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Not sure how you would fit us all on but a map with members' locations would be good, just to see where we all live (my geography is ok, but could be better). Would give a better idea as to not only literally where everyone is from, but would also give a good idea as to people's motivations for wanting Easterlies, Northerlies, etc. at this time of year.

I know there's a map of member's weather stations, why not member locations? (would have to be zoom-in-able to fit those who wanted onto it)

I'll volunteer myself first for it.

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Perhaps the way to do it CMD is for the map to be divided into discrete areas, say 50 areas, 1,2,3 ... 50. Then everyone puts the appropriate number into their profile relating to the map. That should work.

Could do, it probably isn't wise to put our exact locations on the internet anyway!! :)

Even if it was done by local authority regions, or something like that (something similar to the weather station map)

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I've just been out to help prevent orchards being chopped down, so excuse me if I'm not making much sense :)

I often refer to OON's map to find out where a particular county is. It's invaluable :) (I even discovered Rutland is back!)

And I was also thinking a map showing members locations would be handy. But with 4,500 odd members and counting I can't see how they would comfortably fit on a map of the British Isles. And even if they did, it would have to be 'us' members who put ourselves there - because there's just too many - unless KW, Hemlock or Nick F wanted to do it. :)

I can imagine a map, such as the members weather stations' one (if not the very same :) ), but with a grid overlaying it. If each square in the grid is given a sequential number, say from Lands End to Tugmistress, or whatever, members can then:

Step 1: Look at the map and try to identify where they live with respect to the map

Step2: Read what number is in the little square where they live

Step3: Put that number into the 'From' bit in the Profile

Then, if the link to the map is easily at hand (easier than looking it up in some ancient text - 'AA Great Britain 1805 Road Atlas' in my case - which is sometimes left in the car to help thieves get away/absorb moisture), it makes a very simple matter of quickly finding out where that member is.

Maybe something for the new year :)

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Can someone tell me what I add or leave out of the following code (it's for a smiley in my signature) to make it work, have tried various combinations but nothing seems to be working for me. The code is as copy and pasted from Smiley Central:

<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZNxmk696YYGB' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_17_4.gif' alt='Scotland' border=0></a>

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Nothing major but an oddity.

A new thread in General Chat has 2 replies right now but is listed as having 0 views :) . Any reason for this?

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I've just been out to help prevent orchards being chopped down, so excuse me if I'm not making much sense :)

I often refer to OON's map to find out where a particular county is. It's invaluable :) (I even discovered Rutland is back!)

And I was also thinking a map showing members locations would be handy. But with 4,500 odd members and counting I can't see how they would comfortably fit on a map of the British Isles. And even if they did, it would have to be 'us' members who put ourselves there - because there's just too many - unless KW, Hemlock or Nick F wanted to do it. :doh:

I can imagine a map, such as the members weather stations' one (if not the very same http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif ), but with a grid overlaying it. If each square in the grid is given a sequential number, say from Lands End to Tugmistress, or whatever, members can then:

Step 1: Look at the map and try to identify where they live with respect to the map

Step2: Read what number is in the little square where they live

Step3: Put that number into the 'From' bit in the Profile

Then, if the link to the map is easily at hand (easier than looking it up in some ancient text - 'AA Great Britain 1805 Road Atlas' in my case - which is sometimes left in the car to help thieves get away/absorb moisture), it makes a very simple matter of quickly finding out where that member is.

Maybe something for the new year http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

I like it! Would take a hell of a lot of work though! But it would be very useful indeed

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Can someone tell me what I add or leave out of the following code (it's for a smiley in my signature) to make it work, have tried various combinations but nothing seems to be working for me. The code is as copy and pasted from Smiley Central:

<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZNxmk696YYGB' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_17_4.gif' alt='Scotland' border=0></a>

You can try before and after the following: http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_17_4.gif

Next...

Has Nw forecasts got a bug or was a new ice age correct?

(just incase a reoccuring bug :) )

post-1495-1134780472.jpg

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think i fixed the mini ice age - won't update itself till after 6z has finished

ta

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You can try before and after the following: http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_17_4.gif

Next...

Has Nw forecasts got a bug or was a new ice age correct?

(just incase a reoccuring bug http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif )

Thanks Mr_S, it worked just fine. :whistling::doh:http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

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Is the NOAA 17 satellite down? Yesterday's pass/images are still showing?

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Is there a help topic on the use of thr CODE function ?.

I was wondering if i can put the local met data in my signature, ( I have it on my personal homepage)

the section of code for that is :

<FORM>

<A HREF="http://wxweb.meteostar.com/search/5day_forecast_int.shtml?city=Douglas&state=UK&zone=&OBS=EGNS"><IMG SRC="http://wxweb.meteostar.com/cgi-bin/wx_notes/make_int_c.cgi?City=Douglas&STATE=UK&zone=&ICAO=EGNS" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A></P>

</FORM>

I tried pasting it in the sig block and tried with around it but doesn't like it.

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Gonna put this in announcements!

NW gets a mention, along with the url address, in the Jan 2006 edition of Practical Wireless magazine :cold:

The article is to do with lightning strikes, and it mentions how some weather/lightning sites update every 10 minutes - and how net-weather updates every 60 secs...

The article was in the Databurst pages.. ( http://www.pwpublishing.ltd.uk/ )

Edited by Mondy the clumsy

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Datacentre - Teleconnections - Forecasts of blocking. It's stuck in August! Any chance of a repair?!

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Is there a help topic on the use of thr CODE function ?.

I was wondering if i can put the local met data in my signature, ( I have it on my personal homepage)

the section of code for that is :

<FORM>

<A HREF="http://wxweb.meteostar.com/search/5day_forecast_int.shtml?city=Douglas&state=UK&zone=&OBS=EGNS"><IMG SRC="http://wxweb.meteostar.com/cgi-bin/wx_notes/make_int_c.cgi?City=Douglas&STATE=UK&zone=&ICAO=EGNS" VSPACE="0" HSPACE="0" BORDER="0" LOOP="0"></A></P>

</FORM>

I tried pasting it in the sig block and tried with around it but doesn't like it.

You can't use html on the forum at all I'm afraid - the code buttons are for displaying raw code etc in posts so that the forum doesn't translate any of it or anything.

Gonna put this in announcements!

NW gets a mention, along with the url address, in the Jan 2006 edition of Practical Wireless magazine :cold:

The article is to do with lightning strikes, and it mentions how some weather/lightning sites update every 10 minutes - and how net-weather updates every 60 secs...

The article was in the Databurst pages.. ( http://www.pwpublishing.ltd.uk/ )

Cheers Mondy, always nice to see where we're featured :D

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Has "view new posts" been disabled.

Also, is that article slightly better than this mention in The Mirror's Britains top 10 forums.

WEATHER

www.net-weather.co.uk/forum

IT comes as no surprise that the national favourite topic of conversation has a host of hangouts. This one is particularly suited to geeks who know their isobars from their warm fronts.

Edited by rob-lancs

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Yes, it has just for now as an experiment, will be back on later.

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View new posts is available again, the server seems to have been sorted (Karl did some settings changes to liven it up a bit!!)

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Yes, that's been switched off for now as it saves a little bit on the server :(

The server is coping very well now, but we're just being safe!!!

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Nothing major but an oddity.

A new thread in General Chat has 2 replies right now but is listed as having 0 views :( . Any reason for this?

The post count function is being updated less frequently, to free up servertime.

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Here's a possible thought - how about doing on the fly image conversion when people try to post bmp's. Ive seen posts with 4 bmp's attach making around 4mb per page view! Which I'm sure is not what the server needs! I was thinking (and is something I've used before) that you could force bmp's to be converted into jpg's.

Just an idea...

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