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Old 21st November 2013, 08:19 PM
plwjefferson plwjefferson is offline
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New Look and Features to the FTDNA Forum

It seems that most of the forums are listed as "private" to me now. Ironically, I can still get into the Admin's forum without logging in. However, I can't see the FF and most of the other forums without logging in. Is anyone else having this problem? Thanks, Pat
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Old 21st November 2013, 10:04 PM
Táltos Táltos is offline
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New Look and Features to the FTDNA Forum

Hi guys, I didn't quite know where to put this, and was surprised no one else started a thread yet. I liked seeing a section added for surname projects, and adoptees. I don't like the batch calender forum being closed. I always found that helpful when I had a kit testing to maybe gauge when results might post.
I noticed we have a main moderator Rebekah Canada, Hi Rebekah!
A good portion of the forum you have to be signed in to view now.
This bright blue is really pretty, but it is really hurting my eyes too! I will have to see if I can adjust the brightness and contrast on my computer.

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Old 21st November 2013, 10:41 PM
emyr emyr is offline
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I agree about the color. It's nice but does hurt my eyes. I just logged in and haven't had a chance to look at all of the changes. I will also be disappointed if the batch calendar forum is truly gone.
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Old 21st November 2013, 11:33 PM
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Yes, me too, plus I'm now seeing a strange shade of blue!
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Old 21st November 2013, 11:39 PM
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Looks like the notorious FTDNA IT department has struck again.
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Old 21st November 2013, 11:55 PM
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Thumbs down

Please tone down the color just a bit or issue protective goggles.
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Old 22nd November 2013, 01:22 AM
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Don't like the new forum, especially the blue color!
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Old 22nd November 2013, 03:12 AM
EastAnglian EastAnglian is offline
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I would have thought it would be in ftdna interests to keep the family finder forum public, great way of promoting a product and for potentially interested customers to read up on it.
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Old 22nd November 2013, 03:59 AM
PDHOTLEN PDHOTLEN is offline
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I suspect there will be less participation, now that most of the forum is private. We'll see.
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Old 22nd November 2013, 04:26 AM
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I suspect there will be less participation, now that most of the forum is private. We'll see.
But the question is: deliberate act or an error?

Unfortunately, it's typical of FTDNA to provide no information about this change before or at the time of making it.
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