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Re: History of the forum

Postby bmouthboyo » 05 Sep 2018, 16:46

I do have one gripe with the forum, and it is more of a technical nature. Every time I click a link to a notification, from say an email i need to log back in as on my mobile (iphone) a lot of sites don't stay logged in for long.

This is a pain as I use a password manager Lastpass and i have to faff about between apps verifying identity, copying forum password etc as my password here is very long and complex and I don't know it.

Might be an issue on my phone settings but does seem strict in having to be logged in here.
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Re: History of the forum

Postby kevtherev » 06 Sep 2018, 06:14

I always direct questions to the forum and our wiki if more than a few words are required.
I use facebook and champion good advice.
But when a question gets complicated I reference the forum topic, this forces the OP to look on here as a guest.

As for logging... in on my Samsung the biometric log in is quick.
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Re: History of the forum

Postby Mocki » 06 Sep 2018, 06:32

bmouthboyo wrote:I do have one gripe with the forum, and it is more of a technical nature. Every time I click a link to a notification, from say an email i need to log back in as on my mobile (iphone) a lot of sites don't stay logged in for long.
Might be an issue on my phone settings but does seem strict in having to be logged in here.

the stay logged in thing is dependent on cookies, and the lifespan of the cookies on your device.
i use iphone and ipad and stay logged in works fine, however my ancient XP laptop makes me log in every time i visit. TAPATALK app is very good for the mobile devices unless you need to do admin / moderation stuff(which you dont)

as for Facebook , yes its dropped the traffic here a degree, but for the good, it dropped the pointless drivel posts and flaming troll activity , but had very little effect on the t25ness..... and as a point of fact, take little notice of the amount of users to posts ratio, because this forum is auto pruned , so posts not replied to for varying degrees of time are auto deleted .
the active members to registered users ratio is pretty much the same as its always been , it peaks and ebbs like everything else..... always busier in the winter months when the van polishers darent go out :rollin
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Re: History of the forum

Postby 937carrera » 06 Sep 2018, 07:07

Mocki wrote:however my ancient XP laptop makes me log in every time i visit.


That's browser settings too, my XP laptop remembers cookies without issue.

I think we should all be so grateful that Club80-90 didn't go down the route of selling out to Vertical Scope, a Canadian company that has bought a lot of forums and monetises them by placing loads of ads and rubbish page layouts as consequence. It destroyed one in particular I used to frequent, the knowledgable people all stopped participating.

I'm sure offers will have been made, please continue rejecting them.

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Re: History of the forum

Postby toomanytoys » 09 Sep 2018, 19:34

Quite few of the original members don't come on here any more.. It was a real surprise and a celebration when we hit 100 members registered.. :rofl

And my join date on here isn't the true join date.. it was a lot earlier.. late 99 early 2000...
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Re: History of the forum

Postby R0B » 09 Sep 2018, 20:15

Quitters the lot of them.

Quite few of the original members don't come on here any more
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Re: History of the forum

Postby tonytech » 10 Sep 2018, 11:19

I'm never far away, Member No 477. Joined a lifetime ago.
Even though my van died a couple of years ago and I cant justify/afford another.
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Re: History of the forum

Postby Fritz » 13 Sep 2018, 22:16

I drop in from time to time but my T25 died on the operating table ( MOT Ramp) a couple of years ago.

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Re: History of the forum

Postby mrhutch » 13 Sep 2018, 23:25

:ok

now then Fritz. Hope you're well..
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Re: History of the forum

Postby hightop ratty » 14 Sep 2018, 08:30

As a matter of interest - how many (active) members are there now ?

A brilliant forum (& long may it continue :-) - which has eased my pain & fantastic insight from more knowledgeable members on many occasions.
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Re: History of the forum

Postby ermie571 » 14 Sep 2018, 09:03

Still active and I remember the EZboard :-)


Ps - still have the same van I joined with too!

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Re: History of the forum

Postby Mocki » 14 Sep 2018, 10:52

hightop ratty wrote:As a matter of interest - how many (active) members are there now ?



about 10% on a daily basis , roughly same as its always been.... considering back in 2003 when we managed 10 online at once , we had a celebration when it happened!
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Re: History of the forum

Postby ajsimmo » 15 Sep 2018, 07:58

I don't think we'd have had a business if it weren't for the forum. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Club 80-90, the forum (its founders, its moderators/admin, & its members) and the Wiki, and that's one reason I try to keep returning to help with technical advice where and when I can.
Thanks folks! Long live the forum!

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Re: History of the forum

Postby Sir Brixalot » 15 Sep 2018, 11:59

I feel I owe a lot. I've had so much help on here-so much it's almost embarrassing and it's given me the confidence to do my own repairs - I hadn't really done anything on my cars since I was a teenager in the 80s.
The Mods do it out of enthusiasm and haven't monetised it at all. Bugged me a bit when very few of us contributed to the charity appeal on here recently. We could all have put a fiver or tenner in even if we're not well off as a thanks for all the free advice and running of the forum
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Re: History of the forum

Postby Alzey » 15 Sep 2018, 18:17

+1 for what he said above.

Gives me great confidence to know that when I get stuck I can come on here and check the wiki and if I don't find the answer a plea for help invariably generates some top, top advice. There are some very experienced, knowledgeable and helpful folk on here. Thank you.

I'm even considering dropping the engine out and refurbishing the engine bay and possibly changing out the 1.9 for a 2.1, something I would never have even thought possible 6+ years ago when I bought the money drain.

I joined a couple of facebook sites recently, mainly looking for parts etc (honest guv), but I've seen nothing that compares with 80-90, long may it continue :D
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