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  • #190150

    bonobobananas
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    Bearing in mind the gazillions of posts that were generated from previous incarnations of the forum, is it now time to kill off the forum in favour of the new, more modern format of the front page topics? Or Facebooky type stuff. Or something.

    Cos this appears tho have bitten the dust. Sadly.

    #190151

    bonobobananas
    Participant

    Plus I can’t format stuff. Or edit crap typing/spelling etc.

    #192461

    Max
    Keymaster

    Let’s throw it open: Forum or no forum?

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #192472

    bonobobananas
    Participant

    I’d like to keep it but there’s noone posting, it all happens on the front page. That’s ok but I would like the facility to edit posts, insert images etc to make it more interesting. It seems pointless in having the forum as is with such an awful editor (software not you Christian πŸ™‚ ). Going back in time to the great stuff that ?sonic something (can’t remember her username) used to cobble together, weird and wonderful images, the captions comp, quizzes. Dead all dead πŸ™

    #192474

    bonobobananas
    Participant

    I see my avatar has disappeared again with presumably some kind of software ‘upgrade’. All the things that make you feel part of a community have gone sadly.

    #192477

    Max
    Keymaster

    Avatar plugin was screwing up the theme, unfortunately.

    I am considering alternatives.

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #192480

    bonobobananas
    Participant

    Sorry Christian I didn’t mean to come across as a downer there πŸ™‚ We do appreciate your efforts and The K, but it isn’t what it was from the Forum side that is plain to see.

    #192481

    Max
    Keymaster

    I know πŸ™‚

    The avatar thing is site-wide, however.

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #192482

    CastellanSpandrel
    Participant

    Hello, chaps.

    It’s a shame that the forum’s gone so quiet that you can hear the tumbleweeds blowing.

    I don’t know why; is it simply easier for users to post under comments in news stories? The advantage that the forum has over those sections is that you can start new topics, and you’d have thought that such a creative, imaginative community would’ve leapt at that.

    There’d be no harm in trying alternatives, Christian, if you can really be bothered. You never know, it might get more users to come on and use it. If it still isn’t pulling in the punters after a month or two, you could always take it round the back and do the humane thing by putting it out of its misery.

    Meanwhile, I echo what BanoffeePies says; thanks for trying to keep it going for as long as it has, in spite of the technical issues.

    #192490

    Max
    Keymaster

    You could help me out and suggest some features you would like to see in the forum, by the way πŸ™‚

    Also, hope the new look here works for you.

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #195721

    EdwardianCricketer
    Participant

    I still like the forum but I do miss some of the old guard, who seem to have disappeared. One thing that puzzles me a bit in this version of the forum is that I can’t tell if I’m logged in or see a spot to log off. Also, where did the user control panel go?

    For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about!

    #195722

    EdwardianCricketer
    Participant

    Okay, actually found where to update my profile. Unfortunately, like others, I don’t see where to update my avatar.

    For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about!

    #195802

    Max
    Keymaster

    Okay, actually found where to update my profile. Unfortunately, like others, I don’t see where to update my avatar.

    You should be able to change your avatar in the same place you update your other details!

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #195803

    bonobobananas
    Participant

    I don’t know what different software you have Christian but my ‘update your profile’ has options of changing my signature and my password, that’s about it.

    #195804

    bonobobananas
    Participant

    Here’s a snap of what I’m getting
    Bananas profile

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  • #190150

    bonobobananas
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    Bearing in mind the gazillions of posts that were generated from previous incarnations of the forum, is it now time to kill off the forum in favour of the new, more modern format of the front page topics? Or Facebooky type stuff. Or something.

    Cos this appears tho have bitten the dust. Sadly.

    #190151

    bonobobananas
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    Plus I can’t format stuff. Or edit crap typing/spelling etc.

    #192461

    Max
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    Let’s throw it open: Forum or no forum?

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #192472

    bonobobananas
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    I’d like to keep it but there’s noone posting, it all happens on the front page. That’s ok but I would like the facility to edit posts, insert images etc to make it more interesting. It seems pointless in having the forum as is with such an awful editor (software not you Christian πŸ™‚ ). Going back in time to the great stuff that ?sonic something (can’t remember her username) used to cobble together, weird and wonderful images, the captions comp, quizzes. Dead all dead πŸ™

    #192474

    bonobobananas
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    I see my avatar has disappeared again with presumably some kind of software ‘upgrade’. All the things that make you feel part of a community have gone sadly.

    #192477

    Max
    Keymaster
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    Avatar plugin was screwing up the theme, unfortunately.

    I am considering alternatives.

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #192480

    bonobobananas
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    Sorry Christian I didn’t mean to come across as a downer there πŸ™‚ We do appreciate your efforts and The K, but it isn’t what it was from the Forum side that is plain to see.

    #192481

    Max
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    I know πŸ™‚

    The avatar thing is site-wide, however.

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #192482

    CastellanSpandrel
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    Hello, chaps.

    It’s a shame that the forum’s gone so quiet that you can hear the tumbleweeds blowing.

    I don’t know why; is it simply easier for users to post under comments in news stories? The advantage that the forum has over those sections is that you can start new topics, and you’d have thought that such a creative, imaginative community would’ve leapt at that.

    There’d be no harm in trying alternatives, Christian, if you can really be bothered. You never know, it might get more users to come on and use it. If it still isn’t pulling in the punters after a month or two, you could always take it round the back and do the humane thing by putting it out of its misery.

    Meanwhile, I echo what BanoffeePies says; thanks for trying to keep it going for as long as it has, in spite of the technical issues.

    #192490

    Max
    Keymaster
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    You could help me out and suggest some features you would like to see in the forum, by the way πŸ™‚

    Also, hope the new look here works for you.

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #195721

    EdwardianCricketer
    Participant
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    I still like the forum but I do miss some of the old guard, who seem to have disappeared. One thing that puzzles me a bit in this version of the forum is that I can’t tell if I’m logged in or see a spot to log off. Also, where did the user control panel go?

    For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about!

    #195722

    EdwardianCricketer
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    Okay, actually found where to update my profile. Unfortunately, like others, I don’t see where to update my avatar.

    For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about!

    #195802

    Max
    Keymaster
    • Offline

    Okay, actually found where to update my profile. Unfortunately, like others, I don’t see where to update my avatar.

    You should be able to change your avatar in the same place you update your other details!

    These signatures aren't as flexible as I would have liked...

    #195803

    bonobobananas
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    I don’t know what different software you have Christian but my ‘update your profile’ has options of changing my signature and my password, that’s about it.

    #195804

    bonobobananas
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    Here’s a snap of what I’m getting
    Bananas profile

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