Efforts to clean the forums of several months worth of spam are on-going in an effort to make the damn place usable again for pukka users.
I’m slowly getting there via a combination of shunting the cr*p into a hidden section of the forums + deleting it after reporting the morons via StopForumSpam.
Feel free to use the forums for their intended purpose of talking about trains, and perhaps Introduce Yourself.
Back in the early days of me using the internet. and becoming a born again railway enthusiast back around 2002 one of the first places I cut my teeth talking online about trains was on Yahoo Groups.
Now in the continuing saga of the managed decline of Yahoo, the groups on there are apparently going to be totally binned.
If you’re looking for somewhere else to talk about locomotives and railway related stuff on the interweb, don’t forget we have a messageboard forum attached to the blog where you can talk about this stuff instead, as well as a comments box below each article on the blog. Continue reading “Talk About Trains”
Today I’ve made a brief upgrade to the website so that it runs over SSL with an https:// at the start of the domain instead of the traditional less secure http:// version.
In theory this should make the site more secure, run faster + keep google happy.
It’s also now required to have an https:// at the start of the url for certain well known popular social media websites to allow your website to use their website for log-in & registration, such as Facebook Connect and similar website features.
Lately I have been adding extra options to help you find LocomotivesUK on the Interweb via Social Media, and connect with other enthusiasts of railway things from the smallest Z-Gauge model to the biggest mainline locomotives on the planet.
In addition to the Twitter page, Facebook Page & YouTube channel there is now a Reddit Group + a Facebook Group for you to choose from, as well as the forums integrated into this wordpress blog.
Just follow the links in the above tweet, or there’s also follow buttons from AddThis in the top-right corner of the blog (which also pop-up after you’ve shared the content here to your own social media profiles when you see something too good not to share).
I’ve decided to create a blog part of the LocomotivesUK website to make it easier to post new content, and replace the Classifieds Ads section that wasn’t going that well.
Stay Tuned for more as I develop this thing.