We know many people have noticed small changes in the site over the last few weeks. These changes will continue in preperation for helping you all get used to the new site. The new site will have a very modern look and feel, but will retain the things you need. Our developer has worked with us to create a streamlined approach to navigation, including making the site responsive, so it works well on all devices.
We know change makes people uncomfortable, but that you are all excited for this change. We want the switch over to the new site to be a good thing for you all and have thought out some pre-launch changes that we hope will help you all get used to the new navigation before we change the look of the site.
This week's change is removing the Groups/Forums page, as forums are no longer open for new posts, we no longer need that link in the menu system. The page was also quite broken and we could not get it to work well again. You can still see new comments made on exsisting forum posts by clicking on either Recent Posts or Dashboard (which acutally take you to the same place).
Over the next week or so we will be restructuring the menu on the site to be more in line with how we have structured the new site and the orange tool box will be going away. You will stil have access to everything in the orange toolbox, just in different ways. For example, you can already get to your profile by clicking on your username at the tope of any page and you can then get to all your projects, stash, looms, etc. from your profile.
We really do hope this helps the transition. We hope to have more specific news about testing the data conversion soon, we are waiting to hear back from the developer with more details. We know you all have been waiting a very long time for this site. We have made more progress in the last year than the previous 2 years combined and can't thank our developer enough for his help and expertise in this.
In the mean time, happy weaving,
Erica and Oliver
It is going to be interesting to see the changes. What I would like to see is more information on the profile page; Name, Location, add website or blog, and a little about the person.
been more spam - one of my tasks is to go through and try to identify and report the spam for removal. Some of this is because the site has been more active therefore mor attractive to spammers. Hopefully the new site will help to filter out more of the spam so we get real posts and useful instead
Thank you Endorph, you are absolutely correct.
I also want to thank everyone who helps combat the spam problem by reporting it! :)
Finally, I will publically explain that the only real tried and true method for preventing spam is vetting people before their account is made active. As Weavolution is run only 2 people, this would mean we would have to make people wait before they could post. Weavolution has always intentionally been more open and welcoming to people and we would like to keep it that way. :)
I like the openness. Spam is just part of the internet. As long as there is an easy way to report it, I am confident that you 2 humans doing all of this work will be able to take care of it!
We hope you all find clicking the Flag as Spam button an easy way to report spam. The standard method will remain clicking a button on the new site, but the button will become less obtrusive, as we are moving to icon buttons rather than text butons on the new site.
It seems the Search feature is not working.
It wants to stay locked on "users", not "content".
And produced no results when I enter something simple like "Daily", which should produce numerous selections.
This is a great site with lots of useful information, but a strong search is crucial to retrieve information.
I found the same problem as Sally when trying to do searches on terms and topics I know are numerous. Had no results.
I have had webmaster experience. Is there a task I can do to help you with a Search function?
There has been "An HTTP error 0 occurred" message popping up lately in the project write-up page when you click in a field that calls a list requester.
Has anyone else seen this?