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  • #21
    Ah, come on, Krsywyn, it's winter time. Shouldn't everyone's nog be sweaty?

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    • #22
      Ick! Moist, yes. Sweaty, no!

      Ooops! Did I just hear the alarm thing go off?
      muhahahahaha

      ~Kryswyn~
      "Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo"
      ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
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      "Life is merrier with a terrier!"

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      • Original Poster

        #23
        When the switch will actually happen is still TBD. The new layout means I have to change some graphics around and stuff. So it will just depend on how long it takes me to get that done.

        It will probably happen today or tomorrow.

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        • Original Poster

          #24
          OK folks, hang onto your hats... things may look a little goofy while I switch us over to the "new look" and try things out. Just bear with me for a little while, OK? This will probably take a half-hour or so...

          And if things look horrendous, I'll fix them, I promise. The only way I can tell if things work is to go ahead and do them... and then fix them later.

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          • #25
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Erin:
            OK folks, hang onto your hats... things may look a little goofy while I switch us over to the "new look" and try things out. Just bear with me for a little while, OK? This will probably take a half-hour or so...

            And if things look horrendous, I'll fix them, I promise. The only way I can tell if things work is to go ahead and do them... and then fix them later. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            You scared the crap out of me! I was replying to something and all of a sudden EVERYTHING changed! I thought I was seeing things

            Looks good Erin

            My karma ran over your dogma.

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            • #26
              OK, I admit it, I'm just trying this out to see how it works, but I was reading a long thread, and when I came back to the main Off Course page, bingo!!! new look!!!
              You've been busy, Erin!
              Lots of new buttons. eep.
              The big man -- my lost prince

              The little brother, now my main man

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              • #27
                That scared the snoodles out of me! I was reading the long thread about sueing trainers and poof! the board changed! Not to mention it took me awhile to find the reply button.
                Sooo... where the new Graemlins?

                -Anne, the sister of a PrettyFilly and searching for the PerfectHorse-
                "I'm not insane...I just compartmentalize!"

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                • #28
                  Man, I was gone for about 36 seconds and POOF!! The powers to be said the magic word...COOL!

                  "Practice does not make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect" - Christilot Hansen
                  "I'll allow the baby-eating silliness, but y'all can't just ramble on about everything under the sun out here." - Erin
                  Nothing worth having comes easily.

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                  • #29
                    Oh Snikies. Now I made it really wide. Wha'd I do?

                    -Anne, the sister of a PrettyFilly and searching for the PerfectHorse-
                    "I'm not insane...I just compartmentalize!"

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                    • #30
                      Erin,

                      This new style is difficult to read. Even with the Internet window maximized, you can't see all of the text

                      DCRiotGrrl
                      *************************
                      DCRiotGrrl

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                      • #31
                        I think it got wider because of the length of the "Location" description...could just be me though..lol

                        "Practice does not make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect" - Christilot Hansen
                        "I'll allow the baby-eating silliness, but y'all can't just ramble on about everything under the sun out here." - Erin
                        Nothing worth having comes easily.

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                        • #32
                          Oh, My! Look what has happened

                          ~&lt;&gt;~ Remember, the Ark was built by a rank amateur; the Titanic was built by a team of experts~&lt;&gt;~

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                          • #33
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DCRiotGrrl:
                            Erin,

                            This new style is difficult to read. Even with the Internet window maximized, you can't see all of the text

                            DCRiotGrrl<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            Yupp, I've got the same problem.

                            Overall, I like it alot!

                            Chelsea

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                            • #34
                              Glad I'm not the only one having problems reading some posts, I have to scroll to the right to read everything, but it's not on all the pages. This is going to take some getting used to.

                              "I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay"
                              - Dave Matthews

                              "We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere."
                              - Tim McGraw
                              "The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until the children are in bed" UK

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                              • #35
                                Yikes... I keep having to scroll... and scroll... and scroll some more!

                                -The next time you are annoyed at someone, remember, It takes 42 muscles to frown, and only 4 to reach up and smack them upside the head!-

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                                • #36
                                  Better? I shortened my Location

                                  -Anne, the sister of a PrettyFilly and searching for the PerfectHorse-
                                  "I'm not insane...I just compartmentalize!"

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                                  • Original Poster

                                    #37
                                    Folks, please READ my message above... this is a work in progress. I will fix the screen width, but you gotta give me a few minutes...

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                                    • #38
                                      YAY - the new toys are here!

                                      So far everything seems to be working on my puter.



                                      BarbB

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                                      • #39
                                        Erin, I have another question... when you click on the little symbol below "BB Guide" underneath your username, it says "AIM does not support status" what does that mean?

                                        -The next time you are annoyed at someone, remember, It takes 42 muscles to frown, and only 4 to reach up and smack them upside the head!-

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                                        • #40
                                          We ARE going to get a drop-bar back at the bottom of the page to go from forum-to-forum, right? I flip forums lots and always use that. Going through the lobby takes to long.

                                          -Anne, the sister of a PrettyFilly and searching for the PerfectHorse-
                                          "I'm not insane...I just compartmentalize!"

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