While I am pleased to see that our ARCHIVE files are now available, can I reiterate my long-standing requests that such announcements should also include the DIRECT URL link to the Files page to make it easier for members.
As a McAfee user I also note that I have to turn off my PC Firewall temporarily to access the Files area via the Members Portal - this has still not been fixed.
Finally, when I eventually did access the Members Portal login, despite entering the correct username and Password, the Portal continued to ask for the Recaptcha box to be ticked WITHOUT giving me a box to tick ! Is this is new hiccup ?
Without sounding like a GOM, we were promised a "one-stop entry" portal a long time ago and STILL Files, Fora etc etc are scattered.
I am fully aware of the lack of PC experts in A-B, but it is getting tiresome
A 'direct URL' is not at all pointless, unless I misunderstand what Bernard is asking for. In this case, it needs to be made into a direct 'link' (by adding the https:// at the beginning, or perhaps do something else to it?). Yes, whatever you do, you will have to sign-in somehow, but at least if there is a clickable 'link' it should take you directly to the sign-in page. As it is now, it is not a 'link' - you have to copy the URL from here, open a new page/tab, paste the link into the new tab, and then press enter. Not the end of the world, but still tedious, irritating and unnecessary. Thanks.
Yes please always put a link to the relevant web-posting even if a sign-in is necessary . I always have to scratch my head and poke around trying to remember how to find the quarterly uploads ...this time I was looking for the recently mentioned USAF record cards, when I came across Robert Swan's new archive announcement, which which I would have missed otherwise..