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  • #16
    I just find the new format boring. I hardly ever visit anymore. Liked the old format better.
    Nothing welded, Nothing gained

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    3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
    Miller Dynasty200DX
    ThermalArc 400 GTSW
    MillerMatic350P
    MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
    MKCobraMig260
    Lincoln SP-170T
    Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
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    • #17
      I would like to see miller techs answer questions more often.
      I check in a few days a week, work keeps me too busy.I dont see much difference of the formats, looks fine to me.
      2- XMT's 350 cc/cv
      1- Blue star 185
      1- BOBCAT 250
      1- TRAILBLAZER 302
      1- MILLER DVI
      2- PASSPORT PLUS
      1- DYNASTY 200 DX
      1- DYNASTY 280 DX
      1- MAXSTAR 150 STL
      1- HF-251 BOX
      1- S-74D
      1- S-75DXA
      2- 12-RC SUITCASES
      1- 8-VS SUITCASE
      2- 30 A SPOOLGUNS

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      • #18
        Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
        The gripes of the new forum platform are not unfounded. Fortunately this is all free and I'm grateful for that. My first question on here had absolutely nothing to do with a welding machine, but was about a problem I had wiring up a drum switch to an electric motor. I chose this group of fine fellows to pose my question to after browsing many other forums and reading how people were treated with various questions. That includes forums where my question would have been more pertinent. I had a feeling that I would get the most constructive feedback from this one and so I went for it. I have posted a few questions off and on over a couple of other forums but rarely get anything of substance. With that said, I'm hanging on to this one, platform notwithstanding.
        Ryan

        Don't get me wrong... there are still plenty of bugs and problems with this upgrade... and the install seems very far from completely implemented...

        But I figure that if we keep the admins apprised of the issues.... that things will get resolved over time...

        As with any new software... the end user turns out to be the best debugging tool.... thus far from my view.. it seem we are at about 75% of the useability of the old system with plenty of annoying quirks to vex us...

        as long as the users keep on informing the Admins of problems in a constructive manner.. the internet team will continue to squash bugs and improve useability issues... They are listening and working on it...

        Originally posted by shovelon View Post
        I just find the new format boring. I hardly ever visit anymore. Liked the old format better.
        Terry

        for me... more frustrating than anything else... the interface is different and virtually nothing is in the same place that I have gotten used to easily finding it... So I have to hunt for it... Guess this will be our burden as users... to climb the steep learning curve of what seems an alien system... dealing with where we think things are 'SUPPOSED' to be vs were they now are...

        In my case... maybe.. Old Dog.. new tricks...??...
        Last edited by H80N; 12-26-2015, 08:41 AM.
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        “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

        Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

        My Blue Stuff:
        Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
        Dynasty 200DX
        Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
        Millermatic 200

        TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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        • #19
          Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
          I noticed also. Not much going on most days...Bob
          Sad to say I have to agree. This site used to be very active.
          Nick

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          • #20
            I don't like the main site either. Trying to browse equipment (say, for example the line of TIG machines) takes a lot of clicking and use of pull-downs. This "upgrade" seems like a big step backward.
            Miller stuff:
            Dialarc 250 (1974)
            Syncrowave 250 (1992)
            Spot welder (Dayton badged)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by USMCPOP View Post
              I don't like the main site either. Trying to browse equipment (say, for example the line of TIG machines) takes a lot of clicking and use of pull-downs. This "upgrade" seems like a big step backward.
              I couldn't agree more. I seldom go to the Miller page anymore because it is a PITA.

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              • #22
                Well I couldn't even access the site for a long while when they "fixed it" this year. I'm not surprised that people left and aren't on much. If I went to a store that all of a sudden was closed for months I would get in a routine to use other resources. The mobile app also never even let me post anything so all I ever did was read really frustrating because there is EXCELLENT content here. I've been using my laptop a lot lately so I have been on here now. Definitely need a smartphone app that works,..
                Ryan
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                COOLMATE 3.5
                CK WF1
                MILLERMATIC 350P w/Bernard BTB300 w/XR-A Python 25'
                MULTIMATIC 200 w/Spoolmate 100 w/TIG w/Wireless pedal
                SPECTRUM 375 X-Treme
                (2) DIGITAL ELITE helmets
                Weld-Mask goggles/hood
                OPTREL e684 helmet
                SMITH torches
                HARRIS torches

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                • #23
                  I don't know about others, but I use a Mac and I've had all kinds of trouble posting when I use the Safari web browser. Sometimes it allows me to post, but most of the time it doesn't and the only way I'm able to post is if I fire up my Firefox browser...

                  YMMV

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                  • #24
                    Also, the android Miller app does not render correctly. Posts mention having photos that are not showing on my android screen.
                    Millermatic 211
                    Everlast 200DX TIG
                    Lincoln Weld-Pak 100
                    Century Stick welder
                    Hypertherm Powermax 30 plasma cutter
                    Oxy set-up with Henrob 2000 torch
                    Logan 200 lathe (60 years old)
                    Jet band saw

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Joe from N.Y. View Post
                      Also, the android Miller app does not render correctly. Posts mention having photos that are not showing on my android screen.
                      Thanks for letting us know. Please send a direct message to forum at millerwelds dot com with more details on the app you're currently using. Thank you.

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                      • #26
                        It lacks the visual design it had before. It actually looks like a web page from 2001. No graphics at the top of the page? Where is the graphics banner?
                        They should have the projects images as a banner, something. Very static page now.
                        Ed Conley
                        http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                        MM252
                        MM211
                        Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                        TA185
                        Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                        O/A set
                        SO 2020 Bender
                        You can call me Bacchus

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by USMCPOP View Post
                          I don't like the main site either. Trying to browse equipment (say, for example the line of TIG machines) takes a lot of clicking and use of pull-downs. This "upgrade" seems like a big step backward.
                          Glad to hear someone else say this, I couldn't believe the new Miller site, its terrible. They removed so much information, its like taking three steps backward.
                          BTW I weld and fabricate for a living, Miller is supposed to be a leader in this industry, somebody messed up bad.
                          Richard
                          West coast of Florida

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                          • #28
                            TEST
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                            *******************************************
                            The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                            “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                            Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                            My Blue Stuff:
                            Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                            Dynasty 200DX
                            Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                            Millermatic 200

                            TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                            • #29
                              How are things working today?

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                              • #30
                                The MF just dumped a message. I agree this is a wonderful site but there are problems too. Most of the traffic now comes for a special reason. When I was recruited to Hobart by one of the infamous members could get 800 views of a bead pic in an evening. There are some reasons for he decline, namely competition and some to do with the pages themselves which should be as obvious as the shortcut everyone takes across the lawn.
                                Simply putting adm and sickies at the bottom and getting rid of 3/4 of the sub forums would help.
                                Surveys are usually great at confirming opinions but usually don't get to the heart of the matter, guys that got real talent for building machines are not always so great about the message and where is should be placed.
                                The marketing is ofte reflected in the taste of the engineers in an integrated company like these. The Hobart Trek was an example. The designers had an interest in 4x4, off road this and that and missed the forest for the trees.
                                I rarely click on a thread about 4x4 and only rarely about motor sports, I own 10 welding machines, 8 of which I bought new. I bought 2 new blue directly due to the forum system. Huge factor, probably not all feel that way.

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