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If it isn't broken GR why fix it?

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AuntySherlock Report 26 Nov 2011 21:48

IGP. Then I am on the right track because I am running Windows XP and IE8.

AnnInGlos. I have often wondered why GR do not "advertise" their changes so we know what to expect. A simple list of upgrade details would enable those who are interested to take a look before having to deal with enhancements.

It could be stickied at the top of the Announcements board for a week or two before the actual upgrade occurs. Hmmmmm I can see a flaw in that idea. I wonder if GR know exactly what changes they will be making two weeks before they occur. Maybe three or four days before the release might be a more realistic time frame.

Chris of W. I share your frustration with washing machines. I will never, never buy a front loading machine again. I bought it to save water. It takes half the amount of clothes, takes twice as long to go through a cycle, and I can't chuck stuff in I have forgotten. So I am doing more loads, for a longer time and using more electricity. I know there is a short cycle but that really does not seem to work as well as the same time with a top loader. And I won't even mention washing quilts and woollens.


SylviaInCanada Report 26 Nov 2011 21:56


It wasn't the Bookmark on Firefox that was wrong

.............. the second attempt opened GR


SylviaInCanada Report 26 Nov 2011 21:59

on this morning's attempt to send Messages using Firefox as my browser ...................... one message would not open after 6 attempts.

I had to leave the Message Centre, go back to Home page, then re-enter Message Centre. The pm then opened first time.


SylviaInCanada Report 26 Nov 2011 22:03


re washing machines .................. I find that front loaders also crease the clothes much more than a top loader. Which means that one has to iron everything, even things that are "non-iron". More electricity being used .......... and more of my time.

I have in fact only used top loaders when in the UK. I would never ever buy one for myself.


CORRECTION:- I have in fact only used FRONT loaders when in the UK. I would never ever buy one for myself.

Thanks AS :-D

edited once, ca 3:-15 am


AuntySherlock Report 27 Nov 2011 03:08

Cedar plank flying back your way Sylvia. Pleas unconfuse me. You prefer top loading washing machines, or front loading washing machines.

Another gripe about front loaders, Mine leaks around where you put the powder in. It stands on a wooden box and because it always leaks the wood has swollen and the drawers in the box no longer open. A crack has formed down one side of the box and one day I will go into the laundry and washing machine will be resting against the trough. Please hasten that day so I can go buy a proper one.


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Nov 2011 03:21

sorry for confusing you, AuntyS

I have corrected my statement

I LIKE top loaders. Do NOT like front loaders


AuntySherlock Report 27 Nov 2011 06:48

Ha, thank you. I was beginning to think my marbles were rolling around in a front loader.


Countrymouse Report 27 Nov 2011 08:35

Ah, washing machines, absolutely right.


AuntySherlock Report 27 Nov 2011 08:52

I need to add an apology to my post of 26 Nov 2011 21.48. GR do indeed advertise their new releases. They are as I suggested on the Announcements board, in great detail, together with changes and fixes to bugs.

Sometimes I open my mouth before I put my brain into gear.

My apologies to Phil and the team.


StrayKitten Report 27 Nov 2011 09:21

i wasnt keen when it first came in, but now im used to it its ok,
things have to move on and change wether we like it or not,

give it some time, everytime GR changes people are up in arms, but we soon get used to the changes, infact i cnt even remeber what GR was like when i frist joined,

and if ya really cant get used to it then, there is other sites and forums you could use :-D


InspectorGreenPen Report 27 Nov 2011 10:38

You can also go directly to Phils Blog to see details of software releases using the link below. They have been on there since August.


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Nov 2011 23:18


my problem with GR is not the changes, but the fact that every time they introduce changes ...... they don't work properly!

and we have to struggle to get GR to really pay attention to our problems, and/or find our way around the problems.

There's something half-a**ed about that! :-D



ChrisofWessex Report 27 Nov 2011 23:20

Thank you Sylvia.