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Feb 27th, 2009, 12:56 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
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It would be hard for me to post less often since I almost never post anything. Everyone here knows way more than I do, even about places I've been! I still lurk about fairly regularly and like others am having trouble getting used to the new format. I actually liked the old format . . .
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Feb 27th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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I check in on the Forum far less than previously. The new format is just not friendly or inviting enough for my taste. The search capability seems no better and the need to check by specific day is a terrible idea. Even the color scheme and layout are offputting. I like the layout on Trip Advisor far more but activity on that forum is low. Perhaps the Fodors organization has accomplished what they were after, perhaps not. My guess is that many of the regulars will hang around but post less often. Interesting posts have all but died up, perhaps as a result of the new format but also in response to the failing world economy.
Cheers-Chuck
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Feb 27th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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I am here too. No posts from me (even though I am going to Africa later this year), but I have been spending every waking minute processing pictures from Antarctica. Almost done though!

Chris
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Feb 27th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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As a newbie to this site, and having not yet gone on my first safari, I check out the site daily. I have posted numerous questions from which I benefit from your expertise. I guess I would say I have a mild addiction to it. While I prefer the old format (as I really don't like the color scheme on the new one), I can "live" with it.

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Feb 27th, 2009, 02:44 PM
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I lurk daily but don't really post since I am planning my first trip to Tanzania in July. I miss all of the regular posters.
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Feb 27th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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I don't like the new format either. And I can't figure out why they changed it because I hsven't figured out any benefit. However, it is what it is and I've figured out how I will use it.

I don't use the "Recent Activity" list on the left. I go to "View more activity" and I can see more topics and it's easy to go "Older". If you start with "recent Activity" and then go to "view more activity" you have to scroll through the same ones again to get to the ones that don't show up on the first page.

Then, any topic I want to read I right/click and open in a new tab (or window). Once I've read it (and replied if I wanted to) I close the tab (or window). My original window is still open and it's in the same place where I left off.

(I hope I don't have any mistakes because we can't preview and edit.)
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Feb 27th, 2009, 02:49 PM
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I'm still here too though posting less often and am on the Asia board frequently. Hope to go to Africa again in Sept. but waiting to see what new specials open up.
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Feb 27th, 2009, 02:52 PM
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Still here.
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Feb 27th, 2009, 03:18 PM
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yup, still here also.

I find the new forum too visually busy, but I like profiles (as I have posted) and I like when you click on View more activity, you can see the whole days worth of posts. handy when you only check in once a day, as I do during the week. And, really handy in the Lounge and Europe, which are really busy.
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Feb 27th, 2009, 03:21 PM
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I'm still here and check posts daily.
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Feb 27th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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I don't know if I can say this but there's several of us Africa lovers joking around and playing on Facebook too.
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Feb 27th, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Guess I said it anyway. Duh! ;-)
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Feb 27th, 2009, 03:52 PM
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I am still checking posts but finding anything with the search feature is impossible.

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Feb 27th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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Divewop, since I wasn't one of the Facebookers, I just found out about your Kili climb and Botswana trip. Wow!
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Feb 27th, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Still use this forum but my usage had dropped off before they made the change. And i've always been much more of a lurker than a poster
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Feb 27th, 2009, 05:05 PM
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Lynn, believe it not, I just got it all finalized today. And I leave next week (10th). Doing the climb first, then on to Bots. Just like me, to wait until the last minute! And your earlier post was right. The accommodations in Bots were less expensive than Kenya. And both are off season rates. Go figure!

I'll post my itinerary in a new thread so as to not hijack this one.
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Feb 27th, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Still alive but not kicking much.
My old eyes can only look at the new format for short periods. That and the fact it's a PIA to maneuver around the forum keeps me away more and more.
Getting close to enough miles, though to go back. So as soon as the economy turns around.......
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Feb 27th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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I'm still here and welcome every day of life! ZZ
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Feb 27th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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divewop, how do I (we) find you on FB?
--rickmck
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Feb 27th, 2009, 06:24 PM
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rickmck-
If you're a member, you can type in my email addy with the email friend finder:

[email protected]

and it should bring up my profile. There's quite a few Fodor's Africa forum regulars on there.
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