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Logged in at last!
Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:53 AM

After many days,so who else was affected by this 'glitch'?

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:55 AM

I was. Just got logged in today.

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Posted by gbk1 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:39 AM

I've lost count of the number of days I've been locked out. The forum software failed to recgnize my login. It has got to be a week at least. Right now is the first time I've successfully gotten in. I even tried the "icongito mode" (or Private Browsing) trick to no avail.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:01 PM

I still have to go incognito.

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Posted by George123 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:58 PM

I have also been unable to get in for about a week.  This is the first time back in after many many tries.   This also happened on the Fine Scale Modeler forum.  It's the same publishing company and they have had some IT transition problem. 

There really should have been some announcement, as a pinned post from Scale Auto that this was  going on so people would know it wasn't thier own computer.  Fine Scale publicly addressed it on their forum.

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Posted by Aurora7 on Friday, December 14, 2018 5:22 AM

George123

I have also been unable to get in for about a week.  This is the first time back in after many many tries.   This also happened on the Fine Scale Modeler forum.  It's the same publishing company and they have had some IT transition problem. 

There really should have been some announcement, as a pinned post from Scale Auto that this was  going on so people would know it wasn't thier own computer.  Fine Scale publicly addressed it on their forum.

 

Yes, there should have been some type of announcement from the forum administration. FSM is a well oiled machine. The administration here at SA would do themselves a huge favor if they took better notes.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, December 14, 2018 5:59 AM

It affected me, as well. Two different computers, using four different browsers in total and I was unable to log in for over a week. Tried registering for a new account, too. Didn't work. This isn't the first time I've had issues logging in, either. And trying to get help by emailing customer service on those previous occasions, well, let's just say that if you're not a subscriber you might as well put a sock on your hand and try talking to that. An announcement that there were technical issues, would have gone a long way towards letting people know that Kalmbach was aware of the problem. Bang Head

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Friday, December 14, 2018 8:29 AM
FWIW, they did put an alert about the issue on their Scale Auto Facebook page a number of days ago....TIM
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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, December 14, 2018 9:05 AM

I'm sure everyone who follows the SA page on Facebook, most likely were aware of the problem. Myself, I'm not in amongst that number, and I'm sure that other members likely aren't, either.

This is only my personal opinion, but it seems that while Kalmbach publishes the best model car magazine, the "other" guys who are struggling to keep their publication on the shelves have a much, much better run forum.

Just sayin'. Whistling

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Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, December 14, 2018 4:50 PM

smellyfatdude

I'm sure everyone who follows the SA page on Facebook, most likely were aware of the problem. Myself, I'm not in amongst that number, and I'm sure that other members likely aren't, either.

This is only my personal opinion, but it seems that while Kalmbach publishes the best model car magazine, the "other" guys who are struggling to keep their publication on the shelves have a much, much better run forum.

Just sayin'. Whistling

 

I'll have to agree with that for sure. I finally was able to log in yesterday..with NO HELP From the folks that run this forum. I emailed them Twice asking them what the problem might be as I couldn't log in. It seems NO ONE is at Home monitoring their mail. What I finally did was delete ALL the cookies in my browser and then I could log in using ALL THE PREVIOUS INFORMATION that they already had. I learned about doing that from another forum....go figure eh?

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Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, December 14, 2018 5:05 PM

Ya know...not every swing'in Henry here on the forum has a FACELIFT acc't. We're not talking about that area..we're talking about This forum. What good does it do to post info over there and NOT HERE where the problem is. A little common sense and courtesy sure goes a LOOONG way with folks.... Specially if you want to keep members posting here..... and by the way...what the heck is..FWIW???

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Posted by DMX512 on Friday, December 14, 2018 6:49 PM

I am just now able to log back in on my iPhone only, iPad not yet. Did nothing regarding cookies or cache.

This forum is by far THE most glitchy and spam ridden forum I have been on.

The other Klambach forum is better but not by much.

I do enjoy the info and community but....

"You should never smoke in pajamas. You might start a fire and burn your face." F.Z.

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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:38 AM

I wasn't able to log in either. I figured it was a glitch of some sort and that it would get fixed. No big deal to me. I could still view the forum. Just couldn't post. It's not like I missed anything that wouldn't be here when the issue did get fixed. You gotta remember, this place doesn't pay the bills. The magazine does. They have way more subscribers than active members on this forum. Would you rather have a better forum and receive two magazines a year? If that? 

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:24 AM

Gary Davis

Ya know...not every swing'in Henry here on the forum has a FACELIFT acc't. We're not talking about that area..we're talking about This forum. What good does it do to post info over there and NOT HERE where the problem is. A little common sense and courtesy sure goes a LOOONG way with folks.... Specially if you want to keep members posting here..... and by the way...what the heck is..FWIW???

 

Gary.....FWIW = "for what it's worth". (At least that is my understanding)   

I could be wrong about the following (and I'm sure you'll tell me quickly if I am), but I think you can read the Facebook posts without being a Facebook member by clicking on the "F" logo at the top right of the Scale Auto home page, then clicking "Not Now" when the Facebook "sign in" pop up tries to take over your screen.   You can see most of the posts (but not the comments to the posts) this way.  

When the new editorial team took over when Jim retired, one of the changes was to use Facebook to keep everyone up to date, as updates there are apparently much easier to execute than changes on the website.   They usually post updates every day or two during the work week. 

I don't have the time to do Facebook myself while still building models (not to mention writing about/photographing the build processes) so I am certainly sympathetic to others like you that also avoid it.  

Hope that helps, at least a bit....TIM        

 

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Posted by Gary Davis on Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:59 PM

Tim Boyd

 

 
Gary Davis

Ya know...not every swing'in Henry here on the forum has a FACELIFT acc't. We're not talking about that area..we're talking about This forum. What good does it do to post info over there and NOT HERE where the problem is. A little common sense and courtesy sure goes a LOOONG way with folks.... Specially if you want to keep members posting here..... and by the way...what the heck is..FWIW???

 

 

 

Gary.....FWIW = "for what it's worth". (At least that is my understanding)   

I could be wrong about the following (and I'm sure you'll tell me quickly if I am), but I think you can read the Facebook posts without being a Facebook member by clicking on the "F" logo at the top right of the Scale Auto home page, then clicking "Not Now" when the Facebook "sign in" pop up tries to take over your screen.   You can see most of the posts (but not the comments to the posts) this way.  

When the new editorial team took over when Jim retired, one of the changes was to use Facebook to keep everyone up to date, as updates there are apparently much easier to execute than changes on the website.   They usually post updates every day or two during the work week. 

I don't have the time to do Facebook myself while still building models (not to mention writing about/photographing the build processes) so I am certainly sympathetic to others like you that also avoid it.  

Hope that helps, at least a bit....TIM        

 

 

Thank you for the explanation Tim. It does give a better idea of why the FACEBOOK thing is used. But...that still doesn't alter the fact that it's just as simple to make a post on the forum that something is haywire and they're working on a solution. Let the FORUM members know. I can totally undrstand your position on not going to facebook as that is the most spam ridden site on earth. 

As far as the statement about the Forum Verses the Magazine...Hum bug kiddo...they are two different enities. I would venture to say...there are more Forum members than there are Mag. Subscribers.

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Posted by Plowboy on Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:12 AM

Gary Davis

 

 
ar as the statement about the Forum Verses the Magazine...Hum bug kiddo...they are two different enities. I would venture to say...there are more Forum members than there are Mag. Subscribers.
 

 

Uuuummmm yeah, everyone knows they're separate.  Which  one do you think is most important to Kalmbach? Also, I stated active members which is a fraction of subscribers or members. There aren't 20 posts a day made here on any given day.

 

 

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Posted by Robby DeGraff on Monday, December 17, 2018 9:48 AM

This is the first time in almost two weeks I've even been able to login successfully. There are still issues with people, including Scale Auto staff, being able to login to the forum and our photo gallery. 

We posted something on our Facbeook page as soon as we found out about the issue and an update a few days later.  IT is still working on the bug and we're hoping it can get fixed within the next few days. 

 

Side note to the poster above^ we never recieved a single email from you. 

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Posted by Robby DeGraff on Monday, December 17, 2018 9:52 AM

This is 100% spot-on true.

Our print magazine is our main priority. The forum is free, doesn't bring us in any income, and sees drastically less amount of use than our Facebook page. There are probably only ten, if that, active members on here that use the forum on a daily basis.

We have been relying on our Facebook page the past year or two to post content, and information because it's the quickest, most reliable, and easiest way to do so. It also allows us at the magazine to contact directly people if issues arrises and answer any questions. 

Just be patient folks, the forum will get fixed soon. I just was downstairs asking IT about it. Our website is still having glitches too, and that takes priority. Once the website gets fixed, we'll ensure the forum is working too.

 

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Posted by Plowboy on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:25 PM

I've actually been considering joining Facebook as most every forum I belong to is pretty much dead except one specialized forum. I've heard good and bad things about it. But, there's only one way to find out for sure and that's to give it a try. 

I don't know what it is with this place. Lots of members. Few that are active. Even fewer that post in threads besides their own. I'm guilty myself. I've pretty much quit posting models because it just seems like a waste of time. I've seen a few threads get no comments at all. There's a different atmosphere here that isn't very inviting to new or old members. I don't know what it would take to turn it around or even if it could be turned around. 

 

 

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Posted by Aurora7 on Monday, December 17, 2018 3:47 PM

Robby DeGraff

Just be patient folks, the forum will get fixed soon. I just was downstairs asking IT about it. Our website is still having glitches too, and that takes priority. Once the website gets fixed, we'll ensure the forum is working too.

 

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