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#1
EFFORT,PA,USA
718 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
........in hating this new format!!! I cant seem to get into a flow. I really dislike not knowing who is on the boards with me at any given time. and it seems much more difficult to find threads that i previously posted on. I am the first to admit the a computer is just a giant paper wieght to me but this "improvement" is almost not worth the effort
#2
Ga
7,768 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
I agree, I'm not really with it, either. I keep hoping the notifications will make a big difference, but I don't know. I think some people have jumped ship to other boards. I'm still trying, but my pleasure level is way, way down!
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#4
1,227 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
I'm not having alot of problems getting used to the new board but maybe I missing something and don't know it. I hope folks don't "jump ship" because I gain so much wonderful information here and meet so many wonderful folks. Please don't leave!
#5
North Bay.Ont.,Canada
2,238 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
Don't worry DUCK....it's just the fatigue talking ;-)!!

I'm adjusting, but after 3700 odd posts and all the time I spent lurking, it is a big change. I too miss seeing who is on at any given moment, it kind of gave me a sense of community.

While everything isn't perfect...what is?? I still find it a nice breather in my day to see what's happening here.

Have a great "Canada Day" all (July 1st, our national holiday) and to my US friends...enjoy the 4th!!
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#6
2,026 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
Come on guys, the computer will not beat us! If you go to the top as you are reading this and click on quick links, you'll find subscribed threads which lists all of the threads that you have posted to. If you go a little further down, you can click on members online which is really wild because it shows you what post they are reading.

I do the geek thing for a living and I just started to look around so I'll let you know if I find anything else really cool!
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#7
Northern VA
15 Posts
Joined Jun 2004
I rather like the new features and the format. I think everything will be fine after the initial adjustment period. Pretty soon, we won't even remember what the old board looked like. Most people just need to get their options/profiles updated.

With all the people helping with the new features, I think everyone will settle into the new board pretty quickly. Happy posting!!!

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#8
McDonough, Ga
6,418 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
I LIKE the new boards, at least now that I've halfway figured out what I'm doing. The only thing I don't like is the number of people who haven't come over here from the old boards. I miss them and hope they come back.

Terri
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#9
Sylvania, OH
206 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
I'm with you, I don't like the new format at all. I find it ackward and hard to maneuver. I check in here less and less, find my other "cruise" home more comfortable and with more activity.

Kathy
#10
Long Island, NY
3,509 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
I for one think the new boards are great. They are so much easier to navigate. Like everything else, sometimes it takes some time to adjust. Try to remember the down time on the old boards.

Laura must be biting her tongue ; after all the complaints about the old boards, & now people still complain. Guess you can't please everybody.

Happy cruising!!
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#11
Pawleys Island, SC
1,178 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
I for one am enjoying the new boards . If you scroll down to the bottom of the initial message board page, everyone who is on line is listed. Also, I guess you know that you can check and see who is on line in the immediate thread as they will have a green light next to their name. I have to admit that it is annoying not being able to see that listing except on the home message board page. There are another annoying glitches, but the main one, that nasty light blue page, seems to have disappeared

I do LOVE the enhanced interface editor
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#12
Pawleys Island, SC
1,178 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
See just by scrolling through the thread, i know every contributor is on line!
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#13
Revestoke,British Columbia,Canada
283 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
It is alittle difficult at first but I think in the long run we'll get the hang of it?
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#15
San Antonio, TX
8,703 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
To say it bothered me at first might be a little strong....like any change it just took a couple of tries to get used to it. Guess I miss seeing who is on but, on the other hand, it's not like there's a live chat room. Now that I have my options set up I think it's super.
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#16
HENDERSON, NV
738 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
1 positive vote for the new board ...I rather like the new features and the format. I think everything will be fine after the initial adjustment period. Pretty soon, we won't even remember what the old board looked like. Most people just need to get their options/profiles updated..
I agree with ALL the positive and none of the ..........other
#17
Flat Rock, NC
10,512 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
I like the new board. The only thing (so far) that I wish they'd change is who is on the boards. I miss having it broken down into Celebrity, Princess, RCI, etc. Most people post on one board or the other and it's a much smaller group. As it is now, it's enormous and hard to see. I like being able to see which of the Celebrity posters are on line--not everyone on the entire cruise critic!

Garry
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#18
North Bay.Ont.,Canada
2,238 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
For what I pay for this board I think I get tremendous value...I have learned so much here and met such nice people, I'll adjust and I'm sure in no time this format will become second nature. But I was VERY comfortable in the old style, when it worked!!
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#19
Sumter, SC
4,036 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
Hey Duck,

Don't give up man. Once you get used to it, I think you will like. Most of us don't like change, but change can be good

I, too, would like to see who is on the board and perhaps that feature will become available in the future. You gotta remember this thing is still being worked on even as we speak.

BTW, how is the little quacker doing. Still keeping you up at nights. Aaaaah, this may be your problem - lack of sleep, yah think
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#20
Ft. Lauderdale
509 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
I am very happy with the new boards. I post on other msg boards (dont worry.. they are non cruise related!) that use the same technology..so I feel pretty used to it. I just hope the others come back as well. I would hate for us to lose folks!

danielle
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