This forum was set up in a hurry, in the aftermath of a well-publicised decision, taken elsewhere.
In fact, from the domain being purchased to the community welcoming its first members was only a few hours.
This meant that many of the settings are at default, with only a few changes made, largely for security reasons and also ease of access. As a result, there is still a slight feel of a ‘work in progress’.
Thanks to those who have submitted suggestions on how the site can be improved, from UI tweaks to new categories to expand the topics for conversation.
Please keep these coming.
Here’s some of the changes made so far at community members’ request…
Some of you thought I had over done the increase in font size throughout the site. I’ve dialled this back a little bit and the consensus so far is that the site looks better for it.
Nope, I am not sure what Eintech is either, though it’s probably trademarkable. Somebody should probably buy that domain name quick.
Obviously creating a proper logo during the hasty site creation was low on the list.
Eintech’s replacement is nothing to write home about (and possibly looks a little TalkTalk ), but at least it’s readable and will do us for now.
Min post length
Many of you had wanted to respond to threads with short succinct responses. The minimum post character count of 20 prevented this.
It’s now 10 for replies with 20 for new threads. It’s always been 10 in DMs.
Change of language
When the site was launched, I positioned it as a welcoming new home for ‘refugees’ of the former Starling community.
Some members were troubled by the choice of the word ‘refugee’, and to be fair, I can understand this.
There is - rightly - a strong emotional response to words like this, and we need to make sure that nobody feels that we are trying to draw a correlation between those who are forced to flee for their lives from persecution… and a bunch of
geeky types people being told that they are no longer welcome to discuss banking matters at a particular URL.
The word ‘refugee’ should now be absent from ‘house’ posts, though members, as ever, are free to identify themselves as they wish.