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Feb 27th, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Still here.
twaffle is offline  
Feb 27th, 2009, 05:32 PM
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I don't check quite as often and never posted much anyway. I didn't post last year's trip report as it was open season on WS for a while there and didn't want to get into that fray.
Going back in June and am using WS again because they offer family tents and we a traveling with our nephew.

divewop - thanks for the info on FB - I'm there and have joined a few groups. gonna send you a friend request.
VeeR is offline  
Feb 27th, 2009, 05:43 PM
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Yeah, I have checked a few times. This is nothing more than a facelift on the same technology in the background. Just my opinion. The search functionality just doesn't work, but it is returning the same results as before (inaccurate or incomplete data).

There are very very many fully capable and *free* forum software items on the market that are easy to modify the look and feel. Migrating the data is another thing altogether, but we do know that something else is out there.

I am also not very active at the moment because of the mountain of work sitting in front of me. I hope to contribute again soon, but it may not happen.
andybiggs is offline  
Feb 27th, 2009, 05:55 PM
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Certainly reflects poorly for this forum that there are more postings about how rotten this setup is then anything else.
luangwablondes is offline  
Feb 27th, 2009, 08:06 PM
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I'm still here, but only when I really want info, then I may see a thread that takes my interest and will post a reply. I used to just stop by every day and read the posts just for the joy of it, but there's not much joy in navigating here anymore.

I do like the profiles. I love the fact that I can very quickly find out where someone is from, etc.
Mischka is offline  
Feb 27th, 2009, 08:44 PM
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Still lurking daily, agree with the comments regarding unfriendly nature of the new format.


Treepol is offline  
Feb 27th, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Still lurking daily and gradually becoming used to the new layout.Thanks for 'jump to last post' and 'greying' of read posts. Topics don't seem as interesting for some reason - navigation?
mazj is offline  
Feb 27th, 2009, 08:56 PM
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I meant 'jump to last reply'. Sorry.
mazj is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 05:00 AM
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Pop in occasionally, but am not a happy camper with the new format.
sandi is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 06:43 AM
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Im still alive and check posts every day, but probably miss a lot when checking for something new when I really dont have the time to read. I used to be more active, but got tired long before the new design, which I really dont have a problem with. The only thing that annoys me is the lack of preview and that my latest trip report got messed up when sent for tagging. and have been changed to �.

Im definitely going to Africa this year.
Nyamera is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 08:23 AM
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Still here - BUT FEEZING my butt off in Winnipeg - it was a balmy 35 BELOW the other day (farenheit or celius, dosen't matter much at 40 below, they are the same). I now know why we don't live here any more. We're just about to head back to Vancouver today, at least it's above freezing there!


We should have taken a side trip up to the polar bears in Churchill while here - didn't think of it though, it was a quick decision last minute trip as my stepdad is in the hospital, no time to think of polar bears at the time!

Next time though - if I ever thaw out from this time. And if my hair ever becomes normal again after 'toque' hair syndrome (hat hair for all the people who are not familiar with the word 'toque').

I noticed someone asking for trip advise tagged it as a trip report - looks like I haven't lost my job after all as trip indexer - I'd like to try to get it, and the South Africa index, as a sticky as the top ones in the Trip Report section - please Katie?
LyndaS is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Lynda, it might be better to email Katie directly via the "Send us feedback" link at the top of the page. I don't know if she follows every thread looking for comments directed at her...
Momliz is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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I know Katie does look at these because she has addressed my questions, but let's email that request for a sticky index.
atravelynn is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 03:58 PM
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I visit the forum at least once a day. One nice way to get thru the days 'til our trip to East Africa in Nov 2009. I try to go with the flow in regards to change but I think I like the old format much better. IMO the new page is too cluttered. Dick
rsnyder is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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I agree that the new format is too cluttered - that's why I have been clicking on View all
of today's activity
at the top of the page - and you get a list, straight out, of all the threads for that day. Very handy
Momliz is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 04:15 PM
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hmmm, that pink is light - let's try this View all of today's activity
Momliz is offline  
Feb 28th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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I'm with Sandi; not a happy camper. My old tired eyes just can't adjust and I'm NOT a web guru, so any formatting isn't going to happen here.
I'm off to Botswana and Zambia for a month and will check back for improvements in mid April.
safarimama is offline  
Mar 1st, 2009, 05:30 AM
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I want to check out more E. Africa info as I think that is our next trip but find as you all mentioned this to be a real pain. I am pushing through it only because I have to get moving on planning the next trip. If I was not bitten by the next Vacation bug I would abandon being here for just the sake of it. I hope they make some sort of change to bring the experts back so I can gleam some ongoing advice to my questions.

Is anyone from Fodor's listening - I hear my fellow travelers loud and clear.
TucanCosta2009 is offline  
Mar 1st, 2009, 06:09 AM
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One thing I'm amazed about is that this new layout was partially introduced with the motivation of making site navigation _easier_ for newbies!

I can't see how that could possibly be the result!

Whilst one can now use older and newer links to work backwards through threads (thank goodness they brought that in fast) the entire left side of the screen is just dead space.

It's all so cluttered and messy.

And by now that feeling can no longer be down to simply not being used to it.
Kavey is offline  
Mar 1st, 2009, 06:44 AM
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Still here. Just returned from successful tiger safari (talk about dirt. even a day later in your ears) and now entertaining gorilla venture. Surprised by new format.
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