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Author Subject: Welcome ... to the new club
captainash Admin

Location: Ferndown

Registered: 10 Dec 2002

Posts: 3,923

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Post #1
Welcome to the all-new Peugeot 306 GTi-6 & Rallye Owners Club. Some features are gone, some are new, and whatever's left has been fully rewritten from the ground up.

By now you'll have heard that we've moved from being completely free, to charging a nominal membership fee. The reasons for this are twofold. Firstly, to cover the ever-increasing costs of hosting this site. We've moved from a shared host in the US to a dedicated virtual server in the UK, ensuring better speed and reliability. Sadly, these don't come cheap, so I decided it's time to start asking for a "compulsory donation" to keep the place up and running. The second reason is to limit the amount of spam and trolling.

Let me explain how membership works. As you can see on the membership page, everyone gets access to the forums. I've always wanted people to find information, not have to buy it. What I'm not so fond of is the number of off-topic arguments and spam posting that goes with having a free-for-all forum.

So ... everyone can post in the Misc forums (General, Comedy Central, Feedback, Off-Topic, Meets/Events and I Spy), but you need to be a member to post anywhere else.

Each forum now has its own “time to live”. If no-one posts in a thread for the specified amount of time then the thread is considered dead and will be deleted. This TTL varies between 1 year (for the Misc forums) to 5 years for the FAQ. This will help keep the forum content trimmer and more useful.

I've spent a bit of time making it easier to advertise cars on this site too. All members should be able to advertise here, see the membership page for more details. We spent a long time trying to get “only Peugeots” listed, but it's your club, not mine. If you want to advertise something else, do it.

As a result, the Cars for sale forum will be phased out and eventually deleted. The forum was never the right place to advertise cars, so we now have an awesome new Classifieds section.

Your membership level also sets the size of your PM inbox, the number of gallery photos you can upload, the number of cars you can advertise and the number of photos you can attach to an advert. See the little rosette next to my avatar? That's Gold Partner level membership, right there Cool

I've also added a simple Member Chat, so if you spot someone online, you can chat with them. Again, only available to members, so it won't be spoiled by spam and trolling.

This site now uses a bit more advanced programming than before, so I'd recommend Firefox 5+, as it displays all the bells n' whistles properly.

So, have a look around and let me know what you think. There will be teething problems, but we'll work through them and let's keep improving our club.

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Posted 31st Aug 2011 at 11:28
dangti6

aka JKshooter

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Registered: 15 Jun 2006

Posts: 10,305

Status: Offline

Post #2
Checking in LOL

I am glad the layout of the board itself and replies etc are how they used to be.

Original format, with a fresh new look taking it forward. I like it, and am happy to pay for it.

I'm having problems with smileys actually. I typed the : lol to get the compulsary laughing face, yet it displays "LOL"

LOL Sad Angry


One quick question RE membership. Is that an annual charge? And are the 50/100 PM limits inbox and sent box combined or each?

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  • Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 11:58
    monkeyman

    Seasoned Pro

    Location: Sunny St Albans

    Registered: 01 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,955

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    Post #3
    2nd!

    Site runs a lot faster, good to see it has the same look and feel.

    I had problems logging in with Firefox 3.6.21 but IE worked ok

    Nice work Cap'n Big grin

    EDIT In IE i get broken link signs for the smileys, in FF it gives their name instead of the icon Dunno

    eg Big grin Dunno

    also your phone code on the payments page is for NZ +64 UK is +44, unless you are over there for the rugby

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 15:13
    mad_dave23

    Senior User

    Location: Farmer land

    Registered: 27 May 2006

    Posts: 819

    Status: Offline

    Post #4
    I thought the sight had died!! im so relieved its back and better!!
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 15:44
    scotzman

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    Location: Dundee

    Registered: 24 Jun 2011

    Posts: 1,408

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    Post #5
    Cant log in using IE, have to use FF which i dont really use Sad

    Edit, cleared cookies....fixed it

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 16:03
    xsi_lew

    Senior User

    Location: Bristol

    Registered: 16 Oct 2008

    Posts: 833

    Status: Offline

    Post #6
    I had the same problem on Firefox but i cleared my cookies and that also fixed it.

    On the membership page what does 'watch threads' and 'watch photos' mean?

    much better site btw! fast as feck!
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 17:27
    binkagti

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    Location: canterbury

    Registered: 14 Oct 2006

    Posts: 2,411

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    Post #7
    Hi guys, glad the site is back, took forever to log in but all sorted now. Now just have to pay lol.

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 17:30
    monkeyman

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    Location: Sunny St Albans

    Registered: 01 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,955

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    Post #8
    scotzman wrote:
    Cant log in using IE, have to use FF which i dont really use Sad

    Edit, cleared cookies....fixed it


    cheers scotzman Thumbs up

    xsi_lew wrote:

    On the membership page what does 'watch threads' and 'watch photos' mean?

    You can choose to watch a thread, if someone posts you get an email to notify you, handy of you have stuff for sale of an urgent problem to fix

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 17:31
    cahillscornerflag

    Senior User

    Location: Camelford, Cornwall.

    Registered: 12 Jan 2008

    Posts: 587

    Status: Offline

    Post #9
    Wehay! finally here at last. looking good!

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 17:46
    mwl001

    Regular

    Location: Bolton

    Registered: 24 Jul 2005

    Posts: 422

    Status: Offline

    Post #10
    captainash wrote:
    Each forum now has its own “time to live”. If no-one posts in a thread for the specified amount of time then the thread is considered dead and will be deleted. This TTL varies between 1 year (for the Misc forums) to 5 years for the FAQ. This will help keep the forum content trimmer and more useful.


    I would have thought that the FAQ section should live forever, particularly as it's read only......

    Other than that, new site looks good. - Thanks for all the hard work.
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 17:47
    roland rat

    Yeeeah Rat fans!

    Location: Swansea

    Registered: 29 Nov 2006

    Posts: 22,282

    Status: Offline

    Post #11
    Looks tidy but why i have i got all my pm's since joining?its gonna atke f*cking ages to delete them all! LOL
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 17:49
    xsi_lew

    Senior User

    Location: Bristol

    Registered: 16 Oct 2008

    Posts: 833

    Status: Offline

    Post #12
    errmmm i just went on the membership page and went to buy the Basic membership package (just to see the payment methods) then i canceled came back to my profile and im now apparantly a Basic memeber.. without paying!
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:10
    davidmartin

    Seasoned Pro

    Location: Beautifull Ystalyfera

    Registered: 21 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,315

    Status: Offline

    Post #13
    roland rat wrote:
    Looks tidy but why i have i got all my pm's since joining?its gonna atke f*cking ages to delete them all! LOL


    You'd better make a start then ,because your inbox is full.LOL

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:10
    binkagti

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    Location: canterbury

    Registered: 14 Oct 2006

    Posts: 2,411

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    Post #14
    Is member chat working yet, i have it in bottom right corner of screen but does not seem to work

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:35
    ben.cashmore

    Junior User

    Location: Worcester

    Registered: 04 Jul 2007

    Posts: 78

    Status: Offline

    Post #15
    xsi_lew wrote:
    errmmm i just went on the membership page and went to buy the Basic membership package (just to see the payment methods) then i canceled came back to my profile and im now apparantly a Basic memeber.. without paying!


    Yeah I just did that too and now I'm a gold member......
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:35
    binkagti

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    Location: canterbury

    Registered: 14 Oct 2006

    Posts: 2,411

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    Post #16
    I paid lol, this has to be sorted quick lol, can't have some people pay and some not

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:38
    walker_texasranger

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    Location: Sunny Retford

    Registered: 26 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,502

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    Post #17
    Just paid my £20, without sounding like a c*ck sucker, the amount of money that this place has saved me over the last 4 years far far exceeds that amount, well worth it IMO. Site looks loads better without being completely different, which is what I was expecting. I liked the simple un-fussy look of the old forum and its nice to see we've avoided the inferior look of other 306 dedicated sites Whistle

    Nice one captain Thumbs up

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:42
    stu

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    Registered: 22 Aug 2006

    Posts: 5,525

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    Post #18
    I've now become a Gold Partner Member without meaning too.............

    I'll happily pay the £20 but didn't have my card details just now so I cancelled it, but it now says I am a fully paid up member?! LOL

    Also, another thing I've noticed is that the smileys are not being displayed correctly with the version of Safari I'm using (Version 5.1). Not a big problem, just thought I'd mention it.
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:42
    iplay

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    Location: Number Wang

    Registered: 18 May 2006

    Posts: 3,268

    Status: Offline

    Post #19
    I paid but nothing happened LOL
    edit: I did the cancel trick and its fine Thumbs up
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 18:47
    rikky 🦔

    Location: cheshire

    Registered: 28 Feb 2004

    Posts: 26,793

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    Post #20
    Big grin all paid and logged back in

    had a nightmare though logging in, thought my password was wrong but it was obviously a cookie issue

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 19:13
    dragoon

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    Location: Ghent - Belgium

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    Post #21
    rikky wrote:

    had a nightmare though logging in, thought my password was wrong but it was obviously a cookie issue


    ditto here

    site sure is a fair bit fasterSmile

    I'd pay for membership, but sadly I do not own a creditcard Sad

    *crap I need my pm's

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 19:25
    jimbamboon

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    Location: Guildford

    Registered: 15 Mar 2006

    Posts: 573

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    Post #22
    basic member at the moment, how do we search the forum i cant seem to find the link

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 19:37
    MCH_GTi6

    formerly mch

    Location: Hayle

    Registered: 09 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,456

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    Post #23
    Looks all good at the min but on a tablet and not a pc so not had a good look yet...

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 19:46
    rikky 🦔

    Location: cheshire

    Registered: 28 Feb 2004

    Posts: 26,793

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    Post #24
    also noticed my PM inbox contains every pm received since 2006 Shock and there's still no "check all" msg's box so i have to manually click them all.. and there's hundreds!

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    306 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals) | 306 b-pillar textured vinyl weatherstrips
    306 slam panel esso stickers | 306 yellow / orange / pension fund red side door badges
    gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
    winner of Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 19:48
    Scrompy

    Aka Quagmire83

    Location: Warrington

    Registered: 02 Apr 2007

    Posts: 2,900

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    Post #25
    All that fuss and it looks the same as it did before! Dunno

    I for one will not be donating due to the following reasons

    1. I no longer own a 306

    2. I'm not paying to see the same topic over and over again.

    So on that note good luck with the forum and I bid you all goodbye! Thumbs up

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    Posted 3rd Sep 2011 at 19:49

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