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  1. Hi guys,


    I tend not to get involved in transactions and purely provide the forum as a medium to allow shooters to communicate with one another and therefore allow them to deal with each other on agreeable terms, to both parties.


    Ian, I can appreciate your 'security concerns' regarding your bank account details but likewise I personally have purchased many goods by transferring money to a seller's bank account.

    It is entirely the prerogative of the seller AND buyer how they wish to conduct the business transaction. BOTH parties need to communicate and come to an amicable arrangement, which happens 99% of the time to be honest.


    Whilst any conditions imposed by a seller may put some buyers off, this is a decision they must take when posting the advert.


    I will amend the posting rules to state that the seller should identify acceptable forms of payment in the advert to avoid confusion up front.


    Many thanks folks and keep up the amicable trading ;)



  2. Remember folks, you may not have set the "automatic" timezone setting ticked.


    At the top right of the screen, you will see your name and a drop-down arrow.

    Click on the arrow and then "My Settings"


    Under General Settings, you should see a Timezone section and an option for "DST correction" ... tick this and save the settings.


    Hopefully, now you are posting with the 'correct time' :)

  3. It's more a case of getting the stock to fit the action :)


    I'm pretty sure that all the Bleiker plates under the action come pre-drilled for 1913 (2 bolts), 2013 (4 bolts) and Bleiker stock (6 bolts).


    As batty has said, good luck getting a 2nd hand one but you never know

  4. As some of you may or may not have noticed, one of the newer features in the forum is the ability to promote/demote a user's reputation by click on the little green + or red - icons (reputation.png) at the bottom right hand corner of a post.


    I noticed that members in some groups were able to use the feature and others not. All shooting members should now be able to use this feature, if not then please let me know.




  5. Since the new-look upgrade to stirton, I have a mug shot of somebody else showing up claiming to be me.

    I guess I can now go around insulting everybody - since nobody will take a swing at me!


    Hi Jon,


    Where about, or have you removed it?

  6. Great :)


    I should have said but for current members, you can simply 'associate' your forum account with your Facebook account so that you don't lose any settings such as your post count, previous threads you've contributed etc.


    If you are a new member who is registering you can simply use your existing/new Facebook account without having to associate with an existing Stirton.com account.

  7. Hi folks,


    If you use Facebook at all, then you should now be able to user your FB account to log in to the forum, thus having one less username and password combo to remember.


    1) Go to the login screen and the first time you try and log in with Facebook, a pop-up window should appear and you can enter your details.

    2) You will then be asked to link your FB account with your existing Stirton.com account.


    That should be it.


    Any problems, let me know.




  8. I've just done a major upgrade from v2.3 to v3.0 which you will hopefully like.

    There are a few issues with the gallery which I am aware of and will see if it is possible to fix the broken links, so please bear with me.


    Any other 'issues' that you feel are 'bugs' and not simply new features, then please let me know.


    Many thanks


  9. Hi Nell,


    Since you're not far, you might want to head to Logie Steading, Forres this week to the NSRA Scottish Meeting and you could put a wanted ad there and there will be suppliers there too.


    I've only got a right-handed pair of male trousers I'm afraid.

  10. The reason there's a limit on photo sizes is to reduce bandwidth and page load time for users on poorer links. If I let people upload 2-3Mb files it would be ridiculous.


    There are many programs out there, even free utilities that will allow you to reduce photos to say 800x600 (or less) and the size should even be less than 100Kb

  11. Folks,


    I've enabled further compression on the server ... (this site was already fairly well compressed)


    What does this mean?

    1) If your web browser support gzip, then all the pages are 'zipped', sent to your web browser and then 'unzipped'

    2) This means less data needs to be sent over the Internet for every page you click on


    Be interested to see whether you notice any difference in speed at all, or even if you get any weird side effects.




  12. Hi everyone,


    I know that some of you have registered more than once using different email addresses because you were unaware that your 'original' account could simply be updated with your new email address.


    If this rings true with you, then please either email: forum-admin@stirton.com OR PM me telling me:

    1) Old username OR old email address

    2) New username OR old email address

    3) Which forum account you wish to keep, the old or the new - either way, the email address will get updated to your active email address



    Your help in keeping the forum tidy is much appreciated.