Hopefully, changes to the site are now complete – for the time being at least. A few words of explanation for patient readers…
Following its face lift the Community site joins the Parish Council site in being ‘mobile friendly’. With more and more people viewing web sites on phones and tablets, this has become increasingly important. Both sites now adapt themselves to whatever device they are being viewed on.
While the redesign was in hand, we took the painful decision to remove the forum. The software used for the forum has been discontinued and is known to have some security issues, but the main reason for removing the forum was quite simply that nobody was using it.
To mitigate the loss of the forum, it is now easier to post comments. Previously it was necessary to register with the site in order to post a comment: this is no longer the case – anyone can post. It will still be preferable to register, as unregistered posters will have to give a name and email address and complete a captcha when they post; however, if you post comments only occasionally or just prefer not to register, you should find the process easier. Comments can be posted whenever you see the ‘speech bubble’ in a post header – just click the bubble.
Unrestricted posting comes with some dangers of attracting spam and other rogue posts, so this policy will have to be kept under review for the time being.
We’d be pleased to receive any feedback on these changes – please use the comment facility to let us know your opinion.