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#326 2020-10-05 20:15:46

tahanson43206
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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re #325

What do you think of setting up a special topic for new members who need that "interactive trainer" service?

That would be a suitable topic for a new member to start out, if we can interest them in using it.

If you think about it, almost any organization has an orientation for new members.  Certainly the military has a rigorous one, and most industries where I've had the opportunity to work have had some orientation for new employees.

At present, it seems (to me at least) that the forum is a "sink or swim" environment.

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#327 2020-10-06 19:13:22

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Re: Housekeeping

It would need to be part of the forum signup and acceptance process if one was created. Sort of like power point slides with follow up questions that must be answered with passing grade to allow for the user to get further towards being able to post.

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#328 2020-10-06 19:52:50

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re #327

It seems unlikely the IT department at the Mars Society will be able to allocate any time to the major changes you described in this post.

You can create a new topic for Orientation of New Members right now.

We already have a bit of history to post there .... Yoda and the more recent new member SeaDragon might be worth considering for illustration.

If a new person shows up and dives into an ongoing topic, it might be possible to encourage them to move over to the Orientation topic where they could interact with other members as they learn a bit about how the forum software works, and about forum conventions such as staying on topic.

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#329 2020-10-08 07:15:58

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re RobertDyck's request ...

RobertDyck has requested some feedback on his project ...

If you can spare a moment (from whacking all the spammers) please see if there is any assistance you can provide.

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#330 2020-10-08 18:38:29

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Re: Housekeeping

Seems like some of us created a list of reference and how-to documents all could use a few months ago.  Maybe a year.  I'm pretty sure Spacenut was involved in that,  and I think maybe Tahanson43206,  too.  Those lists are here on the forum site somewhere.  They might be the core of some sort of reference library for any user to consult.  There ought to be a way to store them as such.

GW


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McGregor,  Texas

"There is nothing as expensive as a dead crew,  especially one dead from a bad management decision"

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#331 2020-10-09 05:11:33

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Re: Housekeeping

For GW Johnson re #330 .... thanks for the reminder there may be a topic set up in the forum for Reference and How-To links. 

For SpaceNut ... Please remove [OtiliaBroo} and his mp3 post form Other Space Advocacy Organizations.  It is not a good fit, in my opinion.

For SpaceNut ... There does not appear to be a topic for References .... The Index level "Archive" might be a good place for one.

Per GW Johnson's suggestion, the title might include How-To ... Something like: References library and How-To Repository

Over time that new topic could build up significant value, just by linking to existing posts in the NewMars database.

It could gain additional value by linking to external resources.

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#332 2020-10-09 16:28:44

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Re: Housekeeping

I save the mp3 stuff via the quote report post function and have removed it from view as it is a spammer...

Not sure if thats the business mission stuff in the human folder or just important links in general for GW...
We have many topics with a vast number of links to reference documents some of which I am sure are gone by now and with out a means to store them permanently on a Mars society server we are not going to be able to anything more than place links into a new location that does not solve the issue of the links going dead at some point in time.

Human Business and flight plan for mars plus space acronyms and that can be found in the Human mission folder along with others.

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#333 2020-10-13 09:01:56

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Re: Housekeeping

I see we have at least two spammers today. 

GW


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"There is nothing as expensive as a dead crew,  especially one dead from a bad management decision"

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#334 2020-10-19 19:23:32

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Re: Housekeeping

This is a follow up for SpaceNut regarding display of tire pressure on the Suburu computer screen ...

A preliminary reply from a relative seems to indicate that the display reported the exact tire that was low, and that the display came up on two occasions.

However, the wording of the reply was ambiguous, so I wrote back to ask for clarification.

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#335 2020-10-19 19:39:10

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Re: Housekeeping

Mine is the old single light on the dash for the 2008 and requires the old obde computer reader to get the decode,,,,

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#336 2020-10-21 18:22:36

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re RobertDyck Large Ship topic ....

I realize you have 1001 items to think about and respond to....

Still, this is the second time in recent days that RobertDyck has asked for help with his Large Ship project ...

If you do not know anyone in the hospitality industry directly, perhaps there is a way for us (all ???) to pull together to contact someone who works in or is familiar with the field?

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#337 2020-10-22 07:04:59

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut

I deleted a post by this user: Pavelabofe

Please consider banning this ID

Edit#1 ... I deleted a post which contained nothing but a link to a Russian web site.

Please consider banning the ID:

MichaelFet

% Information related to '188.138.128.0/18AS31252'

route:          188.138.128.0/18
descr:          SC STARNET SRL
descr:          Chisinau, Moldova
origin:         AS31252
mnt-by:         MNT-STARNETMD
created:        2020-03-25T10:30:49Z
last-modified:  2020-03-25T10:30:49Z
source:         RIPE

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#338 2020-10-22 08:48:19

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut ... the PlotMaster was updated with the 94 chemical elements.

While some of the elements may not see economic activity for a while, the framework will be in place for when the time comes.

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#339 2020-10-22 20:54:28

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The user profile had other Russian elements to other entries but its been banned,,,,

Added mineral and element content to topic but I am sure that there is more that can be found....

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#340 2020-10-27 14:43:36

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Re: Housekeeping

This is for SpaceNut for guidance ....

Occasionally a member of the forum may create a topic, and then want to keep others from posting in that topic.

Are you aware of a feature of FluxBB that would allow for that?

There ** is ** an option ... any moderator or the Administrator can remove a post from a topic.

A disadvantage appears to be that any posts ** after ** the one deleted will be deleted as well.

It would be better if a topic could be marked so that only the topic creator can update it.

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#341 2020-10-27 17:37:22

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Re: Housekeeping

at bottom of topic a mod can close a topic just under the quick post reply box

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#342 2020-10-27 18:32:52

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re #341

Thank you for considering my inquiry.  I appreciate the coaching, and will keep the tip for closing a topic in mind.

However, my question is a bit different, and since we have a situation going on right now where it is a concern, I'd like to pursue it a bit further.

In the current situation, I think the person who created the topic would like to keep posting to it, but keep other posters out.

I don't know (and rather doubt) if such a feature is available, but figured it would not hurt to ask.

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#343 2020-10-28 07:02:34

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut ... I deleted a post by

ID: Les
http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p173457


Member
From: Czech Republic
Registered: Today
Posts: 1

Index» Interplanetary transportation» warzone
IP: Host is in Atlanta Georgia

Please  consider banning this ID.

Thanks!
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#344 2020-10-28 18:32:07

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Re: Housekeeping

I think only mods or admins can do so with regards to only a single users topic posting and even another of those can still make entries into it. The normal member does not see those functions from what I recall with the topic close function.

Ban completed and also a good dozen more for the last few days worth of new registrants.

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#345 2020-10-28 18:42:59

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re #344

Thanks for the reply re topic management ...

And thanks for taking care of "Les" and others ....

The videos are accumulating at the Mars 2020 web site.  Since I missed seeing most of them during the live event, I'm looking forward to seeing them in coming days.

RobertDyck is really building up a solid looking concept!  He needs professional level assistance, so I hope we (all forum members) can recruit retired experts in the many fields that are needed, to provide pro bono tips to move the project along.

There should be NO need to pay anyone to do anything to realize this project.  The numbers of highly qualified retired experts needed is in thousands, and we need to catch them during the golden window between retirement and the time when they are ready to ** really ** relax.

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#346 2020-10-29 20:29:50

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Re: Housekeeping

Subaru finally had the head gaskets fail but I am using the back up vehicle that needs some work temporarily until we can get the engine pulled to get it fixed.
Temporary vehicle is having misfires that set the engine repair soon indicator to flashing....of course need to pull the intake manifold to get to the coil and plugs for the side that is indicated to be failing....

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#347 Yesterday 05:28:38

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re 346 and other topics updated recently ...

Best wishes for a smooth and rapid head gasket replacement procedure. 

Regarding My Hacienda ... thanks for an interesting (and helpful) suggestion ... until now the list of specializations has NOT included any of the emergency services that any community needs, let alone an advanced one in a hostile environment.  Please think about the specializations you'd like to see. I'll do the same. A starting list would include the basics: fire and medical. For Mars, we'd add radiation (monitoring, alert, shelter), and atmosphere (monitoring, alert, shelter).   There are probably numerous others that need to be included.

In Void's topic, about water ... that was an interesting observation ... Void is touchy about anyone posting in his topics.

Regarding the Mars 2020 videos ... Interesting question about transcripts ... this is an (almost) entirely volunteer activity.  Any volunteer with lots of time could take on transcriptions as a labor of love.  The highest priority would (presumably) editing the video recordings to make the individual sessions available.

Thanks for explaining why you've held back support of the video watching schedule proposal.

Elon Musk is looking for "volunteers" to test the beta version of his Starlink system.  Cost is (reported to be) $99 per month and just under $1000 for equipment. 

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#348 Yesterday 11:48:26

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Re: Housekeeping

For SpaceNut re new user FriendOfQuark#1

I set up this User ID in case I can persuade a member of the investment community to participate in the forum at some point.

At this point, this person is willing to be quoted, but not interested in participating directly.

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#349 Today 05:42:55

tahanson43206
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I'd like to welcome iminfornow, who posted a first message in a Mars Governance topic.

Thanks for this interesting contribution, and for your comments about the Starlink initiative.

Do you have any other interests you would like to develop in this forum?

Hopefully Administrator SpaceNut will be along soon to extend a welcome as well.

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