really hard to read

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Posted: Sun, 12/10/2008 - 22:12

Maybe it is me, but I find this forum really hard to read and particularly hard, if not impossible, to follow threads. Could it not be organised along more traditional web-based forum lines? eg.

which I personally find much more user-friendly.

Perhaps it is just me.

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We're working on it

  • ng
  • 11/10/08 31/12/20
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  • Sun, 12/10/2008 - 22:16

We know... the site was started in a hell of a rush, without too much planning or thought about structure. Now we're trying to organise it better. If you have specific suggestions, please voice them here.

RE: We're working on it

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  • Sun, 12/10/2008 - 22:24

I understand.

Could I suggest using a standard free web forum product. Yahoo, invision, one of those. I think most users find them almost inuitive and organisation of threads is built in?

We are:)

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  • Sun, 12/10/2008 - 22:33

I would suggest that we are using a "standard free web forum product" - check out if you don't know them. I think it's way too late to move to some other platform, and anyway Drupal is really among the best, we just have to set things up properly, and there just hasn't been time. Now, part of my challenge is how much to change the existing set up (which some people are already getting used to.) Also, I'm restricted in not having full access to the system/server, so can't make changes and enable some features that I would otherwise do - that should be coming though.

Forum Layout

  • Peasant
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Tue, 14/10/2008 - 23:33

Please don't take this as adverse criticism. You're doing a great job. Personally I'd have started with vbulletin . That would involve keeping the old one as an archive and starting afresh, not to be undertaken lightly, although I do of a case where it's been done.
If you can tweak the drupal software to look more like it would improve legibility and navigation.

When BCCI went burst ..

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  • Mon, 13/10/2008 - 00:49

Some of you will remember when BCCI went burst.
The Isle of Man banks made stage payments paid out the full 100% of the depositors. To make the system fair for the IOM banks what they did was every quarter a percentage of the banks net profit and insert it into a pool of dosh . This fund was then distributed to all who had lost their funds due to the collapse.
Interestingly S and F at that time was the biggest contributor to this pot of cash.
My point is that the IOM banks / government cannot afford to tarnish or fragment themselves. It is in their best interest to work out a solution to the problem at hand. From memory there are approx sixty banks on this island.
My view would be for the IOM government, to jump on the band wagon alongside the delegation from the UK,which has wasted not a momentito to fly to Iceland to chase up the peoples / local governments / charities funds.
The UK government has leverage, the IOM needs to wake up and join forces with them, and that will create gestalt and momentum.
We need to think smart, and strategic for everyone interest.
Having read the comments all weekend a stroll in the park and a bit of fresh air works wonders.
Prior to that i was pulling the hair out of my head, and scratching the largest organ on my being (skin) in different spots.
I have also being watching Sky news, bbc news and Bloomberg .
When governments and bankers are off the green and working the weekend we know things are serious.
Had this not been done, it would have been a very black Monday.
In my view, Monday will be better for all concerned. Europe has also woke up and is getting its house in order. This is great news for us. How do you eat an elphant ; one bite at a time .
This is going to be a volatile and difficult week so say a prayer, donate to a charity and detach yourself, above all do not lose faith.
God bless you all, in this difficult and testing time in your life. Ameen

RE: We are:)

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  • Mon, 13/10/2008 - 00:13

Thanks, I have no other suggestions.

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