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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 28th Mar 18, 9:45 AM
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    Forum updates
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    • 28th Mar 18, 9:45 AM
    Forum updates 28th Mar 18 at 9:45 AM
    Hi folks

    We wanted to let you know about a few changes we’ll be making over the coming weeks to help keep the forum secure. Some of them may affect the way you use the Forum.

    Switching the Forum to HTTPS (unsecure url message)

    Some of you have noticed the phrase “unsecure url” in your address bar. We’re working now on switching the forum to HTTPS, which will mean that message will no longer show, and aiming to go live with it in April. This will involve turning the forum off for a few hours overnight while it’s set live. We’ll let you know closer to the time when this will be.

    Turning off old forum versions

    Work to switch the forum to HTTPS needs to be done on all versions (skins) of the forum. To reduce the time and resource it takes to make the switch we need to switch off some of those old forum skins and migrate the forum members who are on them to a newer skin (the one prior to the new blue skin). This will affect around 1,000 of you. You will still be on an old, green version of the Forum and will, of course, still be able to choose to switch to the newest, blue version if you decide to. We’re sorry this may affect your use of the Forum. Our priority, though, has to be the security of the site.

    Facebook login

    Facebook is making changes to the way Facebook log-in works in April. At this time we’ve taken the decision to remove the ability to log into the Forum via Facebook.


    Let us know if you have any questions.

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    • Daydreamers
    • By Daydreamers 6th Apr 18, 6:41 PM
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    Daydreamers
    I use the green skin and would prefer to keep using it.
    Last edited by Daydreamers; 06-04-2018 at 6:42 PM. Reason: Apostrophes
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    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 6th Apr 18, 9:47 PM
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    The blue version is simply unreadable by my eyes; like 10% of the male population I have colour-deficient eyesight. Unfortunately I don't believe it can be recognised as a disability otherwise we could use the disability discrimination act to get what we want and need.
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    As much as I dislike the blue skin, it is nonsense to think that the disability discrimination act could be used to get MSE to do anything. It simply would not apply to this site, or just about anything they do. If MSE wanted lime green text on a purple background, they could have it (not a design suggestion) all we could do is vote with our virtual feet and not visit the site again.


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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 6th Apr 18, 10:51 PM
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    GunJack
    Original green skin please, that blue/white one is carp, be it on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone - it just doesn't work

    If the MSE team values long-standing members being part of the community, it will find a way to keep the green skin, along with many, many highly respected members of the community.

    Other forums I am a member of can keep up with security without messing with the layout/view/skins etc., so come on MSE, I rather like hanging around in here, so don't wreck it
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    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 9th Apr 18, 9:52 AM
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    oldagetraveller
    I reverted back to the green skin as soon as possible after the silly change. The new version is obviously meant to favour mobile phones and tablets and only occupies the centre third of a p.c. monitor screen?
    The green skin and original version are far more user friendly (for me!) much more pleasing to the eye and fills the whole screen width.
    PLEASE don't remove the option.
    Will MSE ignore the views expressed on the now 12 pages? - probably.
    Last edited by oldagetraveller; 09-04-2018 at 9:54 AM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Apr 18, 10:21 AM
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    Pyxis
    I reverted back to the green skin as soon as possible after the silly change. The new version is obviously meant to favour mobile phones and tablets and only occupies the centre third of a p.c. monitor screen?
    The green skin and original version are far more user friendly (for me!) much more pleasing to the eye and fills the whole screen width.
    PLEASE don't remove the option.
    Will MSE ignore the views expressed on the now 12 pages? - probably.
    Originally posted by oldagetraveller
    Don't worry...........
    The latest green skin is going to be kept. It's the older skins that are going.

    There will then only be two skins available...... the new blue one and the latest green one (New Masthead, Fixed Width).

    Re. the blue being suitable for mobiles/tables, I only use a tablet, and I find the blue one chops the right-hand side of posts off.

    For that and other reasons, like you, I soon went back to the green. If some things are a bit small, it's easy enough to enlarge it with a two finger swipe.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • zolablue25
    • By zolablue25 9th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
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    Keep it green!
    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 9th Apr 18, 3:15 PM
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    bob_a_builder
    And stretchy ....
    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 10th Apr 18, 8:16 AM
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    VoucherMan
    Will MSE ignore the views expressed on the now 12 pages? - probably.
    Originally posted by oldagetraveller
    Given that MSE Andrea has already mentioned that there are 'only' about 1000 of us who still use the older skins (including stretchy), I don't think 12 pages (220+ posts) will make the slightest difference.

    Newer users don't have the opportunity to use the older options, so don't know what they're missing, and those of us who can't adapt are of little use anyway.

    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 10th Apr 18, 1:03 PM
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    those of us who can't adapt are of little use anyway.
    Originally posted by VoucherMan
    T'was always thus.

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
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    Pyxis
    T'was always thus.

    Darwinism in action.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Well, maybe!

    But sometimes some people knows what they likes, and they likes what they knows, and sometimes they're right!


    Look at the way food advice goes around in circles, and education methods go around in circles!
    Sometimes new things are better, sometimes they ain't!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 10th Apr 18, 5:41 PM
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    Davesnave
    Sometimes new things are better, sometimes they ain't!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Ah, well, I didn't make any judgements about 'better.' I'm on green too.

    But even if the Forum changed to pink with yellow spots, like Mr Blobby, I'd adapt to it.
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    • SuperMoose
    • By SuperMoose 11th Apr 18, 10:51 AM
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    SuperMoose
    But even if the Forum changed to pink with yellow spots, like Mr Blobby, I'd adapt to it.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
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    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 12th Apr 18, 3:59 PM
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    Frogletina
    My forum skin has now changed - I have the green with fixed width, but I am missing the stretchy one.

    I had just 4 options to choose from when I checked earlier today (my preferred one has already gone), so I knew the change was imminent

    frogletina

    I now have 3 open tabs with 3 different forum styles, will not close them yet...
    Last edited by Frogletina; 12-04-2018 at 4:06 PM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 4:12 PM
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    Pyxis
    My forum skin has now changed - I have the green with fixed width, but I am missing the stretchy one.

    I had just 4 options to choose from when I checked earlier today (my preferred one has already gone), so I knew the change was imminent

    frogletina

    I now have 3 open tabs with 3 different forum styles, will not close them yet...
    Originally posted by Frogletina
    That was probably why the forum was soooooo slooooooow yesterday.

    Interesting that there are still 4 options, though... apart from the green fixed and the blue one, what are the other two?


    I've only got three options in my user cp.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 12th Apr 18, 4:35 PM
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    Frogletina
    That was probably why the forum was soooooo slooooooow yesterday.

    Interesting that there are still 4 options, though... apart from the green fixed and the blue one, what are the other two?


    I've only got three options in my user cp.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I only have two options now - green fixed width and blue.

    The other ones I had earlier today were old style, fixed width - and new mast head, stretchy green.

    I used to use the new masthead, stretchy green, less bright. That had gone this morning

    frogletina
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

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    • 2010
    • By 2010 12th Apr 18, 4:53 PM
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    2010
    Green and stretchy preferred.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 12th Apr 18, 5:12 PM
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    Tigsteroonie
    I now have half a page of white.

    Oh well.

    Bring back stretchy, bring back stretchy (I know they won't, I'm only saying it to stir up feeling and get MSE Andrea to respond!)
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Apr 18, 5:20 PM
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    I have gone up to 175% for the zoom level on my monitor to get rid of the white borders now that 'stretchy' has gone.

    Who has a square screen these days anyway? surely they are all oblong.
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 12th Apr 18, 6:13 PM
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    I only have 2 available, old and latest version. I'm on old and it's still the same
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 12th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
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    Tigsteroonie
    Got rid of my white space courtesy of a Chrome extension mentioned on another thread
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