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  1. danielplainview

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    There’s been many discussions about making a PipesMag app or changing the website itself. I just want to say, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I like this forum setup just fine. Great layout and it works just fine. My vote is to leave good enough alone. The DGCF forum switched over to Crappatalk a few months back and I’ve had nothing but problems. Pop ads that cannot be closed, and lagging out on site halfway through typing a message. I’m sure there will be many who sing the praises of Tapatalk but I hate it and I have retired from the other forums that use it. Sorry for the rant but I had to say something after another and final visit to a Tapatalk forum.

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    Agreed Seems to work fine for me.

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    Agreed, my online bank changes its web site and it's never any better than the one before, Hell if it ain't broke don't don't screw with it.

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  6. cortezattic

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    I agree. This works fine for me on both the pc and Android tablet.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    So that's where it came from. Good Bye DGCF forum.

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    PM forum is good on the pc and the iPhone without any app optimization...if it's a vote...I say stay the course.

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    What is the DGCF forum?

    Mikethompson, love the Star Trek video.

    I said it on the last thread about this issue, ain't broke, don't fix. The risks out weight the benefits.

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    Totally agree with Dave. Like the site just the way it is.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvkk_Tce0Kc

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    I agree with all of the above.

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    Cell phones are transfer agents of the Romanian Underground who live underground somewhere in the Carpathians until ready to strike the first blow of the revolution, at which point they will materialize as an army by spontaneous evanescent materialization from cell phones. Which phones is still not clear, but they plan to shed the blood of the corpulent bourgeois of the US first. FBI and CIA are working to intercept.

    You are at risk! This is your only warning!

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    Change is the only constant. We either go with it or we get left behind. To make some change on this site would benefit everyone here in the long run. Just sayin’.

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    ^^^ Change, for the sake of change, is just as "thought provoking".

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    We don't need no stinkin' Java or popups.

    But a few tweaks would be nice, such as the ability to mark threads you want ignored, and ones to follow (the email notification doesn't cut it for me).

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    I don't know who everyone is but, I see no point in changing something which works well. And, left behind what? In what way? Are we in a competition?

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    The only change I want is more of it in my pocket!

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    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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    @cigrmaster Dr Grabows Collectors Forum.

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  20. alan73

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    Everything is perfect except uploading pictures, that needs improvement. There has to be a better way to get pictures from iPhone to a thread without taking 7 steps.

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    I don't post from my phone usually, but what system are you using? This is from Imgur

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  22. leatherman

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    Damn, that tobacco looks delicious...

    This forum is great, carry on chaps!

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  23. ssjones

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    The Kaywoodie forum made the same move to Tapatalk, I'm not a fan.

    Al

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    I'm good here.


    Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
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    There has to be a better way to get pictures from iPhone to a thread without taking 7 steps.

    I gave up IPhone in favor of android. It's a snap to upload pics to the forum album.

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  26. luigi

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    Change is the only constant. We either go with it or we get left behind. To make some change on this site would benefit everyone here in the long run.

    So true. Seems this site deserves some modernization. Not saying it's not working but it could be even more convenient and user friendly if it existed also as an app. Not talking about Tapatalk. I would be ready to donate my "2 cents" if a professional needed some support.
    "My lawn"? I'm sure those who contribute or have contributed the most feel like they own it somehow but hey, your great experience which is highly appreciated by many people could look even more impressive with a more modern approach.

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    We don't need no stinkin' Java

    Misread

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    A couple of things like numbering and dating posts, a mark showing you have a post in a thread, having a quote button in a post so you don't have to cut and paste, a notification if someone quotes you, ignore option, better search function, full screen configuration etc.

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  29. cosmicfolklore

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    OMG, why not just a button that puts a random thought into a post, so we don't have to do anything but hit one button?

    I'm in the old man camp, "don't change anything, and Get off my lawn!"

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    Funny...those changes make everything MUCH easier and LESS complicated. I love it here...really do !! But this website is like manual on the column....Totally Outdated.......

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    I give derek a lot of credit for brainstorming those suggestions. Nobel laureate Linus Pauling was asked how he would come up with a great idea. He responded, the trick is to come up with lots of ideas and let the really smart people pick out the good ones.

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  32. cosmicfolklore

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    I like to think that, one day after all of the other forums are nothing but chirping crickets of solitude, they will look back on this one and see what worked best and why we didn't collapse into the abyss with the rest of them. Like when I go to buy a truck, I ask to see all of the trucks that don't have cameras' GPS, or any of the other Demonic stuff that kills vehicles early. The most simple things last much longer.

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    Cosmic, I'm with you on the cameras and that stuff. I bought a Ford Raptor without all that junk in it. But I did get power windows and power brakes....The things I'm talking about are in the power windows level...Here we are using roll down windows..

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  34. anthonyrosenthal74

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    I say, if it isn't broke don't fix it. We all have our own ideas of what may or may not make the forum better, but certainly all of our ideas cannot be implemented. The main aspects of the forum all seem to work smoothly. Creating a new topic is easy, posting on another topic is easy, finding topics is easy, posting photos... well that's pretty easy for the most part once you find an image hosting site that works well for you (piss off Photosuckit), sending a private message is easy, posting links is easy. Basically the forum seems to work as a forum should in my opinion. It is after all a forum. It's not Facebook, Twitter, or Instragram and I think to try and make it more like such would be folly. There will always be improvements to be made, and if the admins see it as necessary then those improvements will be implemented. I, for the most part, regardless of what changes I'd like to see, feel that the forum is just fine as is.

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    I see no need for "bells and whistles" when the basics work fine. Type, hit the "send" button then, remember to proofread, hit edit, make corrections and edits. What could be easier? Proofreading before sending is suggested I suppose.

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    I like this old school format quite a bit. The biggest "modern" feature I miss is the option to go to the first unread posting in a thread you've been following.

    I get mad when my grocery store decides to rearrange. It's never an improvement and now I have to figure out where they moved the string cheese and extra small condoms again...

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    I get mad when my grocery store decides to rearrange. It's never an improvement
    I'm a butcher for a grocery store and I think most of us that work there agree. Every so many months some yahoos that don't work in the stores decide "we're going to move this here, and move this there, and flip flop this and flip flop that... then we're going to discontinue this item even though it sells very well and replace it with this item that we couldn't pay someone to take, and blah blah blah blah blah...." It irritates the customers, and it irritates the employees.

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  38. warren

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    Anthony: You're in the customer service business then there's the guy at corporate who looks at computer projections and such. He's in the profit business and really doesn't care what the customer wants. He's all bottom line, what the suppliers will pay for shelf location and the like. Safeway is doing the same thing in Alaska and I find myself buying more and more through Amazon, much to my chagrin. I'd prefer to keep locals employed but, I won't buy second rate beef and am fairly intolerant when my regular products suddenly disappear.

    I suppose there's a line which "corporate" will not cross but, they do not seem to have found it. At least Safeway/Albertsons hasn't. Somewhere falling customer base v profits have to meet and then the piper must be paid.

    Stay strong laddie, retirement gets closer every hour you work. And look after we, the pesky customer.

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    The biggest "modern" feature I miss is the option to go to the first unread posting in a thread you've been following.

    Jay- On the main forums page, if you click on the far right, where the "time since last posting" is, it will take you to the most recent post......... not sure if that is what you were asking though.

    Example: On the what are you smoking thread, click on the far right, where it says "22 minutes ago", and it will take you to the latest posting. If you click on the thread title it takes you to the first post........

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    I'm a butcher for a grocery store

    Do you use a band saw ? Or a hacksaw ?

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  41. davet

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    I get mad when my grocery store decides to rearrange. It's never an improvement

    My wife mentioned the latest "moving things for no reason" idiocy at the local grocery store included moving tampons to the health food isle. Although I don't understand this practice of changing things for no reason, what I really want to know is who thinks these are health food?

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  42. cosmicfolklore

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    People on pills, cocaine, and LSD invented “health food”... let that sink in for a minute.

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  43. sablebrush52

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    The main page format works just fine. BUT, the PM feature could be a lot better, with the ability to create paragraphs and format properly, and I would love to see a page up or page down next to the posts.

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    And, old format or not, why can't we clean out old messages from our inboxes?

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    why can't we clean out old messages from our inboxes?
    You can, Jay. To the right of each message is a square. You click on those to check the messages you want to delete, scroll down and click "delete messages."

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    Can we just revert to a listserve?

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    You can, Jay. To the right of each message is a square. You click on those to check the messages you want to delete, scroll down and click "delete messages."

    Anthony, that only works with messages that you receive. Messages you send can't be deleted.

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    Anthony, that only works with messages that you receive. Messages you send can't be deleted.
    No. I don't believe you... *exits out of this page.... goes to Private Messages.... scrolls down to Sent Messages... * Aha! You're wrong! Well actually you're mostly right. I have one message I recently sent to Chasingembers that he hasn't read yet that has the option to delete. All the others say n/a where the checked square would be. I'm guessing as soon as that message has been read, the option to delete will disappear.

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    A couple of things like numbering

    You can use the # button under every post to see the post number. Clicking on it will automatically change the url.

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  50. ssjones

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    Every couple of years, Kevin clears out old, Read, Private Messages. That is the only way those messages can be deleted (he posts a warning before deleting).

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  51. mso489

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    I usually don't find upgrades to be improvements. In theory, I would like to be with the cohort that enjoys and embraces change, seeing the inevitable progress with each proclaimed "advance." But that's not my experience. Adaptations to changes take time, and users are lost in the process, and eventually it is often clear that the changes do not introduce a better experience nor efficiency. So I'm dragging my feet hoping that those who crave change will think again. I vote no.

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    This social media thing is just a fad, anyways.

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    Sure, like computers, too. No one will ever need a HDD bigger than 640k.....

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    From what I read regarding cyber-bullying shouldn't it more properly be referred to "anti-social" media?

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    In no way was I disrespecting anyone on DGCF. The Dr Grabow Collectors Forum is home to many great guys I call friends. I give new technology a chance but I’m just frustrated with Tapatalk. I’m a member of the Instagram pipe community and I really enjoy the set up for that site. #latbombs

    Until tapatalk is changed or updated I still say

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