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  1. I've tested IE over my internet connection and over my phone's connection and not found anything untoward. If anyone is running IE and still having problems would you be able to run through this tutorial (my steps for the same below): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/gg130952%28v=vs.85%29.aspx Steps; - Open a tab and go to http://forum.pigeonbasics.com/ - Press F12 key on keyboard (developer tools will open) - Navigate to the Network tab - Click the "Start capturing" button - Back on the browser refresh the page (can be done by pressing F5) - Back in the developer tools window the page will be populated with all the details of loading the page, I'm interested in the time taken from start to finish (hover over the "Timings" column for a tooltip with timings), and also any coloured bar in the column that is more than a few seconds. Once done, be sure to click "Stop capturing" and close the developer tools window.
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    Just posted on the other topic, http://forum.pigeonbasics.com/topic/68770-is-the-site-having-problems/page__view__findpost__p__858944 Reset the site clock. And looking for more information if you're still having issues with the site.
  3. What browser are you using? Which ISP are you with? Just trying to identify if there's anything in common. Not seeing any issues on my connection (TalkTalk using Firefox) but I'll fire up some other browsers and try my phone connection. Re: Clock running fast, should be all reset now
  4. I will be putting the forum in maintenance mode at 9:30 this morning to complete a couple of tasks on the server. It will be back as soon as they are finished, I estimate 15-20 mins.
  5. A quick note to let you guys know what's been going on. Until last week we were getting a packet loss problem on the network running to our server, this was happening on almost on a weekly basis. Network and packet loss is something that we dont have any control over, and each time Archie or I contacted support they'd have a reason, they'd assure us it was a faulty router that had been replaced, or a switch that was being replaced, etc. In the end they agreed to move us onto a different machine on a different part of the network to sort the problem once and for all. This happened at the weekend just gone. Three nights ago we began to suffer a new network problem which seems to have greatest impact between 5pm and 11pm GMT for each of the last three days. This problem is different to the problem we were having before, and it seems as if a percentage of traffic is simply lost on the network, while another percentage gets through without issue. We are doing everything we can to get this problem sorted, often despite the efforts of our host's support team! Thanks to everyone for bearing with us at this time, we know how frustrating you must be feeling because we're just the same We are working on it honest
  6. Unfortunately a multitude of unrelated problems. We're back at the moment, but experiencing high load on the server, so page loads may be slow. We're working on it.
  7. Hi Richard, do you plan to make any changes to the new set up?

  8. hi richard can you explain why my thread has been locked on the swap shop 20 ybs for swap

  9. Richard i have forgot my password to get into the Mini site to add results.

    Andy Eadie (Budgie)Cambusnethan &Morningside club

  10. There is a little (haven't got the exact details to hand) left in the fund that is being transferred in full to the new setup. There are a couple of applications that are currently being processed.
  11. The other day I announced that there would be some changes to Pigeonbasics and I'd like to go into some more detail here. Mini-Sites is moving. The Pigeonbasics clubs, results, news, and photos will become PigeonSportLive. Mini-Sites has been a resounding success in the last 4 years and it has outgrown its sub-section on Pigeonbasics. PigeonSportLive will be an updated, re-polished, and generally allround improved mini-sites, and there are some pretty big ideas in the pipeline, so watch out for those The Pigeonbasics Shop is closing. We're having a 7 day sale and then I will be closing the metophorical doors on the Shop. While it has been incredibly sucessful, and rewarding to offer discounted books, DVDs and products, it is tangental to the rest of the website, and we wish to concentrate on other sections such as the forum. The Fund. The Fund will become entirely independent from Pigeonbasics, but will continue the good work of the last two years. That's all for now, those are the major changes, but if there are any more we will post up details here.
  12. I am happy to announce that as of December 1st Pigeonbasics is in new hands. Long-time moderators, Archie (the_fifer) and Chris (vallance lofts) will be jointly taking the reins, in both ownership and control of the website and forum. The site has come a long way in the last 8 years, and I am confident that it will continue and go from strength to strength under the watchful eye of Archie and Chris. Much has changed since I originally setup the site, never more so than in the last couple of years. Entering the real world of work and husbandry it is a far cry from my student days, which has pegged back the amount of time and effort I am now able to put into Pigeonbasics. Despite this, through the fantastic work that Archie, Chris and the rest of the moderating team have done the site has continued to grow and grow. I am more than happy to pass on control to two people that I know will take Pigeonbasics to the next level. I'm not going to be running off into the sunset (I wish ), I will be sticking around to offer my two-penneth, and lend a hand with some technical aspects, but the "Webmaster" account will be closed down, and I shall be visiting under my (personal) "mealybar" alter ego. Of course there will be some changes, but we have worked tirelessly to ensure that there's no big upheval - the web address is staying the same, and your member account and login will stay exactly the same. We will post up details of the changes that are happening in due course. This is by no means a farewell, but I would like to thank everyone - litterally every member - that has joined, posted, or just visitied Pigeonbasics in the last 8 years. It has been an incredible experience, connecting, chatting, meeting and (sometimes ) arguing with so many amazing people, and enabling so many to do the same. Now I know there will be many questions and comments, which I will endeavour to answer in the replies.
  13. Ah, um, I think its all good, but you'd better check with the Mrs Apart from a couple of stools, a garden table, tv on an upturned box - for a living room, and a badly leaking shower, I think we've got this one cracked ;D Now better get back to the painting..... ??)
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