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  2. Adam Bradford

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    Personally, I don't mind paying, as I just have, to help support the forum. I'm not here very often but I'd be lost if I logged on one day to find that the site had gone. Maybe make the photo category available to paying members only too? Afterall, Not much thats worth having in life is free. Keep up the awesome work. 😁
  3. John Carter

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    Yes, I couldn't agree more. I don't understand why we indulge members who can't keep to a simple set of rules about posting photos. It's a fact that this topic will be repeated some time in the future and those people are just helping to make that happen sooner. I regard it as a privilege to display photos here and see no reason why their posts can't be pruned. If they can't be bothered to do it themselves, they have no grounds for complaint if someone does it for them.
  4. Frankieperkin

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    I personally think you don’t need to post more than one photo per ride in the phot section. A good clean photo with the whole ride in. If you require more photos of a certain ride, the rides listing can/should provide the info you need. In my eyes any more than 2 photos of the same ride can make the photo album boring and you tend to scroll passed other stuff.
  5. John Garton

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    This of course, was a tongue in cheek suggestion. "why not be open or something to hide whenever suggestions come up people are quick enough to slate others if they don't like what they here ." "on one pic of a attraction totally disagree" I would have liked to answer, but sadly I have not got a clue what these posts mean.
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  7. Gary Witcomb

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    it would not benefit the forum so why would we want this !!
  8. harry monk

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    @Ormester101 Your implication that any of us has 'something to hide' is borderline slander. Maybe you'd like to elaborate if you want to suggest such a thing ? or retract your statement and apologise if you can't
  9. Roger Peatman

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    I can't see any need to change the current reaction buttons- again, we spent a lot of time in the past debating this very subject, and that resulted in what we now have in place.
  10. Gary Witcomb

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    or has my mother told me when i was a child if you cant say anything nice don't say anything at all
  11. Steve Barton

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    Yes got to agree dislike does sound better I like the idea of Supporter only use button. Maybe John & Bill you both could repost your ideas in the Supporters Forum and see what others think.
  12. Bill Edwards

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    I don't like the word "hate" - it's a bit strong. "Dislike"? Perhaps a "Dislike" button just for forum supporters use? Less likely to be misused????
  13. Steve Barton

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    The trouble is there are three or four Members who's only contribution to this Forum is to use the like button when someone posts negative comments about the Forum and use the sad face button when the Team or a Member of the Team suggests something so more than likely they'd make more use of a Hate button than most of the Supporters and other Members put together and if another person did happen to use the Hate button these few Members would more than likely claim "what an unfriendly place this Forum is" . 😉 What baffles me why they are still Members. 😉
  14. Ormester101

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    why not be open or something to hide whenever suggestions come up people are quick enough to slate others if they don't like what they here . on one pic of a attraction totally disagree
  15. Roger Peatman

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    This has been discussed before, and it was decided that a "Sad" button would be more appropriate for members to express their opinions about a post.
  16. John Garton

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    Suggestion for the Team, in the same way that we have a "Like" button could a "Hate" button be added?
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  18. harry monk

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    @Adam Brown Iv'e edited 1 word in your post above and replaced it with the word in brackets. I will respond to your post when I can sit at a Computer later.
  19. Adam Brown

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    Fair enough you've made your decision and now talking about it is banned. I'll live with it, though I do have answers to most of your points, I'd be happy to discuss by PM if you are interested in discussion on the issue in a private manner. I do think the idea of someone seeing you accounts and setting up an rival forum is laughable. It's been tried previously at least once that I can recall and it didn't work. There simply aren't enough people to fuel two forums, and indeed at times this one struggles. I haven't questioned the intentions of what The Team are doing at any point. The manner of doing it in one particular area is the only thing I disagree with (you asked for suggestions). However you keeping asking essentially the same question. "How do we pay for this". The equation has three points 1) The costs of running the forum as is Reasonably it is safe to assume you've looked in depth at this time and again and there are no cost savings available that preserve things as they are. Nobody wants things to change. 2) The way the forum is Managed An improvement on the old system and generally for the good. Sticking points around transparency but the choice is made. 3) The attitude of the majority of non paying members. Which falls into three categories A) Those who without black and white understanding will always assume things'll resolve themselves. B ) Those who want greater understanding of how it all works. C) Those who don't really care or are just very casual users and will just go elsewhere if this ceases to be. Something has to change. Nobody wants to change Point 1. Point 2 has changed to a degree (topic now closed ) A & B within Point 3 could be brought around with difficulty if Point 2 changed. Those in catergory C are probably a majority of users. The bigger question for The Team is if every actively posting user - more than 20 posts per year paid the £5 where would that put the finances. Nowhere near where they need to be I suspect. A plan needs to be made for the most pessimistic assessment of active users, not the thousands registered. How do those numbers stack up? and what would the annual charge rise to taking that into account? For the record of those fed up with me and who have no idea who I am. I'm not a keyboard warrior. I run a successful business and have been both a committee member of various clubs, and a trustee of a charity for many years now. I've been a fairground enthusiast since I was very small, and with my father have a collections of artwork, stalls, and vehicles, like many of you I have many showman who are friends. I'm not some [ person ] with a can of red bull, a computer, and an attitude. I've been asking what I've been asking because I do care about this forum and wish it to continue, but the businessman / trustee / committee man in me won't let me do it blindly. That said I've been answered (partially) and I'll shut up now. I won't pay for membership under the current circumstances, I hope to continue to enjoy whatever elements of the forum remain free for as long as they do or the forum survives. I can enjoy facebook for free with little grief and no requests for money.
  20. John Garton

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    This private group of individuals is not a publicly funded organisation, the Team doesn't have to be fair, democratic, open or transparent, I cannot understand why you have not simply got rid of the keyboard warriors months ago.
  21. Andy H

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    Thank you Owain, you have hit the nail bang on for me, it's about managing your photo sets and thinking do I really need post all of my memory card and using captions goes along way to making a set more informative, I understand some members may not know all the attractions but leave a question mark and someone will help.
  22. Owain Williams

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    I think it should be managed like this: Point 1 - A photo post for a fairground should only have one photo of each attraction (machines, juveniles, inflatables, stalls and kiosks) so if you have a small fair there may be about 10 photos but for a Goose or Hull there will be a lot more. This means that the poster will have to be selective and manage the photos he puts on. I took 600 photos in Neath over last week, only 250 or so made it to Flickr, but if I was restricted then I could condense it down further but I didn't need to. Here it's a different issue. Different for circus so it should be a lot smaller anyway as it's mostly transport. Point 2 - If there is something of interest that warrants miltiple photos such as new artwork, or build up etc then we should be made aware that they are available and can be viewed by request i.e 'here are my photos of Neath, Build up photos are available just send me a message or here is the link to my flickr/facebook page for photos of new waltzer artwork or whatever'. Or have it's own topic with limitations on ammount of photos. Arty photos can be treated this way too. This could lead to more engagement between members. Point 3 Transport photos should have the same management, we do not want all 20 angles of a white Volvo but it's made available if anyone wants it through PM's or external links. Point 4 - All photos to be labelled, again this is management and it would increase viewings of photos from the search function and it would be easily archived. Point 5 - Rides list to have one photo (current), one transport photo (current) and a maximum number of old photos, (only if showing different artwork, name etc). I think it's all about managment, I've seen an increase in photo's being posted but the sheer amount is unnecessary in some cases and if they're not labelled it gets deleted. It may ruffle a few feathers but the onus is on the poster rather than the 'Team' and it would tidy the place up at the same time. Be proud of your pictures don't just post blurry, dark, weird ones because you feel that quantity is better. Oh and just for reference I have 22,500 photos on flickr which is 66gb of storage to give you an idea of what you could get for your 1tb Just my 2p's worth Owain
  23. Following several recent requests, we have opened a 'Supporters Forum'. This is for all members who have donated to the upkeep of the site. The forum is listed on the Forum Home Page, just under the "Forum Help / Announcements " one. Or click the link below - http://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/forum/696-supporters-forum/
  24. Gary Witcomb

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    OK we are getting no ware fast here, so can we please get back to the topic in hand , it is a fact that the Forum has limited funds so 1 of 3 things is going to happen, as stated doing nothing is not an option, so please if you have any sensible workable suggestions please speak up, it will be no good you moaning after the event 1 we need to raise funds to allow the ever increasing amount of photos we store HOW ?? Encourage more supporters (Difficult) ?? Increase Supporters Contributions (unfair) ?? Have paid adverts, i don't believe we have enough traffic to make this pay ?? Lets assume we cant raise more funds, that mean storage of photo will have to suffer 2 we will have to restrict the amount of photos we can hold on the forum we cant just keep adding photos as it cost more and more each month !! We Could By reducing the number of photos we allow members to post - do we allow supporters to post more than non supporters ?? Do we cap the total photos to each post ?? / Do we Stop Arti Farti / Angled photos and go back to the strict days Do we shut down photo forums Like off topic / Circus / International ?? Do we cut back on duplicate photos in the ride listing, we have duplicates in the ride listing so they can have likes attached ?? Do we have to have multiple shots of Art work attached to ride listings ?? when its clearly on show in the full ride shot ?? Do we go back to the smaller photos on the forum to save money (was it 600 x 400) cant remember ?? 3 We Don,t raise more funds, we Don't control photo storage then we Cant pay the bills, then you go to log on and it will be GONE
  25. harry monk

    Photo Storage - Suggestions Please

    Ian Thank you for your support. I'll say 'benefit of the doubt' to you for mentioning finances on the basis that you would of been writing your post while I posted The matter of Accounts is NOW closed and NOT up for discussion! " Thanks Harry
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