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Frank Hagan

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  1. Hi Frank' date='

    Here's that PC dummy from Nova Scotia...... at it again !

    I'm like Gordie ....... I can't seem to find the, "ADD ATTACHMENT" , niche anywhere ! I recall seeing it when I added the "Snupi" logo , and it made attaching "a snap", but it's not making the trip to Canada . ( Not part of the Free Trade Pact"?)[/quote']

    Uh, sorry! I had it turned on for "moderators" only in the Main Forum :oops:

    It should work now for all registered users.

  2. Hi Frank

    The new setup look good! I have one question for you tho, is the a link to the old msn site where all the albums were at.I tried small boats but not the right one or is that site now gone?

    thanks for the great job as always :lol::lol::lol::lol:


    This is fixed now, Jim, and accessible from the Weekender Boatbuilding Page here on messing-about.com (look for the link in the left column).[/url]

  3. Frank' date=' It's good to be able to see all the posts in one thread without having to click and click. After I registered and returned to the forum, the text no longer fit on my screen so that I cannot both read text and see who wrote. This was not the case on first opening as a guest. Any suggestions?[/quote']

    This should be fixed now ... is it?

    It was the navigation menu at the top ... after logging in the line went too long for the 800 x 600 screen resolution. If you are at 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600, it should fit on the screen. If you are still at 640 x 480, it will scroll (unfortunately). At least that's the way it looks when I simulate those settings on my machine!

  4. Oh and Frank the other boards are not the same as this main forum. They show email address's and none of the other cute stuff. Have fun as php is as wiggy as windows at best. I don't envy you at all. :wink:

    I looked at this ... those are the imported messages from the old board. The only forums with new messages are the B&B Forum, where a "guest" posted about wood dust being a carcinogen (no email info or fancy little buttons) and my reply (which has the fancy little buttons). And the Classifieds, where a member posted an ad for 3 gals of epoxy fairing compound for $40 (he put his email in the message, but he gets the fancy little buttons under his post rather than an email link).

  5. It does the same to me Frank. I log in and the screen size increases about 1/2" or so. Log out and it goes back to a normal full screen fit. Interesting problem... :cry:

    I figured this out. Its my navigation menu at the top of the screen.

    When you log in, it adds "You have no new messages" (meaning you have no new private messages, another feature of the software). It makes the navigation menu too wide, forcing the screen out wider. I'll figure out how to correct it tonight.

  6. Most php boards are set for 800x600 screens if you are running a small monitor you may have problems with scrolling. And when some one posts a long url to some photo that will happen to all but the bigger screens. And now we have to deal with file size. When some fool with dsl or better posts a picture or links to one of mass file size you will have to wait for the damn thing to load every time you want to see who posted. Talk about a long down load time on dialup. And some of have no choice as the faster ISP's are not an option.

    File size is limited to 200k' date=' and only three per post are allowed. When you go to post a reply, we don't re-download the pics (they disappear when typing in your reply). So some of the problems are taken care of.

    Plus if too many people post pictures on the same thread you have to download them all every time. Like I said I am not a big fan of php boards as too many people have no internet sense at all. And no idea of file size.

    This is still true. "Three per post" means every poster could post three pics. That hasn't been our practice in the past, so we'll see how it goes. I can always configure it to allow less, or force smaller pic size, or not even show the pics, but just have a link to open it in a new window. So if the message loading time gets to be a problem, we can do that to address it.

    Oh and Frank the other boards are not the same as this main forum. They show email address's and none of the other cute stuff. Have fun as php is as wiggy as windows at best. I don't envy you at all. :wink:

    Hey! How come? :roll: I'll have to check it out. ("A fun time was had by all." Sgt. Pepper.

  7. Yeah, I know. I always liked the threaded view of things myself, but they seem to be going the way of the buggy whip. It does grow on you though (but then so do barnacles if you don't move quickly enough!) :wink:

  8. Now' date=' how do I get a photo from drive A to a post?


    When you go to "Post a Reply" or "Post a Message", right below the box you type your message in is a section called "Add an Attachment". It has a "Filename" box and a "Browse" button.

    Click the "Browse" button and search your computer for the image and select it. You can then add a caption to the photo in the "File Comment" box.

    You have to be registered to upload images (for the site's protection).

  9. The National Toxicology Program's Tenth Report on Carcinogens (67 FR 77283) was recently issued. One change of interest to this group it that wood dust is now listed as a known human carcinogen.

    I guess it is possible to get to much of a good thing.

    Wow' date=' I guess its been upgraded then. I may have to re-do our Dust Control in the Shop FAQ. I wonder if the old furnace filter in front of a 20" box fan is still a good option?

  10. Frank' date=' It's good to be able to see all the posts in one thread without having to click and click. After I registered and returned to the forum, the text no longer fit on my screen so that I cannot both read text and see who wrote. This was not the case on first opening as a guest. Any suggestions?[/quote']

    I'll check that out tonight. Arnie mentioned the same thing. I did try it during testing at 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768, and both worked fine (640 x 480 did have the horizontal scroll problem, but I expected that).

  11. My links manager didn't make the transition, so I need everyone to add their links again! Sorry about that!

    The links page is at Favorite Links. The categories are:

    B & B Yacht Designs: for any of the B & B Yacht Designs boats

    Information Sites: for sites providing info, such as the USCG Auxillary safety site, the Mother of Maritime Links site, etc.

    Personal Sites: Your site! And other sites from individuals (not companies) that don't fit in other categories

    Small Boats: For any other small boat project that doesn't fit in any other category.

    Stevenson Projects Boats: Weekender, Vacationer, Pocket Cruiser, Skipjack, MiniCup and other Stevenson Projects boats.

    Suppliers: Sites which will sell us great stuff! Epoxy, sails, etc.

  12. Personally' date=' I like the new format. I'll probably like it even better after I learn how to use all the features.

    Great job Frank! :D


    PS. I really like the new smillies too. 8)[/quote']

    Thanks, Bob! We'll see how everyone else likes it after the various name servers across the Internet direct people here. As soon as I can figure it out, I can add those "non-PC" smilies that Paul keeps sending me. :shock:

  13. Hey, I want one of those battleships. I'm sure the PWCs wouldn't jet around me giving me the thumb's up and yelling "Great junk rig!"

    And even if they did, I'd have a way to respond!

  14. Registration is for the forums, My Gallery and My Home Port (when it gets up and running), to enable "extra features". For the forums, the extras include being able to email other registered members, getting email notifications when someone has responded to your post, having buttons below your posts that people can click to see your email, website, ICQ or AIM number, etc. And sending private messages to other registered members, here on the forum (they aren't really "private", as I and anyone else I authorize could read them, but they are hidden from everyone else).

    Registration will not feed your email into a database for sending you spam, selling your email address to people who want you to have certain body parts enlarged (just WHY are they concerned with that anyway?), pestering you with "newsletters" or anything else.

    You may notice posts with your name in the forum already; those are imported messages from the old forum. Those are "guest" posts, and you can continue to post as a guest. Its only the "added features" you get by registering. When you register, every post from that point forward will have the extra features enabled, but those already in the forums will not.

    If you have any questions, ask away!

  15. messing-about.com outgrew its old server, and we were close to having to pay for bandwidth (expensive). In addition, the forum software was slow, and getting harder and harder to maintain once we got over 2000 messages. In looking for a new host, I found some who would not allow the old software to be installed on their systems. Hmmm ... I took that as a hint.

    So we switched to phpBB software for the forums, and our new host provides us with a faster server, more web space, and a few other nice features (in fact, we were the first site on their newest server). I know some of you don't like the "flat file" style of these forums, but I tried to find one that had the feature set we needed, and was cheap enough for me to install. phpBB is open source, and free, and we have picture uploading (for registered members), smileys, "bbcode" for formatting messages, and some other nice features.

    Many features require that you register, but you can still read, post and reply without registering. Registration is easy enough. You have to provide your email to register, but it isn't sold and won't be displayed ... someone has to click a link to get to it, preventing the spam robots from harvesting it. Registration will also allow you to post pictures in our gallery and, when its available, put up your own home page in our My Home Port section.

    The last 2200 messages from the old Main Forum have been imported, but some of the older ones didn't make the transition. The slower forums, including the B & B Yacht Designs Forum were imported on Jan. 10, so the newest messages there are that old. Same with the Design Forum and Classifieds.

    Finally, check the home page, and the new format of the Weekender, Small Boats and Gaff Rig Pages (some still under construction!)

    Soon, I'll have the new "bookstore" up, with the top 100 boat building books of all time. And new gift items in our Gift Shop for those of you who want to support the site.

    As always, feel free to enjoy the forums. I hope the new format will grow on you, and it won't interfere with the comraderie we've had over the last two years. :D

  16. This forum is hosted by messing-about.com with the permission of, and participation by B & B Yacht Designs.

    Discussion here is generally about the B & B Yacht Designs line of boats for the amateur boat builder.  But we don't strictly enforce topic rules on messing-about.com, so if a conversation leads off into a different direction, don't be too concerned.  Conversations do that sometimes!  If the topic doesn't apply at all, I may move it to the Main Forum.

    B & B Yacht Designs announced new email addresses for their customers:

    To Graham: designergraham@gmail.com

    to Carla: admincarla@gmail.com

    please direct building inquiries to Graham and Business inquiries to Carla!

    Thank you all!

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