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Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by John, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. herb

    herb First Original Member

    I think the format looks great... and what's the big deal about the layout and color scheme anyway?? We should be more concerned with the content at CRUISE@ddicts, that's what the site is about...

    like the idea of showing # of people who viewed the post versus # of actual replies to post ...
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2009
  2. John

    John I'm on Island Time Staff Member

    Thank you Herb. I appreciate the kind words. We spent allot time thinking about this as you can imagine and its not easy being criticized about the 'look'. I can make this site look like a pineapple or banana. So looks are just that.

    This type of big change was actually done for the users of the community and not looks. This is the first in a series of steps that will allow Cruise Addicts to be much more user friendly and work much better as the center of our community. The goal will be to have one single login / registration that will work with all areas of the community and allow you to manage your content. This also gives you the user more powerful features at your fingertips.

    Cruise Addicts has been very original and still very much is and will remain so.
  3. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Getting used to this!!
  4. gram

    gram Well-Known Member

    I fell like I am on the othe board, which I hate. Our old board look had a very welcome feeling. This is very, very cold to me. It has a TOOOOO busy look to it! I feel we lost that personal /family feeling. There is a old saying "if it ain't broke dont' try to fix it"!!!
  5. suer182

    suer182 Forum Manager Staff Member

    Maureen- if you go into USERCP, under SETTINGS & OPTIONS click on EDIT OPTION. In the 4th section down NUMBER OF POSTS TO SHOW PER PAGE. Pick what you want in the drop down.

    At the bottom of the page is SAVE CHANGES.
  6. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    Where are my private messages?????

    Where are my old private messages!!! I had things in there that I did NOT want to lose! I can't even figure out how to start a new thread! All I can do is reply to an old one. OK....I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I liked the old board a WHOLE LOT BETTER! Not that I posted that much in the past, but will probably post less now.
  7. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Suer, I did that and saved it to 40 and I still only see 20.....not sure what I did wrong :(
  8. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

    A couple things I really like about the new format...

    1. It seems to move a lot faster than the old-style forum.

    2. Every part of the forum works on the iPhone. Cool ;)

    3. Now when folks visit here from that "other" site, they'll be familiar with the posting format.

    If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.
  9. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Seems like we have also lost our ability to write in color and make the type larger.

    And there aren't any icons to put into our messages.
  10. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    How did you get that pink color????
  11. suer182

    suer182 Forum Manager Staff Member

    Nitestar-click on this link. You will have to log in again. In the upper right hand corner you will see PRIVATE MESSAGES


    Krazy-across the top you will see QUICK LINKS under USER CONTROL PANEL click on EDIT OPTIONS scroll all the way down until you see MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS "message editor" in the drop down you want "enhanced Interface". then click on save changes.

    Denise-would you mind PM'ing the Capt or bOB
  12. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Thanks suer -- I have it all straightened out now!!!
  13. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    Hey Gang...:)

    :eek:...Got lost for a while..and my Sweet IT Husband is at work..so Hello Kitty is in cyber space till tonight.
    bOB..I'll stand you a drink when we connect... Kiddo you'll need one!!hehehe...I am on vacation!!! Finally and officially..Yahoo!!

    and a good thing !!!John it'll take this Dumb chickie that long to get back in the groove.I'll be working on getting into the loop...thanks for the playground no matter the text or background, can't keep this old BEEP down for long!!..back later gang..Off to pack WHOO HOO!!!...:D Joanne
  14. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    New thread

    Suer.......thanks! With your link, I did find my old PM's. How would I find them without using your link? And I also haven't figured out how to start a new thread. All I can do is post a reply to thread already in progress.

    I have to agree with gram in that this new board has a "cold" feeling to it and the old board seemed like "home". I know John said it was formatted to look like another board (I'm assuming he's referring to cruisecritic), but I don't understand why he would want our board to look like their board.

    Oh well.........as I said, I'm in the minority and I know my opinion doesn't count.

    p.s. I miss my avatar and I miss my countdown clock. I also miss the ability to be able to scroll back up while posting a reply to make sure you have addressed all aspects of a question someone might have asked.
  15. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I know how to start a new thread.

    Just click on "Forum Tools" -- the first category under there is "Start a new thread".
  16. BKelley

    BKelley Guest

    I do appreciate John and his crews hard work but I have to say I don't like this new board either. Too clinical, it's just got a 'board' feeling not a homely feeling, its lost that one of kind look, not 'snug' :(
    Like everyone else I will get used to it I am sure.

    Can anyone help me with my Avatar, I went to the old control centre but there's nothing there for me to cut and paste, its 'empty'. Thanks :)
  17. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I'm not sure what I think just yet. This old lady is pretty stupid when it comes to computer stuff; note that I have never had an avatar or special signature, never posted a picture--just don't know how to do that stuff. However, I think with a little exploring I'll be able to find my way around this site like I did the old one. As for the appearance, I don't mind it but as others have said it reminds me of another board that I only visited a couple of times but didn't return to because I didn't like the atmosphere. It is the members of the board that make it what it is & not the appearance so although we may "look" like other boards we will always be different due to the overall friendliness of the people here.
  18. iluvcruzin

    iluvcruzin Well-Known Member

    Much Better. Thank you Suer!!
  19. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

    Thanks John!
  20. Ruchela

    Ruchela Well-Known Member

    It now looks like another forum I belong to. Not sure why it says I visited last on 7/31 -- I come here every day. Guess I'll have to get used to it.

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