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Do you like our new home?


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I've been out all day, and missed the launch, so a belated welcome from me. I hope you like the new look.

We are bound to need a couple of tweaks, and it would be good to hear what you think, but perhaps you could let me know via email, rather than starting a thread? Otherwise we'll end up with a batch of threads, and it may get confusing.

It's great to have a new site; I hope you'll enjoy using it, and perhaps join me in thanking the hard-working development team who put it all together - no mean feat with a site of this size and complexity.

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Pineman100

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FE

I'm probably being thick, but you told Fruit Bat /\0/\ that, in order to resolve a thread, one should click the tick next to one's favourite answer.

I can't see any ticks. Do you mean the thumbs-up button?

I've tried one or two links that people have included - I find it a seriously retrograde step that hyperlinks no longer open in a separate tab.

Will there be an edit function? I've lost count of the number of times in the past that people have had to post twice - the second post correcting an error in the first.

I hope those don't sound like moans. I really like the overall look, and the new text formatting functions. I just think the above details would be the cherry on top!

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Pineman100

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Yes - of course I'm being thick! The ticks presumably appear only to the OP!

I've typed and posted this second post twice - the first time it didn't appear. Is it forbidden to post twice consecutively?

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CurlyWhirly

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Quickbeam

"I didn't think that voting for a post's popularity was PCA's sort of thing." Me neither !

"The opening post being on every page of replies is a good idea, sometimes after trawling through a long thread, you'd for get what the original post wording was." Agreed but it takes a bit of getting used to seeing the original post at the top of every page of that particular thread !

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Forum Editor

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Dealing with the edit enquiry....

We're not going to have a post-edit facility because it creates problems in a general discussion forum if people can go back and alter their text in a fast-moving discussion - I'm sure you can see why.

You have some word processing tools now, and the spell-checker in your browser should take care of that problem.

If you want to alter a word or phrase after you've posted you can email me, and I'll do it for you - I'm now able to edit your posts very rapidly and easily on my screen. This will also enable me to remove anything which breaks a forum rule.

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D@ve

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Octal, it appears to have been fixed since I wrote that post (or maybe there was just a temporary glitch at my end!).

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wee eddie

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On a long Thread, it would be useful to be able to go directly to the "last page" rather than in 5 page jumps.

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woodchip

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I note that there are lots of Bleater's about.

Give it time

Am sure that if I can get used to it at 75 years old, you yung'uns can get used to it. It will have problems bugs, at first and as FE said above there was lots of complainers when it was changed many moons ago, but you may have been in your crib then

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kidsis

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yes I like it, initially a surprise but it seems easy to navigate - well done.

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Woolwell

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Why was the changeover done on a Friday? Not unexpectedly there are some glitches - inability to repost without exiting thread, time of post, too much white, etc but all too frequently I am unable to access the site as I get Oops Exception Encountered. I feel sorry for those who have to work over a weekend to fix it or perhaps we're stuck until Monday or later.

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Forum Editor

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wee eddie

We're going to look into that.

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