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    Default New members-only forums

    Our two new members-only forums, primarily intended for the committee to be able to discuss its business openly in front of our membership, are now fully up and running. If you're a Member of GAGB, as opposed to solely being a Forum User, you should be able to see the new forums. If you can't then please post here or PM me. Thanks!

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    Not seeing them, as I'm listed as a forum member (joined back in '06).

    Looking through the memberlist, only a handful of usernames are down as a GAGB Member. Hopefully Stuart is still chasing this?

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    We are in the process of debating and trialling some changes to the way that embership of the GAGB is recorded. This will be debated in the members forum. I have corrected your membership status for you as you joined prior to the 3rd May 2008.

    Due to the number of inactive forum accounts it was decided to change the accounts that were definitely members (who had registered recently) and to do the rest as and when they return to the forum.

    I hope that you enjoy and contribute to the new members forum.
    "I Cache, therefore I am"

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    Your membership thingy says that I'm a member of the GAGB but I don't see any 'members only' forum. Where should I be looking?

    Membership Details
    Forum username 'pharisee'
    Forum Joined Date: June 6, 2003, 6:51 am
    GAGB Member:Yes
    Last edited by Pharisee; 26th January 2009 at 10:11 AM.
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    On the main forum page, just above this General Geocaching topic, you should see two topics:

    Members' Chat
    Committee Discussions


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    On the main forum page, just above this General Geocaching topic, you should see two topics:

    Members' Chat
    Committee Discussions

    Ahh.... got 'em. Some bright spark had painted them green so they merged into the background Thanks for the pointer...
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    That's just traditional geocaching camo: you should be able to spot such hidden items by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharisee View Post
    Your membership thingy says that I'm a member of the GAGB but I don't see any 'members only' forum. Where should I be looking?

    Membership Details
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    Forum Joined Date: June 6, 2003, 6:51 am
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    You should be sorted now so that you can see and use them.
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    I complained days ago............still a Forum member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost in Space View Post
    I complained days ago............still a Forum member.
    You're showing to me as a GAGB Member...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost in Space View Post
    I complained days ago............still a Forum member.
    Sorry about the delay, Lost in Space. Our IT Guru's are working their little cotton socks off, It'll be sorted very soon.
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

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    Not wishing to cause a rumpus, but it would appear that quite a few "members", notably the longest standing, were not invited to vote at the last election.
    Given the low voting numbers what does this do to the validity of the last election?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost in Space View Post
    Not wishing to cause a rumpus, but it would appear that quite a few "members", notably the longest standing, were not invited to vote at the last election.
    Given the low voting numbers what does this do to the validity of the last election?
    I didn't realise anybody had been invited to vote....
    Bill did a very good job of reminding people both here and on the Groundspeak forums at every stage in the process, and I would imagine that most people with an interest found out that way.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost in Space View Post
    Not wishing to cause a rumpus, but it would appear that quite a few "members", notably the longest standing, were not invited to vote at the last election.
    Given the low voting numbers what does this do to the validity of the last election?
    Members were asked to check their membership at the time of the election

    http://forums.gagb.co.uk/showpost.ph...4&postcount=49

    Using the form provided in the post above. Membership of the GAGB is annual and needs to be renewed.

    The form checks you membership, then presents you with

    "I wish to renew my annual membership of the GAGB:"

    I've just tested this using 'Lost in Space' and renewal of your membership was accepted and a notification e-mail sent to the e-mail address help as part of your forum membership.

    Cheers

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    As a point of clarification, completion of the GAGB membership verification form

    http://www.gagb.co.uk/gagb/membership/

    Will query the database of GAGB members at or prior to 9am BST on 3rd May 2008.

    To continue your membership, and be granted access to the members only forums you need to check the

    "I wish to renew my annual membership of the GAGB:" box.

    At this point you will receive a confirmation e-mail, and details of your membership will be forwarded to the membership department, who will endevour to change your forums membership to reflect your (re)newed membership of the GAGB. This may however take some time , as we've typically got day jobs, or might not even be in the same timezone.

    We aprreciate that the current membership system has problems, and are working to resolve these in the near future, I can however say that it's not going to be an overnight fix.

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    Again, not trying to cause a rumpus, (honestly), the following does not help me:-

    [quote=StuartP;28634]Members were asked to check their membership at the time of the election

    http://forums.gagb.co.uk/showpost.ph...4&postcount=49

    Using the form provided in the post above. Membership of the GAGB is annual and needs to be renewed.

    The form checks you membership, then presents you with

    "I wish to renew my annual membership of the GAGB:"

    I've just tested this using 'Lost in Space' and renewal of your membership was accepted and a notification e-mail sent to the e-mail address help as part of your forum membership.

    Cheers

    Stuart [quote]

    The records did not show me as a member, as such I did not receive the e-mail requesting me to confirm my membership, so how could I renew it?

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    I've sent you a PM to try and understand further why you're having problems.

    Thanks

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartP View Post
    Members were asked to check their membership at the time of the election

    http://forums.gagb.co.uk/showpost.ph...4&postcount=49

    Using the form provided in the post above. Membership of the GAGB is annual and needs to be renewed.

    The form checks you membership, then presents you with

    "I wish to renew my annual membership of the GAGB:"

    I've just tested this using 'Lost in Space' and renewal of your membership was accepted and a notification e-mail sent to the e-mail address help as part of your forum membership.

    Cheers

    Stuart
    Hmm! I think I must have missed something as I couldn't understand why, although I could see the heading for the new forum, I couldn't see any threads.

    I knew that I was a member as I had been so for several years and I voted in the election. However I just checked the membership page and I saw:
    Membership Details
    Forum username 'the hornet'
    Forum Joined Date: June 3, 2008, 1:39 pm
    GAGB Member: No

    To join the GAGB please complete the following information

    etc...
    Strange! Anyway I'll just go and re-join in the hope of seeing what I'm missing.

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    Hmm! (again ) I tried renewing and got the message:
    Membership of GAGB

    GAGB Membership confirmation and renewal.
    Membership Details

    Please ensure that you have entered a membership name.
    Is this right? I've had no confirmation e-mail.

    Edit to say that I now have access so thanks whoever fixed it for me
    Last edited by The Hornet; 27th January 2009 at 12:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hornet View Post
    Hmm! (again ) I tried renewing and got the message:

    Is this right? I've had no confirmation e-mail.

    Edit to say that I now have access so thanks whoever fixed it for me
    Well, the coding involved is beyond me, so let's just say that I did a string and elastic band job...
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    There do seem to be some misalignment between the GAGB membership database and the website. (I also get a no when I check)

    However I've had an email confirming membership, so am not fussed.

    Keep up the good work. opcorn::socool:
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    Ok.

    We've done some work, and hopefully the membership checking is now correct.

    Anyone one who has renewed their membership, or has joined since the 1st October 2008 will be listed as a member. All others need to renew their membership.

    Note that it is still a manual task to add new or renewing members to the GAGB member group on the forums.

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    Although I am listed as a GAGB supporter I got this when I checked h34r:



    I have clicked on join but have not had a confirmation email yet :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Our two new members-only forums, primarily intended for the committee to be able to discuss its business openly in front of our membership, are now fully up and running. If you're a Member of GAGB, as opposed to solely being a Forum User, you should be able to see the new forums. If you can't then please post here or PM me. Thanks!

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    I'm not sure if what I'm doing is right or not - I can see the links for the 2 new forums, but when I go into them I can see no threads or messages.

    Rgds, Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    I'm not sure if what I'm doing is right or not - I can see the links for the 2 new forums, but when I go into them I can see no threads or messages.

    Rgds, Andy
    According to your avatar you are only a Forum Member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost in Space View Post
    According to your avatar you are only a Forum Member.
    I've done everything I can to be a member . I joined in the period when membership was automatic, I voted in the elections, I made a donation a few months ago and I renewed my membership this morning. I guess I've got lost in the changes .

    Rgds, Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    I've done everything I can to be a member . I joined in the period when membership was automatic, I voted in the elections, I made a donation a few months ago and I renewed my membership this morning. I guess I've got lost in the changes .

    Rgds, Andy
    Andy, sorry, you seem to have been another victim of the teething troubles. I think it's sorted now, but if it isn't either post here again or PM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matrix View Post
    Although I am listed as a GAGB supporter I got this when I checked h34r:



    I have clicked on join but have not had a confirmation email yet :cheers:
    Mike, try the form again.

    I just put your user name in and got the following:

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    Membership Details Forum username 'matrix'
    Forum Joined Date: March 22, 2004, 12:38 pm
    GAGB Member: Yes
    Membership Renewed: 2009-01-28 21:20:59
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Mike, try the form again.

    I just put your user name in and got the following:

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    Membership Details Forum username 'matrix'
    Forum Joined Date: March 22, 2004, 12:38 pm
    GAGB Member: Yes
    Membership Renewed: 2009-01-28 21:20:59
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    I get that as well now Cheers Bill :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    I'm not sure if what I'm doing is right or not - I can see the links for the 2 new forums, but when I go into them I can see no threads or messages.

    Rgds, Andy
    Hi

    I have the same problem as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanidea View Post
    Hi

    I have the same problem as well.

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    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Andy, sorry, you seem to have been another victim of the teething troubles. I think it's sorted now, but if it isn't either post here again or PM me.
    Thanks Bill .

    Rgds, Andy

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    Like others I can see the new forum but not the topics

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    Andy33, you need to renew your membership using the form at the following address as it is showing you as a forum member but not a GAGB member:

    http://gagb.co.uk/gagb/membership/

    Once you register there may be a slight delay as the forum account settings are changed manually.

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    Thanks Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy33 View Post
    Thanks Ian
    No problem, glad to see its sorted for you now.

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    I must have missed something somewhere as I thought I was a member - I never realised I had to renew annually. I was reading the thread about the elections and thought "what elections" so now I know why.

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