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  1. The news forum is set to default by the order threads were started, so old stuff doesn't come back up to the top all the time. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll see a bunch of pulldown menus one of those says "order: topic started", change that to "order: last post" and click "go" and it'll go back to normal. hover over previews would be nice, but in the age of tabbed browsing not really essential and would probably mean another chunk of custom code to be re-worked when the forum software is upgraded.

  2. When I bought my ACM acog(the version with no backup sights, not the NSN) it worked out at half the price of the G&P one.

     

    The scope itself works pretty good, decent eye relief so you can use it with goggles on, doesn't fog up etc, but the base/peep hole needed filing and I had to drill holes for it to line up right inside my carry handle, the rail grabber its on work great if you want to use it low on the rail though.

  3. So we're saying that it's beyond the average Arnies user to tick a box to save a message if required?

    IMO it would work better as an opt in system, not the default, as while the majority of users would know how it worked there would still be a significant number or new users or folk who didn't read the updates (there are still folk who don't know the rep system is gone for instance).

     

    If someone's away for a month clearing out their inbox starting from the oldest messages would cause problems too, say for instance person X posts a thread selling an AEG, and person Y pms them an offer, unfortunately X gets stuck working on a boat for 12 weeks when they thought they were only on for 3, and goes on a cruise for a few weeks and comes back to find a lower offer from person Z posted in the thread days/weeks after, but Y's has been deleted. X accepts or is discussing terms with Z when along comes Y to reiterate his earlier, higher, offer, X continues with Z's offer and Y gets cranky cos he feels ignored, or he takes Y's offer and Z throws a hissy fit about gazumping, and reports it to the mods, who are stuck between a rock and a hard place due to there being nothing to show either way (although as a sales mod its you that it makes more work for so you've probably thought about that ).

     

    It works for Ebay because they're a site dedicated to sales, so they have a record of offers separate from the messaging system, yes there are the classified up in the corner here which is essentially the same thing, but it would seem, just from the volume of items posted for sale and number of completed sales, folks prefer to use the old sales forums.

  4. It might not be a great idea to have that set as default, since its entirely possible that many members (especially new ones) wouldn't know, combine this with the seemingly recent increase in con artists, and you have some real problems E.G. someone joins, buys something off the forums, doesn't receive it and waits a week or two, we all know what parcelfarce are like, maybe his cheque took a few days to clear etc, or something, then posts asking for help and looks in his inbox for the evidence but the PM with the details in has vanished.

     

    Alternatively you could just bin your old mail and stop being so nice that everyone wants to PM you :P .

  5. Sounds like a DNS problem, Contact your service provider's help line and inform them of the problem first.

     

    A quick fix/test when it happens is use "208.100.20.35" in the address bar in place of "www.arniesairsoft.co.uk" EG the adress bar to this topic would read: 'http://208.100.20.35/forums/index.php?showtopic=118832' you'll probably have to log in again since cookies won't transfer over. If you get arnies to load on the IP its definitely a dns fault.

     

    More long term (and less hassle in the long run if it happens frequently and your service provider doesn't fix it) is simply to set your internet connection to use a different dns server, Goto the control panel in your start menu, then network connections, then right click on the one you're using and select properties, make sure you're in the "networking" or "general" tab if networking isn't there. From whichever is aplicable you should see a box with a list of stuff including "file and printer sharing" and "QOS packet scheduler", at the bottom of the list should be "tcp/ip configuration" double click that and you'll see another window with ip setings and dns settings, un-check "obtain dns automatically" and check "use the following dns server address". You should be able to find a bunch of DNS server IPs on google if you type in 'Hawaii DNS server IP' just remember not to use one's listed as being your Service provider's or else the problem will more than likely persist.

  6. Two ways, off the top of my head Megatron and Soundwave didn't need to Create or destroy Mass to shrink.

     

    Tighter Molecular bonds- molecules are like gassey cloud things, that sortof float next to each other, instead of floating next to each other the floated inside each other, taking up less space.

     

    They didn't destroy or create mass, they just didn't use all of it all the time, they sent the extra back/forward/sideways in time.

  7. Try this list of servers on quakenet Jim , best try the yankee ones first, connect to the servers rather than irc.quakenet.org or type "/server example.quakenet.org"*.

     

    Some servers limit the geographic areas that they accept connections from because generally if you try to connect from very far away you get a slow, laggy connection. However the irc.quakenet domain redirects to the first server that returns a ping, which would sorta suggest that you'd have a better connection although not always the case.

     

     

    *The first person to post saying they get time-outs from example.quakenet will be flayed alive and rolled in salt.

  8. The ICS mech will only work properly in an ICS receiver, due to the way the forward assist works, how the stock attaches and the fact its actually very slightly longer than a marui mech (or copy thereof). You can get the same features by fitting a PCG pro-win gearbox, although the gearbox costs $230 and there's a lot of work involved.

  9. Fareast you've taken the wrong bit off dude. :P

     

    Pop the sliding stock off the tube by pulling down on the rocker and take the end off the tube by undoing the screw revealed inside the last notch for the stock, look inside the tube and down the end you'll see a screw.

     

    Undo this and the widget that fits inside the gap on the back of the receiver and attaches by the flat head screw comes off the other end, this is the bit you fiddle with to screw a TM style tube on.

  10. Okay, Part of the internet magics of IRC doesn't always work, the xombo domain is dependant on the host of xombo's website so connecting to irc.xombo.com doesn't work if the website is out for any reason cos it won't redirect you to the server, irc.arniesairsoft.co.uk points to irc.xombo.com too so any problem you experience connecting to xombo with mIRC or trillian etc will more than likely occur with the java ap as well.

     

    However typing "/server 72.20.27.124" in any IRC client should solve this problem, assuming the server is actually running.

  11. Your rep bar looks different cos its not got the + and - buttons on either side, cos giving yourself rep would just be silly. The warning system is a separate entity, only you and the mods can see your warn record which is why you can't see anyone elses. To give a rep point you click on the box to the side of someone's rep bar with the + on it for a positive rep, and the box with the - for a negative rep. If you don't have + and - buttons something's gone runny in the forums magic.

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