View Full Version : How is the message board now?

03-01-2014, 02:50 PM
I've been asked how things are on the message board, but not been on much today, so it is over to you.

Has it been better? How much better? All sensible comments appreciated.

03-01-2014, 02:57 PM
It is not like it used to be - not sufficient quantity of rubbish being posted like there was before this happened... I think Sean Dyche must of logged in and scared the servers at footymad HQ...

I can log in and you can post so seems better

03-01-2014, 03:08 PM

It seems to be getting back up to speed, the log-in function is not as it was at the top of the page.
But definately better.

03-01-2014, 03:08 PM
Still very slow sorry.It took some time before I could log this post.

03-01-2014, 03:11 PM
Much better than it was a few hours ago.

Posts are coming up far quicker without the slow loading lag that it has been for days and days.

Oh and it must be back to normal as Ablue is back on posting loads ;-)

EDIT my reply took a while to post but that may have been because a number of other posters were responding.

03-01-2014, 03:11 PM
Seems a bit quicker today, had been annoyingly slow for me since back on line. Regularly get redirected to the App Store from Safari though, although that may be nothing to do with the MB but it's the only site it happens on??

03-01-2014, 03:12 PM
still very very slow. a bit annoying really

03-01-2014, 03:13 PM
"still very very slow. a bit annoying really"

It's certainly not slow for me right now - as good as it has been in a long while.

03-01-2014, 03:16 PM
In terms of viewing its been ok today.

Posting tends to be a bit crashy still but much better than it was yesterday.

03-01-2014, 03:16 PM
It is definitely a lot better and quicker than it has been recently.

03-01-2014, 03:16 PM
It is faster now than my post 5 mins ago - still erratic I guess.

03-01-2014, 03:17 PM
certainly quicker than it has been for weeks, there's no search as far as I can see, and the app store issue affects me on my phone...

03-01-2014, 03:19 PM
pie and pint - are you on an iphone/ipad - if so, download *******er from app store and visit site through that app and you will not get the same issues.

It was annoying the hell out of me...

It is speedy at times but there are def intermittent lags.. The real test will be when we sign a player or a game is on and the board is busier than now..

03-01-2014, 03:21 PM
Faster, but still behaving oddly.

I can no longer view on my iPhone, which is my main way of viewing. After less than 10 seconds, I'm redirected to the Apple App Store with a view to buying whichever game is being peddled by FootyMad.

I suspect that that kind of forced advertising breaks all kinds of codes of conduct. If it persists much longer, I'll be reporting it and cease using this message board altogether.

03-01-2014, 03:21 PM
Much better than it was, but it could hardly be any worse !! Right now it is perfect but it does seem to vary from hour to hour.

03-01-2014, 03:22 PM
Fantastic, must be the mods that slow it down !!!!

03-01-2014, 03:25 PM
BobLordsFridge - see my last post for the return of your sanity

03-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Thanks, but I'm not downloading things to view CM. I don't need it for anything else.

03-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Your decision - happy advertising or non use of CM for you then.

If you change your mind at any point, I have just started another thread off with the link in there for people with the same issues.

03-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Speed seems fine,but other functions such as the search box and and like it tab still appear not to be working

03-01-2014, 03:39 PM
Noticed some of the the threads do not have the like button on them at all now, just a next and reply?

Are the people who are programmers for these sights actually qualified :blue:

Hey they are probably reading this and writing a Trojan horse for my computer as I type >:) XD XD XD

better than has been O:)

As anyone thought it may be there Browsers as well, had awful time with Chrome and changed to Opera and using Ghostery & *******er as add ons and do not seem to have a lot of the problems other people are having, maybe worth a try?

03-01-2014, 03:40 PM
"Fantastic, must be the mods that slow it down !!!!"

Nothing to do with me yer honour :P

Although it could well be as this post has just taken an age to load up.So the speed is erratic at best :/

03-01-2014, 03:44 PM
A major problem now is that many posters are still missing in action.

Have they simply given up or lost their users?

03-01-2014, 03:59 PM
The speed is OK at the minute but it has been unusable when there is a lot of traffic.

The search box is missing still and the "like" option is still out of service.

Getting better but still needs improvement for me.

03-01-2014, 04:11 PM
Speed seems fine today but I'm really missing the 'like it' facility.

03-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Thanks Clarethomer.. Will give that a whirl :-)

03-01-2014, 04:16 PM
A bit hit and miss but shouldn't complain.

03-01-2014, 04:18 PM
PNW the whole thing was a scheme to purge the place of claret weaklings.
But it turned out to be misjudged, only the nitwits had passwords they could remember.

03-01-2014, 04:25 PM
logged in fine hopefully will post fine too.

03-01-2014, 04:26 PM
It was certainly a relief to login this morning after a week of sheer frustration. Tried every combination of email address's and passwords but I was begining to give up hope.
My message to the many out there like myself is to not give up and keep perservering. Made me realise how much this site means.
I think it's still a little slow and to reply to this I've had to go through the registration page. Fingers crossed for the messageboard and lets hope we can return to the promised land in 2014. Wishing all Clarets a Happy New Year.

03-01-2014, 04:38 PM
"only the nitwits had passwords they could remember"


My guess is that someone got the push just before Crimbo and took the whole thing down out of spite. Heads should roll ;D

03-01-2014, 04:38 PM
many posters are still missing in action.

Maybe they're holding out for the return of the "like it" button. Or at least thats my mentality.

and yes I am very insecure. :s :s

03-01-2014, 04:44 PM
I use my iPhone as well, and frequently the page opens up iStore and to a game. But pages constantly jump around. I think it's all caused by the java scripts from the various adverts.

I don't want to install *******er because I don't have any problems on any other sites I visit.

03-01-2014, 04:53 PM
WOW it's fast for me Tony. First time I have even attempted to login for weeks now.

Also the board seems back to normal; lots of whingeing and worry about players being sold etc.

The Turf seems like this board did over Christmas... very quiet and impossible to understand. All this while we are in our best Championship position for 13 years...There's no pleasing some.

Yes we are back to normal. :D :D :D

03-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Logged in and posted all at 1659. So OK

Jerry Dawson's Cap
03-01-2014, 05:11 PM
Finally managed to log in. Still a bit slow, but that might be because I am on the windswept moors above Cliviger!

03-01-2014, 05:12 PM
Constantly being redirected to App Store every 30secs or so, it's a bloody nightmare.

No problems logging in though.

03-01-2014, 05:27 PM
Its bad on iphone 5 ios 7.4 keeps going to dragon city game on APP store running fine on ipad.

03-01-2014, 05:38 PM
"only the nitwits had passwords they could remember" I take you are talking about yourself Ablue, I myself keep all my passwords safe in a little house on the Prairie, I put them into a small vault i installed underground in the late 70's, Yes everything back to normal on here except for the Like button, Mods can we have a dislike button for certain posters as well? ;D

03-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Bit slow for me to log in and also wont let me press like it

03-01-2014, 05:49 PM
better only in the way wearing odd socks with holes in them is better than wearing no socks.
Been in all afternoon and very unpredictable in speed. I am assuming things like the 'like' button will eventually return.

03-01-2014, 05:52 PM
All well here in Barrowford Tony, got my user back and seems to be quick enough to load both viewing and posting.

Happy days

03-01-2014, 05:54 PM
'Much better than it was, but it could hardly be any worse!!' as FCBurnley (post 15) said just about sums it up.

It's clearly not still as it should be:

1 to access some posts takes ages and you end up giving up.

2 Not as bad, if you're trying to post but still not good enough.

It does need to get better and hopefully it will as frustration can mount fairly quickly resulting in not bothering which in turn is bad as claretsmad was lively and engaging in the past but downright useless over the last few weeks.

03-01-2014, 06:12 PM
testing testing testing!!!!!!!!!!

03-01-2014, 06:13 PM
Sorry. Just testing the reply button.

03-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Quicker but still have to register each time I want to post anything and 'latest from the forum' list is still pre-Christmas topics.

03-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Very erratic and by no means as it should be.

edit...Posting this just proved my point...taken 2 mins to connect!!

Not good.

03-01-2014, 07:53 PM
I can hardly read it on mobile cos of all the bloody pop up adverts getting in the way

03-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Seems much better...sadly I guess this means I'll have to follow a month of speculation that we have sold Ings :blue:

03-01-2014, 08:09 PM
Everything is much slower now than when I posted on this thread at 16.11.

03-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Working fine here for me - best I can remember in a long time.

I do miss the like button.

03-01-2014, 08:20 PM
Better than it was- but that could be damning with faint praise.
Irritating to have to register vis footymad every time I want to post anything.

03-01-2014, 08:31 PM
I should imagine that a lot of those 'missing in action' were people like myself who couldn't find an email/password combination that would work.

Now the log in has been restored to email OR username/password everyone should be able to access.

I still have no idea what my correct email/password combination is.

03-01-2014, 08:54 PM
A lot better, just need to keep at them!

03-01-2014, 10:03 PM
'email OR username/password'

The 'OR' doesn't work for me...gotta be the now defunct email address.

03-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Give us our 'Like' button back FootyMad, and stop fannyin' about. (Polite version).

03-01-2014, 10:13 PM
I'm back in at last :D

Many thanks to CT for his efforts.

04-01-2014, 01:30 AM
There's errant code in the forum software which is causing a constant refresh on my browser.

I've had to install *******ing software to stop it.

07-01-2014, 05:27 PM
Finally able to log on. It reverted my password back about 12 months if this helps anyone else struggling.

Put your email in and check the box to have your info emailed to you.


07-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Couple of observations:-

Why is not possible to use the pound key?(Reading some posts it looks like the apostrophe has become the new question mark key)

Why are you automatically logged out after one hour? (used to be at least double that time)

FootyMad seem to think the half-time score against Huddersfield was 0-0.(Could have sworn it was 2-1)

Still slow at times accessing a topic.

07-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Still no search facility. The 'like it' button still not working.

As royboy says, still slow at times.

And, yes, what is it about the key?

Brandy Boy
07-01-2014, 10:20 PM
I give up to it if I just want to login for a quick peep I have to go back to my emails copy my password numbers you can't change that and then sign in again rubbish
Can't you get it sorted so we have a password and email that saves itself just start typing your email etc
Not good

08-01-2014, 08:36 PM
still poo

08-01-2014, 08:46 PM
The 'like' facility is back, but still no search box.

And still slow at times, especially when trying to repost an edited message.

08-01-2014, 08:50 PM
At last I can get on without being asked to register UTC :D

08-01-2014, 08:55 PM
Still acting up... I can't find the thread about us signing that Uruguayan striker?

08-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Ah - the 'like' box is there, but still isn't working.

08-01-2014, 09:21 PM
Like back in the day on dial up internet :/

Also when I first type to reply to a thread the view flashes between the type box and top of the page page as I type the first 3-4 characters XD

08-01-2014, 09:27 PM
'Ah - the 'like' box is there, but still isn't working'

Don't worry Redbeard I've been keeping score and all Claret Tony's likes will be dished out equally.

You're actually on 3,000 likes now and only two behind BurnleyFCMad1882.

08-01-2014, 09:30 PM
Redders...you've obviously a fair bit of catching up to do mate. ;D

08-01-2014, 09:38 PM
Pound signs are coming up as question marks in other user's posts.

08-01-2014, 09:42 PM
Indeed, RB. :)

A lot can fail to happen during a fortnight off...;)

BOT - I'm actually more concerned about not being able to give 'likes' than about receiving them...:)

Though I don't give many out to BFCMad1882...;)

08-01-2014, 09:49 PM
There's nothing to stop people typing out say... post #23 'like it' and at least that way you can even like your own posts! :D

08-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Like it, but should we not just set up a post get our Like it Button back Footy-mad People, surely one of them can write the program?

and get everybody to put theres to, to see if we can make it the longest running post ever on any Footy-mad site, or not, they will probably give us half the server speed then :blue: