OMSA Website discussion

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  • #13161

    felix
    Member

    Thanks to add me as a member.

    On the "publications’ page, if I want to buy a monograph, I only have the "non member" option.

    A very good idea to scan the past issues of the JOMSA, but certainly a long work.

    #13162

    Christophe
    Participant

    Hi to all,

    Just discovering this new version… No comment, as it would be prelmature to do so, only afew minutes after joining the new website…

    But…

    1. Where is the old stuff ?
    2. No French section or sub-forum ? I was the Moderator of this section in nthe "old" forum and we (a number of members)made a lot to make it clean and clear…
    3. Why the need to change passwords… ?

    I will have many more questions and remarks, but as far as today, i’m lost here… :(

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13063

    Christophe
    Participant

    I understand now what the others meant by censorship…. :evil:
    More than 10 years in OMSA to be censored ? Hmmmm…. :(

    Ch.

    #13065

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Felix wrote:
    > Thanks to add me as a member.
    >
    > On the "publications’ page, if I want to buy a monograph, I only have
    > the "non member" option.
    >
    > A very good idea to scan the past issues of the JOMSA, but certainly a long
    > work.
    On the main OMSA home page, you should see the pull down menu under Publications with an option to go to the Publications for OMSA Members only.

    Cheers, -Peter

    #13066

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Christophe wrote:
    > I understand now what the others meant by censorship…. :evil:
    > More than 10 years in OMSA to be censored ? Hmmmm…. :(
    >
    > Ch.

    The user ids were copied from the old website where there was no way of indicating if you were an OMSA member or not. In fact the only requirement was a working email address. In the process of transferring, we have tried to identify OMSA members, but this was not possible in many cases, such as yours. We are sorry about this inconvenience, and will get your status updated.
    There is no censorship for anyone, and OMSA members can post without moderation.

    Thanks, -Peter

    #13074

    tab
    Participant

    I first visited the forum today and I see the usual suspects with the usual (I assume) pictures / icons / avatars displaying with their comments. Mine are not. They were in the old site. Do I need to upload them again? How? My next step is to read the FAQ, but it’s SO much easier to just shout out. Thanks! Tim

    #13075

    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Tim,

    Unfortunately icons and avatars did not make the transition. I am afraid you will have to re-load those parts.

    Glad you have made it to the new site.

    John

    #13076

    sirius
    Keymaster

    In addition to what John mentioned, if you have problems with the avatar, please let us know we’re happy to help. Current limitations are: 11KB and 90x135pixels.

    Cheers, -Peter

    #13078

    megan
    Moderator

    Further issues. There is no ‘remember me’ function, necessitating logging in every visit. Made worse by the complete mess that is the login page. Here is a screen-shot of what I see:

    [attachment=0]omsa-login-page.jpg[/attachment]

    Other resources accessed from the top menu – publications, convention and research – suffer similar distortion of content.

    Whilst appreciating the need to keep spammers at bay, once it has been seen that a user is genuine, it is conventional professional practice to remove any need for moderation.

    Unfortunately the one thing my archiving of the medals database omitted was the date something was posted so comparisions and re-uploads will take longer than I’d like.

    Still in favour of a PDF archive of JOMSA, willing to help with the process… and provision of same might even make joining the society something to be considered once I get a job.
    omsa-login-page.jpg

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    #13089

    Christophe
    Participant

    Thanks Peter, for your answer.

    But two of my questions still remain un-answered :

    1. Where is the content of the "old" website ? Will it be transferred ? Or is it lost ?

    2. Why is there no French section or sub-forum ? I was the Moderator of this section in the "old" forum and we (a number of members)made a lot to make it clean and clear…

    Can you help about this ?

    Many thanks.

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13095

    sirius
    Keymaster

    megan wrote:
    > Further issues. There is no ‘remember me’ function, necessitating logging
    > in every visit. Made worse by the complete mess that is the login page.
    > Here is a screen-shot of what I see:
    >
    > [attachment=0]omsa-login-page.jpg[/attachment]
    >
    > Other resources accessed from the top menu – publications, convention and
    > research – suffer similar distortion of content.
    >

    What browser are you using? I suspect it is a very old version of IE. We have tested the website on: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Blackberry, Iphone, Ipad and the pages display correctly in all of them. You are the only person who have reported this problem. I would like to help, because what you show is clearly not what other people see.

    As far as the moderation block for non-OMSA members, we hope to be able to remove it very soon. We have new anti-spamming blocks in place, and so far they seem to work. I’m sorry for the inconvenience for you.

    Thanks, -Peter

    #13096

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Christophe wrote:
    > Thanks Peter, for your answer.
    >
    > But two of my questions still remain un-answered :
    >
    > 1. Where is the content of the "old" website ? Will it be
    > transferred ? Or is it lost ?
    >
    > 2. Why is there no French section or sub-forum ? I was the Moderator of
    > this section in the "old" forum and we (a number of members)made
    > a lot to make it clean and clear…
    >
    > Can you help about this ?

    The old website is not lost, we are actively moving things worth keeping from the old Forum over, including the French sections you worked on. The missing French subsection will be re-created. Stay tuned…..

    Cheers, -Peter

    #13098

    Christophe
    Participant

    Hi Peter,

    Great !!!!!! ;)

    Many thanks.

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13100

    Christophe
    Participant

    Sirius wrote:
    > megan wrote:
    > > Further issues. There is no ‘remember me’ function, necessitating logging
    > > in every visit. Made worse by the complete mess that is the login page.
    > > Here is a screen-shot of what I see:
    > > > >
    >
    > What browser are you using? I suspect it is a very old version of IE. We have tested
    > the website on: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Blackberry, Iphone, Ipad and the pages
    > display correctly in all of them. You are the only person who have reported this
    > problem. I would like to help, because what you show is clearly not what other people
    > see.
    >

    Hi Peter,

    I have the same pb as Megan : i have to log in again at each visit. I use IE8…

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13102

    felix
    Member

    Felix wrote:
    > Another issue, if I’m closing my navigator (Firefox) and open it again to
    > go the OMSA forum I need to log in again (on the older forum, I didn’t need
    > to log in each time) and when logged, I click on the forum page but I’m
    > directed to the homepage.

    Already said.

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