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  Site issues
Posted by: Rufus McDufus - 31-Mar-2017, 21:56 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (10)

Sorry for the downtime from around 20:30 for an hour and a half or so.  The server decided to crash and completely trashed the database.  All is good but restored from this afternoon (around 16:00 BST) so there will be some missing comments from then until now.  Many apologies.

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  Site changes
Posted by: Rufus McDufus - 24-Mar-2017, 07:18 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (2)

We're going to make a few changes to the server the site runs on over the next few days. This shouldn't affect anyone except you may find yourself having to login to the site a little bit more than usual. Hopefully this'll be the only thing anyone notices!

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  Happy new year
Posted by: Finn - 01-Jan-2017, 00:55 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (14)

From Denmark too all of you i say HAPPY NEW YEAR Tongue

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  Christmas logo
Posted by: thumb5 - 01-Dec-2016, 20:43 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (21)

Top notch, very festive!

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  Major announcement!
Posted by: GuillaumeB - 31-Oct-2016, 15:04 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (47)

Dear all,

I've got some big news, well for me at least, and I thought it important that I share this with the rest of the forum for reasons which will become very clear in a few seconds....  Big Grin

I have just become the official distributor for Shunyata Research in the UK! Some of you may recall that a few months ago I got my hands on a number of their products and was literally blown away by their performance. I initially approached another distributor I know well about taking them on but he wasn't able to for a number of reasons. It just seemed crazy to me that there wasn't a UK distributor. To cut a very long story short I decided to take a huge leap into the unknown and give it a go myself! After months of discussions and now just back from a trip to Seattle I am now proud to announce that I have formed a new company: The Shunyata Distribution Company which will soon start trading pending VAT registration and one or two other formalities. I know, I'm crazy, but sometimes these opportunities come up in life and you just have to go for it. It's always been my dream to work in hi-fi.

Before anyone freaks out I have no intention of using the forum to blatantly promote Shunyata. Whilst dealers and manufacturers are welcome on the forum we have always taken quite a hard line against blatant product advertising and this is not about to change! No way!

Having said that I do not intend to leave the forum; I am still a Devialet owner and this place very much feels like home. It's amazing to think that it was almost 2.5 years ago when I started PM'ing members of Hifi Wigwam with an idea of creating a dedicated Devialet forum. We now have over 2600 members and are one of the busiest hi-fi forums on the internet averaging just under 60 posts a day! Anyway I digress... the point is Devialet Chat means a lot to me and I am not about to compromise my integrity because of my arrangement with Shunyata.

So if everyone is OK with this I propose that nothing changes. I'll keep my business activities low-key and won't discuss products unless anyone specifically asks about them. I will update my signature shortly and restrict any discussion about Shunyata to the Shunyata thread. Smile In short I promise to abide by the very forum rules I helped to install.  

Guillaume

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  DC Image upload size restriction
Posted by: Hifi_swlon - 14-Oct-2016, 16:25 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (3)

Just a little suggestion - would it be possible to increase the image size quota that can be directly uploaded? Perhaps even add resizing server-side if there are storage concerns?

It would be great to be able to upload iPad screen grabs (for "now playing" etc), rather than have to edit/resize first. I'm sure I'm not alone in living on my iPad for the most part for the internet these days (despite the horrible typing and auto-correct, and general difficulty in copying/pasting etc), and so it can be a bit of a faff to upload a pic here....

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  So you want to upgrade! HOW?
Posted by: teddlesdee - 02-Aug-2016, 10:03 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (11)

Maybe I missed sommat... or maybe I am just getting too old...

Being curious after receiving the 'Upgrade' email, and 'as you do', I followed the email link Devialet to 'learn more'..

..OK, so learned pretty-much the same as I did looking that the email.. but maybe bigger and prettier pictures, and a nice button at the bottom of theirt page saying ' Register Here' or words to that effect... I HIT THE BUTTON! (well, it apparently is non-binding, so....)

BUT that was over two weeks ago, since then..... Nothing...NADA! ZILTCH!

So today I though... maybe I will try again, just in case I did not do it proper last time!

Nope! - I did - said I had already registered....

Ummm, so what gives?

This is typically poor communication by Devialet it seems, and now it is getting very irritating...

...or maybe I have just been SCAMMED! Huh

I am SO NOT HAPPY!

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  Beardy Nodding Guy?
Posted by: JohnnySix - 28-Jul-2016, 13:14 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (9)

Pardonay moi if this isn't the place to ask... but who is the bearded Nodding Guy in GuilliameB's animated GIF?
Been meaning to ask for months.
I get that its just one of the long line of post-battle heroes going "Hey... you're alright. We're cool. Everything's going to be fine as long as we got each other, my friend & brother" etc. (Like at the end of Star Wars for instance.)

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  Advanced search
Posted by: Eddye - 28-Jun-2016, 19:54 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (3)

Is it possible to start an advanced search? For example to search only topic titles, that sort of thing.

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  Forum etiquette
Posted by: GuillaumeB - 17-Jun-2016, 11:28 - Forum: Information, Rules & FAQ - Replies (11)

Hi chaps - point of order here...

I seem to be noticing this more and more but it does appear as though we are going off-topic a lot in the forum at the moment. So for example in a thread about new product launches we start ranting about AIR. Another thread about sound quality turns into a discussion about upgrade costs, when there is a  separate thread about upgrades etc etc.

I don't want to point fingers at anyone, after all I have been known to do this myself, but how about we all become a bit more aware of this?!   Angel

One of the reasons this forum works so well is that it largely moderates itself, in 2 years or so of operation I have only had to lock a thread once! Pretty amazing if you think about it.  Smile

Guillaume

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