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Network Formatting Issues
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S. Mar 13.

Spammer "James Pollard" Deleted from Network
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RIP, Steve Atnip
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Dave S. replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Looks like we are back to normal again!"
Mar 13
Mark Drury replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"This same formatting issue has resurfaced, the Ning support team has been made aware and hopefully the temporary fix will be applied today or tomorrow, at the latest.  Apologies once again to all for the flakiness of this platform! Mark D."
Mar 12
B Richards replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Keep up the good work Mark. We all greatly appreciate what you do to keep things going here."
Feb 19
Al Merkrebs replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"groups.io may be a Plan B or Plan C kind of option."
Feb 18
Jennifer replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Bravo!  Much thanks, Mark!  :-)"
Feb 18
Mark Drury replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Yes, looks like the network has returned to some semblance of normal, though I received no notification from Ning Support that anything was done on our behalf.  That’s just the state of Ning these days, sadly."
Feb 18
Mark Drury replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"I’m not sure which platform/application Altamont Press uses but I’ve considered a number of different offerings over the years and the chief problem is that migrating to something other than Ning would likely mean we’d lose a large…"
Feb 18
Alex replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"It's great to have the site back on line."
Feb 18
Dave S. replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Looks like we are back to normal now!"
Feb 18
Jason Peterich replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Any progress yet? Have some content I’d like to share."
Feb 17
HUTCH 7.62 replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Why not use the same format as Altamont Press?"
Feb 17
Mark Drury replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Thank you for the addition investigation and information, Richard and Dave!  I filed an issue in the Ning Creators forum asking them to look into the problem: https://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-v2-0-network-foobarrage It appears from…"
Feb 16
Richard C. Brand replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Dave: I either mode on my Mac the formatting while different than last week, is OK. The problem for me in on my iOS devices. Richard"
Feb 16
Dave S. replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Today, on Windows I've tried Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome.  On iOS I've tried Safari, Firefox, and Chrome:  ALL browsers exhibit formatting issues, and worse:  many links are unavailable. Richard:  in your…"
Feb 16
Richard C. Brand replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Mark: I use Apple tools and wanted to advise status.  The formatting issue does not present itself on my Mac OS where I use Firefox. I see it on both of my iOS devices where I am browsing with with Safari. Richard"
Feb 15
Mark Drury posted a discussion

Network Formatting Issues

As stated in a few member status updates and comments the network is currently experiencing issues with formatting -- the site looks quite broken to me, though all content appears to be accessible.  The Ning support forum hasn't offered much of an explanation but appears to be "fixing" networks on an individual basis as people complain (which I've now done).  If the shady overseas company which now owns the Ning platform continues to degrade the experience we may need to look at a replacement…See More
Feb 13

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
I created the network using the Ning platform (I used to work at Ning).
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
NWP #112 (because it's still with us)

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At 10:49pm on January 11, 2019, Richard C. Brand said…

Hi Mark:  Yes this is my long term dream as I've always been a wine lover while working in the Valley in research. 

Being a Friend of Caltrain as well as Dumbarton reno, I've now joined the Friends of SMART and next Wednesday I will attend the next SMART BoD mtg and make note of my friend John. 

Anything you wish to have me offer to that body let me know.  They are truly ignorant about railroading issues.

At 12:14pm on August 2, 2018, Richard C. Brand said…

Mark:

Some of us believe this is "Tommy".  With this latest post "Rick Brand: Rick is a short for Richard. Often used affectionately to signify amiability or foster companionship and so on. Others time it is used to belittle people who are too speculative in their musings and too free with faulty and unfounded information, often running wild in a feverish kind of manic state, asking questions about future wood chip gon customers regardless of the fact other explanations exist to completely undermine the foundation of the speculation and ignoring those explanations willfully, for example."

he is violating your policy of only posting rail related content.

He seemed to respond to your warning last year and seems like he needs another one now.

Regards, Richard

At 9:51am on July 12, 2018, Richard C. Brand said…

Mark:

Dave S. is suspect of some new members via them posting and claiming w-site problems.  Are you seeing problems for members posting photos but not able to add captions? 

Richard

At 10:49am on April 1, 2017, James Caestecker said…
Hi Mark,
Thanks for having me on. I just hired on with the NWP the other day and am looking forward to combing the site for history about the railroad.
Cheers!
James
At 7:08pm on March 7, 2017, Richard A Custer said…

Hello Mark,

Would you check Steve Richard Bell's comments for today. He's testing the water to see how far he can stretch the envelope about politics and religion.

At 11:32am on December 29, 2016, Richard C. Brand said…

Mark:

Just saw that you are the West Bay w-site guy.  Take my kids over to the building frequently so I've probably met you.  You can see my g'son in the picture of our Train of Lights ride last night.

Richard

At 10:56am on October 17, 2016, Gura Lashlee said…

Hello Mark,

I saw these items on ebay and thought of your club...

Old photo album of trains and wrecks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Estate-Vtg-Photograph-Ablum-50-Lot-Steam-Engine-Train-Wreck-Photos-/361768994841?hash=item543b1cc819:g:kn0AAOSw8w1X~6vz

Circa 1920's German toy train in pretty good condition

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bing-Works-Nuremberg-1920s-German-Clockwork-1012-3p-Train-Set-w-Track-OB-Nice-/361768994845?hash=item543b1cc81d:g:86YAAOSwpLNX~6kf

The train of my childhood, which I still have in mint condition, is one from Sears.

Six unit Happy Time electric train.  Does something like that have any retail value?  Or, is it just for memories?

Glad to join in,

Gura

At 11:43am on October 15, 2016, steve lang said…

mark - does nwprr.net have anything entered re the ongoing oil tankers (dozens, all full) stoppage/stalemate on NWPRR trax near schellville?

if not, please see my facebook  page "steve lang", should be @ top of timeline.

try'd2 get u on fbook - sent friend request. if you accept it, please feel free 2 move this item to nwprr.net _ _ _ OR - could it be just another 1 of those things that i'm the last 1 to stumble on2?

thanx! - sfdutchboy@yahoo.com

At 9:17am on September 28, 2016, Michael Barron said…

Thank you Mark. I'm glad to be a part of this historic line. I think the membership will find my profile interesting. I'm in the excursion train business and we are launching the service between LA & Vegas later this year. www.vegasxtrain.com I think there are some excellent possibilities on the NWP as well for a wine train. More to come on my profile. Interested to see how the members feel about it. - mb

At 1:44pm on August 5, 2016, Trevin Cholmondeley said…
Thank you! I will tell my friends! Do you happen to know anything on the lease of 1922? Thanks!
 
 
 

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