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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 16th Apr 19, 11:10 AM
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    'Popular now'
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    • 16th Apr 19, 11:10 AM
    'Popular now' 16th Apr 19 at 11:10 AM
    There's a listing on the right hand side of the forum of the supposedly popular subjects (in the last 15 minutes). I'm convinced this hasn't changed in years! If you expand it and look at the top 10, number 9 doesn't actually exist.


    What purpose does this serve?
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    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 18th Apr 19, 8:50 AM
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    • #2
    • 18th Apr 19, 8:50 AM
    • #2
    • 18th Apr 19, 8:50 AM
    There's a listing on the right hand side of the forum of the supposedly popular subjects (in the last 15 minutes). I'm convinced this hasn't changed in years! If you expand it and look at the top 10, number 9 doesn't actually exist.


    What purpose does this serve?
    Originally posted by Slinky
    You appear to be using a very old forum skin - one that hasn't been supported for about 5 years

    Please update as follows:
    User CP > Edit Options > Forum Skin > Use forum default (recommended)

    Keep your eyes peeled, as there is reported to be an even newer redesign coming shortly.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 18th Apr 19, 9:56 AM
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    • #3
    • 18th Apr 19, 9:56 AM
    • #3
    • 18th Apr 19, 9:56 AM
    You appear to be using a very old forum skin - one that hasn't been supported for about 5 years

    Please update as follows:
    User CP > Edit Options > Forum Skin > Use forum default (recommended)

    Keep your eyes peeled, as there is reported to be an even newer redesign coming shortly.
    Originally posted by PaschalFun

    Will that give me the horrible blue version? You're right, I'm on traditional green at the moment.
    • stripeyfox
    • By stripeyfox 18th Apr 19, 10:04 AM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 10:04 AM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 10:04 AM
    the forum is pretty poor in design terms I think. Other forums I use are so much better at displaying unread content etc.

    Hopefully a revamp will help!
    • J B
    • By J B 18th Apr 19, 3:30 PM
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    • #5
    • 18th Apr 19, 3:30 PM
    • #5
    • 18th Apr 19, 3:30 PM
    You appear to be using a very old forum skin - one that hasn't been supported for about 5 years

    Please update as follows:
    User CP > Edit Options > Forum Skin > Use forum default (recommended)
    Originally posted by PaschalFun

    Is that the one that about 90% of the users voted that they didn't like.


    Stick with the easy to read green version is my advice.


    Keep your eyes peeled, as there is reported to be an even newer redesign coming shortly.
    Originally posted by PaschalFun

    Oh great - another 'improvement'


    All I wish for is a 'raised eyebrows emoji'



    PS - I've never noticed that 'popular now' thingy on the side as I never look at the stuff there.
    Last edited by J B; 18-04-2019 at 3:35 PM.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 18th Apr 19, 3:37 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 3:37 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 3:37 PM
    On a related note, if you have the blue skin, how do you change? I can't see a skin option in my control panel so this won't work for me:

    User CP > Edit Options > Forum Skin > Use forum default (recommended)
    Originally posted by PaschalFun
    I've always been on the blue skin since joining, I only became aware there were alternate versions when other posters mentioned they have additional functionality which I don't have.
    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 18th Apr 19, 3:56 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 3:56 PM
    • #7
    • 18th Apr 19, 3:56 PM
    On a related note, if you have the blue skin, how do you change? I can't see a skin option in my control panel so this won't work for me:



    I've always been on the blue skin since joining, I only became aware there were alternate versions when other posters mentioned they have additional functionality which I don't have.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    I think new users where restricted to the blue skin where as existing users where allowed to choose. I still use the green one, its graphically less appealing but seems a lot better for reading and posting.
    Don't be angry!
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 20th Apr 19, 11:36 AM
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    • #8
    • 20th Apr 19, 11:36 AM
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    • 20th Apr 19, 11:36 AM
    On a related note, if you have the blue skin, how do you change? I can't see a skin option in my control panel so this won't work for me:....
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    It should be there. You joined about 9 months before me, and I see it

    Profile >Your settings>Edit Options>Forum skin>New masthead, fixed width (recommended)

    Dont' forget to save your changes!

    Please note that some forums here may override your skin choice temporarily.
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 20th Apr 19, 11:53 AM
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    • #9
    • 20th Apr 19, 11:53 AM
    • #9
    • 20th Apr 19, 11:53 AM
    ...If you expand it and look at the top 10, number 9 doesn't actually exist....
    Originally posted by Slinky
    No.9 is here (at time of posting - the list is apparently updated every 15 mins):

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/savings-accounts-best-interest/

    Report updated daily

    Surprised you didn't see it in the list bearing in mind how 'easy to read' one of the above posters suggests the old, out of date, unsupported skin is
    (although they also say they never noticed the list at all whilst using that skin - perhaps they need to go to Specsavers? )
    Last edited by PaschalFun; Yesterday at 12:09 PM. Reason: Clarification of updates
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 20th Apr 19, 11:57 AM
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    I've tried 3 times to move skins... and always end up back on the green one.
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 20th Apr 19, 12:20 PM
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    • Kered
    • By Kered 20th Apr 19, 1:03 PM
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    There's a listing on the right hand side of the forum of the supposedly popular subjects (in the last 15 minutes). I'm convinced this hasn't changed in years! If you expand it and look at the top 10, number 9 doesn't actually exist.


    What purpose does this serve?
    Originally posted by Slinky
    The same purpose as the photo above it where no-one in the photo still works for MSE.
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