Yesterday, I tried to post and discovered that my Bit_Eimer account there is
basically dead. I can log it, but cannot do ANYTHING else. No new posts,
no replies, no private messages, etc.
And its not like I've done anything untoward.
Sent an email to technical support, but no response yet.
Actually, it's nothing you've done, there seem to be some bugs in the
system. A while back, you may have noticed that there were some problems
with the "send email when I get a PM" function, and a solution that worked
for some was to switch it off, then switch the option back on. It worked for
some, but not others. I tried changing email addresses to fix it. It allowed
me to change email to a different account, which requires an email being
sent to that account to verify that it was indeed your intent, but when I
later went to change it back to the original email address, the verification
email never showed up. Which means that the new address was never verified,
which also means.....you can no longer post. Hence, Rocket Al is now
Rocket-Tech Al. Who is annoyed that the good address with TRF is a stinking
hotmail address. You'd think that they'd want to avoid that.
I think that's how I got in this mess too, since I also changed my email
address to try to get the "send email on subscribed thread activity"
function to work.
Now I can't do anything. And nobody at TRF seems to be interested in
actually SOLVING the "send email" problem, rather all they do is post
hearsay about possible work-arounds that don't in fact work and, worse,
screw up your account.
"Welcome to the machine."
They send me private messages from within the site (not sure why anyone
would not prefer email) commanding replies that cannot be sent since it
crashes 3 of 3 browsers I have tried when I do.
"Shut up and like it."
I spend more time in TRF, and now that silly mail system seems to be working
again. I realize different people dislike TRF for the control aspect where I
personally like it better as I am too lazy to use flame filters...
But I do hate getting dozens of e-mails telling me about updated threads.
One thing to keep in mind. The whole shebang sits under one guy's desk at
his house. It helps to remember this is something they do without any
compensation. So I figure, It's free, why gripe...
You can turn that off though can't you. Certainly when you post a reply
there's a check-box. I just set up a rule to move all TRF messages into a
I only dabble occasionally, so its handy rather than an annoyance, if you
use it a lot I can see how it would be a pain.
Oh, I know a rule that does apply on rmr! It's this one: "If you want
someone to believe you, you have to provide proof."
What's the name of the ATF agent who told you that you don't need ATF
permits to manufacture rocket motors? Which manufacturing facility did
they inspect, and where is it located?
NAR counsel knows.
See. Proper info for the proper venue. It works.
Comments from certified morons aside.
"This "IS" the JI newsgroup. When the preponderance of posts are either
aimed at, retorts to, from or about JI, what else can it be? Surely not
a "rocketry" newsgroup."
What makes you think Jerry was manufacturing motors
in a "facility" that was "located" somewhere?
Jerry's statements with regards to the provenance of the
"US Rockets"-branded motors would indicate that this was
And that would be utter BULLSHIT! All the motors in question were
manufactured by jerry. In the case of Powertech, jerry had partners, in
the case of DPT, there was less than two employees.
Do you have factual evidence to support your bs claim?
jerry himself claims to have a Low Explosives Manufacturer Permit.
What the hell do you think the ATF issues those for?
I think we should applaud somebody who is willing to take the time......
I love TRF..... I think its the best thing that has happened to this hobby
sport for a long time....
its what RMR was "back in the day".......
Don't get me wrong. TRF has been great and I really appreciate its
existence and the effort it takes to make it work. But to suggest one
shouldn't complain about getting "shut down" because (apparently) TRF can't
sort out its email notification function is ridiculous. Its been broken for
months. I can't even respond to posts on threads that I started.