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Post# 1647   9/24/2006 at 15:26 (4,384 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        

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Well, after much scanning and html editing, I have added some new content to the site. You will notice that there is now a button for "Newsletters." I have added two to begin with. One going back to 2000 and the most recent one. The scanning takes a while, and there is a lot of things yet to do, so have patience, and I will add more newsletters shortly. This is a real accomplishment for me, since I was editing the home page and adding a button. I didn't want to screw that up!


Post# 1649 , Reply# 1   9/24/2006 at 19:02 (4,384 days old) by kirbykid ()        

Fred, Keep up the great work you are doing.. I think I can say for everybody you are doing a FANTASTIC JOB! ! ! !

Post# 1650 , Reply# 2   9/24/2006 at 19:08 (4,384 days old) by swingette ()        

charles lesters 2000 story was very nice. the *douglas* two-motor canister ad was new to me. anyone know more about the Douglas powerteam canister?

Post# 1652 , Reply# 3   9/24/2006 at 19:52 (4,384 days old) by convertible68 ()        

Fred, great 2000 newsletter, thanks for sharing! It was a very interesting read!

Is it just me, or is the Douglas brand one of the more obscure, hard-to-find brands out there? Can't say I've ever heard of that machine. CR tested a Douglas power-nozzle canister in their September 1979 report, Model C6675, as well as the straight-suction version. One Penneys canister in that report was Douglas-made as well.

One thing I find interesting about that ad is the infamous Douglas power nozzle design seems virtually the same as it is today, although I don't know if a beater-bar version is still being produced. One thing I have to admit though, as cheap and crappy as it is, it isn't the worst P/N out there performance-wise.


Post# 1654 , Reply# 4   9/24/2006 at 20:05 (4,384 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Hats off to you,

Sir Webmaster! I perhaps uniquely understand just how much work you are doing, and how much behind the scenes stuff is involved. You're doing a truly stellar job.

Post# 1655 , Reply# 5   9/24/2006 at 20:09 (4,384 days old) by converto-skip ()        
It isn't showing on my computer

I don't know why but the button for the newletters isn't showing up on my computer for some reason


Post# 1659 , Reply# 6   9/24/2006 at 20:33 (4,384 days old) by swingette ()        

try simply hitting *refresh*.

Post# 1661 , Reply# 7   9/24/2006 at 20:49 (4,384 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        
not showing up on mine either

and i did the refresh buttom and nothing.

Post# 1662 , Reply# 8   9/24/2006 at 21:14 (4,384 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Hi Marty the same thing Here and i get nothing at all


Post# 1663 , Reply# 9   9/24/2006 at 21:17 (4,384 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        

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We'll have to try to get to the bottom of this. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it is at the far right of the page and it is "falling off" some smaller screens? I will check with Robert. In the meantime, let me know if anyone else out there can't access the newsletters and I will move the button.

BTW - The next big addition will be some "See It Clean" Videos Jeff Parker, Fred Stachnik and I did this week. Jeff and Fred did some at Jeff's earlier this week and they were here tonight. We did:

Bison Centurion
Hoover 150
Hoover 53
Hoover Celebrity II
Eureka Vibra-Beat
Brand New Kirby 519
first Electrolux upright

but the best of all was Jeff demonstrating the "bag ejector" on the Electrolux LX. I didn't think it worked, but it did and we laughed so hard, we had tears coming down our faces. You will just have to wait until I can figure out how to get the videos posted. Stay tuned...

Post# 1664 , Reply# 10   9/24/2006 at 21:18 (4,384 days old) by converto-skip ()        

I tried the refresh button and still nothing


Post# 1666 , Reply# 11   9/24/2006 at 21:47 (4,384 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        

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I've moved the button. See if it works now.


Post# 1667 , Reply# 12   9/24/2006 at 21:53 (4,384 days old) by swingette ()        

and fresh belts this time!

Post# 1677 , Reply# 13   9/24/2006 at 23:09 (4,384 days old) by converto-skip ()        
still nothing

Fred Where is the button suppose to be at by all the other buttons because I still have no button for newsletters


Post# 1678 , Reply# 14   9/24/2006 at 23:27 (4,384 days old) by swingette ()        

im kinda ignorant on web site html stuff, but maybe if you cleared your temporary internet files? and dont forget, the buttons are located at the *home page* just above the *vac of the day* icon. the buttons (see it clean/collections/neat links) are colored purple.

Post# 1680 , Reply# 15   9/25/2006 at 00:42 (4,384 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
This is how it should look...

Here's how it looks on my computer..


Post# 1682 , Reply# 16   9/25/2006 at 01:07 (4,384 days old) by charles~richard ()        
That is

exactly what I see...

Skip you may need to flush your browser cache. Usually, closing the program and restarting it will do the trick. If not, depending on which browser you are using, somewhere in the Preferences settings there will be a way to clear your cache.

Then try reloading the page.

Post# 1686 , Reply# 17   9/25/2006 at 08:21 (4,383 days old) by dial-a-nap (Omaha - the home of the TV Dinner)        

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Awesome job, Fred. I really enjoyed reading the 2000 edition - 27 pages!!

Post# 1695 , Reply# 18   9/25/2006 at 17:13 (4,383 days old) by converto-skip ()        

I am a computer dummy Can You explain to me how to find the prefernce settings?

Thanks Skip...

Post# 1698 , Reply# 19   9/25/2006 at 21:09 (4,383 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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WOW!! The newsletters are a great addition to our website!! It just keeps getting better & better!! Loved the newsletter from 2000, can't wait to see more of them from before I joined VCCC. Thank you, Fred, and everyone else who helped make this site so great!!!

Post# 1699 , Reply# 20   9/25/2006 at 21:16 (4,383 days old) by converto-skip ()        

I did what Charles said to do and I fixed my problem YAY


Post# 1740 , Reply# 21   9/26/2006 at 22:19 (4,382 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        

I still don't have a newsletter tab. I know what its supposed to look like and where its supposed to be. It's not there. Tried refreshing the page, nothing. Tried deleting the site from my Favorites section and re typing the page site and still nothing. Wah!

Post# 1741 , Reply# 22   9/26/2006 at 22:38 (4,382 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        

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Check with Skip - he had the same problem and was able to fix it.


Post# 1752 , Reply# 23   9/27/2006 at 00:00 (4,382 days old) by swingette ()        

is this any help, martin?


Post# 1796 , Reply# 24   9/27/2006 at 20:35 (4,381 days old) by converto-skip ()        
I got Marty Up and Running now

Fred I called marty to nite and walk him thru it and yes now Marty has the newsletter button on his page now YAY


Post# 1808 , Reply# 25   9/27/2006 at 21:55 (4,381 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        

I forgot to thank you for walking me through in getting that newsletter button up and running. Thanks!!!

Post# 1821 , Reply# 26   9/28/2006 at 04:17 (4,380 days old) by converto-skip ()        

HI Marty,
You Are quite welcome anytime


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