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Report & Review / Re: Ye Gods! An Olympian Appreciation
« Last post by Tiermann on September 20, 2021, 20:08:25 »
Great reviews so far, it's a wonderful series. I have most but haven't gone for the Olympus set yet.
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News / Re: Playmobil in the News
« Last post by JLMatterer on September 20, 2021, 16:48:42 »














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Technical Support/Testing / Re: Images not displayed in posts
« Last post by tahra on September 20, 2021, 15:11:17 »
I like the 'tabby' for many things, but its reduced functionality (compared with a laptop, for example) can be frustrating. For example, I often lose what I have written in a reply box on here, if I go to another website to look something up. I guess its got quite a small brain!

Well, I really need a full keyboard to actually WRITE something in a timely fashion..  :-[

Plus, my tabby is old (2012), put that with the user not being exactly new, and it's a disaster!
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Technical Support/Testing / Re: Images not displayed in posts
« Last post by GrahamB on September 20, 2021, 15:01:53 »
I found a setting in Firefox which allows zooming and now I can also scroll horizontally.

I like the 'tabby' for many things, but its reduced functionality (compared with a laptop, for example) can be frustrating. For example, I often lose what I have written in a reply box on here, if I go to another website to look something up. I guess its got quite a small brain!
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Technical Support/Testing / Re: Images not displayed in posts
« Last post by tahra on September 20, 2021, 12:15:08 »
I take that back. I cannot see the whole width of some pictures in Firefox (on Samsung tablet) and there seems to be no way of scrolling sideways or zooming out. This is not a criticism of PF, but of browser software which is not optimised for this platform. It seems I will have to get out my laptop (Windows, Firefox) every time I want to look at pictures on PF.

I get that sometimes on the computer too - some images are really wide...  but I can usually scroll (normally by pressing the middle mouse button)

I quit long ago trying to look at threads with loads of images on the tabby..
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Technical Support/Testing / Re: Images not displayed in posts
« Last post by GrahamB on September 20, 2021, 12:06:12 »
So I am now using Firefox, which works fine!

I take that back. I cannot see the whole width of some pictures in Firefox (on Samsung tablet) and there seems to be no way of scrolling sideways or zooming out. This is not a criticism of PF, but of browser software which is not optimised for this platform. It seems I will have to get out my laptop (Windows, Firefox) every time I want to look at pictures on PF.
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Report & Review / Re: Ye Gods! An Olympian Appreciation
« Last post by GrahamB on September 20, 2021, 11:48:30 »
Another great review, thanks Macruran!
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Report & Review / Re: Ye Gods! An Olympian Appreciation
« Last post by Macruran on September 20, 2021, 04:49:41 »
And now: Demeter! Known as Ceres in Rome, and in America as Deyard, this goddess presided over the harvest and agriculture, grains and fertility.



I have to say I think this is an absolutely SMASHING klicky :inlove: The bold combination of scarlet and pale yellow is striking and attractive. The gold trim is unique, and looks to me like an authentic ancient design.



The curly bits would've looked good on Poseidon. The scarlet might have been a deliberate choice; according to wikipedia Demeter was strongly associated with the poppy, so the color might come from that flower.

Sadly the arms are slightly lighter, and the back is blank.



Visible there are the three holes in the hair, that together make a kind of scary face!  :o
They are for mounting a big gold headdress. In my view this is the only weak point of the character.



It is simultaneously too big and not visible enough (from the front). It looks wrong to me and going forward my Demeter shall not be wearing it. She does need a headdress of some sort so I will think about it, perhaps I can come up with something that will fit on that hair, or find a different hair in the same pale colour.

Her accoutrements include a small golden scythe, for reaping grain, and representatives of the four food groups.




Highly attuned as I am to anachronisms in this theme I was all prepared to denounce those watermelons as wrong, because I assumed that watermelons are New World plants that were unknown to the ancient Greeks. Well color me incorrect! because I looked it up and watermelons were originally cultivated in ancient Egypt and North Africa, and were thus known to the Greeks! Indeed, if my ten seconds of googling can be relied on, modern Greece is the sixth largest watermelon exporter in the world!

So all told it's full marks for this beautiful klicky (minus the headdress), who, if you propitiate her correctly, will surely bless your crops!

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News / Re: Playmobil in the News
« Last post by JLMatterer on September 20, 2021, 00:17:04 »














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News / Re: New licenced theme: ASTERIX, from 2022
« Last post by IJL on September 19, 2021, 19:35:48 »
The new pictures are just getting me more excited about this! I havenít even been able to afford/store all the Greek mythology sets yet and now Asterix is on the way! Itís a great time to be a Playmofriend/Latin teacher!
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