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Paul Schwartz

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About Paul Schwartz

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    Chatty concertinist

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    paul@concertina.net
  • Website URL
    http://www.Concertina.net
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  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Anglo Concertina
  • Location
    Concertina Land

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  1. Paul Schwartz

    New look web site

    Done! I figured it out finally and the "who's online" is now hidden from guests. Paul
  2. Paul Schwartz

    New look web site

    Thanks! Yes, it went remarkably well after a few initial hiccups. Yes, return is now a paragraph, I thought that made sense. As in most editors/word processors, you can simply press shift-return to get a newline instead of a new paragraph. Paul
  3. Paul Schwartz

    New look web site

    Not surprised... makes sense to me. Mobile is meant to be minimalist; personally, I don't want to see everyone's enormous signature on my little phone screen every time 🙂
  4. Paul Schwartz

    New look web site

    Good point. I'll see if there's some way to disable that if you're not registered.
  5. Paul Schwartz

    New look web site

    Yeah, the mobile version should be light-years ahead now!! Looks amazing on my iPhone...
  6. Paul Schwartz

    New look web site

    Try the "activity" tab at the top?
  7. Paul Schwartz

    Site Upgrade

    Correct, passwords remain the same.
  8. Paul Schwartz

    New look web site

    Signatures are enabled now... I'm also just trying to figure out the new system and all the settings and options!! Thanks, Paul
  9. Paul Schwartz

    Pop Up Ads

    Thanks Don. Yes, I think we'll go with option #1 once I evaluate the ongoing costs. The upgrade is now in motion, coming soon... fingers crossed it goes smoothly! Paul Just out of curiosity: Has my suggestion in #28 simply gone out of focus or considered unworthy even discussing right from the start? Sorry, didn't mean to ignore, but as you can see, we already have one (Kensington Concertinas) constant and reliable advertiser/sponsor. If you've been here a while, no doubt you've also seen ads from other shops and builders, but most eventually drop off or take extended breaks once their order books fill up. I just don't have the time or energy to devote to chasing them down... Cheers, Paul
  10. Paul Schwartz

    Pop Up Ads

    Thanks Don. Yes, I think we'll go with option #1 once I evaluate the ongoing costs. The upgrade is now in motion, coming soon... fingers crossed it goes smoothly! Paul
  11. Paul Schwartz

    Site Upgrade

    Please note that we will soon be upgrading the forum system to the latest 4.3.x branch of the software, which brings significant improvements and changes. One important one to note is that login names no longer exist, so once the system is updated, you will log in with your (public) "display name". Thanks, Paul
  12. Paul Schwartz

    Pop Up Ads

    It's not so bad, but yeah, for almost two decades I've had people tell me to switch to lower cost hosts, or use free software. I think every single one of those hosts have now gone out of business ("free" ain't much of a business model, ha ha!), had terrible security/data breach problems, and the free software, well, you generally get what you pay for (not to mention the cost and hassle of migration). I've been in discussions with Invision and we're working something out. Not too expensive and they should be able to take care of the upgrade to the latest version for us to minimize the risk of losing any data/images/attachments etc. Well, anyway, the 3.x branch we're on now is a dead end (normal in the software business, you can't support legacy systems forever if you want to stay current and keep up with new developments and security), so I feel it's probably for the best. Eventually some security flaw in the old system could lead to disaster, and anyway, so many people now browse on mobile, and as everyone knows, the mobile version in place here is very old and does not work well. And yes, the new version apparently makes it possible to sell membership levels, so I'll maybe fool around with that once it's up and running to see if I can offer a few perks to people who kick in a few bucks, like additional upload space and things like that. Stay tuned. Paul
  13. Paul Schwartz

    Pop Up Ads

    I've removed the ads for now. I'll think about it. Paul
  14. Paul Schwartz

    Pop Up Ads

    No, it's just a new version of this current software (which is now so old that it's no longer supported). It would mean paying the company (Invision) to both upgrade the entire thing and to then move it all to their new hosted platform so they can keep it up to date (to keep it safe and secure). I'm currently on their old "lifetime" license that I paid for a long time ago, and an inexpensive (but reliable!) host, but it's really end-of-life now. Paul
  15. Paul Schwartz

    Pop Up Ads

    Yeah, some of the ads are super annoying. I think it's because this site is so niche, there just aren't enough properly targeted ads, so they end up showing random "junk ads". I guess not many advertisers are buying concertina-related keywords, who would have thought, ha ha?!?
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