation marks and the plus sign on it. It's used to quote more than one post at a time. You click this button for every post you would like to quote and then hit the regular Reply button at the bottom of the page. When your reply box comes up, so will all the posts you clicked the multiquote button in. It comes in quite handy for long running discussions. :)
  9. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Steamhead, it's not a glitch. The new system knows which posts you've seen and doesn't include them in the new posts. You can find it in today's posts, which shows everything posted in the past 24 hours whether youv'e seen it or not.

    Cannonball, yea, multi-quote is very cool! Thanks for mentioning it. There are quite a few little features like that, that I've forgotten to mention myself.
  10. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    This place is so slow I had to dust off my computer before the page loaded.
  11. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    I haven't heard anyone else say that.

    Has anyone else experienced such slowness?
  12. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    I thought it was me...Good (??) to hear I wasn't alone...
  13. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Thanks Deano & Peter...Just finding my way around the new Gauge...
    BTW...That's a lovely baby in your avatar...I'm turned on to babies now that I'm a Granpa...(Funny how one generation changes your perspective...).
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    YES, i have noticed a real slowness at times, but thought it was because of all the work going on in the background. -Deano
  15. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

  16. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Could be that. Could also be that all the new features are pushing the limits on the CPU or RAM. Also, could be the hosting company's data center. If it continues, I'll definately figure out what's going on and resolve it.

    BTW, if all of you big Ebay spenders click on the Ebay ads before you buy, we'll have plenty of funds to buy a speedy new server at Rackspace by the end of the summer.... (just kidding!). ;)

  17. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Thanks! We just had our second a few weeks back.
  18. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    The New Gauge

    I hate to be the lone dissenter but Im not having any major problems.
  19. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Hey Guys,

    I discovered The Gauge around a year and a half ago, and I have really come to enjoy the interractions with many of you who have interests similar to mine. The Gauge adds tremendously to my interest and motivation in this hobby, as I can use the forum as a sounding board, for answers to my questions, and for just showing off my ideas. :)

    I have logged on to the new Gauge several times today, and I see that it is going to take me awhile to get used to it. As a firm believer in the "KISS" principle, I'm just a bit overwhelmed by the information overload at this point. Hopefully I will eventually figure out how to navigate around as well as I could before on the old Gauge.

    To be honest, I am not happy with the new site... I suppose I am just resistant to change, and also lazy in that I don't want to learn how to get around in here all over again. But, I keep telling myself, The Gauge IS NOT what you see on the computer screen. The Gauge is THE PEOPLE who make it such a great place. And that is what will make me stay here and get used to the new scheme, and after awhile I'll be jumping back and forth to the things that interest me just like I did on the old Gauge.

    Now, for the thing that annoys me the most: Having the advertisements on the left side of the screen is extremely distracting to me. Because we read left to right, I am sure some pyschologist figured out that the ads should be over there. Everytime we adjust our eyes back to the left, BAM! the ads are in our face again. It may not bother anyone else, but for me, it is really really distracting. HEY! I think I will get some tape and paper and just cover up about 2" on the left of the monitor! Seriously, it is driving me nuts. Anyone else notice this?

    Anyway, it will take me awhile to get used to the new, so I amy not be posting a whole lot for the next several days.

    Thanks for listening!
  20. Mrplow123

    Mrplow123 Member

    Is there any way to change the back ground color???? It is killing my eyes.... That is really the only complaint I have about the new forum.

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