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by cal
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Being logged out?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Being logged out?

Is this happening when you switch between devices?

Or, is it with an extended stay on one device?
by cal
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: photos
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: photos

Hi there, You can reduce the file size to something smaller using a number of software tools, depends where the picture came from you may have somethign on your phone, with your camera. Also check online there are lots of free services to do this for you. Or... Use the IMG button above the post, thi...
by cal
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Being anti-social in Medieval England.
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Being anti-social in Medieval England.

Yes, we have a view of it being all a bit free-wheeling and look after number 1, where as the truth is a long way from that.

The tithing thing is very interesting - do you know when that died out?
by cal
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)

There's always "Mad" Jack Greene of course.
by cal
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: No Comments, very disappointing.
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: No Comments, very disappointing.

With a 1,000 views on each post they are being widely read.

It is not uncommon for people not to comment on posts like these. Don't know why it is just a thing. But the view count is very good and says the posts are worthwhile.
by cal
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Received your email & am here.
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Received your email & am here.

It is true that a lot of read interesting posts but have nothing to add to them. It does feel sometimes like you are shouting into the wind because you get no response even though hundreds may have read the post. I might look at some kind of "read by" counter or similar. I also like the id...
by cal
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Living History photography
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Living History photography

Love these "old" photos. YOu are right , using appropriate equipment goes a lng way/.
by cal
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Methods of Torture in the 17th century
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

Re: Methods of Torture in the 17th century

I did not know England was so relatively civilised even going back that far. You know LivingHistory is still relevant even today.
by cal
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: How often do you want us to visit?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: How often do you want us to visit?

Understand = still would be useful if you could spread the word though - new faces are just as welcome as old ones.
by cal
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Advertising events
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Advertising events

Good call.

As well as advertising here you should always have a trawl round local events listings sites too.

We sort of speak to the re-enactors audience here, which are usually more happy to travel good distances as well.
by cal
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone want an original Devere Ruler?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Anyone want an original Devere Ruler?

I wood, but I know I wouldn't use it either - better to go to someone who will use it;
by cal
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Public Liability Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Public Liability Insurance

I'll see what my missus does... Can't remember her insurers name
by cal
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: No Active Links On Email Notices.
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: No Active Links On Email Notices.

OK, so the email defintely does have the links in it.

What email client do you read your email in?

If you click on the links even if they do not show up as links, do they work anyway?
by cal
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive

Just as a matter of interest, the notifications I am getting from this forum on my emails have no active links. I have to copy the link & put it in a search engine! Any chance of fixing that please? They are sent with live and active links - think this might be a problem at your end - can you p...
by cal
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

It is always so difficult getting the line between: (a) appearing authentic, (b) being authentic and (c) being able to talk to the general public
by cal
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive

Thanks for those, I'll try and get something done with them - unless someone else would like to have a go (please!!!!)
by cal
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive

Le Loup wrote:Sorry, but none of these adds do it for me. We have to be able to do better than this!
Regards, Keith.


I'm not the best person for this sort of thing.

Someone on here - please put together some that work for us all :)

- Cal
by cal
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: How often do you want us to visit?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: How often do you want us to visit?

Sorry Henry

Trying to decode the mailing list has been tricky. So I've probably over mailed :)
by cal
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Festival of Saxon Archeology, July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Festival of Saxon Archeology, July 2017

In my diary too :)
by cal
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: READ ME - THIS FORUM FOR HELP WITH THE BOARDS
Replies: 17
Views: 6657

Re: READ ME - THIS FORUM FOR HELP WITH THE BOARDS

Hi there I came across the following statement on a website about early Glasgow postcard publishers: A full account of the history of the company by family member Peter Andrew Lyon may be found at http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/homepages/Lyon/ I havent been able to find this page even by joining yo...
by cal
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive

mooguk wrote:will post a link on our group's facebook discussion page

Mark


Cheers :)
by cal
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shakespeare illustration opened
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Shakespeare illustration opened

https://shakespeareillustration.org/ have opened the victorian illustrations archive up for public access and creative commons licence. 1,000's of images - an amazing collection!!

Image
by cal
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2017 Forum Recruitment Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

2017 Forum Recruitment Drive

Forums thrive on people, LivingHistory.co.uk is no different, we need more people and some fresh faces. So, please post about the site on your facebook, instagram, twitter or wherever. There are social media buttons on every post now, so you can share individual topics and posts. Let's make 2017 the...
by cal
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: JAN 2017 - Software update
Replies: 2
Views: 347

JAN 2017 - Software update

I've taken the site through a major software update for the new year.

Things are looking pretty good so far, but if you spot any problems, please let me know here.

In the meantime - enjoy!
by cal
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: NOW MOBILE FRIENDLY
Replies: 0
Views: 295

NOW MOBILE FRIENDLY

You should now be able to have a more sensible read of the site on mobile and laptop.

I know we have one or two glitches to fix up yet, so please let me know if you spot anything.

But in the meantime = enjoy a mobile friendly world!!!!
by cal
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Test Post with Image
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Test Post with Image

fv1620 wrote:I can no longer find a recent or unread posts option, my usual link now just takes me to the full index. Is it me or something you're working on? Many thanks


Click on the "Quick Links" top left of the menu bar, you've got New and Unread on there :)
by cal
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Test Post with Image
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Test Post with Image

Yes, I'm working on those - I'm having to pick apart a lot of code to get there!!

But thanks for heads up
by cal
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Test Post with Image
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Test Post with Image

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This post has an aimage.
by cal
Fri May 13, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts

Well, that all seems fairly conclusive - leave it as it is - we like it enough and it works properly :) I'll take it off my list of things to do. In the meantime, you may not be aware that you can already choose a number of different styles if you wish. Go to the User Control Panel Select "Edit...
by cal
Tue May 10, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts

While I love that the forums are so wondefully "functional" and clear, they are looking a little old and dated these days. I was wondering what you users thought about it all Is it time to bring the look and feel up to the 21st century? Is there functionality you would really like to have?...

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