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by neil
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: computer network issues - café to action room
Replies: 25
Views: 11500

Re: computer network issues - café to action room

We need it. When can you provide?
by neil
Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes, 23rd July 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1853

Behind the Scenes, 23rd July 2009

Present Milk, Hannah, Anna, Neil Agenda 1. New freeshop 2. Shop box office 3. Other shop stuff 4. General web stuff 1. New freeshop How is the new freeshop working out? Good, but stuff is still being left at random times. People are pissed off when told they can't leave their stuff. Probably they en...
by neil
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: computer network issues - café to action room
Replies: 25
Views: 11500

Re: computer network issues - café to action room

This is fixed. We had to run a new cable through the ceiling. We used the longest one we had, which was only just long enough. It's still a bit exposed in the hall. Unfortunately, I will need to drill a hole through part of the pulpit thingy in order to be able to get the cable out of harm's way. I ...
by neil
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th
Replies: 13
Views: 4597

Re: Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th

Word!

This be tonight. Bring yo' admin!
by neil
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: New Forest website beta testing

Ok, I deleted the blog thing from the front page. This poses a couple of questions: 1. Do we want to support people to maintain blogs on the site? I would suggest no, as most blogs are full of complete & utter twat, and they are rarely updated after the first couple of entries. 2. If we do have ...
by neil
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: photos on the site
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

Re: photos on the site

Yes, required. Kick it my way, will you?
by neil
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Website changelog
Replies: 24
Views: 9878

Re: Website changelog

Removing the navigation block at the bottom meant that no 'full content editors' (who don't get the admin menu at the top) could see the links for 'Create content', 'Logout', etc. I've reverted this. Sorry about that. It looked awful before. Looks slightly better now, but still seems entirely point...
by neil
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: photos on the site
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

photos on the site

Would be good to get the mishmash going again. The idea of this is to have a gallery with a relatively small amount (maybe 50) of photos which are all completely different, completely crazy, and covering the full range of forest's existence and activities. This might be a good way to start off the p...
by neil
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Work Shop Action Day, or two
Replies: 1
Views: 1694

Re: Work Shop Action Day, or two

If we're going to keep some of that wood, more junk will need to be removed from the workshop. I'm hoping to get rid of the slushie machine at some point. Jane has agreed to take it off our hands. Nix came up with a good plan for the workshop: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6506&hilit=workshop Maybe t...
by neil
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: info page submenu
Replies: 6
Views: 3567

Re: info page submenu

I'm not getting how that bit works. Isn't it just for fixing the page's context within a menu that's already displayed? I want to know how to display a new menu within the new page. I've had a search around and can't find anything that actually makes sense to me. The way Drupal's menus work is alien...
by neil
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website magnification
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Re: website magnification

I think the solution might be to specify line height in ems, if possible. Have a look here:
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/howtosizetextincss/
by neil
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: the myth of strong passwords
Replies: 12
Views: 8750

Re: the myth of strong passwords

We have also had to deal with hacks at the forest. The bb has been taken down, so has the blog we used to run. It's fine; we dealt with it. What I'm saying is, it's not national security that's at stake. It's not worth causing people loads of hassle and putting them off from signing up & using t...
by neil
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: New Forest website beta testing

milk wrote: i'll be monitoring the top 404s and creating redirects to existing pages.

You can also use a thing like this to check for broken links. There are loads, but probably the most important one to fix is the Events one (http://theforest.org.uk/calendar), which returns "page not found".
by neil
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website magnification
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

website magnification

Browsing the new site in Safari, I'm getting a slight issue with the size. I'm finding a lot of the text is too small to read without putting my face right up to the screen. When I come across a site like this I usually hit [option+], which increases the size of the text. However, on the forest site...
by neil
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: the myth of strong passwords
Replies: 12
Views: 8750

the myth of strong passwords

When signing up for the website, it pushes the user to choose a strong password. I think this is a bad thing and will discourage people from logging in because of problems with forgotten passwords. I have had this myself with sites that make me use a strong password. I end up not using it at all bec...
by neil
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: info page submenu
Replies: 6
Views: 3567

info page submenu

Milk, I've created a submenu for the Info page. Can you tell me how to include it in the new pages when I create them?
by neil
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: New Forest website beta testing

Great that it's live at last!! Milk, you are a god. on the login fields - i think hiding it away would be a bad idea by making it seem as if access to adding content is something only privileged volunteers can do. I wouldn't worry about that. Let's be honest, adding content is something that only vo...
by neil
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th
Replies: 13
Views: 4597

Re: Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th

Yes, I should have said Thursday 16th. Lets postpone it to the 23rd...
by neil
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th
Replies: 13
Views: 4597

Re: Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th

Sorry! 8pm, action room.

Milk, will you be on for this? Cos if there's no other business to discuss, we could just make it a web action meet....
by neil
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: New Forest website beta testing

Also, the main headline needs to be changed from this: The Forest | Café and Arts Space | 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh It's too matter of fact and it's information that most visitors to the site will either already know, or don't need to know. But what should that front page title read instead? Answer...
by neil
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: New Forest website beta testing

Yes, these are good points. I totally agree. I think the administrators login form should definitely not be the first element after the title bar on the front page! There is already one at the bottom of the page, so just get rid of the one at the top. The one at the bottom should be smaller too. I'm...
by neil
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: computer network issues - café to action room
Replies: 25
Views: 11500

Re: computer network issues - café to action room

Did you try connecting the laptop up in the same way but with a different cable? If that works fine then it's the cable that's buggered.
by neil
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th
Replies: 13
Views: 4597

Behind the Scenes meeting, July 18th

The next meeting of the Behind the Scenes working group will be on July 18th.

Please come along if you want to discuss admin, the shop, grants, or the website. Or anything else like that. Or anything really. Just come along.

Post any agenda points here...

Website go live!
by neil
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: So...
Replies: 1
Views: 1969

Re: So...

Is forest records still alive? I have an album of Danny's all ready to be released. All I need is some CD cases (we had a load of these at some point; dunno if they got used yet), and the use of a printer. I'd also like to know what to put on the packaging - ie forest records logo? Distro number etc?
by neil
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Make the new website live?
Replies: 6
Views: 3065

Re: Make the new website live?

Sweet! Make it live! Why not, eh?

PS let's have another tinkering session soon...
by neil
Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: July 5th web meet
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: July 5th web meet

This still on?
by neil
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Michael Jackson: a tribute
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Michael Jackson: a tribute

by neil
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: July 5th web meet
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: July 5th web meet

I'll try. We could really do with setting a target of getting the new site live by the end of this meet - by whatever means necessary! Even if it means cutting corners and unleashing it in an imperfect form... Let's get it out well before the fest and then iron out any difficulties as we go on from ...
by neil
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: @foresttweets
Replies: 35
Views: 16593

Re: @foresttweets

Milk, have you linked this to the forest facebook status thang? Might be good...
by neil
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Older to do discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4974

Re: ● Web to do list

Wrt the image resizing, have you tried the relevant support forums?
by neil
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: ● Forest Vounteer Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 20077

Re: ● Forest Vounteer Guide

FIRST UP: You are volunteering in a public place. This means you're going to meet all kinds of people. In the interests creating a place where people feel welcome there are certain kinds of behaviour that are NOT welcome. Please don't be rude or aggressive and keep your racist/sexist/ageist/homopho...
by neil
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: forest speaks
Replies: 1
Views: 1813

forest speaks

Is the forest speaks doing ok?

Is there a way to view the messages online, ie without receiving them by email?

I went to the forest speaks info page and clicked on Forestspeaks Archives... all I got was a blank page.

Incidentally, does anyone know how many subscribers it has?
by neil
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: ● Forest Vounteer Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 20077

Re: ● Forest Vounteer Guide

Wtf is an .odt and how do I see that shit on a Mac?
by neil
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: @foresttweets
Replies: 35
Views: 16593

Re: @foresttweets

Sweet! How does one 'tweet'?
by neil
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Freeshop!
Replies: 8
Views: 3112

Re: Freeshop!

This was discussed at BTS meeting on Thurs. The plan is to establish a freeshop crew who will run the freeshop one a week (on Sundays?) on the cafe stage. It was agreed that one of the major problems for the freeshop crew is the constant dumping of stuff by people which creates way too much work sto...
by neil
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Can we give the Forest a new push???
Replies: 85
Views: 27282

Re: Can we give the Forest a new push???

I've come up with a "menu" proposal for the toilet. Have a look... Basics: pee = 20p poo = £1 vomit = £1.50 menstruation = £5 (obviously this charge is for women only - men are far more sanitary creatures) Specials: pee + drink your own pee = 25p pee + drink someone else's pee = 35p have s...
by neil
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Can we give the Forest a new push???
Replies: 85
Views: 27282

Re: Can we give the Forest a new push???

baloo wrote:we should charge 20p for toilet usage.

Aaaaaah! this is commonly done in mainland European places. It totally sucks ass!

But it is worth considering. We should also charge for water, for coming in the building, for standing outside...
by neil
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind the Scenes meeting on Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: Behind the Scenes meeting on Thursday

Fo sho!
by neil
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind the Scenes meeting on Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Behind the Scenes meeting on Thursday

Y'all,

There will be a meeting of the Behind the Scenes working group on Thursday 18th June at 8pm in the Action Room.

The Behind the Scenes group covers forest admin/paperwork, the shop, grants, and the website.

Please come along if you want to discuss any of these things...
by neil
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: old bb server files
Replies: 11
Views: 4589

Re: old bb server files

I mean backups, not updates
by neil
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: old bb server files
Replies: 11
Views: 4589

Re: old bb server files

The files need to be backed up whenever they are changed, which is not all that often. It's the database that needs regular, scheduled updates.
by neil
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: old bb server files
Replies: 11
Views: 4589

Re: old bb server files

The ext is .bak

What is supposed to happen with these files when they are no longer relevant? Do they replace themselves at the necessary time? (ie before another mod or upgrade?)
by neil
Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: old bb server files
Replies: 11
Views: 4589

old bb server files

There are various old copies and backups of the bb on the server. I intend to get rid of these and make a fresh backup of the currently used files. Any objections to this? Duncan, Milk: most of the currently used bb files seem to have duplicates sitting next to them. Either of you got any idea what ...
by neil
Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 5938

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

It's fine to replace bb files on the server while it's in use, generally speaking.
by neil
Sat May 30, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: New Forest website beta testing

Maybe I'm being dumb, but I can't seem to find a list of server requirements on the Drupal site. It seems like a stupid question, but does our server meet the necessities?

If so, there's a support forum. Could it be of any use? Already tried?
http://drupal.org/forum
by neil
Sat May 30, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: New Forest website beta testing

Milk, is there anything other than Drupal 6.9 that can be used without having to redo all the work that's been done so far?

We need something that's compatible!

Are you able to give more of an overview of why there are so many compatibility issues?
by neil
Thu May 28, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: change the film night
Replies: 18
Views: 5387

Re: change the film night

Will Shortbus be a "themed" night? That could be fun! This all sounds very good. I was talking to Lynne about the license and it seems the amount we pay for films may be as little as £90 a year. It's not a problem. But I'd say our long term goal should be to do what we do with the music, a...
by neil
Thu May 28, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Tiles for free
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: Tiles for free

Matias wants tiles for the kitchen

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