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  • I really like this design, wow

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  • I like the design but I don't like the logo

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The design is eerily similiar to another diabetes forum I participate on...
 

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One simple but vast improvement you could make is to change the date format. As you say on another thread, this is an international forum; but the date format is currently American (mm-dd-yyyy), which I think is used in less than 10% of the world.

It would be a good idea to either change the format to International (yyyy-mm-dd), or display the months as names rather than as numbers. Either one would avoid the ambiguity of such dates as "2/3/2008", which (as you probably know) is 2 March to us in Europe (but 3 February in the Americas).
 

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Odd -- I came here because I'm subscribed to this thread and was informed by email of a post by "suirtyiterakek", but said post seems to have been and gone!

And the bad date formatting still hasn't been corrected, despite the fact that anything country-specific is inappropriate for an international site, especially if it causes other problems such as ambiguity. (I've noticed that I may have made a mistake of my own; I said "the Americas", but I've since heard that some parts of Canada use European format.)
 

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Hi Robert:

In regards to your question about the post by "suirtyiterakek", it has been removed. It had nothing to do with your post or with anything to do on this Forum actually. If on the other hand, you have bad credit and need a loan, I will be Happy to forward the deleted post and links to you.

As far as the date, to my knowledge, that is the one that was included in the program which is used here. I shall check it again to make sure, for you.
 

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In regards to your question about the post by "suirtyiterakek", it has been removed. It had nothing to do with your post or with anything to do on this Forum actually. If on the other hand, you have bad credit and need a loan, I will be Happy to forward the deleted post and links to you.
Ah, one of those posts. I don't need that information, but if anyone reading this needs Viagra or Cialis (whatever that is) or a university degree (no studying needed), I have plenty of stuff I could forward to them. ;) On the other hand, chances are they've received it already. :D
 

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Ah, one of those posts. I don't need that information, but if anyone reading this needs Viagra or Cialis (whatever that is) or a university degree (no studying needed), I have plenty of stuff I could forward to them. ;) On the other hand, chances are they've received it already. :D

Ah yes, one of those posts. Viagra and Cialis?...oh, those are encyclopedia's.


On the other hand, chances are they've received it already. :D
I'm evidently lacking. I haven't seen any in a long time. I feel neglected. ;)
Oh well....onward and upward. Have a Good day Robert.
 

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And the bad date formatting still hasn't been corrected, despite the fact that anything country-specific is inappropriate for an international site, especially if it causes other problems such as ambiguity. (I've noticed that I may have made a mistake of my own; I said "the Americas", but I've since heard that some parts of Canada use European format.)

Hey Robert:

Merien viewed your post and sent this back:

merien said:
I changed the time settings but it could be this only affects new users and you have to set the setting manually in your own account. New settings are:

dd-mm-yy date display
24:00 time display

GMT = forum time

Thanks for your comment,

Merien
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You must be Very observant Robert. I didn't notice the date problem. Just now, I randomly picked out 3 bills from our stash :D. All are Canadian companies. I noticed ALL 3 bills had different dating formats.

1. 2008-08-14
2. 05-AUG-08
3. August 28, 2008

Hmmmm...The rest of the world obviously confuses us. :D I grew up learning the 3rd format and will always use that one.

Thanks.
 

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I would like to see what Bob would do to this site and now I would think that he has quite a hand full of sites to look after. :) So he is a busy guy. As for designing this forum I am not that much of a genius to make this a winner so I would need some help on inspire Bob & me to make this a welcoming site to those who have this wretched disease and get life rock and jump again. ;)
Note, I would like to see some differences from the other similar site since that the site name is very similar that I know. :)
 

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Great job ,colors are perfect ,easy to read .Every thing is clear.Keep on the good work .Bye Richard
 

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Great!!!

Congratulations Bob, I have had the surprise just now and the new logo is great and the layout is also good as the contrasting factor is easy to read. Great work has being done. :D:D:D
 

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Fantastic!!!

Bob, the layout is superb! I thought I had clicked on the wrong site. The use of brilliant colors and every aspect of your new design is wonderful. Even the new logo is super. Congratulations on a job well done.

Richard
 

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Bob, the layout is superb! I thought I had clicked on the wrong site. The use of brilliant colors and every aspect of your new design is wonderful. Even the new logo is super. Congratulations on a job well done.

Richard
Thanks for your great comments Richard. It has been a week of hard work but the initial feedback has been great and I'm proud of where we are.

Thanks
Bob
 

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Great work, I love the look and feel.

As to the date format, I am a moderator at another site, and I can tell you that while 70% of the world may use the other date format, 70% of the posters are from the US, at least on that forum. Perhaps it is due to greater chance of access to the internet, I don't know.

Certainly a preference you set is the way to do it.

-Lloyd
 

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Great work, I love the look and feel.

As to the date format, I am a moderator at another site, and I can tell you that while 70% of the world may use the other date format, 70% of the posters are from the US, at least on that forum. Perhaps it is due to greater chance of access to the internet, I don't know.

Certainly a preference you set is the way to do it.

-Lloyd
Hi Lloyd,
Thats a very valid point and I have now updated the date format.
Thanks for your kind comments too.
:)
Bob
 

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Hello Bob:

Okay granted, I didn't need that Big of a shock this early in the
morning AND I also checked to see if I was on the right Forum
but you have indeed created a Fabulous New Forum as you said
you would. I particularly like the Cool colours, pictures and Logo.
It really livens this Community up. Congrats, you've Impressed!! :)
 

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Cool!!!

Bob is cool and the site is HOTTT!!! :)
 
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