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    Positive Remarks

    Let us face it, we all hate change. BUT learning something new is what keeps us young. You do not toss a new quilt pattern right away because it uses techniques you have never encountered before, do you? No, you rise to the challenge.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    I too find it confusing, but it is new and it takes time. I did find the archives helpful. I like the list format much better. I will be using that. I am not going to give up. I love this forum and all the wonderful people on it. I am sure that when all your questions are answered you will like it too.

    I just need to find out how to bookmark a thread. Then I will be happy.
    Marie

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    Positive Remarks

    Change is never easy. This one is big, but I always try to see the positive side of things. So here goes-
    #1 calendar,
    #2 albums.
    #3 that you can hover over these features - paper clip/attachments- click and see pic without having to open post.
    #4 hover over envelope - able to see the gist of the post without having to open.
    #5 able to see when someone is on the board. There are more things that are great, I just have to remember how I found them and get back to them. Anyone else found positive things about our beloved boards new facelift?

    Well there are six things, lol. I like that we can add tags to our post.
    Last edited by amazon; 11-02-2011 at 06:37 AM.
    Deuteronomy 10:12-13

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    WoW...you have discovered all sorts of details about this new board that I have not even noticed. Yesterday when I peeked, I was very discouraged and did not think I could get this. Today, with no distractions and a good cup of coffee...I am searching, learning and not doing to badly. The one thing I really miss and have not found is the unread section that I loved about the old board. Oh well, I do like the way the new board is organized.
    Brenda

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    the new QB - some members are unhappy, and...

    I see some people are leaving - shame on them! We haven't really given this a chance yet! You won't find anything better out there. I know becuase yesterday, while the QB was down, I wandered looking for something else to read, and found several chat groups - and NONE of them compare at all to what we have here on the QB.

    Yes, I have been a little thrown by the changes, but I know with a little searching I can probably find all that was on here before, and maybe a few new things too!

    I think we should all appreciate the hard work that the Administrators do everyday, to make it a place that is enjoyable and informative for us all. I am sure that the changes took alot longer than the few hours the QB was down. There were probably hundreds of hours prep before the implementation.

    There was probably reasons that the changes were made. Often when there is a big change to something, it is becuase something no longer supports the software, or our needs have outgrown the capacity of the server - something. I know for sure that the reason they made the change was NOT to discourage or lose members. What ever the reason - it was done with the best of intentions to make the QB even better!

    I know I would be very hurt if I put my heart and soul into something, then had it stomped all over without someone even giving it a chance. I remember when I started on the old board, I had a hard time finding some things I would hear talked about. But, Admin & other members were always helpful, and soon I could navigate quite easily. It didn't really take long. I am sure this will be the same way. We just need to play around a bit!

    Let's all take a breath, vow to play around with the new board, and not make any hasty decisions! I haven't played much yet, so it may be here, but one suggestion (if Admin is reading this) - is the front page - at least for now - should maybe have a comparison between old and new to make navigation easier on us old timers! Thanks. I do see there is a Help page with alot of this info already. Maybe just add a little and move it to the front so it is more noticible.

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    It is sad when people do not give "new" a chance! Without "new" our society would still be in the stoneage. LOL. I find changes very difficult because of severe brain damage in the memory section of my brain. But, I am searching and learning and actually enjoying the challenge. Thanks for sharing and I hope that everyone gives this a chance before leaving.
    Brenda

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    I totally agree. These changes took a lot of work and planing. Lets give it a chance.

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    Sure it's a little painful....today, but, I love a new challenge and am eager to learn. Y'all have a good day!

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    Thanks for the heads up on some of the changes. I agree change is not always easy, but we will adjust once we have had a chance to do a little peeking into it. This is my first visit and am slowy learning my way around. Sooo many changes and I am beginning to see they are great. Thanks for the changes, they look great and we will adjust!!!
    Linda

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    I agree - I posted a note to the moderator's last night offering to help people get adjusted to the new board, kind of like a cheat sheet of where things are on the new board. I think that for some it's a huge change versus a small change to others - for people that are not computer savvy I think it created a feeling of being lost and confused.

    As for people leaving to go to other boards I checked a lot of boards out before I came here, I'd interact and ask questions and no one answered me. Here I feel like everyone's kind of like my extended family that I look forward to talking to each day. If some leave I think we will see them come back because there's not much out there.

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    I am actually having a blast playing around on the new site..It is confusing but very interesting too, but to me most things are confusing and if I let confusion stop me, than I would not be quilting today
    ​Diana Lynne

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    I agree fully to what you are saying. Don't give up yet people, give it a chance.

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    I, like so many others, hate change!!! It ruffles my feathers and confuses me!! But I have learned that change is inevitable and one must learn to accept it. I was afraid that we would lose some members after seeing the new board. I think the format could be intimidating for people who are not comfortable on the computer. I too think that the old format was more user friendly but we also were used to that format. And yes, a LOT of work went into the upgrade of this website and many thanks to those involved. I think it is sad that we will be losing members because of the upgrade but people know their limitations and need to be respected for that.
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    I think this update will work fine....I received some 'error' windows logging in but once in and looking around, the layout is nice. I had no idea how many people are on this site. My goodness, it's a HUGE community!

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    I totally agree, I have checked out other sites and this is by far the best, I am having issues with the changes too, but I am taking my time and learning as I get into it more.
    Juliebelle

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    I went on a missions trip following Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans. The pastor who was in charge of the volunteers gave me this piece of advice: Do not be like a flexible branch, because that eventually breaks. Instead, be like a river and go with the flow. Piece of advice to keep in mind with all the changes to the board

    As a side note, I noticed a very old thread, from 2009, about glitches with the last update (before my time). It might be a good idea to have one of those started by the admin/mods for this update - just in case any of them are reading. I've run into a few glitches already.

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    I agree with those suggesting that the new look be given a chance. There is a lot of hard work by a lot of people to keep this board going and I was totally and completly lost yesterday while it was down. I really missed the posts and the pics. All of what makes us special s still here .... it just looks a little different. If people left without giving the new board a chance it truly is their loss.

    Suzy

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    Red face This is a test

    testing 1,2,3
    Yessssssssss it worked!
    last test I promise!


    This is just too much fun!!!!! ROFL!
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    Thank you for trying to fix the white background issue

    Thank you admins for trying to fix the stark white background on the board. It isn't quite as glaring as it was yesterday. I think the change is an improvement in the right direction. People with vision/light/contrast issues may ask for it to be a little darker.
    Last edited by lab fairy; 11-02-2011 at 09:16 AM. Reason: wasn't finished typing the title

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    Ladies and gents.... do not leave! There is nothing wrong with change, it just takes getting used to. The poor mods of this board are being bombarded and need patience and understanding. I have seen changes in things on the board since this morning, so it seems to me they are diligently working to make this a great community. As I said earlier (in a new thread that was then thrust into the middle of this one)... this is the same board, same wonderful, helpful people. Do you really want to "react" and leave? I would have to say that will be your loss in the end. I, for one, would be sad to see people leave and not give themselves time to adjust.
    Nancy

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    I think it's sad...people are having temper tantrums over the change to "OUR" board....sorry folks...it's NOT "our" board! It belongs to someone else that is graciously providing this place for us to play and exchange ideas, thoughts, and feelings FOR FREE. Someone else is paying the bill for our pleasure, and we are complaining because the gift they give doesn't suit us? They want to throw it back in the owner's faces that their gift is not good enough? How would they feel if someone did that with a quilt they had gifted?

    I appreciate this board and all that the "powers that be do". I'll learn to deal with the changes, whether I like them or not, simply because this is where I meet up with like minded friends.

    My reaction would be, "Put your big girl panties on and deal with it!"
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    I totally agree!!!! I had a very hard time last night finding out what to do. Some of the other members posted a few things and that gave me hints for other situations. I feel quite comfortable already even though I have a lot to learn yet.

    Anyone who leaves the QB is making a big mistake! This is the best of the best, and WE WILL get used to the new changes. Once it starts to click, things start to roll. I promise!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. *happy dance*

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    This is really pretty! I like it! Thanks

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    Positive Remarks

    this is not for questions or concerns... please post those to Important Announcement as Patrice has asked.
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


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