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  • in reply to: Database problem!! #13234
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Frank, what system are you using? Windows/Mac? Version number/Browser etc.?

    Europe – East is there for me as well, it’s way above what comes up when you hit the pull down menu, so you have to scroll up, but it’s there.

    We would like to help, but maybe tell us what system you’re using would give a clue, because it’s obviously not a problem for some people.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #13211
    sirius
    Keymaster

    ….
    Also when posting photos the system automatic sorts and adds your pics by alphanumeric sequence. Anyway of turnig off that feature in order to allow pics to be posted as they are added?

    Images can be placed in-line anywhere you want, just us the "place in-line" button. You will have to set the cursor position before you hit this button, otherwise it will go right at the beginning (which seems like a bug). But it is certainly possibly to control where images go. Hope this helps.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #13017
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Matt,
    There is no reason to download anything to upload an avatar. It sounds like something is not quite right on your system.
    Cheers, -Peter

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Very nice Chris, so this is clearly pre-Victorian. It looks like he was invested with the GCMG in 1825. This from Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Adolphus,_Duke_of_Cambridge

    [attachment=0]Adolphus_Frederick_Duke_of_Cambridge.JPG[/attachment]
    Looks like he is wearing the star of the GCH in this portrait.

    Cheers, -Peter
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    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #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

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #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

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #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

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #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

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #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

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #13191
    sirius
    Keymaster

    megan wrote:
    > The limited access and censorship is unacceptable and must be ceased to
    > make this site usable.
    >
    This was unfortunately needed yesterday to control the influx of eastern european spammers, but you would of course know all about that as a web professional. If you were an OMSA member there would be no moderation imposed. We are working on making it accessible, without moderation – even for people like yourself, who choose not to be members of the Society.

    Thanks, -Peter

    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #13190
    sirius
    Keymaster

    megan wrote:
    > A promising start although there are some flaws, speaking as a professional
    > webhead.
    >
    > The home page is too wide.
    >
    I’m sorry to hear that, what devices are you using? We’ve tested the site on Mac/PC’s with the latest Safari/IE/Firefox and on all it looks good. Also on mobile devices like the iPhone/iPad the page adjust perfectly as it is supposed to. We are of course very interested in opinions from real-world professionals like yourself. Your own website is of course a good example of how a professional modern web-site can look.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Are posts now screened in Identification Section? #13186
    sirius
    Keymaster

    John, no not for OMSA members. I see that your signature is indicating you are an OMSA member, and that is excellent. However, you have to realize that on the old Forum there was no name registration required, only a valid email address. Since we have carried over all the userids from the old Forum, it has unfortunately not been possible to correctly identify all OMSA members, such as yourself, up front. I will update your status to OMSA member and there will be no moderation of your posts in the future.

    Unfortunately, we had to introduce the moderation step to prevent spammers form flooding the forum. This is hopefully a temporary measure. Sorry that you were hit by this measure. It should be corrected now. You may have to log out and in again for this to take effect.

    Thanks, -Peter

    in reply to: This should be interesting #12972
    sirius
    Keymaster

    I agree in some way with what you say, but for some items, it is possible to give a rough guide. In my own area of collecting, a British NGS 1793-1840 with ‘Syria’ clasp to a rating is about £650, give or take. There are lots of examples like this, but of course more specialized items may be more difficult.

    Cheers, -Peter

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