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Would you prefer states/territories to be separate threads or combined (like they are now)?

Poll ended at Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 pm

Separated
24
86%
Combined
4
14%
 
Total votes: 28
Jake Smethurst
Site Admin / Senior AWF Forecaster
Posts: 3543
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: Cheltenham

Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:39 pm

Hi all!

A very warm welcome to our friends who are migrating over from the soon to be closed Weatherzone forums. Each and everyone of you is welcome here on The Australian Weather Forum and we are working through activating accounts. Traditionally our forum has been relatively small with a great community and few moderators.

Due to the high number of new entries, we are looking at reformatting the forum to better incorporate our new members and inviting new moderators (more on this soon). This may include new sections and a new layout, please let us know you're concerns below and we'll work on them! :D

Just a few housekeeping rules please.
  • This forum is an inclusive forum, we do not tolerate any bullying, harassment or continued persistent argumentation.
  • We respect each other's views. We may not agree with each other, but we respect the viewpoint. Don't engage if you don't agree.
  • There is no climate thread on this forum. Climate change threads are historically controversial, toxic topics that disengage members and cause too many problems.
  • Take note of the structure of the forum. Post in relevant threads and don't be afraid to start new topics.
  • Our moderators can edit/delete posts made by members. They can also warn members, three warnings and you're banned.
  • Most importantly, be nice, ask questions and enjoy your time.
Again, welcome to the forum and have fun! :P :D
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Mamatus
New User
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:15 pm

Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:56 pm

Hi all, I’m a WZ immigrant...thanks for the welcome and hope to see some familiar ‘faces’ around. Mama ☁️
WeatherViewer
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 326
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:57 pm
Location: Tarneit

Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:04 pm

Mamatus wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:56 pm
Hi all, I’m a WZ immigrant...thanks for the welcome and hope to see some familiar ‘faces’ around. Mama ☁️
Welcome Mamatus, I've been a dual member of both weather communities for a few years now. Great to have you on board and please spread the word, there are some lovely folk here at The Australian Weather Forum.
JasmineStorm
Supercell
Posts: 1868
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:40 pm
Location: Kyneton 527 ASL

Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 am

Big welcome to the new members from WZ :applause:
WarwickEye2Sky
New User
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:34 pm

Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:12 pm

Nice to see a few of you here. Cheers. Michael
BrightSide
New User
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:52 pm

Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:55 pm

I'm from Weatherzone. I'm mostly pretty quiet.
PerfectStorm
New User
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Location: Carramar, Sydney, Australia

Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:24 pm

Wz migrant here. :) Thank you for the warm welcome everyone. :applause:
Jake Smethurst
Site Admin / Senior AWF Forecaster
Posts: 3543
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: Cheltenham

Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:48 pm

Welcome Mamatus, Warwick, Bright and PerfectStorm! Glad to have you on-board! :P
Jake - Site Owner & Admin/Senior AWF Forecaster
Feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions.
http://www.jakesmethurst1.wordpress.com
WarwickEye2Sky
New User
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:34 pm

Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:52 pm

Glad to be here Jake!
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Rivergirl
Admin/Moderator
Posts: 3648
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:04 pm
Location: Ferny Creek VIC
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:01 am

Welcome all 🙂
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ColinMaitland
Cumulus
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Location: Bracken Ridge

Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:19 pm

With the Brisbane Qld Thread we found it helpful when it was Southern Qld/ Widebay/ Northern NSW day to day thread. This is because it is where nearly all our storms come from. A bit of a unique set up here in this corner of Australia. Storm will roll in from The Northern area of NSW cross the boarder then move over the range and smash Southern QlD up to the Wide Bay area. Or they will form from the North West of QLD and move over the boarder and smash Northern NSW. A good example was the Gap storm. The 1985 Brisbane Hail storm.
Thank you for a great forum and accomodating the refugees from WZ. I 1st joined in 2017 but never posted. Qld is a bit unique as we have CQ with their own weather patterns then we also have the cyclonic areas to the North.

Look forward to posting and discussing the weather on the Australian Weather Forum.

Thanks
Colin
Jake Smethurst
Site Admin / Senior AWF Forecaster
Posts: 3543
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: Cheltenham

Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:05 pm

Hi all, just a quick update.

We've had quite a bit of feedback re the structure of our main thread (Weather Events, Observations and Analysis) over the past few days. We've restructured this to reflect some of the user feedback and the poll that is ongoing above. Each "area" now has it's own thread where as many topics can be created per region, this will obviously keep the thread region-specific but will be better for those who just want to focus on their favorite or most visited area. If a new area isn't being utilised we may combine it with it's neighbour. Obviously, we will continue to listen to further feedback and do our best to support. Always feel free to comment here or PM myself.

EDIT: Just another minor re-jig to bring the forums to the main page and separated by sections. :)
Jake - Site Owner & Admin/Senior AWF Forecaster
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crikey
Supercell
Posts: 1314
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:02 pm
Location: tweed shire NSW and nDUNOLLY.. Nth Central district VIC
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:46 pm

Well done Jake. The forum structure looks great. Listening to the consumer sounds wise 8-)
WeatherViewer
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 326
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:57 pm
Location: Tarneit

Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:24 pm

Well done Jake, the new layout is brilliant.

Thank you very much, let's hope the community can continue to expand and flourish :D
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crikey
Supercell
Posts: 1314
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:02 pm
Location: tweed shire NSW and nDUNOLLY.. Nth Central district VIC
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:23 am

Noticing that when l come to AWF on firefox latest version l think.
There is a locked zymbol next to the URL and when you go to log in their are warnings there as well.
This was on the WZ login page since firefox updated months ago.
Injust used to ignore it.
You can login to Wz and AWF with the warning icon but it says at your own risk which is a turn off l believe.
Here is the info' from firefox.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/in ... =inproduct

It says insecure password?

I used the incredibly hard password that AWF password recovery gave me
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28degrees
Cumulus
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:08 am
Location: Chillagoe

Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:19 pm

Hi everyone, I used to be "cold@28" - now I'm 28degrees (recognisable I think...).
Thank you so much for your warm welcome Jake, and thank you for making changes to accommodate us ex-WZers.
Live just into the outback west of the Mareeba so you'll find me in the Tropical Australia threads, even in the Dry Season. Look forward to being here. :) :)
Ronfishes
New User
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 pm

Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:58 pm

G'day Coldy, Crikey et al :)
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28degrees
Cumulus
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:08 am
Location: Chillagoe

Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:12 pm

Hi RF, and crikey. Will we still recognise everyone?

Edit: Love the ease of uploading an avatar.
93ben
Cumulonumbus Calvas
Posts: 539
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:28 am
Location: Templestowe, Victoria
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:02 pm

Welcome to all the newcomers. I'm sure you'll love this forum.
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93ben
Cumulonumbus Calvas
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Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:28 am
Location: Templestowe, Victoria
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:36 pm

Just been reading through a post on Weatherzone (http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthre ... 1501819/10) and people have been saying negative things about this forum. I wanted to register an account on Weatherzone but it appears they have closed that.

This forum has had its arguments over the years, people have left but they have come back. People are very informative and passionate on this forum hence probably the reason why conflict happens. This forum may seem inactive but that's because it's mainly Victorian users on it. They have been trying for years to get people from different states & territories but unfortunately no one else has found this forum.

An influx of users signing up to any forum at once would cause delays in accepting due to the number of people and the automatic spam bot.

I have been on and off with this forum for ages but I keep coming back for major events as that interests me the most. Everyone is friendly and welcoming to new users. Jake & Rivergirl do an amazing job for this forum. Most of the other users are always contributing. I'm sure you'll love the forum if you give it a chance. It just needs more users.
Xtreme Weather Warnings Australia ⇦ Like my weather warning page to get the latest weather warnings from the BOM.
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