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    Just noticed that I'm a minor member of quite a select club. Since their are only 2458 members..........and some pretty good advice within.
    Can anyone remember the quirky tunes that used to play along in the background...........what ever happend to them?

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    Originally posted by andye:
    Just noticed that I'm a minor member of quite a select club. Since their are only 2458 members..........and some pretty good advice within.
    Can anyone remember the quirky tunes that used to play along in the background...........what ever happend to them?
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    Can anyone remember the quirky tunes that used to play along in the background...........what ever happend to them?
    Yes, those tacky midi background tunes. Most are long lost and deleted from my computer, thankfully.

    Just for you, here's one that escaped the delete key ....

    ค้างคาวกินกล้วย - Kang Kao Gin Gluay - (Bat Eat Banana)

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    oh dear, that's truly awful !!

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    Wolfy, I must be lucky. The link wouldn't work for me. I just got a large letter Q, with a question mark on it. Clicked and double clicked. No response.

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    Dave, do you have Quicktime loaded on your PC? That may be the reason for the Q.

    By the way. I agree with Wolfy that music is awful!

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    David, I downloaded Quicktime, I think, to watch the 'Rolyshark Death Video' (His own words), but still took about 5 hours to download and watch all of it. After watching I took Quicktime off, as it didn't seem too good to me, and I kept getting messages to update it. I've never had a problem viewing forum links before.

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    If it doesn't play automatically, try the following:
    [*]Right-click the link and choose 'Save Target As ...'.[*]Then right-click the saved file, banana.mid, and 'Open With ..' Windows Media Player.[*]Then wonder why you bothered.

    The midi tune is fairly tacky. However, Kang Kao Gin Gluay (Bat Eat Banana) is among the most famous traditional Thai songs of all time and is still frequently played and performed all over Thailand today.

    Here are a few links to alternative versions:

    YouTube - Bat Eat Banana
    YouTube - ค้างคาวกินกล้วย(Bat Eat Banana)
    YouTube - ค้างคาวกินกล้วย
    YouTube - เพชรจรัสแสง - ค้างคาวกินกล้วย
    YouTube - donte THAWEELARB

    The midi sounds were on the website in the days when everyone was on dial-up and a 64k file was about the most it was practical to embed on a web page without bringing people's browsers to a standstill. Though a novelty at the time, background music on most web pages is now very much frowned upon.

    How times change.

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    Very cool
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    'Yes, those tacky midi background tunes. Most are long lost and deleted from my computer, thankfully'.

    Makes you wonder how they got there in the first place?

    Is there a potted history of this Forum? Are the originators still around?

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    Makes you wonder how they got there in the first place?
    I put them there.
    Are the originators still around?
    Yes, that would be Lee and myself.
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    Are the originators still around?
    Originally posted by maokaang:
    Yes, that would be Lee and myself.
    Is 10 Sept 2002 the actual birth date of this site?
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    Is 10 Sept 2002 the actual birth date of this site?
    Thailand_UK was born on 28th April 2000 as an eGroup, later to become part of Yahoo Groups.

    28th April is what we usually regard as the anniversary date.

    The Thailand-UK website was born on 7th November 2001, then set up as a kind of FAQ to complement the Yahoo Group.

    Eventually, a brand new forum on the website was planned to replace the Yahoo Group. Work on this started in August 2002 using software called ubb.classic. By the 10th September it was ready for live testing, hence the date on my profile as it was then that I deleted all the dummy test data and kick started it for real. The new forums opened to the public on the 18th September 2002 and the Yahoo Group was closed. In November 2004 we migrated to the current software, Eve.

    Here's a link to a brief history, though it's four years since I updated it:

    http://thailand-uk.com/About/

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    Originally posted by maokaang:
    Makes you wonder how they got there in the first place?
    I put them there.
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    Paul, thanks for that. Another area of the site I have never looked at I really must get out and about a bit more instead of just using the one area of the site and posting my usual drivel (comments on that are NOT needed thank you )

    From the good to the bad :
    Have you been experiencing a few problems lately?
    Last week I was unable to log on and kept being asked for my e-mail and password details but when entered nothing happened and the other night (Fri?) I kept getting a 404 error message on anything past the topics listings page.
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    Last week I was unable to log on and kept being asked for my e-mail and password details but when entered nothing happened and the other night (Fri?) I kept getting a 404 error message on anything past the topics listings page.
    Last week was a long time ago. Are you still having problems now?

    On 14th August our web host updated the forum software and made changes to the login service. The site was closed for an hour or so during the upgrade and, once opened again, there were a few teething problems with the login service, most notably for Firefox and Safari users. I believe all those issues were resolved by the end of the day or early the next day.

    I normally try to post a message about forthcoming upgrades and site downtime but I was only given a few hours notice of that one myself.

    Regarding the 404 error, we've had no other reports of any issues around that time so my first guess would be that your internet provider may have been experiencing problems.
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    I had a few issues last week - couldn't log in for one evening. I just put it down to the FBI. trying to silence me.
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    Originally posted by manfarang:
    ... I just put it down to the FBI. trying to silence me.
    ... or perhaps the Mods ...
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    Are you still having problems now?

    Paul, I have had difficulty logging in a few times since the change over, and that includes yesterday morning. I entered my details about 4 times before I was 'in'. It is intermittant though.

    Dave.

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    Hi Dave

    Sorry about this, but I need some more info ...

    Which link did you use to log in?
    What message did you get (if any) when you failed to log in and/or what exactly happened after you failed to log in?
    Which browser do you use?

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