In an effort to improve the ease of use by being able to access all categories of our forum in one place, we are trying out a different format. This format will be live for two weeks, you will see the Forum Categories displayed on our Home Page, you will then be able to access each category from the home page. We have found that our members are not enjoying or don't know that we have a forum with multiple categories available to them. This will be a beta test only, I look forward to hearing and reading about your experiences with the new format in the coming week. Your feedback will determine if we keep the new forum format or not.
To submit your feedback, please drop me a line, send me a message at The American Woodworker's Page. You can send me a personal message or leave a comment on this page.
Thank you and I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe weekend!
Thanks for your feedback Lew! Keep it coming folks, your input is highly valued, your input determines our direction on this network. Remember this is OUR network.
I'm having a REALLY hard time with it.
The Forums are there but I like the new replies and new topics where they were, right out in front!!
So far I like the fact the recent activity is at the top of the page so I don't have to scroll down to check what's going on. It always
takes me along time to adjust to any forum format so I'm still working this one out.
I am very familiar with this format and I know it will be a success in the upcoming future as soon as the folks get used to it.
As you know we had a hard time at first on the other forum with this style of format but once everyone got used to it everything settled down.
We can have a lot of fun with it especially when everyone gets more acquainted and I will be happy to assist anyone with a problem or question.
For the little time I spend on here, seems ok to me.
I'm with Dragon1. I liked to old format. I have two Icons on my tool that are always visible. One is for the home page and one is for the forums. Just a click of the mouse took me to either place.
That being said, I can handle it either way. So let the minority rule.
Rich, forum helper.
Rich, do you mean you had an icon shortcut on your toolbar browser? That can be changed.
Bob, our forum was open for all to see for the longest time, but we kept getting spammed big time by bot's, the little critters that spammers use to put crud on our network.
We had spammers that would mass sale sexual toys, and pharmaceuticals on our site, so unfortunately we had to lock it down. That was done about 4 months ago, we have had zero spammers since, it would be nice to open it back up to the world to view, we might just do that given the time that has passed. I would much rather us being an open site for all to see as you suggested.
Keep it up!
Bob, I changed the settings of our network so anyone can see everything on this network without being a member. Let's see how we do, this will be a trial basis. Folks will not be able to post unless they are a member, I think that's fair, but the world can see our network without being a member. It make take a couple hours for the settings to take affect.
Lets cross our fingers the spammers stay away this time.