Last post was 405AM and that was our good friend Steve.
Hope that this site does not have to go down the same road in the near future. It is too bad. This is great software for what we all do with it. Hate to see the day that it will have to change.
Gotta give both webmasters high praise for what they do. Outa my league.
Dave, I second what you say!
That's unfortunate. I know I have mentioned that the format isn't for me, but I do still hope for the best for the new site. It is AFTER ALL a Model T forum...grin..
I'm guessing it's just change-pains. Bet it's back up and running at the expert hands of the webmaster in no time.
Well, I don't wish it ill--but it is nowhere as user-friendly as this set up--and not as dial-up connection friendly either!
Give it a little time, it's still in the developing stages.
I think it will work out fine in the long run. Maybe it is sort of like when I got my first newer Model T. You know those with the electrical option that was offered starting in 1919. It took me a while to get used to being careful not to step on that button on the floor. What's it called again? I looked it up -- part number 5014 -- let's see "Starting switch (on floor board)" it says right there in the Price List of Parts. Anyway on my other cars I can put my foot anywhere I want. But after a while I discovered I liked that new button that had been added. Especially if it was cold and raining when it was time to start the car.
And as mentioned by others -- a big THANK YOU to all the web masters and those who work so hard to make our forums available. Also thanks to all those folks that post their questions, comments, etc. As we work together we learn so much more than if we had to discover everything on our own.
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Works perfectly here except I don't like the way the hosted pictures are set up by the moderators.
A lot of people are having trouble with it, especially posting pictures, but it works pretty well for me as long as I don't use IE.
The story I got was that the change was necessary so they made it. It's different for sure but the actual useage was always low at least for all the years I've been watching it. I expected a flurry of activity as people learned the system and it'll slip back into it's low useage over time.
I think I finally have most of the procedure figured out including posting photo's.
It is a lot like the Ford Barn forum.
I posted a normal posting including pictures and did get some response, so I assume the pictures could be seen by others.
RE;Looks like the MTFCI forum died a slow death
It's having more activity then it's had in a great while. The more people that use it the more chance Mark has of working the bugs out.
Seems like the MTFCI Forum is no longer about Model T's, but only about how the new forum software (doesn't) work!
Give it time, MTFCI never had the volume of this forum anyway. I haven't had any problems other than my basic misunderstanding of directions.
Guess we could change that. If you have a question related to Model T's you could ask it at all three forums and see what the response is. While you more then likely will get the most response here, we might give a boost to all three. Everyone has a reason why they post on one forum or the other, or don't care and post on all three. Someone should see your question and have an answer for you, we hope.
Andy, actually the bulk of the internet Model T discussion was over at the other club for a few years c:a 2002-2006 (?) when Tony Cimorelli was the webmaster over there. He didn't get the support he thought he deserved from the rest of the board of directors and quit, about then the bulk of the discussion moved over here again as I remember it. There was another drama here earlier (c:a 2002?) when this forum was closed for a while, it was then the discussion moved over to MTFCI. Here's what this forum looked like in 2001: http://www.mtfca.com/forums/forum45/
Unfortunately all the links to the posts are dead.
I remember that 2001 forum; what a mess! You could post to someones comment in the middle of the string, got real hard to follow sometimes.
It wasn't really that much of a mess...ha ha....once you understood it you could ignore thread drift and stay on point that way!
Sometimes 'old' has features that are seen as old and not included in evolution.
Mark will sort out the other side in time. At least it has a 'like' button
Well, I still consider myself kinda new here yet, but I am familiar with the 2001 forum, and personally don't like that kind of format. Hope this one never goes back to that. What we have here seems to be just fine, at least with me. Steve, I agree with you about I.E., never have liked that browser, loved Netscape until it died a slow death, but for now at least Firefox seems best.
I cant read a thread from the 2001 forum.Wonder why?
This format works great.No need to change anything.
the simple fact is most T folk must like this forum better because they come here to discuss the "other" 1.
The MTFCI forum seems OK to me but then again I'm not that picky.
In some ways it reminds me of the Fordbarn.
Anything that puts the T hobby out there is fine by me.
What exactly is the status of this Forum and it's present system? There's stuff floating around saying it's days are numbered too. That's the main reason I've been learning the I's new set-up.
Can't post period. Signed up again, (second time, another new pass word). They've got problems. I figured this system out my self except for some help with a picture re-sizer and believe me I'm not "savvy" at all.
The teachers left the playground open at nap time is all... Too many kids would rather take a nap than play in the sand box... too bad! I happen to have a key BTW; anyone need a copy? LOL ws
I really tried to give this thing a fair trial and even like it. Just couldn't do it.
It's not dead. It just doesn't smell very good. :-)
The new forum software is modern and i like that i see the number of posts and the last poster in the main overview. So i think this new forum is ok and easier to use.
One problem is the homepage of the mtfci. You are not able to go to the new forum, without tricks, with a android system.
But the forum software i like.
Michael : I think that it is time that you come to Holland !!!!!!!!
Hello Toon, why that?
Michael : To help me with the computer so that I can read the MTFCI Forum .
I hope this forum does not go to the same format as the MTFCI has. I left Ford Barn for the same reason, it is WAY too complicated as far as I am concerned, no matter what Troop says. I just don't get it. I'm not even talking about posting threads or pictures, it's just a pain in the butt to access. You have to click on WAY too many things to to see anything. There has to be something much simpler. This forum may be a dinosaur, but it works great as far as I'm concerned. JMHO. Dave
Seems to be working better this morning and spam gone. I can tell it is being worked on.
Re the Fordbarn: All you have to do is go the the Model T forum and after it opens, bookmark that page.
I cant get the MTFCI forum to go this morning. Maybe it will later but not yet.
I do agree with some that keeping things simple works best.
I guess its the changing generation that likes to click and click to here and there that believes that more clicking is better.
I'm simple minded I guess in thinking that you ought to be able to go right to it with just a few or less 'clicks'.
My very humble opinion of course.
Like the minister who, with sorrowful eyes, gazed into the cheerfully clinking collection basket, I'm a man who doesn't particularly want to see change.
Well in a case like this,where as this forum is simple to use,easy to get to and so on,change would only hinder it. So Dang what if it aint the latest thing out there wrote up by some college kid..
We aint having to go over to some other forum to get help fiquring it out.
This generation of "clickers" cant get anything done for mouse clicking.
Well I tried the MTFCI new forum and made quite a mess of it.I think I'll just hide in the wings and wait for the dust to settle for now. Just in Case
John,I can tell ye a smart fellow.Case made good tractors -power units.
Thank you Mack...Jay Eye See for me!
I agree, Case made good tractors. I'd like to make the "case" for one but don't have a place to put it. I watched 5 or 6 go by in our town annual parade today plus a couple "green machines". At the end was a small Rumley Oilpull from the teens. Quite a sight. Oh also 5 T's from the Inland Empire Model T Ford club. Fun day. (sorry for the thread drift). More fun "clicking" here than fighting the other T site.
Happy Father's Day to all of you!