WELCOME to the new board! :-) (m)

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WELCOME to the new board! :-) (m)
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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 1:11pm
WELCOME EVERYONE!!!

If you are reading this post, then you are now in our new board in this little corner of the internet :-)

I know that it is going to be confusing for some for a while before you get familiarized with the new board format and features, so please don't hesitate to post and voice your questions, concerns, suggestions, or any thoughts that you might have! I'll try to help as much as i can! The best way to get the hang of the new format, is to post post post away and learn hands-on! :-)

It's going to take some time for the folders that we requested to be put up (i'm hoping a couple of days!), so in the meantime, we have two folders that should keep things going well for now -- General Discussions and Off-topic Discussions :-)

So, who's here today checking things out?? Come on now, don't be shy and let's do some "boardwarming" posts! :-)

*CHEERS!*

/Melanyie

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:21am
I have no idea how I got here. I am quite lost! Oh, well! No place for new title? Okay. Couldn't find anything after the 18th, so maybe the archives are still trying to catch up.

Geez. Maybe this post belongs in the OT folder!

Just to make it ON topic, I asked DW if we could have a "talk" tonight. This is our new code for HJ sex, but we'll see. Odds are about 50:50 according my bookie in Vegas! -- T-man

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:49am
One thing that confused me is that the "Add this board to your favorites" button doesn't show up unless you are logged in. They should mention that in the Q&A.
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:55am
I have to say, I like the new boards. I like that it tells me what is new, so I do not have to remember what I have read and what I have not read. I have enough things to rememeber!

Jen

Jen
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:36am
Hi T-man! Great to see you here! :-)

I think they've set it up so that when you try to access the link to the old board, you will be redirected to the new board. I have no idea how i got here too, but here i am lol.

The archives have caught up now, so you'll be able to access the more recent posts, especially from yesterday :-)

I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you tonight -- let us know how it goes!!

/Melanyie

Melanyie

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:38am
Hi Henry, good to see you here! :-)

Yes, good point you made! I think it's because that "Add to Favourites" option is only availible for registered members, so if someone is not logged in they will just not be presented with that option.

I'll make a note of it and tell the person who made the Q & A to add that in, thanks so much! :-)

So how are you finding the new board? Take some time to twiddle around! :-)

/Melanyie

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:22pm
Melanyie, what's the thing with "views"?

9 views? 26 views? I see this in brackets after the title of each discussion. What does it mean?

Deb

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:33pm
Hi Deb! Great to see you here :-)

As far as i know (or rather, have been told lol), the views at the end of every message tells you how many times that particular post have been viewed/looked at :-) It only applies to the main post (or everytime someone clicks on the main post to get to the replies i guess!), and not to the responses to that (main) post.

So how are you finding the new board? Fire away if you have any questions, suggestions etc :-)

/Melanyie

Melanyie

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:48pm
Hi Mel. Thank so much. That makes perfect sense. It was bugging me SO much all day. lol!

I'm actually really getting to like this new format. I hated it this morning when I logged in first but the advantages are becoming more and more evident as I play around with it more. I LOVE the search facility cause you can put in a word like 'viagra' and read all posts where that is mentioned or put in a poster's name and do a search and see all their posts (or read all your own ones if you're having a particularly boring day, lol!). I also love the fact that it brings the most recently posted-to discussion to the top.... it used to really bug me that after a few days a thread became old even though newcomers might have loved to join in with that thread so this is great.

I do have a couple of minor complaints.... for example, after you press post I think it would be much better if it brought you back to the main screen rather than giving the options it gives. Also, I was hoping they'd have some new icons like a 'sulk' icon (for the days when I'm feeling sorry for myself, lol!) and a 'shocked' icon (more applicable to other boards I post on). Overall though I think it's great.

Most importantly I think YOU are doing a terrific job of introducing everyone to the new format and helping us all out. Well done! We couldn't possibly hope for a better, more professional CL. I think we're very luck to have you.

A funny thing about this new format though....... CENSORSHIP measures are very high. Over on another board where I post a poster wanted to post something about D*ck Cheney but it wouldn't allow the D*ck on the ground that it was foul language. ROFL!!! So the poster suggested that from now on he be referred to as Penis Cheney... it DOES allow that..... I'm sure as time goes on we'll discover more and more censored words but we'll get around those!

Thanks again for your fast and helpful response Mel.

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 3:13pm
Hey Deb, you're very much welcome :-) I'm glad you're beginning to like the new board, i've found that it really takes some time to grow on people LOL. When it was first introduced i had my own round of grumbles too, but change is inevitable, and now i'm more comfortable!

The search option is something that members have been asking for for a long time, so i'm glad they made it available for the new format :-) Yes, it can be very handy when you need to find something and don't have to sift through tons and tons of post! Floating posts (the most active posts to the top) confused some members in the beginning, but i think more people are starting to see the utility of it now lol.

I agree with you about the "post-post screen". I think they are still working on that, so perhaps that will change soon to switching people back to the main screen after posting. New icons have also been a long pending request. I think that they will be working on putting in new icons soon in the near future, so whenever you have suggestions or preferences, then please always feel free to let me know so i can put it on my list and make sure they send that through the higher ups! :-) I'll make a note of your icon suggestions ... i want some new icons too!! lol

I never noticed anything about the censorship aspect lol ... but hey, it's interesting to hear about the little quirks LOL. But hey, with the calibre of people that we have on the board, i'm sure it won't be a problem at all to uhm, get around the censorship with creative word combinations ;-) Just as long as they are not intentionally offensive of course LOL.

Thanks for your kind words Deb! I really do appreicate it very much :-) So, won't you consider being my partner in crime now as the CL of this board?? LOL ;-) Seriously, i need a hand here ... people on this board are so bogged down with CL issues that they are CL-shy (pun not intended lol) it seems! :-P

But anyway, what's more important is feedback from the MEMBERS, so always holler out or speak up if there's something on your mind :-)

*CHEERS!*

/Melanyie

Melanyie

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 6:50pm
Thanks anyway Mel, but you're on your own baby. lol! n/t


Edited 3/26/2003 10:05:43 PM ET by debthree

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