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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Forum Announcements & Updates  Reply with quote

A few more categories have been added, recently. This is so I can amalgamate several old NYK projects with the recent ones and then incorporate any new ones. These new forums allow everything to be kept in the same place, making it far easier from an administrative point of view to maintain. Let's just hope that the lovely people who are providing this platfor free of charge don't ever decide to give up the business of providing such worthwhile services.

To help pay for the services provided, check out a few of the recommended links now and again. They should, by the looks of things, correspond with whatever topics are being discussed.

Many thanks for taking part here. Further explanations will be posted here soon.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject: Photographs in posts Reply with quote

I'm now looking into the possibility of allowing photo uploads but the coding looks a little complicated to me. Bit worried that if I mess that up then I'll mess up the whole forum!

Can everyone see the link at the bottom of the pages named 'Gallery'? Best making sure it's not just showing in my admin settings before going and messing about with it. If someone can let me know, I'd really appreciate it.

Today we are playing in code editor mode, it's really rather fun. I'll try my best not to overwrite anything or wreck the forum but there should now be a link at the bottom of the main 'post reply' box that offers the choice to 'Attach File'. With luck, this should allow a few photos to be uploaded but PLEASE keep your photo file sizes fairly small.
OK, here goes...



Yeah! It works, thank you kind forum owners, my donation will be with you soon!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another update - at the top of every page, there is now a link back to the main website.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are just sooooo clever - had to try it for myself!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXCELLENT! I always think it's nice to be able to upload photos. There isn't an awful lot of space but it's much handier and far less time consuming than having to upload elsewhere and then link back to them.

User status now added beneath name & avatar (if you have one). Lets you see instantly if user is online or offline.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new section has been introduced to the forums for 'Microholding'. Aimed at those of us who are attempting the good life on a miniscule scale.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To uncomplicate the daily news forum, I've introduced a new monthly thread from 1st July 2010. Next year, it will be easy to check back over previous months to compare progress and growing times etc, plus it will be easier to keep up with what's happening where, when and with whom. Hope it works out better this way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated the Frugal Handy Links section to incorporate inspirational ideas about Frugal Living along with links to favourite blogs etc.

Introduced a Frugaldom Fun section and incorporated the reintroduction of the Big Bad Bunny

Updated the links section for all our budding writers who seem afraid to post on this new site

Spent far too much time posting on here and not enough time actually 'doing' stuff elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more links added to 'Handy Links' section and another button added to the top of the main forum, linking to the Frugaldom blog.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Membership pruning will be taking place this week, meaning that all usernames that have not visited or posted for the past 2 months will be automatically deleted. Old posts should remain in place.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More membership pruning - all dormant accounts have been deleted and will continue to be deleted to ensure that only serious followers of Frugaldom have access to these forums.

Any usernames that don't log in for a period of 2 months will be deleted from the forum. You can easily renew your free membership by resubmitting your details.

Please keep your user details up to date with current email addresses and fel free to include your website or blog address. However, NYK Media reserves the right to remove any posts or links deemed to be unsuitable.

Edit - In addition to the above, several categories that have not been used have now been deleted.

It's a case of use it or lose it when using free webspace, I'm afraid.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for any interference that may have been  caused while I was reorganising the forums.

Certain categories have now been merged within sub-categories in the hope of making topics easier to find.

All challenges will now be listed in the same place

All garden related topics will be listed in the same place

All pets, poultry and livestock related topics are in the same place, each with its own sub category

Household and home-related topics are now all in the same place

Please let me know if this is any easier or if it is causing any confusion. Here to help, feel free to have your say.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for any interuptions caused by the latest updates. These all need to be completed before the launch of the new challenges for 2012.

With so many different topics being introduced, previously merged topics have, once again, been split and will contain links to the relevant sections.

Frugaldom is expanding all the time in the hope that we can help provide a friendly and helpful meeting place for many more people in the future.

Your patience during these updates is much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Including photographs in posts Reply with quote

Screens and reading devices are becoming smaller and smaller nowadays, what with all the iphone users and iPad type devices accessing online material.

This forum is available for mobile reading devices, as a few of the members use only their mobile devices for accessing it. For that reason, I will now be deleting any posts containing photographs or urls that pull the posts off screen.

I know some of you have had a few problems in this department, so if any of your posts disappear, they can be reposted in the correct format, using smaller image files.

I'd also like to see subect headings in the posts. Even I am bad for addig a quick reply and failing to include subect title, but this interferes with the simple search facility, as it has no subject heading to search.

The forum settings will be changed accordingly to reflect all of the above improvements.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Updates for final quarter of 2012 Reply with quote

As you'll can see, the membership number for the forum has fallen dramatically. This is owing to all the dormant accounts being deleted, along with a handful of spammers that had found their way on here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame you have had to change it, but hopefully it will result in less work for you.  What a shame that people always have to spoil things - and how disgusting that some are paid to spam sites like this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaibee, I only know about the being paid to do it from my experience of being offered the jobs of doing it when applying for freelance blogging jobs. I got caught out once and was fortunate enought hat the 'client' had other contracts I could switch to (after some debate). Needless to say, I have done no work for said client since then.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't do anything about the ads or pop-ups if they appear because this is a free service, not part of my own website. Only way I can stop them is to upgrade to premium and I'm not prepared to pay it. Not just yet, anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of small updates to the forum but nothing that should interupt the service in any way. A quick change of the header photo and an update to the title and intro, as there seems to be a little bit of drifting going on in the categories, meaning there isn't much encouragement for newcomers hoping to chat about how to cut costs, rescue themselves from debt and frugalise their budgets.

General chit chat is encouraged, but not at the expense of over-riding the core reasons for us all being here.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear, hear.

It's why I came and continue to come here, Nyk.  Not only is this a friendly and supportive place but I feel safe discussing difficult issue openly with the people on here.  Not everyone is happy spreading the news that they're frugal, whether they "need" or "want" to be, so keeping it secure is much appreciated.  If a slide into just general chat and a diary updating place took precedence over the actual business of frugality and how to stay cheerful and on track it would be a dreadful loss to many of us.

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