Wheres the Chat

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by div, May 24, 2010.

  1. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    Wheres the chat at ... not that my opinion matters but I def dont like the change... I know it takes alot of work to change things around but I cant even find posts started by me I gotta surf through all my posts ... sry no like
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I believe they said that there isn't chat through this format but they are working on getting a chat through something else.
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    If you click advanced search and search your username it brings up all threads that you started first then all post. and you can chat here http://www.chatzy.com/265566000245
     
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  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Try reading a few of the "How To" wikis and learn some of the features or ask questions before slamming the platform
     
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hang in there Div there is going to be a learning curve for us all but in a few weeks/months we will all be fine and we will love it. I am struggling with finding some things as well but I am getting there. If you are really hurting to find something start a post and someone will help you out.
     
  6. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    is there a way we can make chat link a sticky???  ok I'm new and never had time to get used to the old format..but I don't like it..that is not to say I won't ever like it, I mean it did take me almost all my childhood before I began to enjoy broccoli..hopint this don't take as long
     
  8. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Everyone's opinion matter here[​IMG]

    I have asked the moderators and admins to be on double duty for the next bit to make sure that your questions and concerns get the attention they deserve.

    I am still learning as well.

    If you are having trouble finding something just ask and we will do our best to get you an answer. If we don't know, we'll go straight to the software design team for an answer.

    Hang in there!!
     
  9. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I plan to have the software design team place a link to chat in the top bar (or somewhere prominent) but I want to make absolute sure of what we are going to use going forward.

    Chatzy may end up being it but I want to make sure that we use it for a few days and that it meets our needs before making a design change.
     
  10. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Definitely a big change but as was said try to give it time and post the things you don't like. Some of them may be able to be changed or work arounds exist.

    We are definitely looking for constructive criticism.

    Ron
     
  11. suthrngrllr

    suthrngrllr Fire Starter

     Sorry but I don't like the new site design. Just my honest opinion. Too hard to find things, even my signature was changed, no picture there anymore.
     
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  12. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    It won't remain difficult. It's like the first time I went to the Tulsa zoo.. I had to study the map and walk around in circles trying to find the animals I wanted to see. The map is not to scale and it was a little tiring.

    Now that I am a zoo member and we go 8-10 times each year, I love knowing exactly where to go, where all the good vending carts are and right where the restrooms are, etc.

    I understand that you are finding it "too hard to find things" but that is something very fixable. Give yourself a little time and you might find that you have changed your mind about how difficult it is.

    Maybe not.. but I do appreciate your feedback.
     
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  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Click on the "Wiki" tab at the top then click on "Browse All Wikis" near the top and there are some good tutorials there on how to use the new platform. Once you figure it out you will find it has lots of features that are better.
     
  14. suthrngrllr

    suthrngrllr Fire Starter

    Oh I'm not going anywhere, I like it here...lol. I guess I'm like a lot of others just not crazy about changes; but it will get easier with time I'm sure.
     
  15. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    It will be fine,,, it will take time to figure out and I guarrantee I will grumble about it. Having been part of a similar site transformation a few yrears ago everything said here is ritht on line with issues that crept up then.

    A agree hope ya make chat work as that is where i spend the bulk of my time.

    While we are asking questions how can I make the windows larger so i can read the print?
     
  16. I'm fairly new to forums and all, but I seem to be doing OK just wandering around and looking behind this door and that wall and seeing what's in there, etc.  I like it, but then again I sit for hours staring at burning embers and I listen to Rock-N-Roll!

    [​IMG]
     

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