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Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:47

Landlubber - page numbes at both top & bottom of the screen are definitely under consideration as is the possibilty of a 'Go To Page....' box

I believe they are not at the top of the list of fixes but the team know we would like them.

Meanwhile there is the short term fix mentioned by Chicky.

Can I also welcome you officially to the 'Reading Threads Backwards Club' - there are a few members already & only yesterday I thought it was only me 

I won't be using the forum for a while

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:06

Get you Nut - you is really getting down with the kids 

New Forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:01

Agreed Fairy - no excuse for rudenes 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:53


You are obviously in touch with RB so can I suggest the following:

1) She tries to access the website using Safari rather than any other browser

2) If that doesn't work she tries completely closing Safari on the iPad and then trying again 

3) If that doesn't work completely powering down the iPad then trying again

4) If that doesn't work - check for updates for both Safari and the iPad operating system - download as necessary

5) If that doesn't work post a link on her behalf on this thread and Daniel will advise her to log into a web site so they can check various settings for her

NB - In the case of both 2 and 3 above she need to completely close / shut things down - not just put them into standby mode as we usually do.

If she doesn't know how to do that come back to me

Hope we can get her sorted

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:41

Is it a little sad of me to be so happy that so many of you are sounding so much more positive about sticking with the forum? I would really miss you all if you weren't here 

I think Daniel has done absolutely the best PR job possible by just being around this weekend. He didn't have to give up his free time on one of the best weekends of the year but, the fact that he did gives me a lot of confidence in the team's good intentions.

Pleased to hear BL's day went well and I've no idea how DD could even contemplate opening her door to 9 strangers at such short notice - I'm not even sure I could do it at long notice. B&B owner would definitely be my personal job from hell. Still, I'm glad some people seem to really enjoy doing it so I have somewhere to stay on my jollies 

Welcome back Frank - we missed you - hope you will pop in again 

And finally - what are you all like talking about alcofrolic drinks at this hour? Still 22 minutes till 6pm - my cut off time. Oooh - only 20 now - goodie.

Cat deterrent

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 15:26

I second the use of some small evergreens for year round interest.

If you use those as the permanent backbone to your planting you could add a variety of bulbs for spring colour (perhaps different narcissi / hyacinths etc). If the bulbs are planted nice and deeply they should also be able to remain in the planters permanently.

You could then do summer bedding each year as per your original idea followed by winter / spring bedding using plants such as pansies and primulas. Thyme is certainly a nice edging plant to use and is a great herb to use in the kitchen.

Some nasturtiums might also look good - perhaps one of the dark red ones. Just poke the seeds in when you're planting up. You can eat the leaves, flowers and seeds of those as well 

Really nice planters BTW 

Your new-look forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 11:12

Fairy - SNAP 

Your new-look forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 11:10

Re "Useful" and "Like" buttons

A Useful button would be - well useful - a really quick and easy way to say "Thank you that was a helpful answer / tip / comment / link etc"

Not so keen on the idea of a "Like" button though. Some contributors seem to have thin skins who will get upset if they don't get 10 "Likes" a day or will try to turn it into some sort of competition - "Who can get the most likes..." Wouldn't want us to go down the Facebook route 

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:03

Kathy - there have been a lot of complaints about the spacing, size of boxes, blank space, scrolling required to get from top to bottom of page etc. The tech team are addressing those issues as a priority and think they may be able to sort something out over the next week. It will make a big difference if one is able to view more than one or two replies at a time.

As a very annoying tax man once said to me "Bear with, bear with..."

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:39

I guess you're on a PC David? - no wheel on my mac mouse.

For those on macs - use command and the plus keys together to increase font size.

Command and minus to reduce.

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