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 Post subject: Re: Latest Articles
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2009 15:33 
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Just so you know....

The actual reading space on the Forum is exactly the same as before if not slightly bigger. It's just left and not centre. The right hand 'Latest Articles' plus ads column is the same width in total as the ads that used to be on each side.

The aim is to get more forum people going round the site. :)


So it's all a trick of the eye, now that's just sneaky MrsC :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2009 19:59 
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kathrync wrote:
The aim is to get more forum people going round the site. :)


I think this is a good idea. It'll certainly work for me. I only ever look on the Forum and never look at the rest of the site :oops:

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009 08:30 
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I understand the reasoning but (shoot me now :lol: ) I still find it irritating :roll:

The forum members make up a small part of the site so do we all really need to look at every article?
I always look through most of the homepage when I have time.
The homepage and competition members aren't being 'forced' to join the forum by having that take up a chunk of the pages they are looking at iyswim

**Julie stands back and waits for the firing squad** :lol:


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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009 08:50 
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The homepage and competition members aren't being 'forced' to join the forum by having that take up a chunk of the pages they are looking at iyswim

**Julie stands back and waits for the firing squad** :lol:


That's very true Julie. We have been told on several occasions that they are just as much part of the site as we forum users are (this is normally when someone has commented on a non-forum user winning a comp!! :D ) I know on the home page and the competition page there is a small part about the current posts in the forum but not taking up as much of the page as the latest articles.

Having said all that it hasn't really bothered me and as I said it might make me take a look around the site but obviously quite a few of you don't like it and I understand why. OMG haven't I waffled - hope it makes sense :D

** Hayley runs to hide behind Julie in case of firing squad** :lol:

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009 11:02 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: at the firing squad!

I think it looks more overpowering than before because its all at the one side making it appear like its taking up nearly half of the space (even though, as you said Kathryn, it's about the same size as before, just one one side instead of both!)
It's not really bothering me that much tbh but it is quite 'in yer face', which, I suppose, is the point!! :lol: I think it's a good idea to have it there, although I do think it could be a bit smaller *Lou jumps on the bandwagon of those hiding to avoid the firing squad* :lol:

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009 11:15 
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Do you know what I've changed my mind - I'm fed up of seeing 'Your Sex Life After A Baby' everytime I read a post :lol: :lol:

**Stands in front row with Julie to face firing squad** :lol: :lol:

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Do you know what I've changed my mind - I'm fed up of seeing 'Your Sex Life After A Baby' everytime I read a post :lol: :lol:

**Stands in front row with Julie to face firing squad** :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009 13:05 
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Bear in mind EVERY page of the site has been redesigned so the latest articles colum isn't just on Forum pages. People who used to just go to competitions are now moving around a bit. People who only used the Ovulation Calendar are now looking at other pages. People who only went to Bump Timeline and Pregnancy Advice are now reading the News and Features. And so it goes.....

So far in just a couple of days it's had a huge impact on the way site visitors use the site. Believe it or not more are browsing , if not yet posting, on the Forum too now that the link is on the top and 'Latest Forum Posts' are on every page.


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It's really good it's had such a huge impact and I'm sure we'll get used to it BUT please could you swap the order of the articles around so I don't constantly have to see 'Your Sex Life After a Baby' - seems to always be next to the post I'm reading!!! :lol: :lol:

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