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All you people who are pissing and moaning because the site ain't what it usedterbe: get over it! Sure the new site has faults, but give it time. Let's send in our criticisms and give the webmaster a chance to fix stuff. Most new sites have fits and glitches and need reworking. People who are bemoaning change are just stuck in their rut. They woulda killed the guy who invented fire because they stuck their hand in before the found out how it worked and got burned. Save us from the old grousers! Hail to the new site, faults and all! ingrid

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Stick your head out of the closet....

Technology has changed the landscape over the past 5 years and social media sites have advanced dramatically. This particular site, while a pretty blue - my favorite color - is woefully lacking in functionality and ease of use. Given that this website is the cornerstone of the NYCC where all members and non-members list and learn about rides it needs to be more functional and user friendly. So, I say scrap the pretty colors and go functional.

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"list and learn"

Although disabled by shyness, "Anon2" knows his/her Gilbert & Sullivan.

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Agreed

I respect and appreciate the efforts of the volunteer staff behind the redesigned site - but the MB is a step backwards. To me, the problem isn't adjusting to an unfamiliar interface. The new MB just doesn't work as well as the old one.

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MB is a step backwards?

Can you please explain why its not easier than the last one?

I can post links easier, photo's and video. I get email alerts when someone responds to my post. I have control on these settings. I can sometimes see someones face if they used a profile pic. I never found most of this on the old MB. Can you please tell me why this one fails in comparison to the old one?

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yep on links and video

I agree with you on that. For me, the empty space between posts and lack of nesting make the "conversation" hard to follow. I also miss the thread map at the top of the topic - very useful the next time there's a 60 post Lance Armstrong dust-up. I'm just one voice, and I'll adjust to the new MB - and I'm grateful and aware that NYCC members made it happen. But while the old MB is fresh in our minds, it's good to recall what worked there. Maybe some of that can migrate here.

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Maybe not a step backwards...

I like the new site, but the aesthetics being carried over into the message board seems a big mistake. What's very odd to me is the lack of text reasonably adjusting to a certain percentage of your screen's width, a feature which even basic html coding has been accomplishing for over a decade. All the posts are extremely narrow on my screen, about 400 pixels wide. It's almost like reading the classifieds in the paper!!!

I wasn't fond of the nesting function in the old message board, or the new. It makes things easier to read, but for me, more annoying to follow as things are added... but good grief, I can't remember having to scroll up and down so much for so little information in my life.

I also fiddled with the text/background color options in the rich-text reply mode, and also posting an image. Neither works for me.

Lastly, I haven't experienced such slow response in posting messages since dial-up internet.

I'm still appreciative of all who worked to make it happen though. =)

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new message board

The problem isn't that the message board needs tweaking....it's a bucket of fail. The previous one was much better in every area.*

That said the rest of the site is much better than the old one.

*ok it is pretty cool that I could put a pic of me and my cat next to my username

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what works and doesn't work

What does not work: Slow loading on mobile devices, blue color, lack of nesting, no continuity of threads, small font, annoying font and from what I've noticed so far few very active users using the msg board. Meaning their maybe a number of people who are viewing the msg board and that number is skewed, but if one notices there is very few users actually making comments on the board. Which leads one to believe that this site is a turnoff for the vast majority of past users. This neither benefits nor enhances the NYCC brand. Hopefully, this will be rectified sooner than later before too many of us are turned off to the site and drift away from NYCC completely.

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Why I'm Pissing & Moaning

The reason why I'm pissing and moaning is because it's IMPOSSIBLE to find the ride sign-in sheet on this new web site. Where the hell is it?

It's certainly not here:

http://www.nycc.org/volunteer

And you certainly can't find the Accident Report that is referenced on this page.

Get it together people.

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I'm out

After 30 years of NYCC I'm out. This site is just too dam hard to use and follow. Later.

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Restricting the Rides Listing to Members

Isn't it self-defeating to restrict the ride listings to members? I'll be that alot of members joined up after coming on a few rides and deciding the club was worth joining. I think that was the case with me.

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