Help I am getting a bit lost

Discussion in 'Forum Information and Issues' started by iploffy, 17 February 2013.

  1. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Is there any way we can put what scale each individual layout or WB thread is on the header bar at the top. No offence to any-one but I have just been reading a thread involving a load of wagons I would like to get, only to find out they are 4mm and not 7mm. I was most frustrated. On this forum everybody converts/improves things and it's getting a bit hard for me to be able to judge the difference between the scales and I don't think I am alone.
     
  2. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Your wish is my command. I've edited my doing (as opposed to waffling) threads using those fab tabs at the start of the title bar. Most pleased to see 'scattergun' is an option.
     
  3. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    You have to see my point the original forum was mainly for larger scale modellers so it was not a problem then but since then the different scales have arrived (I say again no offence is meant to anyone and may I add alot of excellent layouts and modelling skills too) that it's time that we started to label them as dear departed Cynric started, remember' SPAM'
     
  4. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Those options are available in 'layouts' and 'area 51' already, not sure that they have spread to all topics yet.
     
  5. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    I have gone back and done all of mine
     
  6. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Thanks for that update. I have been looking at the thread prefixes in the admin area and it seems very flexible which may explain why there is a variation across the different areas.

    Basically the software allows you to enable prefixes for specific areas, hence in the 2mm lounge one of the prefixes available is 2mm, but 7mm, S7 etc is not listed etc. I'll go through them and check they are available in the relevant areas but there are plenty of options available so if you've got an example of ones missing then please let me know.
     
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  7. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Thank you for this Adrian. Good to read that WTers can suggest where omissions can be rectified, seems to be a good opportunity for us all to PM to "WT Admin" (or did that "member" join for another reason?).

    regards, Graham
     
  8. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    so can we have some more specific to the larger scales like the BLUE room
     
  9. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    What member Doggers
     
  10. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Can you explain that really slowly for me to grasp ( and not the member)
     
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  11. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    I presume it's a cryptic reference to the user WT Admin
    http://www.westernthunder.co.uk/index.php?members/wt-admin.633/

    This was set up by Dikitriki at the time when we were trying to work out what edit options were available to the general users rather than the Flying squad. If you look on the users information page it quite clearly shows who created it.

    It's not the only generic user in the system either - Cynric set up a couple of nom-de-plumes for testing various bits of functionality.
     
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  12. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    WT Admin was created for a specific purpose, and is not a member as such. Contact with Admin should be made either by PM to one of the Flying Squad or using the reporting function as before.

    Richard
     
  13. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Likewise.... ;)
    Just to back up what Adrian & Richard have said; also, that "members" such as 'WT Admin' are not the start of a route to Anony-Mods either. We post as ourselves, without any sense of "immunity", and are therefore as accountable as anyone else for what we say. Don't ask how I know....

    The idea in the OP is a good one, I think, and a way to avoid even more sub-division of Sections, too.
     
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  14. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Didn't we have the boss of the Sweeney on here that was one of Cynrics
     
  15. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    There was. "Chief Inspector". Again, Cynric just used 'it' for testing purposes. Now deleted, I think.