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  • #308922
    Manda
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    [user=3]John McDonald[/user] wrote:

    Also, if you have the right kind of web browser such as MS explorer, you get indications at the topics level on the left, of icon color, icon mouse-over messages, and arrows that tell you if there is a new post or not. That can be handy.

    Wow. What a shame that the software isn't a little more flexible with regards to the “wrong” kinds of browsers. ūüėČ

    Looks great on Firefox and Konqueror, except for the missing mouse-over messages. Still get lovely icons, changing colours indicating what has been read, unread and is new, and arrows.

    My only wish is that there was a “simple” version of the editor (where I'm typing now) – it's pretty and all, but I don't need all that. It slows things down while it's busy loading all the images for the buttons I'll never use. lol

    #308923
    Admin
    Moderator

    My only wish is that there was a “simple” version of the editor (where I'm typing now) – it's pretty and all, but I don't need all that. It slows things down while it's busy loading all the images for the buttons I'll never use.

    That sort of thing can be turned off if it is the will of the constituents.

    #308924
    Jennhere
    Participant

    [user=38]Manda[/user] wrote:

    Except that it has 27 different discussion areas?? Eek.. I hope we have only a few.. (or one)

    Manda,

    I actually think it's better having separate topics.¬† This could get excruciatingly long here.¬† Especially with people posting topics such as… “I emailed you”¬† I mean, I think that's going to lengthen the board with things to scroll past.¬†¬† I think in the case of the bb … new and different is better than the old.¬† JMO.:)

    Jenn

    #308925
    Jennhere
    Participant

    So, we have the “General Discussion” forum.¬† Are we going to have a breakdown of this forum?¬† Like- “General Discussion”, “New to AP”, “AP Basics”, “Herxing”, “Doctor Locations/Information/Referrals”, “Diet and AP”, “Board Technical Issues” ….. that kind of thing?¬†Maybe¬†make a spot¬†titled something that could be for friendly chat with one another to help develop a community feel….¬†

    Because, everything lumped under “General Discussion” has the potential to get very difficult to navigate.¬† I was thinking maybe the RBstaff would think it wise to make some other forums to help organize the posts.¬† And then- if someone accidently posts a question about being new to AP and needs help, the RBstaff can pick that post up, put it in the right forum where it can be addressed better.¬†¬† Maybe shoot off an email to the improper posting poster that the question is valid and we want the best answers for him/her but to keep it all organized, you moved it to the proper forum!

    Jenn:)

    I'm editing here, because I don't think I was clear.¬† (if I was, skip this part).¬† Already, the “General Discussion” forum has two pages of sub-topics.¬† There are quite a few that will never develop beyond the initial post.¬† But, if there were additional forums with strong topics such as “New to AP” or “Doctor Locations/Referrals/Locations…and the other stuff I mentioned above, we would have tighter boards.¬† Less to wade through.¬† A newbie could post a shout out for help, or would know right away by the arrangement the very best forum to head to in order to find information such as “Doctor Locations”.¬† If there was a question about Doctors posted under a forum for “Info about Herxing”, the RBstaff could redirect the post to the proper forum and all with experience could respond there.¬† New or lurking posters who aren't signed up could easily find information this way, too.¬†

    Another edit:::¬† I just posted my first edit and saw John's response.¬† That was kind of funny.¬†¬†But¬†seriously, if you look¬†at a board like the one at Celiac.com… it makes sense.¬† It's very tight over there and a new poster just falls in and gets it.¬† The info for a newbie is easily accessible.¬† You may be new¬†and freaking out- so you see a board for that and you¬†post your confusion and people respond there¬†rather than¬†along side posts about recipes and fecal tests!!:D

    Jenn the Splitter;) 

    #308926
    John McDonald
    Participant

    Ah, Jenn is a splitter. Lyn is a lumper. I'm going to enjoy this. This software permits either. My money is that some splitting will prove to be irresistable but there is a strong current for keeping it simple too. But I propose that we first get all the old-site participants on the new software.

    #308927
    Parisa
    Participant

    Jenn,

     

    Umm, not to change topics but have you had your hormones tested recently? 

     

    It's been interesting to see what people choose at their avatars.

    #308928
    Jennhere
    Participant

    [user=13]Parisa[/user] wrote:

    Jenn,

     

    Umm, not to change topics but have you had your hormones tested recently? 

     

    It's been interesting to see what people choose at their avatars.

    Why do you ask?

    Jenn

    #308929
    Manda
    Participant

    Maybe it was just an initial “Oh my goodness! Where do I begin” reaction to those forums – but one thing I'll stick by – there is a sub-category for areas outside the USA.. which begs the question… do people in the USA get the whole forum, and everyone else only gets the one sub-category? I know that's not likely, but it made me wonder..

    I love the avatars of everyone. ūüėÄ

    Edit: Just noticed something strange about using Firefox – my spell checker doesn't work in these fancy editing boxes.. I was wondering if I had suddenly become worlds greatest speller.. lol :dude:

    #308930
    Bill
    Participant

    I totally understand Lynnie's desire for community and simplicity, as i share it.

    On the other hand Jenn does make some good points and with this particular software, some seperation may prove more efficient and effective in the long run.

    Whatever the case Im sure we will get it worked out well in the longer term. I just hope everybody keeps posting and gives it  their best shot to make it all work.

    Bill

    #308931
    lynnie_sydney
    Keymaster

    Bill, maybe you've hit on something good here Рa kind of mid-point between lumping  and splitting  Рmaybe splumping???????
    Seriously, what concerns me is that, on other similar baords, I miss a great deal (and so, presumably do others) when there are so many different areas in which to post. And I rarely have the time to look through everything, sometimes finding stuff I'm interested in by accident, months down the track. Have just been raising  my hand for something that remains simple and very user-friendly. Best, Lynnie

    Be well! Lynnie

    Palindromic RA 30 yrs (Chronic Lyme?)
    Mino 2003-2007 100mg MWF - can no longer tolerate mino/doxy
    abx: MWF a.m. Augmentin Duo (1/2 x 875mg) + 250mg Klacid p.m. Cefaclor (1/4 x 375mg) + 250mg Zithromax. Annual Clindy IV's
    Diet: no gluten, dairy, sulphites, low salicylates
    Supps: 600mg N-AC BID, 1000mg Vit C, CoQ10, P5P 40mg, zinc picolinate 60mg, B3 1000mcg, EPO 1000mg, Lithium orotate 20mg, Magnesium Oil equiv 400mg
    Topical bio-identical estradiol + DHEA caps + Progesterone caps

    #308932
    Bill
    Participant

    Lynnie,

    Splumping ehh ?? Another classic Ap term has been created ! Very funny Lynnie !

    I hear and share your concerns. I was extremely comfortable with the old format and sure wish there was a way to fix it and make it spam proof.

    Im very pleased you are raising your hand and over here working to make our board a community again. Your input is vital and appreciated!

     We definitely need to have it as simple and user friendly as possible. Im with you there. We certainly want to get all the old posters  on board again and back to work helping one another. And yes let's keep it simple! Thank you, for All of your input and help, Lynnie.

    Blessings,

    Bill

    #308933
    lynnie_sydney
    Keymaster

    Bill – What an absolute gentleman you are!

    Be well! Lynnie

    Palindromic RA 30 yrs (Chronic Lyme?)
    Mino 2003-2007 100mg MWF - can no longer tolerate mino/doxy
    abx: MWF a.m. Augmentin Duo (1/2 x 875mg) + 250mg Klacid p.m. Cefaclor (1/4 x 375mg) + 250mg Zithromax. Annual Clindy IV's
    Diet: no gluten, dairy, sulphites, low salicylates
    Supps: 600mg N-AC BID, 1000mg Vit C, CoQ10, P5P 40mg, zinc picolinate 60mg, B3 1000mcg, EPO 1000mg, Lithium orotate 20mg, Magnesium Oil equiv 400mg
    Topical bio-identical estradiol + DHEA caps + Progesterone caps

    #308934
    Bill
    Participant

    Thank You Lynnie, very kind of you to say!    :blush:

    #308935
    Suzanne
    Participant

    The reason I would like some 'splitting' is that I really like 'seeing' the lighter side of board members, and it would be nice to have a place for that.   

    Mom of teen daughter with Poly JIA since age 2. Current med: azithromycin 250 mg MWF.

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