Welcome Aboard!

Marvin the MartianMarvin the Martian Administrator
edited February 28 in The Styx
Welcome to the new Ship of Fools!

We hope you like it here. Please feel free to post any comments, observations and impressions of the new software here. Note that actual problems should be posted on the snagging thread.
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  • Was completely painless getting on here. Do I have more posts than Mousethief?
  • So far, yes you do!
  • All aboard!
  • hatlesshatless Shipmate
    Nice font.
  • And the winner of the "First Non-H&A to Register Award" is.....

    A tie between @ferijen and @goperryrevs who both registered at 5:01 according to the software!
  • So far, yes you do!

    I'm sure it won't last.
  • ƒuddƒudd Shipmate
    Mmm. Shiny!!!
    Bon voyage, all.
  • Doc TorDoc Tor Hell Host
    Just don't make the place dirty, okay?
  • Oooh I feel all giddy. Sure I'll feel better after a tot of rum.
  • KyzylKyzyl Shipmate
    edited February 28
    That seems to have been too easy, but I'm here. Now, how do I get rid of that awful avatar I see?
  • Kyzyl wrote: »
    That seems to have too easy, but I'm here. Now, how do I get rid of that awful avatar I see?

    Upload an alternative picture to your profile.
  • Hi everyone! Lovely to be here.
  • RooKRooK Administrator
    edited February 28
    And so it was that Kyzyl had one of the leading post counts...
  • Here's an observation - At the time of registering, I had two browsers open (for the purposes of testing something that's nothing to do with the ship). One Google Chrome, one Internet Explorer, so no possibility of any cross over between them.

    I registered in Google Chrome. Got the "confirm your email address" message in Internet Explorer. Followed the "confirm" link from inside Internet Explorer, which opened a new tab in there. Got the "you have confirmed" thing, and I was then logged in anyway, without specifying the password in Internet Explorer.

    An interesting quirk, as I might one day want to log in on IE and it won't have saved the password, as I never needed it. Presumably the confirmation emails are "one shot" and can't be clicked again?
  • Presumably the confirmation emails are "one shot" and can't be clicked again?

    No idea, as I only used mine once!

    Interesting observation though.
  • BroJamesBroJames Shipmate
    edited February 28
    A little bit of delay getting on, but only because my mail client is rebuilding. Going to wander around and see what's what. When I posted did I just get a message that said 'Draft saved'?
  • Not altogether painless, but got here eventually. Adjusting to the new.
  • KyzylKyzyl Shipmate
    RooK wrote: »
    And so it was that Kyzyl had one of the leading post counts...

    I have a few hours free today, maybe I can get back to my oh so impressive old ship count?
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    Nice digs!
  • Presumably the confirmation emails are "one shot" and can't be clicked again?

    No idea, as I only used mine once!

    Interesting observation though.

    They are indeed - I just pasted it in to the other browser and got a message saying my address couldn't be verified. Bang goes that game of guessing random hashes to steal someone else's ID. Not that I'd ever do it, and nor am I surprised that the forum software doesn't allow it.
  • BroJames wrote: »
    A little bit of delay getting on, but only because my mail client is rebuilding. Going to wander around and see what's what. When I posted did I just get a message that said 'Draft saved'?

    I noticed that drafts seem to save very quickly while composing your post. Less than 60 seconds, certainly. Not sure if/when a subsequent draft is saved.

    Just hanging around on the edit on this post to see.....

    Waiting a bit longer

    Typing a bit more....

    Once per minute I think. Although not sure where the draft goes....
  • KyzylKyzyl Shipmate
    Kyzyl wrote: »
    That seems to have too easy, but I'm here. Now, how do I get rid of that awful avatar I see?

    Upload an alternative picture to your profile.

    Got it.
  • Ooooooh! My avatar works! Happy, happy!

    Now to snuffle around the decks and get used to all the new smells!
  • I see that there are smileys, but how... :smile: - ah, that answers my unasked question. I won't spoil it for other people by telling them the answer. :wink:

    Will there be others?
  • The look of the New Ship is WRONG! I mean, yes, it is attractive and the colours are calming and so far the layout seems decent. But it is different, so therefore wrong, Wrong, WRONG!
    I will get used to it. Eventually.
  • Successfully sailed from old to new. Just a bit of spray and a minor shoal to navigate. Glad to be aboard, and to see others. Kind regards to all!
  • I see that there are smileys, but how... :smile: - ah, that answers my unasked question. I won't spoil it for other people by telling them the answer. :wink:

    Will there be others?

    Just discovered that Barnabas has answered my question already in the BBCode thread.

    Oh look! :cookie:
  • Well, here I am....(wanders on deck, looking out carefully for pitfalls, obstructions, and traps....).

    Hmm. It'll take a bit of getting used to, but so far Is Not Outrage!

    IJ
  • Wow! Everything's so new and shiny! And I love the freshly-painted smell. Nice job, H&As!
  • I managed to survive the jump, but the comma in my user name did not, so no one get confused. (Also took an opportunity to update my avatar- I never really tired of Calvin Coolidge, as I still think we probably are cut from the same cloth, but I picked that one before I crossed from globalist libertarian to democratic socialist, so it didn't really fit me anymore.)
  • Hooray! Made it! Well done, guys and gals! May all your fabulous work pay off mightily! And the Ship sailed on......!
  • agingjbagingjb Shipmate
    I think I arrived.
  • I feel like I've left an old and leaky but beloved wooden boat for a new one with a steel hull. It's drier and safer, but I know I'll miss the old sounds.
  • Hello everyone, it’s nice to be back :smiley:
    The new forum looks great.

    Max.
  • Phew, made it! This is very nice indeed!!

    (Formerly Stejjie on the old ship)
  • Bother - left my avatar stored on a different computer. Oh well, will sort tomorrow.
    Glad to be here though, and that it was a painless transfer.
  • Well I seem to have managed to climb aboard. Everything looks ship shape and Bristol fashion. I'm sure I'll get my sea legs eventually!
  • AnnAnn Shipmate
    Carefully watching as the sides sway together and back and together and ... jump!
  • JapesJapes Shipmate
    edited February 28
    That was painless. Apart from the minor panic as to where my avatar was saved - all of 30 seconds.

    I also had a bit of confusion as I had both Chrome and Firefox open, as I was registering in Chrome, but the email I checked in Firefox, which is where I mostly use the e-mail I used. But it all seems OK.

  • Hello everyone, it’s nice to be back :smiley:
    The new forum looks great.

    Max.

    Welcome back. Try not to mess it up this time. :smiley:
  • ChelleyChelley Shipmate
    Made it! Now to sort my boots avatar out.
  • ZappaZappa Ecclesiantics Host
    Though I do think "forums" should be "fora" (and yeah I haven't got to the BBC code thread yet but picture Zappa rolling his eyes self-deprecatingly)
  • Hello all! Just settling into the new Ship with a decent GIN.
  • Catholic MaxCatholic Max Shipmate
    edited February 28
    Hello everyone, it’s nice to be back :smiley:
    The new forum looks great.

    Max.

    Welcome back. Try not to mess it up this time. :smiley:
    Hello everyone, it’s nice to be back :smiley:
    The new forum looks great.

    Max.

    Welcome back. Try not to mess it up this time. :smiley:

    I’ll be good. :smiley:

    Max.
  • I'm probably being stupid but how do I get into the private board I'm a member of? I used to have a saved link or use the link in a private message I got when I joined.
  • Hi - I got here! Didn't even notice the gangplank on the transition. Just need to import my avatar. See you on the snags thread.
  • HelenEva wrote: »
    I'm probably being stupid but how do I get into the private board I'm a member of? I used to have a saved link or use the link in a private message I got when I joined.

    You should be able to see it in the boards list (categories link at the top or side of the page). If y U can’t then it means one of us hasn’t made you a member yet. Which board are you after?
  • And the winner of the "First Non-H&A to Register Award" is.....

    A tie between @ferijen and @goperryrevs who both registered at 5:01 according to the software!

    ... and I tried so hard to be first :(
    [when did I register?] @Marvin the Martian
  • LinnetLinnet Shipmate
    Gosh look it's all new and shiny! *rushes round over-excitedly*

    Congratulations, captain and crew.
  • Qoheleth wrote: »
    And the winner of the "First Non-H&A to Register Award" is.....

    A tie between @ferijen and @goperryrevs who both registered at 5:01 according to the software!

    ... and I tried so hard to be first :(
    [when did I register?] @Marvin the Martian

    5:03 according to the software.
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