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Frank Edgley

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  1. Sandy, the more I visit the forum, the less I like it. You are quite right about what you say. I've spent the last 20 minutes trying to find your post here, as I left it for a few minutes and couldn't find it again until now. Paul, with all due respects, this is a nightmare, and it's bound to get worse. Having been out of town for 10 days my mind is boggled at what confronts me. I don't have time to dig through the mase and my eyes just glaze over when I look at the Forum, now. Yes, it is more organised, but I much, much, much prefer the old format. Maybe I'm at the "bottom of the class" here, but after 32 years of teaching school I learned early on that if you "teach to the top of the class", you will lose the others. Definitely , I will visit the forum less, as I suspect others will. Not out of spite, but out of frustration, and "I-haven't-got-the-time-for-all-this" sort of feeling. This may affect wide participation (those who like it will continue) and ultimately and consequentially the value of the advertising those of us who support this site get from it.
  2. Yes, I'll be there. Glad to hear about the upgrades, although, for the first time I'll be staying in the more "elegant" digs. I may have one of the new 24 button models there as well as a 30 button model.
  3. The use of pseudonyms is not a desirable thing for me. Stange or "unreal" names I will, perhaps get used to, but I doubt it. When I see Jim Lucas's name or Goran's, I conjure up a mental picture of that person. He or she becomes real in my mind. Gender is usually evident. But how does one picture "squeezerperson", or "bellowsfool" in one's imagination, or indeed take it seriously? And what nefarious reasons does one have for concealing their identity, anyway?
  4. Not to be a troublemaker (at least that's what I would like to think of myself), but if it were put to a vote, I wonder what percentage of the members would like NOT to switch to this new style forum! Most us the comments re shortcoming of the new format I agree with. Regarding Paul's exhotations to "experiment" and try things out, some of us just have a few minutes a day to check out the forum, and have other things to do, like building concertinas, for example. One of my sons and one of my daughters are computer programmers and they find it hard to understand my reluctance to sit down and learn HTML, for example. Those who use computers as a lifestyle (or means of earing a living), usually find it difficilt to understand that most of us only consider computers a tool, not an end in itself. The easier to use, with the smallest learning curve, the better. Some forum members will have the time and interest to experiment. Others will just not contribute at all, or as frequently. As I've said before, this type of format is the reason that concertina.net is the only site I visit.
  5. I really don't like it!!! It's too compartmentalised. I much prefer being able to scroll down and see all the threads, the responses and who made them, all on one page. And what's with this user name c***. We've gotten along quite well without anonymity. Why start now and confuse things. My user name will be my name. Why hide it? This particular format is the reason I don't bother with other music/celtic sites. I was dismayed to see the forum, this morning! "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I'm sorry to be so negative, but I think this is a step backwards.
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