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Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by buseng, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Steve from GWR

    Steve from GWR Well-Known Member

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    Well it seems to have gone pretty well for a first trial. I was surprised though not to get any texts between the one I sent from Bath and my arrival at Wokingham a couple of hours later. Let's hope people do send in more live updates with future trips :cell:

    Our worries about receiving lots of updates every time it passed a station seem unfounded for now!
     
  2. buseng

    buseng Part of the furniture

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    As I said, they are all working for me on Opera. I have 10 but two are "strays" one says "stop" & the other says "5884".
     
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    What a useful tool. I look forward to trying it out on the 20th with 60163. It'll be interesting to watch it develop.
     
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    belle1 Part of the furniture Moderator

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    I shall be using this for the Cheshireman today so I hope there are some people about to post updates when the tour is on the west side of the Penines. I am going somewhere near Altringham-Mobberley I think.
     
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    Please use the following commands exactly.

    NATPRES t0612b START
    NATPRES t0612b STOP


    If you wish to stop or start to receive updates from todays tours.
    Use the following to send updates
    NATPRES t0612b And your update would go here

    for all yours you must have NATPRES at the start.
    then your 6 digit tour code for example t0612b

    Please note there are spaces between the words and codes,

    Anything else will get through the system.
     
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    I see what you mean, there are some really weird messages in the railtours live link. One question, is it possible to remove old tour messages from the link otherwise it will get a bit cluttered, ie 6201's Thursday's trip is still there.
     
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    I know what you mean.
    I have not yet built in a search function. It's on my to do list.

    Cheers
     
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    belle1 Part of the furniture Moderator

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    Mine seems to have worked ok from Ashley for the Cheshireman. I sent the departing one twice as when I looked in my sent messages on the mobile it hadn't appeared and the signal was very weak.
     
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    belle1 Part of the furniture Moderator

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    Err ok, I just realised I put the Loco number in wrong when I texted... :redface:

    I set up a draft whilst waiting so it was wrong on both my updates as I just edited the arrive and depart times.
     
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    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Never noticed Neil, just saw the time, that's all that mattered. I noticed that the water stop was pretty quick, can't have taken much on. I wonder how much the service train was delayed?
     
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    I have added a promotional code system, currently only for new members when they register.

    So if anyone still want's to register, a promotional code for you is
    NATPRES 00913
    And this will give you 8 free text messages.
     
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    Thank you to Glyn for setting up this very useful service - I am sure it will prove to be a success.
    Thanks too for clarifying the message format.
     
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    No problems, hope you get a lot of use out of it.
    I will be publishing a users guide, a how to guide tonight.
    Detailing some of the comments we have had within this thread.
     
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    Complete lack of messages about the Torbay Express today.
     
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    Their are only 4 members subscribed to this tour. Original thoughts about too many messages seems to be totally unfounded for the moment, maybe this is why members are not sending updates..
     
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    I have has about 20 messages come through badly formatted.
    I will be sending out a FREE text message to all users with the format of the text that is needed.
     
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    I have found I could send it in lowercase, including the Natpres bit and the tour code. They appeared ok on the forum and were also forwarded to subscribers ok.

    Neil.
     

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