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Title: Forum only?
Post by: JulieG on May 13, 2012, 08:42:21 PM
Is there a time line that NADAC will be switching over from communicating through both the yahoo list and the forum; to forum only? I thought that at the announcement of the forum that the transition was going to be made within a few weeks. I personally am finding it very difficult to try to follow two location; there are only so many hours in the day :(
Thanks
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sharon Nelson on May 13, 2012, 09:52:19 PM
Is there a time line that NADAC will be switching over from communicating through both the yahoo list and the forum; to forum only? I thought that at the announcement of the forum that the transition was going to be made within a few weeks. I personally am finding it very difficult to try to follow two location; there are only so many hours in the day :(
Thanks
I am open to suggestions!!

Since the forum is "new" there is a lot of opposition to it................ until it becomes "norm"... it doesn't really matter that it is better or easier............. it is "new"...

If everyone had a positive attitude and openness to engage "new" things in life, all things in life could become "easier" and quite possibly "better" too!

Sharon
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 13, 2012, 10:16:33 PM
And a fun fact is that we are just barely a month into using the new forum.   And in that month we have made BIG changes to the layout,features and options.    I was/am very appreciative of everyone who jumped in and helped test this out and make it work.   But it is important to remember it has only been a month.  It is still in its infancy
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Shirlene Clark on May 13, 2012, 11:05:32 PM
a good way would be if all that love and enjoy this wonderful new forum sing it from the rooftops.  Sometimes if people hear all that is good even if they feel a little afraid they will take a peek.  Who knows they might like what they see  :)
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sharon Nelson on May 14, 2012, 12:30:55 AM
They would love it if they tried it and got past the initial fear of "new".  Fun forum!

Sharon
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: TheQuestKnight on May 14, 2012, 05:19:32 AM
Hi Sharon, Becky, Chris, Amanda et al.,

Given that "corporate" NADAC is in the process of relocating to Bend and Canby, Oregon . . .

Given that some entries for 2012 Championships have been sent . . .

Given that NADAC's awards "mailing season" will be here before any of us realize it . . .

I believe that the longer the Yahoo! list in permitted to exist and be a "mirror" for the NADAC forum, the more resistant people will be to leave their old "comfort zone" of the Yahoo! list.

My favorite tune on my PC is Joe Walsh's first release in 20 years . . . "Analog Man", 'cuz that's what I am, too! <LOL>  That said, it only took me a few days to get totally comfortable with the NADAC forum format and find the information that is "critical" to me . . .

That said, I would favor a conversion date no sooner than July 15th, 2012 . . . that gives everyone TWO MONTHS to "convert" . . . and absolutely no later than November 1st . . . which may give Sharon and the NADAC staff time to settle into their new "digs", get through the task of mailing awards and recover a little from 2012 Championships.

If it's difficult for any of us to keep pace with both the list and the forum, think of what it has to be like for Sharon and Chris!!!

For now, I would suggest that RULES UPDATES/CHANGES ONLY be posted on the NADAC forum . . . that should provide a sufficient "kick in the underwear" to get folks motivated . . . then again, there's still a handful that show up at trials with NO CLUE regarding rule changes and get upset when they learn of them!  Wha'cha gonna do 'bout 'dem???  Maybe they're mushrooms and love living life in the dark! <LOL> 
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sionnach on May 14, 2012, 06:13:19 AM
Is there a time line that NADAC will be switching over from communicating through both the yahoo list and the forum; to forum only? I thought that at the announcement of the forum that the transition was going to be made within a few weeks. I personally am finding it very difficult to try to follow two location; there are only so many hours in the day :(
Thanks

 Seconding that - as mentioned in another post, I was under the impression that this forum was supposed to be the main source at this point, and got blindsided by something at a trial because I missed a discussion on the e-mail list. I MUCH prefer the forum, because it's so easy to skim through headers and see if there's a discussion I should read.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Jeannie Biggers on May 14, 2012, 08:10:26 AM
They would love it if they tried it and got past the initial fear of "new".  Fun forum!

Sharon

I have always been surprised at the fear people have of "new things" or "changes" in all aspects of life.  Maybe I am the weird one for getting a "high" off of the unknown or the fear of a challenge....  Do I always "like" the changes that take place in my life or the "new things" that I encounter?  No, but if I am the one that makes the choice the venture there instead of being forced, I feel I have much better odds of liking it!! And if I am one of the first to venture, I am a step ahead of everyone else  ;D   Hmmm and maybe it could possibly have something to do with my "type" of personality   :P
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sharon Nelson on May 14, 2012, 09:22:37 AM
Hi Sharon, Becky, Chris, Amanda et al.,

Given that "corporate" NADAC is in the process of relocating to Bend and Canby, Oregon . . .

Given that some entries for 2012 Championships have been sent . . .

Given that NADAC's awards "mailing season" will be here before any of us realize it . . .

I believe that the longer the Yahoo! list in permitted to exist and be a "mirror" for the NADAC forum, the more resistant people will be to leave their old "comfort zone" of the Yahoo! list.

That said, I would favor a conversion date no sooner than July 15th, 2012 . . . that gives everyone TWO MONTHS to "convert" . . . . which may give Sharon and the NADAC staff time to settle into their new "digs", get through the task of mailing awards and recover a little from 2012 Championships.


Good idea!  I really want everyone on the same page long before Championships!!  I think July 15th is a good date!

Sharon
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: LJKing on May 14, 2012, 09:34:06 AM
The problem is not only that the Forum is new, but also that the word has not gotten out. I mentioned it at the FR last weekend and not one of the people I was talking to had any idea that there was a new means of communication, let alone that it was better than the old one.

So, how can we get the word out?

1) Ask club reps, through the clubs' list,  to pass on the information about the Forum to their members.  Many of us have already done this, but perhaps the request can be made official?

2) Judges could mention it--really just a word or two-- in the general briefing. I know there are a lot of things to get through in a briefing, but at least people could be made aware that it exists.

3) Trial secretaries can pass the word on as well.  I know I send bits of information out to exhibitors before the trial...it could be added there, for example. Plus, I assume that new wording is being added to premiums, replacing the section about the Yahoo? Perhaps a big red arrow could point to the change, since we all know people are notoriously bad at reading premiums.  :)

I'm sure others have more ideas!

Lynda in OR


Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Lynn Broderick on May 14, 2012, 09:43:08 AM
I'm not afraid of new things, and definitely in favor of better, always...

I do miss the digest option of the yahoo group. My one wish (at present) is for that option to be available in the forum. I too find it hard to visit this site every day- to have it arrive in my mailbox works really well for me. I can skim past the ones I'm not interested in, but I do know that a topic has been started. I have marked notify on all discussions on here, but it seems to be hit or miss.

Chris- is a digest option a possibility?

Regarding the switch from yahoo to here- I'm in favor of a cut-off date, but has this forum been really promoted/blitzed so everyone knows? I think that has to take place before the yahoo group goes down. And maybe daily reminders on the yahoo group that an end-date is nearing?

Oh- other thoughts- can we get the NADAC Rescue info on here? And, is the club list going to be converted as well?

Thanks for everything you do!!
Lynn
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Jackie Brasen on May 14, 2012, 10:51:26 AM
I agree, give a heads up and set a timeframe of whatever it is. Same as we say a new rule will go in effect by this date or that date. Some people won't like it, some people will wait till the last minute... but it does get done.
 
The only other thing I would say is please advertise the change well on the website and the old yahoo group. It is easy to set up an automatic reminder - have a message that goes to all on the yahoo group once a week until final move date... or something like that.   ;)
 
for my part I'm going to include and extra line in our results email on how to check their points & suggesting they sign up on this forum from the trial I am secretary for this coming weekend. If everybody spreads the word we'll get more people here and eventually most of them will be happy about it.  ;D
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 14, 2012, 11:54:16 AM
Digest...maybe.   individual emails...maybe.

I will dig deep when I get settled tonight.

My viewpoint:

If this forum does what I hope it will a digest or individual email option will be impossible to read.


So many people don't read that yahoo group because its hard to.  If all those people (plus new ones) all start posting here then it would become unbearable the sheer number of emails you would get.

Which is why a digest/individual email option is so hard to find with these forums, because they are built for a lot of posts to go through.  And most all programmers would find it silly to build a mod that would essentuall clog their users emails.

Maybe we will never get to that point.    Buti know on the other boards I am on I am very grateful that I don't have thousands of emails each day
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: TheQuestKnight on May 14, 2012, 12:40:55 PM
A digest seems like a waste of time to me.

The forum is set up in a way that folks can manipulate it as they so choose . . .

I would suggest that Sharon, Chris or someone start a weekly "Countdown Notice" on the Yahoo! list towards July 15th . . .

EVERY list, forum, whatever . . . has limitations . . . why don't we ALL WAIT to see what Chris comes up with, given "Mom's" and "Sis's" input as to what they need!!!

NADAC offers soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much to their exhibitors!!!  Let us ALL give Chris and his "advisors" a bit of time to sort of "refine stuff" . . .

For as computer unsavvy as I am, I've already come to the LOGICAL conclusion that the FORUM format will be DIFFERENT from the Yahoo! format . . . <Insert Homer Simpson D'Oh!" here>

I get the VERY REAL sense that Chris and Amanda are assuming much more of the NADAC "work load" so their Mom and Becky and a few others can start to look forward to a bit more time sipping a cocktail on the deck instead of burning the midnight oil over a computer . . .

Ya know, over the history of NADAC, Sharon, Becky and so many others have devoted such a HUGE portion of their lives to NADAC and catering to us . . .

Amanda has a spouse to be nice too . . . Chris is still an unattached, HANDSOME, FLIRTATEOUS cowboy . . . so their time is legitametely budgeted differently . . . at least I hope that it is!!! <G>

Ya'll gotta remember the time when something else was more important than agility in yer life! <LOL>

The NADAC forum is AWESOME!!!  Chirs, Sharon, Amanda, Marj, Arlene, Becky and others have kept us updated here as well as on the Yahoo! site!

C'mon guys, stuff is changing and progressing . . . get wit' da program . . . or get left behind!!!

Al & Pellinore in OH
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 14, 2012, 08:19:25 PM
I think people have touched on many of the reasons that people have not yet migrated here.  Whether it's because they're busy, or are afraid to try something new, or think it's a waste of time to check two lists, or they think they are already getting what they need from the Yahoo list so why go elsewhere, or don't want to take time to learn yet one more new thing in their already busy lives, or they even don't KNOW the forum exists.... 

I think there is one answer to get people to come to the forum: the Yahoo list ends.  Publicize daily or weekly on the Yahoo list that the Yahoo list will be ending on a certain date, and then on that date the Yahoo list ends.  I don't know if a message can then be left on the Yahoo list when it is over so those who didn't get the message earlier know where to go, but even if not, if it is publicized as the first post on the list every day, people will have no excuse.  As Jackie said, some people may not like the change, or wait until the last minute to change, but if they have to be here to get information about NADAC, they will come.   8)

I liked the digest too.  It was each individual post coming as individual emails that drove me nuts, so I changed to the digest. That way I knew I was getting every post, and could ignore those that did not interest me.  Here I am still uncertain whether I have read every post that might be of value, or if I missed a post because someone posted it under a topic that has no relevance to their post and I did not look at it.  I have tried the "notification" tab, but that sometimes seems to be hit and miss.  It worked for awhile, and then notifications stopped coming.  And it appears that you have to request notification for each topic, but I may be wrong on that!

I don't know how Chris responds to every concern so quickly on the forum, but kudos for good work!
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 14, 2012, 08:33:24 PM
There is a button at the very bottom of the main page that says 'View the most recent posts on the forum'.

That will show each and every post.   Out of context, but there none the less.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 14, 2012, 08:40:51 PM
There is a button at the very bottom of the main page that says 'View the most recent posts on the forum'.

That will show each and every post.   Out of context, but there none the less.

I've discovered "Show unread posts since last visit."  That takes me to the topic, and if I don't recall what the topic is about or the context, I can scroll up to read previous posts.  Is that the same thing? Does that ensure I don't miss any posts?
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: JulieG on May 14, 2012, 08:44:44 PM
(edited)
I believe that the longer the Yahoo! list in permitted to exist and be a "mirror" for the NADAC forum, the more resistant people will be to leave their old "comfort zone" of the Yahoo! list.

(edited)

That said, I would favor a conversion date no sooner than July 15th, 2012 . . . that gives everyone TWO MONTHS to "convert" . . . and absolutely no later than November 1st . . . which may give Sharon and the NADAC staff time to settle into their new "digs", get through the task of mailing awards and recover a little from 2012 Championships.

If it's difficult for any of us to keep pace with both the list and the forum, think of what it has to be like for Sharon and Chris!!!

For now, I would suggest that RULES UPDATES/CHANGES ONLY be posted on the NADAC forum . . . that should provide a sufficient "kick in the underwear" to get folks motivated . . . then again, there's still a handful that show up at trials with NO CLUE regarding rule changes and get upset when they learn of them!  Wha'cha gonna do 'bout 'dem???  Maybe they're mushrooms and love living life in the dark! <LOL>

I agree; I think a deadline would be great! One thing that is great about NADAC (although I will admit I have been frusturated at times depending on what why the quick change happens) is that decisions can be made immediately. There is no voting. Or over discussing everyone's opinion. For example; the recent change w/ skilled points going towards NATCHes again...poof, it's done; as it should have in the first place (ok, my opinion inserted there). The idea that rules/changes will be here only is a great motivator! Good idea!

Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: JulieG on May 14, 2012, 08:46:17 PM
(edited)

So, how can we get the word out?

(edited)

Good ideas! The other thing is that the website still says to go join the yahoo list...maybe that can be changed!
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 14, 2012, 11:23:56 PM
There is a button at the very bottom of the main page that says 'View the most recent posts on the forum'.

That will show each and every post.   Out of context, but there none the less.

I've discovered "Show unread posts since last visit."  That takes me to the topic, and if I don't recall what the topic is about or the context, I can scroll up to read previous posts.  Is that the same thing? Does that ensure I don't miss any posts?

Indeed it does
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 14, 2012, 11:38:01 PM
Thank you all for your patience as we work through these things!  (Chris especially) You guys at NADAC must be sorely tried by us at times.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: LJKing on May 15, 2012, 08:57:20 AM
Sheila wrote:
"I liked the digest too.  It was each individual post coming as individual emails that drove me nuts, so I changed to the digest. That way I knew I was getting every post, and could ignore those that did not interest me.  Here I am still uncertain whether I have read every post that might be of value, or if I missed a post because someone posted it under a topic that has no relevance to their post and I did not look at it.  I have tried the "notification" tab, but that sometimes seems to be hit and miss.  It worked for awhile, and then notifications stopped coming.  And it appears that you have to request notification for each topic, but I may be wrong on that!"

I'm trying to quote Sheila but I'm not doing it correctly. Anyway, I wanted to say that this is the only disadvantage I've found of the Forum. When everything is divided, how do you make sure you've read all pertinent posts? Not a complaint...I think Chris is doing a fabulous job. I'm simply wondering how I should go about it.

Lynda
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Cris Larson on May 15, 2012, 10:13:11 AM
Personally, I'm beyond thrilled you have an online message board now. I'm so much more comfortable with this format than the email groups. I am the member of a bunch of yahoo groups for various dog related things. There's only one I really read through for New England Dog News/classes/events. It's short, there's little chatter on it other than to post events. Therefore it's quick and deadly to read.

The other yahoo dog groups there's a quite of bit of discussion and I have those set on daily digest. I skim the titles and see if anything really, really interests me...then I delete. I find it really annoying to see a topic that I might want to read but I see it with 20 replies. Then I have to wade through the replies to find the original post.  I can say, I may have read two topics from the NADAC yahoo group in the two years I've been on it. 99% of the daily digests, I skim and I delete. So, when the yahoo group moves on to the rainbow bridge...I can't say I'll miss it.  ;)
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 15, 2012, 02:32:02 PM
Quote
Sheila
"I liked the digest too.  It was each individual post coming as individual emails that drove me nuts, so I changed to the digest. That way I knew I was getting every post, and could ignore those that did not interest me.  Here I am still uncertain whether I have read every post that might be of value, or if I missed a post because someone posted it under a topic that has no relevance to their post and I did not look at it.  I have tried the "notification" tab, but that sometimes seems to be hit and miss.  It worked for awhile, and then notifications stopped coming.  And it appears that you have to request notification for each topic, but I may be wrong on that!"

I'm trying to quote Sheila but I'm not doing it correctly. Anyway, I wanted to say that this is the only disadvantage I've found of the Forum. When everything is divided, how do you make sure you've read all pertinent posts? Not a complaint...I think Chris is doing a fabulous job. I'm simply wondering how I should go about it.

Lynda
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 15, 2012, 05:21:10 PM

I'm trying to quote Sheila but I'm not doing it correctly. Anyway, I wanted to say that this is the only disadvantage I've found of the Forum. When everything is divided, how do you make sure you've read all pertinent posts? Not a complaint...I think Chris is doing a fabulous job. I'm simply wondering how I should go about it.

Lynda

Just hit "Insert Quote" that is in the upper right hand corner of the post you want to quote, and it will bring up a reply box with the quote already in it.  You can even edit the quote if you are careful to keep the two "quote" indicators on either side of the quote.  If you want to see what the message looks like before you post it, hit the "Preview" button ( it's with the 'post' and 'spell check' buttons) in the lower right hand side of the area where you compose your message.  Voila!  It willl appear in a box as your quote does above!




Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 15, 2012, 08:33:55 PM
I fixed that one for you :)

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Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: tbkerns on May 16, 2012, 04:25:40 AM
Made the "Forum only" move today.  No longer receiving emails from "the list".
 :D
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sharon Nelson on May 16, 2012, 09:19:26 AM
Thank you!!

Sharon
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Cris Larson on May 16, 2012, 10:23:31 AM
I'm another one that "cut the cord"...left the yahoo group just a couple of minutes ago.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Joe Fisher on May 16, 2012, 12:17:50 PM
There's a simple way, and IMO it's much better than digest.

Set it so there's a deal under account info that says "show unread posts since your last visit"

I'm sorry, that's the way I have mine set up but I cannot remember the specific steps I used.

it's great though, I just click on "show unread posts", there's a page with unread posts. I just can glance at them and click on what I am interested in.

I also have (under account info) "show new replies to your last post"

Joe



I do miss the digest option of the yahoo group. My one wish (at present) is for that option to be available in the forum. I too find it hard to visit this site every day- to have it arrive in my mailbox works really well for me. I can skim past the ones I'm not interested in, but I do know that a topic has been started.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Jeannie Biggers on May 16, 2012, 01:25:46 PM
I know this has been discussed but RSS Feeds are pretty cool as well...... or Tapatalk on the iPhone, iPad stuff.  The RSS Feeds give you a "link" to go straight to the entire subject.  Just a couple more ideas instead of digest..... :P
Title: Re: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 16, 2012, 04:25:27 PM
There's a simple way, and IMO it's much better than digest.

Set it so there's a deal under account info that says "show unread posts since your last visit"

I'm sorry, that's the way I have mine set up but I cannot remember the specific steps I used.

it's great though, I just click on "show unread posts", there's a page with unread posts. I just can glance at them and click on what I am interested in.

I also have (under account info) "show new replies to your last post"

Joe



I do miss the digest option of the yahoo group. My one wish (at present) is for that option to be available in the forum. I too find it hard to visit this site every day- to have it arrive in my mailbox works really well for me. I can skim past the ones I'm not interested in, but I do know that a topic has been started.

This is actually standard when you register.   To the best of my knowledge this option is always there, and can't be removed
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Title: Re: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 16, 2012, 04:43:46 PM

This is actually standard when you register.   To the best of my knowledge this option is always there, and can't be removed
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Title: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 16, 2012, 04:46:34 PM

This is actually standard when you register.   To the best of my knowledge this option is always there, and can't be removed
Sent from my DROID Pro using Tapatalk 2

The option to "show unread posts" was always on my account.  I just didn't see it at first---it's playing around with options that often find answers to your problems.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Ed and Tres on May 16, 2012, 07:11:10 PM
I have and still get the list in digest form BUT I don't understand why you would want such a thing with a forum.

Frankly over the last few days the volume on the OLD communication method was too high with all the Beta test and Barrel messages. And how often did people make those digest longer than needed by not clipping replies. Or the worst mistake replying on top of the whole digest.

Here with the NEW way all messages are grouped by topic and are kept shorter unless people intentionally quote others. But here the quote is easily seen and if you know you just read it you just scroll down and not read it.

The sooner everyone moves over here the better
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 16, 2012, 09:20:59 PM
Ah, yes---but sometimes people post in a topic that really does not describe their post, or the discussion in the topic morphs to another issue that you might want to know about, but would not know the conversation would meander that way.  That's why "show unread posts" works for me.  You can quickly look at the posts and move on if not interested.

That was a BIG problem with the digest, especially when people relied to the entire diggest rather than to a single post.  The board does not have that problem.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 16, 2012, 09:36:39 PM
And if a topic gets derailed far enough we can split it up and start a new topic, migrating all the pertinent posts.

That way everything can stay in it's proper place.

Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 17, 2012, 02:05:30 PM
I should have known that Cris would have it all figured out!  Is that something you would do, Chris?  Or would a poster notify you?  It sounds like a nightmare, as sometimes posts start out talking about the original post and segue halfway through to another topic. 
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 17, 2012, 02:19:25 PM
I should have known that Cris would have it all figured out!  Is that something you would do, Chris?  Or would a poster notify you?  It sounds like a nightmare, as sometimes posts start out talking about the original post and segue halfway through to another topic.

Ideally me or the other admins would stay on top of it.   But if we slip up and miss something there would be no scalding for a little reminder :)
Title: Re: Forum only? RSS Feed Broke
Post by: tbkerns on May 20, 2012, 07:28:16 AM
For some reason my RSS feed for the NADAC Forum no longer works.  What is the url for the RSS feed?  I use a MAC and tried just clicking on the RSS feed at the bottom of the screen.  All I get is a whole lot of code.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 20, 2012, 12:05:27 PM
This is what mine shows:

http://nadacforum.com/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss (http://nadacforum.com/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss)
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Marj Vincent on May 21, 2012, 07:46:16 AM
This is what mine shows:

http://nadacforum.com/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss (http://nadacforum.com/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss)


My RSS feed stopped working also. I checked my link and it appears to be the same as what you have Chris. But it isn't  working, so I removed my link and tried to re-add the RSS link from the forum. Thunderbird now says it is now an invalid link. It stopped working yesterday.
Title: Re: Forum only? RSS Feed Broke
Post by: Marj Vincent on May 21, 2012, 07:56:19 AM
For some reason my RSS feed for the NADAC Forum no longer works.  What is the url for the RSS feed?  I use a MAC and tried just clicking on the RSS feed at the bottom of the screen.  All I get is a whole lot of code.


 The RSS link is not the page itself but the URL at the top of your browser page.   
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Stephanie Case on May 21, 2012, 05:44:42 PM
My RSS also stopped working and gave me the same message - "invalid link."

Regards,
Stephanie Case
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: mymixkc on May 22, 2012, 12:51:45 PM

Good idea!  I really want everyone on the same page long before Championships!!  I think July 15th is a good date!
Sharon

July 15th seems more than reasonable, but I'd like to suggest keeping the YahooGroup in place beyond that, but only if it's possible to change the settings to allow only owner/moderator posts while keeping the message archives available (there's an awful lot of good information shared and stored there this past decade plus).

Keeping the YahooGroup presence would allow news to be noted via periodic moderator posts with a link to the new (and wonderful) forum giving any lingering folks a heads up that they're missing out on something pertinent... you could set a final deadline for this type of notice as well, and use the automatic post sender as additional periodic kicks in the rear.

And the homepage of the YahooGroup (where the rainbow picture appears) could be modified to direct anybody on hiatus how to find the new forum... this modification could be made now actually, and include the July 15th changeover date to help remind people and give them a nudge in the backside.

As much as I'm enjoying the new forum, I don't look forward to losing all those years of tips & tricks and reminiscing and would love it if the archives of the old group could remain available as a searchable resource. Don't know if it would/could work, but thought I'd suggest it just in case... maybe it would help alleviate some of the anxiety over the change..?

Diane B
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Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: dogrsqr on May 23, 2012, 10:01:24 AM
I haven't spent much time here yet so forgive me if I'm asking for something that is already available.  Would it be possible for there to be a separate section for announcements from NADAC?

I'm not likely to come here very often and not likely to spend much time looking around so it isn't easy to just look at new posts because there will be hundreds of them between my trips to the forum.  I really don't want to miss something that will be important to me or the club I belong to.

Thanks,

Gina Pizzo
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: dogrsqr on May 23, 2012, 10:07:05 AM
Another question ... since two of us share an email address I don't see my dog listed under our email address in the member section.  Can all of our info be shown under the one email address?

Gina Pizzo
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Vicki Storrs on May 23, 2012, 02:15:32 PM
My RSS also stopped working and gave me the same message - "invalid link."

Regards,
Stephanie Case
Same here.  It worked for several days and then stopped.  I tried to redo it, but it gives me the invalid link message.  I pretty much just gave up and am over here on the forum itself trying to figure out the way the I will be comfortable navigating all the stuff.  I am an obsessive/compulsive who at least opened almost every single post that came through the Yahoo list....yeah yeah yeah, I know, get a life.   :o  So all the different threads have me feeling quite lost and unable to feel up-to-date.
Vicki Storrs
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on May 23, 2012, 08:53:30 PM
I haven't spent much time here yet so forgive me if I'm asking for something that is already available.  Would it be possible for there to be a separate section for announcements from NADAC?

I'm not likely to come here very often and not likely to spend much time looking around so it isn't easy to just look at new posts because there will be hundreds of them between my trips to the forum.  I really don't want to miss something that will be important to me or the club I belong to.

Thanks,

Gina Pizzo

I think this may be a great idea.  For people who come here and only read what they must, a topic on the board that is a "must-read" topic would be nice.  I know there is a rules section, but it does not deal with "must know" information, or with simply just rule changes or other "must know" information. 
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 23, 2012, 09:10:08 PM
I haven't spent much time here yet so forgive me if I'm asking for something that is already available.  Would it be possible for there to be a separate section for announcements from NADAC?

I'm not likely to come here very often and not likely to spend much time looking around so it isn't easy to just look at new posts because there will be hundreds of them between my trips to the forum.  I really don't want to miss something that will be important to me or the club I belong to.

Thanks,

Gina Pizzo

I am working on a no frills page right now that will contain any updates or general info.

Making the page is pretty easy.  But populating it with info is a little more time consuming ;)

Once it's made then I will update it anytime something changes.   And also have a date listed next to any updates.
Title: Re: Forum only?
Post by: Chris Nelson on May 23, 2012, 09:11:34 PM
Another question ... since two of us share an email address I don't see my dog listed under our email address in the member section.  Can all of our info be shown under the one email address?

Gina Pizzo

I sent you a PM Gina :)