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billgatesthethird
April 13th, 2008, 07:24 AM
Can someone explain why it is that when I logon here the set of boards under 'maintenance of way support' is shown, but if I don't logon it isn't and when I do logon and then click the TRS2006 link I get another nag screen telling me I can't access that forum/board? What is this all about? Whatever happened to the early forum which was easy to search (no silly characters to resolve and type in to prove I'm human!) and easy to browse! This one sucks!

BGIII

dmdrake
April 13th, 2008, 08:48 AM
If you don't login the forum treats you as an unregistered visitor. I believe that if you are not registered for TRS2006 you will not get into that forum.

BLACKWATCH
April 13th, 2008, 09:01 AM
If you don't login the forum treats you as an unregistered visitor. I believe that if you are not registered for TRS2006 you will not get into that forum.

Incorrect, I am only registered with UTC & TRS2004 but can access all areas including TRS2006 & TC.


Can someone explain why it is that when I logon here the set of boards under 'maintenance of way support' is shown, but if I don't logon it isn't and when I do logon and then click the TRS2006 link I get another nag screen telling me I can't access that forum/board? What is this all about? Whatever happened to the early forum which was easy to search (no silly characters to resolve and type in to prove I'm human!) and easy to browse! This one sucks!

BGIII

As far as I am aware, the forum does not entertain guests, so if you don't log-on (hence proving you are registered) the forum will not be open to you.
(does it hurt to log-on ?)

If you are logged in & find you can't access all the sections, then you need to contact the "Helpdesk", they can then sort it out for you.

Babies "Suck", leaches "Suck", this forum doesn't.

zatovisualworks
April 13th, 2008, 09:12 AM
:hehe:

Mr. Heir of Bill Gates is getting very stubborn with this forum sucking. I don't see any baby sucking over here, nor we are little lambs sucking and bleating. :hehe:

Please, do not complain if your threads are removed (as your previous one) after you too much sucking.

The bleating side of Alberte :wave:

dmdrake
April 13th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Incorrect, I am only registered with UTC & TRS2004 but can access all areas including TRS2006 & TC.

Thanks BLACKWATCH, I wasn't sure about that.:confused:

Dave

BLACKWATCH
April 13th, 2008, 09:45 AM
That's OK Dave, none of us knows everything, I learn new things on here everyday, that's why we need this community, if we have a problem, there is
usually someone out there that has solved it in the past, or will help solve it if the answer has not yet been found. :D

billgatesthethird
April 13th, 2008, 02:44 PM
<quote>
That's OK Dave, none of us knows everything, I learn new things on here everyday, that's why we need this community, if we have a problem, there is
usually someone out there that has solved it in the past, or will help solve it if the answer has not yet been found.
</quote>

[Note the quote button is not working properly for me, hence the lash-up above]

Perhaps this is an Opera thing? Sometimes I just go round in a loop, always ending up at the page that tells me either I've not signed on or I don't have enough privileges to get any further, or that the admin have it in for me!

Well it's clear that none of us know everything and may I suggest that a good start would be to read posts before replying! This is not specific to the quotee above, I just happened to post after him. Yes, I was logged on (as I explained) and yes I am registered with the TRS2006 product, for what that's worth.

So it's clear that these forums suck, in that the software doesn't work. Probably an in-house Auran design.

Anyone with similar experience that has got round the problems?

BGIII

BLACKWATCH
April 13th, 2008, 06:21 PM
billgatesthethird
Perhaps this is an Opera thing?

Then try using a different browser, IE or Firefox for example, there are plenty of alternatives to Opera.

Methinks it's your browser that sucks, not Aurans software. :D

R701Rusty
April 13th, 2008, 10:07 PM
<quote>
That's OK Dave, none of us knows everything, I learn new things on here everyday, that's why we need this community, if we have a problem, there is
usually someone out there that has solved it in the past, or will help solve it if the answer has not yet been found.
</quote>

[Note the quote button is not working properly for me, hence the lash-up above]

Perhaps this is an Opera thing? Sometimes I just go round in a loop, always ending up at the page that tells me either I've not signed on or I don't have enough privileges to get any further, or that the admin have it in for me!

Well it's clear that none of us know everything and may I suggest that a good start would be to read posts before replying! This is not specific to the quotee above, I just happened to post after him. Yes, I was logged on (as I explained) and yes I am registered with the TRS2006 product, for what that's worth.

So it's clear that these forums suck, in that the software doesn't work. Probably an in-house Auran design.

Anyone with similar experience that has got round the problems?

BGIII

It is quite clear to me that this is not an Opera specific problem as I am using Opera as I write. Hope this helps

Cheers
Russell

ad602000
April 13th, 2008, 11:51 PM
I always love reading posts by people with a positive outlook:)

collinsl
April 14th, 2008, 11:38 AM
The forum software, just to be pedantic, is freely available for purchase on the internet, and was not made by Auran.

billgatesthethird
April 14th, 2008, 12:07 PM
It is quite clear to me that this is not an Opera specific problem as I am using Opera as I write. Hope this helps

Cheers
Russell

Why am I not surprised? Thanks for the input!

BGIII

billgatesthethird
April 14th, 2008, 12:09 PM
The forum software, just to be pedantic, is freely available for purchase on the internet, and was not made by Auran.

Well it's a pity that such an undeveloped system was chosen, there are many better examples. No doubt all the icons and so on was a factor, rather than function.

BGIII

BLACKWATCH
April 14th, 2008, 01:14 PM
Well it's a pity that such an undeveloped system was chosen, there are many better examples. No doubt all the icons and so on was a factor, rather than function.

BGIII

If you have such a disliking for this forum, may I politely suggest that you put your views where the the sun don't shine, and toddle off to another forum that is more to your taste.

zatovisualworks
April 14th, 2008, 01:51 PM
:hehe: As I posted elsewhere ( http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showpost.php?p=265329&postcount=38 )

I'm deeply in love with BGIII (the most positive supporting fan of this forum up to date). His/her acute evaluation of cons at this forum dazzles and fascinates me!

http://www.zatovisualworks.com/smileys/batch3/wow.gif

LieLestoSbrat
April 15th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Well it's a pity that such an undeveloped system was chosen, there are many better examples. No doubt all the icons and so on was a factor, rather than function.

BGIII

You do realise that the forum use the vBulletin software, which is a widely used forum software and could possibly be seen as industry standard.

Rob

billgatesthethird
April 17th, 2008, 06:00 AM
You do realise that the forum use the vBulletin software, which is a widely used forum software and could possibly be seen as industry standard.

Rob

I hope and trust 'industry' standards are better than this! Please explain why it is, that when I'm logged in, I can view the TRS2004 forum/board but not the TRS2006 one? These boards suck, not just because of the tripe some people write on them either!

BGIII

BLACKWATCH
April 17th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Please explain why it is, that when I'm logged in, I can view the TRS2004 forum/board but not the TRS2006 one

You have been told, contact the HELPDESK, they are the only ones who can help you.
If you haven't contacted them, it's your own fault for being too busy moaning on here and saying everything "Sucks".
IMHO the only thing on here that "Sucks", is your attitude, in fact, not only does it "Suck" it "Stinks".

johnwhelan
April 17th, 2008, 07:00 AM
I hope and trust 'industry' standards are better than this! Please explain why it is, that when I'm logged in, I can view the TRS2004 forum/board but not the TRS2006 one? These boards suck, not just because of the tripe some people write on them either!

BGIII

Have you tried basket weaving as a more suitable hobby? I understand the frustration levels can be a little lower and there are a number of classes with a real live instructor who can assist you for a fee.

Cheerio

John

billgatesthethird
April 17th, 2008, 09:29 AM
Have you tried basket weaving as a more suitable hobby? I understand the frustration levels can be a little lower and there are a number of classes with a real live instructor who can assist you for a fee.

John

Thanks for that John. I confess I'm not a patient man, and it doesn't help when the thread fills with clueless chatter that doesn't get to the point.

Is there a basket-weaving forum on here? I wonder if they have problems downloading basket designs, and if everytime they get 2 hrs into weaving a new one it suddenly disappears in front of their eyes!

BGIII

zatovisualworks
April 17th, 2008, 09:34 AM
;) I still love you, my dearest BGIII. And the Helpdesk loves you more.

The patience weaving side of Alberte :wave:

Zwabberaar
April 17th, 2008, 10:16 AM
These boards suck, not just because of the tripe some people write on them either!

BGIII

Poor boy, talking to himself again. :wave:

GreatEastern
April 17th, 2008, 10:28 AM
vBulletin is widely used. I suggest its an error somewhere between the chair and the keyboard? Suggest replacement user? :p

Yeh the helpdesk should be able to help, just sounds like a small bug or a dodgy set of permissions to me.

Andy

aardvark1
April 17th, 2008, 11:37 AM
It seems that BG3 has found the path to the TRS2006 forums...and now he is asking for help.

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=25099

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=25101

No doubt that everyone will join in to answer his questions. We are, after all, the best and most informative forums and community for offering help, and perhaps some "tripe" from time to time.

billgatesthethird
April 18th, 2008, 06:23 AM
It seems that BG3 has found the path to the TRS2006 forums...and now he is asking for help.



Think of it as a second chance to impress me, "aardvark1", so far you're not doing too well.

As for accessing these wretched forums, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, no-one seems to know why. Helpdesk is silent on the subject as yet.

Regds,BGIII

JCitron
April 18th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Think of it as a second chance to impress me, "aardvark1", so far you're not doing too well.

As for accessing these wretched forums, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, no-one seems to know why. Helpdesk is silent on the subject as yet.

Regds,BGIII

Have you blown your cookies and internet temporary files away? This helps clear up a lot of weird problems with login-related issues, and not just on the "wretched" Trainz forums.

Again, if you don't like it here, go away. We've tried to be nice, and all you do complain.:o

John