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  • #100840
    New forum launched

    Morning everyone,

    Fingers crossed you can all see a new forum that has lots of orange sections being displayed, if you can’t see lots of orange please press control F5 and this will refresh the page.

    We will be doing mini improvements over the next week but please do let us know if you see anything not working as you think it should. Please email me on a.follen@musculardystrophyuk.org :ty:

    Many thanks!

    Alexa

    Muscular Dystrophy UK staff member

    Alexa Follen
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    #102203
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hello,

    Is there anyone there?

    This is very lonely!

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    Joined: 27/09/2010
    #102205
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hello!

    The old link is inactive:

    http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/talkmdindex.php

    I had to come via the main MD site then the forum link. Is it possible for Admin to mass pm members to give them the link below? or add a redirect from the one above? I think me may lose a few people otherwise :(

    http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/talkmd/

    weeble
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    #102580
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Yep it’s terrible trying to find this forum & log in now!
    What on earth have they done? I can’t believe how awful every bit of it is!
    Ido t think that it is iPhone or iPad comparable either? Please someone do something! :bang:

    Shellybear
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    Posts: 364
    Joined: 09/12/2010
    #102611
    Reply To: New forum launched

    I appear to be lucky.

    I am getting in and managing to post perfectly well.

    I have been using iPad for information purposes.

    Good idea from Launton.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    Joined: 27/09/2010
    #102980
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hello!

    The old link is inactive:

    http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/talkmd

    I had to come via the main MD site then the forum link. Is it possible for Admin to mass pm members to give them the link below? or add a redirect from the one above? I think me may lose a few people otherwise :(

    http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/talkmd/

    Hi sorry about that this got impacted by the wider website issues experienced on Monday and Tuesday. It should all be working now – (crossing all fingers) :)

    Muscular Dystrophy UK staff member

    Alexa Follen
    Moderator
    Posts: 32
    Joined: 12/05/2015
    #102981
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hi Shellybear,

    I am really sorry about the issues on the website over the last couple of days, it wasn’t just been the forum that was impacted.
    We are working to resolve all the issues and as mentioned previously we are adding on additional features over the next couple of weeks in mini releases.

    Please do send us any feedback and ideas you have, you can email me on a.follen@musculardystrophyuk.org

    Best wishes,

    Alexa

    Yep it’s terrible trying to find this forum & log in now!
    What on earth have they done? I can’t believe how awful every bit of it is!
    Ido t think that it is iPhone or iPad comparable either? Please someone do something! :bang:

    Muscular Dystrophy UK staff member

    Alexa Follen
    Moderator
    Posts: 32
    Joined: 12/05/2015
    #114329
    Reply To: New forum launched

    this new site looks and feels very posh. but us old fogeys are having problems navigating it.
    I know this is going to sound like moaning but, the old forum was very stef friendly.
    also like Jon, I had to had search you out as the old site just seamed to disappear :nono:

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #115708
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hi LittleStef

    here are improvements being worked on by the outside MD peeps, we are a little in their hands at the mo. Things will improve.

    Despite all attempts things happened all of a sudden and we did not have enough time to email the membership and give them adequate notice of the switch. Please stick with us, us gals [MDHQ & Mods] are digging our stilettos in and chasing improvements.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    Joined: 05/03/2015
    #116750
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Had no idea we was back online. Been checking every day & only just thought to try via the main site.

    Not keen on the layout, as others have alluded to but, would advise it’s a case of the fear of something new. I hope it becomes more familiar the more we all use it.

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

    I, Disabled Bloke
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    #117305
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Was there no request for feedback as input for the new forum from the people that use the forum every day? Or will things just be added as it goes along by request?

    It looks very nice though. :)

    croissant
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    #117463
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hi Guys,

    We Mods and MD Admins had many many and a lot more discussions about how the new forum should look and the features it should have. Due to circs beyond our control things had to happen all of a sudden, our initial plans went out the window, and there were some ‘issues’ when the new forum went live.

    Fingers crossed the wrinkles are being ironed out and new features added.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #118081
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Took a while but I’ve finally tracked down the forum!

    Hi everyone.

    amethyst
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    #118345
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hi everyone, really sorry that the forum disappeared. The redirect from the old site to the new site wasn’t working for around 24 hours due to the whole website having issues :(. So glad it is back now!

    We have added some additional features this week which you can see on the homepage and the edit function. We have also moved the login button on mobile. Already planned in is the PM function and a couple of other things.

    Please let us know of anything you are missing or wish list,

    Best wishes,

    Alexa

    Muscular Dystrophy UK staff member

    Alexa Follen
    Moderator
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    Joined: 12/05/2015
    #118686
    Reply To: New forum launched

    I understand that there are going to be teething problems. there always is with something new.
    however, where has the pm gone for messaging members?

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #118700
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Hi Little Stef

    It is in the works … this was something we had to agree for round two. “Coming soon” watch this space :yes:

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #127542
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Dear Forum maintenance peeps,

    I understand from AMG that the option to PM other users is in the post. Thank you, it’s convenient to message some people some time without the prying eyes of the world watching ie certain government departments ;) .

    Just an observation, regardless of whether I’m signed in or not, if there’s an update to a post or thread, on the dashboard or shop front so to speak, it may well not have updated information or list the most recent posts or threads on “last updated”. It lists historic posts as the most up-to-date but, if you click on the link, voila, new posts. I’ve noticed this is often the case where a mod has deleted a spammers thread but, it’s not consistent & I can’t highlight a pattern I’m afraid.

    Speaking of prying eyes, would it be possible to maybe have an established members only or password protected section? I hope you understand I don’t wish to incriminate anyone or encourage anyone to do anything illegal but, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I would love to discuss certain situations & experiences that may benefit other people without being observed by the wider world.

    I avoid social media & abandoned that years ago for exactly these reasons, because your social media is monitored. Hence the name change until I’m done with court.

    Just an idea. It may prove more problematic or divisive than helpful & PMing will suffice.

    :ty:

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

    I, Disabled Bloke
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    #127574
    Reply To: New forum launched

    Speaking of prying eyes, would it be possible to maybe have an established members only or password protected section?

    There is a known problem with doing this, if areas are set as ‘private’ sadly it locks it from everyone except us mods and admins, even though the wigglies (very technical term) are set otherwise to allow members only.

    Just an observation, regardless of whether I’m signed in or not, if there’s an update to a post or thread, on the dashboard or shop front so to speak, it may well not have updated information or list the most recent posts or threads on “last updated”. It lists historic posts as the most up-to-date but, if you click on the link, voila, new posts. I’ve noticed this is often the case where a mod has deleted a spammers thread but, it’s not consistent & I can’t highlight a pattern I’m afraid.

    The list of threads on the right side, are just new threads. Others are listed in the ‘most recent posts’ if a thread (new or old) has a new post added it is listed there.

    Simples! :LOL:

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #127576
    Reply To: New forum launched

    There is a known problem with doing this, if areas are set as ‘private’ sadly it locks it from everyone except us mods and admins, even though the wigglies (very technical term) are set otherwise to allow members only.

    I was just toying with ideas. I thought it may prove problematic but, also if for some reason somebody doesn’t have the code/pin/elevated status to access it they may feel aggrieved.

    The list of threads on the right side, are just new threads. Others are listed in the ‘most recent posts’ if a thread (new or old) has a new post added it is listed there.

    That’s not what I’m referring to I’m afraid. I can see quite clearly the column on the far right that states “recent topics”. I’m talking about there appears to be a glitch where under “last updated” it doesn’t always indicate the most recent post or that a thread has been updated.

    I’ve taken a print screen but, can’t post it so I’ll give you an example:

    News and campaigns

    Breaking news and our ongoing campaigns
    Topics: 790
    Replies: 3,793
    Last Updated:
    2 days, 4 hours ago

    But, in fact the last update was yesterday 1 day & two hours ago :roll:.

    I wouldn’t necessarily click on that section knowing there’s not been any update or recent posts to any of the threads contained within when in fact if you open that section there clearly has been.

    As I say, my observation is, & it may be just a coincidence, that same thread is the one where there was a new topic from a spammer earlier that’s since been deleted but, either way, I have posted myself under the banner thread of news & campaigns but, it hasn’t registered as a ‘last update’.

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

    I, Disabled Bloke
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    #127806
    Reply To: New forum launched

    I’ve taken a print screen but, can’t post it so I’ll give you an example:

    News and campaigns

    Breaking news and our ongoing campaigns
    Topics: 790
    Replies: 3,793
    Last Updated:
    2 days, 4 hours ago

    But, in fact the last update was yesterday 1 day & two hours ago :roll: .

    I wouldn’t necessarily click on that section knowing there’s not been any update or recent posts to any of the threads contained within when in fact if you open that section there clearly has been.

    As I say, my observation is, & it may be just a coincidence, that same thread is the one where there was a new topic from a spammer earlier that’s since been deleted but, either way, I have posted myself under the banner thread of news & campaigns but, it hasn’t registered as a ‘last update’.

    :yes: gotcha… Known problem, the post count for newbies are wrong too. Many of these things are ‘wordpress’ issues rather than an ‘MD,IT’ issue, if ya get me.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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