What's happened to the Forum?

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Curiously, I have been trying

Curiously, I have been trying to add a new forum topic - ironically on the new Gramophone Club - but every time I start to write a subject title I get sent to a page telling me about new subscription options. A subtle form of censorship? I may have to sneak my posting in here rather than try a new topic!

Problem Creating a New Thread

Hi PG!

I've had exactly the same problem as you (see my Post 7 above).  As you can see I normally use Chrome as my browser on a Mac.  That problem is widespread: all sorts of things, like asking to see information on text formats, sends up that box! However when I use Safari as browser all those problems disappear.  I don't know what computer/browser you are using but you could try changing your browser.

Good luck, and welcome back!

Chris

Chris A.Gnostic

Chris

Chris

I'm away from home and I'm using Safari on an iPad. I suppose I could try Chrome, though your experience suggests that ain't going to work.

Thanks for your help.

Paul

How odd!

That's odd: it works fine for me with Safari but not with Chrome.  I've no other suggestions, sorry.  If you want to start a thread though, send me an opening heading in this thread and I'll post it under the right subject, and then you can add whatever you like.

They have to solve this though.

Chris

Chris A.Gnostic

Not any more!

Now it doesn't let me start a new thread even from Safari. I give up!

Chris A.Gnostic

Don't give up...yet!

Chris, Paul, I do not use either Chrome or Safari (I still use some more "traditional" browsers) and, so far, I have not encountered any problem, either by posting or initiating a new thread (I have started only one, though).

I did not use a Mac either (and I detest I-Pod).

So, it seems to me that there is not a dead end...yet.

Anyway, it would be pity, to say the least, if, eventually, the reborn, refreshed forum proved to be, so soon, moribund. Let's not let it happen!

Parla

Thread problem

That's interesting Parla.  It rather suggests that the problem may be confined to Apple-based devices.  We have no Windows computers in our house so I can't test any further.  

However when I did manage to start a new thread I had some 'Views' left in my Safari browser and I think starting a thread used one up. Now I have none left and cannot start a thread at all.

Anyway, if I remember rightly, the Gramophone people all use Macs now so should be able to solve things.

If no reply appears here I'll send an E-mail to Luca!!

Still working on Mendelssohn!

All the best,

Chris

Chris A.Gnostic

Out of sight, out of mind.

I guess this rather long interruption in the operation of forum had some inevitable consequences. The most obvious and quite significant: out of sight out of mind! Quite a few of standard and occasional members lost the interest to find out what really happened to the forum and, possibly, they never managed to comprehend the actual reasons of this..."maintenance, renovation etc." of it.

Besides, on its return, the forum does not seem to operate easily (let alone better) for the few of us who tried to participate again. (The "edit button" is a setback in the proper functioning of the forum, for example).

I sincerely hope even the very few of us, still present, will try to keep it alive with the view to inviting more of the old or even new members of it. However, the role of the esteemed Gramophone Team is utterly important in projecting the actual improvements of the renewed forum.

We'll see...

Best wishes,

Parla

 

If Chris or Parla could repost this where it belongs, please?

The system still won't let me create a new topic, so I'm hoping some kind person will copy'n'paste this appropriately. Title should be 'The new Gramophone Club'.

 

I guess I'm a prime target for the new Club - I've been buying and reading every issue loyally for over 40 years, and have no intention of stopping. I used to go with friends to the Awards ceremony every year until it was turned into a prohibitively expensive event. But should I join the Club? I switched to a digital subscription a couple of years ago - I read lots of magazines on my iPad - and this currently costs me £40. As far as I can see, my new price including the Club is £75. For this I will get the admittedly useful proper search functionality, and membership of the Club. But there's previous little information about what the Club is going to offer to justify a near-doubling in subscription - just vague promises of things under development. I don't feel that's quite good enough - what do other regular readers think?

Paul

Over to you Parla!

Sorry PJ, I can't start a new thread either!

Parla you are the only hope!

Let's hope the Gramophone people sort this out soon!!!!! Please!

Chris

Chris A.Gnostic

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