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PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 14:56
...for supplying a new front page story, which you should go and read.

Me, I was going to leave it until my Gloucester match report was ready. Frankly, I'm sick and tired of constantly asking for people to help me out by penning a few words for the front page and just being ignored. I now work on the assumption that you are happy to only talk during those periods when the board is active after a story is posted and that you are content to do something else at other times.

After the Glos game, I'm going to be handing over to iBozz and Tigger and they will be browbeating you all for stories to keep it alive over the summer. Treat them like you treat me and you'll find yourselves discussing events Sale Sharks-related with the family dog until the season starts again.

That, or we all push off to pastures new, cos it won't be long till sportnetwork just breaks irretrievably.



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 15/05/2019 17:42 by iBozz.

 
Re: You can thank WiganSaler...
shaftesbury shark (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 16:40
Thank you to you Major, and all involved, for keeping this running.

But can I ask, with respect to:

"Frankly, I'm sick and tired of constantly asking for people to help me out by penning a few words for the front page and just being ignored."

Where did you (or someone) ask? Sorry, but I didn't see this, am sure someone could have put something together if it was clear it was needed?

(Maybe it is just me who missed this so sorry if that is the case.)

Also, it does seem quite unusual to have to make additional contributions to a web page to keep it running? We collectively post hundreds of words every week in the forums, can we not just copy/paste some of that to keep this running?

 
Re: You can thank WiganSaler...
iBozz (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 17:40
The Major has asked more times than I've had hot dinners over the years, not only when the Board "dies" but at other times as well.

As I understand it, sportnetwork's rules are that a front page article must be posted at least once a fortnight or the whole Sale site is suspended. We may agree or we may disagree with those rules but we have no say over them whatsoever and it isn't fair on The Major or the Moderators to have to do their administration jobs and in addition provide frequent copy.

There are enough regular readers and posters for regular articles to be submitted, surely?

I confess to never having submitted a front page story but then I do my bit as on of the Moderators and, to be frank, I like watching rugby but I am not nor ever have been in to the technical details of either the game or the players to the same extent as are many worthy denizens of this august and highly esteemed Forum. Anything I might write would be off topic, boring and technically incorrect. If you want to know how I've messed up on two major stage shows or how I discovered that a Vauxhall Belmont doesn't float then fine, I'll pen something but there will be those who moan (and yet won't pen something themselves!).

Ideally, you could email The Major (but remember that he takes a sabbatical during the summer months), Tigger, yukon or me (eighteensixtyone@gmail.com) with several stories so that we have a library of them for times of famine ...

... but ultimately it is up to ALL OF YOU and not up to us.



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Re: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 17:42
shaftsbury: most times, when I put up a post pointing at the latest match report (especially if there's going to be a long gap before the next one), I ask for contributions to tide us over or I put in a reminder that we will be needing contributions soon. That request is almost invariably ignored. Every season end, we have to plead and plead for articles to keep things alive over the summer. If I haven't asked recently, that's because I frankly can't be bothered any more. The period from Feb to the end of the season is often a problem, as we can frequently have four weeks between home games. It's been less bad this year, as there have a been a couple of away games on telly (I write reports on games I have seen live, so home games, games on telly and away games that I attend) that we wouldn't have had in the past.

Also, I'm not specifically referring to this outage - that took me by surprise, since SN had been using a three-week grace period for the last year, and this came after two weeks (as had previously been the case).

There are enough people on this forum with sufficient knowledge (or who are sufficiently vocal) that we could probably publish something every week without anyone (except me) having to contribute more than one story a year.

The SN developer wonks claim that the cut-off is needed to keep advertisers on board with fresh copy, otherwise they stop taking ad space. Someone else on the admin forum, who works in the business, pointed out that this is tosh, and advertising spend is governed by other factors.

Anyway, I am actually now getting even more fed up with sportnetwork. It's moribund. It will die soon and I suggest that we all decamp over to View from the 22 and give this place the elbow. (At least over there, we won't have the "publish or die" problem).



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Chris1850 (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 17:57
Just to pick up on Shaftesbury's final point. Is it possible in times of famine to simply post anything (if necessary,not even rugby related) on the front page, just to keep it ticking over? Also, doex it have to fulfill any minimum/maximum size requirements?

PS thanks Major and Wigansaler for sorting the recent outage and best wishes to Finlay for a speedy recovery!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/05/2019 18:01 by Chris1850.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Olyy (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 18:04
Yeah, what's the minimum word count?

"Sale announce the signing of Lood de Jager on a three year deal" - would that be enough?

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 19:32
There is no indication of a minimum word count, but we do need two paragraphs: the lead para, that's displayed on the front page and a body para, that is the meat of the article. The lead paragraph is usually the trickiest, which is why I've been faking it with my mock Victorian-pulp-novel-chapter-heading lead paragraphs this season.

A picture usually helps, since it's going to appear on the front page and piccies are always nice.

Maybe a few peeps could volunteer to take one of the new signings each, and write a short article about them: who they are, their strengths, how they might impact matches, etc. So, Olyy, rather than "Sale sign Lood de Jšger", how about "Lood de Jšger is a 'king huge lump who will put the wind up opponents something rotten, and here's why..."

That then becomes an interesting read for everyone, gives us all a bit of pre-season familiarity with the new players and can serve as a reference during the season.

One of those every couple of weeks, and maybe a season round-up from someone else, and I think we'd be pretty much sorted for the summer.



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Million Monkeys (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 19:53
Firstly, thanks Major, WiganSaler and all involved in keeping the site alive.

Does anybody know why the Harlequins forum still appears to be working fine (even though it is virtually unused nowadays), when their headline article looks like it is dated 20th March? Also, the Chiefs seems to date March 11th. Have I got the criteria for ďstaying aliveĒ correct?

Maybe we should just start posting on the Quins board if theirs doesnít expire and they arenít using it (Sm13)

Also, who owns the domain salerugby.co.uk? Assuming it isnít Sports Network then is there any value in trying to get it repointed to the new forum? That might help kick off the migration, if that is the desire.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Tigger (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 20:46
For me we need to move. It's a pain in the @#$%& posting stories with pictures on this site. And not having the search function to check back is also a pain.
I will not be chasing anyone for a story. If you don't want it to die I need at least three in the bank so I can schedule the as I will be away from my laptop a lot and it is a pain to do it on your phone. So even if you sende a story it could be a week.before I post it.



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 22:54
MM: the sportnetwork software seems to be a law unto itself. Some people on the admin forum have noticed that there are sites that haven't been updated for a couple of years that haven't been disabled.

I'll have to check, but I think Anne B owns the salerugby.co.uk domain.

Tigger: note that the "clock" starts counting from when you upload a story, not from when it's posted. I fell foul of that a couple of years back - I uploaded a few stories and put a delayed "going live" date, thinking it ought to keep things going for a few weeks, but the forum died after two weeks. I asked the SN developers and they confirmed that it's the date of upload that's important, not the date it goes live on the site.

It's that kind of idiocy that really bugs me. It's not necessary - it's just lazy developers who can't be bothered to put themselves out a bit to make something that's useable, rather than easy. They could have automatically reinstated a forum when an article is posted but, no, you have to ask on the admin forum. Lazy.

All of this discussion is just making me more determined that this will be my (and, I hope, all of our) last season on sportnetwork. I've registered over on View from the 22, and I might just go and talk to myself over there for a while. You're all welcome to come over and join me.



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 23:00
I've just spotted another reason for moving over: viewfromthe22 has an SSL certificate, which this dump doesn't, so you get a secure connection.



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Chris1850 (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 23:06
Me and Poynters are there now. Care for a threesome Major?!

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
15 May, 2019 23:20
Had a quick look in, but it's bedtime...



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
PoyntonShark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 02:14
Fark, I was only on view from briefly, and missed out on a threesome. Story of my life.

Is it just me, or is anyone else sensing that The Major has fallen out of love with Sport Network?.

I'm as guilty is anyone of ignoring The Major's pleas for articles, just haven't the time and see very litle live rugby. The idea of putting something together for the new boys over the winter (downunder) is a good one. I'll offer up something on Akker if still required. I'm happy to move over to View From ASAP. Would be better if all prem fans were there, but surely not beyond the wit of an involved developer to link to the others wherever they are?



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And we didn't give a damn
'Cause we were raised
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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 07:50
Agreed Poynton, I'll see if there's a will to move away from the other boards. If we go hopefully it's the catalyst for a mass move, I'll see if I can work with The Major to get others across too because the one saving grace is having the ability to switch boards and post across them.

Major - more than happy to have a quick chat before or after the game about the forum, I only stand just to the other side of the camera stand in the South Stand



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/05/2019 07:57 by 23Shark.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 07:59
23Shark: is there a facility over there for static pages, so that we can have information sheets like advice for visiting fans, the aforementioned player profiles, etc? Also (don't let on), I quite enjoy doing the match reports and it would be nice to continue but without the requirement to generate regularly, when the home season is anything but regular.



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
IOL Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 08:17
Iím up and running on the new board - fairly straightforward and smooth so far (and thatís from someone whoís relatively IT-illiterate!).
Would be useful if two things could happen (but not essential as the new board can grow over time):
1. Major seems to hint at it above (unless Iíve misunderstood), but could some of the newer posting be transferred across (e.g. the new signings thread)?
2. Like the idea of club info - can the likes of Angela and those that run the supporters groups, coaches, etc be persuaded across and could there be a section set up for specific club info (a Sam Diamond section, for example)? Appreciate this might be seen as duplication of whatís already on the club main website, but worth asking.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
M5 Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 08:23
I've just signed up too. Seems easy to use

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
iBozz (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 09:47
Iíve signed up but am still waiting for the confirmation email - just be aware that when the sign up page says the email may take some time to arrive they sure ainít kidding!



No matter what you say, or how you say it, someone somewhere will deliberately go out of their way to be offended.

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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 09:48
Quote:
Major Bloodnok
23Shark: is there a facility over there for static pages, so that we can have information sheets like advice for visiting fans, the aforementioned player profiles, etc? Also (don't let on), I quite enjoy doing the match reports and it would be nice to continue but without the requirement to generate regularly, when the home season is anything but regular.

I've got the ability to do a website with it so each team could have a page with various hints, tips, links etc

For the match reviews we could have a prefix for these in the forum so they are easy to see?

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Monty9 (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 09:48
Iīve joined, donīt really mind which one we use so will go with whatever the people who put the effort in to give us a forum want.

Although if we are moving I would do it like ripping a band aid and cut this one off (if we can) otherwise we will end up with 2 half used forums.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
WillC (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 09:49
iBozz, mine came through in a couple of seconds - check your junk folder

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
ale shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 09:52
iBozzzz - check junk, mine came through instantly but went there.

23Shark - are you Alex on the other site?

Looks good and happy to migrate over from this one.

A coupe of minor points (not gripes or criticisms):

Grey text with a grey background is quite hard to read (for me anyway), could the text be black?

On the alternative forum thread it has switched to a second page after just 10 posts. On this site it's 100 posts on a PC and 20 points on a mobile, can this be replicated? Much prefer that to some other club forums that have short numbers of posts per page.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 10:25
Quote:
ale shark
iBozzzz - check junk, mine came through instantly but went there.
23Shark - are you Alex on the other site?

Looks good and happy to migrate over from this one.

A coupe of minor points (not gripes or criticisms):

Grey text with a grey background is quite hard to read (for me anyway), could the text be black?

On the alternative forum thread it has switched to a second page after just 10 posts. On this site it's 100 posts on a PC and 20 points on a mobile, can this be replicated? Much prefer that to some other club forums that have short numbers of posts per page.

Yeah I'm Alex, will use that for Admin stuff then 23Shark for my Sale Stuff to not get the two mixed up!

Will change the text colour to see if that helps, will change the page to 100. The site is mobile ready so not sure the need is there to switch that to 20 as in theory it should be as easy to use on mobile as PC

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
ale shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 10:33
Thanks Alex, not sure youíd want to have 100 posts on a page on a mobile if thatís what youíre saying. Maybe choose somewhere in the middle if mobile and PC sites have the same post numbers per page. Maybe 25-30?

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 10:56
Quote:
23Shark
For the match reviews we could have a prefix for these in the forum so they are easy to see?

We could do that. I just feel that static pages are easier to link to from (e.g.) Facebook and are there for future reference, where a forum thread can easily disappear.



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 11:00
Quote:
Major Bloodnok
Quote:
23Shark
For the match reviews we could have a prefix for these in the forum so they are easy to see?

We could do that. I just feel that static pages are easier to link to from (e.g.) Facebook and are there for future reference, where a forum thread can easily disappear.

On the new place there's topic prefixes, was going to set up a match review one for you. If you click on the actual prefix then it filters out the rest of the threads so you can easily see all the reviews/match threads/new signings etc

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
FarnhamShark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 11:29
No problems or delay in setting my account up. Thanks to Alex for all he's doing to get it sorted.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Surbiton Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 12:39
Thank you WiganSharker

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Grumpy Old Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 12:40
Just a thought - as a major club benefactor and sponsor, is it worth contacting ukfast - think this is their are of expertise?

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 13:23
Quote:
Grumpy Old Shark
Just a thought - as a major club benefactor and sponsor, is it worth contacting ukfast - think this is their are of expertise?

They do hosting and I've got my own server so that's why I've set up the one I've got because I can keep the costs down for traffic etc

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
WiganSaler (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 15:41
Woe is me, thanks a lot you guys, my first contribution and you all sod off to another site.

[:wor kid:] (Sm100)



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 16:03
Quote:
WiganSaler
Woe is me, thanks a lot you guys, my first contribution and you all sod off to another site.
[:wor kid:] (Sm100)

Come on over. We've brought the Salford stench, too, so everyone can feel at home...



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Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
iBozz (IP Logged)
16 May, 2019 16:06
Quote:
WiganSaler
Woe is me, thanks a lot you guys, my first contribution and you all sod off to another site.
[:wor kid:] (Sm100)

Cause and effect?

But I have now managed to slip in under the radar on the new forum and am now a proud member - until 23Shark notices. It was indeed a case of overenthusiastic spam filters.



No matter what you say, or how you say it, someone somewhere will deliberately go out of their way to be offended.

In loving memory of Her Ladyship - d: 29/12/2007.

You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone. RiP

Please help medical research by Folding@Home and join Swanny's Irregulars - PM me for details. Please!


South Stand with The New Birtles Faithful.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
20 May, 2019 12:51
I did in person on Saturday. He tried to kiss me - but that's because I was carrying a pie.



There are no ants in Antarctica despite the name.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
WiganSaler (IP Logged)
20 May, 2019 13:14
Quote:
Mrs Trellis of North Wales
I did in person on Saturday. He tried to kiss me - but that's because I was carrying a pie.

And I gave you a piece of chocolate. (Sm6)



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"Long Suffering Sale Sharks Supporters Club"

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
20 May, 2019 13:28
Yes - it was a good job I had a square spanner with me to prise it from your grasp.



There are no ants in Antarctica despite the name.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
iBozz (IP Logged)
20 May, 2019 14:14
Quote:
Major Bloodnok
Come on over. We've brought the Salford stench, too, so everyone can feel at home...

Come on, Chaps and Chapesses, try the new Forum and tell everyone what you think of it. 23Shark has done a great job with it.

Sportnetwork is creaking, has long unresolved bugs (the failed search function, for example) and requires a new front page story every fortnight - and in spite of The Major's entreaties, cajoling and threats over the years no-one really steps up to the mark.

One time when it goes dark it may well stay that way for ever so it is really up to the readership to help chart the future!



No matter what you say, or how you say it, someone somewhere will deliberately go out of their way to be offended.

In loving memory of Her Ladyship - d: 29/12/2007.

You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone. RiP

Please help medical research by Folding@Home and join Swanny's Irregulars - PM me for details. Please!


South Stand with The New Birtles Faithful.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Flumpty (IP Logged)
20 May, 2019 15:32
Quote:
iBozz
Quote:
Major Bloodnok
Come on over. We've brought the Salford stench, too, so everyone can feel at home...

Come on, Chaps and Chapesses, try the new Forum and tell everyone what you think of it. 23Shark has done a great job with it.


I'll add to your encouragement to try the new forum - much more user friendly, cleaner looking and has additional functionality.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
maccshark (IP Logged)
21 May, 2019 09:55
Moved, looks good.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
C3Q (IP Logged)
21 May, 2019 10:57
I'm in.

Observations, not criticisms.....

Ads seem more intrusive on a mobile, i.e. Ads between different entries in a thread.

The summary info at the bottom of each screen is probably useful to see occasionally but a little cumbersome all the time when viewed on a mobile, OK on a PC.

The "new" tag on threads with unread posts was something I always found useful, but couldn't see it on the new forum.

Otherwise fine and many thanks to 23Shark for setting it up. Very happy to support if it can make life easier for our Admins.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
21 May, 2019 12:22
I've tried to make the ads better than here as it's just to support the running of the site. We've got 3 positions which is at the top of the page, on the site bar and after the first post on each thread.

Hopefully they're not too bad and people can put up with them!

The current icon for unread posts is a star, I'll have a play around and see if I can change it to new

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
H's D (IP Logged)
21 May, 2019 15:59
A suggestion to at least keep this board open of the summer.
The Major indicates it is the regular UPLOAD of stories that keeps the discussion board open. Not the PUBLICATION of them. Uploaded stories can be deleted or modified before publication.
So
Could you try 'uploading' a story for a distant future publication date once fortnight/once a week immediately after deleting the last (unpublished) one. I suspect that just alternating a pair of such uploaded stories might do the trick. They need never be published, nor need they be original. Unless of course 'new copy' arrives at the pertinent time.
I think that is what one or two other boards do to bypass the demands of the software.
Might be worth trying as it will otherwise cause issues.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Chris1850 (IP Logged)
21 May, 2019 18:11
Quote:
23Shark
I've tried to make the ads better than here as it's just to support the running of the site. We've got 3 positions which is at the top of the page, on the site bar and after the first post on each thread.
Hopefully they're not too bad and people can put up with them!

The current icon for unread posts is a star, I'll have a play around and see if I can change it to new

23. The issue, I think, is notso much that threads with unread posts arent obvious. As you say, the star indicates those. The problem is that when you click on that thread and scroll down the posts, there is no indication of which ars the new unread ones.

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Pappje Shark (IP Logged)
23 May, 2019 17:31
Pretty certain on other forums powered by the same software that thereís a function whereby you click an icon next to the thread name and it takes you automatically to the first new message since your last visit. (And another one to go to the most recent comment).

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
23 May, 2019 21:19
Quote:
Pappje Shark
Pretty certain on other forums powered by the same software that thereís a function whereby you click an icon next to the thread name and it takes you automatically to the first new message since your last visit. (And another one to go to the most recent comment).

Yeah that's what the star does

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Chris1850 (IP Logged)
23 May, 2019 21:47
Quote:
23Shark
Quote:
Pappje Shark
Pretty certain on other forums powered by the same software that thereís a function whereby you click an icon next to the thread name and it takes you automatically to the first new message since your last visit. (And another one to go to the most recent comment).

Yeah that's what the star does

So, 23, for those of us not quite so IT minded, are you saying that if you click on the star itself, rather than the thread title generally, it will actually take you to the first post thst has been added to that thread since your last visit?

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
23Shark (IP Logged)
23 May, 2019 22:13
Yeah that's right, it takes you to the first unread post

 
Re: PLEASE READ: You can thank WiganSaler...
Major Bloodnok (IP Logged)
23 May, 2019 23:16
It's what should happen here when you click on "new". It doesn't, though, because the software's cra-- not very good.



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