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      (IMPORTANT) What's next for our community   03/24/2016

      Today we're excited to announce the start of our new Facebook group: Universal Community by Orlando Informer. We're also announcing we're closing our forums. This is probably the hardest decision I've made so far with Orlando Informer. This week marks the 2nd anniversary of our forums. Monday will mark 2 years from when I first applied to work with Orlando Informer. I was entering a pool of over 50 applicants, didn't meet the requirements, and didn't think the odds were very high that I'd get the position of Forum Moderator. It never even crossed my mind that not only would I get the position, but that position and these forums would be the start of being able to do what I love as a fulltime job. At its core, our forums have always had two goals: A ) Help families receive specific answers to specific questions, feedback from folks who have been in their shoes, and help them maximize their investment into their vacation. B ) Build a community of people who love to visit Universal, with a foundation of respect and tolerance. I can speak for our entire team on our forums (both past and present), especially our Community Manager @Chuck Plagmann, when I say that we have devoted hours of time every day of the year working towards these two goals. We feel that we've made major strides towards both of our goals, but see the opportunity to help a significantly greater amount of people plan their vacation and add on to our established (and amazing) community. Unfortunately, as time goes on, forums like ours have a tendency to slow down and be replaced by social media. It's the cycle of life for forums. We believe that this Facebook group is the logical next step for our community. Our forums and the content within will remain browseable for the foreseeable future, however you will not be able to submit new content. Our Facebook group, Universal Community by Orlando Informer, will be curated by our same team that ran the OI Forums. @Chuck Plagmann and I will be on the group daily to provide insight and help families plan their vacation. @debi will be monitoring for any Special Needs questions. Our (very talented) authors, like @Marc N. Kleinhenz, will be on the group to talk about their latest articles and your feedback. Finally, @Park Beast will even be dropping by from time to time to talk about our weekly podcast. You can access our Facebook group by searching "Universal Community by Orlando Informer" or visiting UOR.community from any webbrowser. We know this is a substantial change from our forums, but are hopeful you'll be willing to give it a shot. Additionally, we're launching a Facebook group for Universal Hollywood: "Universal Community by California Informer" or visit USH.community. This is the end of the forums, but it is just the beginning of our community. One thing we consistently hear from members of our forums is how different our community is from some of the others found online. We are committed to maintaining this reputation in our Facebook group. I have met a countless number of people, many I call friends, from our OI Forums. I know real bonds (and even relationships) have resulted from the time spent on these forums. I'm looking forward to seeing these bonds develop and new ones form on our new outlet. Please know that this decision was not made lightly or without considering the amount of time many of you have spent on here. I fully believe this is the next step forward to growing our community and helping as many people as possible have the best trip to Universal. I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone for many years to come. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with feedback -- taylor [at] orlandoinformer.com See you on the Facebook Group, Taylor P.S., Unlimited likes on Facebook, you can thank me in advance.
Kathkat

troubleshooting required with new site

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7 hours ago, Taylor Strickland said:

Are you sure this isn't your phone deleting your cookies? I don't think it's the site.

Thanks for the reply. I will check to see if that's the case.  I hope it is so I can stop it:) I didn't change any settings, and this just started happening a number of weeks ago. 

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On 2/17/2016 at 11:01 PM, Taylor Strickland said:

Are you sure this isn't your phone deleting your cookies? I don't think it's the site.

It's not blocking the cookies.  I'll have to see if I can find out if it's deleting them.  

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3 hours ago, Taylor Strickland said:

I'm going to say yes and take credit... :) Yes, I fixed it

(I fixed that for ya Taylor :D

Magical Me is actually Taylor . . . ;) Minus the presumptuous behavior!

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On 17/02/2016 at 1:16 AM, Kathkat said:

@Taylor Strickland:unsure::unsure::unsure:Still keep getting signed off on my mobile every time. Like, every time.  Like, I mean, everytime.  Is it me?

This has started happening to me too. :(

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42 minutes ago, Lainie said:

This has started happening to me too. :(

Pain, right?  Now it hasn't been happening for a few days.....hmmm

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It's logging me out everytime I go to the home page. Doing it on PC and laptop too!!

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3 hours ago, Lainie said:

It's logging me out everytime I go to the home page. Doing it on PC and laptop too!!

we always knew you were special.  

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11 minutes ago, Chuck Plagmann said:

we always knew you were special.  

I think it's trying to tell me something......:wacko:

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4 hours ago, Lainie said:

It's logging me out everytime I go to the home page. Doing it on PC and laptop too!!

I had that experience too.  I'd be logged on, and when I went to home page, I'd be logged off.  Maybe it doesn't want us to see the capers of those who are at Uni for Mardi Gras?

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Any chance of getting the "newspaper" icon for new postings and /or the "bell" icon for notifications duplicated at the bottom of the page? When I  finish reading a topic/post, I have to scroll all the way to the top again to get the new info icons.

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