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Everything posted by neil

  1. Upgrading The Forum

    Ok folks, I haven't looked into this for quite a while but decided 20mins ago to add a PayPal donation button near the top of the page. It is not compulsary and is at your discretion. For those of you feeling generous, then any amount will be gratefully received. Some of the money will go towards to the hosting costs and hopefully if there is anything left then this will leave options open for improving the site ... whether that's upgrading the forum software or adding more features in the future Many thanks for all your support over the years and helping grow the target shooting community - keep up the good work and advertise the forum where you can.
  2. Foresight Spirit Level

    Not that it answers your question but MEC have a new spirit level out which screws onto the front of your foresight tunnel - looks easier to adjust and less likely to be knocked than the older spirit levels which tend to stick out on top of the tunnel.
  3. T'internet Connection

    Rock on 8Mbps connection
  4. T'internet Connection

    When you work in a big company you get access to a dedicated lines between a few of you (when you work in the right department ) Slightly different if you have to pay for a 10Mb l/line at home though
  5. Database Corruption

    Sorry folks, there appears to have been a database corruption late last night/ early this morning ... I've sorted the corruption now though. Thanks Neil
  6. Database Corruption

    Don't worry Robin, you're safe enough It's only the few generic forums at the top that are non-shooting specific that are openly available.
  7. Database Corruption

    Looks like a few 'search engines' hit the forum and the sessions table became corrupted. All repaired now and the forum is back up and running Cheers Neil
  8. Admin Away

  9. Admin Away

    Worst snow in 50+ years I have heard ... Well we moved south from Bendigo to the Games Village today - what a place! The accommodation, the food, the sights .. everything is top quality. Congrats on finally getting a house and I will definately be there when I get back!
  10. Admin Away

    Thanks mate ... might just stay here It's currently 34oC and I believe there is about 10" of snow in Aberdeen right now - rough justice
  11. Admin Away

    Well it's just about time to head off for Melbourne After a bit of persuasion Sparks has kindly said he will step in an perform any Admin roles in my absence - thanks Sparks! I hope to get I'net access at points throughout the trip to keep you all updated. Cheers Neil
  12. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas!
  13. Title says it all really ... I had two but managed to break one at the weekend, where the tube sheared off the dove tails ... and I could really do with a second one. Thanks
  14. Weird - Got Me Confused

    Ken, Now look what you've started
  15. Weird - Got Me Confused

    Spot on Trev Believe it or not, the forum was actually started with a different usage in mind and only 'evolved' into a shooting forum when I had the brainwave Chris, are you not taking your supply of t-shirts this weekend?
  16. Weird - Got Me Confused

    Michelle, I'm not quite sure what you are trying but I'd hazzard a guess that you don't have permissions to see the posts for certain users as there are other groups on this forum other than just shooting Hope that answers your question? The "Sorry an error" occured is not always correct, as it's not always an error more a friendly warning
  17. Not A Bug But Please Read

    Sorry batty, hosting true live chat systems is pretty intensive on the server and it's a policy we have decided to adopt to ensure that the integrity of the server is kept as secure as possible. I may be wrong but I'm not sure how much value adding such a chat room would be, I'd rather see comments recorded so there is visibility and the search ability for those who can't look during the day
  18. Petrol Prices

    I don't know about the rest of you but petrol prices are just getting silly now: ------------------------------- 8< ----------------------------------- Rising Petrol Prices - pls read and pass on See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it. We are hitting 95p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1 a ltr. Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy petrol on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read it and join in! Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market place not sellers. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP. If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on me at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!! I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)...and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it.....THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8days!!! I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE RANGE. It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!! ------------------------------- 8< -----------------------------------
  19. Petrol Prices

  20. Bug To Report

    Thanks guys but admittedly it's pretty low down my priority list - sorry
  21. Site Downtime

    Apologies but the datacentre was having problems and it's taken most of the day for them to sort it. Hopefully all is now resolved.
  22. Site Downtime

    Planned downtime 28-29/07/2005 23:00-03:00 Folks, tomorrow night in the early hours of the morning there will be some maintenance on this server. The machine will need rebooted once and there is also a new hardware firewall being put in place. Although there is a 4hr slot allocatated, the server will likely be offline for approx 15mins during this time. Most of you will likely be asleep but just so you know Thanks Neil
  23. Trigger Shoe And Handstop

    Hey, that's what I use ... each to their own
  24. Site Downtime

    Sorry for this morning's downtime folks - Two of our clients were running an old (vulnerable) version of the software MovableType on the server which was exploited bringing the server down.
  25. Scope Stand

    Currently I have the 'baby' Tucker scope stand but the leg is away to break off. It's been 'bonded' but it is only going to last so long, plus there is not really enough ground clearance when shooting on uneven firing points. I'm after either the bigger version of the Tucker stand or similar. Let me know if you have one or know someone who has - I'd appreciate it. Many thanks Neil