A Conversation for I'm New - What Do I Do Now?

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Post 1

AuroraBorealis65

Hello there! I'm new to this forum, and not used to the layout of it, so just browsing and reading... But since I'm the talkative kind, I'll get the hang of it soon, I guess.
I'm living near one of Slartibartfast's masterpieces in the north of Norway with my teenage son and my "teenage" fiancee.
Hopefully there's still somebody "live" here, even though I struggled finding NEW entries...


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Post 2

Titania (gone for lunch)

Welcome to h2g2, fellow Scandinavian! smiley - biggrin

You've arrived here during a rather major change - we will soon move to a different site.

Read more about it here:
A639056

Take your time exploring this place though, because I think we are bringing most of the contents with us to the new site.

As for the latest entries, check on the link for the Front Page.

Would you like a smiley - tea? *puts the kettle on*


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Post 3

AuroraBorealis65

A cup of coffee for me, please. Tea in the afternoon. I need the coffee to wake up properly... Not that I have anything particular to do in the morning except getting my teenage son out of bed and ready for school. That can be hard work though... smiley - winkeye


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Post 4

Z

Hello!

*helps self to smiley - tea

Welcome to h2g2.

You arrive in interesting times. Do take a look and find your way around. You can find all sorts of interesting conversations in 'Ask h2g2' here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A148907



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Post 5

AuroraBorealis65

The coffee never materialized so I just had to make some myself. This is a beautiful day in Vesteraalen by the way. The sun is shining, and I should probably think of something to do outside.
As for now, I'm trying to familiarize myself with this site. And I gather that I soon have a completely new site to "play" with. Looking forward to that. Hopefully the new site will be easier to "operate"...


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Post 6

Z

Oohps smiley - coffee

There you go..

and have some smiley - cake as well.

When we move we'll just have different servers, the site will appear the same for now.

Are you using the new skin with dolphins or hte older ones (the ones you get to with www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2 ? You might find them more user friendly.


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Post 7

AuroraBorealis65

No dolphins here... Where do I change skin?


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Post 8

Titania (gone for lunch)

The dolphin skin can be found here, but I'm not sure all the bugs it brought along have been fixed yet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/

A smiley - donut with your coffee?


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Post 9

AuroraBorealis65

I tried that link, and although it was "prettier", I got an error-message when I tried to access this discussion... So I'm back to the default one.


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Post 10

Z

The links to the new skin, which I thought was the default one. But you've come in with the old skin.. smiley - weird. Has the default skin changed?


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Post 11

aka Bel - A87832164

We Aces asked for the default skin being changed to brunel because barlesque hardly ever worked the past few weeks - maybe the eds changed it?


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Post 12

AuroraBorealis65

I'm not sure what this skin is even called... lol I'll get used to it just in time to change it when the server changes I guess...


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Post 13

Vip

Yay! A new person! *rolls up sleeves*

New Entries are found on the <./>FrontPage</.>. Current conversations are... uh... everywhere, but the most open and active ones are usually found in <./>Ask2h2g2</.>. The 'up and coming' Entries are found in PeerReview, where all reviews and opinions are gratefully received as long as they are constructive! smiley - smiley

Another one that may be useful <./>Info</.> page, which tells you the most recently updated conversations and Entries. Just be careful though - if it's a more private conversation it's usually polite to introduce yourself and only join in if it's clear it's not too personal. smiley - smiley Most conversations are more than happy to have people join in though, so feel free to explore.

This is probably the weirdest month you could have ever joined, but I'm sure you'll take it in your stride. Our plan is that you should barely notice the difference as the site will be an exact replica of the current one, but hosted by a company called noesis rather than the BBC.

Please excuse the million and one conversations going on about the past and the future of h2g2. We're obviously a bit one-track-minded about it right now. Feel free to join in (newbie opinions are important) or just join the ones where we're doing less navel-gazing and more actual talking. smiley - winkeye

All the best,

Vip
smiley - fairy


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Post 14

Vip

Oops, that second link should be <./>Askh2g2</.>. Please 'scuse the typo. smiley - blush

smiley - fairy


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Post 15

Titania (gone for lunch)

Just for the fun of it smiley - tongueout

Goo:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/U14973063&skin=classic

Alabaster:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/U14973063&skin=alabaster

Brunel:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/U14973063&skin=brunel

And then the Plain skin - not pretty, but uses the Windows colour scheme, so the least inconspicious one for me to use at w*rk:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/U14973063&skin=plain


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Post 16

AuroraBorealis65

OK. Then I at least know that the one I have here is called Alabaster... I've tried to change it to Classic Goo in Preferences, but nothing happens...


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Post 17

AuroraBorealis65

... btw, I works when I just follow your posted link...


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Post 18

Vip

Ah, sometimes your preferences have changed, but if it says 'Alabaster' in the address bar it takes that as priority over your preferences. Try replacing the word 'alabaster' with the word 'classic': http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/classic/F103378?thread=8271482&latest=1 From now on (hopefully) you should be stuck in the classic, cool beauty of Goo.


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Post 19

AuroraBorealis65

I'm there now... smiley - winkeye


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Post 20

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

smiley - dontpanicsmiley - zensmiley - coffee You arrive in interesting times, with some very strange hours, peculiar minutes, but most of the seconds are quite normal.... smiley - erm well, I say 'normal', but I guess it depends on what you think a 'normal' second looks like... round here its vaguely purpleish with a slight yellow shading on the edges, and a kind of wild antilope theme running through it... smiley - huhsmiley - weirdsmiley - zen
Here, have some more smiley - coffeesmiley - magic


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