What is going on with the Homepage?

I think the techies have been tinkering again.

Sometimes I get this pretty picture

But more often than not I get this blank space. 

Is it just me or everyone experiencing the same?



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  • Hi

    I've NEVER NOTICED a colour picture at the top !


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  • Don't worry, you're not going mad, I've seen the picture a couple of times (but normally just get the white space). It's doubtless the same issue that gives us the intermittent RSPB logo/Home link top left that's never been resolved!


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  • Same here, intermittment flower pic ... see also that we've lost the page refresh icon?


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  • Have seen both the flower picture and the white blocked space! Had also noticed that we had lost the small grey round refresh symbol! More like sense, as has been said, to fix, change things that have been requested or updates that were of use to everyone.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • I noticed the page change about a week ago.

    While I'm with Robbo, it seems someone has the time, and money, to spend decorating the page, but not sorting other issues out, it may help the new users to the forum, particularly those with no or limited knowledge.

    But then, I see tis as another typical feature of modern life, lets gloss it up and sweep the real issues under the carpet.


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  • I noticed the change a few days ago, did not get a photo in the white block for many days and was surprised to see they have taken up so much space with an RSPB advert. Odd that after there was so much discussion and requests a few years ago from folks who post here that the home page ought to contain as many posts as possible, they have gone and changed the format on the home page with, admittedly, a pretty picture, but really people, do we actually want that there?!

    Kind regards, Ann