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#21 amberleadavis

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:54

Wim, thank you for making FPN possible and thank you for listening to the requests of users.  These changes will continue to improve our community experience.  Thanks again!


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 08:21

FPN is my prefered pen site. Thanks a lot for existing.



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 19:53

This is nice news!!

Thank you all for the hard work not only in maintaining the current site, but for all of the plans on the horizon!!

 

You are much appreciated!!


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 00:33

Thank you all for your kind words!

 

For those who have been watching, the first few small changes have been made :).

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:00

... and it looks good! 

Makes sense to me anyway ; )



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:37

Thank you to all admin, moderators and supportive members for providing this forum. It is educational, informative and entertaining. My enjoyment of fountain pen use and collecting has been greatly enhanced by all of your efforts. Best wishes as the proposed changes are implemented. God bless you all.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:40

Oh sounds good! And a big cheers to all the admin and mods for your hard work ! :)

 

 

 

 

 


And as mentioned, the regional forums will be extended. First of all, as Conway Stuart no longer exists as a company, we decided to change the forum into a Great Britain brands forum, together, obviously, with all other British pen brands. We will add a few other regional forums as well, lightening the load on some of the other forums :).

 

A super minor and slightly anal point but this is probably best being called the British Isles rather than Great Britain so it includes Ireland too.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:46

Oh sounds good! And a big cheers to all the admin and mods for your hard work ! :)

 

 

 

 

 

A super minor and slightly anal point but this is probably best being called the British Isles rather than Great Britain so it includes Ireland too.

Not wanting a whole discussion here at this point, but were there Irish penbrands? If so, do answer in the new, now operative forum

 

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:49

Thanks again for keeping FPN fresh & current! I'm sad to see the CS forum go but a GB forum is a worthy replacement, IMHO.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:54

To the many, who have helped me in the past, I hope I have not alienated too many of you.  Looks 

like this digital chimpanzee is going to be dumped into the wilderness river again.  For the many rescues 

that will come in the coming months, thank you. (This time Old Griz isn't there to pull me into the boat.)


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:59

Wim, thank you for making FPN possible and thank you for listening to the requests of users.  These changes will continue to improve our community experience.  Thanks again!

Thanks to all the admin team for all your hard work with these changes. Some make more sense short term than others, but ultimately this is about improving the experience for all. Good luck, big updates like this are always a challenge.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:01

To the many, who have helped me in the past, I hope I have not alienated too many of you.  Looks 

like this digital chimpanzee is going to be dumped into the wilderness river again.  For the many rescues 

that will come in the coming months, thank you. (This time Old Griz isn't there to pull me into the boat.)

Sasha, just make sure you stay in good health, and we'll see if we can get you a nice birdcage to tug you along....

 

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:03

Wim - will the servers be down like they were last year?


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#35 wimg

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:22

Not wanting a whole discussion here at this point, but were there Irish penbrands? If so, do answer in the new, now operative forum

 

 

D.ick

I know one (in) famous brand, MT :D.

 

Warm regards, Wim ;)


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:26

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:29

Wim - will the servers be down like they were last year?

No, not at all.

 

The reason for making some of the changes to the forum layout and structure now is simply because of time constraints with the Chat room, and the fact that we finished with our great clean-up operation today :). For the Chat room we will need to go down for a few hours, very likely on Wednesday, although we will try for tomorrow if possible.

 

But certainly nothing like last year - we are not moving servers at all, and as you can see, we made the changes live and on the fly :). We did create the changes on our test site first after all, and here it was therefore mostly a copy and paste operation once we were happy with the new structure.

 

The chat room is a little more complex, because it requires the installation of some new software, and some additional configuration, including additions to the skins, but certainly no moving operation like last year. The software is already available on the server right now, that was copied here a few months ago already :). Just required some testing on the test server first, and some time available to do so, which really took most of the time :).

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:33

Thank you all again for your kind and encouraging words, it is much appreciated, by the entire team.

 

You haven't seen all yet, we still have a few surprises up our sleeves ;), but the main structure is now more or less laid out.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:34

It's looking pretty good (though my brain hurt trying to orient myself!) - the changes make a lot of sense.

 

Some quick feedback, if it's desired:

 

The regional focus section looks really cluttered with the paragraphs of description listing all the pen brands underneath each region.  Also, don't know if additional headers of "- Asia" and "- Europe" are necessary.

 

Cheers and thanks for the updates!



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:11

I like the changes. This is a great board.  I appreciate it's civility and how professionally it is run and moderated.  

 

Thank you,

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