Latest posts by chicky

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 10:21

Daniel - thank heavens someone is listening

Totally understand that the site has to move with the times, and therefore has to be rebuilt using the latest software.  However, you now have a long list of the a) bugs and b) design issues that need to be sorted to make the site functional again - at the moment it simply does not work.

Why not revert to the old version (we know you can reverse it - you did it last week) whilst you work through the changes needed.  You can think of yesterday and this morning as one great big live user acceptance test (although probably not a technique to be widely copied)

Off back to work now - this whole thing has got me so upset that I have broken my "no forum in the office" rule

New look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 19:59

Daniel, Nora ..... Please take note - there are some very consistent messages coming through here.  I know we are all resistant to change, and some of the features we will get used to in time......but there are some fundamental problems with this new design that will drive posters away for good.  Please let us know you are listening

Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 19:19

Don't think any of us are impressed Steve

Nora - would it be possible to let us know which of the issues raised you will be working on in the short term ?  From reading back it seems there are 4 or 5 common complaints running through all the posts.  It might stop people leaving in droves if they knew if their particular problems were going to be worked on.

The advertisers might love the prominence of their ads in the new site, but not if everyone stops using it.  No point in having wonderful ads with zero exposure.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 16:35

I'm afraid I have to agree with all the above.

in particular the need to be able to see at a glance the list of latest posts (ie a list of 30 of them, not 2).  At the moment I will find it unuseable (hope that's a word, since my ability to edit has been removed).

Lovely to be able to post photos from a phone, but feel a lot has been sacrificed for that one improvement.

Sorry, even my usual Pollyanna style is finding it hard to cope with this one.  Such a shame.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 13:47

Camassias in A Windsor Park .....first time I've ever been able to post a pic frommy phone 

Worth keeping ?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 07:00

Definitely a keeper

I have a big problem to resolve

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 06:59

Start by cncentrating on a small part, dig out some beds (get rid of all the perennial weeds) and get sowing/planting.  Then whilst you are tending that bit, and hopefully having some success, you can work on the rest of it bit by bit.  Big jobs are always easier if you break them down into small bits

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 06:52

Morning Pat - I'm one of todays early birds.  Sunny and no frost here too. Same weather, different side of the planet

Think I will be looking for some ready grown tomato plants today - mine are officially deceased  Didn't bring them back in quick enough at the start of that cold spell, and they have been struggling (unsuccessfully) to recover.  Do you think its too late to sow from scratch again?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:30

Ooo - how exciting - a hogmanay hitching

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:22

What a beautiful place Buttercup - and those views are immense.  Love the terraces, and look forward to seeing your projects as they come along.  Now I can see why you get problems with howling gales

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