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#1 Dearest

 
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:20 PM

The Power Surge Message Board has been upgraded - although the work isn't complete. I, personally, have been awake for approximately 40 hours. For those who don't know, Bijay is Power Surge's senior engineer. He does the "stuff" I can't. He's worked for Power Surge for years and is a good, honorable and reliable friend. However, India is 9 1/2 hours ahead of Eastern time in the states. I was up to meet him at 1 A.M. to begin the task of downloading an upgraded Invision Power message board. The board has been overrun by spammers and has needed an upgrade for some time. Unfortunately, I was focused on trying to get my home back together after a fire that destroyed everything in my house 2 1/2 years ago.

It's okay, say it, it's always something!

In any event, the board requires additional work - to be sure! However, it was late in India, so I told Bijay as we'd been at it for many hours, and that we could work more on it tomorrow. To add to my dilemma, today and tomorrow is Rosh Hashona - the Jewish New Year - for those of you who don't know. I wouldn't ordinarily be doing this on the highest of Jewish holidays of the year, but it has to be done.

Bijay thought we might keep the board down until tomorrow and until we make all the changes and corrections I want appearance-wise. However, I figured better to have an aesthetically "not-so-perfect" board than to have none at all for another day.

So, do the best you can working around whatever hasn't been completed. They'll probably be mostly cosmetic, but we're aware of what was on the board before and what I want to remain on the board without having to search your brains out for them :)

However, one never knows what you may see that may slip my mind, so if you have a suggestion for something that's missing, feel free to post a reply as to what it is.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:16 AM

The new boards look fantastic! Thanks for all your continued hard work over the last 12 years, Dearest and Bijay!

Happy New Year!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:57 AM

Not so happy with this new format. I feel lost and thats why I come to PS to find my way. I also REALLY liked my avatar. What happened to them?
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:58 AM

It looks perfect to me! Thank you for your hard work!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:37 AM

Thank You Dearest... for all your hard work!! As with any 'change' it will take some time getting used to the upgrade.... but I think it looks fantastic!!
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:14 PM

Hi Dearest - The new forum looks good. :) Two thoughts as I was looking through the new setup. I find the default font harder to read. Also, it is hard to distinguish between what is a quote from a previous post, and where the reply begins. Is it possible to have the quote highlighted or have a darker background like on the old setup?
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

Dearest said that they are still working on the boards so the avatars may come back and the quotes may be changed.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:49 PM

I think it looks very nice. i find it easier to read now. i appreciate all the work and look forward to the fine tunings that i'm sure will make this board GREAT!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:16 PM

I'd like to second that thought. It does seem a lot easier to read for my older eyes. Not as busy or cluttered with lines and small fonts. Kudos for working so hard and coming up with a better look! :)

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:24 PM

Love it Dearest. Happy Rosh Hashona :)
I will take my time to navigate through it. I really love the like button. However, it did not work. when I came to use it for the first time, it told me "an error has occured, you have reached your quota for the day". It is a minor detail and I jsut wanted to mention it in case you did not know about it.
other wise, I like it.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:35 PM

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!! A very happy Rosh Hashona, Alice (now go get some sleep!! lol)
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:05 PM

Dearest, L'Shana Tova, wishing you a joyous new year. Now, go get some rest! I love the size of the font for my old eyes. I think this upgrade will be a great add. Thank you for keeping this going as it is still (and again) a place of solace for me.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

Not loving it, I feel completely lost! Where are the new posts?
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:17 PM

For new posts, go to the top right, View New Comments: http://www.power-sur...arch_app=forums

You have a lot more options now.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:26 PM

it looks amazing! thank you soooooooooo much! wish we could take you and bijay out to celebrate your hard work.

:wub:oodles of happy Rosh Hashona hugs, alice :wub:
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:13 PM

On the mens board there is a spammer and I don't know how to report it to the moderator

http://www.power-sur...ic=13680&st=180

Here is the link to the thread.

This new format is going to take some getting use to.
Does not seem like everything is working just yet.
Or maybe it is my browser but everything is sized wrong.

Anyways please reinstate the report to the moderator button.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:21 PM

It must just be the old posts that the quote and reply look like one long post. I see now that the quote is separated from the reply on any new postings. :)
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:45 PM

Thank you Dearest I am actually a computer dummy, lol, and found my way so thanks again for doing this for us its been a life saver for sure God bless and love you always,

One grateful tinkybug :wub:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:06 PM

It's so great to be back on the Board here at PS. I feel lost when I cannot access the wonderful support here at PS. Thank you Dearest and the board looks really great. I am just getting myself used to all the new features here and hope to be back up to speed in no time. Bless you Dearest!!!! DebraD

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:07 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! Absolutely amazing design, format, layout-- all of it! Thank you sooooo much!!


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:58 PM

board looks fine, except blue is hard on the eyes....possible to have it in white please.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

Thank-you Dearest....I can't wait to try all the new features.
It's wonderful...glad you found the time you were looking for, to get the upgrade installed.
So, very sorry about the fire in your home. Hope, you are nearing completion of your new home.
How heartbreaking.

Bijay thank you so much for helping this lovely lady with her dream, her life purpose.
Know the both of you must be very tired and worn.

Dearest, hope you are able to spend some time with family for Rosh Hashona.

Happy New Year.

Much :wub:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:00 PM

It is nice! Thanks for all your hard work and devotion. Changes can be surprising, but we all adapt somehow. Thank you again! Sue

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:23 AM

Anyways please reinstate the report to the moderator button.


Ok thanks for removing that post and now my report button is back. :) :) :)

I guess it must be my browser because on my other computer the forum is much nicer.

Anyways good luck with the new format.

I am sure it will be fine once we all get used to it.

Thanks for providing such a wonderful place for women and men! :) :) :)
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:32 AM


Ok thanks for removing that post and now my report button is back. :) :) :)

I guess it must be my browser because on my other computer the forum is much nicer.

Anyways good luck with the new format.

I am sure it will be fine once we all get used to it.

Thanks for providing such a wonderful place for women and men! :) :) :)



wifeisdepressed,

It is not your browser that caused the problem with the "Report" button not showing. It was simply not there! For some reason, still unbeknownst to me, the Invision Board people did not set up the default configuration with many features everyone would want - and that included the "report" button. However, as you can see that problem has been remedied - as will the rest of them.

Part of the problem, too, was that the previous version of the board (in many incarnations) had a myriad of links to make everything so much easier for everyone. This newest version is the most convoluted and complex of any I've ever seen, but in the end, it will be easy to navigate.

We're getting there. It simply requires everyone's cooperation and patience.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:13 AM

I like it so far!!! Easier to post! :)

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:30 PM

Alice,

I think the new board is beautiful!!

Thank~you,

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:54 PM

The new site looks wonderful, very professional. My one problem is that I can't find the blogs. Any help?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:44 AM

It's amazing!! Thank you so much for all of your efforts. It's so very much appreciated. Take care, Mary

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:40 PM

Hey Alice & BiJay
Lovethe new boards.....very easy on the eyes....Thanks for all the hard work..cant wait to see the finished product.....I like the "Like" button too....altho I dont see it now....hope that will be coming back.

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