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03 Nov 2012 02:08 #2 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Hal
What is the go is this the new ongoing site or is the old one going to be kept going as well as it now seems to be back working?
Peter

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03 Nov 2012 16:16 - 03 Nov 2012 16:18 #3 by Hal Harvey
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Peter, this will be the new OKA site, and the original one will be progressively (though fairly rapidly) closed as the transfer of all information to this one is completed. It will take a while for all members to become aware of this one. There will also be a re-naming of this one in the near future; at the moment it's hosted under James' own site; so a lot of desirable internal links here won't be added in until that process is complete.

Don't stress if you see stuff that needs fixing at this early stage - we're all still learning this new software and there are plenty of changes being made.

Principal advisor to the Minister for Tourism, Liza Harvey MLA
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04 Nov 2012 14:31 #4 by Joseph Baz
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Thanks for the new site guys,It looks great|
Cheers,Joe

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04 Nov 2012 14:57 #5 by PeteFox
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Congratulations and thankyou to Hal, David and James.
The new site looks great.
Pete

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05 Nov 2012 11:44 - 05 Nov 2012 11:48 #6 by Hal Harvey
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Thanks guys. I've added on a few members myself, and others have created their own memberships, but one thing I may have stuffed up for some of the ones I've added is leaving you in the wrong time zone - if you're not in WA anyway. I did get some right. To change that if need be, and other settings and information, requires you to first log in, and then go to Profile...





... and then to Edit...





... and once you've made the changes and additions that you want, click Save at the bottom.

While editing your profile you also have the opportunity to change or add an avatar image - the small pic that appears over on the left there. I've used the one from the old site for all the members I've added who already had one, or found a pic of their OKA for those who didn't if I could, but there were a few I had to leave blank.

There is also the opportunity to add 'Personal Text' - but I'd rather you didn't - that goes under the avatar pic and makes an already-long side bit even longer; but then right down the bottom of the same area is 'Signature', which is a good thing - saves you typing in the same sign-off on each post - better to use that, but please keep it to simple text and a link if you want, no pics or distracting stuff. It goes where mine says ... Hal and Liza OKA 260

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06 Nov 2012 06:27 #7 by Paul Scherek
Paul Scherek replied the topic: November 2012 - a new beginning!
Many thanks to everyone for this site, and for the old one which has also been a fabulous resource. I have no doubt this one will be even better, although that is a big ask. It is difficult to improve on excellence.
May I make one request though, on behalf of old farts with fading eyes? The 'grey' text on a grey background is a bit hard to read. It looks smart and subtle, but a nice black text is heaps easier to read.
Again, thanks to Hal, David and James. I know there is a lot of work involved.
Cheers,
Paul Oka 059

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06 Nov 2012 07:38 #8 by Hal Harvey
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Paul Scherek wrote: May I make one request though, on behalf of old farts with fading eyes?


Paul, that text colour change is on the short list (David & I had already asked for the same), and will surely happen... once James can figure out how!

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06 Nov 2012 12:58 #9 by Brendan Eblen
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looks very good thank you
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06 Nov 2012 13:37 #10 by Harry
Harry replied the topic: November 2012 - a new beginning!
Looks great and it is easy to look around. I can not for one minute grasp the amount of work you guys have done to get this up and running a big thank you to you Hal,David and James and partners from jenny and myslef

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06 Nov 2012 15:19 #11 by Paul Scherek
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Hal Harvey wrote:

Paul Scherek wrote: May I make one request though, on behalf of old farts with fading eyes?


Paul, that text colour change is on the short list (David & I had already asked for the same), and will surely happen... once James can figure out how!


Great Hal, thank you.
Cheers, Paul

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06 Nov 2012 15:27 #12 by James and Usha
James and Usha replied the topic: November 2012 - a new beginning!
Working on it Paul. I have to recode some of the background files and it is a little bit hit and miss with some of it. I'm hoping to have it with black text before the weekend.

Cheers - James

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06 Nov 2012 15:31 #13 by Paul Scherek
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James and Usha wrote: Working on it Paul. I have to recode some of the background files and it is a little bit hit and miss with some of it. I'm hoping to have it with black text before the weekend.

Cheers - James


Thanks James, hope it's not too much work. I have zapped one eye welding, and just now contrast is the order of the day!
Thanks again,
Cheers, Paul

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06 Nov 2012 15:35 #14 by James and Usha
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Ultimately I'd like to give everyone a choice of colours to work out what best suits them. It is a long term goal though.

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06 Nov 2012 15:58 #15 by Rick Whitworth
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Great work James
I'm with Paul & others, black on white is best
Don't worry about choice of colours

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06 Nov 2012 16:49 #16 by Chalkie
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Yep. Black and ink is good. Appreciate the work involved. Thanks to all of you.

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06 Nov 2012 18:39 #17 by mannixx
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this new site looks great. well done to all involved.

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06 Nov 2012 22:20 #18 by dandjcr
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Suddenly noticed the black text. Thanks James.

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06 Nov 2012 23:19 #19 by James and Usha
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No troubles. I've toned it back a little from pure black (000000) as it was too stark. I went for a more subtle dark grey (626262). Glad you like it!

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07 Nov 2012 17:22 #20 by Ewart and Vivian Halford
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A big thankyou to all who helped with the new site, still working my way through it, don't get a lot of good internet or data service up here in Newman.

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09 Nov 2012 05:56 #21 by Paul Scherek
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James and Usha wrote: Ultimately I'd like to give everyone a choice of colours to work out what best suits them. It is a long term goal though.


That sounds very complicated, but I for one would be very pleased if it could be done. With my current vision problems - hopefully temporary - while the site looks great at the moment, it is still a bit of an effort for my eyes and it would be wonderful if I could adjust it to suit.
Cheers,
Paul

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