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Dan

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Thanks for your patience in advance. I'll be making lots of small changes and adding our old custom features and code over the next week or so. So please reserve your suggestions until then.

You can post new threads, reply to old ones, message each other, etc etc and it should all work fine.

Advertisements will come and go, and at some point seem pretty heavy. But they'll die down again once I've found the happy medium between annoying you all with ads, and actually making enough money to stay online. :)

Sponsors ads will take priority - I'll sort them before the night is out.

You'll notice we're on a .net now - that's staying as our new home. The .co.uk felt a bit brexit-y and I thought what the hell, we're globally awesome so let's try tackle the yanks.

Please feel free to chat about the changes amongst yourselves in this thread. I wont be checking it for suggestions though. I'll ask in a few weeks when I've completed everything and get a bit of feedback then and make a few changes should there need to be any.

All the best.

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Chuffed to bits that the rating system has changed for the better.

Still no hart emoji.... How can I show my love to the other members??
 

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If you hover over like there are a few ones you can pick. But that was an add on for the old system - so Dan will need to find one that is compatible.

Dan is configuring ads over the next few days so you might see more than usual, sorry about that, but we do need them and you wont see them forever once he has sorted the groups out.

I will try and answer what questions you may have - keep the organ grinder grinding.
 

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If you hover over like there are a few ones you can pick. But that was an add on for the old system - so Dan will need to find one that is compatible.

Dan is configuring ads over the next few days so you might see more than usual, sorry about that, but we do need them and you wont see them forever once he has sorted the groups out.

I will try and answer what questions you may have - keep the organ grinder grinding.
Ta @Lou. I was joking about the hart emoji.... Poor @westward10, he may need therapy now...
 

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I have 2,551...... I can't be liked that much.... Maybe the comma should be a decimal point......
 
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Dan

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I'll get them recounted once I've done all the important stuff matey. It'll show the true figure eventually.
 
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Funny. :)

As I said in the first post, I'll be testing finding the right balance of staying online for free, and not annoying the members with ads. You'll be able to enable your ad-blocker again once I've found the right mix including all types of users.
 
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Nigel

I had to on the old site. Bit annoying, but you can kinda see their point.
Not really. I fast forward through adverts on TV. Insisting people change their personal settings on their personal devices is a step too far.

I imagine it will result in fewer floaters that just view and will do the opposite as intended for the advertisers.
 
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Not really. I fast forward through adverts on TV. Insisting people change their personal settings on their personal devices is a step too far.

I imagine it will result in fewer floaters that just view and will do the opposite as intended for the advertisers.
Imagine what you want pal. As I said, it'll be short term, and is required every now and again for testing. It's not like we change the whole forum much, and we've never changed the domain at all in 13-odd year.

I guarantee the changes will not please everybody, but I guarantee in the end it is for the best.
 
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Nigel

Imagine what you want pal. As I said, it'll be short term, and is required every now and again for testing. It's not like we change the whole forum much, and we've never changed the domain at all in 13-odd year.

I guarantee the changes will not please everybody, but I guarantee in the end it is for the best.
People get used to change. I think it is fine.

But be honest. If you were browsing and a site told you that you had to go into your ad blocker and turn it off to access the site would you? Or would you just move on to the next site?
 
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Only for a bit @fourbie as I've said above. :)
 

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But be honest. If you were browsing and a site told you that you had to go into your ad blocker and turn it off to access the site would you? Or would you just move on to the next site?
That's the winning comment - but there is no "winner" emoji!

But the slimmed down likes etc is a huge improvement
 

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