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John Bull

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About John Bull

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  • Location
    Lee-on-the-Solent, England
  • Interests
    vintage & classic vehicles
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Voyages of Discovery
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
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    OK OK, so the title was written in haste, should have read "Unable to stay logged in". Put it down to frustration or senility. Probably both. Things are gradually improving. The website still doesn't "remember me" so I still have to log in each time I visit, but at least it no longer logs me out while I'm still on it. The automatic big double-spacing when starting a new line has gone, we can now choose whether to start a new paragraph. And I'm now getting notifications. But there's still a log way to go, still some glitches and just so many features that have disappeared. I fear the site will never be as user-friendly as it was. JB
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    nited Kingdom (City of Southampton)

    Agreed Southampton's not a picture-postcard city. but it has its gems - just a few of which were captured by the OP, all of them in easy walking distance of the port. As per that vid. the city was heavily blitzed during WW2 (targets included the docks & the Supermarine Spitfire factory), and much of the rebuilding in the walled part of the city was hasty and not well thought-out, so the new sits uncomfortably with the old - as is also obvious from the vid. Hence you do kinda have to zoom your camera at the individual sights and leave the surroundings to your imagination. But there's enough of interest in the city to keep the visitor amused for a day or two, and the shopping is excellent. And being a rail hub, its excellent direct train connections make it a good base for a stack of day-trips to places like the New Forest, to Weymouth, to Salisbury & Bath, to Winchester, to Chichester & Arundel & Brighton, and to Portsmouth & Southsea. So don't be too hard on my home city BTW the "Wool House" (the 13thC stone-built store in the vid) is no longer the home of the maritime museum - the museum moved to big new purpose-built premises adjacent the Civic Centre & the Wool House is now an attractive pub & micro-brewery. JB
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    Every time I go to this website I still have to log in. If I click back, sometimes that logs me out. If I just don't do anything for a few minutes it logs me out too. There's a "remember me" box when logging in, but it doesn't work (nor does the "bold face" when posting. nor do I get notifications on subscribed threads). With the constant logouts this is no fun at all and it's simply not worth continuing. PC on W7, Internet Explorer. Everything works fine on other websites etc. Not the same problem with my I-Pad, but that has its own limitations and I won't downgrade my posts to I-Pad when I'm sat in front of a perfectly useable PC. Is this logout problem under investigation? If there are no plans to fix it, then I'm afraid it's goodbye to JB. So very very many other glitches and lost functions - it was a sad day, for me at least, when Cruise Critic decided to do this massive re-vamp. I've seen others comment that the new format has some advantages & features but to be honest I've not seen any - all I've seen is grief. Was it worth it? Like I said in an earlier post, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" Rant over. (mebbe permanently) JB
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    difficulties signing in

    Thanks for that. Yes I found the thread. This is my second attempt at replying, first time adding an emoji removed the rest of the post. I'll keep an eye on CC but not post again til the dust has settled cos it's too much like hard work. JB
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    Logout issue

    Hmmmm. Have been away for a few days' break in Spain (yes very nice, thanks for asking) and relying on my I-pad (uses Safari). Leaving aside the many other problems with the revamp, when I signed in I stayed signed in. Now I'm home I find that my trusty laptop won't keep me signed in (W7, IE) . I think I'll give a miss to posting on CC for a (hopefully) a few days til it's sorted. Mebbe by then we'll also get "forum jump" back again? JB (which refuses to go "bold")
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    difficulties signing in

    OK, so I'm struggling with a number of re-vamp issues - but is having to sign in every time (as in every time I've left the site for a short while) just me & my trusty desktop? Or are others finding the same? I've never bothered to sign out & always just called up Cruise Critic from my favourites. Only time I ever had to sign in was if I had something like a power outage. Now when I sign in, the "remember me" box doesn't work - I can't get it to give me a tick. Other things like the absent "forum jump" I can live with- at least for the time being. But I can't hack signing in every five minutes. JB
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    I'm trying

    Testing replying with quote. sorry to bother you lol JB 😀