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Daniel Haynes

Latest posts by Daniel Haynes

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:03


Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:00

Erm, yes, I have - you're entirely right!

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:54

I suppose so... 

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:51

I'm partial to a bit of ZZ Top myself, but really there's no contest! 

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:37

Busy Lizzie and Shrinking Violet - Beyoncé is amazing! Her new album is extraordinary! 


Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:28

Don't worry about me, Plant Pauper - I've got the new Beyoncé album on repeat play, so I can take anything that comes my way! 

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:53

fidgetbones - I very much hope that won't happen. I gather that our tech team is working towards releasing the next set of updates about midweek. We're all catching up first thing Monday morning to review those changes. We won't have a completely perfect, finished forum by then, but I can tell you that we'll make all the changes we possibly can in such a short timeframe. It's the next step in a process, so there will be further improvements to follow...

Daniel Haynes

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:46

pansyface - everything you've posted over the last few days has been duly noted and reported to our design and technical teams. Please rest assured we're doing everything we can to deliver a forum that you'll find much easier to use. The first set of changes will go live over the coming week. If people aren't happy with those changes we'll note all of the feedback and persist until we have a forum that people are happy with. We can't promise to please everybody all of the time, but we can at least promise to try!

Daniel Haynes

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:34

Hello Hazel - there won't be any imminent changes to the 'Settings' area - (although that's only because we haven't got around to it yet!) Rest assured that any changes we make will be take into account the negative response we've received to the recent design changes. We've learnt our lesson!

And many thanks, Topbird - it's good to know you value the forum so much.

We'll get there very soon, I hope!


New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:23

Hello Guernsey Donkey2,

Most newspapers / magazines / websites have periodic design refreshes. It's amazing how quickly things can date. Digital technology changes very rapidly and websites that were very 'up to the minute' a few years back can seem very old-fashioned now.

Any business / brand that undertakes design changes doesn't do so lightly - an established brand with a loyal user base has a lot at stake. We're in the process of refreshing - a great deal of thought and care has gone into that, but unfortunately we've haven't got the forum part of that process quite right.

We'll fix it for you as quickly as we possibly can. The next stage of that will be released to the site over the next week. We'll be monitoring your feeback very closely and we'll take note of everything that everybody says. Unlike magazines and newspapers there isn't a finished product with websites, which are constantly evolving and changing.

We're very lucky in having a really knowledgeable and diverse membership - it might not seem like it at the moment, but we are doing our best to deliver the best forum for everyone that we possibly can.

More changes on the way!


Daniel Haynes

Discussions started by Daniel Haynes

Pinch and zoom on mobile devices

Pinch and zoom now re-enabled for tablet and smartphone 
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Last Post: 24/05/2016 at 22:31

Progress update

Further update about current forum development work 
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Last Post: Today at 16:39

Forum changes now live

An update on the latest set of improvements to the forum 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 19:18

Update on improvements to forum

An outline of the fixes we're working to add to the site this week 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:00

Happy Christmas

Season's greetings from everyone at GW 
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Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Help with plant identifications from Gardeners' World Magazine 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 12:45

Problems with private messages

No reply box displaying on private messages for some users 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 11:29

Update on technical issues

Notifications, private messages, avatar images, spellchecker 
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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 20:04

Current problems with forum and login

Update on issues with forum threads not updating and login status 
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Last Post: 27/09/2013 at 20:46

Video projects and other project categories

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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 10:54

Problems with site

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Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 08:46

Get thrifty

Tell us how you make savings in the garden 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 22:19

Valentine's Day

Saying it with flowers 
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Welcome to the potting shed

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Last Post: 24/01/2016 at 16:57

Welcome to the brand new forum

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