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    Thanks Patrice!! I SO agree with Charlee. You all have worked hard - Those of this board who are unhappy will be unhappy no matter what - The site, I am sure, will be tweeked - but for the most part you all have done a nice job with the transition.
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    Could someone please explain the "ignore" button? Where it is and how to use it?
    Stick with it,Patrice!! I notice that many negative posts are from "members" that hardly ever contribute to the board!

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    In my defense, I've never needed to use an ignore button here before, but I took immediate and hostile exception to someone telling me I HAVE to change. Sorry about that.

    I know about forums. I know about ignore buttons. I know about forum upgrades. I own a forum and participate in several. Rarely does a forum change or upgrade go smoothly. I understand the frustration from an Admin point of view.

    Yes, we'll all get used to it.
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    I am one of those that doesn't embrace change easily, but, I am working through learning this new format and expect that with time it will become very comfortable. I am grateful for its existence and thank those "powers that be" for it. I am not quitting or giving up.

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    Thanks for your candid thoughts! I appreciate everything you guys have done to make our site better. It was sad to see some of the negative comments that were out there. I just stopped reading them. It is one thing to be upset with the new changes, but to be "ornery" is another. Keep your chin up! You have a lot of support out there for you and fellow mods and people who designed the site!

    ps. what is the ignore button about? I saw it but don't know what to do with it? :-)
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    WE WILL SURVIVE!!! Thanks Patrice for all you do for us!
    I know everything I WANT to know!

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    the site is looking good now. things are getting easier to find. it just takes time to figure it all out.

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    The more I am online the easier it is to find things. I don't like to be in crowds but there are times when I have to be but I still go. I LIKE THE NEW BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And you are a gem for being so patient with everyone's questions.
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    I am working through the newness too. I have loved coming here since I joined in May. This afternoon I noticed that the MyFitnessPal.com is now on the bottom of weight watchers comments. I had it there but then when it was coming up just a stream of numbers, I deleted it. I would like to reinstall it as well as my cursive name. I tried it by settings and profile. When I paste the stream of numbers given to me at MyFitnessPal.com QB says it is an invalid code. Could someone who has found out how to do this let me know. I really like seeing pounds lost as a post - quilting and losing weight at the same time. Thanks for your help. I am getting better at navigating here.
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    Thank you for all your work and effort. I appreciate this place and the possibilities it offers to us. Hugs.
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    I will admit that the first look at the place, I didn't like it. I was also very frustrated with trying to maneuver the place. I'm slowly finding my way around and in a few weeks I won't know any different.

    I hope I didn't say anything too offensive, but if I did, I offer my apologies.

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    We will manage cause we all LOVE what we can see and learn here. Today was easier than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today. Thanks for all your efforts.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    Do the negative-speaking folks realize that if they don't like any of this that they have the option not to participate? I go on the QB for fun and entertainment....and reformatting a site such as this is really a lot of work. I enjoy the topics and the conversation...regardless of the format....I think you guys do a great job...

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    Thanks Patrice and everyone else involved.
    Change can be hard but, we learn from change.
    The bugs will get worked out and I hope everyone will realize that our new forum has so much more to offer. We will learn

    PS. LOVE the new calender!!

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    I joined the forum for the community for all the knowledge that others have so unselfishly shared and all that it offers- I did not join for the way the board was formatted or how it looked. In time I will learn the ins and outs and get used to it. I have spent the last 3 days just meandering around and I have no complaints. I just want to thank everyone for all their hard work, being so thoughtful and helpful when I need it and the wonderful sense of community.
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    It must be so nice to have everything in your life go so perfectly that you never complain. Or is it just a fact that people will people just take whatever they are given and say that's okay. I don't think the world works that way & I truely hope that people will stand up when they think something is not right or could be better. It's a shame that you don't take people's complaint's as seriously as you do all the compliments. My biggest complaint, like others, is the background color. I do sincerely hope that can be worked out. If we don't listen to all things/people then we get what they want us to have & nothing any better. Sorry I am not a complainer or a whinner, but if I disagree it is because I truely believe in what I say. Your right this is a great place. So many people go out of their way to help and I for one greatly appreciate that. So I guess that I will step down off my soap box now & go back to learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Could someone please explain the "ignore" button? Where it is and how to use it?
    Stick with it,Patrice!! I notice that many negative posts are from "members" that hardly ever contribute to the board!
    Me, too! Where is it anyway?

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    I LOVE the new board....!!!!! Thanks for all who make it possible for us to learn and enjoy what is here..."Where there's a will,,,there's a way " Thats what my mom always told me....and she was right....I had the "will " to get on this board again,,,,so I found the " way "
    ....hahaha......just keep hitting keys and you'll see where they take you !!!!!
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    ok, i'm really just trying to get my etsy addy to work as a link again, so just ignor me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy View Post
    ok, i'm really just trying to get my etsy addy to work as a link again, so just ignor me!
    i give up!

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    I do wish people would also realize this board could have just disappeared...yep, gone, poof

    But instead--time, effort and money went into an extreme makeover...it just didn't have it's own reality show to tout it and all the good things it will able to do.

    This board is still free...wahoo about that. What ads...I don't see any ads...ooo I have selective vision and only see the parts I want to see.

    If you are confused about where you are (like me) hit home and try try again. We didn't know how the old board worked when we first joined it so what's the big deal about learning how to use this one?

    Change smange...I'm not a big fan of change but I fully realize it must happen for the good of everyone in all aspects of life. Did anyone die? Did anyone go broke? Did anyone lose any material possessions that were actually "theirs"? Did it affect world peace? No, I didn't think so.

    Let's have some fun, quit our griping (me included such as this) and move along to continue our learning and sharing.

    Yipee...let's go have a blast!
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    WOW Patrice, this new board is amazing. I have learned so much in the past few days. Have lots more to learn. Thank you and your team for this wonderful place.
    What I make with my hands, I give with my heart.

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    One the first day of this new board I was so confused and frustrated. My first thought was I don't like it! I can be very stubborn. But I love this board so I decided to take it slowly and stop every now and then to see where I was and where I wanted to go. It's still a process for me and probably will be for some time to come. But I'm not going to give up. Patrice, you've had to take the brunt of a lot of frustrated quilters who don't like change; who might not have the latest high-tech computer and, well, just want to keep everything the way it has always been. You have done an exceptional job and I applaud you for taking it on. You can't take each person by the hand and guide them as though you were sitting right next to them. We are all learning and most of us want to keep learning. So just keep doing what you're doing. I say "Good Job". I'm here to stay.
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    Patrice...I would like to thank you and the new owners for the hard work you've all put in. Sure, there are some things that will need some work, but I can't imagine even beginning to undertake such a project!
    After I saw what changes you were talking about I really understood why you didn't want me to do the Christmas noodle swap!!! Oh, my! Thank you for saying NO!!! LOL what a disaster that could've been!
    We'll get used to the changes and learn even more of the advantages as time goes on. Thanks again!
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    Patrice and other moderators, Hang in there. Everyone will get used to it. If anyone has left, they will be back because of missing friendship. As far as changes, that is no problem for me. I used to work for Union Carbide and Workers Compensation where we always had computer program changes and I was constantly learning. My brain was and still is like a sponge soaking up everything new If I have a question, I know to ask. No one should leave, give the system a chance.

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    Thank you Patrice for all you have done and continue to do. I have always enjoyed the QB from the first day I found it. I will trudge thru in figuring out how to use it...because this is a fun and very informative site.

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