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by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Och, no need! It's not really anyone's fault other than the people selling the darn things for that purpose - I used one a fair few years back in a tight spot and destroyed an IC - fortunately just a 74LS, but it certainly stuck with me!
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Elminster wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Oh right I don’t tend to use that one to be fair, I use the plunger one, which you hold against the board and the ones that put them in.
That'd be better as it levers against something and won't suddenly "give" :)

d.
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Can’t say I have had an issue, I have damage things with screw drivers though. Mileage varies I guess Gently and carefully with the screwdriver and you'll be unlikely to have a problem. JGH summed up why these things are potential chip killers quite nicely: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.p...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Post Edits

When you edit a post there should be a box at the bottom allowing you to enter the reason for the edit? Or is that only for mods?

d.

Edit: Only mods can enter a reason for the edit - so basically this will just show you where mods/admins have edited a post.
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Post Edits

I'll point out here too - there's a new forum style that can be used to mute the edit line in all situations other than when someone's entered a reason for the edit they've made. Select it in the user control panel:
new-board-style.png
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

OK - you can choose a theme, or style, in the UCP that only shows you the edit line when someone's entered a reason for their edit:
new-board-style.png
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

That was mentioned earlier, but it's a bit of a no-goer really, we don't wish to get into telling people they can't change things. I just checked vcfed - that clocks up an edit no matter what, much as we do here. Let me stick in the new theme and see how it looks.
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

Then we'll get people complaining about there being a hidden setting that lets people view edit counts! (and that will be the complaint even if we put it in a sticky announcement). edit: I realise this sounds slightly flippant, but these are the things we weigh up and toy with up every time we flip ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

I have had a look over lunch, it does seem fairly easy to make a forum theme based on the current one that omits the edited message footer unless someone puts something in the reason box. If this sounds like it would mitigate most concerns then I'll put that into play this evening - it will require...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

I have had a look over lunch, it does seem fairly easy to make a forum theme based on the current one that omits the edited message footer unless someone puts something in the reason box. If this sounds like it would mitigate most concerns then I'll put that into play this evening - it will require ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

I have a set of these for inserting and extracting. https://www.jonard.com/Products/WK-7-IC-InsertionExtraction-Kit I'd strongly advise against using this: https://www.jonard.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?p={1AF7BD48-1DE3-4602-8850-9B22843999A4} I've seen more ICs destroyed by these than removed ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Hi James :) No such thing as stupidity, everything is a learning process. 1) How close was I to completing the original installation before I panicked or was I way off and doing it all wrong? ROM in, connect cable, away you go. You shouldn't have got a beep/flashing cursor, the beeb will still work ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

@Richard - having had a chat with a couple of people, this is my understanding too, and that the behaviour was lost after the hack and upgrade. I'm quite happy to have a look at creating an alternative theme that doesn't show this information (that seems within the bounds of my abilities), but the f...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Post Edits

MartinB wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:53 pm
No, I'm not clear on this....
Daniel wrote:....we want people to be able to edit any post as they see fit (this is the way it's always been).
That was specifically in relation to a suggestion that we time-limit how long people have to edit posts... We don't want to do that, and we've never done that.
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

That's a top tip! - can the same be done in Chrome?

d.
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

So, there's a poll there now! Please vote! :)
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Post Edits

I should add, I'm not going to vote in this!
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Post Edits

So far as we can tell here, there are two choices given the way the forum software is currently set up. We appreciate there are other options which involve allowing editing of the head posts and not other posts, but we want people to be able to edit any post as they see fit (this is the way it's alw...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

I should add - it's really not about being not too keen! I think the compromise would be perfect, but without modifying the forum code or writing/modifying a module (which I'm personally incapable of doing as I don't know PHP or anything about the deep inner workings of phpbb, and also don't have th...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

I can, I think, only make them visible to mods and admins - but other people do want to see them too as has been suggested in this thread. It's going to be impossible to please everyone on this one, and I don't think any of us are paid enough to work out a bespoke solution (I note it's already chewe...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

OK - I've added the autodrafts module - I'd really recommend using that you do your best to ensure you're happy with your post before posting it (I realise this is a change to some people's workflows!) :). You'll see that it saves a copy of your post every 20 seconds or so. If you don't post it it'l...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

It was an image posted in the mod forum originally hence the permissions weren't right.

Linking to an insecure site is OK - your browser will just say that it's mixed content though.

d.
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

OK, I think I know what did it then, but I don't think there's anything that can be done about it unless we wish to remove the edit thing altogether. I personally would be reluctant to do that as it covers everyone's backsides - users and mods alike. Everything on here is a tradeoff to some extent -...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

OK - I've got you now properly - this seems to be a change in behaviour since phpbb3.1 - it's part of the core software. Either it shows edits like this, or not at all :(
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 58
Views: 614

Re: Post editing

Actually, pretty much all other boards show this - it's on by default in this installation. From a moderation point of view it is useful as it does let people know when we've changed things, and also when things have been changed. Given some of the current issues we've had (which you probably won't ...
by danielj
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2609
Views: 215171

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Elminster wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:23 am
You sure you are not just saying that so as to keep the price down and nab yourself a bargain? :evil:
:lol:
That price is well beyond bargain, even now. Quite sure :D - I've got enough junk that's semi useful without adding useless to it!
by danielj
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2609
Views: 215171

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Arguably a bit useless as everyone's gotten quite good at diagnosing faults without them :D
by danielj
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc drive led: what drives it?
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Disc drive led: what drives it?

You'll get "drive empty" if the disc controller's not receiving regular index pulses :) - I'd check that line!

d.
by danielj
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Plus 1 and AP5 new issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Plus 1 and AP5 new issue.

You're right - unless you have a ROM installed that provides the *ROMS command (e.g. the AP6 ROM), then no, it won't work.
by danielj
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RPC Network setup
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: RPC Network setup

Have you got a working universal boot sequence? I'd start by doing a clean install of that.