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Old board was much better

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7/29/2010 8:44pm
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You could see everything on the old board - who responded and what responce was given by whom by scrolling...

read what you needed or may need later,  helpful info - easy to use..

It may be that I'm too old to learn new tricks, but the old way was much better than this new board...

Is there any - like voting for what the majority wants - regarding the board, or not??

Hopefully, we'll get back to the 'old way' soon..





Tim--MRF - (7/29/2010 - 8:59pm)


When you open the board you see the topics listed and, to the right of the topic, a list of everyone who has responded to that topic.

If you hit the arrow next to the post, the post is expanded and you can read the post and all the replies.  Or you can hit "expand all" and you can see all of the posts and all of the replies.

If you click on the name of the person who posted  you go to their PatNet or Profile page.

The topics are listed in date order by the most recent posting on that topic.  This way if a posting results in several replies it stays on the top of the list instead of getting pushed down. 


It is different from the old system, but I think it is more flexible and actually easier to find information on who has replied.




NicOz - (7/29/2010 - 9:32pm)

Each to their own, I suppose... but I find I much prefer the new board. I find it far easier to navigate and search (both on the main board and in the archives) The only thing I find a little frustrating is the humongous "site list" links below which takes up space that I feel would be better utilised to allow more posts on a single page- I feel a link to the site map would be sufficient? Anyway, all in all I find it an improvement and will be likely to visit more frequently because of it.


Meh. Get on with it.

Do not feed rabid monkeys.

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another

Nancy - (7/29/2010 - 9:47pm)

Any new people coming to this board, will never know what the initals stand for i.e.  NED - WBR -granted, some of us oldies weren't born computer smart, so if the topic line doesn't spell it out,  we are at a loss..Like I said, I'm an oldie - dumb as rocks....I'm happy Buddy has had a good day, and so have I..


NicOz - (7/29/2010 - 10:19pm)

Oh you are not as "dumb as rocks", Nancy! When I was first diagnosed I didn't know what many acronyms stood for either.

You raise a good point regarding the acronyms- I think that's something that they may have to add separately or link to the Glossary... though I think it would be best as a pop up list easily accessed on the left hand side as most people will come across the acronyms while reading the board.

I'm glad you and Buddy had a good day- may they keep on coming...

(Just realised my motto could easily be misconstrued, but it really is MY motto- "Get on with it"  is what I tell myself every day... It's my mental slap upside the head :D)


Meh. Get on with it.

Do not feed rabid monkeys.

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another

Nancy - (7/30/2010 - 7:53am)

Thanks Nic,

I think I need a mental slap these days also.  :)

I can get used to anything - I've kept Buddy for 42 1/2 years :)

It does get easier - but I still like the old format - for me - was easier - but, hell, I'll go along with anything---

more important things going on right now-like me and 4 grand children are staying in pop-up camper over weekend..that should be real easy...No parents! just granny---and no good food - only junk food :)

jag - (7/30/2010 - 11:44pm)

 Nic, I changed my mind, I just wrote on your blog that the new board format sucked.

I changed my mind though.

As your saying goes, "Get on with it"  

Insert Generic Inspirational Motto Here