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Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. NEW SOFTWARE

Posted: March 3rd, 2009, 10:35 am
by Ann Harding
klondike wrote:Pity us Baby Boomers who, for the most part, learnt to drive on what we then called "standard transmissions" (now called manuals, 'cause they ain't the standard anywhere, anymore); over time, practically everything driveable got upgraded to an automatic transmission, and all of a sudden, the right hand's taking coffee breaks on the steering wheel, and ol' mr. left foot's got nothin' to do at all!

Did you know that the fee for advertising in newspaper is different whether you ask for a right or left page? Obviously they are aware that people will look first at right pages rather than left. :wink:

Completely Off-Topic: Well, I am a not a baby-boomer, but I also learn on a 'manual car'. They are still the norm over here in France whereas in the UK, people favor automatic! :wink:

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. NEW SOFTWARE

Posted: March 3rd, 2009, 11:03 am
by rudyfan
Jon
Thanks for all you do to maintain this wonderful board and community.
Donna

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. NEW SOFTWARE

Posted: March 3rd, 2009, 2:11 pm
by charliechaplinfan
In the UK were very much still a manual car nation, automatics only being favoured by the elderly.

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. NEW SOFTWARE

Posted: March 4th, 2009, 1:08 pm
by jdb1
Jon, the Big Blizzard of '09 kept me home, where I have no computer access. What a nice surpise to log in and see this sleek and attractive new format. This is one Baby Boomer who find this setup a lot easier to read. Thanks so much for your help and rescue.
Best regards from
Judith

PS - The posting times are still wrong and refuse to be fixed. Not a really big deal, but sometimes a bit confusing.

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. NEW SOFTWARE

Posted: March 4th, 2009, 1:26 pm
by jdb1
Sorry to be a pest, Jon, but I'm not of the Online Generation. Now that I've been on the site for a few minutes, I'm beginning to get a case of the Williwaws from those ever-present and ever-wiggling Smilies on the right. Do they have to keep grinning and rolling and crying and blushing in my face the whole time? It's really distracting. Is there a way to turn them off until I need them?

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. NEW SOFTWARE

Posted: March 7th, 2009, 10:21 am
by SSO Admins
jdb1 wrote:Now that I've been on the site for a few minutes, I'm beginning to get a case of the Williwaws from those ever-present and ever-wiggling Smilies on the right. Do they have to keep grinning and rolling and crying and blushing in my face the whole time? It's really distracting. Is there a way to turn them off until I need them?


I'm sorry, but not that I'm aware of, unless I turn off their use for the entire forum. If people want that, I'd be glad to do it -- I have an inherent loathing of smiley icons. I think they're hideous, but a lot of people love them.

I answered your other question about what all the new forum icons mean here.