Welcome to the new forum - Lets chat!

Hey All,

Welcome to the new forum, it is lovely to see you all again - I missed you!

Things are looking a little different around here, aren’t they?

I’ve set this thread up so I can (hopefully) answer any questions you might have about how this new shiny forum works.

Found something that isn’t working quite right? Is there a broken link? Just wanna know a little more about it? Pop all your thoughts here.

Welcome back, everyone!


Ooooo it’s all so shiny and new! Love it, love it, love it! :heart::heart::heart:


Hello and welcome back everyone. :slightly_smiling_face:

I really like the new place. The search function and navigation are top notch, the bookmarking is really useful too, and just the general feel of the layout is really friendly and inviting. I think you’ve all done a great job. :slightly_smiling_face: :+1:

I have noticed a couple of bits on my travels that may be glitches (or possibly I don’t understand the formatting yet :slightly_smiling_face:) -

  • The avatar next to a topic on the category page displays the member who first replied, rather than the original poster, or who posted last.

  • My ‘About Me’ info displays with no paragraphs. It has them in the preview, but they convert to linebreaks on publishing. Is this a restriction of the page?

  • The previously locked threads seem to be open again. Do you want us to flag any we see, or will that be too much at this early stage?

I think that’s it for now, but I’ll pop any more I think of here. Thanks for the new digs. :slightly_smiling_face: :+1:


Yes, please flag all threads that should be locked! :slight_smile:

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Looks so shiny and new! Definitely plan to spend some time getting to know all of the new functions. One sad note is that the new forum doesn’t seem to work from my phone only my laptop. I couldn’t log in or reply to posts from my phone, which is what I predominantly used to access the site before.

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@VanillaWithSprinkles Oh nooo! Do you mind telling me which phone you use?

I use the Samsung J6.
As an edit I’ve managed to log in by using the back way in (clicking to sign up rather than sign in) and entering my details that way. It’s only the Sign In button that doesn’t work on my phone!

So loving the new look, not so much my username :blush: and cant seem to upload any images :frowning: but I am sure we will get there.

Great to be back.

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Cool new forums :slight_smile: I don’t see the tester tab anymore? I hope I’ve not missed any news x


Hello. I’m enjoying the badges.

My head hurts! Why do i not have a profile pic? How do i restore it? How do i upload photos? Also how do i manage my photos? Delete them etc? The old forum was quite easy to navigate and intuitive! Sorry to moan!


You need to be Trust Level 2 to upload images. All existing members got bumped up to Trust Level 1 to begin with, but I think we have to earn TL2 (and beyond?). I think it’s a couple of weeks of regular engagement and you’re in, so not too arduous. :slightly_smiling_face: :+1:


Thanks Ian so helpful as always

Users can’t upload images until they have gained reputation on this new forum. It’s called trust levels here, and you can increase your level by posting, starting new topics, and liking other people’s posts.


Thanks I will get busy then :blush:

Oh right, pity that wasn`t made clear! I have worked out how to get a profile pic up! I am so used to seeing my friends profile pics too, not just random letters!

@WillC your doing better than me :frowning:

I’ve done a handful of easy ones, but it’s saying I’ve done too many and I have to wait a couple of hours. To be continued… :slightly_smiling_face:


Sure we’ll all get there eventually :blush:. Just an anticipation building wait now for members to hit their “level up” to be allowed to upload pictures again!