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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:50 pm

smoove wrote:
ClimbBasset wrote:Overall this is a great site, I don't really think you "need" to improve anything. Being a web programmer by trade there is always a push to evolve the site. The only real thing I could say is place a few click through ads to (REI, Backcountry, Campmor) on your site to pay your hosting fee and coffee bill. Otherwise don't change anything.


You mean like the one on the front page right under the picture of the big mountain?


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http://www.14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=4456
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:13 pm

Bill, I'm lazy in not searching the entire thread to see if this has been asked before (and if you've answered), but is the Forum the only place I can see that I have a Private Message waiting for me?

It'd be nice if I could see that I have "1 new message" on the home page below where it welcomes me back each time.
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby lizzard » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:19 pm

wildlobo - on the front page where you are signed in, if you put your pointer over your user name, there's a hover box showing messages. hope that helps!
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:29 pm

Dammit! I was hoping I wasn't that blind! :oops:

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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:51 pm

Okay, maybe not for 14ers.com per se, but I was browsing around your 13ers.com pics and noted that you are missing a lot of 13er photos. I have tons of 13er pics, and know a lot of others do too, is there a way to add a user contribution interface like you have for 14ers for "more photos?" We could help you fill in the gaps pretty quickly :wink:
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby tundraking » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:25 pm

Hi Bill. I am not sure if this is been brought up before, but is there a way to make the site more readable and more navigable on a handheld device such a blackberry? For example, the Weather link? Sometimes it is nice to check while on the way to the trailhead. Thanks for this great web site!

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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby Tommy Dorr » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:07 pm

I would love to see a 13ers.com! I'll take up a collection from some of the CS crew. Come on Bill. [-o<
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:36 pm

www.13ers.com

While it's not as robust as 14ers.com, I continue to add photos to the peak pages. I usually do large updates to that site during the winter months when I have more time to go back through photos.

I plan on expanding 13ers.com to include user-posted routes and trip reports, etc.
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby Snowgirl » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:09 pm

I just wanted to throw it out there that this is a fantastic website and a wonderful resource. I'm a native New England Yankee and we don't have anything that can hold a candle to this site.
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby jimlup » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:30 pm

Bill, it's been awhile since I endorsed the site with my $ but I'll do that because your site is an invaluable information resource.

My suggestion for an "improvement" would be to take the "Off Route" threads off the front page - give "Off Route" and link on the front page but take the threads off the front page. I come to this site for mountaineering information and really have gotten a bit tired of the many drama threads on the front page that have nothing to do with mountains, climbing, climbers or conditions.
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby dcbates80911 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:42 pm

jimlup wrote:My suggestion for an "improvement" would be to take the "Off Route" threads off the front page - give "Off Route" and link on the front page but take the threads off the front page. I come to this site for mountaineering information and really have gotten a bit tired of the many drama threads on the front page that have nothing to do with mountains, climbing, climbers or conditions.


On the front page, go to "MORE" and "My Display Settings" where you can chose to remove the "Off Route" items.

I agree, I come to this sight for Mountain information and for the most part, don't want to read the drama. Although, there are some pretty witty people on this site. :)
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Re: HOW CAN I IMPROVE 14ERS.COM?

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:02 pm

By Default, OFF ROUTE does not show up on the main page. You have to turn them "on" in your display settings. Additionally, OFF ROUTE threads can't be seen if you're not logged into the forum.
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