What's up with the site these days . . . questions . . .


#1

First I have to sign in multiple times to be able to access the entire site.

I log in, it shows my name, but in Discussion’s I have to hit reply on any topic and then sign in again to see which topics are new.

I go to flight tracker and I have to sign in again.

As for the Discussion / Flight Tracker - if your in Discussion section and you enter a flight or tail number - it won’t work - you have to click ‘live flight tracking’ then re-enter the flight tail number - which by then I’ve forgotten and have to repeat the process.

And editing posts - any idea why can’t I edit my posts anymore?? Very frustrating for example the B707 crash last week - aviation sites reported the wrong tail number - within seconds of me posting the incorrect tail number, I received verification of the correct number.

However I was unable to correct, delete, or amend the incorrect data. I hit the little red icon and requested FlightAware remove the incorrect data - but a week has gone by and nothing??

Seems as FlightAware has expanded it is becoming less user friendly??


#2

I’ve just made some changes to the forums which should correct the authentication problems that some users have experienced.


#3

This works for me; Log-in, then click on “Board Index”. The threads with new messages will appear correctly highlighted and I don’t have to log-in a second time.


#4

Hmmm, the log on is definitely corrected, working fine now, Thankyou.

Any idea about being unable to amend your own posts??

All I have is a quote button - no edit??? When did that disappear and why??? Or am I just missing something???

For example, should you want to post a production list, you are unable to go back and update it???

Never mind the example of posting incorrect info, or even simple spelling mistakes???


#5

Been like that since they upgraded the forum software a couple of weeks ago. I’ve made mention of it a couple of times since. Seems you get about 5 minutes to edit after posting a message, and then the button goes away.

I guess we’ll have to post additional messages to add or correct information in original messages. :confused:


#6

It’s a feature, not a bug. There’s an option to only allow editing for a short period after posting to prevent shenanigans. That said, we’ll revert it to allow unlimited edits.


#7

Shenanigans?? Yeah, no need for that here. Nobody here has ever been guilty of shenanigans :mrgreen:


#8

I applaud your decision.

Now, how about the posts from “Guest” I’ve noticed? Is this something new or an oversight?


#9

Nor buffoonery, chicanery, hanky-panky, or tomfoolery! :mrgreen: