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 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Feb 23, 2020 11:37
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In General, Leftoverbricks writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  In General, pitz8008 writes:
  SLOW FOR ANYONE ELSE?

Painfully. We'll have to move to a more desirable area and change our isp's.


Actually, maybe you have to. Have you checked your internet connection speed
with a speed test service like https://www.speedtest.net ?
I'm usually around 200 mps down and 175 up.
If you are you using a VPN connection than you do a check with and without VPN.
Trying to help

Our isp (BT) only provides 80mb down and 20 up and we are at that - constantly.
We are fibre to the cabinet. No other site is this painfully slow . Why would
it just be us when others are reporting the same thing.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Feb 23, 2020 10:35
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In General, pitz8008 writes:
  SLOW FOR ANYONE ELSE?

Painfully. We'll have to move to a more desirable area and change our isp's.
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 Posted: Feb 21, 2020 13:23
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In Wanted, qwertyboy writes:
  In Wanted, m.leonard writes:
  Hi,

I'm trying to send a wanted list notification to people who have my lego
in "Wanted List", but I don't understand the procedure for sending this message.

I also try to customize "My Wanted Notification E-Mail" but I didn't understand.
Could someone help me? (NL/FR/EN)
(See in attachment some printscreens)

The system will only offer to send out notifications if you have added new lots
to your inventory. If you have not added anything (or if you have added items
that increased the lot size of existing lots), you cannot send notifications.

Niek.

And just to add to that if you retain your items in inventory after being sold
out, and then add them as new quantities you are not allowed to send out notifies
on that either. Bit of a flawed system, in my mind.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Feb 20, 2020 06:18
 Subject: Add to Community Experts group
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Suggestions over the past 6 years have not been very successful, however we now
have a new 'kid on the block' in charge. Let's see what happens with
this one.
We are all aware of the new Community Expert program that has been introduced
aimed at the technical side of the site e.g. catalogue, inventories etc.

How about adding to that group with a community advisory panel, whose members
could help with the usability testing of new features as well as offering advice
on both direction and functionality for the site.

These would also be volunteers and a method for rotation could be put in place
to ensure no one individual dominated that side.

You could even have regional representation say USA, UK, Europe (or Germany,
France Netherlands, etc). This would help enormously on the variations that are
both desirable and needed for the site, as well as the legal requirements, postal
systems, etc.

It would, of course also help communications and community spirit.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Feb 18, 2020 10:29
 Subject: Re: This is really getting beyond a joke
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In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, WildBricks writes:
  In Problem, Adjour writes:

  
I've noted numerous times that most of the complaints come from the UK and
Europe and that I have very very very few issues and that perhaps the issue most
of the time is user or region based have been told that that is impossible by
calbricks a few times now


I'm going to have to say you are wrong about the mostly UK/Europe thing.
We have constant battles with issues while working on our inventory. I rarely
post about it because I'm too busy trying to reload my inventory pages and
get actual work done. The few times I've attempted long rants the bleeping
site has an error that erases my entire post. Just because I'm not complaining
doesn't mean I'm not having the same problems as Bill/Cal's Bricks.

No issues here - problems are user based.

Subscribing to inferior service providers, insisting on using cloud-based computing
and smartphones, and yes - living in less desirable regions. These are the reasons
for all of the 'problems'. It's your choice, of course, but at least
recognize that this has nothing to do with Bricklink and the fantastic opportunity
they offer.

What a load of rubbish. Prove this is user based. Prove you live in a more desirable
area. Prove it is one of the hundreds of isp's that are serving all the people
that are affected. Prove any of these people are using cloud based problems.
Prove any of them are using smart phones and experiencing these problems. Back
up your claims to have the answers by providing the forum members with your IT
qualifications.

And for someone whose store is closed and handles a mere handful of transactions
in a year, prove this is a wonderful opportunity.

You do not know what you are talking about and in that case the best response
is silence. Just ask Russell why he stated publicly they are experiencing the
same problems - oh no I forgot they are Bricklink and can do no wrong.

Ge2t a grip

The fact that my store is currently closed or that I have only successfully shipped
out 3000 orders in the last 10 years does not change the fact that Bricklink
is a fantastic opportunity for both buyers and sellers.
I suggest you channel your frustrations into addressing the factors I mention,
rather than stubbornly insisting that BL must "fix" everything.

Unfortunately I cannot agree with that. Your volume suggest you do not handle
the number of transactions or activity that we have to deal with (and the we
is for those of us who are seeing the problems). There is no fix for us other
than Bricklink doing what it gets paid to do. Just why do you think TLG have
prioritised looking at the performance issues? Fortunately, for us, the world
does not revolve around you and your shop or your comments. Funny how you did
not respond when asked to back up your claims with proof.

That ends this conversation.

Proof works both ways - you cannot prove that the problems you are experiencing
are in any way attributable to Bricklink.
I wouldn't hold out too much hope on TLG prioritizing anything with respect
to BL - they bought it for control. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
I am glad to hear that the world does not revolve around me, however, I'm
not sure I could handle the pressure.

Okay so lets get the facts out here and close this down . You seem to be denying
that users all over the world are, from time to time, having performance issues,
despite the numerous threads and complaints that have been logged on the forum.
You also seem to be denying that Russell commented publically on this in the
forum saying they were having the same issues. You have denied all comments from
qualified IT people (and several have commented here). So you have absolutely
no proof whatsoever to substantiate your claims - we, on the other hand have
not only our own experience and that of others but numbers of qualified professional
people who have tried to explain the situation and you still cannot accept it.
Therefore the conversation is over - You can certainly return to your 'more
desirable area', keep your store closed and troll the forum as and when you
make claims with no substantiation.
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 Posted: Feb 18, 2020 10:04
 Subject: Re: This is really getting beyond a joke
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In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, WildBricks writes:
  In Problem, Adjour writes:

  
I've noted numerous times that most of the complaints come from the UK and
Europe and that I have very very very few issues and that perhaps the issue most
of the time is user or region based have been told that that is impossible by
calbricks a few times now


I'm going to have to say you are wrong about the mostly UK/Europe thing.
We have constant battles with issues while working on our inventory. I rarely
post about it because I'm too busy trying to reload my inventory pages and
get actual work done. The few times I've attempted long rants the bleeping
site has an error that erases my entire post. Just because I'm not complaining
doesn't mean I'm not having the same problems as Bill/Cal's Bricks.

No issues here - problems are user based.

Subscribing to inferior service providers, insisting on using cloud-based computing
and smartphones, and yes - living in less desirable regions. These are the reasons
for all of the 'problems'. It's your choice, of course, but at least
recognize that this has nothing to do with Bricklink and the fantastic opportunity
they offer.

What a load of rubbish. Prove this is user based. Prove you live in a more desirable
area. Prove it is one of the hundreds of isp's that are serving all the people
that are affected. Prove any of these people are using cloud based problems.
Prove any of them are using smart phones and experiencing these problems. Back
up your claims to have the answers by providing the forum members with your IT
qualifications.

And for someone whose store is closed and handles a mere handful of transactions
in a year, prove this is a wonderful opportunity.

You do not know what you are talking about and in that case the best response
is silence. Just ask Russell why he stated publicly they are experiencing the
same problems - oh no I forgot they are Bricklink and can do no wrong.

Ge2t a grip

The fact that my store is currently closed or that I have only successfully shipped
out 3000 orders in the last 10 years does not change the fact that Bricklink
is a fantastic opportunity for both buyers and sellers.
I suggest you channel your frustrations into addressing the factors I mention,
rather than stubbornly insisting that BL must "fix" everything.

Unfortunately I cannot agree with that. Your volume suggest you do not handle
the number of transactions or activity that we have to deal with (and the we
is for those of us who are seeing the problems). There is no fix for us other
than Bricklink doing what it gets paid to do. Just why do you think TLG have
prioritised looking at the performance issues? Fortunately, for us, the world
does not revolve around you and your shop or your comments. Funny how you did
not respond when asked to back up your claims with proof.

That ends this conversation.
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 Posted: Feb 17, 2020 13:15
 Subject: Re: This is really getting beyond a joke
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In Problem, axaday writes:
  In Problem, Adjour writes:
  In Problem, WildBricks writes:
  In Problem, Adjour writes:

  
I've noted numerous times that most of the complaints come from the UK and
Europe and that I have very very very few issues and that perhaps the issue most
of the time is user or region based have been told that that is impossible by
calbricks a few times now


I'm going to have to say you are wrong about the mostly UK/Europe thing.
We have constant battles with issues while working on our inventory. I rarely
post about it because I'm too busy trying to reload my inventory pages and
get actual work done. The few times I've attempted long rants the bleeping
site has an error that erases my entire post. Just because I'm not complaining
doesn't mean I'm not having the same problems as Bill/Cal's Bricks.


I said MOSTLY. I never once said that no one in the USA has issues. But if you
look at the history of complaints they are heavily skewed towards Europe. You,
or even many people having an issue in the USA does not change what I said at
all. I've also noted that most USA users who complain are not in Metro areas.


I don't have issues. The complaints you guys have do not happen to me or
many other users. Its regional or user based or me and the other users without
issues are making this up.

So which is it?

Toddponds may have completely explained it there. You are in California, near
the servers. Calsbricks is in England, far away.

But in Oklahoma, I get a lot of errors too.

And so do others. Some take the time to post on it - others do not. Bricklink
have acknowledged the issues and hopefully something will be done about it in
due course.
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 Posted: Feb 17, 2020 13:13
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In Problem, Adjour writes:
  In Problem, todd3ponds writes:
  In RL I'm a programmer with 30 years of experience

  The problem is that it is almost never just a single one (or even two) of these
issues. Someone in California (close to the servers) running a newish OS & up-to-date
browser, who doesn't use all the site's capabilities (like me, but I'm
in Colorado), may not have any slowness problems at all (I don't). But someone
in Asia or Europe, who uses a large portion of the site's features (a seller),
may run into all kinds of issues, especially if they're trying to do multiple
things at once using the same browser session (I usually tell my clients to try
running the second operation in an incognito window) may encounter an error that
affect (slows down or kills) everything that they're doing.



THANK YOU.

And of course you saw what their solution to this was - a complete re-write of
the web software. You also must have seen the mention of hardware, network and
infrastructure issues.
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In Problem, Adjour writes:
  In Problem, WildBricks writes:
  In Problem, Adjour writes:

  
I've noted numerous times that most of the complaints come from the UK and
Europe and that I have very very very few issues and that perhaps the issue most
of the time is user or region based have been told that that is impossible by
calbricks a few times now


I'm going to have to say you are wrong about the mostly UK/Europe thing.
We have constant battles with issues while working on our inventory. I rarely
post about it because I'm too busy trying to reload my inventory pages and
get actual work done. The few times I've attempted long rants the bleeping
site has an error that erases my entire post. Just because I'm not complaining
doesn't mean I'm not having the same problems as Bill/Cal's Bricks.


I said MOSTLY. I never once said that no one in the USA has issues. But if you
look at the history of complaints they are heavily skewed towards Europe. You,
or even many people having an issue in the USA does not change what I said at
all. I've also noted that most USA users who complain are not in Metro areas.


I don't have issues. The complaints you guys have do not happen to me or
many other users. Its regional or user based or me and the other users without
issues are making this up.

So which is it?

As we and others have said it is a combination of many factors. No one single
issue is down to anyone or everyone. It is Bricklinks platform for us to use
and thiers to maintain. None of us can do that - that is their responsibility
and in honesty that is what a proportion of the fees we pay go towards.
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 Posted: Feb 17, 2020 13:08
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In Problem, Adjour writes:
  This is BEYOND rude and honestly childish. Put me on your ignore list and move
on.


Saying I'm insane because I don't agree with you says WAY more about
you than it could ever about me.

I have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about.
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In Problem, todd3ponds writes:
  In RL I'm a programmer with 30 years of experience, the last 15 dealing with
web applications that have the exact same issues as BL. Problems like the ones
people are encountering are almost always a *combination* of: poor database design,
inefficient logic, weird bugs in the software (that create totally unexpected
results), underpowered server hardware, insufficient bandwith (both at the server
end and/or the client/browser end), distance from browser to server (physical
and number of network node hops) - or timing issues, browser incompatibilities/versioning,
and client/browser hardware & OS.

The problem is that it is almost never just a single one (or even two) of these
issues. Someone in California (close to the servers) running a newish OS & up-to-date
browser, who doesn't use all the site's capabilities (like me, but I'm
in Colorado), may not have any slowness problems at all (I don't). But someone
in Asia or Europe, who uses a large portion of the site's features (a seller),
may run into all kinds of issues, especially if they're trying to do multiple
things at once using the same browser session (I usually tell my clients to try
running the second operation in an incognito window) may encounter an error that
affect (slows down or kills) everything that they're doing.

So my advice is to be patient - these things are not easy to fix. In my current
product's case, we are in the middle of completely re-writing the application
to work with modern database, architecture and web designs - everything that's
been converted so far is lightning fast for all users. But that project is extremely
expensive and has a 4-year plan - and it took us over a year of planning before
we started (to make sure we didn't disrupt existing users using the site).
Also- we've put almost all enhancements (additional functionality) on hold
during that time, which might kill some of our market-share, but we decided it
was worth it.

Since BL is a web forms/ASP application (written with ASP, submits forms of data
when the user hits an action button, like "Save" or "Go" or "Submit"), it's
going to be especially susceptible to timing issues. Next time you are having
slowness issues, try opening a command window and typing "tracert bricklink.com"
- if you get more than 15/18 hops before it starts saying "Request timed out.",
you may be just having a timing issue (it will always say "timed out" once you
get to IP 50.248.118.xxx- BL's domain server or load balancer - because the
actual web servers are probably configured to not respond to pings (all mine
are)). You can also look at the timing of each hop - mine are all under 25 ms
- if you start seeing significantly higher numbers (especially in the thousands)
*before* it gets to 50.248.118.xxx, then the problem is not at BL. I've pasted
mine below - interesting (and probably beneficial) that almost all hops are inside
comcast's system. Also interesting that the last hop before BL is in Dallas.

And addressing the internal server errors that people get - those are probably
unhandled exceptions being thrown by the application - an error (bug) occurred
and the code intercepted (and hopefully logged) it before sending the browser
a simple error message. The errors could be database or code issues (or internal
communication between server issues, as suggested by someone earlier). Note that
I get this every time I hit the "Post" button in the "Preview or Post" buttons,
but not when I hit "Preview" first, then the single "Post" button in "Post or
Continue Editing Below" - probably two different code paths, and one is not updated
to do what the other is doing.

Ok, I've droned on long enough. Sorry for the novel-length post Hopefully
someone will find this useful (or at least interesting)

The other thing that I should have mentioned is this is not all about performance
issues. One can understand heavy traffic issues and distance causing those kind
of issues. This is also about constant stream of bugs in the software. Just review
the forum and see how many people are affected - forum bugs, posting bugs authentication
issues etc. Those problems are certainly not down to the end user or client.
I will leave you to decide where they come from.

The people who are not affected by these issues are very lucky individuals and
probably do not make the extensive use of the platform that others do. That is
life - but to blame this entirely on end users is a joke. We didn't write
the code - we are just trying to use the facilities that are supposed to be made
available, and sometimes, not always, that just isn't possible - so the bugs
and performance issues are what all those that have added their thoughts and
agreement to this thread are talking about. As we said before Russell has publicly
stated they have these issues to contend with as well. So it certainly isn't
in anyone's mind - it is reality and there are those who will not, no matter
what is said, accept that.
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In Problem, todd3ponds writes:
  In RL I'm a programmer with 30 years of experience, the last 15 dealing with
web applications that have the exact same issues as BL. Problems like the ones
people are encountering are almost always a *combination* of: poor database design,
inefficient logic, weird bugs in the software (that create totally unexpected
results), underpowered server hardware, insufficient bandwith (both at the server
end and/or the client/browser end), distance from browser to server (physical
and number of network node hops) - or timing issues, browser incompatibilities/versioning,
and client/browser hardware & OS.

The problem is that it is almost never just a single one (or even two) of these
issues. Someone in California (close to the servers) running a newish OS & up-to-date
browser, who doesn't use all the site's capabilities (like me, but I'm
in Colorado), may not have any slowness problems at all (I don't). But someone
in Asia or Europe, who uses a large portion of the site's features (a seller),
may run into all kinds of issues, especially if they're trying to do multiple
things at once using the same browser session (I usually tell my clients to try
running the second operation in an incognito window) may encounter an error that
affect (slows down or kills) everything that they're doing.

So my advice is to be patient - these things are not easy to fix. In my current
product's case, we are in the middle of completely re-writing the application
to work with modern database, architecture and web designs - everything that's
been converted so far is lightning fast for all users. But that project is extremely
expensive and has a 4-year plan - and it took us over a year of planning before
we started (to make sure we didn't disrupt existing users using the site).
Also- we've put almost all enhancements (additional functionality) on hold
during that time, which might kill some of our market-share, but we decided it
was worth it.

Since BL is a web forms/ASP application (written with ASP, submits forms of data
when the user hits an action button, like "Save" or "Go" or "Submit"), it's
going to be especially susceptible to timing issues. Next time you are having
slowness issues, try opening a command window and typing "tracert bricklink.com"
- if you get more than 15/18 hops before it starts saying "Request timed out.",
you may be just having a timing issue (it will always say "timed out" once you
get to IP 50.248.118.xxx- BL's domain server or load balancer - because the
actual web servers are probably configured to not respond to pings (all mine
are)). You can also look at the timing of each hop - mine are all under 25 ms
- if you start seeing significantly higher numbers (especially in the thousands)
*before* it gets to 50.248.118.xxx, then the problem is not at BL. I've pasted
mine below - interesting (and probably beneficial) that almost all hops are inside
comcast's system. Also interesting that the last hop before BL is in Dallas.

And addressing the internal server errors that people get - those are probably
unhandled exceptions being thrown by the application - an error (bug) occurred
and the code intercepted (and hopefully logged) it before sending the browser
a simple error message. The errors could be database or code issues (or internal
communication between server issues, as suggested by someone earlier). Note that
I get this every time I hit the "Post" button in the "Preview or Post" buttons,
but not when I hit "Preview" first, then the single "Post" button in "Post or
Continue Editing Below" - probably two different code paths, and one is not updated
to do what the other is doing.

Ok, I've droned on long enough. Sorry for the novel-length post Hopefully
someone will find this useful (or at least interesting)

Very interesting thank you for adding your thoughts and knowledge to this thread.
That in itself is helpful .
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In General, dcarmine writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  Wonder if it has any current ramifications?


https://www.successagency.com/growth/2018/02/27/lego-bankrupt-powerful-brand/

You need to post the text of this article, not just the link. Some don't
want to click a link and have a page full of ads and pop-ups.

Or post what you wrote elsewhere.

Donna

Hi Donna

Thanks for commenting - I understand the links bit - lots of people are wary.
I will post the text next time.
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 Posted: Feb 17, 2020 11:25
 Subject: Re: An intersting article
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In General, FlyingEugene writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  Wonder if it has any current ramifications?


https://www.successagency.com/growth/2018/02/27/lego-bankrupt-powerful-brand/

The is a pretty interesting show called The Toys That Made Us. It is a series,
but there is an episode on Lego. It goes through the whole history of the company.
It is on Netflix if anyone is interested.

Thanks for that - we had something similar over here some time ago - it went
from the wooden days to today - it also went through the vault and showed some
absolutely fantastic storage solutions.

We believe Lego can bring both innovation and future success to the site but
it will take them time to get their feet under the desk and understand the members.
how long that will take and how and when the members will be listened to remains
to be seen. The forum is not the place for that to happen. A round table discussion
might be an idea, but again how and when that could happen are not the only issues
that would have to be solved for that to come to fruition.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Feb 17, 2020 10:14
 Subject: Re: This is really getting beyond a joke
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In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, WildBricks writes:
  In Problem, Adjour writes:

  
I've noted numerous times that most of the complaints come from the UK and
Europe and that I have very very very few issues and that perhaps the issue most
of the time is user or region based have been told that that is impossible by
calbricks a few times now


I'm going to have to say you are wrong about the mostly UK/Europe thing.
We have constant battles with issues while working on our inventory. I rarely
post about it because I'm too busy trying to reload my inventory pages and
get actual work done. The few times I've attempted long rants the bleeping
site has an error that erases my entire post. Just because I'm not complaining
doesn't mean I'm not having the same problems as Bill/Cal's Bricks.

No issues here - problems are user based.

Subscribing to inferior service providers, insisting on using cloud-based computing
and smartphones, and yes - living in less desirable regions. These are the reasons
for all of the 'problems'. It's your choice, of course, but at least
recognize that this has nothing to do with Bricklink and the fantastic opportunity
they offer.

What a load of rubbish. Prove this is user based. Prove you live in a more desirable
area. Prove it is one of the hundreds of isp's that are serving all the people
that are affected. Prove any of these people are using cloud based problems.
Prove any of them are using smart phones and experiencing these problems. Back
up your claims to have the answers by providing the forum members with your IT
qualifications.

And for someone whose store is closed and handles a mere handful of transactions
in a year, prove this is a wonderful opportunity.

You do not know what you are talking about and in that case the best response
is silence. Just ask Russell why he stated publicly they are experiencing the
same problems - oh no I forgot they are Bricklink and can do no wrong.

Ge2t a grip
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Feb 17, 2020 09:29
 Subject: Re: This is really getting beyond a joke
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In Problem, frosia writes:
  In Problem, WildBricks writes:
  In Problem, Adjour writes:

  
I've noted numerous times that most of the complaints come from the UK and
Europe and that I have very very very few issues and that perhaps the issue most
of the time is user or region based have been told that that is impossible by
calbricks a few times now


I'm going to have to say you are wrong about the mostly UK/Europe thing.
We have constant battles with issues while working on our inventory. I rarely
post about it because I'm too busy trying to reload my inventory pages and
get actual work done. The few times I've attempted long rants the bleeping
site has an error that erases my entire post. Just because I'm not complaining
doesn't mean I'm not having the same problems as Bill/Cal's Bricks.

No issues here - problems are user based.
 
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 Posted: Feb 17, 2020 06:11
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Wonder if it has any current ramifications?


https://www.successagency.com/growth/2018/02/27/lego-bankrupt-powerful-brand/
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Feb 15, 2020 04:29
 Subject: Re: Can't find a brick with an L-shaped hook
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In Catalog Identification, StarBrick writes:
  In Catalog Identification, stutrippant writes:
  Hello. I'm sure it exists but can't find it in either Modified Bricks
or Hooks, it is a brick - either 2x1 or 1x1 - with an L-shaped hook.

 
Part No: 2357  Name: Brick 2 x 2 Corner
* 
2357 Brick 2 x 2 Corner
Parts: Brick {Tan}
?


Or
 
Part No: 2921  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Handle
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2921 Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Handle
Parts: Brick, Modified {Dark Blue}
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 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 15:34
 Subject: Re: Can't open order's page
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In Problem, J_Keter writes:
  I can open only first order's page.
When I try to push other page numbers - it also open first page.

Am I only one who has this problem?

same here
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 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 13:07
 Subject: Re: Nada - Zero - Zilch!
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In General, SylvainLS writes:
  In General, Stuart9 writes:
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Lego promoting BL somewhere ?

Nope, only the buyout.

And other than a handful of TLG employees in ~~Billund - the rest of the group
still have heard nothing about it (UK store managers, for example)

I have not actually seen a formal announcement that it has completed, just a
notice that it should have been done by end of 2019.

But bearing in mind the current situation - our fees are going to TLG, they are
imposing their guidelines on various things, and like most large corporates they
are taking their time before doing anything material.

Announcements have been made about usability testing on the long talked about
and much maligned xp (initially Q2 2020 and then that date was withdrawn, as
well as sellers tools being pushed back onto the back burner).

So nothing new really

As for Stuart9 and his very busy store - well done - I can assure him not everyone
is enjoying the same fortune.

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