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Justin Smith

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    Hillsborough
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    Swimming, railways, RF transmission, history, travel, and my family (not necessarily in that order)
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    Shop Owner

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  1. I'm moving my large website from Webplus to Wordpress. Webplus had a built in links checker which reliably reported every single broken link, including those down to anchor level. Unfortunately the plug in Wordpress link checker doesn't work down to anchor level and even worse it also failed to spot a few broken page links, it`s useless. Xenu doesn`t seem to pick up faulty anchor links either. The W3C link checker did find my deliberately broken link to an anchor, but took ages to do so on only one relatively small page.... Does anyone know of a link checker which checks internal (as well as external) links down to anchor level in a reasonable time ? Checking internal links is more important to me than checking external links.
  2. Unfortunately, when it comes to parking, need does not equate with "rights". I see this all the time with ignorant parking, worst is obviously people parking across people's drives. The only time you have a right to park anywhere is if you have your own off road parking space, otherwise it is not up to the driver to make up his own mind about parking restrictions.
  3. I think there's a breakdown in communication here. It's all about how long the cars are waiting in an area where space is obviously at a premium. Surely the people being picked up can have contacted those picking them up and be there for when they drive up. The point is they should not have to wait outside for any significant length of time, they just walk out from under the covered walkway when the car turns up, they get in and off they go, In theory the vehicle doesn't need to be there any longer than it would if actually dropping someone off ? TBH I hate going to Sheffield station by car. I live in Oughtibridge and would far rather pick up (or indeed catch a train from) from Swinton. In fact I could probably get to Swinton nearly as quickly as Sheffield and it's a lot less trouble when you actually get there. Unfortunately my folks were going to Reading , there are no direct trains from Swinton to there.....
  4. Almost everyone has a mobile phone these days so it really wouldn`t be difficult to arrive shortly after the train, Realtime Trains (use detailed view) may help, it gives up to the minute (more or less) data on where any train in the country is. But, as a prev poster mentioned, the people you`re picking up (assuming they had a mobile phone) would be under cover, possibly even sitting down in a heated waiting room not waiting about in the cold and rain.
  5. My parents aren`t in the first flush of youth, so I wanted to drop them off as near as possible to the station entrance. There would have been no problem had not most of the spaces been taken up with people not dropping off anyone, or indeed picking them up. Personally I`d have no objection to people picking up people from those bays but only if the person being collected was literally waiting there to get straight into the car. NOT the car waiting there for them......
  6. Just had a very frustrating time dropping off my parents at the Sheffield station. The queue for the drop off area was hardly moving and backed up right past the T junction on the access road. The reason ? Of the six or seven cars using the drop off area only two appeared to be actually dropping off anyone ! All the other spaces were full of cars just waiting, one assumes, to pick up passengers due off trains. If ever there was a need for staff to move on cars just waiting that is it. There should be signs around "Drop off only max stop time 3 minutes" or similar. And actually enforce it...….
  7. I don't think you quite understand, the tram routes were snarled up anyway, and in both directions !
  8. Does anyone know what, if anything specific, caused the appalling traffic in NW Sheff this morning ? The gridlock in Oughtibridge was caused by works outside the ex St Christopher's garage, I know about that. But it was appalling going through Worrall, a solid, but moving, queue in both directions. Then it was backed right up Wadsley lane as far as Marlcliffe Rd, again not unknown. I then discovered (because I park on the country side of the tram gates on Middlewood Rd using my parking permit) it was also backed up along Middlewood Rd - going out bound - as far as Minto Rd ! Incredibly it was also backed up city bound way past the same point ! There were huge queues at all the tram stops. Slightly earlier in the day my wife said traffic along Middlewood Rd North was backed up (city bound) as far as the (ex) Middlewood tavern and just not moving at all.....
  9. I`d be very interested to know what speed he was doing, it's a 50mph limit there isn't it ? You'd be pretty unlucky to get killed in an accident (unless it was head on with another car) if only driving at 50mph.
  10. If Angela Smith just wanted a quite life continuing to pick up her significant MP's salary, she'd not only have stayed where she was in the Labour party, she'd have spouted a load of hypocritical guff about how she now supported Brexit "because the people have spoken". But she didn`t, she took the hard route because she genuinely believes that : 1 - Brexit is a bad idea and will harm her constituents. 2 - The people voted for something (as advertised by Leave : "a cake and eat it Brexit" which avoids us being in the EU with Turkey) which they're definitely not going to get whatever happens. These are facts.
  11. Couldn`t agree with you more, have you sent a complaints form to the BBC ? There`s still a chance they`ll change their mind if enough people express their displeasure, and change of support for the TV licence..... Yes I do.
  12. There seem a few on here who`d miss it, I think we should all try to give the BBC some "feedback" on it, if enough people complain they`ll keep it, I`m sure of that.
  13. It depends on whether they want to maintain public support for their services, As I said if they turn it off I think I`ll change my attitude to scrap the licence fee. You may be surprised how many people use text, and I can`t imagine it costs that much for the BBC to facilitate.
  14. I don`t know how many people have seen this but apparently BBC Teletext is due to be switched off. I`m pretty annoyed about it because we use it quite a bit, including for checking eth weather forecast without having to fire up the laptop or when we`re on holiday. Neither me nor my wife want Smart phones. One has to ask what we`re actually going to be getting for our licence fee, the fact is if they turn of text I may actually cross the Rubicon, and go from a BBC / TV licence supporter to some body who thinks they should scrap the TV licence and leave the BBC to fend for itself. The BBC are playing a dangerous game here..... Complain here.
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