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  1. 13 points
    Bumping this thread for anyone who hasn't seen it, the change to the rides list is coming up very soon and is happening next Saturday 21st April, from that day if you are NOT a forum supporter you will NOT be able to access the rides list! As @Bill Edwards said above in the long run supporting the forum is VERY cheap, from as little for £5 a year, which is 9.6p per week, surely all of us spend more than a fiver each time we visit a ground, whether on petrol, rides, games or food, in exchange for a fiver you can access data on thousands of rides, with photos, ownership history, and more, surely its worth it? We never want to restrict the entire forum to supporters only, and we're only doing the rides list as a last resort, but if more people don't donate, and the forum doesn't become more financially stable, then we might all loose this fantastic resource for good.
  2. 11 points
    Dear All Access to the Rides List is now restricted to Forum Supporters ONLY. In an effort to make the forum self supporting financially - that is we keep it running, we initially restricted access to the Rides List to Forum Supporters and members who had contributed to the Rides List or posted funfair reports. For more information, please see the topic at http://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/topic/87116-restricting-access-to-the-rides-list/ This policy wasn't entirely successful and we announced further restrictions to the Rides List at http://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/topic/88343-rides-list-forum-supporter-only/ Many, many thanks to those who have donated and are keeping our forum available. All the best Bill
  3. 8 points
    Dear All I had to upgrade to the newest version of the forum software recently. There are a few changes "under the hood" that won't affect members and to be honest, I've not had the time to look too closely to see if there is anything that will benefit us. One change that you may notice fairly quickly is that the emoji's have changed (emoji's are the smiling faces, frowns etc that you can insert into your posts). If you click the smiley face in the editor toolbar, you will see that rather than the dozen or so you are used to, there are over a thousand. Another change is that typing colon, closed brackets no longer inserts a smiley. In any post type a colon (two dots on top of each other) and then start to type lol and a menu will appear with your familiar smiley. I hope I've explained that well enough - have a play 😊 👻 👮‍♂️ 🖐️ 💤 💥 🐼 🍀 🍽️ ⚽ 🚧 🌛 💰 ⛔ ✔️ 🚩 All the best Bill
  4. 6 points
    Dear All Whilst I am always happy to help members with Posts that need deleting/altering/updating, my availability is limited by my other commitments. From a quickness/efficiency point of view it is better to use the forum for these tasks. I've listed some common requests below and the preferred method of dealing: Rides List Update - Simply reply to the relevant entry with the updated information - a Moderator will deal when available. Post Needs Amending/Deleting - Click the "Report" button on the relevant post and explain what needs doing and a Moderator will deal A Post Is Unsuitable - Click the "Report" button on the relevant post and explain what needs doing and a Moderator will deal You Can't Do Something/Access Something - Firstly search the Forum Help / Announcements forum - your query may already have been answered. If it isn't, please post in that forum - another member may be able to assist or an Admin/Moderator will be able to help. You Need The Help Of An Administrator - You can either post in the Forum Help / Announcements forum OR send a PM to Myself, @Jamie Peters AND @Mike Willis. Please make sure you send ONE PM to ALL of us - sending individual PM's to all of us just increases work I stress that I am happy to help, but I don't always have access to the forum and using the above will ensure that your query is dealt with quicker and more efficiently. All the best Bill
  5. 3 points
    Dear All We announced late last year that to enable the Forum to be financially self supporting we were restricting access to the Rides List to Forum Supporters - those that contribute financially to our considerable hosting and storage bills. The policy was announced at This policy was voted in by your forum panel, who also felt that it could be seen as unfair if a member who had contributed to the Rides List couldn't access it and a number of exceptions were put in - those who contributed to the Rides List and those who had posted funfair reports. The idea behind this was that the majority of members would make a donation and the number who genuinely felt it unfair and asked for access would be small. Unfortunately this hasn't worked as intended - perhaps we were naive, perhaps it wasn't worded properly, but the "free access" was not intended to be "free access", but a way to placate those who genuinely felt the policy was unfair. Consequently the panel feel that the free access clause has brought the current system into disrepute. We have extensively discussed the free access and voted on it. As of 21st April 2018 free access to the Rides List will be removed. If you wish to access the Rides List you will need to make a donation towards our considerable hosting and storage costs. Members who don't wish to pay will still have free access to the rest of the forum - many, many gigabytes of photos, fair reports, discussions etc - a unique online resource. Those who wish to access the Rides List will have to make a minimum donation of £5 a year. This is far, far lower than a magazine subscription or membership of a club and, in my view and the view of the majority of the Forum Panel represents excellent value for money. It works out at 9.6 PENCE per week and will ensure the forum is available for the foreseeable future. We fully appreciate that the situation isn't ideal - we would love to keep the forum totally free, but I cannot finance the forum myself and voluntary donations were at a level that losing the entire forum was a real and imminent possibility. I personally wish to thank all those members who have donated - you are keeping the forum available - THANK YOU! All the best Bill
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