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Customised Talk - a long overdue sticky to explain what the heck is going on!

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JustscreamMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-07 12:16:25

Dear Mumsnetters,

We have made a few enhancements to our humble offering, which will allow you to customise Mumsnet Talk and (God willing) get it just the way you like it by using the Active conversations links at the top of Talk pages. You can choose to read threads in different order, how many posts appear on your page (if you limit the posts per page it can make the page load more quickly), fiddle with the colours, choose how many posts in active conversations, select how many days your threads I'm watching lasts for, plus you can opt to ignore specific posts or topics willy nilly. Oh and there's a moonwatch too.

Our default look is slightly changed from old Mumsnet (or Mumsnet classic as we like to call it) but before anyone starts panicking, there is a Mumsnet Classic button just a click away for all you conservative, dyed in the wool MNetters who like it like it is and can't think why we wanted to mess with it anyway. (ie A "Change it back!" option, which given bitter experience we thought we'd introduce at the same time as change wink)

So do have a fiddle (ideally for at least ten minutes before you start wailing "Who, what, why, when") and if you have any problems/ishoos/suggestions then please do post them here and we promise to look at them.

Hope you like it - if you do - twas my idea - if you hate it look no further than the shed.

ps plse can you fill in our survey grin

JustscreamMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-07 12:19:52

ps I know this is a sticky quite yet but it will be shortly if JJ can figure out how to do it, and a little bit less shortly (i.e. when Tech wakes up) if she can't.

Wish I could do stickies [wistful emoticon]

sKerryMum Fri 26-Oct-07 12:23:29


[claps hands vigorously]


JoBangles Fri 26-Oct-07 12:30:06

Like the new name Justine grin

TheMassacredPoster Fri 26-Oct-07 12:33:09

yes - very seasonal Justine

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Fri 26-Oct-07 12:34:26

I like the from MN Coven part.

AitchTwoOh Fri 26-Oct-07 12:47:12

oh look, Justine can do stickies... <pats J's head>

Justine, Tech, it's all great! well done, must have been a power of work. grin

JustscreamMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-07 12:56:22

Wish I could Aitch sad - all JJ's work. Thanks for your thanks though smile.

TwigorTreat Fri 26-Oct-07 13:00:19

I think it's all fabulous dahlink.

I am particularly enamoured of the new spelling of 'customise' ... and would like to thank you for that particular change from the bottom of my pedantic heart (I could of course hear Tech swearing at me from his shed, but it had to be done)

AitchTwoOh Fri 26-Oct-07 13:00:54

(i bet it's just a question of pressing 'make this thread a sticky', you know. that JJ's just trying to keep him/herself in a job by making it all seem like magic).

AitchTwoOh Fri 26-Oct-07 13:01:29

i noticed that,twig, was it you who alerted him? thank you.

nailpolish Fri 26-Oct-07 13:04:14

oh please can someone tell me what a stickie is

im going out of my mind not knowing

AitchTwoOh Fri 26-Oct-07 13:08:02

don't tell 'er, Pike!

TwigorTreat Fri 26-Oct-07 13:10:45

I particularly love the fact that you can set it to not allow stickies grin

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 26-Oct-07 13:10:59

It's a duck, Nailpolish.

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 26-Oct-07 13:11:20

Except my non-sticky stickies option doesn't work hmm

ShowOfHands Fri 26-Oct-07 13:13:35

I object to the 'where do you live' part of the survey. I live in East Anglia. This is neither the Midlands, nor the South East. I begrudgingly put South East but this will prey on my mind for the rest of the day.


nailpolish Fri 26-Oct-07 13:15:51

still in the dark

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 26-Oct-07 13:19:14

Active conversations. Look at the top. There are 3 threads woth a yellow postit with a pin in it. They're stuck to the top of Active convos. They are stickies. If you look out of the corner of your eye, the pin/post it looks like a duck.

nailpolish Fri 26-Oct-07 13:19:55

oh blush


nailpolish Fri 26-Oct-07 13:20:37

i am squinting but i cant see the duck resemblence

at least i know what youre on about now smile

FunkyGlassSlipupandyouredead Fri 26-Oct-07 13:24:28

Thank you for changing the spelling of customise. I love the moon.

Only comment I would make is that perhaps a banner at the top of talk the day before the changes were made might have helped reduce panic of all of the old codgers regular posters who need time to adapt to changes like this grin

harman Fri 26-Oct-07 13:27:15

Message withdrawn

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 26-Oct-07 13:27:25

I couldn't see the duck either but now, when I'm reading something else I catch it out of the corner of my eye and it is a duck! Not when I look at it directly though. Bizarre.

AeFangedKiss Fri 26-Oct-07 13:36:35

what am I going to win now that I filled in you survey?

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