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Your new-look forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 11:59

So now we're on Page 17 of this thread.

Is there a quick and easy way (1 or 2 clicks)  to get back to Page 10? I don't think so. Far too time consuming.

This is one of the navigational issues we've been talking about. 

Disappointed in GW response

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 11:53

I am a carp typist  - I NEED an 'Edit' button...

Also finding the visuals of so very few posts  and so much wasted space on the screen very irritating.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 11:41

I have an ad blocker on my iMac which means the forum pages  are predominantly (75%)  beige space. Very boring and not encouraging me to linger...

I also use an iPad. Unfortunately I cannot install AdBlocker on that and I am getting a tad hacked off with the intrusive adverts.

Can't decide which is worse....

Your new-look forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 11:28

Oh - and a link for "Latest Posts" and "Followed threads" at the bottom of the page as well as the top would be good. 

The new format of the boxes means they are disproportionately tall so a page becomes physically very long -  and it's a long scroll back to the top of the page if the page is nearly full.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 11:22

Pleased to hear we should be getting page numbers and ability to jump to previous / later pages at both the top and bottom of the screen - an important navigational tool for me.

Can I also request / add to the votes for:

1) Ability to go backwards and forwards in blocks of 5 or 10 pages throughout the thread. At the moment there is an initial function to go back 4 pages but then it is restricted to just going back to previous page. This is an important function on a very long thread

2) Support call for 'Last Unread Thread' function

3) Support call for an edit function (I'm a rubbish typist!)

4) I'm unable to 'pinch' to contract / expand screen on iPad (IOS 9.3.1)

5) Please reduce the size of the box that a quoted comment comes in 

6) Please increase the number of boxes / posts I can see at a glance. At the moment on a 21" iMac I can see the box I'm typing in and half the previous post.... Bored with scrolling up and down

There is more - but that will do for now. I think most my points have been raised elsewhere but I'm sure it helps to know how important they are to many users

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 09:28

Morning all! 

Re  the new-look website - quite a lot needs fixing to make it user friendly (for me) but hopefully the tech team will get there if we give sensible feedback. I remember a couple of threads asking for contributor feedback and help but I'm not a subscriber to GW so have not rec'd any emails.

Most of all I am so relieved that so many online friends are 'toughing out' the teething problems. Would really miss your chat & support. You often make me laugh when there's nothing but doom and gloom out there!

Many congratulation to Yvie and family - such a bonnie baby - gorgeous - feeling broody!

Hope all goes well today Dove and you get things sorted as you want them to be. Chish & fips and Adnams afterwards maybe ? 

Think some more pricking out needed today - after I've cleaned all the pigeon doo dah off my car. They've taken to 'courting' in the tree in the driveway - what a bl###y mess every where!


Awful new format for forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:59

I access the site from both desktop (iMac) and iPad. 

Sorry tech team but it doesn't work well for me on either device ☚ī¸

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:31

Keep on growing Nut - I can always help by taking any surplus off your hands 

For myself I'm wondering why I pricked out quite so many tomato seedlings - I only need 3 plants  

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 18:23

As someone who's been away from the site for a couple of days I'm finding it really hard to navigate back to 2 days ago on both this thread and The Forkers thread - both have had a lot of posts in 48 hours.

It would be useful to have the page numbers in blocks of 10 (or more) at both the top and bottom of the thread so that one can jump back up to 10 pages at a time to get to where you want to read the thread from. (As per old forum)

Having the "Go To Page...." at both top and bottom saves endless scrolling one page at a time.

I can see others have mentioned 'too much scrolling' but I think it might be for a different reason. Have only got time to look in briefly now so sorry if this point has been made before.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 17:24

Oh Heck - I go away for two days and come back to find things are not as I left them....

Not sure about the new format yet - but I'm hoping that's more to do with my natural aversion to change and that I will get to love and know the new site as much as the old.

Let's check if the smilies are working 

... that's ok then 

See you all somewhere else when I work out where you've gone to 

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