Suggestions for Site Improvement

Anne Mon, 12/21/2015 - 14:56

Pending Improvement Possibilities:

  1. email continuity
  2. check banner auto resizing issue
  3. "Key word research" error
  4.  delineation between user messages (color)
  5. Unread Messages
  6. larger fonts for better message readability
  7. make it Responsive so that all smaller devices
  8. Consider removing the Up-Down voting system. (have an inter site poll about it)
  9. keep hyperlinks displayed from causing the user to leave your page
  10. make messages "newest first"
  11. Check to see if names can be added to the side teaser lists
  12. Video embed size
  13. better navigation on home screen
  14.  a faster server
  15. Donate button
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Anne's picture
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"Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life to you."  Thomas Jefferson

mountaincat's picture

Are you aware that most of the videos on the jam session have disappeared ?

EDIT: I have another question, What is the proper size for videos ?

The bar to embed a video is now gone and I have not been able to get the other method to work.

 

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Anne's picture

field had gotten corrupted.  I tried to save the info and find a work around for the past couple of weeks but to no avail.  I have ultimately fixed the problem but I can't replace the embeded vids in those fields.  Maybe we all could work together figuring out which vids were posted and how to replace them.

Vids here are probably best embedded at size 400 w x 225 h.  That's the size I aim for.

Sorry I took so long to repond :o) 

 

"Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life to you."  Thomas Jefferson

Shonn33's picture

You did a great job on this site...i love being here too, and i like the new members column. Thanks for your hard work!

 

"Justice is indivisible, an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". MLK

VR's picture

WTG Anne?

Thanks for standing in the breach.

 

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Immanuel Kant

crabacado's picture

since VR won't...lol!

Thanks for putting your finger in the dyke, Anne

All us guys appreciate it. :)

Okay, so now I'm banned I guess?

A man who chops his own wood is warmed by it twice

Donald Trump's picture

Will the site change its name and theme?

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VR's picture

 and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

- Mark Twain

 

The 'Paul' refers to Mr. Revere

 

 

 

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Immanuel Kant

Donald Trump's picture

Ohhh I thought Paul McCartney.

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bort's picture

Adding a new post is improved but I still think having to choose a category is a bit annoying.  If you require it, can you at least move it below the body of the message.  I think it makes sense to see the subject and body next to each other when you click "new post" (or whatever the link is).  Also, is the "video URL" necessary?  Can't it just be that we paste in a YouTube URL and it auto inflates to the embed version plus adds the URL beneath it?  I know it can be done as that's how PL did it.  Not sure how difficult it would be to replicate.  

In the current set up, what if you want to post 2 video URLs?  Can it be done or is it a max of 1 per post?

 

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Anne's picture

confusing.  I want to keep the categories as I'm planning on using them for sorting content into pages.

Some people use the paste URL media embed box exclusively.  But others use the media embed in the message editor.  With that one you can post multiple videos in one post.  I haven't been able to get URL inter-comment embeds to work properly yet.  I think Michael was useiing Drupal 6 for PL and possibly Drupal 4 or 5 for Daily Paul.  I'm using Drupal 7 and some new modules are available and others are discontinued.  I can't get the exact voting module that Michael had and that's only one example.  I believe there is a way to insert  url's into the comment areas and have them work but I haven't found the solution yet.  I've taken the site down twice to try to fix this and only ended up loosing the ability to comment all together.  So then I had to put everything back the way it was.  Until i find a solution to this you will have to deal with a URL bar.  I can however move it so it's less confusing for the time being.

I feel your frustration, I do.  But, we'll get there.  Hard to believe that we've been up for 19 days so far.

"Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life to you."  Thomas Jefferson

babybear's picture

Where can I find my comments(replies) and relies to my comments? Sometimes I can't remember where(title) I made a comment to search for it. Would be easy to have a place to click and check. Maybe there is, but I don't see it. Thanks.

ATruepatriot's picture

I am curious if you would consider a "Testing" sticky here so that folks can test and practice with their Image and video sources in it rather than run into problems and mistakes trying to post them in an existing thread and messing it up? There may be some that are apprehensive to post content because they don't want to mess up a good thread if they get it wrong...myself included :)

I am currently setting up a personal image gallery and could use an out of the way thread to test URL functions from it to here without disrupting any of the other threads. :) Thank you for considering this option!

"Jack of all Trades...Master of None" But forever learning more!

Anne's picture

Not tonight though as I'm exhausted.  However, tomorrow is the first day of 2016, and that is a perfect day to make plans for future improvements and change.

You all are great! 

Happy New Year!!

 

"Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life to you."  Thomas Jefferson

KiwiRichard's picture

I find the Italic font harder to read

KiwiRichard

Ron Aldof's picture

1 A separate link to check polls that have been posted. All polls separated so one can easily pick ones to vote on.

2. A side bar that has favorite site links, example Drudge, The Hill, Lions of Liberty, etc.

No hurry, just suggestions... :)

#IStandWithRandAndLiberty!
I am dumbfounded at the choices for president this year. Well really for the last 8 presidential years.

Shonn33's picture

If someone clicks onto another name and then click the log out button...will that log someone else out????? But it might come in handy for abusive people???

 

"Justice is indivisible, an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". MLK

babybear's picture

sorta like an ejection seat--boiing!

Anne's picture

nor is it currently implemented....

nor is it even possible

"Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life to you."  Thomas Jefferson

Danton's picture

Particulars are listed in this post:

http://www.acalltopaul.com/content/trouble-changing-password

Thanks! (Yes I AM a "dinosaur", or pc-illiterate) LOL

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The Cat's picture

Had problems getting password set, as well.  Have you tried to set up your profile yet?  I'm finding it to be an impossible task. 

Oh well, the glitches will be worked out over time.  Anne has her hands full and deserves credit for all she has done so far.

Larger fonts would help us old dinosaurs a lot, too.

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