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Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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Forum Upgrade Tonight - Mon, 07/20/09 6:44 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Don't be alarmed - I will be taking the discussion forums offline for a couple of hours tonight for some maintenance.  I anticipate some bugs to be fixed, some usability improvements, and better performance.

Stephen

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Mon, 07/20/09 11:09 PM
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Is this thing working?

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Mon, 07/20/09 11:16 PM
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Hello, hello?  I'll be here all week.  Dont' forget to tip your waiter!  It's working.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Mon, 07/20/09 11:21 PM
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Great news - searching is now better than ever.  You can know use phrases.  Google...be gone!

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:11 AM
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Is this update what causes the unread forums to come up in order by time of last post rather than having forum topics grouped together?  I don't like that. 

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:23 AM
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Wow! Almost like the old forum style. Mikey likes it!

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:40 AM
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Is there anything you can do about the color? Can I choose how to view? I liked the yellow.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:45 AM
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Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! 
 
You finally gave me back all my options when I open the full response (instead of just the quick version) when I post.  I had been getting a blank section recently instead of all the choices for bold, underline, color, etc. so I had to use the quick version to post food recalls, since they contain both bold (for states involved) and red color (for the reason for recall).
 
I hadn't complained about it, since I figured my computer was no longer compatable with your system, and I just had to live with it.  (After all, it wasn't a life-and-death matter.)
 
Thanks again! 

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 10:06 AM
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Thank you Stephen. I really like the new look. It fits my screen, too.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 10:37 AM
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This new (old) style is just, great! I really love it. Now, how about restoring all the posts we lost during the last transition.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 10:42 AM
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Looks good-I like olive green...

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 11:05 AM
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I love love love that you can stay in your topic when you log in, rather than getting dumped back out to the main page.  Thanks!

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 12:10 PM
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Not real crazy about the date stamp or lack of.....

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 12:13 PM
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Oh, great. Hot dog vendors are back. Gotta go find the preferences tab again.

Edit: I see what you did. One filter added, and the world is back on its axis.
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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 12:52 PM
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Holy Smoke! The Fairy Flagger is out of business now. 
 
Edited to remove incorrect information.
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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:31 PM
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I'd sure like the date of the post back. It wasn't broke, why did you "Fix it"?

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:32 PM
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Newbie question~
What's PGDCode?

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:34 PM
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Foodbme


I'd sure like the date of the post back. It wasn't broke, why did you "Fix it"?


I am not sure what you are talking about - I can see the date.  Check out an older post http://www.roadfood.com/F...lla-D-Oro-m525600.aspx

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:37 PM
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MilwFoodlovers


Newbie question~
What's PGDCode?



Good question - It doesn't have much functionality now, but it gives us the opportunity for expanding the types of content that can be posted in the forums.  For example, YouTube videos, etc.


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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 1:55 PM
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I don't have to side-scroll to see the whole page any more!   Haven't noticed any problems, but that was the first, VERY pleasant, surprise this afternoon.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:08 PM
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felix4067


I don't have to side-scroll to see the whole page any more!   Haven't noticed any problems, but that was the first, VERY pleasant, surprise this afternoon.


Yeah, ain't it nice?
 

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:10 PM
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Michael Hoffman


Holy Smoke! The Fairy Flagger is out of business now.
 
Not only that, but the up and down raters are out of work, too.


Sounds like a great improvement to me! I'm liking these new changes!

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:10 PM
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Stephen Rushmore Jr.


Foodbme


I'd sure like the date of the post back. It wasn't broke, why did you "Fix it"?


I am not sure what you are talking about - I can see the date.  Check out an older post http://www.roadfood.com/F...lla-D-Oro-m525600.aspx


The time now just says 32 mins ago, or 20 mins. ago, one I saw said 1 day and 20 mins. ago. Yes, older posts from several days ago still show a date and time but everything within the last 48 hours or so just shows in hours and minutes.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:15 PM
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Michael Hoffman

the up and down raters are out of work, too.

I see still the star rating tool on the lower right of each post....do you not see those as well?


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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:22 PM
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TJ Jackson


Michael Hoffman

the up and down raters are out of work, too.

I see still the star rating tool on the lower right of each post....do you not see those as well?
 

Yep, it's there on the bottom right side of the page.



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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:26 PM
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OK TW, but I was asking Mr Matthau, err, Mr Hoffman :-)

Actually, I see flagging as well, right next to it.....I wonder if the mods can see flagged posts this time around - they could not see flagged posts before (except by opening a thread and noting them just as anyone else would)

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:56 PM
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One oddity I noticed is that the 'rate post' button does not appear in the fast food forums or in misc/light fare, but it does appear elsewhere
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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:58 PM
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TJ Jackson


One oddity I noticed is that the 'rate post' button does not appear in the fast food forums, but it does appear elsewhere


That has been in place for a few months.  We only want real Roadfood posts to be rated.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 2:59 PM
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One thing: the section that shows:

Rate post Report Abuse #5

It's not real clear whether that refers to the post just above or just below.  Close inspection seems to indicate it's the post above, but I think it's not that obvious.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 3:02 PM
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Stephen Rushmore Jr.

That has been in place for a few months.

Sorry SR, I had not noticed previously

so does flagging a post now get the moderators notice, or is that piece still a work in progress?
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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 3:15 PM
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Bruce, it is for the post below.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 3:23 PM
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so does flagging a post now get the moderators notice, or is that piece still a work in progress?


When the post get flagged it is assigned to a moderator who is notified by email.  We can then track all the warnings and run reports to find frequent offenders.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 3:27 PM
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Cool!

The old flags were not working, as I understand it. 

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 3:32 PM
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Twinwillow


TJ Jackson


Michael Hoffman

the up and down raters are out of work, too.

I see still the star rating tool on the lower right of each post....do you not see those as well?
 

Yep, it's there on the bottom right side of the page.

Oh, Damn! You're right.
 

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 3:37 PM
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Next on TJ's wishlist for the forums is a view of threads that sorts purely and only by "datetime of most recent post" and does not do any grouping

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 4:08 PM
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TJ, I have a mutually respectable relationship with the forum software developer, and I hope to be able to fulfill your request in an upcoming release.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 4:23 PM
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woo hoo!

Ok, since I now have SR's ear, please direct any software development requests through me, and please enclose a cashier's check, money order, or non-chain-restaraunt gift certificate for at least 50 bucks - more if you want to raise your request's priority :-)

muahahahaha

(in all seriousness - thanks SR)

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 4:26 PM
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Stephen Rushmore Jr.


Bruce, it is for the post below.


See, that's what I mean!  Because I just tried it, and it's for the post above, not below.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 4:45 PM
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On my pages of the threads, there is a "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" along with the post number UNDER EACH post on the right side.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 5:06 PM
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Twinwillow


On my pages of the threads, there is a "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" along with the post number UNDER EACH post on the right side.


Yes, that's what I see, and that post number does tie it to the correct post for those who are paying close attention.  But I think it's a little confusing.  I think it might be made a lot clearer if that horizontal line was removed - the line just above the Rate Post/Report Abuse buttons.  Then it would look a lot more like part of the right post, instead of being set off from it.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 5:09 PM
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Love the new, easier to read look, thanks!

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 5:21 PM
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i like the new (old?) format - easy to read! color's okay, too (although, having the option to customize wouldn't be looked askance at )

i'm glad you decided to put a carter's forum in - it WAS really needed

i agree with the comments about the time posts were made...showing 'hours ago' during the first 24 is okay...anything longer than that should really have the date on it.  some threads go quite a ways back...i'd think there'd be something in the formatting that would prohibit/max out the number of hours that can be listed and that might cause an issue...

 
i don't see a preference for this in the ucp - any way to tweak the settings from the admin panel so that the date appears rather than amount of hours since the post was made?

all in all

thanks!


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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 6:57 PM
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Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle


Twinwillow


On my pages of the threads, there is a "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" along with the post number UNDER EACH post on the right side.


Yes, that's what I see, and that post number does tie it to the correct post for those who are paying close attention.  But I think it's a little confusing.  I think it might be made a lot clearer if that horizontal line was removed - the line just above the Rate Post/Report Abuse buttons.  Then it would look a lot more like part of the right post, instead of being set off from it.
 

Right. So, the "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" text is for the post ABOVE? I'm confused.



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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 7:05 PM
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I scrolled all the way to the bottom of the screen and see this site is now using version 3.5 of the software. Kindly do report bugs on the bug thread so the developer will be aware of them. Hopefully he also posts here (about roadfood.)

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 7:11 PM
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Stephen, is it possible to log in as, "invisible" or, "anonymous" so our usernames wouldn't show on the "Current active users" list? as below.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 7:32 PM
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Did something happen to the forum's security settings? 

Inquiring FudgeCake minds want to know.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Tue, 07/21/09 7:44 PM
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superfood811 has just been vaporized.  The new forum makes it really easy to nuke the spammers when they poke their head.  I am also going to encourage the developer to prevent new users from posting links because that will take away the spammers ammunition.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Wed, 07/22/09 7:16 AM
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i like it---easy to read-good overall look--and it all fits on the screen! Im happy!

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Fri, 07/24/09 6:09 PM
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TJ Jackson


Next on TJ's wishlist for the forums is a view of threads that sorts purely and only by "datetime of most recent post" and does not do any grouping


TJ, you can pretty much do this with the following link - http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/search.aspx?searchfor=today&forumid=ALL&author=

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Fri, 07/24/09 6:36 PM
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SR - more or less perfect :-) 

Thanks :-)

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Fri, 07/24/09 6:39 PM
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Stephen Rushmore Jr.


TJ Jackson


Next on TJ's wishlist for the forums is a view of threads that sorts purely and only by "datetime of most recent post" and does not do any grouping


TJ, you can pretty much do this with the following link - http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/search.aspx?searchfor=today&forumid=ALL&author=


Which is the same as clicking on Show Me All Unread Topics, and then selecting Today's Posts in the Search For box and clicking on Apply.  The results are listed in time order, and anything posted since you last checked is in bold.

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Wed, 07/29/09 10:05 AM
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Kudos!!!!

I think that this came along with the latest forum upgrade.  If so....HUZZAH!

When I went to post a new topic today, the forum software "suggested" three other threads that I might consider before posting a new thread!!!  Yay. 

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Wed, 07/29/09 10:14 AM
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were they your own threads, or were you going to tell us about another 5 guys opening?

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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Thu, 08/6/09 9:23 AM
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I may be late to the game in noticing the following

two changes that I believe were part of this (or less

recent) site upgrade but a major kudos in both:

 

(1) making the posting of images that much more easier

and via a single online clickable icon (and versus the whole

[image][/image] thing);

 

(2) and MORE IMPORTANTLY (and having been a disciple of

such a needed change for years), incorporating a prompt

which asks posters if they've already checked the 427 other

"Where to Eat in Buffalo?" threads before posting a new, yes,

"Where to Eat in Buffalo?" thread.

 

 

Great improvements and great job!!

 

 


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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Thu, 08/6/09 10:14 AM
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i95


 

I may be late to the game in noticing the following

two changes that I believe were part of this (or less

recent) site upgrade but a major kudos in both:





Just noticed? Where have you been?




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Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight - Thu, 08/6/09 12:32 PM
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Now this looks like wanderingjew.