Did this forum die when I was not looking?!?!!?

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Wednesday, February 15 2017, 10:02 PM
Where the heck is everyone?

this is your place to hang guys and gals,

but you need to keep it going!

Is anyone doing anything?

Photos or it didn't happen!

Anyone welding or building or just hanging our?!?
I love my job!

AHP Alpha Tig 200x Everlast PowerTig 255EXT Everlast PowerMTS 251si
Miller Syncrowave 200 Millermatic 251
www.kevincaron.com
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    Thursday, February 16 2017, 05:58 AM - #permalink
    A lot of forums are suffering from slow posts.Some of it is due to winter, some due to facebook, Some due to the bad feelings and intolerance of others viewpoint around the election. Not having a facebook page, I have avoided all the sillyness and hard feelings.
    With the number of choices of forums on any subject, There seems to be a shift from forum membership to google,bing, and the host of other search engines for look up what I need and be done with it!
    I know on a forum for Desert Eagle .50's I'm on I seem to be the only one that has continued to post, most have been about how to reloading the ammo. Even the guy that owns the forum has posted less and less ;)
    "Don't be the deer in the head lights, of the Kenworth of life" Clint Smith

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    Thursday, February 16 2017, 10:59 AM - #permalink
    What can we do to get the members posting again?

    Hate to see all the work we have done here go to waste.

    I know the new forum is in the works but can't let this place die.
    I love my job!

    AHP Alpha Tig 200x Everlast PowerTig 255EXT Everlast PowerMTS 251si
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Millermatic 251
    www.kevincaron.com
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    Thursday, February 16 2017, 01:01 PM - #permalink
    Hey Kevin,

    I wanted to thank you for getting out the Welder I bought from you. It’s great. However, since the 200x is an ac/dc tig welder, I just ran into a very weird problem. I’ve been using AC to weld a bunch of aluminum and I wanted to try some steel. So, I changed settings and hooked the machine up to 120v DC and nothing happened but I got a bunch of smoke out the back of the welder. Before I try it again, is there anything I should do different????
    Thanks,
    Pete
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    Thursday, February 16 2017, 03:41 PM - #permalink
    Well I stop by now and then to see if they got the site running right. They don't still can't post pictures. Can't get logged in or out a lot of times. So its slid in and out to see what going on.

    120 DC yea right :D :D :D :D :D
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    Consumables for the PT and IPT torch's.
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    Thursday, February 16 2017, 06:41 PM - #permalink
    Pete,

    Please call tech support ASAP!!

    Do not turn on that machine again until you talk to me or tech support!
    I love my job!

    AHP Alpha Tig 200x Everlast PowerTig 255EXT Everlast PowerMTS 251si
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Millermatic 251
    www.kevincaron.com
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    Sunday, February 19 2017, 09:30 AM - #permalink
    Perhaps free doughnuts?
    Steve
    Miller Dialarc 250
    Lincoln Ranger 250
    Longevity TigWeld 200DX
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    Sunday, February 19 2017, 03:15 PM - #permalink
    Yeah,

    It seems to me that the inability to post photos directly to the forum pretty much killed off the traffic, or at least the posting.

    I mean, the Everlast Forum used to be a lot busier, until it lost the ability to post photos for a while. And now that it's working well again, the traffic and threads are pretty dead there too.

    But, even WeldingWeb seems slow lately.

    I mean, as an Everlast TIG user, I wish the Everlast Forum would take off some more, since Everlast and other newer unit names still seem to be greenlighted for ridicule and biased moderation at some non-specific welding forums, but which I don't mind refuting any nonsense about such.

    Not this forum though, as members here don't seem to promote so-called "imported" units as being necessarily inferior to most others, which is refreshing.

    Unless it's one of those units produced and imported from the Martian sector of the Solar System... They're bad!

    Wheeee, this welding stuff is fun!
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    Monday, February 20 2017, 02:59 PM - #permalink
    Last time I looked most if not all of the big dogs no matter what color low end machines are made side by side in the same factories. Bottom line with the manufactures overseas is what color, name, what grade of quality, what bells and whistles you what, along with the last to items which is how many containers and when are you sending the wire transfer to their bank!
    Along with the fact that most home shop whackers aren't using the machines 18 hours a day. So as long as the price points are the way they are it's not a problem:)
    As to photos and hosting they eat up bandwith and server space. I have to say that Flicker has one Tetra bit of storage for free. Yes you have their information and your info in the link but you can remover both and it doesn't affect it's operation or posting.
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/458/31769850061_e5d2d881d5_z.jpgFullSizeRender by [url=https://]GlenXxx/url], on Flickr with I have disabled the links. It takes back to the albums and your flicker home page, I found out that too many wack jobs try to contact or leave stupid tags comments.
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/458/31769850061_e5d2d881d5_z.jpg without
    "Don't be the deer in the head lights, of the Kenworth of life" Clint Smith

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    Monday, February 20 2017, 08:22 PM - #permalink
    I use Photobucket and have not had a single problem.

    Not sure how I would feel about someone posting photos on my server right from their computer.
    I love my job!

    AHP Alpha Tig 200x Everlast PowerTig 255EXT Everlast PowerMTS 251si
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Millermatic 251
    www.kevincaron.com
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    Tuesday, February 21 2017, 05:20 AM - #permalink
    On the bucket I'm over 85% full so they do bother you with pop ups to upgrade to their paid service and to buy prints etc.;)
    "Don't be the deer in the head lights, of the Kenworth of life" Clint Smith

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    Tuesday, February 21 2017, 08:39 AM - #permalink
    Thats something I don't need another site and password to remember or look up everytime I want to post a picture.

    Also if you delete your pictures from photobucket they get deleted most places you posted them. So to keep them you have to get the paid service.
    www.georgesplasmacuttershop.com

    Tec.Mo. Wholesale Distributor and Dealer
    Consumables for the PT and IPT torch's.
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    Tuesday, February 21 2017, 02:37 PM - #permalink
    Nope you just don't exceed your maximum storage amount. I have some on the bucket for 18 years and it is the free one. Foxfire can store the passwords and log on for sites This is my 5th computer that has had them on/in the browser. went thru 4 PC and now this MAC;)
    "Don't be the deer in the head lights, of the Kenworth of life" Clint Smith

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    Tuesday, February 21 2017, 04:15 PM - #permalink
    Yeah,

    Virtually all of the welding forums accept photos posted directly to their servers.

    So, that's a standard, to me.

    And, yeah, my Mac and Safari browser stores passwords just fine.

    But, I just don't think another account or service is called for to post photos on a forum.

    I mean, I generally pare down and upload photos at about 8x10" @ 72dpi, which usually equates to about 1MB per photo. That way they seem more fitting on a browser window and aren't needlessly bloated in file size or resolution that can't be seen on screen anyway.
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    Tuesday, February 21 2017, 04:22 PM - #permalink
    I guess it works for a lot of people. In my line of work I down load and take about 500 pictures a month, I save a lot of them on thumb drives the rest on a backup hard drive on my pc. I used to have to write thing down and draw pictures for reference its a lot easier now.
    www.georgesplasmacuttershop.com

    Tec.Mo. Wholesale Distributor and Dealer
    Consumables for the PT and IPT torch's.
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