Changes to my fotopic site - advance warning

A message to all those who've been following my fotopic postings
As I've now got more that 150 photos on the South Shore part of my
fotopic site and over 120 on the 'real' trains part of the site I realise that it is getting a bit more difficult for people to find specific items of interest to them.
Therefore I will shortly be adding new collections and moving some of the existing photos over to these new collections as and when I find out exactly how to do it (I think I've got it sorted but I have to be certain that I've got it right before I go too far).
Two examples of the kind of collections I hope to create are photos I've taken of Charlie Fox-Wilson's Broke Brick Mountain and Cliff South's Ashley Danville and Deanstown layouts. It should also make it easier if anyone wants to link to a specific 'theme'.
This should take place by Tuesday or Wednesday next week but in the meantime this is your chance to view the whole of the gallery at http://mikehughes627.fotopic.net /
If I get enough time I may also 'rationalise' some of the photos and delete those which are out of date or no longer relevant e.g. older photos of Broke Brick or the AD&D - unless you want me to keep the older photos on my site so that you can see the progress that has been made between photo shoots. Just in case you miss anything follow the link above. The photos are currently viewed as last first so you may want to go to the back photo on the index and then work forward as I will probably delete the older photos first.
I should also have some news for you about a new 'collection' which will feature my loft layout - if I can remember to take the camera up there!
I have in mind to take photos of the installation of a Lenz 150 DCC auxiliary (point motor) decoder which will operate up to 6 turnouts at a time. As I'm using this with Tortoise motors it did originally present me with a few problems which I've managed to solve and which may help others. Anyone interested in this?
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On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 08:32:19 +0100, Mike Hughes

You're going to stop spamming your website?
Oh no, of course not.
Enough. In the trollbox with you.
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"Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote

I'm thinking the same. This spamming is becoming tedious.
John.
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He's not selling anything, so he's not "spamming": just offering to share his pictures with any other model railroaders who might be interested. If you're *not* interested, just don't go look at the pictures. Simple, no?
BTW: your sig line as well as your post lead me to believe you may have fallen on your head without a helmet once too often.
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"Twibil" wrote

Not at all simple - these messages are being cross-posted to other groups including uk.rec.models.rail - this group has a very specific charter limiting posting to topics directly relating to the modelling of UK prototypes. In that context (and that group is where I for one have read these postings), such off-topic messages are very definitely spam.
John.
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Nope, it still ain't "spam", but maybe if you lie down and cry yourself to sleep tonight things will look better in the morning.
Get a grip.
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He doesn't need to get a grip, you need a prolonged session with a clue stick. The term "spam" was actually first used to describe posts across multiple Usenet forums, regardless of whether they were for financial gain or not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsgroup_spam
The OP is in fact posting a message promoting his crappy website. Promotional messages (aka advertisements) are also regarded as spam.
And before some intellectual midget tries to argue that this response is itself cross-posted, it is indeed. However, at least I have enough of a clue to reset follow-ups.
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Feel free to try. I'm easy to find but I tend to shoot back.

Uh-huh. And definitions change as time goes by; the protestations of English teachers and idealogues notwithstanding.

If you think it's a crappy website, don't go there.

Intellectual midgets are those who waste their limited time in this life by being net-nannies and trying to control every aspect of their surroundings: a hopeless task.
As the old saw goes:
"Lord, give me the strength to change the things that I can, the grace to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to tell the difference between the first two."
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Repeating a lie won't make it true. Most children learn that early on. I suppose the retarded ones still playing with trainsets after others have grown out of it can be expected to be backwards in other respects.
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On Sep 5, 2:28pm, % snipped-for-privacy@malloc.co.uk (Steve Firth) wrote:

I'm still sitting on that 168 IQ you envy/hate so much, Steve.
But don't feel bad about yourself: *somebody* has to occupy the bottom end of every bell curve.
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And you've been sitting on it all your life.

How is it down there, bozo?
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On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:20:05 -0700 (PDT), Twibil
Alleging all those smarts but still, somehow, insecure enough to have to mention it. And jive enough to crosspost as well.
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On Sat, 06 Sep 2008 09:54:21 -0500, Random Excess wrote:

According to my newsreader (Pan) it downloaded 47 unread posts this morning. After filtering out the crossposted ones, there were 9 left :-).
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[ groups cut ]

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With the number of cross-posted groups and the off topic nature of the massage to at least two of these groups I don't even consider it spam anymore, it's out and out trolling, he has been asked to desist but hasn't taken the clue, perhaps he might eventually find a clue when both his fotopic and ISP accounts get nuked...
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On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 11:20:39 -0700 (PDT), Twibil

Which explains his posting to a group (uk.transport) which has no known association with railway modelling, yes?
Posting to multiple groups with no substantive content other than self-promotion is spamming.
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Uh, no. He's (A) modelling a form of transportation, and (B) model railroaders come from all walks of life; including people involved with transportation. In fact, I know a number of *real* railroaders who play with trains in their spare time as well, and it's not unlikly there are a number of such guys in the UK as well.
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Twibil wrote:

Simple fact - this has been posted in parallel to several lists only one of which I subscribe to. THEREFORE it is spam. Personally I would prefer to see newsgroups reject ANYTHING that has multiple to addresses. It is simply not acceptable. The CONTENT is irrelevant in this case. The simple curtsy of posting an appropriate message to EACH group would be acceptable and then THIS crap would not also be propagated multiple times!
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Mike Hughes wrote:

Where were the BC Rail photos taken? I see you are in UK but the photos kinda look like Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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Us Canadians really object to being called "Americans", as in your header: -
American Railroad photos real and model by Mike @ fotopic.net
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Object all you like: Canada will *still* be located in North America, as is the U.S.
I thought you guys only got this bored in the winter.
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