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Well, well, this should make things interesting

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AuntySherlock Report 21 Nov 2011 19:55

Phil has posted an updated blog, here is the link. I think I found it on announcements. I really like this new idea. If you read through his blog you will discover all the changes.

I love the ability to sort your messages. You make up your own folders and sort your messages into them. Really good idea when you are talking to someone on a particular subject over several weeks. DET and I have excharged photos and that works very well.

Go have a play, you won't break it.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 21 Nov 2011 13:33

Not sure about Archives, but you can create folders as you wish - it might be all the messages about a particular person/surname, or search, or even from one GR corresponder.

So far (before getting bored) I've made 2 - one for an ER search for a specific person, and the other about a set of PR which someone has access to. At least it means the messages are easier to find in the future, if needed.

As far as I'm concerned, for the more organised (which I'm not) it is a great advantage.


GoldenGirl1 Report 21 Nov 2011 13:20

Still have poppy which doesn't bother me as was late in getting it in the first place, but can't get int my threads!!!!

Emma x

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Joy Kentish Maid Report 21 Nov 2011 13:14

In the messages centre - the date on the right is normal size font but on the left showing to whom or from whom it was sent the text is much larger font :-S
There is nothing in archives; and the purpose of folders is?
And why is updates and privacy setting in the messages centre?

And the poppy is still visible.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 21 Nov 2011 12:51

All looks good to me:)



Elizabeth2469049 Report 21 Nov 2011 12:40

I like the idea of being able to subdivide into folders - on ancestry I have divided my messages into four basic families. It will make me go through several years of messages and delete a lot of false trails!


AnninGlos Report 21 Nov 2011 12:37

Tried control and F5 but that doesn't seem to work with Firefox. Never mind better than being too small.


AnninGlos Report 21 Nov 2011 12:34

Elizabeth they will be doing it gradually I expect, I still have mine too.

Thanks Estelle will try that.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 21 Nov 2011 12:33

Thanks Estelle. Mind you the larger print, while we get used to the changes, could be beneficial....saves worrying about an opticians appointment :-)


Elisabeth Report 21 Nov 2011 12:31


I haven't really investigated the Messages yet, but why have I still got my poppy, when other people haven't? I have logged out of the site and in again, and logged off the computer and restarted, and it is still there.

Elisabeth x


Estelle Advisor Report 21 Nov 2011 12:24

Hi everyone, if the font looks too large please press CTRL and F5 on your keyboard at the same time. That should do the trick.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 21 Nov 2011 12:06

Yes, the layout is different, but we'll get used to it. Thought it was the PC doing its pre-settling down bit after booting up - lol. Did you notice there are more options in the messages drop down box?

This is fun!


JoyBoroAngel Report 21 Nov 2011 12:06

my poppys gone now


AnninGlos Report 21 Nov 2011 12:03

Oh I am on ZA and I still have a poppy.


AnninGlos Report 21 Nov 2011 12:02

But is it just me or do you all get the lidt of messages in the in box in very large type? I like the idea of linking the messages and that works but the actual in box looks weird. Suppose I'll get used to it. :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 21 Nov 2011 12:02

Poppy leaf gone, and attachments with threaded PMs activated! A long as the servers can cope with it, that feature is going to be a real bonus. Folders? What folders? Back later :-)


Elisabeth Report 21 Nov 2011 11:46

I still have a poppy! I even logged off, and back in again, but it is still there. Perhaps it will be amended with a few holly leaves soon,


AuntySherlock Report 21 Nov 2011 11:40

Have you tried it yet. Send a PM with an attachment. Sort your messages into folders. Have all the messages from one person on view one after the other. Now that is a real bonus. I can now follow a conversation without having to jump between messages.

Hi Elisabeth. Yes it looks like the poppy has gone.


Elisabeth Report 21 Nov 2011 10:46

I hope, during the tweaking, they will remove the poppy!


AuntySherlock Report 21 Nov 2011 10:43

Message from GR re site unavailable from 11.00 am this morning while they upload some new features. Looking forward to seeing the new upgrade when it is available.