@Natasha Whittam wrote:
Hate this. It's a Wanderers Ways clone.
I'm off until you restore the old look.
I'm not around much at the moment so although I knew a change of layout was on the way I was as surprised as most people to find out that it had been done, I had thought we were going to give a few days notice of it happening to allow people to expect a change and possibly not to 'knee-jerk' to it quite as much as they seem to have.
It's certainly not the finished article and updates and tweaks will take place to improve the look and layout, so give us a chance please.
I quite like Wanderers Ways new look and I don't think it would be such a bad idea if we could achieve freshening up our forum as they have seemed to have done imo.
I've certainly not had any time to find my way about the forum so I can't really comment on that but I do think from a visual point of view there are things we can do to enhance what we've done so far, such as removing the tiny margins we seem to have, replace the black background to white where it is showing behind our banner at the top of the page, and I think if we can also change the pale blue background behind the posts to white, it would help significantly in making the site look much 'crisper'.
Ok, the new look is not to everybody's taste but I've been through numerous forum changes in my time and disliked everyone of them BUT after some time I gradually got used to them - then some years later moaned like hell when things were changed again because I had grown to like the changes that I originally hated!
As far as I understand it, everything we had and could do before, is still available to us, we just need to get use to everything again.
Let us all give it a chance but if you are having trouble with anything about the new look please just say on here what it is and we will try our best to sort it out for you.