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  1. Alderney 2018

    We're keen, would probably do a crack of dawn Friday, back Sunday. Crew TBC 1. Tigerfish - Steve + Terry + 2. Reel Magic - Dave + 3. Joint Venture - Adam + 4. Madness - Martin - Dean - Tony 5. Sweet Chariot - Oli + Nick +
  2. Site upgrade and server move

    Thanks - both done. Most pages now have the Top 5 Boats on the right hand side of the page. This is only visible to Club Members who are logged in.
  3. Dear members, Over the course of the next few days I will be upgrading the website to the latest version of the forum software and moving the site to a new server. Unfortunately there's no way to do this without causing some disruption but it's something that needs to be done for a few reasons: 1) We'll be moving to my own server - it's a dedicated machine which isn't shared with any other organisations. This way we have full control and can respond quickly to any problems without having to rely on a third party. 2) Our site currently runs version 3.4 of the forum software, the current version is 4.2.6 - we are at least 10 versions out of date so are long overdue an upgrade from both a security and features point of view. 3) Web hosting costs PBSBAC £160 per year or thereabouts. This is a cost which the club will no longer incur as I'll host the site on a server that I have anyway. This next invoice is due on 20th December so we want to switch before then. The new site is currently live at http://pbsbac.vanderquest.co.uk/- the next step is to change the settings of http://www.pbsbac.co.uk/ so it points at the new site. This is where the disruption will be however those who cannot hold their excitement in are welcome to use the first link while the usual web address is out of action. This could take anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days. It's a slightly different layout that we can fully customise as we go along. The main things that we will have problems with are: 1) Catch reporting. This is a custom created application that may not take too well to being transferred - we'll see! 2) I should be able to transfer across all the most recent posts/topics but some of the images posted between 27th Nov when I began this process and now will likely be lost. Older photos will be fine. Private messages between those dates will also likely be lost. 3) Some of the committee have had problems logging in and their passwords have needed resetting - if you have this issue please email me at oliver@maingay.co.uk and I'll sort it out ASAP for you. We'd welcome any feedback once transferred over - if there's something you don't like or something you find which doesn't work please post a reply here so I can try and get it resolved. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly and see you on the other side! Oli  
  4. Site upgrade and server move

    Hi Steve Can definitely do this, bear with me as will have to write a bit of code to do it. Good find - I've now added a link to the Leaderboard which will appear in Tapatalk. It's in Club Only Section > Members' Boats Year Long Species Hunt at the top - 2018 Species Hunt Leaderboard - let me know you find it OK. Thanks and keep them coming! Oli
  5. Calendar

    That's already there under PBSBAC, see screenshot here: Hopefully it's now showing for everyone on other pages too?
  6. Alderney 2018

    At those prices, each gallon costs you £5.85, therefore each mile costs you £2.17 (5.85/2.7)
  7. Alderney 2018

    First time we went we took a couple of drums of fuel and refueled mid-channel. It was blowing a F4-5 and not an experience I'd recommend but I think we were all a bit eager that year and tend to be a bit more fair-weather now for that trip (well most of us!) so it would certainly be do-able.
  8. Site upgrade and server move

    Now the Species Hunt is underway I've made a couple of slight adjustments: 1. On the Leaderboard page at the bottom I've added the 10 most recent entries across all boats. 2. There is now a page where you can view the last 50 entries across all boats. This can be found under the Species Hunt > Recently Added menu. Feedback on whether we need both or whether I just make the Leaderboard page have 50, 100, 25 etc would be appreciated. To give it more prominence I was also considering a Top 5 of the leaderboard at the top of the site homepage. This would only be visible to Club Members so while for us it would shift the "Welcome" / "Join the Club" section down a bit, we're all already members so it doesn't matter and for non-members the site would still appear exactly as-is. Main reason for doing so is that because the Species Hunt is no longer done by forum posts, it doesn't appear when you click View New Content Again Feedback much appreciated! Oli
  9. Calendar

    I can add it to all forum pages too if it would help? Let me know...
  10. Window

    Talking of... where's the Alderney thread for this year?
  11. Site upgrade and server move

    Bit of a long shot but any idea how many it had? I could try and add them. Not really sure what's best to do - maybe start the comp as of halfway through the month? Done Hi Dave Good point - I am using a PC. Are you going straight to the website using a web browser on the iPad or through the Tapatalk app? The latter may be a better option? Haha, rested and refreshed and ready for this week's onslaught!
  12. Site upgrade and server move

    Thanks Mick - this is also likely due to a cache problem because the old site actually used to sit at http://www.pbsbac.co.uk/ipb whereas the new one is just at http://www.pbsbac.co.uk Your computer probably remembers it at the old location, Google won't have updated yet either. Clearing your cache/history should fix it.
  13. Site upgrade and server move

    TAPATALK now installed and up and running for those of you who use it on mobile devices (thanks Rob). If it isn't working for you please unfollow PBSBAC and then re-add it.
  14. Site upgrade and server move

    Hi Charlie Sadly those two or three are probably gone for good unless someone can re-upload them? The photos uploaded during the crossover period (first 2 weeks of the month) couldn't be transferred without redoing a lot of the work again (and potentially messing up the test site which was by that point finally up and running) Edit to add - Charlie do you/anyone remember what they were photos of and I'll see if I can track them down?
  15. Site upgrade and server move

    OK that's likely your PC/browser has stored the old version and addresses of the site. You need to clear your cache. In your browser press these 3 buttons on your keyboard together: CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE This will pop up the Clear History window. Then do this depending on which browser you use: Internet Explorer - ensure only Preserve Favourites Website Data and Temporary Internet Files are selected and click Delete Firefox - choose "Everything" in Time Range To Clear, ensure only Cache is ticked and click Clear Now Chrome - ensure only Cached Images And Files is selected and click Clear Data
  16. Site upgrade and server move

    Hi Graham, Which bits are you having trouble with so we can help? Oli
  17. New forum playroom

    Thanks Martin, have added ad and topic feed to the RHS of the page. One thing which would be nice is if we could get an updated news item and photo for the front page if there's a willing volunteer out there...
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  19. New forum playroom

    Good spot. I've upgraded that to 1000 messages for Club Members. Can anyone remember if we used to have ads on these forum message pages? On each message page I could put a feed of other recent posts (say 10) so that people can just click the next new topic without having to go back to the forum directory if we think that's a good idea?
  20. Site upgrade and server move

    Absolutely, but please do give me a bit more to go on like "I don't like this because it used to do this" or "could this bit be laid out like this instead". As far as I can see the site layout is pretty similar but I'm only to happy to move things about to make it easier and match the old where I can if members want (I just can't see/remember what else is now in a different position to where it was before). I'm here to help so anything you can't find/figure out just say and I'll either explain how to do it or adjust the site to make it simpler.
  21. New forum playroom

    Added feature