FORUM UPGRADE - now completed!

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Post by J.R. » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:29 pm

So do I but they seem to slow the site down somewhat !
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Post by englishangel » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:40 pm

No speed issues here.
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Post by MKM » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:10 pm

Mrs C. wrote:I love the snowflakes!!
I can't see any snowflakes (but I suppose it has turned much warmer today).
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Post by Katharine » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:08 pm

MKM wrote:I can't see any snowflakes (but I suppose it has turned much warmer today).
Neither can I, Mary. Perhaps they were an aberration this morning?
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Post by jtaylor » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:00 pm

Snow-flakes require Javascript to be enabled (which it is in most browsers)......

Thought they'd be a nice touch.....

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Post by MKM » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:10 pm

I an see the snowflakes in IE (and they're very nice) but not in Firefix, even though I have javascript enabled.
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Post by midget » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:15 pm

So long as the snowflakes stay in here they are OK, but once let them out of the computer and I just don't want to know.
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Post by blondie95 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:43 pm

I have the java thing enabled on firefox and no snowflakes-i went onto ie which i hate using ans there were snowflakes-its just not fair
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Post by Vonny » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:55 pm

Poor Amy :cry:

I can see them! :D
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Post by blondie95 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:17 am

Vonny wrote:Poor Amy :cry:

I can see them! :D
thanks Vonny
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Post by jfdawson » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:27 pm

As an occasional visitor, I have to say that I am very impressed by this new format. I like it very much indeed. Great work Julian.
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Post by sejintenej » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:20 pm

Sorry folks but it is like the new versions of other major programs - even Yahoo and Netscape mail give you the opportunity to use a faster, older version which this doesn't.
I don't lnow about snowflakes - I would be happy not to get the black screens between asking for new posts and getting then, I would be happy not to have the time to get a cuppa after every post whilst it goes up and as for the total loss of ability to originate PMs and the incorrect addressees (according to PM) on the list of members ..............and I would be happier if 80% instread of (?) 8% of my posts went up.

sheeeeeeeeeeesh - they call it progress.
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Post by Katharine » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:22 pm

sejintenej wrote:Sorry folks but it is like the new versions of other major programs - even Yahoo and Netscape mail give you the opportunity to use a faster, older version which this doesn't.
I don't lnow about snowflakes - I would be happy not to get the black screens between asking for new posts and getting then, I would be happy not to have the time to get a cuppa after every post whilst it goes up and as for the total loss of ability to originate PMs and the incorrect addressees (according to PM) on the list of members ..............and I would be happier if 80% instread of (?) 8% of my posts went up.

sheeeeeeeeeeesh - they call it progress.
Not your fault Julian - it is what they give you .

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David - is there any possibility that the fault is your end? I have accessed the new forum on 3 different computers (Mac, Apple laptop and at work where it is a Word network system) and I have not had any of the problems you describe. So far I have only sent 2 PMs, one the person has not visited since I wrote it, the other got through correctly and I had a response.
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Post by sejintenej » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:02 pm

Katharine wrote:
David - is there any possibility that the fault is your end? I have accessed the new forum on 3 different computers (Mac, Apple laptop and at work where it is a Word network system) and I have not had any of the problems you describe. So far I have only sent 2 PMs, one the person has not visited since I wrote it, the other got through correctly and I had a response.
Of course it could be; I don't have the luxury of alternative computers to try. I am using the same PC, with the same software, the same OS (Windows XP 5.1), virus checker (AVG) firewall (ZoneAlarm), software (IE and Firefox (tried both), AdAware and Spybot (neither running in background), I have about 48% of hard disk free (everything is cut to the bone) and 128mB of Ram which I know is towards the lower end of desirable**. All this is being run by ethernet cable via a 2009 state of the art machine using broadband. In fact nothing whatsoever changed except the Forum software.

Just for the record the machine is checked regularly for oddities like file fragmentation, irrelevant registry entries, temp files, unnecessary
process files (after due examination and research have cut out about a dozen .exe files and 20% of the rest are antivirus!)

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Re: FORUM UPGRADE - now completed!

Post by Katharine » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:19 pm

I am just intrigued why you appear to be the only person suffering these problems, David. You have mentioned them before and nobody has jumped in to say 'Me too'. (as they did with snowflakes!)
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