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Mike_GX101

Why the doubled-up tabs at the top?

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At the top of my forum window the tabs read (from left to right):

 

Asperger and ASD UK Online Forum ~ Forums ~ Members ~ Forums ~ Members ~ Calendar

 

?? :blink:

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ones for the boys to press and the others for the girls. if your a hermafridite then you can click whatever one you want.

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No red carpets though sadly...

Edited by Mike_GX101

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Morning Everyone

 

I will take a look at this and see if I can get this resolved.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Lufty

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PS - I have a list of 4 birthdays instead of the usual most recent posts on the forum main page (top right) that's weird :blink:

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PS - I have a list of 4 birthdays instead of the usual most recent posts on the forum main page (top right) that's weird :blink:

 

 

i think the sandman came in last night and tweaked up the forum a bit, i couldnt come onto the forum for a few hours.

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Dear All

 

I have removed the duplicate tab entries and also as per the other thread removed the birthdays today and reverted to recent topics plus added member status updates.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Lufty

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The status thing is ok, and it's interesting to see people's status as they update it but in my opinion it would look better underneath the "recent topics" box - especially considering the days when people put a lot of advertising/spam based stuff in their status updates - I don't think those people should be rewarded by having that rubbish at the top of the page.

 

Best

 

Darkshine

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