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About netsmithUK

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    Photography,Kites and RC cars.

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  1. @speedy_w_beans - Basically I want to get the club back to where it started, the more I use facebook, instagram and twitter - it make me realise, as much as I love them for continual feeds of all sorts of contents, they are not the the places to really show your models and archive your collections with like minded people. Facebook is basically post it and forget it - great for a quick bit of feedback maybe, but terrible to ever go back and look or search for something later, and virtually impossible to then explore other sensibly related content. I want to do a lot more work around reducing subscription costs The showrooms, making them a real reference place for the owners and those visiting finishing the TC app I've had in the pipeline for quite a while now Beefing up the server and storage required We've not increased subscriptions since we started charging and we've been fortunate that the income has basically always balanced the outgoings - adverts were just me exploring different funding models, possibly actually leading to more people paying a lot less. I wont be be raising pricing for subscribers and never will. We all owe them for funding the club all this time It's not a problem, I only posted the thread so people didn't panic if they suddenly saw an advert. I've got a few more options to try and the club is not going anywhere, even if nothing changes. Cheers Chris
  2. I'll read more into the options and maybe give it another go another day, but to be honest, i don't really like the looks of it
  3. OK - its terrible. I've turned it off. This was my mobile view of the home page. Apart from the logo and the menu none of the content was mine. Can't believe anyone runs this junk.
  4. I think I've turned that type of advert off now, but because of the way caching works it might still appear for a few minutes. Thats what happens when you let google do something 'automatically'
  5. ha - well thats a bit rubbish. Give me a few minutes to see what my options are.
  6. Mmmm - logged into the main site, so your name appears in the top right hand corner like this?
  7. @Superluminal were you logged into the main site? (and did you need maths tuition? )
  8. The thing I'm trying is just Google Adsense, which is supposed to make logical placements based on content, but in all honesty I think it would struggle with our content to find a match. Its all part of the test, if it doesn't work or it looks really bad etc I just wont do it. I've not worked so long on the site for google to come in and screw things up. Like you said though, as a member or a subscriber, just login once and assuming you have cookies turned on you'll never see them anyway.
  9. And feel free to use adblockers, no hard feelings I personally use "uBlock Origin"
  10. Hi All Lets take it as read that some people will be outraged that I might have adverts appearing on the site and that I should give everything away for free, my time, my money, my first born child etc. Back in the real world I keep looking for ways to take the site forward and keep it growing. This costs money. TC was born out of an era of mega pop up ads jumping out of your when every you visited any website and that was one of the reasons we never did it and went down the subscriber route, which has got us this far but now I want to take it up a notch. All that said I don't like ads any more than any of you, so from the get go, if you are a logged in member of the forum or the main site (regardless of wether you are a subscriber or not) you should never see any of these adverts. The simple process of logging in will turn them off. The only people that will see them, are new visitors (or unlogged in members) If you do see any appearing then, don't panic, just shout out here, as that is a bug rather than my intention. Just to be clear on that. LOG-IN MEANS NO ADVERTS. Its quite possible it will not happen anyway, as, for security purposes, we host the site behind Cloudflare which acts as a firewall among other things and if that doesn't play nice with google I will always pick security over a few adverts. Cheers Chris
  11. Im narrowing the problem down but its a tricky one. Forum software looks like its all ok but there is a problem with how it interacts with the firewall it sits behind. I'm just working through different settings to see what has the right effect. Chris
  12. Entries are now closed and VOTING IS NOW OPEN!! If you have entered please remember that you must vote, in order to be able to win yourself. Also to win people have to vote for you, so best shout about your entry everywhere you can, forums, facebook, twitter https://www.tamiyaclub.com/awards.asp
  13. We are into the final 48hrs to get your photo into our Tamico.de competition for a NIB Tamiya Black Monster Beetle - don't miss out! https://www.tamiyaclub.com/awards.asp?rt=f Unless you can do better, one of the people shown on the page will be walking away this great new kit.
  14. Didn't realise it wasn't all there until it was pointed out to me. Thanks to @taffer for the source material. I've clean, straightened and cropped every page and its its available in all its glory. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/manuals.asp?cm=393 Chris
  15. Complete version now uploaded. Clean, straightened and cropped
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