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A whole new world!
Published on February 18, 2008 By Draginol In Blogging

It's a whole new JoeUser.

The site has been completely rewritten from scratch. Some features haven't been completely re-implemented and there are bound to be some glitches.

But we now have the kind of backend and application support to do all kinds of cool stuff.

In the coming days, various usability tweaks will be made as we discover what key little features we've overlooked. Then, in the next few weeks, we'll start to add in new abilities and such.

We hope you like the new setup. I think as you look around your blogs you'll find that you have a lot more control than before and will find that things actually (shock) work much better than the old system.


Comments (Page 1)
on Feb 18, 2008
So far so good. When do we get our secret decoder rings?
on Feb 18, 2008
Is it up yet? Everytime I try logging on the blog site I get thrown back into the forums...eh, I'll give it some more time.


Nice work, though. Takes a bit to get used to, but pretty damn good.

~Zoo
on Feb 18, 2008
I like it so far. The look is a bit of a change but I'm sure everyone will get used to it.

Thanks to you and the team for all your hard work. Well done!
on Feb 18, 2008

Alright, I've logged on now.   For some reason the "Log In" link in the top right kept bumping me to the forums.

I just went to the main page and logged in...all is well for me.

~Zoo

on Feb 18, 2008

If you're having trouble logging in or accessing the new site, clear all of your cookies, browser cache and temp internet files and try again.

on Feb 18, 2008

By the way...why am I down to 6,000 points now?  I was around 32,000.

Also, that "Bad Auth" error is back in regards to trying to edit a comment.

~Zoo

on Feb 18, 2008
One minor issue, the forums no longer remember the last comment viewed in a thread and ya have to scroll down through them.
on Feb 18, 2008
Woo hoo. I really like this new format.

The only thing I miss is the JU homepage. Are we going to be getting that? When I type in joeuser.com I go straight to the forums.

I think the homepage was a great idea because it was a nice and easy introduction for newbies. Several people in my family read joeuser and comment on how easy it was to navigate from the home page.

Plus, I really like seeing featured articles.

Other than that....I think it looks great.

Brown is very chic.
on Feb 18, 2008

Ok, I am a big dum dummy.  I am getting the homepage now.

I will get used to it....heh.

on Feb 18, 2008
Hi,

I tried to post something with a picture and the picture wouldn't show, for some reason. Is this potentially one of the glitches you mentioned? Other than this, it works like a charm. Thanks again   
on Feb 19, 2008

I really don't like how small eveything is. I never understood wesites that only use a third of the screen. The coment box is way too tiny, spread it out guys like it was before. I don't even have a wide screen monitor and it's this thin little strip of tiny text down my screen. Give us middle aged guys holding off reading glasses as long as possible a break.

on Feb 19, 2008

Another question - I noticed that on our personal blogs our avatars are quite a bit bigger - more like 100x100 instead of 50x50.  Consequently, when the default 50x50 pic gets scaled up it looks pretty craptacular.  So I went to my dashboard to see about putting in a bigger pic, but it still says the avatar size is 50x50.

Will we be able to change the avatars to a bigger size so they don't look all sickly and pixelated when on the bigger site?

on Feb 19, 2008
Hi,

I tried to post something with a picture and the picture wouldn't show, for some reason. Is this potentially one of the glitches you mentioned? Other than this, it works like a charm. Thanks again


I had reason to embed a youtube in a response the other day, and on the editor toolbar there was a little "html" button that allowed me to do so. I subsequently broke the internet

Ok, not the internet, but it seriously disturbed the formatting of all the replies which followed, so maybe this feature has been temporarily removed until it's tweaked.

To Draginol,

Thanks for all this - you didn't have to. This update shows a LOT of hard work on the part of your team, and I for one appreciate it. That in mind, could you and your folks point us at a "bug report" thread when responding to various "concerns" in some of the various "New JU" commentary threads that have popped up? It would be more useful for you guys for us to put all of our "concerns" in the proper forum

Thanks again,
One JU
on Feb 19, 2008

You shouldn't need to insert break tags manually to format your posts anymore.

on Feb 19, 2008

Great job, JU! 

The site looks and feels a whole lot better.  Some aspects remind me of blogger.com, others aspects remind me of other blog sites like yahoo 360 or multiply.com

In any event, it seems easy to use and the features are more user friendly, it seems to me.

 

Be well.

 

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