And there it was - gone !

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I think the "Quote" is still one of the missing functions.

As is a preview facility.

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The quote function was deliberately removed a while back due to misuse.

Was it ever reinstated?

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Laurence,

I have the same issue as you with Private Messages. I have two conversations running but the 'flag' shows 2 unread messages. I know one has been read, and the other is my unanswered message to jamesm which may, or may not, have been read. I don't know what the unread message counter is counting!

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Jamesm, if you are reading this, can you please confirm whether or not you have read my PM to you?

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Khalem is alive (yay!) but will apparently be working on "content."

Which tells me that is a whole lot more important than the "content" that Key Aero's dwindling number of forum users provide for FREE.

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It's not ridiculous at all. I get plenty of time to read it standing in Sainsbury's while the kids choose a bag of plastic with a small magazine inside each. I just don't pay for it any more. 

That's also the reason Key don't want this forum any more - they can make more money with teaser articles leading to 'premium' content. Of course they think 'closure due to lack of interest' plays better than sudden removal, so they deliberately don't fix the problems. Have you noticed how the one person supposedly dealing with this has now been moved to 'content'?

Key have been moving away from 'by enthusiasts for enthusiasts' towards 'by business school graduates for suckers' for a while now. The only bright spot is the improvement a couple of years ago in the quality of research and writing in 'Aeroplane'. 

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I hope you’re wrong Beermat, but my efforts to contact jamesm by Private Message have so far proved to be of little avail. My first messages were acknowledged but there has been no response to my last request made nearly four weeks ago for further information, and I don’t know whether this last message has been read as My Account shows two unread messages. Maybe like Khalem, jamesm has been assigned to other duties?

At the risk of having this post deleted, I am therefore listing again the more significant outstanding matters mentioned by forum members on the deleted thread which require attention if this forum is to function as it should.

 

‘Subscribed’ threads to be reinstated [originally proposed for next update, but not included]

e-mail notification facility for new posts on subscribed threads

Private messages require e-mail notification facility for new messages

Unread private messages count appears not to be reflecting read messages

Content of My Account (historic private messages) no longer available

Restoration of number of views of thread [previously indicated to be included in a future update]

Restoration of number of views of photos/images [previously indicated to be included in a future update]

Restoration of numbering of posts to facilitate cross-referencing

Facility to allow posting of video playback

 

In the absence of a webmaster who can be contacted by Private Message, could someone at Key please make themselves known to us and indicate the intentions regarding the above matters?

 

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I know how you guys feel.....

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By: Peter - 19th February 2020 at 00:00

I know how you guys feel.....

 

Whilst I think about it, Peter, are you still a moderator and, if the rôle remains extant, are you the last survivor of that species? The 'old names', of those who moderated in the past, seem to be singularly absent from, at least, the Historic Aviation forum.

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Yep still here as are a couple of others... like you lot..we await developments

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It isn’t going to change , otherwise it would have already happened. There has been plenty of time for Key to rectify things by now, so we will have to resign ourselves that this is the way things are. Pity really, as so many seem to have migrated elsewhere.

I do not understand the logic of it but there must be a reason I suppose for the forum being as it is.

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By: Peter - 20th February 2020 at 01:20

..... like you lot ..... we await developments

 

That sounds a good epitaph for a gravestone ..... 'awaiting developments'! 😏

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As Sopwith noted above, all you need to do is look at the number of forums with NO new comments, for weeks at a time ...