Today I have made quite a lot of alterations to this site. The main one that you will notice is the updated theme that we are now using, which has a nice clean look about it. The only problem that I have met with it so far is that the theme does not have a footer to the pages, and as this is where the members’ chat room resided, I have made the chat room into a page of its own. This can now be found under the ‘Forums’ menu.
Having made the changes, I am certain that there will be a few teething problems with some of the functionality of the site, so please make me aware of any glitches that you find, and I will see what I can do to get them fixed.
Tonight I have introduced another chat room which is easier to find. This can be found by putting your mouse over the ‘Forums’ menu and then clicking ‘Chat Room No.2 – The Lounge’. Another way of entering is to follow this link.
From here, you will be able to see the ‘Lounge’ chat room and, by scrolling down the page, you can also visit the ‘Public Bar’ where I can be found cleaning the ashtrays! Hope that some of you will come and join us soon! Remember that only members can see these rooms and join in the chat, and I have full control over any offensive behaviour. Here we have a place that you can relax and meet new friends.
Now that we have introduced the Forums and Groups system on this site, we are starting to see a lot of Spammers coming on here and leaving their advertisements for lots of various interesting products which, unfortunately, are not in the slightest related to our company.
Owing to this, I have decided to restrict membership so that I have to approve any applications before you can start leaving comments, joining groups, chatting, or making use of our forums. As I am on here most of the time, I don’t see that this will cause any problems to anyone, as acceptance will be pretty quick for all genuine requests.
Those of you who are already members might like to join some of the groups and leave messages, or even chat with us in the chat room. I hope to see more of you joining in shortly.
Owing to the limitations of the newly-introduced forum system of communication, I have now added a small chat room at the bottom of each page which will allow logged-in members to talk to each other in real time.
The forum and group system will continue to be used for their ‘proper’ purpose. i.e. leaving messages for each other when other members are not present.
I will be writing more on how to use the new facilities once I have ironed out the teething problems. In the meantime, you might like to join me and help test out the new functionality!