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  • jhjimbo
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    Next to or on any SUBMIT button, add a caution, press only once note.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Just thought of another:
    Allow posts to be edited by the author; especially to delete/replace photos. We are never sure how they will appear or whether they will actually load. In many cases the text is posted without the picture and we have to redundantly try again, often failing due to circumstances beyond our control. Comment editing would help us avoid corrective posts that the reader must catch later.

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  • vasportsman
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    Ditto to everything Dakota and Alpha said, can't think of anything additional, they have pretty well nailed it.

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  • 99explorer
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    Gary - Thanks for the link.
    I once saw a cartoon with an Irish elk walking up the ramp leading into Noah's ark, but he could not get his head through the doorway.

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  • RJ Arena
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    I would say hire a 16 year old to make this thing go faster/less glitches and a 60 year old to make sure the 16 year old does not screw up the content.

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  • LostLure
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    How about an edit button for your answers or comments? Then when you push the submit button 100 times you can go back and hit edit and delete your post(s). Or if you can't spell worth a damn, you can edit it and fix what you need to fix.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Great suggestions above now let's keep our fingers crossed and see if anything gets done about it.

    Explorer, the link below shows a skeleton of an Irish elk.
    The article states they were not elk but they were giant deer.
    It would of been neat just to see them running the woods today.

    www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/artio/irishelk.html

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  • jhjimbo
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    99,
    Some full page ads I get I can scroll down another one line and there is a 'go to F&S now' button so you do not have to wait for the countdown counter to go to zero.

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  • 99explorer
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    I really hate those pop-up ads that take up the whole screen. I try not to look at the sponsor's name as I hurry to find the "X" to delete it.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Without giving it a great deal of thought, here are 10 to start with:
    1. Ditto 31 Alpha.
    2. Refine the user comment entry process across the site:
    a) Don't do another http post until you receive a response from the Web server.
    b)Lock the input control (e.g. "submit" button)once it is clicked. Provide immediate user feedback (e.g. button jump, button color, button shade, progress indicator) to the user when a control has been clicked so they don't stack up requests or attempt more clicks.
    c) If long response times are inevitable (as they seem to be) it should be a progress indicator. This would prevent the user from entering random clicks on this and other controls while trying to regain control of their session.
    d) Time the entry out after a short period of time with message to re-enter so the session isn't locked up indefinitely.

    3. Refine authentication (sign-in) so it works, is consistent and operable across the site with the first authentication retained for the life of the session.

    4. Allow links and pictures to be embedded in comments. This is an informative site and a pic (or a link) is often worth a thousand words.

    5. Fix the annoying content entry checks that say too many entries have been made after the first entry or that require a user to re-authenticate for no good reason.

    6. Fix the "search" function to actually search for a term and present actual content related to that term. This search provides random content unrelated to the search term in most cases. Allow the search to filter by main category.

    7. Provide links to subcategories for the blogs rather than downloading immense amounts of un-used content on the splash page. This is improving with the "browse by" links but splash page content needs to be keep lean and mean for quick loading.

    8. Advertising is the name of the game in Web sites, just don't let an ad take over the session and block all other content. Don't present adds that take so long to load and/or close that the user is motivated to close the session. Present smaller ads inconspicuously. Don't pop up ads that block user navigation or content viewing. The add that blocks the splash page for 10 seconds or more is the least ergonomic technique I have ever witnessed for advertising and it makes the user want to boycott the sponsor rather than seek buying information.

    9. Provide capability to view answers by search key and time frame so we can find something that was discussed last Christmas for example rather than to have to scroll through 100 pages of useless content to get there.

    10. Improve performance of the Web server with the package used. I suggest scrutinizing that and sizing servers for better performance.

    I only offer these thoughts in the interest of making the site even better than it already is. It is loaded with great content, gives us connections to great authors, great products and most of all, other like-minded sportsmen with tons of knowledge. This site is now a tremendous repository of information so the search, filter and categorization functions are becoming much more meaningful.


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  • 99explorer
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    Gary - Thank you. The Irish Elk has been extinct for more than 7,000 years. It had the largest antlers of any cervid, measuring up to twelve feet from tip to tip, and weighing as much as 88 pounds.
    A small rack was auctioned at Christie's last year for $50,000.

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  • NorthernArcher7890
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    I wish there was more walleye and gun dog coverage.

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  • Treestand
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    I would like to see the word NEXT PAGE at the base of the last Answer of a Post.

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  • bayouwoof
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    Ah dunno -

    Mebbe ifn they wood not send me so much gear to test!

    Ah have gotten behind on mah review writin and mah garage is really gittin clogged up wif all them suvs and quads and roffles and shotgunz, etc.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    Before I forget...I would add a category for handgunners, since many of use sidearms and hunt with them.

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