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  1. Hi everyone, Just to let people know in case they're interested I've just put a computer on ebay for sale. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5227061953 It's a really nice looking machine and super small as well, ideal to use as a personal video recorder type machine. Anyway, if people are interested then let me know and I could always take it off ebay and sell it directly. Cheers, Grant
  2. No Problems, Under everybodies post is a link to their profile, if you go to that theres a button to show all posts by that user. Makes it a bit easier on the memory. Hope that helps, Grant
  3. http://stargazerslounge.iseestars.net/viewtopic.php?t=113&highlight= Is this it?
  4. Hi Everyone, I'm currently looking for a printer to do a small run of around 500 A5 or A6 leaflets (the size depends on the cost). James is getting me the number of one he knows but I wondered if anyone else knew of others that are fairly cheap? So far the cheapest quote I have is about £50. Or I can get 5000 for about £80, but I just want 500! Thanks in advance, Grant
  5. I've seen films, comedies etc... but not music (unless I'm blind, it's been said before ) I ask because I just <cough>downloaded<cough> the new Billy Corgan Album to give it a listen, it's called the future embrace. It's not as good as The Smashing Pumpkins but it's not too bad, plus they're hopefully reforming! Yay! Anyway, my favourite bands are: The Smashing Pumpkins K's Choice October Project The Shins Bright Eyes Damien Rice Jason Mraz Buddy Holly Dashboard Confessional Tracy Chapman The Buckleys (Jeff and His Dad, Tim) The Polyphonic Spree Pink Floyd Coldplay Idlewild David Bowie Counting Crows Goo Goo Dolls [/list:u] Whoa, that list got long quick, I'll stop now....
  6. Does that mean it works? If you see a smiley face now: then it has worked!
  7. I've just installed a really, really complicated mod to the forum which should fix this behaviour so it work's in firefox and internet explorer, can people give it a try for me just to comfirm? It seems to be working fine for me in internet explorer. Cheers, Grant :cheers:
  8. I've tried this on a number of different phpbb forums, everyone suffers from this problem with firefox and smileys. The way to overcome it is to insert the smiley so it appears at the end and cut and paste the smiley code where you want it, alternatively most smiley codes are relatively simple, so for example: : ) = : D = : ( = : o = : shock: = :shock: : P = : oops: = :oops: : lol: = (Remove the spaces after the begining : to use the codes)
  9. Well that would depend I imagine on which development team you ask
  10. Hi everyone, This template should be quick for all users/browsers now, do we want to change it to the default theme? I'll take a look into your idea Ant, it'd be a cool little feature but I'm not sure how possible it is, because how would people be able to switch back again? It would need to somehow remember what theme they were using before and when you click the observe button, it all changes and it shows a button called unobserve or something which switches you back to your usual theme.
  11. I've changed the template to use an unanimated background, I think it's probably best not to have the animated version at all because I checked, and even on my computer it made the processor run at 95%, I didn't notice it before because it's fast enough to cope, but if I had lots of windows open, or was doing other stuff then it would take awhile to do things. Hopefully this is better for everyone?
  12. Hi, I'm pretty sure this is a problem with the way Firefox's javascript works, I don't think firefox let's websites be able to detect where the cursor is like internet explorer does, it also doesn't let the websites detect if you have selected any text on the page or not, possibly they have done this because of security issues? Grant
  13. I've gotta agree with most of those choices, perhaps not Bilko or the Hitch hikers tv series, I prefer the books to be honest. I'd also add, Have I got news for you Only Fools and Horses Dead Ringers Trigger Happy TV (The first series, it's just not as funny anymore)
  14. Do you think the stargazerslounge forum should be set as the default, so when people aren't logged in this is what they see rather than the cobalt one?
  15. The strange thing is that the starry night background isn't actually that big an image, I think perhaps it may be that it's an animated gif is causing problems with older browsers, this template should be pretty quick for everyone as it users barely any images in comparison with other templates. Tis a weird one, do you mind me asking Andy, what is the spec of your computer? Because it could be the computer speed isn't enough to handle the animated gif, this would be unusual but not unheard of. To fix it, I could always change the gif to be a solid image rather than animated, so it wouldn't twinkle anymore but would be even quicker to load etc... what do you guys think? Grant
  16. Hi Andy, The redGlass theme is now installed, enjoy!
  17. It's strange that it only acts slow on the stargazerslounge theme as the code that is causing the problem was part of the quick reply mod which is in all themes, I've now removed that particular part from the stargazerslounge theme, if possible could you cheque to see if it is still acting slow for you? The quick reply mod should function exactly as it did before. Cheers, Grant
  18. hehe, you guys must've missed it! The stargazerslounge one is a customised smartDark one with a better background, I changed the stop added a logo and moved the title around a bit. If anybody can think of other request, different images/smileys etc.. just holler and I'll see what I can rustle together. If people really prefer the stargazerslounge theme, perhaps that could be set as the default theme in admin? Grant
  19. Very, very nice! Which one do you want me to use for the forum logo? Also, you can remove the index.php from the site url, it will work just the same without it and makes it a bit easier to remember, and type!
  20. http://iseestars.net a new astronomy image hosting service is now open to the public. A variety of packages and account options are offered to cater for as many requirements and needs as possible, you can also try before you buy with a free account that offers limited space and bandwidth. If you do purchase an account you may use the promotion code "astroforum" which entitles users of this forum to a 15% discount. The site offers fully automated image management, thumbnail generation, effects, galleries, searching, picture phone uploads, sorting, tagging and many, many other features. If there's a feature you would like simply email me to request it and I will look into adding it asap, this way the service can be tailored to match your exact requirements. The site also takes care of backups for you, daily backups are made as are weekly hard backups. You may also download at anytime a zip backup of all of your images, so for example, if you somehow lose all of your images on your home computer, through a virus or such like you can simply download a backup from the Isee Stars site and restore all of your images. If there's anything I can do to assist you or if you wish to ask any questions then please don't hesitate to contact me, either pm me here, reply to this message or send an email to contact@iseestars.net. As an added bonus, everyone who signs up for a Gold or Diamond account this weekend will receive an extra 50mb of space free, as a special launch weekend promotion. Thank you, Grant Bowskill
  21. Awesome, I've changed the logo on the forums to the newer one....
  22. If you go into your profile and change the theme to "stargazerslounge" you can see what i've done so far, what do you all think? Any suggestions?
  23. I agree that a default theme needs to be decided upon, then if people want to use the other themes they can but must accept the possibility of posts not working as expected because everyone else is using the default theme. The theme I prefer and use is the smartDark theme, the reason being it's extremely fast loading because it uses few graphics etc... the cobalt theme seems to have quite alot of graphics and on a slow connection pages take a little longer to load, the same goes for the spacepilot theme. The other option is to edit one of the themes to make it more personalised and individual to this site, my suggestion would be to start with the smartDark theme and then choose things from the other themes to make it even better, for example adding a star field type background, possibly like the one on Ant's site: http://anthony.bowskill.org.uk/. The logo is an awesome picture, and works extremely well as a logo, it could just do with being a little bigger as it looks a little pixelated, I'm not sure who made it but if someone could send me a higher res version I can make it bigger and clearer. I could also setup a logo like the main one but with the line "Astro Discussion Forum" or something along those lines undernearth "StarGazers Lounge" so that people can have it in their signatures on other forums and websites like the Isee Stars logo people are using on here in their signatures. Anyway, they're just a few ideas, whatever everyone decides they want I'll help all I can to get it sorted. Grant
  24. There we go, I've added the last topic title on index mod thingy, much better. I'm really liking smartDark at the moment. I didn't at first but it's really grown on me, simple, smart and easy to use. I'm going to go make a backup of the forum etc... now, just in case!
  25. hehe, I like to keep you all on your toes! I'm going to install a mod that was installed before which shows the last post title on the main index as well as the name of the last poster. Just a little thing but it makes life a bit easier. Also, I was curious to ask which theme's people prefer?
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