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What the ? Unable to access the Technical Forum pages.

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Greywolf54, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Greywolf54

    Greywolf54 New Member Club Sponsor

    'You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.'
    Anyone know why I get this message, when I try to access the forum pages?
    Very frustrated.
     
  2. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    About three years ago our then server host ( who let us use their server for free ) screwed things up so badly BIRD was down for 5 months !
    On top of that their admin kept messing with our forum and generally poking their nose in.
    I contacted what members I could and between us ( them ! LOL ! ) it was decided a new
    independent server and forum software was needed. I bit the bullet , paid for a server and software licence.
    At the time I was still working, but when I retired a load of the members said it was unfair I should cough the lot every year and it was suggested we use a ‘sponsor’ system.
    I worked out if we got enough members £5.50 a year should cover the cost..
    It hasn’t quite as yet but we are close..:)
    A lot of history really, but it is why only some sections of BIRD are open to all, and you have to become a full member to get the lot.
    As someone said, at £5.50 a year it is about the price of a couple of coffees and it is pretty clear no one is gonna make any dosh out of it all :)
    As said, some sections ( inc the tech section) is only available to sponsors
    I do hope you understand @Greywolf54 and hope you sign up to the bloody lunacy that is BIRD and help keep the lights on !
     
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  3. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

  4. Malone

    Malone Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    All forums cost money to run, and many of them more money the more they are accessed. Someone has to pay the running costs and they aren’t pennies.

    I only joined here a short while ago, and as I intended to stay and participate while researching my Bird, I felt it was only right and proper to contribute. £5.50 is truly a bargain.
     
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  5. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    And a big warm welcome to our latest sponsor!

    (y)
     
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  6. Duck n Dive

    Duck n Dive Rebel without a clue ... Club Sponsor

    I've returned after life events meant I just didn't have the time for any bike stuff.

    Happily paid the tiny sponsor amount, it's more than worth it

    The tech info available and other help is priceless.

    The banter is second to none.


    I can recall years ago when hosted on bikers oracle when they were doing server maintenance and we had to share a joint forum with the other sections. We toned it down and they still complained the bird folks were uncouth ....
     
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  7. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I have been trying to encourage better behaviour but it isn't working.
     
  8. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    Lead by example, perhaps?
     
  9. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Careful ! You don't want Andy getting annoyed and sounding his aggressive hooter !!!! :eusa_whistle::meparto:
     
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  10. Duck n Dive

    Duck n Dive Rebel without a clue ... Club Sponsor

    King Canute comes to mind!
     
  11. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    He was bann
    He was banned some time ago for making waves.
     
  12. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Rude.
     
  13. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    Fact.
     
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  14. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Good to see we finally agree on 'rude'.

    :p
     
  15. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    When did I ever deny it? :D
     
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