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Russell Eberhardt30/09/2013 15:30:51
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Well done Katy.

Looks OK to me so far. It may take a while to get used to the new layout and the fact that names have changed such as "Online Archive" changed to "Magazines".

"Archive" seems to be a restricted access to the "Magazines" but only up to 2006/2007 rather than to the current issue.


P.S.  Just noticed that the thread titles change colour when the thread contains unread posts.  A useful facility although I would prefer a bigger colour contrast to make it easier to see.


I've just tried with Windoze 7 and IE and have no problem but I'll stick to Linux for normal use.

Edited By Russell Eberhardt on 30/09/2013 15:45:14

Old Elan30/09/2013 16:13:45
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P.S. Just noticed that the thread titles change colour when the thread contains unread posts. A useful facility although I would prefer a bigger colour contrast to make it easier to see.

Sadly still no 'first unread post', though....


Ian P30/09/2013 16:50:06
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Does anyone use the 'My Friends' feature?

Either I have no friends (probable) or its because I have not sent out invitations but I would like to know what the benefit of using this feature is.

I see I am invited to set status but not what sort of status. Social standing maybe?

Ian P

modeng200030/09/2013 17:00:04
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The only way I found these clickable items:- Settings, Friends, Albums, Magazines, Bookmarks, Feed, My Posts and Logout was by highlighting the web page and then they became visible otherwise there is a blank space. I ues the Firefox browser version 24.0

Hope this is helpful.

Edited By modeng2000 on 30/09/2013 17:00:31

Edited By modeng2000 on 30/09/2013 17:01:00

Thor 🇳🇴30/09/2013 17:26:02
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So far it looks like what I have tried in the "new look" works Ok. Will probably take some time before I get used to the new format and find my way around.


DMB30/09/2013 17:31:57
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Clk on piccy of latest MEW (no.208) @ top + up comes big pic of it. BUT! line 1 in green lettering reads issue 207. Line 2 in much smaller black lettering says in shop issue 208. Line 3 reads it is on sale now. How confusing. I have got both on subs. I still think it all reads a bit odd. It would appear to be OK if the green lettering was altered so that "207" was up-dated to "208"

Edited By DMB on 30/09/2013 17:34:37

Edited By DMB on 30/09/2013 17:35:19

macmarch30/09/2013 17:44:10
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Bye Bye.

jason udall30/09/2013 17:50:02
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Harmless Mostly harmless

Edited By jason udall on 30/09/2013 17:50:41

Peter Tucker30/09/2013 18:11:26
183 forum posts

It looks like a case of fixing what isn't broken. Also we seem to have lost the "latest posts" from the middle of the front page.


JasonB30/09/2013 18:19:23
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Latest posts are down the right hand side now. Just a few less of them.


John Stevenson30/09/2013 18:27:04
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Like most people I don't like change but this one seems to grow on you, not as bad as i thought it would be and I reckon it will easily grow on you.

Now if you want change try some of the Yahoo sites - now that's a cock up.

Gone Away30/09/2013 18:27:58
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Doesn't work too well for me in Firefox. I have a whole bunch of text overprinting other text ... particularly on the home page in the personal area (now on the right) and over on the left in the current articles pane. Using IE (yuk!) clears up the personal area but not the other side.

Also, I can't find out how to access the Digital Archive. If I use the "Archive" selection on the menu bar all I get is a subscription page but not actual access to my (current) subscription.

Now here's an interesting thing. Remember the recent extreme price increases for the digital archive that were the subject of so much recrimination in the forums? The prices I see on this subscription page have reverted to the original (£29.99) price ..... as at 1:22 EDT - whatever that is in BST (I'm sure one of the usual culprits will "impress" us).

JasonB30/09/2013 18:31:32
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Have you read this thread, its been mentioned several times that the old digital archive is now "magazines" along the top bar.


jason udall30/09/2013 18:38:19
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Oh golly gosh..the new format is
John Coates30/09/2013 19:51:38
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Well no problems with Firefox 22.0 on Linux Mint so I've got nothing to grumble about wink


Sandy Morton30/09/2013 20:03:16
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I actively dislike the new layout and if it is continued I will unsubscribe but I will give many thanks to all of the wonderful postings which I have greatly enjoyed and learnt from. Thanks gals and guys.

John Stevenson30/09/2013 20:04:41
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One good thing about it is that it's stopped all the bitching about the best of Model Engineer vol 3 wink

modeng200030/09/2013 20:07:56
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Like I tried to explain earlier, the Top Bar is missing unless I highlight the web page!

Ziggar30/09/2013 20:10:31
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when i click on the suggested link i get a page stating :--


Subscriber Only Content

Sorry, this is Subscriber-only content...

Some of the content on our site can only be accessed by magazine subscribers. We do not currently have a record of a subscription number associated with this account. If you are currently a subscriber, please register your subscription number* in your member profile.

* Your subscriber number can be found on your original confirmation letter and email as well as on all of envelopes containing your magazine

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as i am currently a subscriber i find this a little confusing and restricting

Edited By Katy Purvis on 30/09/2013 20:18:11

Ziggar30/09/2013 20:11:45
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and the text in the above post is flooding outside of the box and into the white area on the right

another problem not fixed

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