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It's become apparent the new site upgrade is too, shall we say, 'problematic'.

After much conversation behind the scenes, the site owner, our much-appreciated Jim K, will be handing the cpnhelp site off to Sarah, with me tagging along for the ride.

Sarah wanted to post directly to you all, but she can't post (for unknown reasons) at the moment.  

The site is going to remain up, as you see it now, until decisions are made as to how it will be managed, organized, revised, etc.  So, stay with us a bit longer.  Change is coming.

Thank you MacKintosh - and Sarah - for this good news. Change is good...

For some unknown reason, I can only post from a very ancient iPad today. I can type a heading, but the comment box has disappeared completely from my up to date laptop. I suspect the same has happened to the two members who tried to start new posts earlier.

 

Neuro symptoms & many health problems from 1989. NAC+all supps(04/11) CAP(05/11)

Okay, everyone, this site will migrate to a new server on Wednesday, the Fourth of July. 

Prepare for a couple of bumps in the road, but hopefully it'll be an invisible transition.  We'll start working on righting  the forum immediately thereafter.

 

 

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

CPNhelp has now migrated to Scotland, right in the middle of the midge season!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

So you don't mind the accent?
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I imagine it was probably the mountains, lochs and glens which attracted it to Scotland. You don't get many of those in the south - though I would have happily introduced it to the Dungeness lighthouse. Possibly put off by the house prices down there, too.

Neuro symptoms & many health problems from 1989. NAC+all supps(04/11) CAP(05/11)

It might not like the midges though: they can be a pain until September.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

It hasn't yet migrated ANYWHERE! At this point, it's simply packing its bags and writing its 'to-do' list, in preparation for its move.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

That's it exactly, and polishing up its accent: whether to use Glaswegian, Highland. Lowland, Hebridean or...……………
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I assume all our old messages have disappeared without a trace and won't be packing their bags, buying their sunscreen and travelling to Scotland. Is the right?

Neuro symptoms & many health problems from 1989. NAC+all supps(04/11) CAP(05/11)

Boadicea, I have no idea: I have been trying to work it that what is on the site now, we get to keep but as for older stuff, Mac has been asking Jim but...…………………
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I am thinking that since the site is moving comparatively smoothly at the moment, we had better leave it where it is and get on with building the new site: I don't want anything that we still have to get lost in the move, and doing it this way will only result in one period of downtime rather than two.

I would like everyone to post here what they would particularly like to see on the new site, then in a week or so, I can make out a list and send it to the people building the new site. Please post everything on this thread to make it easy for me to find it!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Of course, a new site means that everyone will have to re-join. Is everybody okay with that?
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi Sarah, No problems about re-joining a new site. As for the new site, pretty much as it was with categories for discussing aspects of different diseases and the blogs where we can tell and talk about our individual journey's. And lets not forget a good search tool. Thanks for taking this on Sarah and Mac, really appreciated. -

Optic Neuritis in teens. Diagnosed spms in 2001.

Started suppliments in Feb 2014 in readiness for ABX.

Started Doxy 17-04-14, Roxi 25-04-14, Full Doxy 02-05-14.

Started Tini 16-07-14

PLEASE update your email address in the 'My Account' section, everyone! I'm thinking we may have to send an email to each member of the site, asking them to re-join (down the road, once we start the new page).

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

I think that will be the case in a couple of months since no web builder over here likes Drupal8: Suhail advises a new start all round and I tend to agree.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thinking about various things we ought to do, I have been very concerned that I have been making my own sites rather uncomfortable for people with vision difficulties. I am gradually changing things, but I would like to hear of people's ideas for this site.

My idea is that text size should remain as it is, because it can be adjusted for an individual's preferences on their own PC or phone. Text should be largely san-serif, because that is easier to read on a screen for anyone. Also, we keep line length so that we don't get whole chunks running the whole width of the screen.

I was told that dark black text on a brilliant white background is not comfortable, and brilliant white text on a black background even more so, so how about dark grey on pale cream? I'll do a few mock-ups.

More ideas welcome!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Oh, so that's where those dim-to-the-point-of-nearly-unreadable sites come from: they've been listening to that sort of advice. Not that I think you, Sarah, would be so dumb as to drop the contrast that far. But really, if people have screens that are too bright, they should turn down the brightness. Not only does that work for every website, it saves energy -- and if they happen to go out into the sunshine, where one needs all the brightness one can get and then some, they can reverse the setting.
D W

Sarah ain't dumb, take it from me. She may be an unrelenting taskmistress (I should know) but she ain't dumb.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

I'm not quite sure whether to take that as a compliment or not!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

No, Norman, I hate those dim-to the-point-of-unreadable sites as much as you do! I was just thinking of some sort of compromise which could look classy at the same time. I will post what I have in mind in a few days, probably at the weekend, so please let me know what you think: I'm sure you will!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Jim has given me the password so Easyspace are going to migrate the site next week. They will then check the site over and start building a replacement as soon as we decide what should be done The new site will be built using a dev. file so the current site will be usable whilst work is being done.

Many thanks to Jim for allowing us to use all the old helpful cpn information built up since the start of the site.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hopefully you will look at the site one day and it will be new and everything will work: simple as that. I will, of course, tell you when that will be! But, first things first, the migration will be next week.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Remember: site built in Scotland, server nearer me, but nowhere near Kent.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I can view how many 'reads' this post has had, but no one is posting in response. Could you take a moment, please, to post something on this thread, so we can keep the changeover info up at the top? Thanks!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

MAC! By response do you mean 'Reply'? I clicked on reply to your comment... not sure if this is what you meant... Sarah, we are still building 'La Sagrada Família'. ;) The changes on the site are slow but evident, and as any good thing, it takes its time... you and Mac can be really proud. <3

Gisel·la

(ONGOING PROTOCOL: 1 full year Protocol with 6 full Metro pulses)

MS Diagnosed: 21.IX.2016

 

Thank you Mac: maybe tomorrow I plan to post an idea on visuals so would like a bit of talking on that.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Barcelona - YES! Any reply, just to keep this topic fresh in people's minds, thank you. I'm afraid the building of this site may have hit a terminus. Starting fresh may have to be the ultimate choice, but options are being mulled and fleshed out.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Mac, I am shortly to pass on the magic number to Jim which will free us all. Jim seems as keen as us!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.