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HB13DISH

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I would like to suggest a new category for official satellite packages.
This way a member can post a thread regarding a certain package or channels in any specific package.
Information regarding cost of offered packages, reviews, how and where to buy, quality of channels, etc. can be very useful to members after a while.

Packages like:

Sky UK
Sky Italia
TPS
Canal Satellite
ABSat
Nova
Showtime
ART

etc.
 

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Thanks, not a bad idea, will come back to you on it after I've had a chance to think it out. :)
 

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I was thinking about this myself rolfw, and I think we could do this:

Rename the 'Astra 28.2 and Eurobird 28.5 including Astra 2D' section to 'Official Packages'.

Then have a sub-forum within 'Official Packages' called 'Packages Discussion EXCEPT Sky UK', in which there would be sticked threads of every package (within reason) of all the main packages; Premiere, Sky Italia etc etc, where discussion of each package would be focussed within the relevant thread.

I was also thinking, if we're talking about changing things abit, about collapsing all the sub-forums in the 'Gamers Section' into one forum and making the 'Gamers Section' a sub-forum of 'Computer Discussion'.
 

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Well the gamers' section is Chris's baby, will ask him what he thinks, will look at the possibility of your other suggestion, certainly would be logical to consider it that way. :)
 

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rolfw said:
Well the gamers' section is Chris's baby, will; ask him what he thinks, will look at the possibility of your other suggestion, certainly would be logical to consider it that way. :)
Whatever Chris says I'm cool with, can't question the landlord :D
 

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i like this idea....im always missing out on what channels are newly appearing on vairious packages
 

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I'll sort this out, but may still retain the 28.2 section as a separate section, as it has traditionally been a big interest section to our UK ex-patriate members.
 

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If you want to retain the 28.2 section, the other thing you could do I suppose is have an 'Official Packages EXCEPT 28.2' section and regionalise it; Europe, Middle East, Asia etc. But it's up to you, I'm sure there's a nifty solution :)
 

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also just a thought....if there is to be subforums for specific packages...then I have a feeling there will be constant questions such as :-

eg... Nova greece section

Is this package open?

Is this packaged hacked?

Where can I find the keys for this?

and so on.....

I think this will overwelhm the posts of transponder changes, new price tarriffs,,,,footprint sizes...etc

reason satellites.co.uk works so well is the fact that it is very different to all other forums...and doesnt deal in the bullsh*t of keys, etc...this due to the excellent mods and contributers.

I hope this forum stays this way...and never heads down the road of the "sleazy" side of the hobby...

just my oppinion fella's
 

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Questions of key etc is banned anyway, so that shouldn't affect it. The mods, including myself, will keep an eye out for that so no worries :)
 

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international pay tv,forum,would be the best,with that,we could get an overview,what happens in usa/canada etc!
 

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With the greatest of respect to the USA and Canada, I'm not really too concerned about what is showing there, as we can't see it from here. More to the point, if we encourage chat about their packages, it will also bring in hundreds, possibly thousands of members from that continent, wanting to discuss free access to those packages. This we don't want, as a) our server is based there (could cause problems for us) and :cool: they have a different set of terms for everything and things get very confusing.
 

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rolfw said:
Thanks, not a bad idea, will come back to you on it after I've had a chance to think it out. :)
Thank you rolf for considering this.

I have made a sample of one package to illustrate what I have in mind.
You need to put the logo in the same subfolder as the htm page in order to see it also.

This would be the "home page" for each package, to be followed by threads as time goes by.

I didn't play with cosmetics like the background (Satellites.co.uk bg is nice). Any comments and remarks would be appreciated (e.g. other fields that anyone can think of)

Note: Tried to attach an htm page, but it is not on the list.
So I made a pdf file instead. Pity, since the hyperlinks don't work like with htm.
 

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Very nice pdf, I think that would be great for an OP which the mod could update.

UPDATE: The new sub-forum are open. So rolfw did go for sub-forums for every package, looks very nice! Hopefully I'm wrong and this sparks many more new members :D Well done rolfw!
 

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You can include an HTML page by using the iframe command in square brackets and /iframe in square brackets after the address.

Have made some provisional sections, there can be as many as we need. They may only end up with a cuple of threads in some, but I think the separate sections will allow some to develop better.

If you have an HTML page to include, it would be better to attach it in a zip and I can then upload it to our server.
 

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looks nice i have posted in the digitalb section with a channel line up and frequency list to start off

so the above is what is going to be posted in the sections ?
 

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Any information can be posted in any format, as long as it isn't about how to compromise the package. There will of course be sticky threads with the most basic info. :)
 

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I like...good work
 

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Here is an updated BBC Prime Package page, with more information.

I think that it would be better to have a form template that would have the same fields and members can fill it in with any html editor, otherwise there will be too many varieties.

I have attached such a form. Please let us have your comments.

rolf: Please delete the previous page from this thread. Thanks.
 

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Not entirely sure whether we can go that route, as not everyone can use an HTML editor and I don't want to put anything in the way of getting people to put up the information on their packages.

This is the link to your file _http://www.satellite-newbie.co.uk/sat1/bbcprime.htm

Just insert it inside the iframe brackets in your post. :)