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Post# 44434   9/4/2004 at 18:39 (7,160 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Hello Applianceville and welcome to Discuss-O-Mat! I hope everyone enjoys our new posting system, I made it as similar as I could to our old system, but with some new, more powerful features. Using the new system should be very simple. First if you haven’t logged-in yet, please make sure you do that right away from the Discuss-O-Mat Control Page. Automatic Log-in will keep you logged in for seven whole days, automatically of course! If you wish to post a message, select a forum in which you wish to post in and once you’re in the forum, click on “Create New Thread”. From this point everything will look similar to the old forum. If you have read through a thread and would like to add your reply, simply scroll to the bottom of the thread you are currently in and input text boxes are awaiting your response. Again this is very similar to the old system.

Please use and enjoy our new system. Don’t get too hung up over which forum to post what subject matter at this point, it’s all very new and things will fall into place over time. In the yellow Super Forum (which replaces our old Sandbox) I have created a new thread call The Bug Report. I have completely rewritten our new system's programming code from scratch and I promise you there are going to be bugs. Hopefully none of the bugs will be severe enough to stop us in our tracks, but I suspect we will find a lot of little things that need fixing. If you find something that looks funny and you think it could be a bug please report it in The Bug Report thread, again it’s located in the Super Forum.

Post# 44437 , Reply# 1   9/4/2004 at 18:51 (7,160 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
I'm Replying To Our First Message

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Look we can even post pictures right in our own thread postings! Isn't this fun...

Post# 44438 , Reply# 2   9/4/2004 at 18:56 (7,160 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
One Last Thing

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I forgot to mention that member login names and profiles were brought into the new system. You do not need to re-sign up if you have logged in within the last six months to Applianceville.

Post# 44439 , Reply# 3   9/4/2004 at 19:11 (7,160 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

New format looks like a good thing to me! Say, what about the K-Aid Steve 1-18 found this morning! It looked like brand new! I just brought him my late 70's Imperial to part out and we thought it weighed a lot, but nothing compared to the one Steve found today! They really built 'em back then.

Post# 44440 , Reply# 4   9/4/2004 at 19:12 (7,160 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Say yay everyone!

Great job Robert! This new forum is just wonderful!


Post# 44444 , Reply# 5   9/4/2004 at 19:32 (7,160 days old) by westytoploader ()        

And here's a mini-Agitub, found in an Electro-Mite tabletop washer on eBay. Interesting because these types of machines usually have a top-mounted motor with a 3-vane agitator (meaning you can't watch the action); so this is a first. I wonder how well this works...

Post# 44451 , Reply# 6   9/4/2004 at 20:22 (7,160 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Very Cool Agi-Tub Austin, we will have to see pictures of it washing sometime.

Post# 44453 , Reply# 7   9/4/2004 at 20:31 (7,160 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Yes, Im going to bid at the last minute or so; it looks like a really neat machine, plus the first of its kind I've seen. Here's the link below.

The tub kind of resembles a large spaghetti pot, and when it's running it appears that the whole outer tub moves, handles and all! Very interesting...

The other versions of these (by Kenmore, Nesco, etc) are just the opposite; they have the motor on top and no Agitub, but the downside is that you can't watch the action, which is why I haven't had any interest in those.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO westytoploader's LINK on eBay

Post# 44459 , Reply# 8   9/4/2004 at 21:28 (7,160 days old) by mrmaytag (Tennessee)        

RoberThis new discuss-o-mat is great! Even though I do not post very often, I do read much of what is posted here. I love being able to scroll down through the responses without having to click on them. As an ex-computer programmer, my hat's off to you on a great piece of code!(or should I say, many great pieces of code!) Great job and congratulations to youDennis

Post# 44462 , Reply# 9   9/4/2004 at 22:48 (7,160 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Robert this is fantastic!

Thanks so much for all of your hard work! It looks so great!
This is going to be so much fun

Post# 44463 , Reply# 10   9/4/2004 at 22:51 (7,160 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Everything looks great Robert - except that '57 control panel glass isn't cracked... Is that the way they came new?? ;-

Post# 44466 , Reply# 11   9/4/2004 at 23:09 (7,160 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Greg,Watch the Aberdeen Videos and you will hear Robert saying "And mine was cracked...but thank God I got that new one..." ;-)

Post# 44471 , Reply# 12   9/4/2004 at 23:20 (7,160 days old) by westytoploader ()        
More info on the Mini-Agitub

Per it out!

Post# 44472 , Reply# 13   9/4/2004 at 23:23 (7,160 days old) by westytoploader ()        

It appears the link isn't workingGo to, then "Washerbase", then scroll down the brand index until you reach "Electro-Mite." Click on that for more details; quite an interesting little machine, and yes, the whole outer tub oscillates!

Post# 44475 , Reply# 14   9/5/2004 at 00:10 (7,160 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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YAY!!! Robert, you did a great job!!!!

Post# 44482 , Reply# 15   9/5/2004 at 02:58 (7,160 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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There needs to be a "last new post" date and nickname for each thread on the index pages.

Post# 44483 , Reply# 16   9/5/2004 at 04:13 (7,160 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I agree, that would be a nice feature so you who posted the last message when.

Post# 44490 , Reply# 17   9/5/2004 at 08:28 (7,160 days old) by westytoploader ()        

That would be more convenient than checking through each forum to see if it had a new post. Right now I'm just looking at the number of replies...

Post# 44491 , Reply# 18   9/5/2004 at 08:30 (7,160 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Great job! Looks like the new format is a winning "combo"!

Post# 44499 , Reply# 19   9/5/2004 at 10:00 (7,160 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Last Replied By and Date

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Hi Louis and GlennI was thinking the same thing last night too about having the last replied by name and time show up in the index. I also need to get the link to turn back to blue when a post is updated. I have an idea on how to do all of those things and I will work on that over the next day or two.

Post# 44507 , Reply# 20   9/5/2004 at 11:32 (7,160 days old) by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        

Robert, I am most impressed. I read the old discussion section once in a while, but this new format is easier to read and more pleasant. Thank you. I have been enjoying this site as a lurker for about a year now, and I thought it was time to get more activeI have enjoyed seeing everyone's collection pictures

Post# 44508 , Reply# 21   9/5/2004 at 11:34 (7,160 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        
this is wonderful

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this new system is just the neatest thing since sliced bread and its so easy to use love it thanks

Post# 44516 , Reply# 22   9/5/2004 at 13:52 (7,160 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        


Post# 44544 , Reply# 23   9/5/2004 at 22:25 (7,159 days old) by petebldg9 ()        
New Format

Robert,I just logged in for the first time in two days. This will take some getting used to, but I think it will work. You've obviously put a lot of thought into this - thanks! I like the three different discussion areas. Though I'm an avid fan of vintage machines and have vivid memories of them and how they operated, I don't have the square footage (or knowledge) to remodel and keep them. This new format will allow enthusiasts to post to the appropriate sections as topics come to mind. I do think there are parallels between the old and the new, and you've provided a good forum for everyone herePete

Post# 44551 , Reply# 24   9/5/2004 at 23:31 (7,159 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Roberrt!! Robert!!! Robert!!!! I can't express from the bottom of my heart how positive I think of the new format and the dilligent hours of coding you have put in. I'm am humbled. Bob

Post# 44556 , Reply# 25   9/6/2004 at 07:20 (7,159 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Great Club

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Thank you so much for a realy great new club. I was not logged on yesturday. So I have some getting used to. Please let me know if I can do anything to contribute

Post# 44558 , Reply# 26   9/6/2004 at 08:59 (7,159 days old) by markwb ()        

RobertAlthough this is my first post, I've followed, with great interest, the humble beginnings of the original "Applianceville" in Yahoo to the present "ClassicAppliances". I must say that I'm just blown away at the amount of effort(mental and financial) and time you contribute to make this a world-class site. And it just keeps getting betterI, for one, would consider it an honour to contribute financially for the ongoing maintainence and preservation of my favorite place on the net.Just let me know "how much" and "where"Mark

Post# 44576 , Reply# 27   9/6/2004 at 19:17 (7,158 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Bad Bug

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The big code change I had put in this morning to allow the links in the index page to turn from purple back to blue when a reply had been added turned out to be disastrous. We lost two posts in the Imperial Forum and I apologize to whoever created and replied to them. I set the code back to the way it was this morning before I uploaded those changes from an emergency backup.I will keep working on the development side and do more testing to try and get the purple to blue link code to work again, this time without disastrous resultsI appreciate everyone's support and patience in this time of transition

Post# 44580 , Reply# 28   9/6/2004 at 20:18 (7,158 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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The new format is awesome and the bugs are too few to be of major concern - thank you for all the hard work you've done!

Post# 44617 , Reply# 29   9/7/2004 at 09:52 (7,158 days old) by rayjay (Carteret, New Jersey)        

Robert, Just got back from a few days off. As an I.T. person. this is awesome. Thanks for all the hard workRay

Post# 44618 , Reply# 30   9/7/2004 at 10:05 (7,158 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

This new format is great. Thanks again Robert for all your effortsPC

Post# 44621 , Reply# 31   9/7/2004 at 12:31 (7,158 days old) by rapidry1000 (San Francisco)        

New format is great. Thanks for all your efforts

Post# 44622 , Reply# 32   9/7/2004 at 12:42 (7,158 days old) by JerseyMike ()        

Just got back from a brief vacation. Great job, Robert. I can't thank you enough for all you do in bringing all of us together. KudosMike

Post# 44641 , Reply# 33   9/7/2004 at 20:22 (7,157 days old) by richm (Pompano Beach, FL)        

RobertThis new format is awesome! Thanks for all of your hard work and dedicationRich

Post# 44649 , Reply# 34   9/7/2004 at 23:17 (7,157 days old) by tlee618 ()        

I too want to thank you so much Robert for all of your hard work. I can't begin to understand how you were able to do all of this!!! Everything is so easy to use and and follow. A job well done!! YAY Terry

Post# 44652 , Reply# 35   9/8/2004 at 01:38 (7,157 days old) by powerfin64 (Yakima, Washington)        

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Hi Guys..I just logged on for the first time in a few months, and I like the new setup!
great job Robert!Rich

Post# 44654 , Reply# 36   9/8/2004 at 02:01 (7,157 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        

One thing that might be handy is a "Back To Index" button at the bottom of the thread, so one doesn't have to scroll all the way back to the top.

Post# 44655 , Reply# 37   9/8/2004 at 02:37 (7,157 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Just press the 'Home' button on your keyboard and you are at the top of the page again.

Post# 44659 , Reply# 38   9/8/2004 at 06:10 (7,157 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Question about auto-magic-log-in?

I love the new main page of the site! It looks so easy and complete!
At home on my windows computer, it is not saving my 7 day log in
At work on my Mac, it is working correct
Am I doing something wrong
It is no big deal, but I love that feature of the automatic log in
Thanks again for all of your hard work on the site

Post# 44667 , Reply# 39   9/8/2004 at 08:36 (7,157 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Hi Brent, thanks! Glad you enjoying the new home page. I'm not quite done yet, but I'm well on my way for all the changes I want to makeAutomatic Login is working fine for me both here at home as well as at work. What exactly happens at home, does it work for a day or only until you close your browser??? Can you give me very precise details of exactly what happens??

Post# 44673 , Reply# 40   9/8/2004 at 10:39 (7,157 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Brent, do you perhaps have cookies disabled on your computer at home? I assume the automatic log on feature works that way (?)

Post# 44674 , Reply# 41   9/8/2004 at 10:44 (7,157 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Hello there

It did work for the day.
It was this morning and last night when I noticed that I was not logged in.
I don't have the cookie thing disabled
To be precise, all that it did was let me type here, and when I hit preview message, it said that I was not logged in.
At work, it has been fine.
I will turn on my computer at home this evening, and see if it does it again.
I will post, and let you know
Thanks Robert

Post# 44675 , Reply# 42   9/8/2004 at 10:44 (7,157 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Hi Louis, yes Automatic Login saves a cookie on your computer with your username, location and wallpaper choice, it set to expire seven days after it is set.

Post# 44678 , Reply# 43   9/8/2004 at 10:54 (7,157 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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Thanks again, I am still getting used to surfing the new club but it is real exciting.

Post# 44704 , Reply# 44   9/8/2004 at 19:59 (7,156 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
It worked great Robert!

Got home and started my computer. Responded to a post, and it worked fine
I don't know if I did something different last night. Don't think I did.
Glad it is working well though. Might have been something to do with the storm that came through Atlanta? (Just kidding
I love this feature. Thanks for it
Sorry, but I guess I should have waited before I posted about thinking I had an issue
Take care

Post# 1039942 , Reply# 45   7/30/2019 at 02:16 (1,719 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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#1 with a Kenmore(!) being the keyword I used to see where it all started, in a manner of speaking.
What thread first mentioned Maytag? #2.

And while i’m here I want to compliment the bulider(s) of this site, specifically the way in which it uploads pictures so fast!
No. Other. Website. Beats. It. Hands. Down.

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Post# 1039961 , Reply# 46   7/30/2019 at 06:50 (1,719 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow. What a blast from the past! I strolled in yesterday compared to some of you guys!

Post# 1039985 , Reply# 47   7/30/2019 at 09:34 (1,719 days old) by Paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
My how time has flown

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Thank you Robert, for your dedication to this well-loved website.

Post# 1040008 , Reply# 48   7/30/2019 at 11:39 (1,719 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Wow!  We just passed the 80K mark nearly 15 years later.  That's pushing an average of 5,500 per year/450 per month.  This has been a busy little corner of the internet, and for good reason!


Thanks Robert for creating this place to share information and advice on almost anything imaginable.



Post# 1040023 , Reply# 49   7/30/2019 at 14:07 (1,719 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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Robert, many thanks for bringing appliance joy and pleasure to all of us and thank you for maintaining this beautiful, wonderful site! I have been a loyal follower for more than 15 years...



Post# 1040048 , Reply# 50   7/30/2019 at 17:41 (1,718 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Talk about the march of time! AW remains an almost daily stop for me. It pretty much IS my social media.

Post# 1040065 , Reply# 51   7/30/2019 at 19:42 (1,718 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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So true Eugene!


Who needs Friends and Husbands (bless its heart and RIP) when you have friends and household appliances here?

Post# 1040072 , Reply# 52   7/30/2019 at 21:25 (1,718 days old) by sambootoo (Moody, AL)        

Let me echo the others' replies. I'd be lost without a daily dose of

Thank you, Robert for your dedication.


Post# 1040126 , Reply# 53   7/31/2019 at 09:35 (1,718 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
This Thread is Vintage!

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Thanks guys! I can't believe this thread came back from 15 years ago and over one million posts later. Wow a lot has changed in that time! Posting pictures in the threads was so new and exciting back then lol.

Post# 1040129 , Reply# 54   7/31/2019 at 10:14 (1,718 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Ha! Yep, the thread is indeed vintage Robert! I must add my voice to the chorus, thank you for this wonderful site!

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