Websleuths is MOVING to a new home

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Tricia, May 17, 2018.

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Would it be possible for Tricia (or another administrator) to post a screen shot of what the site will look like in its new digs?
     
  2. KaaBoom

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    One screen shot has already been posted.

     
  3. sorrell skye

    sorrell skye Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ima! You always make me literally laugh out loud!

    I can't think of a better group to be stuck with! :loveyou:
     
  4. sorrell skye

    sorrell skye Well-Known Member

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    Yay Katy! Looking forward to seeing you in our new home!
     
  5. KaaBoom

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    2016, I remember that. As I recall that upgrade was not very popular, and some people left the forum because of it. I also hope this one goes better. Changes are only good if they are an improvement.
     
  6. This may have been already brought up. Thanks button has been converted to a likes button. Any thoughts out there of how this wording will affect your use of this function? I think Tricia (maybe?) already brought up the Trophy Points which will be awarded according to the amount of likes.
     
  7. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    :tyou: I will have to enlarge my screen. Print looks really small.
     
  8. This new software integrates with Facebook allowing easy registration and sharing. I&#8217;m not a FB user but I recognize these new options will thrill FB users. The navigation is very common sense and streamlined. I don&#8217;t know what happened in 2016 but I can&#8217;t imagine it was so disappointing or ineffective to lose so many members. The main fear I&#8217;m reading in this thread is the loss of tap-a-talk and I sympathize with them. It&#8217;s a convenience of communication methods and we need all the &#8220;easy&#8221; we can get in this world. I get that. I&#8217;ve read here for over eight years but freely admit I&#8217;ve only been a member for less than two months. It&#8217;s a great place to find comradeship with common interests and am already addicted. Where there&#8217;s a will, there&#8217;s a way.
     
  9. KaaBoom

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    I don't use Facebook either, so I hope Facebook is not a requirement. I have seen many websites fail, when they tried to integrate with Facebook. I know that most people use Facebook, but many of us use forums like this because we don't like Facebook.
     
  10. No, I don&#8217;t see anywhere that it&#8217;s a requirement, just a lot of options for it that aren&#8217;t here. I know people use it, it&#8217;s just not my thing and I don&#8217;t see that changing. For some, it will be a plus. Kaboom, would you mind sharing a couple of things that made the last update unpopular? tia
     
  11. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    I would be very disappointed if Facebook membership became a requirement here. I don't do FB, or any other social media, for that matter, and don't want to start. I was using a wonderful TV grid for a couple of years because I've never liked Comcast/Xfinity grid. The TV site changed a few months ago, requiring FB membership for access. I was not a happy camper :( Luckily, I discovered the TV Guide website that is actually better than the other one I was using.
     
  12. I&#8217;m in total agreement about the Facebook and social media Ms. Davis. This is as social as I get. A requirement would be a deal breaker for me. I just looked again, there is no requirement. It&#8217;s a useful function for Facebook sharing of flyers and such I think. I agree with the print assessment. I&#8217;ve never even owned a cell phone so I can only imagine the size. I am having a little anxiety for those on phones. I have no idea (or can&#8217;t remember) if any of the testers were on phones. I hope it works for you. I&#8217;d hate to lose those eyes. Your profile line is perfect. It should become our motto for the next week. It might get a little bumpy but I&#8217;m pretty sure we&#8217;ll all arrive safely.
     
  13. chi-mama

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    Just came back from the Beta test on my IPhone. It looked so good I was shocked! I realize that Tapatalk had some great features especially in time savings but please at least give our new home a try! When the move is over just click your browser and go to Websleuths. You might be pleasantly surprised.
     
  14. Hazel

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    So this is the new colour scheme for Websleuths? Thank you Spellbound for the attachment in your post # 125.

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  15. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    ugh ... the "Trophy Points". Unless someone can explain a good purpose for them, it sounds too much like a competition for middle school. I imagine some will like trophies and some will ignore them. Trophies just don't make sense in a crime forum.

    JMO, as usual
     
  16. Oh thank you thank you Chi-mama. I’ve been concerned for those that use phones. I saw you over there and started a conversation inviting you to say what’s up. I am so very appreciative of your positive post. There was no way I could address the phone questions.
     
  17. Jewels53

    Jewels53 Forever in my Heart!

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    Plus the way you can tag a person in a thread. You just put a @and the user name and it alerts the user that you tagged them. so cool

    I agree with your numbered features are a plus to the new forum.

    I really like the conversations vs the PM's much easier to reply to, it is just like you are in your own private thread with the same features as a regular thread. No confusing where the quote is. This quote feature will be so much easier on the mods, no having to fix broken quote's anymore.

    Also it will take you to where you left off in a thread by telling you in the first post after the last post you read. It will say New in that first post in the upper right hand corner on down to the end of the thread.
     
  18. I&#8217;m pretty sure you know how I feel about them. They&#8217;re out of place. This isn&#8217;t a game. I like the likes but the trophies make it seem like a competition. These cases are people&#8217;s lives - not chess pieces. It&#8217;s not been a popular addition for some of us.
     
  19. KaaBoom

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    I wish I could remember. LOL. Unfortunately it looks like the thread that discussed the problems with it has been removed, or I just can't find it. It was a long thread with a lot of complaints. I can't even remember exactly what the old WS theme looked like, except that it was bit darker and easier on the eyes, and as Melodyl stated the formatting was better. I remember some posters said it was just to hard on their eyes, and they wouldn't continue to use the forum with it. I didn't particularly like it myself, but I guess I have gotten used to it.

    The screenshot that was posted, looks like it makes those problems even worse. But I'll withhold judgment until I see the new site. I hope the text will be easier to read then what is in the screenshot.
     
  20. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    I&#8217;m really glad Websleuths is continuing and I wish Tricia and all the staff the very best with the move.
     
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