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  • #233935

    Netleigh
    Member

    Just wondering who’s back on here as a few people seemed to find their logins wouldn’t work. You may be back with a new username?

  • #233936

    luxcat
    Member

    back, with same name.

  • #233938

    Astreja
    Participant

    I had to do a “forgot my password” reset that e-mailed me a temporary password, but then I could access my account and change the password. At first I couldn’t get in with either of the PW’s I’ve used on the forum, so maybe the forum software couldn’t import password info from the old forum.

  • #233939

    Zora
    Member

    Back. Still getting used to the new interface. Just finished death march editing Chinese soil chemistry paper written in garbled ESL where it wasn’t plagiarized. Whew!

  • #233940

    Ingrid
    Member

    I’m back, but with a new identity. Had an old, no longer valid mail address for retrieval of password so I had to unclutter candy and reinvent myself as Ingrid (which – as you may have guessed – is actually my real name).

  • #233943

    clutterbug22
    Member

    I managed to get back in after managing to find my new passwords (had tried to get new ones for a couple of days) and found them in my SPAM box (you’ve gotta laugh!!) So, if anyone is having a problem getting a return password, try looking in yours, saves having to start again with a new account. I think I did read in one of password reset replies that your old password couldn’t be automatically imported from the old forum to the new one, so like Astrega says above , you have to use a temporary password first and then re-set to your previous one if you want to keep that one.

    So, big tip to those not receiving new passwords in a reply email – check your Spam Box!

    With Klutzgrrl, not loving the new layout, still can’t fathom out who has posted recently easily and it doesn’t seem to update latest replies often.

  • #233944

    sleepykitten
    Member

    @clutterbug – “New Topics” is your best bet to find out what has been posted recently. It seems to be capturing everything for me (although sometimes things seem slightly out of order – might be an issue with how the software handles time zones?), and is near the upper left hand part of the page when you first log in.

  • #233945

    Ingrid;n105147 wrote: I’m back, but with a new identity. Had an old, no longer valid mail address for retrieval of password so I had to unclutter candy and reinvent myself as Ingrid (which – as you may have guessed – is actually my real name).

    , I’m back. and it’s nice to see another Ingrid, which is my real name too.

  • #233947

    clutterbug22
    Member

    I’ll try that. I think I have clicked on it before but there is so much to take in that I’m still not able to ‘automatically’ use the appropriate functions easily yet! Yes, I’ve also noticed the odd, out-of-order sequences, not sure what’s happening there and certainly doesn’t help when trying to see who’s posted lately!

  • #233949

    Joless
    Member

    I am back but not reading at the moment til they get the feeds sorted out. I hate reading forums ‘on site’ as t’were so I’m rather stranded for the time being. Missing the posts though!

  • #233950

    Larousse__
    Member

    I’m back! Tried yesterday and couldn’t use my old passwords, so I have just signed up again! Ditto those having a hard time with the new layout, it’s taken me ages to find what we were talking about before the site went offline! Hope we’ll get used to it fairly soon… meanwhile it’s nice to see you all again! πŸ˜€

  • #233951

    The same thing happened to me. Finally found the reset link 30 mins before it was due to expire!

  • #233952

    I’m back, with cluttered dashes added to my name and as a “junior member.” Sigh.

  • #233954

    herisff
    Member

    It took me a day and a password retrieval to get back. After getting blocked after trying for a 15 minute period, I gave up as my eyes had been dilated for a vision exam. Turns out the waiting was good, as it allowed me to keep my old username.

  • #233955

    irishbell
    Member

    Back, but not as often as it takes me too long to do anything here…

  • #233957

    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    Just change your preferences for viewing. It sounds like you currently have them at descending. Choose ascending from the menu and the new comments will appear first. No scrolling (or at least a lot less) required.

  • #233959

    juliapenguin
    Member

    I’ve never posted that much but am a very keen reader – I’m also struggling to adapt to the new format as I think I’ll have to re-set lots of things before I can actually read things comfortably. I did love the old very minimalist format πŸ™‚ but it was obviously changed for a reason.

  • #233960

    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    Yes, the forum was changed because of the complaints from users about how awful it was. I logged hundreds of complaints about the old system — too much spam, no private messaging, no ability to edit a post after you write it, no ability to comment directly to a poster instead of the entire thread, no way to like a post, no way to create groups, etc. When we hunted for a new system, we looked for one that solved as many of the complaints as we could that people had with the old system. So, thousands of dollars later and hundreds of hours later, we have the new forum that so many people demanded! πŸ™‚

  • #233963

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone! I am slowly getting around, checking out the many features here. It’s unfamiliar territory but after awhile this will feel like home again! I see there are “share photos” options right in the post window! Yayy!

    One thing I am trying to figure out, is if my computer is not working right or if the site is slow to load for anyone else. Internet xplorer stopped working or timed out a couple of times as I was trying to get my login and preferences set.

    Erin, thanks for all of the hard work that went into putting this into place!

  • #233965

    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    We’re working on the backend of the system today trying to solve some of the bugs we’ve found, so the Forum might experience some hiccups and slow downs. Sorry about any delays it might cause.

  • #233968

    Ingrid
    Member

    I think it’s looking good. I love that I’m able to jump directly to the new posts in a thread and not have to guess where I left off last time.

  • #233970

    gailbon
    Member

    I’m back with the same username, but also had to change my password. I am not love, love, loving the new format, but I will adjust. I definitely need some accountability with my decluttering, and this website forum has been a true catalyst for my success. Thanks, everyone!

  • #233973

    PaulT00
    Participant

    I’m back! I think I actually managed to sign in (same User ID, new password) before the official announcement about the forums being back. Having run a vbulletin based forum for a year or so a while back, I have a lot of sympathy for the team! Good luck with the spam filtering…

  • #233975

    Netleigh
    Member

    Erin, thanks for acknowledging you have some bugs to fix and also for letting us know there may be delays. I always prefer to manage the expectations of the system users I support at work before they have a chance to get into moaning mode.

  • #233980

    glossta1
    Member

    I’m back, same name. So pleased to see the forum back. This forum is life-changing for me, and I really missed it when it wasn’t there. Now I’m looking forward to getting to know how to use it fully in the new format. My thanks to the team who have made all this possible.

  • #233982

    ChiFlower
    Member

    Im back with the same name, although I’m a fairly new poster. I think in time I’ll get used to this format for a message board.

  • #233984

    s
    Member

    I’m back…and adapting VERY slowly.

  • #233993

    Netleigh
    Member

    There still seem to be some regulars missing, lottielot for example, I haven’t seen her here yet and I want to arrange a UK meetup again this spring. At least with the ability to Message each other with pm’s I won’t be putting up our meeting details publictly on the internet. I worried about spammers possibly being stalkers too!

  • #233997

    Meglet
    Member

    I’m back! Same userID, and I really need to get an avatar in.

    Still getting used to the new forum layout, but somewhere in here I’m sure are the topics I’m looking for. πŸ™‚

  • #234004

    clutterbug22
    Member

    Where exactly can I find the viewing preferences menu? I have noticed the ascending/descending option somewhere in my travels but cannot recall where!

  • #234008

    lottielot
    Member

    Hello! *waves*
    Finally managed to navigate my way into a new password and into the maze which is the new forum. I’m sure it’ll get familiar, the old one was messy but you knew your way round it! Off to find the goals thread before March finishes.

  • #234015

    Jackthetiger
    Member

    Don’t forget to look for the private messages in your inbox! Click in the red number box at the top to see personal greetings from other users. That is a nice new feature!

  • #234021

    TatiLie
    Member

    I’m back, same name, not real picture πŸ™‚
    I’m not very good with changes so I thing this new layout will be good to my productivity AKF.

  • #234025

    adragon
    Member

    I am!

    Not liking this new layout though – it’s so cluttered compared to the old one. I know the old forum had a lot of problems, and that we needed the upgrade, but I miss the old minimalist text-only look

    *off to mess with layout controls*

  • #234026

    happymonkey
    Member

    I’m back — same name, new password. The new layout will take some getting used to, but I would miss reading everyone’s posts too much to quit!

  • #234027

    ElbowRoom
    Member

    I’m back and a wee bit lost but will work thru the new features. May not post much because of heavy work load for next few months but will be reading for eveyone’s great insights and those great shots of humor.

  • #234038

    mh
    Member

    Hello. Trying to figure out this new look. Can’t decide if I like it or not. Will keep reading.

  • #234061

    Netleigh
    Member

    Lottie, sent you a pm about keeping in touch for a UK meetup, have you seen it?

  • #234062

    vjb
    Member

    Back. Same name. πŸ™‚

  • #234063

    Lounger
    Member

    I’m back and I’m still Lounger. Getting inspired to get things sorted today.

  • #234073

    loripax
    Member

    I’m back, but very, very lost. I like the look a lot, but still trying to figure out how to do stuff. I think I will love it once I get used to it, but I can’t even figure out how to add an avatar, and I am by no means computer stupid.

    ETA: figured out the avatar, obviously. Now to figure out the rest.

  • #234084

    JuliaJayne
    Member

    Here, and have been trying to shake off the awkward, cluttery feeling of the new forum.

  • #234087

    Jackthetiger
    Member

    Hi JuliaJayne. Good to see you back.

  • #234090

    Sasjanep
    Member

    I am back too, same username. And am slowly getting used to the new format. Am about to try the changes klutzgrrl suggested.

  • #234100

    Northshore
    Participant

    I’m back. I have been a regular reader, an infrequent poster. The new forum isn’t as convenient for me and I appreciate the hints. I really miss the old regulars and hope that everyone returns.

  • #234106

    Barbs
    Member

    I like the like button and the comment button. I haven’t tried the quote button yet but it looks cool. You should check out the messages. it is the red box next to your name.

  • #234107

    Claycat
    Member

    I’m here, and the photo is Angel and me.

  • #234112

    Jackthetiger
    Member

    Hi Claycat,

    Lovely to see the real you and Miss Angel. She is a cute one.

  • #234117

    lottielot
    Member

    Yes, trying to work it out! Trying to work everything out! Need more coffee!

  • #234121

    Netleigh
    Member

    Lottie, hope the coffee hepls, sent you another pm for luck.

  • #234123

    Claycat
    Member

    Thanks, Jack! πŸ™‚

  • #234127

    paisley
    Member

    I have been off on vacation, but I am back with the same name. I am a bit lost, trying to find the threads I am after, but I hope to get the hang of it soon. Glad to see that so many people are back. I did miss the forum when it was down.

  • #234138

    ElbowRoom
    Member

    To Katha -I too found the Captcha not working for me. Tried repeatedly and did wrong each time. Thought perhaps it was me. But maybe it’s a bug. But once logged in (if you can solve that issue) the captcha fail doesn’t stop you from seeing activity because you are not blocked by it because you are in. (I think.)

  • #234143

    djk
    Member

    Captcha instructions tell you to type the two words. They do NOT tell you to type the two words as one word. Since Two words in a language have a space between them (otherwise they are ONE word), I tried it different ways repeatedly and after many attempts I finally got in, only for my password to not work. Then to request a new password I needed the captcha, again, which was a jolly hoot, again.

  • #234145

    Back as “rocket_scientist” instead of “mad_scientist” because my old user login would not work and there was no response from the administrators. It’s okay, sometimes a clean slate is a wonderful thing.

  • #234186

    Nina
    Member

    back… but very lost. And as I am very busy with other non-uncluttering things I haven’t had the time or patience to look for the posts I used to follow.

  • #234197

    Nora
    Member

    I’m also back with my old name. Right now I find the new forums to be a lot more cluttered and complicated than the old ones. But I guess I’ll get used to it. I hope that the admins fix what’s broken so that the amount of entries picks back up. The forums were always a huge motivator for my decluttering efforts.

  • #234207

    Boogie
    Member

    Hi – I’m new, not back, so I thought I’d say hello on here.

    I have constant battles with clutter – but I fight it all the time. Hope to get help and inspiration here. My worst clutter just now is the study and the back kitchen (utility room)

    πŸ™‚

  • #234209

    Charity
    Member

    Hello,
    I’ve been AWOL for ages, too much life getting in the way, but an email about these new forums prompted me to get back. Not sure if I can figure this out though…

  • #234220

    bonjovifan
    Member

    Hello, I’m back with a new identity.
    Formerly “Boxroom”, I couldn’t get back into that account, so created a new one. Hello again Unclutterers, it’s so good to be back! πŸ˜€

  • #234259

    Rosa
    Member

    Hi Boxroom/Bonjovifan.

    I’m back too but it turns out without someone else’s post to respond to, I don’t have much to say.

  • #234306

    DirtyBoy
    Member

    I am back but this new look is causing me the same anxiety that clutter does. I see it and all I can’t think is, “what a mess!” Where is the general forum?

  • #234308

    Sky
    Member

    I’m back. Same user name.

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