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Do you wanna be in our gang?

Posted 04-12-2013 at 13:32 by ben

Well, believe it or not, I think I've finally found a good use for the social groups!

They will now be used as a "Register" of sorts, to see who has what

If you scroll to the bottom of a model forum, you'll now see a new box which lists a random lot of 10 people who are also "Members".



So - to get yourself in the list, click the link in the title of the new box, then click "Yes" when it asks for confirmation

Over time, this will allow us to build an accurate picture of who drives what - also giving us the ability to contact groups of model owners directly (for photo shoots as an example) - rather than posting a thread and hoping people read it.
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  1. Old Comment
    Most Easterly Pandas's Avatar
    I'm confused
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    Posted 04-12-2013 at 23:46 by Most Easterly Pandas Most Easterly Pandas is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    I think you're already in the relevant groups

    Going to refine the joining part a bit, maybe tomorrow, so you can join directly from the forum page.
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    Posted 05-12-2013 at 05:51 by ben ben is offline
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    Ok, made it much easier - if you're not already in the group, it will automatically fill in the joining link
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    Posted 05-12-2013 at 14:41 by ben ben is offline
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    Got it! Just joined the Panda 2012 group. It's lonely in there.

    when I now scroll to the bottom, it still says "no one in the group"

    Scrub that, seems to take a few minutes (10) to update.
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    Posted 05-12-2013 at 21:55 by deeyup deeyup is offline
    Updated 05-12-2013 at 22:17 by deeyup
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    ben's Avatar
    Yeah, cache updates every 10 mins - keeps database load down
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    Posted 06-12-2013 at 05:42 by ben ben is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Ok, updated all that - it now refreshes instantly - and put a nice picture here too so you can see what I'm talking about
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 05:54 by ben ben is offline
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    homeward's Avatar

    Problem with the Panda (Classic) group...?

    I'm getting this message when I try to 'join' the classic Panda group:
    homeward, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
    ...and I own three of the things...!

    Had no problems with the Panda or Punto Mk2/b groups, though....
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 08:54 by homeward homeward is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    This is very strange - can you confirm the link that you're trying to go to is : http://www.fiatforum.com/group.php?do=join&groupid=6

    That error usually means you are already in the group, but I see you aren't....
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 09:01 by ben ben is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Ah no wait! I see the problem - you were the original moderator for that group, so when I did the switch over - it went all squiffy.

    There will be a few more issues like that with other users - but yours is now sorted
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 09:03 by ben ben is offline
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    grimwau's Avatar
    Ben, are the Abarth 500 and Fiat 500 in the same group?
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 17:29 by grimwau grimwau is offline
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    Hello all, I'm new to the forum. I live in Kensington, CT and this morning I bought a 1975 Fiat Spyder convertible. I'm in my 60s and have owned many old cars but never a Fiat, so I have much to learn. Given the model I have, where on the site would you suggest be a good place to begin?
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 18:33 by RedSpyder RedSpyder is offline
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    homeward's Avatar
    Ta!
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 18:43 by homeward homeward is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by grimwau View Comment
    Ben, are the Abarth 500 and Fiat 500 in the same group?
    No - separate. Every forum has its own group
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    Posted 07-12-2013 at 22:45 by ben ben is offline
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    Razman's Avatar
    This new group system, at the bottom of the cinq forum,
    It says:

    "These members all own cinquecento/seicentos - if you do too, click here to get yourself listed!" But when I click it, it says:

    "Razman, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:"

    I've read the reasons and I don't really apply to either.

    [petergriffin] What's going on here? [/petergriffin]

    I believe this is the same problem as homewards.
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    Posted 08-12-2013 at 22:06 by Razman Razman is offline
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    grimwau's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by ben View Comment
    No - separate. Every forum has its own group
    OK! I was just confused that when I clicked on the A500 one there were loads of people I didn't recognise and when I clicked on the 500 one there were three A500 owners listed in the pics at the top, RUI. Chas and myself.
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    Posted 09-12-2013 at 08:22 by grimwau grimwau is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Razman View Comment
    This new group system, at the bottom of the cinq forum,
    It says:

    "These members all own cinquecento/seicentos - if you do too, click here to get yourself listed!" But when I click it, it says:

    "Razman, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:"

    I've read the reasons and I don't really apply to either.

    [petergriffin] What's going on here? [/petergriffin]

    I believe this is the same problem as homewards.
    Ok! Found the issue - it was due to having requested to join the group before, but not been authorised yet

    I've now batched everyone in - so that issue shouldn't happen for anyone again
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    Posted 10-12-2013 at 09:17 by ben ben is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Also added a link to the right hand side (two people icon) which allows you to see how many people are in the group without needing to join it
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    Posted 10-12-2013 at 12:37 by ben ben is offline
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    Just done this - it was easy peasy..
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    Posted 17-12-2013 at 19:42 by EvoStevo EvoStevo is offline
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    thaduess

    hi all sorry if im dull but cant find the link thingy to get on to owners group,not computer geared up just a old grease monkey who hung up the overalls some time ago as technology getting more so now gone are the days of if in doubt give it a clout with the good old BIG hammer
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    Posted 18-12-2013 at 17:40 by thadues thadues is offline
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    I we have just purchased a 2000 V ducato motorhome and we need a towing bracket secondhand if poss can anyone help
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    Posted 24-12-2013 at 15:47 by Westonsec Westonsec is offline