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    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Oops! Thanks, BobK. I think I have used "insist" wrongly. Sorry for that, its not my intention to demand anything. I used that because I had mentioned the colour before. I should have checked the definition of "insist" before writing it.

    What verb do you use when you are being repetitive and dont want to sound agressive?
    Repeat/say again/underline/emphasize... - often preceded by some sort of expression of modality (the way you feel about the repetition): 'I feel I should...' 'I'd like to ...'. (Ojo! Emphasize' con MPH )

    The word 'insist' can sometimes be used, so it's not really a false friend, just an unreliable one! It's rather formal, and it's typically used to repeat an assertion: 'I must insist that there was no conflict of interest'. But the 'insist that' format can be used as a sort of indirect imperative: 'I insist that there must be no talking after lights-out.'

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    "Is that possible?" I meant if it is possible to add the colour, not that they should do it because I like it. Im really sorry if that was interpreted in that way.
    No problem. (For what it's worth, I like your idea - though it sounds like a lot of work for Red5.)

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    Thanks for the useful expressions. Ill put them into practice to avoid possible misunderstandings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Thanks for the useful expressions. Ill put them into practice to avoid possible misunderstandings.
    Perhaps you meant 'persist'.

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    Default Re: Testing a new forum theme

    Has this new setup changed the log-in procedure in any way? I used to log in automatically, now that doesn't work. Also, yesterday, I lost a 20 min. reply to someone when I was logged in but, on posting, the server told me I wasn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Has this new setup changed the log-in procedure in any way? I used to log in automatically, now that doesn't work. Also, yesterday, I lost a 20 min. reply to someone when I was logged in but, on posting, the server told me I wasn't!
    I am afraid there have been some problems with the forum databases, but the technicians say that they have been sorted now. Many apologies for this.

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    I agree.
    Me three.

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    Default Re: Testing a new forum theme

    I don't like the fact that when you want to read anything (a post or a directory listing) there's a screen of inconsequential stuff getting in the way at the top; you always have to scroll down a page. (This doesn't apply just to the new look, but while you're re-designing...). I know you have to pay the bills though, and the advertisers wouldn't call their links 'inconsequential'.

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    Will the old design be always available in the future?

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    I'd rather go for a bit of contrast with the overwhite colour -why not greener? Nice shot anyway.

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    @birdeen's call - That's something I was planning on providing - setting the default to the new design but allowing users to select the old if they wished. This would probably only be practical for a time as it will be an overhead trying to support both versions. Once we have to migrate to the latest version of vB then all of the old designs will be incompatible anyway, so a forced change is on its way at some stage. Just depends when, and how.

    @philadelphia - Trying to keep a simple, clean design that allows attention to focus on the content, not the design, is the objective. Strong colours and bold designs will allways leave us with a divided membership since they are such subjective issues.
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