Login | Register







Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:30 am 
Site Admin
Site Admin
Avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:17 pm
Posts: 8746
Location: Kansas City area
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: Yes
Hi, gang! As you know, our beloved website will soon be moving to Penoaks's company server. This move is the perfect opportunity for the tech team to do some serious work on the back end, redesigning the forum, fixing bugs, and adding new features.

To that end, we're looking for your feedback. What's most important to you about the site? Which features do you use the most? Which new features do you want to see implemented first? What do you think about the design and layout?

Fill out the survey here: http://goo.gl/forms/fgNCsrKGcAcSGPk03

Although we'll be leaving the survey up for several weeks, we're hoping the new site will be ready to launch by the end of the month. So the sooner you can submit your feedback, the better!

Have fun!

_________________
Give me coffee or give me death!
Lieutenant General Aubrey Leah Hansen
author, screenwriter, co-owner of Penoaks Publishing

Penoaks Publishing: Independent Publishing, Professional Quality


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:02 pm 
Writer
Writer
Avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Posts: 286
Location: FL (Formerly WY/SD)
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: No
Age: 18 Sep 1979
Is there a spot for forum related Q&A/troubleshooting/How-to type stuff? That might be a good addition.

What brings that to mind is I have a question and wasn't sure where to ask. I know the Tricky Subjects section can only be accessed by those with permission. But are there other forums that are limited to members only or are all forums/threads public? If there are - how are they marked so we know?

I'd like to be able to share writing in a more controlled setting - to fellow members but not just any guest who happens to be lurking. I know the Fireside rooms are for that purpose but there's nothing marking whether or not they are public. And I can't think of how to find out, short of logging out just to see what I can see.

_________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:18 pm 
Captain
Captain
Avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:31 pm
Posts: 12346
Location: Preston
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: No
Age: 09 May 1989
Having Members Only rooms marked as such is a really good idea!

Just so you know, the Fireside forums are private for members. People have to be logged in to see content, so your writing shared will be to members only. :)

_________________

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king

J. R. R. Tolkien


My favourite quote: "God will give His kindness for you to use when your own runs out."

Pippin's Waggy Tales

Autumn Leaves


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:27 am 
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:27 pm
Posts: 1192
Location: Southeast Michigan
Sex: Male
Are you a published author?: No
Age: 24 Feb 1987
Lady Sparks wrote:
Is there a spot for forum related Q&A/troubleshooting/How-to type stuff? That might be a good addition.

There used to be. There was an "announcements" forum, a "reference/how-to" forum, and a "tech support" forum. Then, a couple of years or so ago now, all of those were combined into "Official Chatter." Which has now, apparently, been renamed back to "Announcements and Information."

Lady Sparks wrote:
What brings that to mind is I have a question and wasn't sure where to ask. I know the Tricky Subjects section can only be accessed by those with permission. But are there other forums that are limited to members only or are all forums/threads public? If there are - how are they marked so we know?

I think there used to be some sort of FAQ thread that covered that :). But in addition to the Fireside (as mentioned), I believe that the Realms Beyond are also members-only.

(There was also a "which mod is responsible for which forum" thread; that information would IMO be better placed next to the forum names in the main forum-list page, and in the forums themselves, if the software can support that.)

_________________
Originally inspired to write by reading C.S. Lewis, but can be as perfectionist as Tolkien or as obscure as Charles Williams.

Author of A Year in Verse, a self-published illustrated collection of poetry: available in paperback and on Kindle.

My blog includes the following "departments":
  • Background on the Shine Cycle, my planned fantasy series, spanning over two centuries of an imagined world's history, several universes (including various alternate histories and our own future), and the stories of dozens of characters (many from our world).
  • Strategic Primer, a strategy game I'm developing, played by email, assisted by programs I'm developing. The current campaign (moving slowly, less than one turn a month) always needs more players.
  • My poetry.
  • Miscellaneous essays.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:34 am 
Site Admin
Site Admin
Avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:17 pm
Posts: 8746
Location: Kansas City area
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: Yes
Both excellent suggestions that we'll definitely address. :D Thank you!

_________________
Give me coffee or give me death!
Lieutenant General Aubrey Leah Hansen
author, screenwriter, co-owner of Penoaks Publishing

Penoaks Publishing: Independent Publishing, Professional Quality


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:21 am 
Writer
Writer
Avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:08 pm
Posts: 589
Sex: Male
Are you a published author?: No
Allow user preference color scheme. The current is pretty unreadable to me.

_________________
Firster, Free Trade League


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:55 pm 
Site Admin
Site Admin
Avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:17 pm
Posts: 8746
Location: Kansas City area
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: Yes
Domici wrote:
Allow user preference color scheme. The current is pretty unreadable to me.


We've gotten similar feedback, so it's definitely in the works. Do fill out the rest of the survey if you haven't already, though!

_________________
Give me coffee or give me death!
Lieutenant General Aubrey Leah Hansen
author, screenwriter, co-owner of Penoaks Publishing

Penoaks Publishing: Independent Publishing, Professional Quality


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:48 pm 
Writer
Writer
Avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Posts: 286
Location: FL (Formerly WY/SD)
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: No
Age: 18 Sep 1979
I've got a suggestion! The logout link being directly over the Forum Index link is extremely dangerous. I always almost click the wrong one! :D

_________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:10 pm 
Site Admin
Site Admin
Avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:17 pm
Posts: 8746
Location: Kansas City area
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: Yes
That's a good one! :)

If any of our new members did not see this before, feel free to go ahead and still fill out this survey! The tech team is having a meeting soon and would love to consider your additional suggestions.

_________________
Give me coffee or give me death!
Lieutenant General Aubrey Leah Hansen
author, screenwriter, co-owner of Penoaks Publishing

Penoaks Publishing: Independent Publishing, Professional Quality


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:00 pm 
Writer
Writer
Avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Posts: 286
Location: FL (Formerly WY/SD)
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: No
Age: 18 Sep 1979
I'd like to suggest The Forge being members only, too? Since it's an area we share specific writing content/ideas?

_________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Survey: Website Redesign & Feedback
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:28 pm 
Writer
Writer
Avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Posts: 286
Location: FL (Formerly WY/SD)
Sex: Female
Are you a published author?: No
Age: 18 Sep 1979
Another suggestion. It'd be nice if we could subscribe to topics from the bottom instead of the top. When I forget to click "notify me when a reply is posted" I have to scroll up and up to find the link.

_________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron