@n80. +1 I have been having terrible time with the site. I've been experiencing the exact same problems you mentioned. Time for some maintenance??
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I was finally able to post after many attempts. There is a bug in the Forum. I received an email stating they were doing IT maintenance, but it wouldn't affect forum use.
My suggestion is to copy your comments and paste them somewhere safe because when you hit POST the page freezes and is unable to proceed.
The thing I notice.. I often load a new page in a new tab. The address line will pop up. but no stuff. The odd thing is my virus protection 'shield' also does not pop up before the address line as it usually does pop up. If I try again, then that pops up and the page loads. I do not know which comes first. Is my computer blocking because there is no security tag for the page? Security is huge now, And most Microsuck will not let anything load without a security tag.SO I would wonder if that is where the issue is?
I use various devices, laptop, tablet, and phone with different browsers on each of them and all have the same problems, not loading, error page, lost page trying to post a comment, etc. So NO, it is not fixed!
Still curious if the "insiders" are having the same problems.
Guess it is best to copy what has been typed before hitting "Post Your Response"
Now trying for a 4th time to post this!!
I think when Audiogon got sold and the site got rebuilt with a bunch of features, there were a lot of glitches. There are always a few that pop up. I think a lot of the fora used to use vBulletin software, but I don't think that's a constant any more. Audiogon is, I believe, a custom built platform, so some of the quirks are not as easy to solve.
There are quite a few audio fora in the English language and any number in other languages if you are equipped to read or rely on kludgey translation software. Each has its own culture.
Audiogon has been around for a long while and is pretty comprehensive. Not easy to post pics or as "pretty" as some of the others on the 'chat sections' but it is pretty good. I doubt the powers that be would want me linking to what they regard as their competition, but they are pretty easy to find if you poke around the Web. I've remained here since I started posting in around 2006, with a few breaks for sanity or other diversions.
I hang at Hoffman not so much for gear talk but for music, pressings, and contribute where I can. I've actually reduced my participation in various fora over the years; partly due to the amount of time I can spend in one field and partly due to other interests.
@bdp24 - Erik- not as much as I would like. Some shows start very late and by midnight i'm ready to go to sleep, not out to a show. But yes, a wealth of bands and players. I've also started playing again (keyboards mainly, I sort of suck at guitar but enjoy that too)- not publicly, but just getting back to making music myself-- something that, as you know, rewards in many ways. I find hi-fi listening to be very passive sometimes, no matter how good the system.
@whart, If it doesn't sound TOO square, and your wife is game (I'm assuming yer hitched), I'll bet some of the Austin clubs give jitterbug/swing dance lessons. The Rockabilly clubs in L.A. did, and there were always couples dancing at the shows. I was usually up on stage, and never got around to it myself. My old San Jose friend Cornell Hurd (I've mentioned him a few times) always packs the dance floor when he plays The Broken Spoke. Watching the dancers is as enjoyable as listening to the music!
@bdp24- first time i went to the Continental, it seemed very dark, kind of forbidding, went in and it was like the set of a John Travolta movie. Everybody two steppin’! Yeah, still fixin’ to get over to the Broken Spoke. I’m not much of a dancer but it could be fun. That scene is very wholesome, surprisingly so-- old guys with young women, all good dancers, just for the fun of it. I do think there are some ringers in there- pro level dancers to get ’em goin’, but hell, beats a day out on the range! (Practicin’ my Texan). Love it here, even though I’ll always be a Yankee no matter how long this beard gets. :)
@n80- I can usually get the "@" function to work but it doesn't seem to function for anyone unless they have already posted to that particular thread, which kind of defeats the purpose if you want to call somebody's attention to a thread they aren't already posting in. Quotes, haven't even tried that. URL links- I do it the old fashioned way, with manual inserts.
Let me know if you come to Austin. We live in the neighborhood on the hill behind the Continental called Travis Heights. The Austin Motel was taken over by Liz Lambert, the doyen of South Congress, a few years ago-- it is still pretty inexpensive (except during major festivals and events) and is fun/funky.