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  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
I'm sure most (if not all) will find this to be a ridiculous suggestion, but is there any chance we could have an auto-correct which changes "Waverly" to Waverley?

Nearly every time Mount/Glen Waverley is mentioned, it is misspelt.

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  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
We have rank names on the top right of screen eg Station Master, Sir Nigel Gresley, Dr Beeching etc

Is it possible to change one British name [Dr Beeching] to a more likable Australian one, please? Another British rank is named after Gresley who designed some extremely worthwhile locos etc in his own country and influenced some Australian designs so OK but the worth of that other pom is a very emotional topic and still hotly debated so some here may not like to be ranked with that name. Beeching was about economic changes that had to come and advanced the railways but not everyone sees it that way unfortunately.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
We have rank names on the top right of screen eg Station Master, Sir Nigel Gresley, Dr Beeching etc

Is it possible to change one British name [Dr Beeching] to a more likable Australian one, please? Another British rank is named after Gresley who designed some extremely worthwhile locos etc in his own country and influenced some Australian designs so OK but the worth of that other pom is a very emotional topic and still hotly debated so some here may not like to be ranked with that name. Beeching was about economic changes that had to come and advanced the railways but not everyone sees it that way unfortunately.
petan
I believe Dr Beeching is a custom rank for one particular member only...
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
A few years back we were all offered an opportunity (billed then as a "once-only") to have custom "rank" names/titles/appellations/whatevers; some of us took it up; I was one.

If you have something in mind Petan - like "Qld Sth Coast Railway Archaeologist" for example - there'd be no harm in asking; the worst you can be told is no.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I believe Dr Beeching is a custom rank for one particular member only...
Graham4405
Reading this post, Dr Beeching isn't a custom ranking.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
A few years back we were all offered an opportunity (billed then as a "once-only") to have custom "rank" names/titles/appellations/whatevers; some of us took it up; I was one.

If you have something in mind Petan - like "Qld Sth Coast Railway Archaeologist" for example - there'd be no harm in asking; the worst you can be told is no.
wurx
That suggestion is very very tempting.......

At the moment I am working on my Neranwood Mudgeeraba tramway article which recently clicked past the 5000 word mark. After that back to the main QR Tweed Heads line research.

My next suggestion is to myself; back to work!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Reading this post, Dr Beeching isn't a custom ranking.
railblogger
Hmm, possibly not then, although that list was posted by a since banned user...
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
I was just thinking about discussion threads for news items. How about after say about a week move the threads from the news forums into the relevant state forums? That way discussion topics won't be split between the state and news forums.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
When you want to change the date format for your profile, you have to know the PHP date() syntax. I was wondering if it would be possible to change this to allow more well-known formats such as DD/MM/YYYY to be used?
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
When you want to change the date format for your profile, you have to know the PHP date() syntax. I was wondering if it would be possible to change this to allow more well-known formats such as DD/MM/YYYY to be used?
railblogger
Nope.

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php#refsect1-function.date-examples See Example 4
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Just a quick suggestion for use, which may make response seem marginally better.

If you are on (for example) the Victoria forum page, and you want to look at a particular thread, don't just click on it.  Instead, right-click it and open it in a new tab.  This won't make it load any faster, but when you are finished and want to return to the Victoria page, you don't need to click Back and wait for the previous page to reload.  You just close the tab, and you are instantly back to the previous page.
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
Can we have a 'quick post' page as in Facebook where members could post a quick sighting without having to navigate through a number of sections to get to say 'Miscellaneous Victorian Sightings'. And, this would feed off to the particular thread 'behind the scenes'.
Also, it is frustrating to have to use Flickr to post a photo on Railpage. It would make life a lot easier if one could transfer a photo or document straight from their computer to the thread on Railpage.
Thanks
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Can we have a 'quick post' page as in Facebook where members could post a quick sighting without having to navigate through a number of sections to get to say 'Miscellaneous Victorian Sightings'. And, this would feed off to the particular thread 'behind the scenes'.
Michelle12

There's no way I can reliably to get that to happen while still keeping it quick.

Also, it is frustrating to have to use Flickr to post a photo on Railpage. It would make life a lot easier if one could transfer a photo or document straight from their computer to the thread on Railpage.
Michelle12
As per the Help & FAQ article, you don't have to use Flickr to post images on the Forums - you can use any photo hosting site, and there are plenty out there. We don't have the infrastructure in place yet to facilitate hosting our own images for forum posts.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
We Get some bad ads Like "Chat With Girls" Or some other form of s**
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Aghhh, what happened to the forum? I feel like everything just jumped to 640x480! Don't go Windows 8 on us PC users!
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Aghhh, what happened to the forum? I feel like everything just jumped to 640x480! Don't go Windows 8 on us PC users!
Heihachi_73

Yeah, forum real estate just went crazy.  Each thread takes up more than an inch of vertical space on my screen.  Have to scroll around like crazy just to see everything.  As if the padding setting has been set to have 20 pixels of space around everything.

Also, it would be very nice if the menus at the top of the page didn't open on mouse over.  I find it quite annoying to have things that appear and flick around as I move the mouse.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Back from holidays.

The events look quite professional. Can we please have social buttons for each event as this will allow us to share the events with the social networks. Facebook and Twitter would be the best.

Happy New Year guys.

Regards
Brian
  silvrail V/Gunzel

Location: Melbourne
I was also asking about the time settings when one logs into the site!


In the preferences section of the person's account with Railpage there is this  Jan 27, 2014 7:13 pm that is noted on the top of the person's log in when they hover over the green Railpage link!


Can you please change the time zone from this Tue, 28 Jan 18:16:18 +1100
and this 2014-01-28 18:16:18 to just Jan 30 21:55 or Thu 28/1/14 21:55 for example and cut out the +1100 bit and also cut out the
seconds from the current time?


So instead of it being 18:16:18 for example just have the hour and minute instead like 19:10 or 18:20?


And also can we please just have the time/date of 2014-01-28 to just 28-01-2014 and have it the australian way instead of the american way?

Thanks
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
I was also asking about the time settings when one logs into the site!


In the preferences section of the person's account with Railpage there is this  Jan 27, 2014 7:13 pm that is noted on the top of the person's log in when they hover over the green Railpage link!


Can you please change the time zone from this Tue, 28 Jan 18:16:18 +1100
and this 2014-01-28 18:16:18 to just Jan 30 21:55 or Thu 28/1/14 21:55 for example and cut out the +1100 bit and also cut out the
seconds from the current time?


So instead of it being 18:16:18 for example just have the hour and minute instead like 19:10 or 18:20?


And also can we please just have the time/date of 2014-01-28 to just 28-01-2014 and have it the australian way instead of the american way?

Thanks
silvrail

Go to Your Account -> Preferences to change time formatting preferences. This will apply across most of the site, except in unique situations where we have chosen to display relative dates (eg "10 minutes ago") or YYYY-MM-DD formats.
  AlanDavies Beginner

I don't mind if Railpage reproduces articles I've written and published on The Urbanist without seeking permission, provided they're reproduced accurately, with attribution, and with a link to the source.

But I'm disappointed these simple courtesies weren't in evidence when you reproduced my article, Is Napthine About To Stuff Up Melbourne's Metro?, on Railpage on 20 Feb.

http://www.railpage.com.au/news/article-13853/

You've provided a link but there's no attribution of the source. Most disappointingly, you only reproduced half the article without informing readers that it's incomplete. That could easily give your readers a misleading impression.

I've written directly but since there's been no response I'm hoping the administrator will see my message on the Forum and make the appropriate correction.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
You've provided a link but there's no attribution of the source. Most disappointingly, you only reproduced half the article without informing readers that it's incomplete. That could easily give your readers a misleading impression.
AlanDavies

The reproduction of articles is generally done by general users, and it's possible that the user who did this forgot the other half of the article.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I don't mind if Railpage reproduces articles I've written and published on The Urbanist without seeking permission, provided they're reproduced accurately, with attribution, and with a link to the source.

But I'm disappointed these simple courtesies weren't in evidence when you reproduced my article, Is Napthine About To Stuff Up Melbourne's Metro?, on Railpage on 20 Feb.

http://www.railpage.com.au/news/article-13853/

You've provided a link but there's no attribution of the source. Most disappointingly, you only reproduced half the article without informing readers that it's incomplete. That could easily give your readers a misleading impression.

I've written directly but since there's been no response I'm hoping the administrator will see my message on the Forum and make the appropriate correction.
AlanDavies


Hi Alan. I have checked the article (which is a terrific piece of work) and can see the source of the article is definately provided at the bottom of the article. Not sure why the whole article was not captured. I have since update the article to add the additional text.  When Railpage does snippet the news of the day for discussion we don't always plan (electronically or otherwise) to slurp the entire article. Sometimes a partial is taken to update users and provide simulation for discussion.

Thanks for your suggestion and understanding.

Regards
Brian
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

My suggestion is to add a link to your posts when viewing threads, currently, when viewing a thread, I have to go to the index page before I can view my posts.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
the user Travelling Hooker has what looks like a pic that contains his belly next you know it
it will be naked
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
the user Travelling Hooker has what looks like a pic that contains his belly next you know it
it will be naked
X'Trapolis-904M

As this is the suggestions thread, are you suggesting that we all have naked photos of ourselves as our avatars? Shocked

Trust me you don't want that...

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