Dear Forum Members,
You may have noticed that the forum has changed a bit since your last visit. This is in response to some critiques and suggestions for improvement, which, following a software update from the web provider, I have now been able to implement for you.
The forum is now split into a series of categories. This aims to allow people to focus on areas that are of particular interest to them, without having to scroll through all posts. More categories can be added by forum moderators, so if you would like to see a new category, or even a subcategory within a particular area, please let us know, and we will look at accommodating this.
The current categories are:
1) Forum Rules and Queries (for forum rules, questions and requests)
2) General Discussions (where old forum posts are based – this will NOT be deleted, and you are NOT obliged to move the post to its relevant category, but please ensure that future posts are placed in the most appropriate category)
3) Napoleon (for discussions on the man himself)
4) French Revolution
5) Coalition Wars (you may well want us to break that down for you)
6) Peninsular War
7) War at Sea
9) Napoleonic era society
10) Key figures
11) Napoleonicist (for questions, comments and requests on my podcast, available via the tab above)
12) New work and Research
13) Social (so that people can chat more generally during the coronavirus crisis)
Posts are now listed in horizontal strips so that you can quickly see what the latest posts are, what the most recent activity is on each post, and what people are talking about. Previously posts were laid out in boxes, which made it harder to determine this.
Latest posts – at the bottom of the page you will find nine white-backed boxes which show you the last nine posts on the forum (across all categories). I can increase this number if members would like me to, but thought that too many would potentially overload.
Please be aware that by clicking the three vertical dots at the end of each strip, you can ‘follow’ a post, and get updates every time someone comments on it. You can also list posts in order of most recent activity by clicking the ‘Sort by’ button (next to the black ‘Create New Post’ button), and then clicking ‘Recent Activity’ in the drop down menu. You can also stay up to date via the wix.com app.
Please also remember that you can search for posts on a particular topic, using the search function on the top right of the forum page. You can search the entire website for material on any topic by using the search tab in the menu on the top left of the page.
Can I take the opportunity to thank my brilliant team: Phoebe Style, Jacqueline Reiter and Gavin Lewis. I also want to thank all of you. The forum now has around 225 members from across the world, has had 13,000 post views, and 1600 comments across 223 threads. Please keep your comments, questions, and info about the latest research coming, and let friends know about what we do here, as we continue to develop the legacy of the great Napoleon Series Discussion Forum.
Stay well, and stay safe