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  1. Unfortunately, there's no more chat -- it wasn't the upgrade that did away with it, it was just that Invision doesn't support it any longer. Sorry. I have been meaning to look into alternatives, but haven't had a chance. I'll put it on my "to-do" list!
  2. Hellooo everybody! So, we're due for another software upgrade -- it won't be a major one, like we had this past spring, but it will bring a number of enhancements, functions that will make the site easier/more fun to use, I hope! Here are a just a few things that are new in Invision Community 4.2! Clubs - Clubs are a brand new way of supporting sub-communities. We might be able to use this function for our International groups. Reactions - Offer more fine-grained sentiments towards content than a simple up/down or 'like'. They are now in common usage on social networks, like on Facebook. Complete Your Profile - Encourages you to fill out the details on your profile. Also now allows for quick registration to encourage joining. There will be other improvements as well. I'm not going to run the upgrade for a few days yet, just wanted to give you all a head's up that it would be happening soon, so that when you start to see the additional functions/icons, you won't be caught off-guard! Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll TRY to answer them!
  3. Hi Sasje! I have the same issue on my iPad -- constantly logging me out no matter what. I haven't been able to find a fix for this, but maybe it's time I write to our tech support guys and see if they have an answer. I'll keep you posted. Hmm. I thought we had all the old link issues fixed. I'll take a look and if I have to will write to our tech guys. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
  4. Well, as I said, your country should be in your profile already, but you're right, a newcomer may not make the connection, or notice it. As for having to edit it when there's a change, what I was going to do was create a new user group called "World Reps", so that the logo would show up in their profile automatically, without anyone having to upload it. Of course, we would still need to manually add or delete users from the World Reps group. Also, it looks like you can only have one logo in your profile, so that users like you, Silver, who are both a moderator and a rep, would only be able to have one logo or the other. I just thought you wanted to get the logo out of your signatures, but if you're OK with having it there, it's OK with me.
  5. I like it! But I have a question -- do you need to have the country name in the logo? Because I could take the logo that you've posted here and insert it so that it would display in the world rep's profile, similar to how the MFC Mod Team logo shows up under my user name. Theoretically, you all should have your location in your profile, so it will display there -- having it in the logo, might not be that necessary. I've put it in the Ticket Fairy's profile just temporarily as an illustration, so you can see what it would look like. Click on the post below to see it.
  6. Yes, as I said several days ago, Mika wanted to do something privately, in a more personal way. He's a such a kind person.
  7. Just a little update: As I already mentioned the other day, I sent a small basket of flowers to David's funeral yesterday on behalf of the MFC. I ended up sending an arrangement of multi-colored flowers -- I thought that was more appropriate from the MFC than something in muted colors or white. I have also sent a donation of £200 to St. Benedict's Hospice in David's memory on behalf of the fan club, in addition to a card to his mother expressing our sympathy. I hope all of that is OK with everyone.
  8. Hi Julie and We're looking forward to getting to know you better, too!
  9. Yes, sorry, it's a little confusing. I had already sent a small arrangement of flowers to today's service, and had promised a check from the MFC to David's mum. I think Miri didn't realize this, but it's all good. Anyone who has already sent money to the MFC Paypal account should rest assured that it will be going to St. Benedict's Hospice as originally planned. If you didn't send anything to the MFC Paypal and you would still like to donate to the hospice, please send your donation to the Just Giving page that Miri has set up.
  10. OK, David's mum actually called me yesterday. She didn't really want to talk long, and I didn't want to upset her by asking too much. But she wanted to thank us all for making a contribution to the charity she's chosen, which is St. Benedict Hospice. I tried to tell her how much David had meant to the Mika Fan Club and told her I would send a check straight away. And then she had to hang up. The entire call lasted about a minute, so I didn't get the chance to ask her about flowers. So, thanks to you all, I will be sending a check today. I'll tell you what the total is after I do all the figuring. And if you all think it's OK, I'll send a small arrangement of flowers. I saw a small heart-shaped arrangement of red carnations that I thought might be appropriate. On a separate note, I wanted you all to know that Mika has definitely heard the news and was very upset. He will be doing something privately.
  11. Kath, I've spoken to the funeral director today and he asked me to send him an email so that he could pass it on to the family, and then they could reply to me directly. I've heard nothing yet, as I'm sure they have many other things on their minds. I don't know what the protocol is in a case like this. I've never seen this "family flowers only" type of thing. I'm willing to send a small arrangement, if you all think that's OK. Goodness knows we all feel like David's family. I just don't want to upset anyone. Please let me know what you think is best, and I'm happy to comply.
  12. Just found the death notice for David. Note that it says "family flowers only." I'll try to contact the funeral director to find out more. http://announcements.johnstonpress.co.uk/obituaries/sunderlandecho-uk/obituary.aspx?n=david-bellamy&pid=185953703
  13. I'm planning to send some flowers on behalf of the MFC -- no one needs to contribute anything unless they'd like to, as there is some money in the MFC Paypal account that we can use for this purpose. If you'd like to add to the fund, however, you can Paypal to mfcregister@gmail.com Thanks. I'm sure that David would be pleased to see all his old friends returning to MFC!
  14. By now, many of you will have read the very sad news of the passing of one of Mika Fan Club's original members, FREDDIESDOUBLE, or as he was known in real life David Bellamy. David was a very welcoming presence here on MFC, especially in the early days, and he was instrumental in shaping this place. We worked together very closely for a long time, trying to make Mika Fan Club the community it has become today. I'm very, very sad to hear of his untimely death at such a young age. Words fail me, really. His memory here at Mika Fan Club will surely live on.