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  • (SPOILER) Possible Weddings in "Doctor Who"?   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Are we going to stick with the idea of adding the word 'Spoiler' in thread titles where the 'possible news' could be seen as a spoiler?

    Cheers, daveac

  • (SPOILER) Possible Weddings in "Doctor Who"?   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I think we've heard/read that Rose was called 'Rose Smith' on some spoilers, indicating that her and the Human/Timelord hybrid that is David Tennant on Pete's World will get married, but the other weddings sound like rubbish to me!

    I don't care about the Martha one so much as I do the Sarah Jane one! She hasn't even shown a liking to anyone up until now, that's a bit quick isn't it?

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Let me see if I understand this. We've traded a forum where italics and bolding were simple, one-letter commands to one where you've got to use a word one letter longer than the word "bold" itself — strong — just to get dark text? And there's no ability to have colored text, at all? I'm not seeing that as an allowed tag. Let me try, by giving this next sentence the standard HTML command to turn white: How will we hide spoilers? Nope, that didn't work at all.

    But perhaps most objectionable is the complete lack of quoting facility. Seriously, how can you have a discussion when you can't easily quote people? I mean, I can imagine we might jury-rig some usage of the definition-list commands — dl and dt — but that's an awful lot of manual work to get to something that only approximates quoting. It won't be nearly so easy to read or follow as what we had before.

    In short, this isn't really forum software but commenting software. Not really seeing the wisdom in this, Louis, especially given the fact we're losing the Outpost as well. That basically leaves DWO as the only major, genuine Doctor Who forum left. Was that really your intention?

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Just changed to 'Flat Settings' and much prefer it - mainly for the fact that the replies don't keep getting narrower!

    Cheers, daveac

  • (SPOILER) Possible Weddings in "Doctor Who"?   5 years 8 weeks ago

    The Sun first came out with it, we tweeted about it at the time. Digital Spy picked up on afterwards. The source is still The Sun, which means it could be all rubbish or there could be some grains of truth in there.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Gallifreyan Embassy Website Regenerated   5 years 8 weeks ago

    And just like a new Doctor, things may be a little awry at first, until we settle in. Sort of like new teeth.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Gallifreyan Embassy Website Regenerated   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Just like a new Doctor takes time to used to, it's gonna take me some time to get used to this - but I will!

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I think everything looks great! I really appreciate all the time and effort put into the revamp of the site!

    Congrats!

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Have to agree with Capricorn1's comments. I have a nice 20" widescreen monitor which was nicely filled by the 'classic' site. Now the area which previously housed the left and right side bars (containing quick links, adverts, information etc.) are blank (well tiled seals of Rassilon). Consequently, the space which used to be reserved for the main content has been divided up into three (the now narrow main content plus both the sidebars). Sorry to whine, my Mum used to say 'if you haven't any thing nice to say then don't say anything' but I never listened to her!

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I'm not really liking the look of the new forum at all at the moment. The new site in general is very good but the forum doesn't current;y feel very 'forum-y' if that makes sense? It feels more like a list of comments and is far too narrow. I hope Louis is able to make it wider and that it grows on me.

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    It does indeed look rather nice.

    Very web2.0 - or should that be 3.0.

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Every cloud has a silver lining, it's got me to get off my lazy, nowhere near toned enough bottom and finally get round to registering here after listening for the last few years.

    Admittedly as silver linings go it has more of a tin hue than you'd hope but hey, it's something.

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Fantastic new site Louis. Great work.

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I've got go against the grain here and say that in my opinion I think Shaun is being bit selfish in totally closing the site. He talks about being proud of the community he started but then he's closing it. Why? If he doesn't want to be involved then why not simply pass the forum on to somebody else to run and have no more to do with it, I thought that was part of the reason for spinning the forum and news sites off separately and giving them new URL's.

    As a result of this, I hope that the forum here has a big boost and the community here grows further.

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Hear, hear!

    I concur, congratulations on the fantastic new site Louis.

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 8 weeks ago

    We could change the default to be flat. I have added the option to allow people to choose between the two now. I just wish the forum would allow the option to automatically quote the message you are replying to so it would make flat easier to follow if you knew what the person was replying to in their reply.

    Perhaps we can give flat a try and see how that works.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I personally find threaded to be rather frustrating to deal with when it comes specifically to finding new posts. So flat + quoting is my preference. To each their own.

    But so far it, the new site looks good. :)

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I was able to add a new user specific options on viewing the comments (replies) in the forums. Any thread with at least one comment should give you controls on how to view the comments (replies). So you will be able to choose "threaded" or "flat" and so forth.

    Also, now you can reply right at the bottom of the thread.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    In a sense, Outpost Gallifrey will never die. As Shaun said, the community is still there. The conventions are still there.

    We owe a great deal of gratitude and thanks for the community that Shaun and the forum staff at the website built over the years. No small accomplishment.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    For those who remember the Doctor Who Alliance Newsletter (1998 to 2001), This Week In Doctor Who was included as a segment in that newsletter. The day I finally created a Yahoo Group to have my own distribution besides the Alliance and newsgroups, the Alliance Newsletter closed.

    Good timing on my part, though for years I heard from people who were shocked to learn I was still around - they thought TWIDW stopped with the Alliance. Learned something there.

    You're much better prepared than I was in 2001, Louis.

    Everything has its time and everything dies. Thankfully everything lives first. Outpost Gallifrey has had a great life.

  • The Big Screen   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I'm in Minneapolis, MN (USA) and the closest I can get to seeing it on a big screen is with our local DW Meet-Up group. Once a month we view episodes on a large wall screen in a Celtic pub. It's fun, but hard to appreciate it like in a theater.

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    The news about Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forums closing is pure coincidental to opening of our new site now. I suppose we really need to iron out whatever issues we may be having with the forum by the end of July now. Surprised

    My guess is that many of the existing Doctor Who based forums may see an increase in traffic. I also suspect as much as OG has been a central hub for discussions relating to and around Doctor Who since it began, that many people participating in the forums there are already active in other forums. So they may find themselves participating more so in the forums they are already registered in than looking for new ones.

    Who knows (no pun intended).

    But if you are asking if we can handle the traffic that OG gets, especially during high traffic news events (i.e. a new Doctor is announced or something to that nature), I don't know. The CMS we are using here now does have allowances to handle high demands, but the server itself may have issues.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Forum Test   5 years 8 weeks ago

    I think if we go to a "Flat" instead of "Threaded" system for replies here, they will be of equal width.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • CIA Info & Updates   5 years 8 weeks ago

    Yep, you got it in your reply (or comment) here.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 8 weeks ago

    The good news is - we have 2 more months to enjoy Outpost Gallifrey a little more and remember the good times.

    And we have time to make new plans for the future. Very thankful Shaun is giving this large amount of notice. Many places just close immediately and leave people in the lurch.

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