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19/11/2014 at 13:05
Just want to update you on what's happening, as we start to join up Babyexpert with MadeForMums today.
OK, so, as far as the Chat forum is concerned, we are slowly moving across threads from Babyexpert to MadeForMums.
Because of various techy issues, we have to move the thread title and the thread 'container' over first, then move over the posts within each thread.
That's why you may, for the moment, be seeing what looks like lots of empty threads.
Don't worry: they won't be empty for long!
If you have any other Qs for us, do please post them here.
07/11/2014 at 18:19
Hello, hello! You may have noticed the banner-y thing that's appeared on top of every page, announcing that we're joining up with MadeForMums.
You'll also be getting an email/PM soon (if not already!), explaining what's happening – and why.
And we've also put together a special FAQs page that explains even more! But we also wanted to start a thread about it, so you can come and post, and talk to us about it all and ask questions and stuff.
So, here it is.
Please do come and ask us whatever you like - and we'll do our best to answer.
16/11/2014 at 22:20
16/11/2014 at 22:29
We'd love to see a pic of your new baby too!
You won't be able to post a pic from your phone till we've joined up with MadeForMums, though, I'm afraid.
But you should only have to wait a few days until we're all good to go.
In the meantime, you can post up a pic from a desktop computer or a laptop, if you have one.
Can't wait to see your son! Congratulations!
17/11/2014 at 08:14
19/11/2014 at 10:07
OK, so today is the BIG JOIN UP DAY! (drum roll)
BX is about to go offline for a few hours – while we twiddle with all the cogs and wires, and do all the crucial joining-up stuff.
We'll be back at the end of the day - see you on the other side!
19/11/2014 at 14:23
Hello again! Well, here we are. And a BIG WELCOME to everyone who's come over here from Babyexpert.
You should be able to find all your usual threads – and to carry on posting as before. If you have any problems at all, please just post here to let us know and we'll sort you out as best we can.
A couple of things to know:
1. If you've been logged out, you'll (obviously) need to log in again - if you're joining us from Babyexpert, your BX password should work. If you can't remember it, just hit the Forgotten password link and you'll be able to reset it quickly. Any probs, just drop us a mail at email@example.com and we'll help you out.
2. A few bits and pieces from Babyexpert Chat are still wending their way over here - including profile pics, followed threads and forum prefs. So don't panic if yours are missing right now; they should appear shortly.
Hope you like how things look here. Have fun posting up those pics from your phone!
19/11/2014 at 17:11
Finally got logged back in and here's Finley
19/11/2014 at 17:14
Oh he's LOVELY, Jacky2! That was definitely worth waiting for - you've made my day!
Like your nail varnish, too… :)
19/11/2014 at 17:17
19/11/2014 at 17:36
HOlY MOLY!! Didn't mean to post those so many times
19/11/2014 at 17:57
Thanks Helen! Cause he was born so close to Halloween i had to mark the occasion with something orange!! Xxx
19/11/2014 at 19:04
Jacky2! Well done you - he's a beauty - you did so well!
23/11/2014 at 17:04
Helen bx... There doesnt seem to be a way to edit posts on the new website like on baby expert?? I really liked that as i always find loads of spelling mistakes once ive posted & can't stand not to fix them! :D . Can this be sorted?
23/11/2014 at 17:38
Hi SW2. Thanks for posting. Nice to see you!
Funnily enough, I don't think the original MFM forum let you edit posts. In fact, lots of forums don't - mainly to stop people sneakily rewriting history. So, for example, if you and I had a disagreement and I posted 'SW2, you're a cow!' (as if I would!) and then you got cross and replied, 'You're a MASSIVE cow, HelenMFM!' And then I edited my post so it no longer called you a cow but said, 'Stop calling me horrible names, SW2!', you can see how now it looks like you started it and you're really mean!
But we do see that being able to have a quick spelling edit might be useful.
We'll have a chat with the Tech team and see how easy it would be to have a 10 second edit window after posting - or even an optional preview before posting.
If either of those were possible, would that sound like a good solution for you?
24/11/2014 at 02:37
Yeah i can see your point helen! That's a shame there are people who make that concern necessary!
yes any kind of solution like you suggested woul be good... Perhaps the preview function would be better.
24/11/2014 at 02:41
Yes i can see your point helen... Its a shame that there are people that make that concern necessary!
ues rither of those suggested solutions would be ok... Perhaps the preview function sould be better.
24/11/2014 at 10:15
No problem, SW2. We'll have a Tech huddle about this, and see which is the better solution - or indeed if there's an even better one I haven't thought of yet!
Incidentally, I can see that your post posted twice (not that that's a huge problem, really). But did you have trouble posting? Were you posting from a phone or a desktop or a tablet?
Oh, and Jacky2: don't worry about all your pics getting posted again and again and again. I've just deleted the repeated ones for you. That should make the thread a bit easier for everyone to load.
26/11/2014 at 08:25
I can't post on any threads... Just keeps betraying to do it then nothing! :/
26/11/2014 at 08:33
Oh no, that's not sounding good, supersquish.
I know we did identify a problem with posting - and it taking a long time to happen. I'll try to find out how far away we are from fixing that.
In the meantime, try refreshing the page once you've typed your post. That seems to be working for me.
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