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27/08/2012 at 10:19

Can we please have an answer about the email notifications?

28/08/2012 at 11:11

Hi Gazmanneister,

We now put a blog up announcing competition winners. Here are the last few blogs:

We'll be announcing the recent GU and Guess2Give winners shortly.

We have changed our competition pages slightly, so we can't announce winners in the old way, but we can look into new ways if you would prefer this. 



28/08/2012 at 11:24

Hi all,

I've just heard back from our tech team. 

This morning, our developer fixed the email-notification service. Now the email notifications are being sent again - I've received a fair few myself.

Do let me know if you're still not receiving them.


28/08/2012 at 11:27

The notifications may be working but the PM system isn't - I've tried to send a message to someone today and each time I tried, only part of it went through - each time I tried, successively less message was sent.

28/08/2012 at 11:35

Hi Jeepers,

Sorry about this. I'll report it to the tech team now. What are you on? A Mac, PC, iPad etc? Which browser are you using?


28/08/2012 at 11:39

Hi Dominique - do you have any update on the other changes that your tech team were working on? Are they all done?

28/08/2012 at 11:48

Hi Emmy_Bug,

We have an update on a few other issues:

We have been told that quoting works except on mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones and Android. This is because the formatting bar (which includes the button to paste quotes) are not available for mobile devices yet. We'll need to have another forum update to improve forum functionality for mobile devices, and we'll keep you posted on this. 

Our developers say they are aware of the 'going back 10 pages' bug and they are hoping to fix this soon.  


28/08/2012 at 11:52

Hi feel the fear, do it anyway,

Our tech team have reported that they couldn't generate the 'Not being directed automatically to the last page when they receive a notification' bug. Are you still having this problem or are other users experiencing this?  

If so, can you let me know the browser you using and on a Mac/ PC/ smart phone etc?


28/08/2012 at 13:03

Dominique - it seems to me to be that when the page hits a hundred e.g.clocks over to  201-220  that you get directed to the page before i.e. 181 - 200 (at twenty per page)

28/08/2012 at 15:28

Hi XFR Bear,

I have passed your feedback on and the tech team are having the same problem, so they will investigate this now.


28/08/2012 at 16:13

Hi Gazmanmeister,

Here's the blog for the GU Energy competition winners:


28/08/2012 at 19:38

Thanks, I never knew that

07/09/2012 at 14:44

Hi all,

Our tech team have been in touch to say the third party filter should be in place (fingers crossed!) in the next fortnight.

I'll let you know if there are any further delays.


07/09/2012 at 15:05

Can we have a post like thingy like Facebook maybe thats what Karma points are???

KK perhaps you need "calmer" points

21/09/2012 at 03:29

the cut and paste has gone again this time it will let you paste the post but when you submit it it just disappears

28/09/2012 at 21:07

Sorry, can't be bothered reading back through the thread so this may have been mentioned (would be amazed if it hadn't),  but the wors tthin by far about the forum, and has been for at least 10 years, is the inability to do useful searches.

Why is it so hard to do what pretty much every other forum in the universe can do? I can sort by "relevance", yes, but the sorting is all over the place, so that you often get posts from 2004 or 2005 at the top of the list when you search for (say) a race.

I want to be able to eliminate threads started more than x time ago. I want to be able to include only threads with more than x number of posts. I want to be able to specify forum rather than editorial content. Started by user x perhaps. And so on.

This forum is a potentially fantastic resource but it's nigh on impossible to find what I want. Result? Massive, massive duplication of information

I think I first complained about this around 8 or 9 years ago!!!  It has never in that time been improved. Please. Sort it out. Thank you.


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