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Last Post: Administrator
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Last Post: Administrator
2022-08-21, 12:23 PM
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Email Issues!
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2022-08-21, 12:12 PM
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You Know You Want a Revol...
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2022-03-24, 03:32 PM
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2021-12-16, 10:27 PM
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  Display Issues
Posted by: Administrator - 2022-10-21, 09:23 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Hi All,

Our hosting provider had a hardware failure that I think resulted in the site being moved, or possibly restored from backup.

At any rate, they managed to not restore portions of the theme for the site - namely the stylesheets.

Beyond that, the site seems quite slow. I'm not too happy about this, but I do not currently have time to deal with it.

I hope to get some of the issues resolved late next week.

If you see this message, I admire your persistence Smile.

Admin

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  Site Email Address Change
Posted by: Administrator - 2022-08-21, 12:06 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Hi All,

Two things: Email update, and Member List changes.

The site email issues have generally been resolved. Registration and activation emails are now working as expected.

However, you will no longer be able to send email directly to another forum user.

We have switched away from using a gmail account as our email address - they make it so difficult these days that we had to move on.

The old email address was fabric8rsite@gmail.com. You will no longer see emails from this address.

The new email address is: fabric8r@fabric8r.com

If you need to contact us, please use the new address - although I do not yet have automatic notification on this account, so any mail might take a while to reach me.

Member List: I have disabled the Member List functionality in the forum. This is in part because you can no longer look up a member and send them an email due to the email server configuration. I'm sure I haven't prevented this entirely, but it won't work in any case.

If you have any feedback on these changes, please post in the forum.

Administrator

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  Email Issues!
Posted by: Administrator - 2022-08-17, 10:33 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (3)

Hi All,

Our outdated email setup has finally gone belly up, and the site is not successfully sending any emails at the moment, including activation emails.

I will not be able to work on this for a few hours, but I hope to get the issue resolved this evening.

Thank you for your patience.

Admin

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  CADQuery
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2022-03-24, 03:32 PM - Forum: 3D Printing Software - No Replies

Hey All,

I just wanted to mention CADQuery (or CadQuery...). It's like OpenSCAD, in that you program your objects, but seems to have a much nicer and more powerful API and feature set than OpenSCAD.

I haven't used it for anything yet, but I did spend a while reading the documentation, and I think you may find it a lot easier than OpenSCAD to get what you want.

Check it out:

https://github.com/CadQuery/cadquery

Stan

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  New CNC Routing Section!
Posted by: Administrator - 2021-12-16, 10:27 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Hi All,

Well, it took a year after the suggestion was made, but we now have a CNC Routing section (under Miscellaneous).

When I set up the forums originally, I had thought that CNC interests were covered better elsewhere (and indeed they are) - but I failed to realize that users of this forum might want to share here as well.

Enjoy the new forum!

Admin

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  Email Garbage
Posted by: Administrator - 2021-10-13, 07:44 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

Hello,

There was a period of time where I accidentally was not monitoring the email account that handles sending email from this site.

During that time, it appears that some emails have been sent from this site that should not have been allowed. I don't know yet exactly what the issues are, but I am trying to remedy the problem.

As of now, there are zero email addresses in the fabric8r.com domain. Anything claiming to come from someone@fabric8r.com is absolutely spam, and should be deleted immediately. Normally, I would say mark it as spam - but they're using my domain name, so I may take a hit. Well - I just have to fix it asap.

On the plus side, even though it's been happening for a while, so far I'm only aware of about six emails. Too many, but not really that many.

I do what I can to prevent this kind of thing from happening, and I apologize to whoever has received these emails.

I will post an update when I learn more.

Admin

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  You Know You Want a Revolution
Posted by: Mooselake - 2021-10-09, 08:52 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Got a BobsCNC Revolution 4th axis router, with a Makita trim router spindle.   Great fun!

Picked the package deal with Vectric VCarve Desktop, as recommended by Bob, for it's rotary axis wrapping capability.  This machine has X, Z, and A axes, no Y.  Kinda sorta somewhat like a lathe with a router instead of turning tools, although this lathe will turn a square.  Still learning how to use it, in conjunction with turning one end of a 24x48' barn into a woodshop.  As usual, despite now being completely retired, there's never enough time for everything.  Also got a Sainsmart LE5040 and rotary axis this summer, plus Lightburn, same time issue.  Spending more time working on the shop than in the shop, still, this has been a slow 5 year project that started with building a wall followed by breaking up the old concrete floor (500 drywall buckets of rocks and busted up concrete) only to find another floor a foot deeper.  None of the surviving previous owners (120 year old farm) knew it was there or why the floor had been raised.  Good enough to build an insulated treated wood floor over it, and got enough height for a 2hp cyclone dust collector which still lacks ductwork.  As I said, never ending...

Kirk

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  Veritasium Vid
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2021-04-16, 09:49 PM - Forum: Robotics - No Replies

Hi All,

I found this interesting. Hope you will too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qevIIQHrJZg

Stan

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  All Ye Who Register Here
Posted by: Administrator - 2021-02-09, 02:17 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi All,

I don't know why, but there seem to be a lot of people out there in the world willing to go through the registration process on the forum, just so they can make some spam posts before getting banned.

There aren't so many registrations that I can't police every one. Sometimes it takes me a while to see a new registration and investigate it - I apologize if your real registration is delayed, but that's the price we pay for keeping the spammers out.

I'm just venting because our last two registrations were from proven spammers... It's sad, but there it is.

We love REAL members who want to talk about real maker interests. We don't love spammers, and we try not to let them in. Ever.

To all the spammers reading this, please stop wasting your time and mine with this %&^#$%&.

Admin

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  Happy New Year!
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2021-01-01, 02:49 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi All,

Best wishes to everyone in the new year.

Stay safe, so we can eventually put the pandemic in the rear view mirror.

Here's hoping for a better and brighter future!

Stan

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