New members - or lack of them??

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New members - or lack of them??

Postby Dave_Holden » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:34 pm

Hello all.

Tonight I tried to join under another name and with a new password, it was impossible for me to get the site to accept the security CAPTCHA. I have contacted our engineer in Budapest and we need this sorting urgently. I don't know the reason or if its a malicious attack, but it probably explains why we have had no new members for weeks.

I will keep you all informed, but I am very fed up about this indeed - I am trying to investigate and get it sorted. Frustrating is not the word, but yes I am beginning to wonder if we have been sabotaged.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 am

Certainly looking towards an update on this Dave.

Regards Mark.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:35 am

Tailgunnerdownunder wrote:Certainly looking towards an update on this Dave.

Regards Mark.


Just wondering Dave, what gave you the idea to even try that angle? Either way damn good thinking.

Regards Mark.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Christopher Ailsby » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 am

Well done Dave.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Dave_Holden » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:15 am

Well Mark it was just the thought that we have had no new members for a long time - will keep you all informed.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby EwanS » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:12 pm

many guys I directed here had problems sign up and we lost them mate!

I even told them to avoid tapatalk this forum didn't like using it, I am sure IPAD uses this to post on forums etc some people only have an IPAD or Tablet.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:23 pm

EwanS wrote:many guys I directed here had problems sign up and we lost them mate!

I even told them to avoid tapatalk this forum didn't like using it, I am sure IPAD uses this to post on forums etc some people only have an IPAD or Tablet.

That's amazing to know and in hindsight probably should have been forwarded to Dave before but he's on it now which is the main thing. Regards Mark

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby The Devils Bank » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:35 pm

I know those Captcha picture things are a pain, some times it takes three goes to get the right combination.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Dave_Holden » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Keep you all informed, our engineer is on it :thumbsup:

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Monitoring the forum over the past few days I've noticed an increase in the number of "guests" count. Sometimes up to 13 and down to 7. Seems an unusual high number and not often seen from my experience. So what is a guest? A potential member that hasn't joined as yet. Very unusual number sustained over several days and none have joined at a time when we also haven't had any new members for some time. Something is amiss here. Of course a guest can also be a member who doesn't wish to login and show that they have been watching the forum. But then one would ask...why would that be so? Regards Mark

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:25 pm

May be it's to see what the effect it's having on the forum?

Could the "no new members" thing be the one they're interested in and are keeping an eye out to see the responce?

Fine if people are looking at the forum, but, to go for so long with out any one joining is very odd indeed. :-?

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:18 pm

Especially when as a guest your opinions are limited and you can't see any pics etc yet you hang around and don't join. Something not right there. Regards Mark

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Australian Guy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:10 am

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Still getting this message that the capture is not working, so you can't actually register!
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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:53 am

Indeed mate I'm aware of that problem but up to 13 guests maybe more waiting to sign up when we are lucky to get that many in 12 months just seems a little out of the ordinary. Appreciate your input :thumbsup: thanks regards Mark

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Dave_Holden » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:30 am

Still waiting on an answer - more complicated than first thought.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby mloppkit » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:57 pm

Hi Dave,

I have recommended Broadsword to some fellow Eagle enthusiasts with amazing collections hoping that they will join but they often report back to me of technical difficulties that prevent them from viewing or posting and just give up ie. this example from Robert Howard 8 months back who has a lot of knowledge and would have had a lot of amazing items to share?

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Michael
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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Dave_Holden » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:18 am

This is really bad Michael, great potential members being lost. Vadim our engineer is working on this and I will give a full update shortly. Another problem to solve, another mountain to climb - keep the faith guys, it will be sorted, just need a little time.
Thanks to all for your patience.

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Re: New members - or lack of them??

Postby Christopher Ailsby » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:31 am

Dave, we are with the "Force". You do great things for us, these LOG IN problems are hard to set up. I have had similar problems with other sites. As a dyslectic person, this is even harder. I tend to say "can not manage it" go some where else. So again a great thanks for what you do.

Christopher

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