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Everything posted by neil

  1. Light Weight Scope Stand

    I've got an older Kowa scope that does have what appears to be some form of tripod/camera thread available on the side... Keep the suggestions coming
  2. Parts For Walther Bolt

    I'd like to know what you've been taking Trev - can I get some or is it on the banned substance list
  3. Parts For Walther Bolt

    Back on topic
  4. Upgrading The Forum

    Clive, Not that I've come across but then again I haven't actively been looking tbh. Rob's suggestion is probably the best workaround and will impose the least load on the server
  5. Are You A Student?

    For those of you who are students, and you can't see the Universities forum then drop me a mail (forum-admin@stirton.com) or PM me.
  6. What is an avatar?

    What is an avatar? The avatar is the small picture that appears under your name when you post a message. The dimensions must not be larger than 100x100 and it must also be 20Kb or less in size. If you want to add an avatar, then go to "Profile" and look near the bottom. You can then upload an avater from your machine or from a remote URL!
  7. What is an avatar?

    Rob, Send me the pic (via email) and I'll have a look at it for you
  8. Virus Warning

    People, There appears to be an email going around saying it's from the forum-admin@stirton.com regarding a Private Message (PM) about an air rifle for sale between jcolehamilton and ksilver766. If any computer savvy individuals can have a quick look at the header and then sent it to me I would appreciate it. Everyone else please delete this email straightaway as it appears to contain a virus. Many thanks Neil
  9. Upgrading The Forum

    Sink, One of the main reason for changing would be to have a continually supported system, security updates etc. I'm still swaying towards upgrading to V2 of the current system in order to minimise disruption/confusion among members. Still need to have a think (and get the time ) Thanks Yardman9/Mac
  10. Admin Away

    Ok, just away for Bisley and will be back on Monday (11th October) - any new registrations, I will deal with upon my return
  11. Upgrading The Forum

    Paul, I too have several clients that are happy to leave their current software "as is" and accept the consequences - the problem with this is that you are never 100% sure when the compromise took place and whether or not are just restoring the problem - yes you can look at logs etc but I feel that this is a reactive response rather than proactive. Neil, you IT pro you One of main reasons for keeping with IPB and just upgrading to V2 was to minimise change and hence the learning curve for the members - I know simplicity is desired by many and that there are a few that like the extra bells and whisltes Vidar, I like your suggestion re: the competition - ideas?? Administering it may be a bit of a pain though ... The more I'm hearing, the more it seems that donations/limited advertising is the preferred route and I'd be inclined to agree with it. There's no rush ...
  12. Upgrading The Forum

    Thanks for the offer Robin but I've already got a handful of scripts that I've developed in the past for clients and their E-Commerce needs.
  13. Upgrading The Forum

    Thanks Rob Clive, I've had a look at phpBB again and now I remember why I moved away ... there are considerably more functions (especially admin related) with both IPB and VBulletin
  14. Upgrading The Forum

    Robert, I agree with you entirely and that's why I wouldn't be keen on charging really. (FYI, when I was thinking about it, I was thinking about £1 on registration) Robin, I knew that would be your stance straight away I too am a fan of GPL and you are teaching your granny here ... But sometimes, yes sometimes, it is worth spending the money - and yes I am a programmer/database developer Thanks for the backing David .. maybe this is the way forward and those who appreciate the service can contribute what they see fit A few reasons Clive ... security was breached more often on phpBB more so than on the other 'main' boards (and it could be timely before a patch was released). The admin functionality and user functionality was superior in IPB than in phpBB. I know phpBB has improved a bit of late but I still think that IPB v2 is better all round than the latest version of phpBB, IMO. It's all in the air at the moment and I'm not going to rush the changes ... things like customising the skin etc is all a consideration as I'd like to introduce more than just the forum in the future and want a consistent look and feel. Keep the ideas coming ...
  15. Admin Away

    New/potential members, please note that I'll be away at the Commonwealth Championships until 20th September - I'll sort out all admin tasks upon my return Thanks for your patience.
  16. Scope Stand Extension Rods

    Emma, He's only about 600miles away I should be at the Pershing Trials, Sywell - 25/26 of this month Do you know anyone going from your area/club?
  17. Telescope Eyepiece

    I've got a Kowa TS1 with a 25x zoom but I'm after a higher magnification eyepiece. Does anyone have/know of where I can get one? Many thanks
  18. Telescope Eyepiece

    Cheers Walt - see you next weekend
  19. Telescope Eyepiece

    Thanks for the link Trev, although on a quick squint I can't see anything
  20. Scatt System

    Further replies to non-Scatt related material in the light-hearted forum ...
  21. Scatt System

    I'll let you off Rob The biggest no no is companies registering on here solely to promote their products/services and nothing else. Helping others by suggesting a company is not too bad, however I still feel that the forum should not show favouritism for one particular supplier etc - monopolies act and all that
  22. Site Downtime

    Sorry for yesterday's downtime folks, there was a migration at the datacentre which should now provide faster hosting. Apologies for the lack of advanced warning
  23. Admin Away

    LOL, you're right. Since the forums are for members only, the news really has to be on 'publically' available area - hence it's taken from this category, which is not used as frequently Edit: Scrap that, ok the news is now pulled from 'General' just to keep you happy Sparks
  24. Any Use For Coaches?

    I was approached by a small business owner asking whether anyone would be interested in some of his products. As you know I do not advocate blatant selling on the forum, however I wondered if this product would be of use for the likes of Bisley. It is a 'waterproof' clipboard ... www.wetwritesolutions.com