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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:18 AM in Lighten and Brighten
Hey everyone!

I'm writing a press release announcing the new message boards and I'd like to solicit some real user feedback to use as a quote in the press release... so if the new board or the message boards here in general (like even before this latest improvement) give you happy-warm-fuzzy feelings and you would like to be quoted in my press release, please post your replies here, or email me at cshelby@spine-health.com

Thanks in advance!


  • There needs to be more consistancy on where to find user account links and such. One time everything you want is on the top of the page, the next page user account stuff isn't even on the page, the next time it's on the left side of the page. Consistancy!!!! In the last forum arrangement you could go back to the Forum topic at the bottom of the page. With the new one you don't get that option and it gets very annoying having to scroll up the page all the time to find anything.

    Basicly, this new forum lacks consistancy and that needs to be changed in order for things to go smoother.

  • AMEN! Jessica,

    in agreement with you,

    Kin :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
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  • This is just my thought but I think this new site needs some tweeking, it isn't bad, but not quite as good as the old site. I have faith it'll get there.
  • I believe that the old site used to be more user friendly than this one, but that is just my opinion..... and Jess I agree with you girl! I just hope that things will get tweek soon. And yes Carolyn, are you a new member?? :?
  • My complaint is I still can't get a new topic going. Won't let me do that. Several times I have wanted to ask about something that doesn't fit topics already in play. Otherwise, it is OK since Hokey set me up with a site.
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347

    Are you takling about starting a new topic?
    Its really easy once you have done it once.
    At the bottom of the forum category you are in, there is a clickable Post new Forum Topic Click on that and you will see how easy it is to post a new topic
    If you have any problems, just message me and I will step you through it
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • when someone replies to a message it stays under that message, it doesn't go to the bottom. You can miss those replies if you only scroll down to the bottom to look at "new posts". Speaking of "new posts"...there isn't a "New Posts" link to show you the new posts since your last log on. Oh...and I can't tell if I've responded to a thread...and please don't ask me to trust my memory. I like the dots in the old forum so you knew which threads you previously posted to. Seriously...there are so many threads, topics, replies, new comments...some of us need help keeping track.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    Patricia, yes, things are different. I made a post earlier today that explained the difference between POSTS and REPLIES.
    They are two different animals.
    There is not an easy navigation tool like the old Spine-Health site had. Maybe they will be none to replace that. We are in a different world now and in a different environment.
    I do know that between what all the members report as concerns and problems and what we take forward to the developers, some will be resolved and some will not. I wish I had the fore sight to know which ones, but I dont,
    But stick with us,stick with the moderators we will try to get you through as much as we can
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Also at top of thread beside "My Account" there is a "Post Topic" icon.

    I think what is probably happening is malaw is getting there but there is a box you have to click on that tells which forum to post in.

    I messed-up before and clicked submit without having told which forum I wanted it posted in and it wouldn't let me post.

    Maybe that's what is happening??????
  • Well said Jessica.

    This Drupal software and Content Management based system are not designed for end users (us). They are designed for Marketing. This is a perfect example. Businesses love it because they can throw advertising at you left and right within the Forum. Most forum users find it annoying. One of my favorite websites has injected this content management concept into an existing BBS system. At least you still have true forum functions where a user can manager new, old posts, threads, sections, etc... This software lacks some of the most basic functions. The time line concept in threads is amusing. It reminds me of news reader software from the 70s...

    That said. This site is a business 1st and user forum maybe 2nd at best. I understand that and I'm fine with it. At least get functionality into the software to act like a real forum.
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