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Karlin
26th January 2010, 02:49 PM
Took a few hours of work but this is now up and running in a basic form. I will update smilies, forum colours, logs etc later on -- not enough time to do it at the moment as I am on a story deadline.

Anyway this gives people the chance to check out some new functionality. The 'home' section is just using the board software templates at the moment; I didn't actually write anything or put anything in. The urls may change slightly still.

waldor
26th January 2010, 03:01 PM
I signed in, and accessed the forum with no problems. The new colors, etc., are hard on my eyes because it's much brighter, but I'm sure I'll adapt and forget the old look.
:o)

Ambrose
26th January 2010, 03:02 PM
This is only a short term look -- :). I just need some time to udate everything but thought people might want to use the forums and try out some new things in the meantime!

Karlin
26th January 2010, 03:04 PM
Oops sorry, Ambrose is me, my test user account so I can validate how things work for member accounts -- I made that post! :D

patg
26th January 2010, 03:26 PM
I logged in just now no problems looks like it will be a great new format. Thanks for taking the time to do this whole update. I think I will learn as I go.
Pat

Claire L
26th January 2010, 03:44 PM
Well done!! It looks all new and fancy :D

ourempire
26th January 2010, 03:58 PM
Wauw! It all just looks so great! Thanks foryour work, Karlin - you are doing a great one-woman-show here :)

Charlifarley
26th January 2010, 04:04 PM
Thanks Karlin,
This looks great- very fresh looking, and really nice
Charli

Karlin
26th January 2010, 04:45 PM
Expect to see the appearance changing on and off for today while I fiddle with the settings. It is a VERY different interface to manage. I got everything loaded in correctly but it took me a while to figure out how to get the actual forums to show.

Margaret C
26th January 2010, 05:02 PM
I'm missing my nice familiar forum. I'm too old for all this change.

I know it was probably necessary, I know I will get use to the new look, and I really am grateful that Karlin has put in so many hours to give us an up-to-date forum, but I think I will have to lie down with some smelling salts to get over the shock of finding things changed.

Tania
26th January 2010, 08:17 PM
Yippee! We are back on. Thank you Karlin x

sins
26th January 2010, 08:27 PM
OOh very different!
Will take me a while to find my bearings...I'm lost........anyone know where the loo is????
Sins

diddy
26th January 2010, 09:02 PM
[QUOTE=sins;351056]OOh very different!

Ooh yes. Its a bit like dashing into the fave supermarket and finding they've changed all the shelves around. Must be getting old 'cos can't quite handle the colour scheme at the mo.

Karlin
26th January 2010, 09:18 PM
Colour scheme will be back to normal shortly -- as will logos etc -- it is just a lot more complicated and time consuming to do with this forum. So hopefully the smelling salts can be quickly put away. The main issue I spent most of the day on was getting a redirect to work for the old board as one was working and the other wasn't -- tried a lot of different coding approaches -- finally got it sorted. There will be so many more things we can do (starting with -- you can embed videos now!) and the 'home' section is going to be really great once I get some content into it. That will be where the library section goes. Just a bit busy over today and next two days because of the big Apple announcement tomorrow -- paper wants lots of coverage starting today so my quiet day ended up being pretty busy, Just going off to visit with neighbours.

Nick
26th January 2010, 09:29 PM
It's great to be back! I never realised the extent of my CT addiction!!!!

liammckeogh
27th January 2010, 12:02 AM
Thank you for the new look and all the work involved.:)

Jasperxxgabby
27th January 2010, 12:26 AM
Great new look. Thank you :) good to have ct back online, didn't realise my addiction either lol

HollyDolly
27th January 2010, 12:33 AM
Think I will have to join you Margaret


Nanette

pippa
27th January 2010, 01:46 AM
Thanks for all the work Karlin.

Karlin
27th January 2010, 02:56 AM
Slowly getting some of 'our' colours back! It will take me a while though -- there are literally about 250 settings... :yikes

*Pauline*
27th January 2010, 03:26 AM
Hi Karlin. (Wow, this print is small)...Oh now I've forgotten what I was going to say...I'll join you too Margaret!

:thnx: Karlin

*Pauline*
27th January 2010, 03:28 AM
:lpy: I remember now!

Karlin, Sinead sent me the link to get me back on CT. How will others know? Through google perhaps or will you email them?

frecklesmom
27th January 2010, 05:09 AM
Ah,it's great. Thanks, Karlin. Margaret,it clicks the same way and you know "change is good :-)

jasperpaw
27th January 2010, 08:59 AM
Thank you Karlin, had trouble getting back on, looks like some of you were back on yesterday afternoon, finding the colour a bit light, have to get the old glasses out now, think will have to join Margaret and Pauline`s club, not to good on change, too old.

jasperpaw
27th January 2010, 10:42 AM
I am having problems logging in. When I log in at the top with username it comes back as invalid, so I have had to go to whats new area each time and log in that way. Is any one else having to do this?

Shelli
27th January 2010, 12:40 PM
Looks great Karlin, I'm sure we'll get used to it quickly. Thanks for all your hard work :)

meljoy
27th January 2010, 04:10 PM
Oh Great to be back on.....it was horrible yesterday not getting my daily dose of CT!!

Im afraid Im joining Margaret and Pauline for a little lie dowm in a darkened room and now I have to use my glasses!! But Im sure we'll all get used to it.

Thanks Karlin.

Mel

heather r
30th January 2010, 10:00 PM
I'm glad to have your web address in my computer history! For several days I kept getting error message and I needed my cavalier fix lol.

Hopefully next time I log in it will be easier; I know I am getting too old for too much change, ha ha.

Great job , Karlin, the site looks great!! Heather R

Rj Mac
30th January 2010, 10:39 PM
cl*pIt's looking great Karlin, as always.....thankyou for providing CT for us all :thmbsup:

matties mum
31st January 2010, 12:22 AM
Hi
I am back now has Matties mum since Karlin great update
Many Thanks Karlin
---Aileen and the gang(Barney---Jazzie---Jake)