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    Ian Administrator

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    I've applied a lot of upgrades to the forum today, the most noticeable of which is to the forum design - it's still quite similar to the old one, so it should be familiar :).

    The new design makes things for lighter loading and easier to code for - I hope you guys like it!
     
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    Our power just came back on after being out since 2:30 this morning. Still out, but we got our internet back, and thanks to my generator, I can finally catch up on my news, emails and forums. Thought things looked different here. I like it! It has an updated look and is clean and crisp looking. Looks like from what you wrote the functionality has improved also.
     
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    Glad you like it @MoonShadows - and pleased to hear that the generator has done the job :D.
     
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    Troutredds You can call me Red

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    The mobile version is noticeably faster and easy on the eyes. (y)
     
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    I knew something was up when I was presented with a truncated web page. I typically maintain a 110% zoom on all web pages just for ease of reading. When I reduced this to normal the full page was presented. It does look good. Did you add any new features that we need to know about?
     
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    I like the cleaner look
     
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    Looks great, thank you for your efforts on our behalf.
     
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    Nice! I've already changed my showcase links in my signature to match. :)
     
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    There aren't any new features to the site, with the exception of the different layout (the benefits will mainly be seen on mobile devices). Most of the upgrades are to do with behind the scenes stuff which makes it easier for me to work on the site.

    Very Stylish :D
     
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    I like it. It is easier on the eyes. At least on my old eyes.. lol
     
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    Awful bright, I personally likes the older version, but I understand needed upgrade.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Very nice, I like it. And the phone seems to work a lot better. Will need to play with that when not on wifi at home. Our signal is bad we never use the phone network here.
     
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    What carrier do you use? We use AT&T, and we never had the best reception since we live in a valley between 2 mountains, but it even got worse when we replaced our slate roof with a metal roof. I bought what is call a micro-tower...a very small box. Cost $150, but we got a $75 rebate on it. It hooks up to your computer and makes a connection, bypassing any cell phone towers, directly with a satellite. Now, we always have 5 bars...no problem.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We have not really worried about it, stick the phones on wifi while home they work just fine. I don't really touch mine while home, it just sits there. We do get phone calls without issue, as long as not in the basement.

    And to answer your? we have t-mobile, the first carrier that has given us more than zero bars at the house. We have tried att, verizon, sprint, metro pcs.
     
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    I love it! It looks clean and fresh!
     
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    yup, loads a bit quicker on windoze 7, the text box took several attempts to function
     
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    Sorry to hear that. We might consider doing an optional darker colour scheme (eg that people might want to use when browsing at night) - watch this space.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I just noticed the nice little red/orange right corner that shows who started the thread. Very nice, no more looking it up!
     
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    Ah! Good catch!
     
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    Whoops - I take it back, @Meyer Jordan - there's this one:

     
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