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Ian Rowland
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MC is a great forum. Well done. Some thoughts for you...



You use alternate backgrounds of light and dark green. Against dark green, the descriptive labels attached to the post icons (reply, quote etc.) are illegible. Maybe you could choose a different colour scheme, or change the colour of the icon labels/descriptors.



As far as I can see, there is nowhere in the Cafe which lists basic BBcode (e.g. underline, bold) which newbies might be interested in. Also, there is nowhere for practise posts for people who want to try out BBcode and see how it works.



For those who do want to use BBcode, or who just want to check against spelling flubs and typos, the option to preview posts before submitting would be useful.



When do I stop being labelled a 'New User'. I am anything but!
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Magicman0323
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Although I can’t help you out with the other stuff, thought you might like to check this out.



New user

1-100



Regular user

101-200



Loyal user

201-300



Veteran user

301-400



Elite user

401-500



Special user

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V.I.P

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Steve Brooks
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Ian, I'll try and answer your concerns the best I can. Smile



Newbies will find some answers to questions they may have by reading the "Welcome to the Cafe" forum, and the "Cafe Etiquette" area as well.



More information (Using BBcode, User Rankings, etc.) can be found in our FAQ section. The link is in the upper right of the forum screen. Smile



The thought of the 'Preview Post' option is one I am currently working on. Smile



As far as the color scheme is concerned, I've viewed the board on several different systems, and it really seems to vary.

I may offer users the option of choosing 'Different' color themes in the future, we'll have to wait and see.



The 'click-on' smilie option may not work if using a 'Mac' or 'Webtv', in that case you would need to type the actual 'Emoticon' code. All codes are listed in the FAQ as well. Smile



I hope this answers some of the questions that you and others have asked me. Smile
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