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TarHeelBrit

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BC-USA is a great site but as already mentioned primarily geard to bushcraft in the US. I started hiking and camping in the UK and hopefully will be back there soon so it's nice to get perspectives from home.all in one great site BC-UK. :You_Rock_
 
I enjoy BCUK because many members post very well-considered thoughts. This can lead to some wonderful discussions. Similar topics often generate quite different discussions on the American and UK forums. So I very much enjoy reading the perspective of BCUK forum members.

- Woodsorrel
 

Globetrotter.uk

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jan 24, 2008
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I enjoy BCUK because I have learnt some useful stuff, shared memories of days out. Discovered New talents and met some new friends even if some are weird lol. We have shared some good and some sad times together too. The Bushcraft family together online.

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TeeDee

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Nov 6, 2008
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:You_Rock_One suggestion might be for someone tostart a thread of some of the acromims that translate a bit differently to US speak ( unless that has already bin done and my computer illeratcy hasn't found it yet).
Maybe we can help if you start a thread somewhere detailing the words and Acronyms that you are having a problem with ? would work better if we knew the answers you seek rather than a series of questions from our perspective :) ,
So post up what you are getting stuck upon and we will jump in.
 

weekender

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Feb 26, 2006
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I really love this forum it's my favourite waste of time as the song says, I've met some great people and had some great nights out, the wealth of talent and knowledge on here knows no bounds and is freely given even on obscure topics not related to bushcraft!
As said the mods I think do a great job of keeping this forum how we like it and that's what keeps us all coming back either to share, or just to read or as some have said live vicariously through others trips and adventures, we have all watched/ read others develop new skills and discover other places and usually marvelled at the pictures taken. This is a great forum with the right level of fun, knowledge and sometimes heated but passionate discussion. Thanks to you all. 👍😉
Now I must get back to work......😎


Sent from somewhere?
 

rg598

Native
I think BCUK is a great site. The mods have a lot to do with that. They manage to keep away the trolls and truly offensive stuff, without any heavy handed censorship. On many other forums, simply disagreeing with a mod, or a friend of a mod about anything bushcraft related can get you banned. As I often disagree with people on bushcraft related subjects, that's important to me. None of the mods here use the forum itself as a platform for marketing their own business or making themselves appear like an authority in the bushcraft community for ego or financial purposes. It creates a very different vibe from other forums like BCUSA where that is the norm (at least was when I was there).
 

Toddy

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Jan 21, 2005
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That's an issue for the really talkative mods like me. I have to try not only to be a Mod, but to make it clear when I am one, and not simply chatting away giving my own tuppence halfpenny worth :eek:
Sometimes folks forget that I'm a member too; that's why I joined the site :)

I like the sheer range of topics, and the huge input from so many other members on the threads. No one knows it all, it'd be an incredibly boring world if we did, and the constant flow of information, and personal experience, advice and help, is rich :) That the vast majority are willing to participate in (at times :rolleyes: ) vigorous discussion, without the threads devolving into major disputes, is a very great courtesy. It's much appreciated :D
I freely admit I have made some truly excellent friendships with folks I met online here, and that was very much unexpected. Tony did a good thing all those years ago when he set up the site :D

cheers,
Toddy
 

mousey

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jun 15, 2010
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I'm not a member of other forums [well only one other but that's work related and a different kettle of fish] so I just assumed that the way it is on here was the norm. I'm quite surprised to hear 'other' forums are policed so heavily and have an unfriendly attitude.

I find this site easy to navigate. I don't search much and have seen many references stating the search function on the site leaves much to be desired. I think the 'new posts' button is the most button pushed by me.

I'm on here quite a bit [I have a desk job....] and haven't been told to sling my hook yet. I like reading and seeing pictures of what folks are up to and are making. It is refreshing to see people of differing views getting on. I can't really think of anything that'll make it any better, although a different song each time I get a birthday e-mail may be a surprise.

A big thanks to everyone running around in the background keeping it going.
 

Macaroon

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Jan 5, 2013
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"I like the sheer range of topics, and the huge input from so many other members on the threads. No one knows it all, it'd be an incredibly boring world if we did, and the constant flow of information, and personal experience, advice and help, is rich :) That the vast majority are willing to participate in (at times :rolleyes: ) vigorous discussion, without the threads devolving into major disputes, is a very great courtesy. It's much appreciated :D
I freely admit I have made some truly excellent friendships with folks I met online here, and that was very much unexpected. Tony did a good thing all those years ago when he set up the site :D "

That just sums it up very nicely for me............and "rich" is exactly how I find it, too :)
 

Ahjno

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Admin
Aug 9, 2004
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www.bushcraftuk.com
My thoughts:

- When I do a quick reply, it posts, but it says I can't post two posts so quickly, I have to wait 30 seconds. Not sure why, I only click once, I only want to post that post once.

- When organising group buys the 150 private message limit is a pain, would be nice if that was increased for everyone. There is also no obvious alert you have hit your limit till you either try to send, or someone tells you they couldn't send you something...

Those are my main thoughts.

Julia

The 30 second wait is to prevent spamming / flooding the forum with posts in almost one go. It gives Mods time to intervene is needed.

Full Members do have a larger capacity of PM's - not sure about the amount.
 

Quixoticgeek

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Aug 4, 2013
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The 30 second wait is to prevent spamming / flooding the forum with posts in almost one go. It gives Mods time to intervene is needed.
I am well aware as to the idea of why it doesn't want you posting more frequently than every 30 seconds. But that isn't actually the bug I have. The bug is, when I use the quick reply box at the bottom of the thread, and click on the "post quick reply" button ONCE, I get my post submitted, and an error page come up saying please wait 30 seconds between posting. I only clicked once, I am only trying to post once. Yet, I get an error saying it won't let me post more than once every 30 seconds.

Full Members do have a larger capacity of PM's - not sure about the amount.
That I am fully aware of. My point was two fold: The amount that non members get is a bit low if you organise things like group buys, AND, if you have a full inbox, there is no way for you to find out until you either try to send a private message, at which point it gives you an error, OR someone tries to send you one, it fails, and they have to communicate it by replying to an open thread to say "hey, you're inbox is full".

Julia
 

Teepee

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jan 15, 2010
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I am well aware as to the idea of why it doesn't want you posting more frequently than every 30 seconds. But that isn't actually the bug I have. The bug is, when I use the quick reply box at the bottom of the thread, and click on the "post quick reply" button ONCE, I get my post submitted, and an error page come up saying please wait 30 seconds between posting. I only clicked once, I am only trying to post once. Yet, I get an error saying it won't let me post more than once every 30 seconds.



That I am fully aware of. My point was two fold: The amount that non members get is a bit low if you organise things like group buys, AND, if you have a full inbox, there is no way for you to find out until you either try to send a private message, at which point it gives you an error, OR someone tries to send you one, it fails, and they have to communicate it by replying to an open thread to say "hey, you're inbox is full".

Julia
Is there no coloured bar at the bottom of your PM page telling you how many posts you have?
 

Quixoticgeek

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Is there no coloured bar at the bottom of your PM page telling you how many posts you have?
Yes there is. But, unless I am actively sending a private message, or actively reading one I just received, I am not actually viewing the private message section of the forum. I don't randomly poll that page to check it's status on the off chance that my quota has been hit recently. Without any alert of it's status, and without actively polling, there is no way to know. It's a UI bug.

Julia
 

Shewie

Mod
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Dec 15, 2005
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You could create a new folder for anything you want to keep, and then get brave with the delete button on your inbox and sent items.
 

Quixoticgeek

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You could create a new folder for anything you want to keep, and then get brave with the delete button on your inbox and sent items.
I could. What I actually do, is every time it fills up I download the messages to my machines, in xml, csv and txt format to keep them safe, and then clear some space.

But that doesn't resolve the issue I am actually trying to point out.

I'm not sure I'm explaining my problem very well. Perhaps an analogy might work (and I don't mean this in any patronising way)

Imagine that rather than having a handy fuel gauge on your car dashboard, it was in the boot. You can open the boot every 50 miles to check that there is fuel in the tank, or you can drive until it runs out, then put more fuel in. Your suggestion is basically saying "you could have a reserve tank" or "carry a full jerry can", which is a perfectly valid technically plausible solution to the problem. However, It entirely overlooks that the actual problem is that there is no fuel gauge on the car dash board.

Does what I am saying make any more sense now?

J
 

Toddy

Mod
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Jan 21, 2005
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I think you might need to clear your cookies/cache, Julia.
It screws up my posting if I don't do it every so often, and it totally muddles me trying to Moderate with multiple windows open :sigh:

Full Members, Makers and Traders have room for 500pms. Ordinary Members have 150.

cheers,
Toddy
 

Shewie

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Dec 15, 2005
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You'll find that handy fuel gauge in the Folder Controls bar when you're in Notifications though anyway, I do understand what you're saying but I don't think there's a better place to put you're mailbox capacity than where it is. Maybe lifting the box up the page so it's more obvious would work better, but then it would look messy with that added bar I think?
 

Quixoticgeek

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You'll find that handy fuel gauge in the Folder Controls bar when you're in Notifications though anyway, I do understand what you're saying but I don't think there's a better place to put you're mailbox capacity than where it is. Maybe lifting the box up the page so it's more obvious would work better, but then it would look messy with that added bar I think?

Yep, exactly, it's in the boot.

I open up the forum to look at various threads, but unless I click on "Private messages" and then scroll all the way to the bottom, I can't see my private message status.

Why can't I have it show up in the top right under notifications? why can't I get an email to say it's full? why can't we have a small widget top right, next to the banner, but below the 5 links top right.

Simple basic UI stuff.

Julia
 

mousey

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jun 15, 2010
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I've just had a thought. I usually view threads by clicking the recent posts button, giving me a list of threads, quite a few of these have a prefix. Would it be possible to have it so if I click on to the prefix [say trips out] it takes me to that sub-forum so I can view all the trips out threads?

Also as we now have likes out of interest could you put a percentage of total posts to likes ratio?

Just a couple of thought that came to me and thought this was the best place to post them...