In the After Day 1 blog post, we identified 3 priority issues with the site. We since added another, Real Names. Here's a report on the status of these items after today's software updates, which address improvements in all areas of concern.
A number of users reported getting unwanted Forum Subscription messages, 1 email per post in many forums. We have published a Website Help wiki on how to turn those off, and have addressed the software issue that was turning them on.
Additionally, we have been knocking off a multitude of smaller teething issues. Just a sampling:
Finally, our developers of our Android and iCOPA apps (who do it out of the goodness of their hearts, there certainly isn't any money in it!) are moving forward with their work to adapt to COPA 3. Unfortunately the new site necessarily broke both apps and has required essentially rewrites of their programs. They have published updates on their progress here:
iCOPA 3.0 Update
COPAme 3.2 in Play Store
We are working hard to get the site to a stable place this week, as our developers are hoping to enjoy some holiday time with their families. We think we made good progress today.
Thanks for all of the work!
After a few days on the site I am liking it more and more. Thanks for the updates as to the behind the scenes work as it helps us understand the why of the speed issue. Thanks for all of your work!
Curt, thanks for keeping everyone apprised. And to the whole COPA 3 team, thanks for all efforts on the upgrade to date. I'm one of those masochistic fellas who love change, so it's been quite the fun week for me seeing the product evolve in front of our eyes (you can probably tell from my increased postings the last couple of days). Whilst there may still be some refinement ahead, it's evidential that a good foundation has been laid along with the right principles that will see COPA forge ahead.
Team... I have been one of the "complainers" .... still not very usable, but let me discribe what I am experiencing and maybe you can make some "savy" of it ... I have FIOS and no other site I go to is slow, so I think the speed issue is all COPA. When I log in, nothing happens for about 30 sec, then the little "secutiry warning box pops up that says "do you want to accept things that were sent secure or non secure? I have tried both choices, and it does not make any difference .... then the screen remains forzen until the little right hand tabe appears approx 30 -45 sec later that has "friends on line, topics, and new post tabs...... after htat side tab is in placeI can then begin to scroll to read things...but nothing can happen until that right hand tab loads .... ..the little box will not allw me to read what I am typing so I must now stop ...I can not follow ....sorry I can not read what I am writing this box is jumping alll around... I am tryig to hang in here ...ben
The extra width is fantastic! Much appreciated.
Curt!!! And you thought managing the web migration was easier than flying the Eclipse!!!
I see constant improvement and am thankful for what you gentlemen are doing! Now go get some sleep!
Amazing the amount of detail that goes into this....thank you guys for all that you are doing. You are awesome!
Great work COPA web team. A conversion
Iike this to replace the obsolete platform is no easy task. Thanks for all of your time and expertice.
As for point 1., I'll refrain from asking how all those other forums do the magic effortlessly.
Point 4, however, really irks me. Sorry, but "darker"? Just make the main font black, please! "Darker" is still very hard to read, both on white an especially on those mud colored boxes shown, for example, in these comments. So, if you don't like the word black, as seems to be the case, just call it "all dark" or "maximum dark" or maybe "256th shade of dark". But please change it. Thanks!
FWIW, we made the exact same mistake once in our magazine. Looks real cool - until you try to actually read it.
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