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    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    whats going on? have i missed something, i liked the old site much better, i like the dark backgroud. Now my laptop battery life going p*ss poor with all these white screens everywhere
    Bring back the BLACK background, PLEASE!!!!
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    This will take a while to get used to, but certainly more modern & minimalistic, at 1st glance wasnt my thing but honestly I think its becoming appealing to my eyes, lol

    Not I'm vane just an observation, has the new update removed the thanks options aswell, just curious.
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    Mmmm, not too sure, will give it a day or so to sink in.
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    All the thanks has vanished too!
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    oh yea, i hope they will bring that back!
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    Too bright for my eyes, not fond of the revolving logo thingy and is there a need for the "blog this post" tab?

    Smilies?
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    it seems the way lots of software is. 3DSMAX 2010 is the same, After Effects CS4 too. It will grow on me i'm sure.
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    I like it after a few posts & views, flows real nice, albeit few features needed to be readded, but nice upgrade Rob, well done.
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    I cannot comment as the first thing I knew was logging on now.
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    VBulliten 4 update and PHP update. AFAIK the database was backed up so the thanks are saved, however i feel there is an issue intergrating them with the updated software.

    Hang fire guys i am sure it will sort itself out, i expect there will be a few revisions yet in the next few days etc.
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    Give it time gents and ladies, it will all be good in the end. :)
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    Will just take some getting used to I think.

    The 'whiter' colour will be good for undercover surfing at work ;)
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    oh ! I remember now
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    i think it has more visual appeal than the old site actually, and it has a blog spot!!
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    Can someone enlighten me please ...... ?
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    it's a place to rabbit on about whatever you like for people to read, thats about it basically!
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    I have to say Rob, this has to be the best upgrade/change so far mate, well done, I am really liking this, you sly dog you, lol
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    Is it me or is it much slower to load?

    I dont mind the white, just suprising a lot of folks because the old one was so black!
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    and an integrated spell checker as well which I hope a few newbies will use.
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    Lol I do know what a blog is (I'm not that archaic!)

    I just wondered what the "Blog this post" button meant, but not to worry.
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    You're kidding me, it loads bloody quick mate for me, very, someone pinch me
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    Right folks,

    First of all, as above, we've had a big overhaul to the shiniest newest version of the software engine which runs our little corner of teh intarweb. ("VB4")

    So, with VB4 comes a good list of new and revised features, but the key ones you'll notice are:

    1) The Blog system (and above is the proof that you'll notice things :lmfao:) - The Wikipedia link posted above explains it pretty well (and remarkably without much spurious nonsense), but for those who have got down here without clicking said link...

    ...that bit sums it up quite effectively.

    So, you can now start your own blogs, about pretty much anything (stuff which violates the rules (is offensive, illegal, profiteering etc.) is the poster's responsibility and liable to be deleted (with possible 'punishment' sanctions too) when we're alerted to it. Put simply... Use it, enjoy it, but please don't abuse it.

    Also there is the new CMS (the Front (/Home) Page) - this is the tidiest and most functional system yet, and although there's not much there yet (we wanted to get the forum back up and running ASAP and tweak the other bits later) - you'll see stuff starting to appear there in the near future, and I'll post again in more detail.

    Then there's the forum itself, there are lots of cool little tweaks and new features built into the way the board works, you wouldn't need to Google to discover what they are if you're a regular user as you'll probably trip over things as you go... I'm sure the vast majority of the new bits will be welcome (even if it takes a little while to get used to it). As regards the look and feel of the place, again - we're happy that it's more than good enough to get the forum back live for people to use - there will be some tweaks as we go along and we're already working on new functionality in the aesthetics department.

    As regards Thanks and Garages and other little things we'd added in the previous version, well tough. They're gone. ...Only kidding ;) We'll try to get some of the more important/useful bits n bobs integrated again in the very near future - and NHN, if you're good, we might even try and restore your Thanks-count ;) More news to follow...

    Cheers,

    Rob.
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    You can increase it if you like to show you love me really :laugh:

    Nah its good work tbh
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    ^^ Thanks Nige ^^

    One to keep you going,lol
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    the old black lay out is going to take some beating in my eyes
    or am i just old fasion
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    Oh my main prob is the missing smilies on quick reply and the squished up ones in advanced on my lappy screen, it is running an archaic 1024x 800 mind
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    I would thank you but I cant, thanks anyway, I can breath again lol
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    danny try the spell checker when posting its the ABC with a green tick
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    lol
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    Where should we put constructive comments/glitches etc? Here or in another thread?
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    I've just started a new Sticky threads for things like that bud...

    Cheers,

    Rob.
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    you can also reply as a guest... Don't see this being a good thing guys!
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    You can only do that in this forum, the clue is in the bit in the description where it says "Guest Posting Enabled" - a Site Support section isn't much use if people who can't join the community can't post to tell you ;)

    Regards,

    Rob.
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    you can only do that on this section ;)
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    cool glad the thanks will come back, i was quite proud of my thanks count! even though not as many as others
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    the Thanks is back guys!!
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    and there's me thinking spelling wasn't regarded as important these days!!
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    I still can't find the smilies , (insert little yellow confused looking charecter or one shrugging here)
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    Awful.typescript way too small, annoying moving audi-sport.net banner, bland colours.If it aint bust dont fix it!!IMHO
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