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by Paul Swinhoe
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: COL Admin & Committee Messages
Topic: Annual Data Submission - 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 7945

Annual Data Submission - 2015

The data submission system for annual records has been tested in the last few days, using a variety of station configurations. So far everything appears to be working well. However, with major changes to the code and a wide variety of members submitting data there is always the chance that some prob...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Autumn rainfall record
Replies: 2
Views: 10259

Re: Autumn rainfall record

For comparison, here is a rainfall graph for the same period, but for Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire. There is again a suggestion of an increase, but the very wet autumn of 2000 distorts things a little. Using a polynomial trend line (order 2) a different picture is suggested. During th...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: "View Active Topics"
Replies: 6
Views: 16328

Re: "View Active Topics"

:) If you click the Quick Links menu, at the top left of the page, sandwiched between the phpBB logo and the Col Home Page, you can select the option for Active Topics
by Paul Swinhoe
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: December 2015 - 'Warm & Dry'
Replies: 10
Views: 19323

Re: December 2015 - 'Warm & Dry'

You are obviously too far south Roger! I just spoke to my sister, who lives in Weardale, County Durham - they have had snow for the last three days, and Storm Desmond caused havoc in the North Pennine Dales as well as the Lake District. The river Wear rose and washed away a bridge in Stanhope, and m...
by Paul Swinhoe
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: COL Admin & Committee Messages
Topic: Web Server Speed
Replies: 0
Views: 7600

Web Server Speed

:? Further steps have been taken to improve the response time of the forum , after poor performance on the evening of Sunday 13th December 2015. I will be monitoring responsiveness on a regular basis for the next few weeks, so there is no need to contact me on this issue, unless there is a severe pr...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Website and Forum Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 6421

Website and Forum Issues

Both website and forum are hosted on a 'shared' platform to keep costs down, retain and attract members, etc. The downside is that other sites are using the same web and database servers, meaning that response times can be slow when the servers are under heavy use. The Committee is aware of this, an...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Change to Forum????
Replies: 3
Views: 7691

Re: Change to Forum????

I have emailed Roger Brugge asking him to let all members know about the changes to the main website and the forum. So I expect there will either be a section in the bulletin giving a brief explanation, or an email will go out.
by Paul Swinhoe
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Anything Else
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 3
Views: 7556

Re: Avatars

For the images on the Board Index , I just used Photoshop, cropped the image down to a width of 100px and then saved 'for web and devices', making sure quality was medium rather than very high. If you have not got Photoshop, there is a free Open Source graphics package called 'Gimp'. I am sure it ca...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: December 2015 - 'Warm & Dry'
Replies: 10
Views: 19323

Re: December 2015 - 'Warm & Dry'

Congratulations Nicholas!
:D You are the first person to post to the new forum. Many thanks for that - I now know it is working properly!