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  • #608382
    Daryl Dobbs
    Participant

    Thanks Callum

    #608383
    Callum Potter
    Keymaster

    Hi Daryl, all…

    It was held because it had 2 web links in the text.

    I’ve increased the limit to allow 3 web links in a message, hopefully that will cover most instances.

    Robin – I noticed your earlier messages in the pending queue – held for the same reason – at least that explains where they went.

    Callum

    #607974
    Robin Leadbeater
    Participant

    I notice some content which was free access without login previously is now restricted. Is that a policy decision ?
    eg in the past I have referred to these free access video presentations of mine on other forums
    https://britastro.org/videos/using-low-resolution-spectroscopy-to-confirm-supernova-discoveries-2
    https://britastro.org/videos/pushing-the-limits-using-commercial-spectrographs-2

    Robin

    #608387
    Daryl Dobbs
    Participant

    Seems no way to attach images to posts either, but I guess that’s a low priority

    #608388
    Nick James
    Participant

    Why have such a low limit? Maybe increase it to 10 to be sure. If we start getting spam posts from members then we can handle that at the time.

    #608389
    Nick James
    Participant

    Not just images but files (PDFs, text files). We used to be able to do that.

    #608396
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    Is it possible to have more posts on a single page? We are now on page 4 of this thread, so to get here, I click the relevant Forum thread on the front page, then need to click a second time to get to page 4 (that’s when I don’t get to page 3 when my large finger applied to my tiny iPhone hits 3 instead of 4).

    Or the ability to go straight to the most recent post from the main page.

    #608399
    Callum Potter
    Keymaster

    Hi Jeremy,

    >> Is it possible to have more posts on a single page? We are now on page 4 of this thread, so to get here, I click the relevant Forum thread on the front page, then need to click a second time to get to page 4 (that’s when I don’t get to page 3 when my large finger applied to my tiny iPhone hits 3 instead of 4).

    >> Or the ability to go straight to the most recent post from the main page.

    I’ve increased to 20 per page.

    You can reach the last page by clicking on the time on the time in Last Post column of the topics table.

    Callum

    #608400
    Robin Leadbeater
    Participant

    I don’t like the way if you add a link in a forum post to a page in the BAA website it embeds a huge screen shot of the page. How do I stop it doing that so I can just have the link embedded in the text? (The old system with full editing allowing choice of fonts and links with options to open in a new tab was much better IMO)

    #608402
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    Thanks Callum. And good that the recent Forum posts are back on the front page 👍🏻

    #608403
    Robin Leadbeater
    Participant

    Testing embedding external links
    http://www.threehillsobservatory.co.uk

    would it be better to open these in a new tab ?

    #608500
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    “External Links”. Strongly agree with Robin on this one. I am always forgetting to right-click on external links.

    #608513
    William Bristow
    Participant

    What happened to the private message function?

    Is the PM facility hidden away somewhere or no longer possible?

    That was a useful way of contacting other members for conversations that would otherwise be of little interest to general readers.

    I have been trying to find a way to contact @paul-leyland (was Xilman) off-forum with a download link for the latest ASCOM LazyFocus drivers which I know he is trying to find.

    William.

    Paul, if you read this, log-in to the ASCOM user forum and look in the files section for a folder called “EasyFocus”, in that folder is a RAR archive called “LazyFocus”, unzip that RAR archive to find the necessary LazyFocus DLL’s and a readme that describes how to install them and the Windows registry entry that you need to manually create.

    This web address takes you directly to that folder on the ASCOM Groups.IO site: https://ascomtalk.groups.io/g/Help/files/Easyfocus

    If you don’t have a Groups.io account and no access to the ASCOM users forum then open a new LazyFocus topic under the Imaging category here and I will post a link to that folder in my personal shared G-DRIVE folder.

    #608555
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Thanks William.

    I also can’t find teh PM link. Restoring it would be an extremely good idea IMAO.

    LazyFocus: I wil check out your suggestion but I already have LAZYFOCUS.DLL and instructions on how to modify the registry for Win 7. The directory indicated doesn’t exist under Win 10.

    Perhaps a fresh attempt might be more successful.

    #608556
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Ah, the latest RAR file is markedly different from the one of several years ago. I am now rather more hopeful and will report back.

    Thanks again.

    Moderator: might this portion of the thread be better moved elsewhere, the equipment area perhaps?

    #608562
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    LazyFocus still doesn’t work despite everything I have tried. The contents of the RAR file are internally inconsistent. At least I now know where to ask for more help, so thanks again.

    #608588
    Robin Leadbeater
    Participant

    Have the attachments been stripped from pre uplift posts ? eg

    https://britastro.org/forums/topic/using-miles-stars-to-check-spectrum-quality#post-577636

    Also a repeat plea for a return to full html editing and images and attachments in posts.

    Cheers
    Robin

    #608592
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Second Robin’s post of 1:43 pm.

    It is a real PITA not to be able to link to posts to which I am replying.

    #608593
    Callum Potter
    Keymaster

    Paul,

    the message number (at right of the post header) is a hyper-link – so you can copy paste that as a link. e.g. https://britastro.org/forums/topic/new-website-feedback/page/3#post-608399

    We are looking at plugins for additional forum functionality.

    Callum

    #608597
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    https://britastro.org/forums/topic/new-website-feedback/page/3#post-608593

    Ah, I thought it must be (relatively easily) possible. Thanks.

    It doesn’t look like a link under Firefox (no underlining and no colour change, so I never thought of looking there. A combination of UBD and inadequate documentation perhaps.

    Paul

    P.S. If I can be assistance please ask.

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