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Re: Forum very slow

It has come to our attention that the Chinese Bytedance crawler is attacking a lot of western sites gathering content for its AI needs.
The Borg are after us !
by Paul GilbyWed Feb 21, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum very slow Replies: 42 Views: 712

Re: Forum very slow

Yes the site is back up but we are still experiencing a massive server load due to a rather aggressive crawler bot. The pest keeps jumping IP address and bypassing our blocks. We've called in the boys with the big sticks now!
by Paul GilbyWed Feb 21, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum very slow Replies: 42 Views: 712

Technical Manager job.

Posted on behalf of the University of Sheffield Technical Manager – Performance Venues We have a new and exciting opportunity to join our team who manage and curate events, festivals and performances for both the University and city-wide audiences, as well as supporting our students' professional a...
by Paul GilbyThu Feb 08, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Technical Manager job. Replies: 0 Views: 136

Yamaha DX7: The Birth Of FM Synthesis

Listen to our superb extended length podcast and hear the real story behind the creation of the iconic DX7. In May of 1983, the world of synthesizers and electronic music as we knew it would change forever with the launch of the Yamaha DX7. To celebrate 40 years since its launch, Rob Puricelli spoke...
by Paul GilbyWed Dec 20, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Yamaha DX7: The Birth Of FM Synthesis Replies: 11 Views: 646

Re: Forum breadcrumbs sometimes incomplete

We've made some changes to the breadcrumb system so it should now be consistent across the forum. We added Home back because Google SEO indexing was complaining and losing its way as it crawled the site. No Home left it without a top-level root term in the path.
by Paul GilbyTue Dec 12, 2023 3:34 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum breadcrumbs sometimes incomplete Replies: 36 Views: 528

Re: Query re:"Film Music Competition" featured in News section of website

SOS would not associate itself with any event that is scamming participants for money to enter. We've sponsored FMC for a few years now and it's a great contest for aspiring film composers.
by Paul GilbyWed Nov 29, 2023 8:43 pm
Forum: Feedback Topic: Query re:"Film Music Competition" featured in News section of website Replies: 4 Views: 178

Re: Sos mag reader?

I'm assuming you have downloaded the full issue PDF to your iPad. If you open it you can see small thumbnail images along the bottom by tapping anywhere on the screen. Then tap the fifth or sixth page from the start to find the contents page. Tapping any article name will then jump direct to the pag...
by Paul GilbyWed Nov 29, 2023 8:37 pm
Forum: Feedback Topic: Sos mag reader? Replies: 2 Views: 115

Re: Query re:"Film Music Competition" featured in News section of website

Film Music Contest Awards 2023 - Winners Announced

I was recently in Budapest at this year's winners ceremony. Some excellent submissions from around the world. You can read the full story in SOS news here.
https://www.soundonsound.com/news/film- ... wards-2023
by Paul GilbyWed Nov 29, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: Feedback Topic: Query re:"Film Music Competition" featured in News section of website Replies: 4 Views: 178

Re: Constantly asked to approve cookies and/or log in

Further to this discussion. We have now completed work on a new cookie control system which uses a module called Civic. This replaces the current system and will bring us in line with the latest requirements for GDPR, CCPA and IAB (advertising) consent. This will go live on Thursday 16th Nov around ...
by Paul GilbyWed Nov 15, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Constantly asked to approve cookies and/or log in Replies: 44 Views: 1046

Re: SynthFest UK 2023 Announced

The 2023 SynthFest UK official mugs have arrived. On sale at the show.
Tickets selling fast and only 11 days to go!

https://www.synthfest.co.uk
by Paul GilbyMon Sep 25, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: New Products + Industry News Topic: SynthFest UK 2023 Announced Replies: 34 Views: 968

Re: MIDI Innovation Awards Live Stream Event

It's starting, get there NOW !
by Paul GilbySat Sep 16, 2023 5:58 pm
Forum: New Products + Industry News Topic: MIDI Innovation Awards Live Stream Event Replies: 4 Views: 185

Re: Constantly asked to approve cookies and/or log in

Thanks Hugh for explaining the cookie options. I work with the Dev team so can provide more detail. The following relates to the screen shot below. Blue Cookie Bar When the EU law required all sites to inform users about their cookie choices, we introduced the bottom blue bar. This provides the opti...
by Paul GilbySat Sep 16, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Constantly asked to approve cookies and/or log in Replies: 44 Views: 1046

Re: Constantly asked to approve cookies and/or log in

This is certainly not normal behaviour. Please do as Hugh has suggested and let us know the outcome.
If it persists we'll consult our Dev team.
by Paul GilbyWed Sep 13, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Constantly asked to approve cookies and/or log in Replies: 44 Views: 1046

Re: Forum VERY slow today. Just me?

UPDATE. The server checks out OK and is running as normal. Any slow site response and timeout messages are down to your internet connection. I'm aware that BT is having speed issues in various parts of the UK. Please do provide ongoing feedback if you continue to have problems and let us know your b...
by Paul GilbyThu Jul 20, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum VERY slow today. Just me? Replies: 19 Views: 409

Re: Forum VERY slow today. Just me?

Whilst there may be some BT problems around the UK that is a separate matter.
I can confirm that the site is running slow. We are looking into this and hope to be back up to full speed today.
by Paul GilbyThu Jul 20, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum VERY slow today. Just me? Replies: 19 Views: 409

Re: Plugin survey 2 feedback

Not a problem but what is your use of guitar then?

If you don't use one you could tick - 'I don't use or work with a guitar'
by Paul GilbyThu Jun 29, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Feedback Topic: Plugin survey 2 feedback Replies: 1 Views: 112

Re: Glitch accessing free Replica Mag

UPDATE

We have fixed part of the problem and some people may be able to access the July issue.
There’s still a problem displaying the correct issue information in your My Account but we should have that fixed on Monday.
by Paul GilbyFri Jun 23, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Glitch accessing free Replica Mag Replies: 6 Views: 321

Re: Confusion! No July Issue - What has changed?

Thanks for the feedback.

We are aware of the problem and are working to fix it.
The Replica has not changed but we would appreciate you all buying a digital subscription one day. We rely on your support to keep SOS publishing top quality content.

I'll report back once it's fixed.
by Paul GilbyFri Jun 23, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Confusion! No July Issue - What has changed? Replies: 3 Views: 329

Re: Glitch accessing free Replica Mag

Thanks for your feedback.
We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve it.
I'll report back when it's fixed.
by Paul GilbyFri Jun 23, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Glitch accessing free Replica Mag Replies: 6 Views: 321

Re: Pop up adverts even though logged in

It turned out that Google were running and experiment but it's ended now.
They bury a little toggle on/off permissions option deep down inside their web advertising site you don't even notice it.
I've switched it off now !
by Paul GilbyFri Jun 02, 2023 5:02 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Pop up adverts even though logged in Replies: 3 Views: 155

Re: Error messages in forum today

Sorry we had an error with an update we rolled out this morning. It should be fixed for everyone now.
by Paul GilbyThu Mar 02, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Error messages in forum today Replies: 5 Views: 128

Re: Keep getting greyed-out screen on iPhone with Tapatalk App or Safari choice

Our web developer has investigated the situation. He thinks the problem was caused by a change with the Tapatalk plugin. We have no control over that so he's tweaked our code to see if that solves the problem. It did for him so it's now over to you helpful forum users to report back and let us know ...
by Paul GilbyThu Jan 26, 2023 9:53 am
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Keep getting greyed-out screen on iPhone with Tapatalk App or Safari choice Replies: 37 Views: 857

Re: Forum threads sporadically slow to load

The emoji selection is limited to what the phpBB forum software provides.
It may well be possible to edit the selection so I'll go find a man who can look into that.
by Paul GilbyWed Jan 11, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum threads sporadically slow to load Replies: 20 Views: 357

Re: Forum threads sporadically slow to load

Our tech guy can't reproduce this problem but he thinks it's not a Google Ad problem. It looks like the delay is due to some non-forum emojis being used. They are not part of the standard smilies collection. The forum is therefore searching for them externally and so the page load is delayed and, in...
by Paul GilbyWed Jan 11, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum threads sporadically slow to load Replies: 20 Views: 357

Re: Forum glacially slow...

Our Dev team will be investigating asap.
by Paul GilbyWed Nov 09, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Forum glacially slow... Replies: 81 Views: 1565

Re: No results returned from PhpBB API ...

Problem fixed.
Everything should be back to normal now.
by Paul GilbyFri Oct 21, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: No results returned from PhpBB API ... Replies: 6 Views: 221

McDSP - Analog Processing Box | Podcast

Podcast Interview McDSP founder Colin McDowell chats to Sam Inglis about his career at the cutting edge of plug-in development. Colin explains his approach to plug-in design, and talks about the revolutionary Analog Processing Box — a plug-in co-processor that employs configurable analogue circuitr...
by Paul GilbyThu Sep 01, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: McDSP - Analog Processing Box | Podcast Replies: 0 Views: 1406

Peter Zinovieff 1933-2021 - A Special Tribute

It's been just over one year since Peter Zinovieff passed away and so to mark the occasion SOS commissioned EMS expert James Gardner to create a special podcast. In his tribute to the life and works of composer and synth pioneer Peter Zinovieff, James tells the story through new and unique interview...
by Paul GilbyTue Aug 23, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Peter Zinovieff 1933-2021 - A Special Tribute Replies: 4 Views: 290

SynthFest UK is back!

SynthFest UK, Octagon, Sheffield - Saturday 8th October 2022 https://dt7v1i9vyp3mf.cloudfront.net/styles/header/s3/imagelibrary/s/synthfest_header-1cd3ZQasbO3efmTt3j0ygmYUntlDKuU..jpg SynthFest UK, the largest synthesizer event of its kind in the UK returns to the Octagon, Sheffield this October af...
by Paul GilbyMon Jul 25, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: New Products + Industry News Topic: SynthFest UK is back! Replies: 38 Views: 1564

Re: GearFest UK 2022

GearFest UK - Interfaces and Outboard GearFest UK is the show to take a look at audio interfaces and outboard equipment from some of the leading brands in pro audio. You'll be able to check out products from Apogee , Arturia , Avid , Bettermaker , Chandler , Cranborne Audio , Eventide , Ferrofish ,...
by Paul GilbyTue Jun 21, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: New Products + Industry News Topic: GearFest UK 2022 Replies: 20 Views: 1304