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    • Kelling 2022 Booking thread only
      I need to know who is booking for Kelling 2022 as this year I only have till mid November to sort out before the pitches go back for others to book.  I will let you all know booking references before Kelling for those who have confirmed they want to go
       
      222        Sheila           going  confirmed  
      223        EMS pitch      going  confirmed     
      224        Daz               going  confirmed  
      225        Mike
      226        C Golder            
      227                     
      228        Stephen        going  confirmed     
      229        G4SJI                
      230        Tasking          going  confirmed   
      231.       Dennis              
      237        Ibbo                 
      238        Dave JW        going  confirmed   
      239        Geezanova        
      240        Allan                 
      241        
       
      Sheila
       
       
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    • Kelling 2022  20.9.22 to 27.9.22
      That time of year again.  Please can you let me know if you want pitches for 2022 and I will see if I can reserve them again,  Not sure they will as we have
      e mails saying they will only hold pitches until 8.11.21
       
      I will do my best to sort it all out again if they allow, but you must let me know asap if you will be going.  We do not want to lose the best pitches if we can avoid it.
      They are asking for folks to book via phone which should be fun as they are not too good at answering the phone  LOL
       
      Also I note that there are extra charges now for awnings and dogs I think.
       
      Please let me know asap
       
      Look forward to seeing you all this year as we have had a long gap and I have forgotten how to use my kit 😁
       
      Thanks
       
      Sheila
      • 14 replies
    • How to share images in your post
      If you'd like to share images in your posts on EMS, the following guides will show you five ways of doing this.
       
      The guides do not show you how to use each of the services, only how to share an image you've already uploaded.
       
      Flickr
       
      OneDrive
       
      AstroBin
       
      Dropbox
       
      EMS Gallery
       
      • 0 replies
    • We're back, and with upgrades!
      Thank you for your patience while this upgrade was completed. Unfortunately it took longer than expected due to some technical issues with our server.
       
      EMS has been upgraded to the latest software that runs our software, bringing with it some improvements (stuff you won't really care about, like better spam defense) and a significant new feature.
       
      Web App Push Notifications
       
      If you're on Android and use the default web browser, you can create a web app using Chrome which adds EMS to your smart phone screen, like an app, which will allow push notifications. I'm not an Android user so that's as much as I know, but if you want to know more you can check out the instructions for adding a website as a web app, provided by Google, here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/9658361?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
       
      Achievements
       
      The headline features for this update are the new rank system and achievements.
       
      Previously, forum ranks were based solely on how much you posted in the forum and gallery. Each post or gallery image added "1" point towards your overall rank. That meant the only way to increase your forum rank was to post content, with no credit given for other activities, such as giving and receiving reactions. These old ranks have been replaced with new ones, which are more visible and based on more than just content created in the forum and gallery. You now earn points towards your rank by posting in the forums, uploading images to the gallery, reacting to posts (which gives reputation to the poster), receiving reputation, having your content followed or being followed by another member. The more you interact with each other in various ways, the more points are earned towards your forum rank.
       
      You can also earn badges by performing certain actions. Newer members can earn a badge by making their first post, or replying a few times to posts, while more established members can earn badges by posting their 500th post or by receiving the..................
      • 14 replies
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