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Mark last won the day on November 18

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    Photography, Web Development and Programming, Gadgets and Tech

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  1. Please go to the post and report the post. Enter that you want to delete the post in the reason. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. Not sure what you mean??? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. All images should be transferred to Amazon cloud now. Let me know if you spot any broken images.
  4. Yes we already have an auto-welcome for each new user and we actually encourage people to introduce themselves in that welcome message. So it's by design Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  5. many images now broken. Please know that it will take several hours to complete, but it's going well so far.
  6. You may have noticed a few changes - I have removed the Gallery section and the CMS pages app from the site as it costs too much to 'rent' those modules with comparatively very little use by members - it just did not make sense to keep them going. I apologise if this inconveniences or annoys anybody but I think it is better to keep the core of this website to be a discussion forum. The WRT website is costing me a lot of money per month to run and I am making a few changes to help with that - there is a little income from eBay affiliate ads but not enough to cover the cost of hosting and some help from Patrons and for this we are very grateful. The site has over 30GB in uploaded media now!!! And the notification emails generated is quite high too - I have to use a separate company to handle this so that the site doesn't get email black-listed. One of these services suddenly and without notice stopped our service a few months ago and it was a few days before anybody even noticed (password reset emails were no longer working). I did manage to find a new email provider and things have been running smoothly ever since. Getting back to the uploaded media, as mentioned it's over 30GB and this covers images in topics going back several years. I do back this up every night and I backup the site database every hour in order to protect the content should we ever have a disaster I have a Synology NAS here in the office which has a full backup on and I also keep a backup offsite on a cloud service. I have also decided to use Amazon Cloudfront to host all the uploaded media. I am in the process of migrating this content over and you may notice broken images for a very short period during the migration. But ultimately this will maintain and even improve performance of the site. Anyway, all being said, this is a fantastic community and I am fully committed to continuing with it's administration, keeping our little corner of the net alive - Just a little update to let you know what's happening -
  7. Absolutely - thats the one. So far I have had a few issues with it but noting major. The gib in the compound slide was bent - easy fix but I need maybe add a couple more gib screws to make it more smooth and it came with an extraordinary amount of grit on the lead screws and ways. This is common with chinese lathes I think but didn't expect it with "German quality" - lesson learned I would like to install a thrust bearing too, to minimise backlash. But the parts I have made so far are quite accurate not bad for a light duty lathe. Not unhappy.
  8. @oldhippy Sorry for late reply. It's a mini bench lathe made by a company called Optimum. A relatively new addition to the workshop along with the mill. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. Banned - Ref:SMTP2GO

  10. Before my time Play school and Rainbow with bungle and zippy. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. Agreed Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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