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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Administrator, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    thanks got it .. :)
     
  2. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    My only request is to keep it simple as with eyes on my 2 kids at the same time as blogging can be very stressful but necessary! No me time so this the only way I can participate.
    At first glace I liked I knew who I was conversing with (type too.) However it should be voluntary as to which status you would like to be labelled. Maybe allowed to be editted on profile for example?
     
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  3. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Not sure what you mean? If you mean I could set the monochrome version and posts would remain monochrome regardless of what others set as the colour of their text that would enable me to read all posts.
     
  4. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I see too. Thanks :)
     
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  5. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Also, if profile is set as 'hidden', surely the diabetic status should not have been shown in new labelling without prior notice?
     
  6. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Can we make sure that people that are not logged in and just reading cannot see the type, i.e., the field is only available to registered members
     
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  7. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
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    We'll get the tech guys started on this tomorrow.

    75% of people read the forum for 6-12 weeks before they join - just worth bearing in mind (but I do agree, it makes sense that registered members would see it).
     
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  8. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
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    That's something that the guys were working on towards the end of today, it should be live tomorrow. (For the meantime, you can choose 'Prefer not to say'.)
     
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  9. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Thanks just a little worried about bots etc. that will be able to mine the data (esp as I didnt realise the name field was going to be username but it is too late to change now as too many know me now)
     
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  10. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Nobody has commented on your mention of previously banned members being allowed to rejoin.
    Can you explain further, @Administrator?
     
  11. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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  12. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Almost want to choose 'I do not have diabetes', but that would be tempting fate!
     
  13. Administrator

    Administrator Family member · Well-Known Member
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    Well, technically, should there be a choice for 'Type 2 in remission'? Or similar?
     
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  14. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    For what it's worth .. The banning is a big emotive subject ... Can be harmful at times , patronising at times ..
    But sometimes .. Perhaps just a bit of time out might be needed .. Many reasons cause many different reactions .. And less power of the ban button at times .. Might be nicer .. Members and moderators are all working for the same cause .. So a bit of kindness and understanding from all .. Would be nice .. Not saying there isn't .. Must add ..

    Well it's Christmas , miricules might happen :rolleyes: but I need to give that more thought now you have mentioned it ..
    I will have to ask Santa ..

    @Administrator

    I did not understand the family label .. I do now I have found it .. No harm meant .. Thought you just meant family like a member of one .. Had not seen the list untill tonight, of the choices .. On the list ..
     
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    #74 Kat100, Dec 21, 2015 at 9:56 PM
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  15. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Thrust me - I am :)

    edit: lol trust not thrust
     
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  16. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Now, now. Don't tempt me........
     
  17. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    yes, but only for those members who choose to display their status. Anyone who has private profile setting should not have status displayed without prior agreement.
     
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  18. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I use the monochrome/grey option, and I can also now see the type under the user names. Thank you for sorting that. I think having the type visible is a good thing. It should stop some of the inappropriate advice we sometimes see on threads.

    Whatever happens with the upgrade, PLEASE keep it simple. I personally dislike the ideas of colours anywhere other than avatars of course. Why do folk think they are necessary? I fail to understand, but as I never really look at the main forum page (I just use Recent or New Posts unless I wish to start a thread) it wouldn't bother me very much.

    As for permanently banned members coming back, it really depends on why they were banned. There are one or two I can think of who should never be allowed back, but on the other hand there are some that should.
     
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  19. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    More than just a like - ability to dislike, agree, disagree through buttons

    The "dislike" I dislike .... a lot .... too confrontational for me and invites an argument where it might not be intended. The "disagree" is entirely different however.

    Labels are contentious as well (not that I care that much) so as with everything, there's always preferences and objections.
     
  20. SunnyExpat

    SunnyExpat Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Dislike - if you can't say something nice......,

    Could see that button followed by a lot of ex members in a very short time.
     
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