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Brooksey
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Carol Peters at July 30, 2019 at 3:11 PM

I want to see some pics of the Triang no.91 but the site won`t let me use search, looking forward to the new site

Hi Carol, 


I have been away, so have only just seen this. Sadly, the Search function on the site hasn't worked for a long time. Examples of the No 91 may be seen on site at:


https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=195131927


https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=195131928


http://dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=195105229


https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=195117629


https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13535683


https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13432946


https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11974177


https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11195722



August 7, 2019 at 6:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Liza
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Oh dear, when I saw a new post I thought it was announcing the launch date at last. How depressing.

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Liza Antrim

August 7, 2019 at 9:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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The admins are as keen - nay, desperate! - as everyone else for the new site to be launched, but remember that we are volunteers, and our lives include surgery, bereavements, professions/businesses and family commitments, too, and these can occur or change without warning.


We really want the new site to be as good as it possibly can be at launch, so we're trying to identify and have corrected anything which looks likely to make it less user-friendly than it might be, before it goes live, but this does take time, and the best-laid plans...

August 7, 2019 at 10:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Brooksey at August 7, 2019 at 5:56 AM

There will be another delay. In the last month or so, your administrators have been beset - sometimes unexpectedly - by our real lives impinging on the time we've had available to test the various parts of the new site. The developers have also had summer holidays and personnel changes, which have interrupted the work on their side.


This isn't to say that we have been idle! Zoe had a site meeting at Purple Creative Studios a week ago, and has another one today. She believes that there isn't a lot more to do on the actual development - as issues and glitches have been identified they have been remedied - so she's pushing PCS for a live launch by the end of September. She should have a further update for us after today's meeting. Once the site is in its final form, the admins will then need a few weeks to upload new content - making going live at the end of September a more realistic achievable target.

Just to follow up on Brooksey’s message earlier today, I had a good meeting again this afternoon at Purple Creative Studios and things are definitely falling into place now. There’s not much I can add to what Brooksey has already said, except to confirm that I will keep pressing for an end of September launch. I have another meeting with Purple Creative Studios next Wednesday afternoon, after which point it’s hoped that Admin will be in a position to start loading the content Brooksey mentions. 

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August 7, 2019 at 4:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

theinfill.wordpress.com
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Zoe H at August 7, 2019 at 4:59 PM

Brooksey at August 7, 2019 at 5:56 AM

There will be another delay. In the last month or so, your administrators have been beset - sometimes unexpectedly - by our real lives impinging on the time we've had available to test the various parts of the new site. The developers have also had summer holidays and personnel changes, which have interrupted the work on their side.


This isn't to say that we have been idle! Zoe had a site meeting at Purple Creative Studios a week ago, and has another one today. She believes that there isn't a lot more to do on the actual development - as issues and glitches have been identified they have been remedied - so she's pushing PCS for a live launch by the end of September. She should have a further update for us after today's meeting. Once the site is in its final form, the admins will then need a few weeks to upload new content - making going live at the end of September a more realistic achievable target.

Just to follow up on Brooksey’s message earlier today, I had a good meeting again this afternoon at Purple Creative Studios and things are definitely falling into place now. There’s not much I can add to what Brooksey has already said, except to confirm that I will keep pressing for an end of September launch. I have another meeting with Purple Creative Studios next Wednesday afternoon, after which point it’s hoped that Admin will be in a position to start loading the content Brooksey mentions. 

What might be called 'snagging' websites/software can be a repetitive and dreary job that comes around and around and you still don't know if anything has been overlooked until it's live so back it has to go again - repeat etc .  You guys doing this have my fullest sympathy, I can tell you ;)

Batten down the hatches and get out the rubber dinghy in this weather and all the very best to everyone - really looking forward to the day whenever it arrives that we can chat again

DoF

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August 10, 2019 at 5:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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I'd like to endorse all that - many thanks to Brooksey and Zoe for giving up so much time to thye new site and all good things are worth waiting for.

August 11, 2019 at 7:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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Thank you, Do and Rosemary. Don't forget that all the admins have been involved in testing the development - the time differences between us is another factor in how quickly, collectively, we can respond to anything from PCS. We are poised at the starting blocks now, though, awaiting Zoe's firing of the pistol, ready to start uploading from this site to the new. My adrenaline levels must be off the scale in anticipation!

August 13, 2019 at 5:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

cestina
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There's a new blogpost up - hopefully this is the last one that will have to be in the wrong place with the wrong sort of link!  Much looking forward to the new site....


https://czechdollshouses.blogspot.com/2019/08/its-that-time-again.html

August 17, 2019 at 6:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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