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Re: Your New RootsChat is here
« Reply #396 on: Friday 21 December 12 23:56 GMT (UK) »

I think you're seeing a 'problem' that has always been there.  In the old forum, if you previewed a post which had an attachment, it would not accept the file name again when the Post button was used.  The 'other user' which is using your file is your browser.  You will need to close that down before you can re-name the file.

Thanks Nick, but no. Never had the problem before...and I have posted hundreds of images.

In the old RC, if I got a red post, the attachment would unattach and all I'd have to do was reattach it. I have never had to rename an attempted attachment because the RC server wouldn't take it, and I have never had to close a browser to rename any file.

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« Reply #397 on: Friday 21 December 12 23:58 GMT (UK) »
It's different, but it is still Rootschat and probably the best family history site your going to find.

Only "probably", YT?

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« Reply #398 on: Saturday 22 December 12 00:00 GMT (UK) »
Um, something has happened since my last visit (last night Australian time). I'm sure I read about 28 pages of this thread and now it is back to 16. Anyway, I notice that a couple of things have changed since then (and all for the better I might say). The first thing I noticed is the pale grey edges to the sides of the page, which I think look really good. The new look site is improving all the time!  :)

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« Reply #399 on: Saturday 22 December 12 00:04 GMT (UK) »
Mine says 40 pages

 - what have you been drinking Ruskie??    - Christmas cheer!  Or maybe your computer has!   ;) ;)

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« Reply #400 on: Saturday 22 December 12 00:05 GMT (UK) »
Mine says 40 pages

 - what have you been drinking Ruskie??    - Christmas cheer!  Or maybe your computer has!   ;) ;)

Cheers!

Mine says 16 as well Wiggy.  ??? 17 now
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« Reply #401 on: Saturday 22 December 12 00:08 GMT (UK) »
I did have a couple of sly ones last night Wiggy, but I am quite sober this morning.  ;D Just checked and we are now up to page 17 as groom says.

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« Reply #402 on: Saturday 22 December 12 00:09 GMT (UK) »
I've now read my way through all the pages on this thread.   Oh poor Trystan, I think it comes under the heading of 'woe unto he who tries to please everyone'!

The interesting thing is that to see what everyone else said I used the 'print' option to be able to read straight down without the breaks, and then pressing the 'back' button to come back I found the thread was quite easy to read

Like most, I get set in my ways, and yes the impact of the new design was a shock and I can't say I liked it at first sight, but I'm getting used to it already.   

The variation in fonts seem to have bothered a fair few people.   Once you get into reading the posts I think the fonts in the body text are fine (I'm talking from the accessability aspect, not the size, you've covered how to increase/decrease in detail). The font used for some of the headers has been remarked on, and I can see why when I look at the headers at the top of this page reading 'Hi Maggie 1895 Unread Replies Logout' etc.   I work on screen all day and have a prescription for screen glasses that allow me to move comfortably between everything from pictures to html language, yet I find real difficulty reading those headers because they are so narrow and crammed together.   

But that's a very minor point, but we all have a tendency to seize on one small niggle when feeling insecure.    Bit like seeing an old friend with a new haircut and a facelift, and not liking it because it 'doesn't look like her'?  All these small details may be future quick fixes if Trystan is in the mood to do any more tweaking later and not lying down somewhere in a darkened room through 2013? (and who could blame him)

What I can see is a huge piece of work to implement all this, and I agree with some of the other comments - RC is a brilliant site with so much help and support available for all of us, and all free.     If this, including adverts interspersed across threads, is the way it needs to go to stay available, then thanks very much for all the hard work.   

Us Luddites get attached to our old looms, but underneath it all, we're willing to try them there new fangled machines, honest.

ps - I think we're on Page 41, but then I was on the mulled wine earlier...
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« Reply #403 on: Saturday 22 December 12 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Trystan you darling! You have increased the text size of the quotes!!!  :-* 100% better!  :)

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« Reply #404 on: Saturday 22 December 12 00:13 GMT (UK) »
Trystan you darling! You have increased the text size of the quotes!!!  :-* 100% better!  :)

I'll second that!    I spent so long writing my comment earlier it happened whilst I was typing (whether or Page 41 or Page 17 we'll never know)
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