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by guest
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Cherry-picking the old forums?
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

Cherry-picking the old forums?

As you know, I decided to make the old forums (LBB and BBC BASIC) available in their entirety, by taking and archiving a complete snapshot. This admittedly means that as well as the gems of useful information contained there, a large amount of dross, including inaccurate and misleading posts, has co...
by guest
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hi Richard
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: Hi Richard

Thanks for keeping things up and running. I'm keeping my fingers well and truly crossed that choosing to host the forum (and the wiki) on a 'private', albeit shared, server doesn't prove to be a mistake. Being permanently free of advertising - and not having to go cap-in-hand to members for donatio...
by guest
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Technical Wiki
Replies: 11
Views: 3646

Re: Technical Wiki

Rod wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:57 pm
"free" is unsustainable in the long term
I agree, but 'bundled' is as good as 'free'. I pay nothing for the web space provided by my ISP, because it's part of my broadband package and there isn't an option of not having it.

Richard.
by guest
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: BASIC code examples
Topic: Hyperbolic functions
Replies: 0
Views: 1245

Hyperbolic functions

I've received a query by email about calculating hyperbolic trig functions (e.g. sinh, cosh, tanh). They are easily implemented as user-defined functions as follows: function sinh(x) sinh = (exp(x) - exp(-x)) / 2 end function function cosh(x) cosh = (exp(x) + exp(-x)) / 2 end function function tanh(...
by guest
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Technical Wiki
Replies: 11
Views: 3646

Re: Technical Wiki

The LB folks provided for personal homepages on one of their wikis for the members, which I took advantage of -- much to their consternation. So is your problem that you don't have a website of your own at which to host such a page? Does your ISP not give you a small amount of web space as part of ...
by guest
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Technical Wiki
Replies: 11
Views: 3646

Re: Technical Wiki

Would it be possible to have a section in the wiki that members could use for a home page, for those that are interested. Is that common at a wiki? For convenience (it's what the automated transfer process necessarily resulted in) the LBB wiki is still sharing the same space as the BBC BASIC wiki, ...
by guest
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hi Richard
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: Hi Richard

You can manually submit the site to be indexed. I have - I did it immediately, not least because the Google Custom Search instructions tell you to! - but it can still take a while before it actually gets around to crawling it. At the new BBC BASIC forum it was about two or three days before full-se...
by guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hi Richard
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: Hi Richard

The new forum looks good to me. I tried the link to the old LBB forum and it worked OK. The link should work and browsing the old forum snapshot should work, but the search facility won't work properly until Google has crawled it. It may be a few days before it gets around to doing that. Richard.