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Kenaicop
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Nevada, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 02:13 PM UTC
Does this mean this one is done with?
2CAVTrooper
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Alabama, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 03:24 PM UTC
What are they doing?
dylans
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: March 05, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 03:29 PM UTC
do I have to make a new account? I can't seem to log in
Headhunter506
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 03:56 PM UTC
"New" doesn't necessarily translate to "improved" or "better".
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 04:41 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Let's see if I can explain this without screwing it up. The current site is old code and old servers. It has been in need of updating for a long time and Jim has started to do so.

You will now be able to load photos directly into a post - finally!

The old sites will be archived and available.

Info:


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Welcome to KitMaker Network forums. This is where all our forum based discussions happen outside of our normal Ďmagazineí type content (news, reviews, features, etc.). Of course you are free to post any scale modeling related topics here. We hope you enjoy the new image upload capability of this new platform. We are sorry to have to leave the old site behind, but itís getting pretty old and sadly itís time. Enjoy!

Server lag, Domain changes, Cloudflare
Johnnych01
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: June 29, 2019
KitMaker: 604 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 05:35 PM UTC
Basically as Fred said. Jim does go into a lot more of the reasons why and issues these old sites had. Initially I was a bit sceptical but I have registered on the new forums and they are a massive leap forward in a great many ways.

Biggest thing for me was you can now upload pics direct from a phone with none of the messing around, and also up to 4mb in size. The new formats look a look crisper and up to date in how they are presented. it also takes you direct to the last post when you look at a topic/forum.

I am sure it will take a while for everyone to get used to how it works compared to these older forums, I know it will take me a while to get t grips with it, but I think the pros will far outweigh the cons ... it will just take time.
varanusk
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:40 PM UTC
Yes, as said these will be phased out sooner or later. And the new forum is *much* better, at first it looks very different and may take a bit to get used, but I am sure it will be worth.
Tojo72
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:28 PM UTC
Are we starting brand new with post counts,campaign ribbons,gallery photos,start dates,everything from theses forums gone ?

Must I create a new account and sign on

When I create a new account will I still have acess to the old forums
barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:10 AM UTC
Hi all, some months ago when things started getting flaky our publisher Jim pointed out that the current ancient code, software, and servers have reached the end of the road. Whether we like it or not they have become a "dinosaur" system, and sooner rather than later simply won't operate because the rest of the internet has evolved and moved on.

To future-proof our Kitmaker community he has searched through what's available in terms of "modern" software platforms and servers, and has done what he can to customise them to replicate as much of the existing functionality as possible. But some things can't be replicated, while some new tools and opportunities have opened up. These existing forums will be closed and fossilised for use as a reference library when the big switch-over finally comes. Apparently it just isn't possible to squirt the existing topics, reviews, galleries etc across into the new set-up so we will be effectively starting fresh. I just hope the change comes AFTER all the current Campaigns have wrapped up!

As Jim pointed out, you will need to create new accounts in the new Forums and Mag sites, so if you want to keep your existing user IDs you'd best get over there and set them up before anyone else bags that great username you've enjoyed all these years!

Change doesn't have to be "good" or "bad" - sometimes "necessary" is enough...
amoz02t
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Joined: November 25, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:54 AM UTC
Really not that hard to get back up to speed on the new forums. I even was able to use the same avatar! Please consider helping Jim at Armorama out with perhaps a little monthly contribution to help with expenses. Jim, and the others here, have put in many hours to advance the hobby and I am thankful. See you over in the new format!
All the best- Stuart
pod3105
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Waterford, Ireland
Joined: August 08, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 03:02 AM UTC
How do we actually access the new forum?
Is there a link anywhere?
pod3105
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Waterford, Ireland
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 03:03 AM UTC
Ignore that....
Tojo72
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 03:47 AM UTC
All signed up,and contributed my first post and test pic.

Kind of sad,have a 15 year legacy built up here,oh well,nothing stays forever
BlackWidow
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European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
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Armorama: 323 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 03:58 AM UTC
I've registered to the new forum yesterday with my old nick and avatar and I believe it will become also our beloved Kitmaker Forum as this one is, no matter if you build armor, aircraft, cars, ships or something else. It just needs time to sort everything out there. And for sure everyone's posting counter starts at zero again. Though I haven't seen any counter at my posts yet.

The only problem I have right now is, that I can embed only 1 photo per post. I hope this problem will be solved sooner than later. After that I will copy my current build blogs to the new forum because I also think that this forum will be shut down in the future and no more postings will be possible.

That end date should be widely announced by Jim and the editors so that everyone can finish his campaign builds in time. Sadly all my campaign ribbons I have earned so hard (about 30) won't move with me, I believe. Is that correct?

Happy modelling!
Torsten
BlackWidow
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 04:03 AM UTC

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.... Kind of sad,have a 15 year legacy built up here,oh well,nothing stays forever


Same here, Anthony, 11 years down the drain. But the good thing is we'll all meet at the other side ....
Kenaicop
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Nevada, United States
Joined: August 23, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 04:19 AM UTC
Uhgggggggg, just signed up, got the confirmation, tried to log in, says incorrect password

Disregard, Iím on
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 05:53 AM UTC
Will the new site automatically sign me in when I click on "Sign In", as it does now, without me having to enter my user name/password each time?
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 3,670 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC
I dunno, I set up something, sent a test message to see if it worked, but canít find it, seems really complicated, and canít tell what button to press to send. This old Luddite is going to have some problems I think..... is there a tutorial someplace?
VR,Russ
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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Joined: October 22, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 06:35 AM UTC
As I understand it, threads will be one-pager?!

If so, have fun with long threads.
phil2015
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Joined: July 27, 2015
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Armorama: 325 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 06:40 AM UTC

I like the existing forums.
I hate change.
I'm sure after awhile I will get use to the new forums and like them just as much.

I believe the key thing has been stated - the existing forums will get archived and remain available. There is some awesome content on these forums that I'd hate to lose access to.
agincajun
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Joined: September 28, 2020
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 07:06 AM UTC
Yikes! During the course of trying to get logged in to the "new forums" page I came across an introduction forum/post but now that I've finally gotten an account on the new forums I can't find the intro posts. Crazy man crazy. I hate to show how dense I am but I'm not sure if I get exactly how the "new" system is gonna work but I'll keep checking and see how things go. I'm not a huge fan of changing things I'm familiar with but I realize that this upgrade will be beneficial in the long run. If I ever find that intro forum I'll do it proper and share some insight on this joker and his random posts.
justsendit
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Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 07:09 AM UTC
For what itís worth, Iíve been giving the new forum a go and after some initial hiccups (mostly user error), Iím really beginning to like it very much. In comparison to when I first joined KitMaker, the new version is a more user-friendly experience. ... Image uploading from several devices Iíve tested is such a breeze!

Happy to be onboard!
ómike
Headhunter506
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 08:22 AM UTC

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For safety reasons, we temporarily limit what new users can do. Youíll gain new abilities (and badges) as we get to know you.



Outstanding....we need to be reeducated/undergo social conditioning by a bot.
luft43
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 03, 2008
KitMaker: 18 posts
Armorama: 10 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 08:50 AM UTC
Hey All,

The new sign up thingy is not working for me.
Did as was instucted but still can't get the activation email
to finish signing up to the new forums etc.
Is it just me, or are others having problems?


P.Saint
TankManNick
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Joined: February 01, 2010
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Armorama: 543 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC
No email sent. Tried twice. Email is good.

Hmm. Ready for prime time, we are not!