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HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 1 Aug 2012 19:22

Rose - spot on :-)


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 1 Aug 2012 19:29

Rollo - are you spying on me? 'cos you have me spot on...

I am 50+

I work full time so I'm on here early in the morning, late at night and the weekends

I am not a technophobe but I like simplicity. I don;t want to change the colour scheme simply because GR are so blinkered they won't listen to anyone

I come on here to indulge my passion for FH and to have fun. GR have made my time on here "not fun". I had a similar issue with A..they introduced their "new search" which was the default and which I find (as horrible as the GR new tree) horrid. I told them I hated it and that I would not renew my basic membership unless they provided a fix that allowed me to choose their much superior old search. They did. I am now a worldwide member. A site that listens to its members. GR could do worse.


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 1 Aug 2012 19:37

Oh Gawd, here we go, another's not easy on the eye, this one.

My question to GR is.....
......WHAT in heck's name was wrong with the old colour scheme?


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 1 Aug 2012 19:40

K...nothing was wrong with it - that's why they changed it because if the members like it it can't be right - right?


VIVinHERTS Report 1 Aug 2012 19:53

Just got a hell of a shock when I logged on! It is rather bright on here, I hope they'll tone it down a bit. Haven't had time to explore yet but apart from the brightness it looks ok. I'll let you know later when I've had a nosey around.


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 1 Aug 2012 19:56

I have just had a thought - do Bright Solid have shares in Rayban????? :-)


Rambling Report 1 Aug 2012 20:03

well it's obviously NOT the case that GR is not abe to change the colour slightly because they have been doing so ! I had 'pop ups ' blocked and it just queried if I would allow them , which I did and have a variation on the colour :-S

The reply box did show pink before, and now it isn't :-S


Wend Report 1 Aug 2012 21:37

Thank goodness for your Sweet Williams, Rose, is all I have to say. Really cheers the page up :-D


aivlyS Report 1 Aug 2012 22:57

Well I have no ads on mine .


Rambling Report 1 Aug 2012 23:04

Wend, they are certainly bright against this background! They have lasted very well in the garden also :-D


Rambling Report 1 Aug 2012 23:06

So it does KenSE :-)


WhiffingSiggs Report 1 Aug 2012 23:15



Petef Report 2 Aug 2012 08:39

If this new set- up hurts your eyes, are you viewing the screen through reading glasses?................. they are just not good enough. Specs for computer use only are what should be used, certainly makes a difference Cheap enough if you buy them online, £10-£15, you don't have to pay any more.
Nobody is going to see you and perhaps laugh at your choice of cheap frames!


LadyScozz Report 2 Aug 2012 08:57

I wear "multi-focals" with "auto sunglasses".

They cost over $1000 Aus.

They are fine for every site except THIS ONE!

If I bought a pair of "computer glasses" they'd have to go on top of my own glasses!

Why should anyone have to buy special glasses, just to see this site?

I've had enough of the faffing about. :-P


Susan Report 2 Aug 2012 09:01

I just want my smiling faces back.

The word Emoticons is there but no faces for me

I did complain but they told me in a reply email to clear my Cache and that

should fix the problem but it did not.

Anyone got any idea how to get my icons back ...using windows 8 XP Home Add.


I suffer with Glaucoma and this site is now dangerously to bright for me,I see my eye spec on the 22nd will ask him for advise


Petef Report 2 Aug 2012 09:02

You don't need special glasses just to view this need these glasses for computer viewing of all sites!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Aug 2012 09:36

Both Phil and Estelle have posted on the following thread


Calvar Report 2 Aug 2012 21:20

Too bright for me. There should be an option to control the background screen colour. It is too bright to study my tree properly. Suspect this has been done to aid printing so that there are not too many colours but that could have been done differently. Reminded of the change to friendsreunited which is just a disaster. Friendsreunited was much much better the way it was before. :-(