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Welcome to the new Forum!
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:30:07 pm »
Hello everyone and welcome to the new forum. The old site at PeppermintOS.net is still there as an archive and reference and will be maintained as such.

Please enjoy the new space and we're always here for your suggestions and comments.

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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 07:28:04 pm »
Thanks for the welcome...  :)
I would like to say after perusing this board over this last few days that I like the old board much better.
Some things I can't seem to find over here are the links that show me new posts and the links that show me my posts.
Also I must say this, and I am sorry if it offends anyone, but the jigsaw puzzles i have to put together to make a or edit a post are bit much, don't ya all think?
anyhow Here's looking to the future....   :D
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 07:51:25 pm »
We're still ironing out some details and the puzzle captchas only affect the first few posts (I think 5, but don't quote me on that). There are a number of reasons for the switch that come down to both usability and maintenance (the old forum is rather difficult to maintain at this point). In a few weeks, all the details should be well documented.
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 08:03:53 pm »
Sounds good...  thanks for the speedy reply...  :)
Can I make a suggestion?
Is there anything you can do about the white background, it is kinda hard on the old eyes, the old board was tan and much easier on the eyes...  :)
« Last Edit: March 22, 2014, 08:06:16 pm by rjm65 »
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 08:26:17 pm »
There's a "Posts" link at the top of every page on the toolbar .. hover your mouse over that.

And if you want to see all a particular users posts .. view their profile summary by clicking on their name .. then select the  "Show Posts" item in the left hand panel.

"I like the old one better" .. sounds akin to "Linux is harder than Windows" to me ;)

This forum has everything the old one did, and then some .. just a case of getting used to a new way of doing things .. give it a chance and I'm sure you'll come to like it :)



The KeyCAPTCHA (jigsaw puzzles) should only be for the first 5 postings.

It is an anti-bot/spam measure to stop automated sign ups to the forum .. and it's (so far) an extremely effective one .. automated account creation bots have become sophisticated enough to read text captcha's unless they're set so difficult that humans have problems with them, but they still have MAJOR problems solving simple graphical logic puzzles.

If you find you're still getting the KeyCAPTCHA puzzles after 5 posting/PM's please let me know.
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 08:32:47 pm »
Is there anything you can do about the white background, it is kinda hard on the old eyes, the old board was tan and much easier on the eyes...  :)

I can adjust the CSS to whatever extent I want, but I'm going to wait a little while until we have a bit more feedback before making any visual changes.
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 08:57:05 pm »
rjm65 makes a good point.  The bright background is a bit tough on the eyes, especially for the older people on the forum.  Not me, of course....I was thinking of that guy from across the pond...
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2014, 09:07:35 pm »
My eyes ain't the greatest no more, i am 20/25 in one eye, and 20/30 in the other, plus early onset cataracts to look past...  :(
I'm only 49 and I feel old...  LOL   :)
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2014, 09:09:49 pm »
Hey, leave my eyes outa this, use your own eyes for your argument ;),  .. I'm happy with it the way it is, but have no problem either way really.
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2014, 09:16:17 pm »
Hey I reached 6 posts and captcha is gone whew... 
I would be willing to bet he can see you from across the pond, so ya better close your window blinds at night...  LOL    ;D
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2014, 09:30:34 pm »
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 02:31:42 am »
If I remember tomorrow, I'll try and screw with the CSS and bring the brightness level down just a touch. The operative statement there is "If I remember tomorrow" which is somewhat debatable at this point.  ;)
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 04:18:40 am »
Nice new forum guys - very shiny  8)!  I do have to make a comment as a partially sighted person.  Although the forum is really cool looking, it is a bit vicious on the eyes.  I agree with rjm65.  The old website's colour tone was much easier on the eyes, especially ones as decrepit as mine   :).
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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2014, 06:06:46 am »
It's like everything else, everybody tends to dislike change, but give it a few weeks and then the "old" forum style will be forgotten. Tend to agree though about the background and I admit to being a "senior  citizen".

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Re: Welcome to the new Forum!
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2014, 10:58:02 am »
It's like everything else, everybody tends to dislike change,
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I don't dislike change, I am just used to being able to click on the two links the old forum had, one showed me all new posts the other my own posts it made it easier to find things, I am playing on this new forum and I can't seem to get it to do those things for me...
As far as the white background goes it seems I am not the only having eye issues with the white, it is awfully bright... 
as I see you are in agreement with that also...  :)
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