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Offline DaRKeTaMiN

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Message Board Has Been Updated
« on: June 23, 2009 »
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  • We have updated the message board to a newer version to hopefully fix the issue with the avatars.

    We advice users to resend their avatars the size is now bigger 150x150 pixels.
    « Last Edit: June 23, 2009 by DaRKeTaMiN »

    Offline el presidente

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • How do I get rid of the black background?
    Thank you,
    el presidente

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • You don't its part of the new style of Theme we are using its the same for everyone.

    gigs

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  • Can't print (black)- too expensive on ink
    Can't read so easily (esp top right of screen)
    No latest news item at top of screen
    Sorry, but it's horrible!

    grockle

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • Mmmm ... might be the newness of it all and much as we appreciate your efforts to update things and make them better for us all I have to agree that the colour scheme is 'challenging'.
    The black background does the site no favours and it is very difficult to read the light grey against the dark grey in the upper right hand corner.
    It really is a bit too black and unwelcoming, sorry.

    orange

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009 »
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  • I did a print preview and it prints Black on White (Paper)

    It must be me - but I like white on black.

    The darker parts show bright red & orange when rolled over.

    On the dark side? May the force be with you...

    Caroline

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  • Sorry - but have to agree. I really don't like the new black background.  Makes it difficult to read.  Nice to see site being worked on though - but not sure colours are quite right for readers.

    webbie

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    « Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009 »
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  • This is way awfull. There was nothing wrong with the old style. After a couple of minutes my eyes were bluring.

    This looks like a FUNERAL SITE !!!!!!  :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

    Chrissi

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    « Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009 »
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  • I agree with most of you this is awful and I am having a job to read anything and it has given me a headache tonight. I wont be able to use this in future if it stays the same so will not be able to post anything.

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • please note the peopkle that post here the colour is awful to read and type chenge please before ,,ore peoplr run away and we need you all !! for the sake of lg

    RichB

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009 »
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  • I agree with most of you this is awful and I am having a job to read anything and it has given me a headache tonight. I wont be able to use this in future if it stays the same so will not be able to post anything.

    Well I guess there's a positive side as well..???? As there are not hundreds or even tens of new posts on a daily basis it still wont take long to read them, thus in turn you wont get a headache.
    Whilst the change is  huge and not as subtle as it could of been, get over it, its only a message board.....  :P

    poolepirate

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    « Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009 »
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  • Can I add my voice to the comments about the new style message board?
    I hate the white on black.
    That's all.

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009 »
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  • I have to say I find the new colour scheme uncomfortable to look at - wouldn't go so far as to say its awful, but I do prefer what we had before. Still - maybe I'll get used to it ...

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009 »
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  • This is my second attempt to post a response! The first one failed because I couldn't see how to post it because of the horrible background colour obscuring the buttons.  As it is, the cursor seems to fade into the ghastly grey and I can't see where it is.
    I used to look at this message board every day but i'm having such difficulty viewing it now after the changes, this will be my last look unless/until this horrible background is changed.
    My eyesight is not perfect because of a retinal problem but this is the only site I have difficulty seeing.
    My first thought was 'who's died then?'

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #14 on: June 24, 2009 »
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  • PS What is an avatar, please?

    Falstaff

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • The colour scheme of white on black  is causing eye strain. The black is telling my pupils its dark and to open up and the white is giving them a contrary message. Its like going back in time to DOS.

    The issue of photographs disappearing after a while is still there.

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #16 on: June 24, 2009 »
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  • Sorry Boadicea.  An avatar is a picture which appears  alongside your messages.

    First you need to create or find one which is the right size and make a note of where you have filed it on your computer. Then  log in on this website and  click on your name which appears alongside  your last post. That takes you to your profile.  Under ?Modify Profile? click ?Forum Profile Information.? From here you can browse to the location on your computer where you have filed the desired photo. Select it and scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Change Profile."  

    But don't ask me what Karma means.
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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • Thank you for your help, Falstaff. You are soooo clever! It's worked a treat. However, I'm having such problems viewing the message board now that the background colour has changed, I'm not sure that I'll be using it much in the future.

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • If I did not know better it could be April the first. What self opinionated ,colour blind person person decided in their infinite wisdom to impose upon us this abomination.

    grockle

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • What on earth is this karma malarkey???
    Has DaRKeTaMiN hijacked the board for his own purposes and taken us all off into the World of Warcraft or Doom?
    There appear, so far, to be more reactions of shock and horror than those happy with the new style
    At least it has got people posting ...
    I think the changes to format are fine but it is just the black background that doesn't seem right for a holiday site.  :o

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #20 on: June 24, 2009 »
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  • Sorry agree with majority of postings about background colour. Having spent most of working life using WOBs (white out of black) for headlines and banners only. Text is harder to read in this format let alone different quality of screens. All for improvement but somtimes the tried and tested are still the best, why try and fix it if its not broken!

    orange

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • It was broken!

    Judge John Deed

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  • If it was broken Orange, it certainly hasn?t been repaired !!!!!!  :'( :'( :'(

    kate

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  • Sorry to be negative but this is awful. My eyes think I have drunk three bottles of wine and I really haven't

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  •  i will try the three bottles of wine and see whether its any  better asta manyana lol!!!!

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • I think it would be fair to say that it's not going too well !!

    GEORGE BUSH

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  • I think they should bring in Randon Drug Testing for the Web Designer............ he had obviously been on something when he put this together ! LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

    The PM

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
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  • Hi all I am glad to see we have your attention and all comments have been taken on board i think the random testing is probably correct! but just give it a few days we are working on something that should  I repeat Should please everyone!!!! lol!!!! give it a face lift I said, nothing to drastic I said, something to freshen it up a bit, I said  LOL

    grockle

    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #28 on: June 25, 2009 »
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  • Thanks PM  :)

    That is better already, it is nice to know that customer feedback is appreciated!

    I didn't try the three bottles of wine option but thought about it.

    Good try on the revamp but result was a bit too dark.

    Cheers

    grockle

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    Re: Message Board Has Been Updated
    « Reply #29 on: June 25, 2009 »
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  • OK i have changed it to the basic theme that's black on white.

    GEORGE BUSH if you didn't like it fine just say so theres no need to get sarcastic, all I'm trying to do is get the message board working properly and as you can see its not that easy to impress everyone!

    A lot of people are asking why have we changed it, well the answer is that the version 1.1.4 it has security issues, plus as a lot of you may know the avatars where not working and the photos where not displaying, i have updated the board to the latest version 1.1.9 to solve these problems.

    The theme we where using on the 1.1.4 version is not compatible with the latest version so i had to use a different one (the black one) a lot of people did not like it. That's OK i will use the basic theme and see if it OK with the users.

    My next idea is to add more themes and add an option for each user to be able to choose there own theme. That will be done in the next few days.
    « Last Edit: June 25, 2009 by DaRKeTaMiN »