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Title: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 22, 2012, 05:38:45 AM
I am working on the site during the day (Wednesday) so there may be slight changes each time you login.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 22, 2012, 07:55:05 AM
Just a few! My eyes hurt.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: andyh on August 22, 2012, 08:05:04 AM
does not view very well on an Ipad
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 22, 2012, 08:06:11 AM
does not view very well on an Ipad

This is only temporary, I'm sure.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Ad@m on August 22, 2012, 08:56:05 AM
Works well on my non-Apple smartphone. I like it - much cleaner than before. However this is probably due to the lack of adverts which I'm sure will change once the tinkering has stopped.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2012, 09:03:19 AM
You know if you're working on the site we're bound to sign six players today!
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 22, 2012, 09:25:55 AM
does not view very well on an Ipad

This is only temporary, I'm sure.

Mobile theme installed.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Rick_avfc on August 22, 2012, 09:41:45 AM
Im using Mozilla firefox and finding that this box doesn't seem to continue off the screen meaning that the text is not wrapping on to the next line.  Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just this borwser?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Chris Smith on August 22, 2012, 09:48:07 AM
Im using Mozilla firefox and finding that this box doesn't seem to continue off the screen meaning that the text is not wrapping on to the next line.  Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just this borwser?


I'm using Firefox too and it all looks fine to me.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 22, 2012, 09:55:15 AM
Im using Mozilla firefox and finding that this box doesn't seem to continue off the screen meaning that the text is not wrapping on to the next line.  Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just this borwser?


I have it running on three differing screens using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, with no problems (l am still working on the layout theme and colour).
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Rick_avfc on August 22, 2012, 10:12:05 AM
Im using Mozilla firefox and finding that this box doesn't seem to continue off the screen meaning that the text is not wrapping on to the next line.  Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just this borwser?


I have it running on three differing screens using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, with no problems (l am still working on the layout theme and colour).

Weird..... when i type a sentence and it gets towards the end of the screen, rather than wrapping to the next line, it just continues and disappears off the screen so i cant see anything after and dont know if there are mistakes im making etc.  Like now, ive typed this and its  has disappeared off my screen after the word "CANT" so I have no idea what im typing and if it makes sense lol
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: levico on August 22, 2012, 10:21:50 AM
Looks great on my iPad.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Chipsticks on August 22, 2012, 10:22:51 AM
Gave me a shock!
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Rick_avfc on August 22, 2012, 10:47:37 AM
Just switched to IE 9 from mozilla and all is well   :D
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Summers on August 22, 2012, 11:12:45 AM
Feels much nicer so far.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Rick_avfc on August 22, 2012, 11:18:04 AM
I have to admit, it does look a lot better than before.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: andyh on August 22, 2012, 11:50:40 AM
Looks lovely..well done Martin
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: danlanza on August 22, 2012, 05:10:18 PM
Im using Mozilla firefox and finding that this box doesn't seem to continue off the screen meaning that the text is not wrapping on to the next line.  Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just this borwser?


I have it running on three differing screens using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, with no problems (l am still working on the layout theme and colour).

Weird..... when i type a sentence and it gets towards the end of the screen, rather than wrapping to the next line, it just continues and disappears off the screen so i cant see anything after and dont know if there are mistakes im making etc.  Like now, ive typed this and its  has disappeared off my screen after the word "CANT" so I have no idea what im typing and if it makes sense lol
I have had the same problem for about a week,don't know if it is something Martin has done but it has stopped when i came on the site today. Take a bow Martin.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Salsa Party Animal on August 22, 2012, 05:13:04 PM
don't like dark orange /red colour used for name. Change it please :)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 22, 2012, 05:53:15 PM
Not too keen on the orange names. The rest is excellent, Martin.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 22, 2012, 05:57:58 PM
Bit of an odd thing happens when you quote a post. Trying to edit it down so that only the relevant bits are kept, the reply window doesn't wrap. Using IE9.

And are you still on the non-secure version? Are Wikileaks about to pounce on us?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 22, 2012, 06:16:43 PM
don't like dark orange /red colour used for name. Change it please :)


Not finished yet, still working on all the bits and pieces.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 22, 2012, 10:50:55 PM
does not view very well on an Ipad

This is only temporary, I'm sure.

Mobile theme installed.

I can't expand the pages on an iPad with finger strokes or whatever you call them on the mobile site, very odd, is this a Mobile site 'feature'?

Works perfectly on the full site.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: eamonn on August 23, 2012, 12:36:37 AM
Will we get our locations and signatures back?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Steve R on August 23, 2012, 03:34:50 AM
viewing from my laptop (win7/chrome) the frame for entering posts does not word wrap and scrolls right when I hit the right edge of the viewable section. It's as if it has lost its width property.

If I hit 'preview' the preview frame does wordwrap but appears offset and truncates the first 8 characters or so on the left hand side (throughout the post).
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 23, 2012, 08:12:58 AM
No scrollbar on the RHS of the posting box when modifying or replying to a post.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 23, 2012, 11:11:09 AM
viewing from my laptop (win7/chrome) the frame for entering posts does not word wrap and scrolls right when I hit the right edge of the viewable section. It's as if it has lost its width property.

If I hit 'preview' the preview frame does wordwrap but appears offset and truncates the first 8 characters or so on the left hand side (throughout the post).
No scrollbar on the RHS of the posting box when modifying or replying to a post.

You need to clear your cache!
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 23, 2012, 11:15:18 AM
Will we get our locations and signatures back?

Done
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 23, 2012, 11:17:30 AM
Quote
I can't expand the pages on an iPad with finger strokes or whatever you call them on the mobile site, very odd, is this a Mobile site 'feature'?

Works perfectly on the full site.

I don't have access to an ipad at the moment, will try and look at it tonight.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Steve R on August 23, 2012, 11:42:40 AM
viewing from my laptop (win7/chrome) the frame for entering posts does not word wrap and scrolls right when I hit the right edge of the viewable section. It's as if it has lost its width property.

If I hit 'preview' the preview frame does wordwrap but appears offset and truncates the first 8 characters or so on the left hand side (throughout the post).
No scrollbar on the RHS of the posting box when modifying or replying to a post.

You need to clear your cache!

Thanks - that worked
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 23, 2012, 06:57:07 PM
viewing from my laptop (win7/chrome) the frame for entering posts does not word wrap and scrolls right when I hit the right edge of the viewable section. It's as if it has lost its width property.

If I hit 'preview' the preview frame does wordwrap but appears offset and truncates the first 8 characters or so on the left hand side (throughout the post).
No scrollbar on the RHS of the posting box when modifying or replying to a post.

You need to clear your cache!

Do what now?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 23, 2012, 09:31:46 PM
Quote

Do what now?

What browser are you using?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 23, 2012, 09:32:22 PM
I was only messing.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 23, 2012, 09:33:11 PM
Is the orange 'New' button here to stay?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 23, 2012, 09:34:18 PM
It's on my list.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 23, 2012, 09:42:03 PM
Is the orange 'New' button here to stay?

Done
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 23, 2012, 09:43:10 PM
Much better.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 24, 2012, 05:52:41 PM
Scrolling when quoting on an iPad is hopelessly f*cked.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 24, 2012, 06:40:39 PM
Scrolling when quoting on an iPad is hopelessly f*cked.

Works fine with BlackBerry PlayBook if a little slow.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 24, 2012, 07:16:22 PM
Scrolling when quoting on an iPad is hopelessly f*cked.

Works fine with BlackBerry PlayBook if a little slow.

Just tried on ipad2 in Safari and Google full site and Mobile, and on iphone3s full site and mobile, and finally a Huawei 300 android phone full site and mobile, quoting worked as I expected.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 24, 2012, 07:25:52 PM
I'm on an iPad original, and what I hold have said was wrapping wasn't working. I tried it on pelty/transfer thread, and as soon as I quoted, the thing stopped wrapping. It made trying to edit it a nightmare.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on August 24, 2012, 08:12:34 PM
I'm on an iPad original, and what I hold have said was wrapping wasn't working. I tried it on pelty/transfer thread, and as soon as I quoted, the thing stopped wrapping. It made trying to edit it a nightmare.

Is it okay in Mobile version?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woody on September 03, 2012, 02:27:54 PM
Doesn't work anymore via Safari on iphone4. Message comes back of "too many redirects occurred"

.net home page ok but the forum doesn't work
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on September 03, 2012, 04:13:24 PM
I'm getting the top half of a page loading immediately, then the bottom half (with all the info on it) loading, shall we say, at its leisure. This is on a PC with IE9 Windows 7 and an iPad Safari.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on September 03, 2012, 07:10:02 PM
Just tried it on ipad2, iphone3 and 4 with safari. Iphone2 in google, and an Huawei ascend300 all without error.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on September 03, 2012, 07:10:33 PM
You own a lot of gadgets!
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on September 03, 2012, 07:14:39 PM
You own a lot of gadgets!
iphone4 and ipad2 our my daughters (she is at work!) iphone3 was Stevens old one, and the Huawei I just got :-)

All useful for testing!
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on September 03, 2012, 08:11:05 PM
At 19:57 I refreshed this page. Everything at the top loaded, then the claret band (but no page of thread info) and the Heroes Links menu on the left, immediately.

Then at 20:03 the rest of the page loaded with the page numbers, title and posts.

This is on an iPad, but it's identical on a PC. The ipad is on wireless, the PC wired. I restarted the router just in case. All other websites are loading super fast.

Is it some funky BT issue that's taken exception to H&V? Or is there some sort of delay reading the DB? It looks as though it's not widespread or others would be whining like me :-)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on September 03, 2012, 08:21:19 PM
That took 8 minutes to fill the screen after pressing post. I'lll stop now, honest.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: danlanza on September 04, 2012, 03:18:09 PM
To any Moderators.
      Having problems logging into the Heroes Prediction league, again.
      It must be something i am doing but i cannot find out what. I have had to change my password 3 times recently, the latest time about ten mins ago, put in the new password that was sent to my e-mail and still cannot log on. Help very much appreciated.
                                           Cheers, danlanza.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on September 04, 2012, 03:21:26 PM
To any Moderators.
      Having problems logging into the Heroes Prediction league, again.
      It must be something i am doing but i cannot find out what. I have had to change my password 3 times recently, the latest time about ten mins ago, put in the new password that was sent to my e-mail and still cannot log on. Help very much appreciated.
                                           Cheers, danlanza.

PM me your most recent password
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: bob on September 05, 2012, 09:02:08 PM
Any chance of a button to go straight to the first post you haven't read on a thread on iPhone?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on September 06, 2012, 10:37:38 AM
Any chance of a button to go straight to the first post you haven't read on a thread on iPhone?
There is talk of one in next version.

For now l use [Search] then the 'grid' icon on bar by 'logged in as:' select 'Unread Posts' then 'Done' find topic you want and select the arrow > on the right.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: bob on September 06, 2012, 06:32:20 PM
Ok thanks.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on September 26, 2012, 05:48:42 PM
Is anyone having trouble viewing the mobile version of this site? Mine was fine but for the last few days I can only get the main site on my phone?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on September 26, 2012, 06:04:50 PM
Sure you're logged in? Apologise if that's stupid.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on September 26, 2012, 06:23:38 PM
Yeah, I never log out yet it seems to have switched from the funky mobile version to the main version, still usable but not as mobile friendly. Maybe there's a setting somewhere that I have inadvertently changed.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on September 26, 2012, 06:24:40 PM
Sorted it, I am indeed stupid.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: andyh on April 09, 2013, 08:34:04 AM
Doesn't work anymore via Safari on iphone4. Message comes back of "too many redirects occurred"

.net home page ok but the forum doesn't work
I have just stared getting this on my Ipad.
H&V has been working fine on it for ever, but this week I can't get on.....any ideas please ? 
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on April 09, 2013, 05:12:56 PM
Doesn't work anymore via Safari on iphone4. Message comes back of "too many redirects occurred"

.net home page ok but the forum doesn't work
I have just stared getting this on my Ipad.
H&V has been working fine on it for ever, but this week I can't get on.....any ideas please ? 

Both .net and here work fine on my daughters iPhone, and my iPad.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: adrenachrome on April 09, 2013, 10:03:46 PM
Doesn't work anymore via Safari on iphone4. Message comes back of "too many redirects occurred"

.net home page ok but the forum doesn't work
I have just stared getting this on my Ipad.
H&V has been working fine on it for ever, but this week I can't get on.....any ideas please ? 

Both .net and here work fine on my daughters iPhone, and my iPad.

I am all about the Open Source Android myself, but give this is a spin:
Quote

Symptoms

When trying to view a website using Safari, you may see the alert message: "Could not open the page. Too many redirects occurred trying to open (website name)." This may occur if you open a page that is redirected to open another page, which is then redirected to open the original page.
Resolution

This issue is typically caused by the website you're trying to view, not by Safari. Safari may be able to open the website at a later time, when the website's redirect problem has been corrected.

Occasionally, the issue might be caused by an interaction with Safari. The issue may also occur because redirect information has been retained beyond its useful life.  In some cases, resetting Safari may allow you to regain access to a website. To do that, follow these steps:

    Choose Safari > Reset Safari.
    Only check "Remove all cookies" and "Empty the Cache."
    Click Reset.

If the issue persists, sending feedback to the affected website may help. You can also send feedback to Apple by choosing Safari > Report Bugs to Apple.


Apple Support (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3320)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: andyh on April 10, 2013, 08:30:56 AM
Doesn't work anymore via Safari on iphone4. Message comes back of "too many redirects occurred"

.net home page ok but the forum doesn't work
I have just stared getting this on my Ipad.
H&V has been working fine on it for ever, but this week I can't get on.....any ideas please ? 

Both .net and here work fine on my daughters iPhone, and my iPad.

I am all about the Open Source Android myself, but give this is a spin:
Quote

Symptoms

When trying to view a website using Safari, you may see the alert message: "Could not open the page. Too many redirects occurred trying to open (website name)." This may occur if you open a page that is redirected to open another page, which is then redirected to open the original page.
Resolution

This issue is typically caused by the website you're trying to view, not by Safari. Safari may be able to open the website at a later time, when the website's redirect problem has been corrected.

Occasionally, the issue might be caused by an interaction with Safari. The issue may also occur because redirect information has been retained beyond its useful life.  In some cases, resetting Safari may allow you to regain access to a website. To do that, follow these steps:

    Choose Safari > Reset Safari.
    Only check "Remove all cookies" and "Empty the Cache."
    Click Reset.

If the issue persists, sending feedback to the affected website may help. You can also send feedback to Apple by choosing Safari > Report Bugs to Apple.


Apple Support (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3320)

Thanks, I have tried all of this, including clearing my history, cookies and cache.
Have turned mt ipad off and on but still having no luck.

The message 'too many re-directs' eventually pops up....the address bar references H&V mobile, I'll try and make a note of it when I get home tonight. 
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: eastie on April 10, 2013, 01:55:16 PM
I always use google chrome for this site on my ipad and have never had any problems.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Ad@m on April 26, 2013, 09:08:12 AM
Is there a link to the mobile site anywhere? I clicked in to the desktop site through my phone and now can't get back to the mobile site.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on April 26, 2013, 09:48:18 AM
Mobile (http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?thememode=mobile;redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heroesandvillains.info%2Fforumv3%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D47643.new%3Btopicseen)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on April 26, 2013, 09:48:44 AM
WAP2 (http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?wap2)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Drummond on July 16, 2013, 10:12:14 AM
Hi,

Could the button to move up a level be placed lower down (and on the right) please ? When I've finished reading a page I have to scroll up to the top to get to the button again and given the size of smartphone screens, it's a stretch to reach!

Ta
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: citizenDJ on July 23, 2013, 09:30:49 AM
I think that's a good idea, Drummond. Having to scroll up to the top each time to go back to the list of threads is a bit awkward, so the ^ button being at the bottom right of a page would be a good move.

Also, I know it's come up before, but has there been any more consideration given to including a Tapatalk plugin?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: adrenachrome on July 23, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
Agree with the comments above.

One way round the issue is to use the Opera Mini browser in which you get to the top of the age with a flick gesture. It is also a lot faster than the android stock browser, on my low end phone anyway.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on July 23, 2013, 06:51:22 PM

I think that's a good idea, Drummond. Having to scroll up to the top each time to go back to the list of threads is a bit awkward, so the ^ button being at the bottom right of a page would be a good move.

I am looking at a modification that will allow me to do this.

Also, I know it's come up before, but has there been any more consideration given to including a Tapatalk plugin?

I will look at this again, but the last time l looked, it involved a number of manual edits to be done, which may cause conflicts with other mods, and l do not want any hassle.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on July 23, 2013, 06:52:18 PM
Don't worry, us Mods will not give you grief.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Drummond on July 23, 2013, 11:24:24 PM
Thanks Martin. The Home button would be good to have at the bottom too....  :-)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: citizenDJ on July 24, 2013, 08:40:06 AM

I think that's a good idea, Drummond. Having to scroll up to the top each time to go back to the list of threads is a bit awkward, so the ^ button being at the bottom right of a page would be a good move.

I am looking at a modification that will allow me to do this.

Also, I know it's come up before, but has there been any more consideration given to including a Tapatalk plugin?

I will look at this again, but the last time l looked, it involved a number of manual edits to be done, which may cause conflicts with other mods, and l do not want any hassle.

Thanks very much, Martin!
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Seb_AVFC on May 21, 2014, 10:22:00 AM
Mods, can I have my name changed to Seb_AVFC please? Cheers.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Louzie0 on July 23, 2014, 11:05:51 PM
Sorry; I just put out the txt for the save the children bit of the Commonwealth Games and then remembered I should have asked first. 
I hope it is all right. Apologies for not checking but it was rather a thing of the moment.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on September 24, 2014, 02:00:39 PM
In the next few days l will be removing the current 'mobile' version as it is now a few years out of date. I will be installing the latest version shortly.

For those who have asked about Tapatalk, l have looked at it again, but l am still not keen as the software will allow Tapatalk to display adverts or links the extent of which l would have no control.

I can look at installing both versions, providing there are no conflicts in the running of the forum as a result.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on September 25, 2014, 12:16:16 PM
Latest mobile version now installed.

Although the colours are blue/white/grey at the moment, l will change them to the same as this site once l am happy it is working okay.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Risso on September 25, 2014, 10:07:24 PM
Seemed to be working OK on ios8 earlier.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Drummond on September 25, 2014, 10:41:47 PM
Don't like it!

Why us it now even harder to go to the 'home' page?

I was hoping the home and up a level buttons would be at the bottom rather than top of the page now as well. Is it possible?

Sorry to moan.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Drummond on September 25, 2014, 10:44:19 PM
Just another quick point, why on the home menu can't all the forum areas be expanded? I liked to look at them all to see where new stuff was but now all but one is collapsed at a time.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: ian c. on September 27, 2014, 08:25:18 PM
Quite like the new mobile layout. 

Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Comrade Blitz on September 28, 2014, 02:34:24 AM
Can the name of this thread be changed? When it is early in the day and I haven't put my glasses on yet it looks as if it is called "This Shite"
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 02, 2014, 12:55:21 PM
I can't get videos to work in the new App.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 30, 2014, 04:49:45 PM
Text is too small for my old eyes. Can still just about read original posts but not quoted ones.

To be fair I probably need glasses but can still read newspapers and other sites etc. without them.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on October 30, 2014, 04:52:51 PM
Increase the font size on your laptop.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Tuscans on February 08, 2015, 02:22:37 PM
How long does it take for admin to make you a "Golden Muppet" if you've donated?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on February 08, 2015, 02:45:01 PM
Shouldn't be too long. Martin is aware of your donation.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Tuscans on February 08, 2015, 03:03:55 PM
Shouldn't be too long. Martin is aware of your donation.
Tidy
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 08, 2015, 03:07:51 PM
Shouldn't be too long. Martin is aware of your donation.
Tidy

Subject to approval from the Guild of Master GMs.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Tuscans on February 08, 2015, 03:13:26 PM
Shouldn't be too long. Martin is aware of your donation.
Tidy

Subject to approval from the Guild of Master GMs.
Who is....?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 08, 2015, 03:16:58 PM
Shouldn't be too long. Martin is aware of your donation.
Tidy

Subject to approval from the Guild of Master GMs.
Who is....?

A secret known only to the Exalted Order of GMs. After approval you have to pass the initiation test.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Tuscans on February 08, 2015, 03:30:16 PM
Shouldn't be too long. Martin is aware of your donation.
Tidy

Subject to approval from the Guild of Master GMs.
Who is....?

A secret known only to the Exalted Order of GMs. After approval you have to pass the initiation test.
Which is....?
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 08, 2015, 03:39:17 PM
You have to stand next to Legion in a thunderstorm.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 08, 2015, 03:47:57 PM
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Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Tuscans on February 08, 2015, 03:53:19 PM
(http://moodyeyeview.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/jobs.png)
Think I'll stick with the thunderstorm
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: jollyjake on February 12, 2015, 10:51:17 AM
OK  Lamberts gone.
Lerner MUST go now before he appoints another waster.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 12, 2015, 07:05:23 PM
You think he'll sack himself? It's a long shot, I reckon.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: jollyjake on February 13, 2015, 11:44:49 AM
he,s soft enough
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: andrew08 on February 14, 2015, 05:29:24 PM
Can I change my user name please, not sure how to do it. Can I be Sherdrew08 please.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on February 14, 2015, 06:15:57 PM
Name change requests are only open to Golden Muppets. Sorry. Feel free to donate.
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Post by: PeterWithe on March 31, 2015, 09:46:56 AM
I used to be able to see the latest posts along the left hand side of my screen, it has now gone. I assume its something gone awry in my profile but I cant seem to be able to adjust it. Can anyone help please?
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Post by: Legion on March 31, 2015, 09:51:10 AM
Click on the + symbol above where it says << previous next >> at the top RHS of the page.
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Post by: PeterWithe on March 31, 2015, 10:46:48 AM
Much obliged. Thanks.
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Post by: Legion on March 31, 2015, 01:48:23 PM
Image could do with being updated (http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?page=page2897)
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Post by: martin@ardenley on March 31, 2015, 02:53:30 PM
Image could do with being updated (http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?page=page2897)

Thanks, done.
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Post by: leylandalbion on January 15, 2016, 12:02:32 PM
Can anyone help.  When I log onto my phone I get a message

"Dear LeylandAlbion you are banned from using this forum"

I have tried deleting cache / cookies etc - yet still no joy.  Yet I can log on PC or anyone else's phone
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: conman on January 15, 2016, 03:11:33 PM
Can anyone help.  When I log onto my phone I get a message

"Dear LeylandAlbion you are banned from using this forum"

I have tried deleting cache / cookies etc - yet still no joy.  Yet I can log on PC or anyone else's phone

have you been using commars
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Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on January 15, 2016, 03:56:12 PM
commas
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Post by: Fin Feds Dad on January 16, 2016, 08:34:08 PM
Can anyone help.  When I log onto my phone I get a message

"Dear LeylandAlbion you are banned from using this forum"

I have tried deleting cache / cookies etc - yet still no joy.  Yet I can log on PC or anyone else's phone

Me too.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 20, 2016, 11:14:32 PM
Try a different browser?
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Post by: Legion on January 24, 2016, 03:23:16 PM
Also happening to Boboonthecorner.
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Post by: Comrade Blitz on March 23, 2016, 11:38:50 AM
Can we have a new dedicated sub heading in Off Topic for Travel? i.e. similar to the one there now for Music?
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 23, 2016, 11:15:15 PM
I think a separate one for film and telly would be good. I reckon more people watch films/TV than play games, for instance.

Could include the general TV/film threads where people would be expected to avoid giving away massive plot twists, and specific threads (eg the Breaking Bad, Making a Murderer and Star Wars ones) where people can post what they like.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Louzie0 on March 16, 2017, 08:40:38 PM
The fabulous 'heroes and Villains' imprimatur has disappeared.

I just logged out for 18 hours, logged back in again and it has gone. I get the words in a bigger but regular and boring font.

This happened about Monday.

Thought you would like to know.

UTV,

Louzie0
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Post by: martin@ardenley on March 16, 2017, 08:46:03 PM
The fabulous 'heroes and Villains' imprimatur has disappeared.

I just logged out for 18 hours, logged back in again and it has gone. I get the words in a bigger but regular and boring font.

This happened about Monday.

Thought you would like to know.

UTV,

Louzie0

I've not done any changes or updates.
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Post by: Louzie0 on March 16, 2017, 08:51:21 PM
Ok my iPad has gone insane.

Thanks for the info,
Love
Louzie0
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Post by: Louzie0 on March 16, 2017, 08:53:23 PM
It's Back!!!!

Whatever you did!!!!

Wow

Louzie0
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Post by: Comrade Blitz on March 17, 2017, 11:11:21 AM
The fabulous 'heroes and Villains' imprimatur has disappeared.

I just logged out for 18 hours, logged back in again and it has gone. I get the words in a bigger but regular and boring font.

This happened about Monday.

Thought you would like to know.

UTV,

Louzie0

It was just your laptop Lou, it was gone on my PC too
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: paul_e on March 17, 2017, 12:06:24 PM
I was gone for me as well and my error catcher was giving a 503 error on it when the page loaded for a few days.  I meant to report it but I figured someone would've noticed before me.
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Post by: Louzie0 on March 19, 2017, 09:22:37 PM
Good to know I was not alone  :)
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Post by: The Laughing Policeman on March 20, 2017, 11:09:10 AM
I use Linux Mint and in last weeks updates it gave me Firefox 52.0.
Now when I log into the site i get the following message 'This connection is not secure. Logins here could be compromised.'
When I click on Learn More I get this page......... https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Protect-your-privacy/Insecure-password-warning-in-Firefox/ta-p/27861
I don't use my password anywhere else, but is it possible for someone to hijack my details from here and then pretend to be me on other sites?
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Post by: paul_e on March 20, 2017, 11:25:00 AM
The risks are fairly minimal, the warning is simply because you're logging in to a site that is served via http: instead of https:

The main risk from this is if you have someone on the same local network as you who interrupts the request and alters it before letting it get to you.  In a private broadband scenario, so long as you're connection isn't compromised, that's a fairly low risk.

There's a blog post from Mozilla about the reason for the change (it was actually in V51) - https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2017/01/20/communicating-the-dangers-of-non-secure-http/

I don't know if moving to https: is an option for the site but there would be a cost involved in getting the certificates for it.
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Post by: The Laughing Policeman on March 20, 2017, 11:31:24 AM
Thanks for that Paul. My mind is a bit more at ease now.
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Post by: glinch on April 08, 2017, 08:59:16 PM
Quote
I don't know if moving to https: is an option for the site but there would be a cost involved in getting the certificates for it.

Can create certs for free if required:

https://letsencrypt.org/ (https://letsencrypt.org/)

With Shell access can set them up up to auto renew, so minimal maintenance also.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: CT on May 18, 2017, 08:40:06 PM
Hi Martyn,

Noticed today that a "pop-up" appeared on the site. It's said about working online with a yes or no option. It seemed to appear when a page was left idle for a while.

Just thought you should know in case it was a problem.
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Post by: four fornicholl on May 18, 2017, 08:48:42 PM
Hi Martyn,

Noticed today that a "pop-up" appeared on the site. It's said about working online with a yes or no option. It seemed to appear when a page was left idle for a while.

Just thought you should know in case it was a problem.
Me too, but only on the I phone?
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Post by: Ad@m on May 18, 2017, 08:48:59 PM
Hi Martyn,

Noticed today that a "pop-up" appeared on the site. It's said about working online with a yes or no option. It seemed to appear when a page was left idle for a while.

Just thought you should know in case it was a problem.

So I've had this as well. Wasn't sure if it was an H&V thing or a Chrome thing. Can't find anything on Google about it.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Ad@m on May 18, 2017, 08:49:39 PM
Hi Martyn,

Noticed today that a "pop-up" appeared on the site. It's said about working online with a yes or no option. It seemed to appear when a page was left idle for a while.

Just thought you should know in case it was a problem.
Me too, but only on the I phone?

I've had it on both a Windows laptop and an iPad.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on May 18, 2017, 09:59:16 PM
Just had this myself on my mobile.
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Post by: Exeter 77 on May 19, 2017, 02:16:27 PM
Just had this myself on my mobile.
I've had it as well but thought it was from a different site I had open on another tab.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Holte132 on May 19, 2017, 02:33:42 PM
I had it yesterday when I closed this site.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Scratchins on May 19, 2017, 02:45:01 PM
I had it yesterday on the desktop using Windows 10 and Edge and continually on my Samsung mobile. Nothing today so far.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: martin@ardenley on May 19, 2017, 02:45:22 PM
I had it as well yesterday, but it's nothing l have done/added.

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Post by: Ad@m on May 19, 2017, 02:46:35 PM
Has anyone dared click Yes or No yet?  I've just closed the popup each time.
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Post by: nuninho on May 19, 2017, 02:56:35 PM
I clicked No on my work laptop as its behind millions of antiviruses / firewalls. Nothing bad has happened - it just shut the pop up down.
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Post by: Dave Javu on May 19, 2017, 02:59:08 PM
You get it when you move the mouse over the address bar

(http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p677/davidjcollins/work%20online_zpsnvksc1kb.png) (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/davidjcollins/media/work%20online_zpsnvksc1kb.png.html)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Ad@m on May 19, 2017, 03:31:42 PM
You get it when you move the mouse over the address bar

(http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p677/davidjcollins/work%20online_zpsnvksc1kb.png) (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/davidjcollins/media/work%20online_zpsnvksc1kb.png.html)

Not on mine you don't.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 19, 2017, 11:07:09 PM
Just happened for the first time when I clicked into desktop view.

Doesn't seem to affect the mobile view.
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Post by: Scratchins on May 20, 2017, 08:28:31 AM
Happening now at random on the mobile. Not on the desktop.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Bad English on May 21, 2017, 12:34:59 PM
I got the pop-up on the desktop by hovering over the address bar in Firefox (adblock enabled).

The 'Yes' button links to a shortened url : "bit.ly/2addmoney" or something like that. 'No' just closes the window.
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Post by: martin@ardenley on May 23, 2017, 09:57:47 AM
I got it again on Sunday evening and was able to look at the code for it. It is driven by AddThis which we use here for the twitter/facebook links, so yesterday I removed those links and as yet not had another popup.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: CT on June 02, 2017, 08:12:21 PM
I nearly went nuts at our IT when this came up - I thought they we spying on me!

Good job I didn't say anything.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Tuscans on August 24, 2017, 03:26:11 AM
Is there a way of requesting a new username? I know there is an option in account settings but as it doesn't seem to work I'm guessing it has been locked.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on August 24, 2017, 09:49:19 AM
PM Martin or Mac.
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Post by: Tuscans on August 24, 2017, 04:52:40 PM
PM Martin or Mac.
Cheers.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 21, 2017, 06:49:22 PM
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how is it possible to PM Martin or Mac? 
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on September 21, 2017, 06:51:42 PM
Mac (http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=3)

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Post by: Legion on September 21, 2017, 06:51:56 PM
Martin (http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=387)
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Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 24, 2017, 04:44:07 PM
When I attempt to email either of them I am told I am 'not allowed to access this section.'
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on September 24, 2017, 04:49:33 PM
Try this (http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?action=contact)
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 24, 2017, 06:29:58 PM
'You can not view the contact page'
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Post by: Legion on September 24, 2017, 06:36:12 PM
OK. Let me try again.
Title: Re: This Site
Post by: Legion on September 24, 2017, 06:36:57 PM
Click on the 'Contact' link underneath the main banner (3rd from right).