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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Oct 2, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Why did they change the website? I really dislike the new look! Hard to find my way around, the old forum colors had a warm, friendly feel. This one looks clinical and cold. Used to be able to scroll through the pictures on a post easily, now you have close the picture and then click on the next one to look at it.

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 2, 2016 9:10 PM CST
Greg, lots of people (incl. me) had the same first impression. But if you hit the home page and scroll to the bottom you'll see where you can Customize your own home page.

It's pretty easy to put the things you like right up front where you want them. I have mine looking pretty much the way it used to.

If you need help, there's lots of chatter about it on the Site Talk forum.
Elaine

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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 2, 2016 9:21 PM CST
I see people feeling the pain of change.

I just want to say, the way the forum looks and how it functions do matter, but the people here are what make me love this forum. I am fairly new, but I am not new to forums. I have not found one with the quality of people who are the life and soul of this forum. The culture here, of kindness with the desire to educate and help us all, just for the sake of helping is not out there anywhere else. If you like big egos relentlessly spewing subpar intelligence and knowledge, I can name forums you may love. I have found sites with crabby little people who love to correct and belittle, I have found the token 3 or 4 people who seem to go to threads just to fight with a chosen nemesis, hijacking a persons question, never to be answered. I have seen newcomers post questions and never hear from a living soul, who must feel rejected and a bit insulted. I don't see that here. @Dave, please realize my intention is good, but the forum you have is not why I come, in fact, this forum was more difficult for me to learn than most. Your people who help are amazing. But your whole membership of people is amazing. No matter how I goofed, someone always came along and assisted me. This place is great people, that are a collection who seem to have morphed into one special kind group, somehow requiring classy kind behavior without ever having to police one another.

As many of you all adjust and find areas changed here that are disappointing or require learning , please let me say, please stay. Give it some time. Think of the people who look for you daily, that will truly miss your plants, your humor and your knowledge. LOL, think of me.
Please stay, guys.
Even with the changes, I firmly believe, from experience, you will not find a place like this again.
I am adjusting to fewer posts and missing some of you, hoping all is well, but I am sticking it out, and hoping to see everyone sooner rather than later.

Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Brinybay
Oct 2, 2016 10:29 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Greg, lots of people (incl. me) had the same first impression. But if you hit the home page and scroll to the bottom you'll see where you can Customize your own home page.

It's pretty easy to put the things you like right up front where you want them. I have mine looking pretty much the way it used to.

If you need help, there's lots of chatter about it on the Site Talk forum.


That helped, thanks.
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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Brinybay
Oct 2, 2016 10:42 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 2, 2016 11:38 PM CST

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Greg, fixes and tweaks are still forthcoming, Dave is writing all his own code to get things done and once you start figuring out how well things already work, I think you'll appreciate how much he has given us here! Please visit the Site Forum as Elaine mentioned, and get caught up on the few tweaks already implemented and the tips to help you get your Home page where you want it.
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