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A plea to all forumites

Old Jan 16th 2005, 9:01 pm
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Default A plea to all forumites

I have just lost 2 1/2 hours of my life reading this forum and the immigration one for over 2 days worth of postings as I have been away for the weekend.

First plea: Please give new threads as good a title as possible to indicate the content. No offence to anyone who has done it but threads like "Australia" and "Advice please" have to be read in case they are relevant but often aren't.

Second plea: Any tips for faster reading? I resorted to holding the shift key when I chose a thread tonight so it opened in another window while I read the previous page (we are on mid-band). I know about subscribing to threads but that doesn't help with the new threads. The icons that used to show threads I have posted to seem to only work occassionally too.

Any help you can give so I can get away from here quicker and do something productive towards emigration will be gratefully received.
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Old Jan 16th 2005, 9:24 pm
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Default Re: A plea to all forumites

Originally Posted by worzel
First plea: Please give new threads as good a title as possible to indicate the content. No offence to anyone who has done it but threads like "Australia" and "Advice please" have to be read in case they are relevant but often aren't.
Hear, hear!

And, if I may add ... if a question is specific to a particular city or state (eg Sydney or Qld) perhaps this could be included in the subject line too (eg English sweet shops - Melbourne). Many a time I've read a thread subject thinking that I could help with it, only to find that it relates to Aberdeen or somewhere I've never been!

Cheers folks,
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PS Good idea worzel!

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Old Jan 16th 2005, 9:33 pm
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Completely agree with both the above!
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Old Jan 16th 2005, 10:27 pm
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Default Re: A plea to all forumites

Originally Posted by ProofReader
Hear, hear!

And, if I may add ... if a question is specific to a particular city or state (eg Sydney or Qld) perhaps this could be included in the subject line too (eg English sweet shops - Melbourne). Many a time I've read a thread subject thinking that I could help with it, only to find that it relates to Aberdeen or somewhere I've never been!

Cheers folks,
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PS Good idea worzel!

And for people to use easier to read fonts and colours.
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Old Jan 16th 2005, 10:30 pm
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You are welcome in Aberdeen anytime!!

And I am in full agreement, sometimes the title and thread content are completely different, if you know what I'm getting at!

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Old Jan 16th 2005, 10:32 pm
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Default Re: A plea to all forumites

Originally Posted by bondipom
And for people to use easier to read fonts and colours.
Seconded! Just type stuff in and let the reader decide how they want to see it!
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 1:26 am
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Worzel, Thats a very good idea.
 
Old Jan 17th 2005, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by bondipom
And for people to use easier to read fonts and colours.
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 4:26 am
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"Ay" from this corner too.
Better choice of thread titles, no fancy fonts (unless for a specific reason) and no big images in signatures please. You know who you are, and I will hold my hands up to being guilty on some of these before.
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 8:11 am
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Default Re: A plea to all forumites

Originally Posted by bondipom
And for people to use easier to read fonts and colours.
Just coz you can't be bothered ...! Why shouldn't I take advantage of these nice fonts and the delicious red wine colour?! 'Sides, it's easier for me to pick out my own posts!

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Old Jan 17th 2005, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by BillnLinz
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You are welcome in Aberdeen anytime!!

And I am in full agreement, sometimes the title and thread content are completely different, if you know what I'm getting at!

Bill
Thank you, BillnLinz! I'll get there one day!


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Old Jan 17th 2005, 8:13 am
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 8:45 am
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Default Re: A plea to all forumites

Originally Posted by worzel
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Any help you can give so I can get away from here quicker and do something productive towards emigration will be gratefully received.
How about saying to you, very firmly, 'B*GGER OFF & GET A (NEW) LIFE'!!!? Does that help at all?

Best of luck with the emigration process - now GO DO IT!! (said in my strictest voice :scared: )

Cheers,
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 9:51 am
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Default Re: A plea to all forumites

Not wishing to offend anyone, but on the subject of making threads easier reading could we please do without:-

WHOLE THREADS WRITTEN IN CAPITALS

Threads Where The First Letter Of Every Word Is A Capital

ntia thrds rtn n txt spk

threads written without punctuation and/or very long sentences

Cheers.

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Old Jan 17th 2005, 10:01 am
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Default Re: A plea to all forumites

Originally Posted by PWBCSA
Not wishing to offend anyone, but on the subject of making threads easier reading could we please do without:-

WHOLE THREADS WRITTEN IN CAPITALS

Threads Where The First Letter Of Every Word Is A Capital

ntia thrds rtn n txt spk

threads written without punctuation and/or very long sentences

Cheers.

Hear hear. Don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen though, will you
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