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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Wildlife4ever-Roy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:03 pm

DuQues wrote:
Today only we have banned and deleted a dozen spammers, so we are more or less on schedule for the day. (We ban two dozen at least per day.)

That are probably automatic forum spammers. They automatically search the web for this kind of forums. They have found ways to automatically make new accounts and than spam.
They are on every forum, but you can make it difficult, to make edits to the forum.
So those kind of spammers you won't find in the chat. Mainly people that are, manually, say click this link and get 10% off by safari tour x.

DuQues wrote:A chat window would be impossible to monitor for the mods, and we do not have admin rights.....

I don't think you have to monitor it frequently. And if there are problems, people post them on the forum and the mods can maybe ban someone.
And if they use for example irc, than you don't have to make any tools and there can be managed easily by multiple "mods" and admins.

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby picnic » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:08 pm

:D I think we are on the same page Wildlife4ever-Roy. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:12 pm

You two maybe, but we?

Anyway, the point is moot... See stevenjm's post. ;)
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby picnic » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:22 pm

stevenjm said the webcams are unison with the forums. :wink: It all stay with in the forum. :thumbs_up:
Not like face book. :naughty: That is not part of this forum. :roll:

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:45 pm

picnic wrote: :lol: I understand. :thumbs_up: But the web cam watchers would like to chat while watching the the waterhole. :roll: Why sit alone when you can have a chat with fellow web cam watchers? :? :hmz: We will chat in silence. :D I don't think that will effect the forum in any way. :wink: It can only gain members. :thumbs_up:


Nice idea Picnic to be able to chat while watching the cam :thumbs_up:
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby arks » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:50 pm

stevenjm wrote:
arks wrote:OK, I've clicked on the link, but I don't get any sort of cam image, just a button that says "save as latest highlight" but NO image :( Any idea what my problem might be? :wall:


tsk tsk, the server knows you don't want nice multimedia wallpapers, and is responding in tit-for-tat behavior :)

Arks, do you have any adblock software installed on your machine as per the posts within the forum problems topic? Are you able to view videos on facebook and youtube?

No I don't have any adblock software and can view videos elsewhere with no problem :?
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:55 pm

Is it me or has the live Cam at Orpen stopped rotating and only tilts up and down with zoom. :hmz:

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Vinkie I'm just getting a fixed (all be it live) picture of grass at the mo.
But as we have been told this a beta phase, so we must just be patient for the moment. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Danie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:30 pm

Crested Val wrote:Vinkie I'm just getting a fixed (all be it live) picture of grass at the mo.
But as we have been told this a beta phase, so we must just be patient for the moment. :thumbs_up:


:redface: :redface:
Apologies for the Orpen Webcam being 'stuck' at the moment! This is not part of the video stream beta test but we had this issue once before. A normal reboot x 4 did not resolve the issue and we are sending in the forces to physically cycle the power to the webcam which should resolve this issue!

Apologies! Should be fixed soon!
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby bert » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:34 pm

Txs

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:36 pm

Danie.....please don't apologise.

I feel so privileged to be watching my beloved park "live", that a hiccup here or there is absolutely fine with me. :thumbs_up:

Thanks for helping to feed my craving!! :dance:
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby ossendryver » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:40 pm

For the chat:

why not make it only available to forum members as like it is for saving highlights?

I would use it :)

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:41 pm

This is so stunning!!!!

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:46 pm

Thanks Danie :thumbs_up:

I know that it's in beta testing phase so a hiccup here and there is normal 8)

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Danie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:02 pm

Danie wrote: :redface: :redface:
Apologies for the Orpen Webcam being 'stuck' at the moment! This is not part of the video stream beta test but we had this issue once before. A normal reboot x 4 did not resolve the issue and we are sending in the forces to physically cycle the power to the webcam which should resolve this issue!

Apologies! Should be fixed soon!


Ok bad news after round 1: :?
The first round of cycling the power physically to the webcam did NOT have the desired effect and the webcam is persistently 'looking' at reception buildings (west) regardless of how many times I send other commands to it. Now and then it decides to look down into the grass and after a while a reset forces the rest camp angle again which is NOT normal. The pan servos (left and right pan does not seem to be moving a mm) and the tilt servos (up and down) are also doing only abt 70 degrees and it should be at least 4x more than that. Not sure if it is a software glitch or something physical. My colleagues at Orpen will now physically visit the webcam to inspect it. They are at Tamboti rest camp sorting out some other issues and will stop by the webcam soon...

Keep you fingers crossed!
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Danie Pretorius
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