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Can't browse old magazines
January 22, 2018
2:46 am
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Randal,

When it opens the widow to login, close it and try opening the magazine you want to read. I have no explanation for what is causing the looping problem, and have experienced it multiple times myself.

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January 22, 2018
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That does not work.

There has to be a bug somewhere.

Thanks anyway Bert.

Randy

January 22, 2018
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Randy,

There is a “bug” in the somewhere in the operating system that accesses the magazine archives. We will work on finding it and resolving the access issue.

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January 22, 2018
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Bert

For some reason this morning it is allowing me to open the old mag section.

Go figure.

Randy

January 22, 2018
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Randy,

I have had the same thing happen to me more than once.  There is a problem or bug with that part of the WACA website, and it is being investigated.

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January 22, 2018
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Just my 2¢ worth:  on occasion I’ve had trouble with the old issues and have found that switching to Internet Explorer always works for me.  I use the Firefox browser exclusively, but once in a while it seems to update itself to become more”privacy secure”.  When that happens, IE works, and the problem with Firefox always seems to have gone away by the next time I search for old articles.  This is on a desktop computer using Windows 7.

Don’t know why or how this happens, but its easy to live with.  Oh, and I don’t use my cell phone for anything but talking so I don’t have any experience with the problems some of you fellows have with those devices.

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January 22, 2018
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Gents, 

We sincerely apologize for the issues you may be having viewing our magazines. 

The older magazines (from Winter 2017, back) were programmed in FlippingBook to display in Flash (Flash is a plugin in your web browser).  After that, FlippingBook allowed us to program in the newer and more universally accepted standard called HTML5, so the newer magazines (starting with Summer 2017, forward) display in HTML5.  Most web browsers need to be running their latest version in order to display HTML5, so it’s a good idea to first check your browser version and update if necessary.

If you are having a problem viewing the older (Flash version) magazine issues, you need to enable Flash in your browser settings.  In addition, it may help to clear the cache memory in your browser settings so it can have a fresh start.  The procedure for these two items vary between browsers.  You can Google the procedures for your particular browser.  For example, in Chrome (which is the browser I use), click on the three dots in the upper right and go to:

  • Settings
  • Scroll down to advanced and click on it
  • Under Privacy and security, click on Content settings
  • Click on Flash
  • Turn off “Block sites from running Flash”
  • Go back to Privacy and security and scroll down to Clear browsing data.
  • Click on the blue button CLEAR DATA

On an iOS device like an iPad or iPhone, within the past year or so, the Safari web browser will run either HTML5 or Flash, and I don’t believe it requires any setting changes.  If you have an iPad, try viewing the magazines on it as it is my personal favorite way to view them.  It will display new and older versions of the magazines without a hitch.

Again we apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any further troubles (or successes), please continue to post them here and we will stay on top of it.

Thank you.

Rob Kassab

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January 22, 2018
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Thanks for the great explanation, Rob.  That makes a lot of sense as Firefox (the 64 bit edition anyway) does not allow most plug-ins, especially Java and Flash.

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January 22, 2018
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Our Webmaster Mike Hager has Firefox v57.0.4 64-bit (the latest version) and it supports Flash.  You just need to enable it.

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January 22, 2018
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I just installed the latest version of Firefox (57.0.4 64-bit).  When I viewed a real old magazine (2004), it came up that I needed to install Flash with a link to Flash.  Clicked on the link and saved Flash and then located the file (in Downloads) and ran it.

Flash installed and all the older magazines all displayed perfectly.  The only exception is Winter 2017 in which when clicked on, it gave me the option to enable Flash (Flash must be installed first for this to occur) and I did.  Then that one too displayed perfectly.  Now all magazines display as they should in FlippingBook as they should.  Whew!

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January 22, 2018
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Still having the same issue with the Fall 2006 magazine. Select the magazine and it takes me to a log-in screen then back to the WACA home page. No problems with prior or later issues. Will see if I’m smart enough to clear my cache memory, probably not the issue here but it’s something I think I need to do now and then anyway.

Thanks for all your efforts, wish I was computer savvy enough to describe this issue correctly. These back issues are an awesome resource!

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January 22, 2018
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I tried Fall 2006 in Chrome and it displayed without a hitch.

Then tried same Fall 2006 issue in Firefox and it came up with a window message that said it requires Flash.  I clicked on the Flash link in the message box and then on another box that appeared in the upper right of the browser to use Flash and remember setting, and it too worked without a hitch.

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January 25, 2018
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As I mentioned, viewing the magazine on a tablet is awesome.

One thing I have found helpful if there’s any issues viewing on an iPad is occasionally clearing history and website data in settings.  I have no idea why, but try it if you have an issue on your iOS device.

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January 28, 2018
5:02 pm
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Hey guys,

 

I know this issue is being investigated but I thought I would pass along my observations and an idea.  I have been unable to view old magazines for months now.  I’ve tried several times on several devices with no luck.  

 

One interesting thing I found.  In an attempt to have the site “remember my login” I changed my password to sort of “start fresh”. This didn’t change anything. So I clicked on the “forgot password” button in hopes it would send an email and kind of reboot me that way.  No email ever came.   I’ve tried this a couple times and don’t actually know if it is an automatic function or if an administrator gets a message to send me an email allowing my password to be reset.  Either way nothing came my way.   Just something I’ve found hoping to help with this issue.

One other idea I have is to get Bert or Rob to login as me (I’d be happy to PM my login info) and then they could see if they had success viewing the old magazines on my account.  This would help to see if I have a device issue on my end, and this only proves something if one of you are able to access the magazines on you computer or iPad when you are logged in as yourself.

Just some thoughts.

 

Thanks guys

Doug

January 28, 2018
6:30 pm
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Doug,

Rob recently added updated information on the first page when you click to access the Collector magazines.

“Viewing experience is best with the latest version of your web browser. Our newer magazines use HTML5 protocol while older issues use Flash browser plug-in. If your web browser has been updated and you still have difficulty viewing some magazines, manually enable Flash in your browser settings along with a one-time clearing of the cache and history also found in the settings menu of your browser.”

Have you verified that Flash is enabled in your browser? Logging in with your credentials on my computer will indeed indicate that it is your device that has the problem.

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January 29, 2018
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Doug,

Check your email.

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January 29, 2018
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Finally got to read Dr. Ed Lewis’ account of his 1895 in Africa! (Fall 2006) Took a few tries again today but was finally successful. No surprise that he’s a TR fan. 

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February 2, 2018
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Hi guys,

 

I would like to send a big Thank You to Trish, Bert, Rob, and everyone else who worked on getting my account functioning properly.  I really appreciate how fast you got things fixed up this week.  I can open the old magazines and everything works flawlessly!

 

Thanks again everyone,

Doug

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