Great to 'see' you dishy xx
Xx moo xx
Great to 'see' you dishy xx
Xx moo xx
Feeling like I may have outed myself Moo.... Again!!!! ?????
Just logged back in - only 12 threads have been updated in the last week...and three of those are media type threads started by AUK with no responses.
I just compared that to Potato (Parents of Traumatised Adopted Teens) and on its forums there have been 12 threads updated in the last 2 hours....a mix of fun stuff, peer support and advice seeking for difficult times....
Not sure these forums are sustainable on such a low level of activity :(
I just wanted to thank you all who have contributed during the past 2 months to improve the new forum. I particularly want to thanks Scott for his input and indeed patience.
I have to admit I could not get the grip of how the forum worked until tonight (it’s taken me almost two hours to get where I am!). I finally got my name back for a start (well, I still need to see if it has worked) and managed to read some of the “oldies” posts. I was glad to see some of you here but I must admit I’m sad to hear that Ford has left and others have opted for a WhatsApp group instead.
I noticed a common comment is that the forum is quiet and I wonder if the outlook of the new style is simply too complicated, busy or indeed overwhelming so users like me might be thinking what I did many times: “it’s too complicated, I’ll try again tomorrow”.
I’m sure we will get there. In the meantime, st least for tonight, I hope everyone out there is having a good night.
I think - for me - a big part is the rigmarole if having to log in with so many details every time! My iPad/phone remembers password details but not those nuisance numbers! And sometimes I’ll get an error message so I just can’t be bothered!
Sort the log in! It’s really irritating!!!
I posted an update to the technical developments on the General boards yesterday afternoon. Hope there are some answers in there for you.
Thank you Agape - we will get there - I promise.
Well, I finally made it on! I decided to wait until all the snags had been ironed out before bothering to re-register myself on the site. It wasn't too bad, but I suppose that may be because I waited. I'm not a smart phone user so I like old-fashioned forums and a keyboard. I do hope that this forum can get a bit of a following. Just before the lastest revamp there was a bit of traffic on the old forum (obviously nowhere near the level of the old, old forum). I have learned so much from reading here and there has always been such a diverse range of adoption "experience" that I wouldn't want to see it disappear.
Welcome bluelizard. Good to have you back.
Just when I thought that this logging in nonsense only involved a password and an extra pincode, I then had to reconfirm my login with a code sent to my email address. Apparently this is because I use more than one device (work and home). This is more than annoying.... surely this is excessive security?
This is currently being addressed, and is described in the Technical update, which I have coped for you:
Disable one-time code authentication for community only users – Currently being implemented Adoption UK community users will no longer be required to complete one-time code authentication when accessing the site from different devices. Adopters who also use the system for family finding will still be required to complete this authentication process.
The post is here: https://www.linkmaker.co.uk/forums/topic/98879
I understand how annoying this might be but please note link maker primary role is to find families for children. We are using their platform for our forum with their means of ensuring the details of prospective adopters and perhaps more importantly all the children that need adoption are kept safe.
I don’t know if the log in to the forum could be separated from the family finding one?
As per my response, LinkMaker are working on this, and hopefully will have it resolved soon. ?
Sorry Scott, didn’t realise you had answer the question already. The point I’m trying to make is that without being hard, the log in might be annoying to some but just try to think about the kids we are trying to protect every time we log in rather than our own annoyances. How I see it is that people are working hard behind the scenes for us all to have a safer way to communicate between each other including finding families for the most vulnerable kids in our society. Let’s try to be patient which is one of the hardest things to master (if we ever do) in the adoption world.
I totally agree. I believe that the new security features, once we are all used to them will be massive benefit!
Phaaaa agape you 100% prove most of our point ? ? ? This is supposed to be the auk support community forum.....
It is obviously totally over the top to those of us hoping that its auk... tho we know thanx to you it clearly is not anymore no way ? why the auk community has voted with its feet.... it is a ghost town ? ?
Good luck with your journey, support from trusted adopters who are living the dream post placement & A.O. is long gone... Go in eyes wide open & challenge all child's info to be sure you have the whole truth (facts) things are often witheld by family finders as most old guard here will attest...
Very sad this forum has become obsolete for peer support along the wait to post placement.... Tragic ? ?
Xx moo xx
I am sorry you feel like that Moo. I assure you that this is still very much AUK forums - hosted and technical provision from LinkMaker - previously hosted by Fat Beehive. That said, I do understand your ongoing frustration.
Thanx dishy I do... as we all can see it really is deserted here ?
Xx moo xx
You mention few important facts one of them being how deserted the forum is. I honestly feared that when I saw the new forum. It’s like crashing a plane on an jungle island and bit by bit finding someone alive! Having been using the AUK forum to help my children for years and benefited a lot from the advice received, I do too feel the miss. I do not know the rationale behind using link maker but I want to believe there’s a good one hence appreciate the effort people working behind the scenes are putting into making it work. I completely understand the frustration all of this is causing. I’m just trying to find the way we can find each other for the sake of each other in this new land. I honestly hope you won’t leave!
I can no longer 'chat' for some reason! ? more madness!! So sadly agape I cannot pm you privately ? if you can me please please do....
Cannot be bothered tbh to try & sort it... Thought after so many months since new launch, us support post ao & placement, decades of auk history on community it would be sorted...No wonder this ghost town continues to attract less & less traffic ?
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