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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What is the category of this post? (choose up to 2): 
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

johnbernard1984's picture

I love the site and it keeps getting better.  One thing i notice i am doing  reading the forum threads is i end up scrolling way down there. When i am done reading i have to scroll all the way back up to go to the home page. A home button near the bottom of the pages would be sweet. When i am on other sites that have them, i find that is the link i click most often.   I am not sure if others do the same as me when browsing.  

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Ron Aldof's picture

Looking better!!!

Know you are working hard. Thank you!

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

zooamerica's picture

The new sections like the Liberty Library, Health & Harvest, Important Videos/Films aren't working yet, at least not for me.    

They all have the same web address of www.acalltopaul.com/#

Minor issue, just wanted to give a heads up.  

Keep up the great work!  Site looks beautiful, Anne.

Thank you ;-) 

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Debbie's picture

for me either.   Also, I see that putting "newest posts first" is on your list; that will be very nice.  Thank you!

Liberty brings people together - Ron Paul

bort's picture

Great job!  I would still suggest the following:

1) I feel like it's a little difficult to make a new post.  You have to choose up to 2 categories and sometimes it doesn't even feel like they apply.  Plus the categories take up a lot of screen real estate so the subject and message are far removed from each other.  I wish it were a lot simpler where we just had a subject line followed by a textarea.  I think categories should be optional.  Or maybe create a dropdown?  Or allow users to create their own tags?

2) I like having a +/- but I wish it were on the right hand side like it was in DP/PL.  The +/- on the left-hand-side really throws off the formatting.

3) I am confused at the "Video URL".  I get it confused w/ the subject line sometimes.  Any chance you can just auto-expand a video URL into the actual video (the same way it worked at PL)?

 

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ATruepatriot's picture

I figured that, every webmaster needs a second account. lol

But sometimes logging back and forth is time consuming.

Thanks for taking a look at it when you get caught up a bit. I was only curious how one would know?

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

Anne's picture

as that name doesn't have administrative powers.

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

ATruepatriot's picture

I can help if you like? I can go and temporarily block you so that you can try it? But being admin your account might over ride the block feature. Have you set up a second "user" account for testing we could use to test it?

Like I mentioned before, anytime you need help that takes two party testing like this I would be absolutely honored to help if it is needed. :) 

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

Anne's picture

I don't know.  We'll have to do an experiment

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

ATruepatriot's picture

If I send a PM to another user and it does not show up in my "Sent" folder does this mean I am blocked by that user? I sent one to someone this morning and it gave me a "Sent Successfully" alert but I noticed it is not in my sent folder. Just curious is all. lol

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

Shonn33's picture

What about a separate police category...they are the #1 violators of 'our' RIGHTS! 

 

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

zooamerica's picture

What people are thinking now should be at the top of the viewers page.

In other words, this comment should be at the top instead of the bottom.    

Clicking on a post and first reading a comment from 5 days ago isn't as relevant as what people think now....that's the Internet way of life.  

People want to see what's recent, as in the last 24 hours if not less.  

If something major happens politically, what do people want to see first?

Posts from five days ago, or the most recent post?

Just my 2 cents worth of constructive criticism.      

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Debbie's picture

and was going to make this suggestion myself.  I'm coming in late on the thread, but I would much prefer the new comments to come in at the top as they were on DP.  Thanks!

Liberty brings people together - Ron Paul

Wiseburn's picture

I'm not currently seeing an option to see older posts at the bottom of the page.  (both Android and Google Gchrome on desktop.

johnbernard1984's picture

i think recent posts in the sidebar would be nice, kinda like you have recent comments in the sidebar. Also top posts in the sidebar would be nice as well. This keeps new and popular content from being buried in the depths of the actual forum it is listed in, at least for a little while. I don't know what happened to DP or PL, but i am glad someone created this site.

Broadcasting live from globalist occupied mother Canadastan

hiyopi's picture

1)  Shift Over the main forum Left Margin about an inch and a half to the Left.  Maybe move the Right too?  Try for effect.  The idea would be to get it closer to how the Daily Paul margins were set up.  We've gotten used to that format for years, hard to concentrate with things center aligned. 

2) My Honest Opinion...  This site reminds me too much of "The Blaze". 

WAY Too many Pictures (visual fluff that just takes up space) and not enough Content Link Headings (think Drudge Report - which is awesome).

Pictures are fine sometimes.  But I'd much rather just see a link.  If I'm interested in seeing it, I'll click it and read it or view the pictures associated in the link.   ALSO, while we're on the subject of links, and another reason I HATE The Blaze...  They write catchy headlines that catch your interest and make you click and open up webpage to read Bull Crap, when they could have just said this is a link to bullcrap on the original link.  If I want to read bull crap, I'll click on it, if I don't, don't make me click on it to find out the link was bull crap.  An Example from today:  "You'll Never Guess what Wild Life Official Found Alive In Australian Waters!"  You know what it was?  I was hoping Mermaids or something cool.  Nope.  It was an article about stupid Seasnakes.  Who gives a crap?  They could have just freaking said "Seasnakes once thought extict found in Austrailian Waters" and saved me the frustration. (I know you don't control what other people post, just felt like a little rant on why the blaze sucks)

 

Good Luck with your Site Man!  Looking pretty good so far!  Great Job throwing it together over the past few days, and Thanks!

bort's picture

One thing I used to regularly click on in DP/PL was a link that showed what I had posted.  That allowed me to see if others had responded to what I wrote so I could reply back to them.  Not sure if that already exists but can it be added to the list if not?

Again, I very much appreciate this site and am grateful to you for rushing to put it together.

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Anne's picture

I have some new models going in

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

bort's picture

Apologies for nit-picking as I am very grateful to you for attempting to pick up the pieces that Nystrom (intentionally) left shattered all over the place.  But a couple of suggestions:

I have to choose a dropdown as well as a checkbox.  Plus I have to scroll down to post the actual content.  I think it would be cool to keep things very simple at first.  Not have so many forum options.  It feels a little bloated.

Also, I liked the +/- on the right hand side as it indents the content of posts, making them harder to read.

 

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Anne's picture

No guarantees mind you but I'm working on some of these issues.  Remember too that we have a big change coming after Christmas to make things easier for tablets and phones which will change the look somewhat so we'll have to re assess everything then.

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

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