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Old 27-02-2017, 16:02   #61
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

DS went downhill as soon as it was taken over and based in the US. Thats when all the reality nonsense took over.

Also certainly not the best of friendlist forums on the internet. I frequent a lot of other places that have better forums.
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Old 27-02-2017, 19:26   #62
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Already on this site the page numbers of the threads are tiny and hard to click. Hurry back DS!
Looks like they are back, and running on Vanilla (So nice small page numbers ).
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Old 27-02-2017, 19:44   #63
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Had to turn emails off, no option for only one email for thread updates.
was getting flooded with emails for every new post, incompetent.
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Old 27-02-2017, 21:32   #64
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My eyes hurt...
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Old 27-02-2017, 21:54   #65
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

It now reopen...

I hope Cable Forum don't go for that look - too much white and some of the TEXT is too big.
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Old 28-02-2017, 16:38   #66
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

It looks awful as if it was done as a primary school IT project
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

Damn it is pretty awful

Then again, why do I care. This is the only forum I've ever been active on so I'm probably expectant of it being as basic and easy to use as possible, the best part of CF is just how simple it is.
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Old 01-03-2017, 20:00   #68
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

.. and we intend to keep it simple for as long as is practical.
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

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Damn it is pretty awful

Then again, why do I care. This is the only forum I've ever been active on so I'm probably expectant of it being as basic and easy to use as possible, the best part of CF is just how simple it is.
Very simple as you say and l hope they will keep it that way.
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

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LOL, I can only guess you dont get around many forums.


Well if thats your only concern, I'm glad you like it here.

You do realise that once DS comes back, its going to be different software, not what you are used to, so page numbers may be the least of your worries.
The problem of clicking on a thread, it then jumping up/down and your click being used on an entirely different thread remains.

Also, it seems to take forever to load some links. At times I've had to close the site and start again because of this (unless it's just me).

I think it could be the adverts that are now placed in between some posts that cause the problem whilst taking forever to load.

Are these the issues that you mean Paul?
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Old 03-03-2017, 20:23   #71
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

I never mentioned any specific issues.

After it came back, I went to look around and after a few minutes it locked Firefox up and crashed it, not wasted my time again since.
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I never mentioned any specific issues.

After it came back, I went to look around and after a few minutes it locked Firefox up and crashed it, not wasted my time again since.
That's why I asked; I use Google Chrome and it's not working properly since the upgrade.
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

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I am baffled by the DS bashing. There are elements of the site which have been badly run, HOWEVER the forums are the best on the entire internet. Where else can you see such a comprehensive selection of different forums together, which are easy to read and get a lot of use? General, gaming, movies, broadcasting, music, movies, advice and even more specialist ones.

Now, the adverts are becoming a huge problem across the board. (snip)
Some of us were part of DS from the beginning, even before it became DS. Even before the before, became DS....

We don't bash it for no reason, a bit like any break up, you really miss something that was a part of your life. We miss what it was, that's what makes us so angry.

I agree it's still an excellent collection of topics, but the whole emphasis of the wider site changed.

DS was originally a anorak site to talk about broadcasting, satellite tv etc and each "owner" of each part of the site filled it with news. It was excellent.

What DS became is a celebrity dominated non-anarak site to try and appeal to the masses. Well, all the masses that like all the celeb rubbish, I don't.

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It now reopen...

I hope Cable Forum don't go for that look - too much white and some of the TEXT is too big.
I like big text, but the white makes my eyes bleed.

It is though, an improvement on the previous look.

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Damn it is pretty awful

Then again, why do I care. This is the only forum I've ever been active on so I'm probably expectant of it being as basic and easy to use as possible, the best part of CF is just how simple it is.
I am starting to understand myself that its harder than it looks keeping things "simple"... But that really is the key. Forum sites should be nice to look at and and simple to use. If you want people to spend their leisure time on them, that is.

I think with this site (I'm starting to understand more about the mechanics of such things) is heavily modified which would have cost the owner a small fortune, unless he's done it all himself.

So, simple to use, but not quite so simple under the bonnet.
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I think with this site (I'm starting to understand more about the mechanics of such things) is heavily modified which would have cost the owner a small fortune, unless he's done it all himself.
This site is maintained (and modified) by me.
The only costs are the actual costs of the servers to run it.
Those costs are covered by the small number of ads you [may] see.
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Re: Digital Spy may be closed or downsized.

The ability for users to vote up/down posts has hit problems already.

At first some members were homing in on particular people's posts and downvoting them, which led to bans/infractions.

The problem continued, so the facility has now had to be suspended.
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