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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby NiCd » Thu 04 Apr, 2019 6:44 pm

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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby SantaMonica » Sat 06 Apr, 2019 4:06 am

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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby wrenfeathers » Sun 14 Apr, 2019 8:44 pm

I'd certainly be online more if I wasn't getting the "this website is not secure message" when logging in.
Does anybody else have this issue? Is it universal?
My password often doesn't work too...
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby wrenfeathers » Sun 14 Apr, 2019 8:47 pm

And now I can't see my avatar? what the???
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby SantaMonica » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 4:42 am

Yea the "not secure" warning thing I think is a google scam to make people spend more money; our shopping cart had that problem and if you just spend $99 (yearly?) on a "secure certification" then the warning goes away, without changing anything else.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby wrenfeathers » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 9:34 am

Hey SantaMonica
Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure it's that, though. Happens on different browsers, different devices, etc. But not for other websites that I visit requiring a log in.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby Basenji » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 12:16 pm

The URL for your avatar seems to link to a webpage, and not and image location.
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/images/species/lionfish_sm.jpg

I suspect you need to link to the image:
https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/sit ... k=1CEsAkXy

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I haven't come across the "not secure" thing. I use Chrome and Internet Explorer
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby wrenfeathers » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 7:12 pm

Thanks for that, Colin. My avatar worked properly for years but i'll follow your advice.

Yeah, very strange about the messages as nobody else seems to be having the same issues.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby NiCd » Sat 27 Apr, 2019 6:50 pm

With the ban on Facebook advertising livestock, is there a possibility of us stepping up our classified section with photos functions etc to maybe help drive back vistors?
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby colg » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 3:00 pm

Excellent idea! updating the platform to enable the ease of posting photos would not only help with the classifieds, but make the whole forum much more workable!
The idea has been floated previously but i believe the discussed potential platform upgrades did not have the photo feature (i could be wrong..)
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby SantaMonica » Wed 01 May, 2019 12:31 pm

Yes it's now time for the resurgence of forums :)
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby jayellul » Fri 10 May, 2019 9:35 am

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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby jayellul » Fri 10 May, 2019 9:41 am

NiCd wrote:With the ban on Facebook advertising livestock, is there a possibility of us stepping up our classified section with photos functions etc to maybe help drive back vistors?


WHy have facebook banned livestock selling? My partner is into chickens and people are always buying selling swapping them????

I have not been on facebook for over a year now its been great :)
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby colg » Fri 10 May, 2019 11:58 am

pretty sure it is a blanket ban on live animal sales in 'their' effort to do something about cat and dog farms.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby Combatants » Thu 23 May, 2019 9:45 am

Correct, Animal sales are banned.
Cats/Dogs must be microchipped and come from registered breeders or the page will be shutdown.

I agree with others, time for a Forum 2.0.
Leaders of the Various MASA societies, how active are your members? Do you operate member only forums which have more life than this?
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby NiCd » Fri 24 May, 2019 6:48 pm

If there are integration issues perhaps just have the old one running as an archive and look at getting a new one up and running with a good classifieds section and some more basic categories than before?
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby Macca_75 » Fri 24 May, 2019 8:49 pm

NiCd wrote:If there are integration issues perhaps just have the old one running as an archive and look at getting a new one up and running with a good classifieds section and some more basic categories than before?

If there was a like button I would click it.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby Combatants » Tue 28 May, 2019 12:28 pm

To the MASOX communities.
If this forum is to be reborn / rebuilt / migrated.
I would like to suggest this platform - https://invisioncommunity.com/

A number of other communities I am apart of use this forum platform and it works very effectively with very small IT requirements to keep operational.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby NiCd » Tue 28 May, 2019 4:40 pm

Looks pretty good, i think we would need to end up hosting it though as the data storage allowances look pretty restrictive on the cloud-based system if we started hosting our own images and vids.

I like the idea of being able to use google adsense as well, so even if direct sponsorship isnt was it used to be we could rely on that to hopefully pad out the difference.

It looks like they have inhouse design team as well, I wonder what it would cost for them to do the hard work considering one of the issues that have been stopping something like this happening is the people within the inner circle of trust are too time poor to do it.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby Combatants » Wed 29 May, 2019 9:49 am

Free image hosting via Imgur (following on from large communities like Reddit)
https://imgur.com/

According to the pricing page
"Design Service starts at $850"
I'm sure for us to have the classified section added would be custom consulting.
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby NiCd » Mon 03 Jun, 2019 1:09 pm

Any reason I see all the mods, admin and society leaders come and look at this post but everything is dead quiet about doing anything?

Is there discussions at least going on in the background or is it the general consensus that things will be left as they are to slowly die?
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Re: What happened to RTAW?

Postby colg » Mon 03 Jun, 2019 7:20 pm

NiCd wrote:Is there discussions at least going on in the background or is it the general consensus that things will be left as they are to slowly die?


Good question.. don’t know the answer but I do hope so. I saw another post saying there is enough coin to keep this forum going, in its current ‘state’ for a few more years. A change of platform was noted a while back as necessary to keep the forum viable. With FB’s stance on sales now is the time to make those changes, otherwise all the informative posts and subject matter will be lost.
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