Updated Site

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mick b
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Re: Updated Site

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One very minor criticism.

Can we have the Active Topic shortcut back ? instead of only on the quick link drop down list.

Thanks for all the hard work. :D
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Re: Updated Site

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As I started the departure from the series of approvals of the new look for the site, please don't assume that I was offering bitter criticism. It appeared to me that opinions were being sought, so I responded. The new dark blue top banner with the familiar emblem from the previous site version now evident does a lot to restore a good appearance. I was still seeing only the phpBB (or whatever it was) default emblem on a mid-blue background when I originally commented.
Most subjects, models and techniques covered in this thread are now listed in various categories on page1

Dec. 2018: Almost all images that disappeared from my own thread following loss of free remote hosting are now restored.
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Re: Updated Site

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52H wrote:Hi all
Congratulations on the new look site, I approve 100 per cent.

52H

Hear, hear.
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What's happening with the private messaging? I've tried to reply to a PM and it's gone straight to the 'outbox' instead of the 'sent' folder. Any idea why that would happen!

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They always went into the outbox - they stay there until the recipient reads it.
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Re: Updated Site

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Fair enough. Misleading but fair enough.

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Re: Updated Site

Post by Autocar Publicity »

To be fair, some other sites/groups/forums I use have the same system.

One matter I keep getting caught by - when I want to go back to the index, I've been used to clicking on the left hand most word, which now takes me to the site home rather than the forum home page. It's not a serious criticism - quite frankly I think the site's probably better organised that way - but it does keep catching me out. I've known the forum for a fair while now and have been used to navigating round on 'auto-pilot'. Any changes take a while to get used to.

A Grumpy old man...
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Yes I fiddled those two words a bit to try and make them the most logical and short.
If you leave them blank, phpBB puts its own words in...
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Re: Updated Site

Post by StoneRoad »

Well, that was a bit of a surprise !
I've been a bit busy, with various things around a visit to Warley (before, during and after!) so I've not been around this place.
{I was on stand B27}

I think I like it!
Will be back again shortly, 'aving a quick skive and cup of coffee atm ....... for a better look around.
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to see what has been done! Perhaps we can do something for you?
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Re: Updated Site

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Everything's gone blue now.
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Re: Updated Site

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I'm coming very late to the party on this one. If I tell you it's the first time I've seen the updated site, you'll know just how late!
However, my first reaction when 'coming home' was "Oh, they've updated the site" (or words to that effect), and before I read any of these comments, knew immediately that I liked it.

So, if it's any help, and as late as it is, I give you 100%.

Best regards,

John.
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Thanks John :-)


I'm just starting to make my commercial sites more "Responsive" (current buzzword d'jour) which will make them more tablet / mobile friendly. It makes me think the same about this site. It would depend on the forum software having an update to support responsive templates/output.
As for the static pages, in theory it is simpler (I wrote the code...) but there are a lot of pages that would need changing...
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