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Wow, that's better.

You just went from sounding like a whiny, clueless 12-year old boy

to a much more respectable 30-year old adult with a list of grievances.

Question though: you sound like you've worked in the business but you're only 21.

You're in college and working at the same time?

I've got my degree now, but when I was in college I worked in the IT department. I was the administrative assistant to the Associate Director of ITS.

Do you always b*tch about something that is given to you? I can imagine how you would act if you actually had to pay for it.

Do you always lick the sacks of those who make decisions?

I do pay for this. I pay for this by purchasing NFL memorabilia, I pay my cable bill (which includes NFL Network), and I am subjected to online advertisements on the website. Do you think a company would pay for advertisements on a site that does not receive any hits? Of course not. We all pay for this.

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Do you always lick the sacks of those who make decisions?

I do pay for this. I pay for this by purchasing NFL memorabilia, I pay my cable bill (which includes NFL Network), and I am subjected to online advertisements on the website. Do you think a company would pay for advertisements on a site that does not receive any hits? Of course not. We all pay for this.

Someone with a degree going around saying lick sack. Should I comment with something on the level of SP mades the funnies!!11!?

Here's some info you should already know. Use an adblock and you won't be subjected to any online advertisements. Spam folder for the email. Purchasing NFL memorabilia doesn't grant you a message board. Paying your cable bill grants you the continued service of cable not ownership of a message board. I doubt the Eagles nor Dave forced the NFL Network on you.

Lastly, I don't recall the Eagles or Dave sending me an invoice for this MB.

You have a degree, at least act like it.

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Someone with a degree going around saying lick sack. Should I comment with something on the level of SP mades the funnies!!11!?

Here's some info you should already know. Use an adblock and you won't be subjected to any online advertisements. Spam folder for the email. Purchasing NFL memorabilia doesn't grant you a message board. Paying your cable bill grants you the continued service of cable not ownership of a message board. I doubt the Eagles nor Dave forced the NFL Network on you.

Lastly, I don't recall the Eagles or Dave sending me an invoice for this MB.

You have a degree, at least act like it.

You don't think the team makes money off the website?

You sir need a lesson in reality.

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You don't think the team makes money off the website?

You sir need a lesson in reality.

I didn't say that they didn't. They are not making off of me though.

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I didn't say that they didn't. They are not making off of me though.

# of Hits = Digital Media & Advertising criteria. Yes, they do.

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# of Hits = Digital Media & Advertising criteria. Yes, they do.

I concede. You win. Let's leave the thread for it's purpose now.

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Here's some of the list I compiled:

Avatar.... I've had success with this feature, but its worth looking into to make sure there is not browser issues

Ability to change posts per page. Really important

Format. Some people are having serious issues. Personally, it looks fine for me. (using chrome is good, IE8 is a little funky)

Supposed mobile issues (still cant confirm)

Would love to see join date back by the avatar :wub:

Shutting off the ability for images in sigs doesnt remove images.

You can toggle between the "old way" and the "new way" in the reply window, however, when you are in the older style, you lose the buttons at the top. Would be nice to keep those in that view

The see first unread post ability was broken earlier today.

This one worried me:

I found an interesting new feature where you can alter your own warning level, but the feature doesnt seem to be working. It said I didnt have access to that part of the site.

Oh, and the most useless function in the history of software is broke:

Please fix the Acronym function that pops up when you click the "special BB code" icon in a new post.

Not sure if I'd ever have any need to use that, but it's not working.

Probably want to address that issue before working on the widespread the lack of avatars.

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this board isnt that bad. what needs to be fixed:

-we need to be able to see which threads we have posted in.

thats pretty much it.

-avatars- we can see you are working on them as nobody had them, now we do, then we couldnt change them, and now we can.

-continue reading from last first unread post- worked, then didnt work properly, and now it does again. obviously you are working on this as well.

-dropdown menu for jumping around- it still exists, just in a different area. there are also other options for quickly moving between forums. so people, get used to it.

-the report button is where the reply button used to be- get used to it. big deal.

-join date is gone- shouldnt be too hard to get that back eventually, but understandably that must not be too high on the list of priorities right now because what does it really matter?

-sig images- you dont like them, you can choose to ignore sigs, so who cares? let people have sig images!

all of these things are clearly being worked on or are unimportant as they do not affect the functionality of the boards whatsoever. Theres really no reason to continue complaining about this stuff that is already being worked on...

constructive criticism- you should have warned us, showed us examples of what to expect, listed the improvements that we would be seeing, and should have tested it before making the switch. when things like this happen, people overreact, and now youre dealing with the backlash.

but in reality, this board in no way sucks. thats just people being babies. the only thing affecting me at all is not seeing which threads I posted in. Fix that, and get avatars 100% worked out, and the rest is minor.

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1. Why was this upgrade, just like the last one, rolled out before it had been tested? I mean, we're talking about a franchise worth a billion dollars here and they can't take a couple of weeks to test out new software/servers or whatever to make sure stuff is going to work before pushing it out?

2. Why are the mods jumping from forum to forum trying to answer questions and address concerns while nobody that actually gets paid by and works for the Eagles organization has come on here to make a statement or address the problems this website is experiencing without trying to paint things with a rose-colored brush?

3. Why is it that after almost a week the website is still suffering crashes/down periods, malfunctions, and generally poor behavior? Why can these things not be fixed? Is there just absolutely no quality control prior to buying and implementing new software?

4. As far as features that are missing/broken/not working:

a. Search function completely broken.

b. I cannot get mobile version of the forums to load on my phone, it keeps loading the full version. I have an andriod.

c. As often as not the website seems completely unresponsive when submitting posts or clicking links, but then will multi-post in a few minutes.

d. The alignment/layout of the eagles logo and forum titles/sub-forums is all messed up on IE, as well as location information for posters sometimes overlaps their post.

e. No distinction for threads that I've posted in from those that I have not. I get the different shading for threads with new posts, but threads I've posted in before used to have a star instead of the little dot icon. Those stars are gone and all threads have the dot now.

f. How and why are features/settings actually getting WORSE than they were before (see e, above and i, below)?

g. Avatars vs profile pics and inability to change/update. Also seem to have tighter size limitations as well?

h. No ability to change the number of posts displayed per page.

i. Clicking on the icon used to take you to the last unread post in that thread. After one of the board's 'down for maintenance' periods today, that functionality was lost.

That's the list just off the top of my head.

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Do you always b*tch about something that is given to you? I can imagine how you would act if you actually had to pay for it.

Actually, we do pay for it with our page views.

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1. Why was this upgrade, just like the last one, rolled out before it had been tested? I mean, we're talking about a franchise worth a billion dollars here and they can't take a couple of weeks to test out new software/servers or whatever to make sure stuff is going to work before pushing it out?

2. Why are the mods jumping from forum to forum trying to answer questions and address concerns while nobody that actually gets paid by and works for the Eagles organization has come on here to make a statement or address the problems this website is experiencing without trying to paint things with a rose-colored brush?

3. Why is it that after almost a week the website is still suffering crashes/down periods, malfunctions, and generally poor behavior? Why can these things not be fixed? Is there just absolutely no quality control prior to buying and implementing new software?

These. These, these, these. Total incompetence.

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The light grey on the light green background is poor contrast.

On the main page there is too much white space on the right. You need more topics or content to fill the space.

Contrasts on the fonts are off with the dark green as well.

Font sizes are too small for the main forums.

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1. Why was this upgrade, just like the last one, rolled out before it had been tested? I mean, we're talking about a franchise worth a billion dollars here and they can't take a couple of weeks to test out new software/servers or whatever to make sure stuff is going to work before pushing it out?

Valid Point

2. Why are the mods jumping from forum to forum trying to answer questions and address concerns while nobody that actually gets paid by and works for the Eagles organization has come on here to make a statement or address the problems this website is experiencing without trying to paint things with a rose-colored brush?

Valid Point

3. Why is it that after almost a week the website is still suffering crashes/down periods, malfunctions, and generally poor behavior? Why can these things not be fixed? Is there just absolutely no quality control prior to buying and implementing new software?

Valid Point

4. As far as features that are missing/broken/not working:

a. Search function completely broken. This is on purpose and temporary

b. I cannot get mobile version of the forums to load on my phone, it keeps loading the full version. I have an andriod. valid complaint which has already been reported

c. As often as not the website seems completely unresponsive when submitting posts or clicking links, but then will multi-post in a few minutes. In 2 days, this may have happened about 3 times to me. I havent found it to be common enough to be an inconvenience worth complaining about.

d. The alignment/layout of the eagles logo and forum titles/sub-forums is all messed up on IE, as well as location information for posters sometimes overlaps their post. Its fine on Chrome. If anyone is looking for a workaround, use Chrome.

e. No distinction for threads that I've posted in from those that I have not. I get the different shading for threads with new posts, but threads I've posted in before used to have a star instead of the little dot icon. Those stars are gone and all threads have the dot now. Big Issue should be top of the list to be fixed imo.

f. How and why are features/settings actually getting WORSE than they were before (see e, above and i, below)? E above is valid, I below was fixed long ago. It works properly again.

g. Avatars vs profile pics and inability to change/update. Also seem to have tighter size limitations as well? I have changed my avatar. It took about 24 hours to kick in so I dont know if it takes that long, or if it only changed because the feature is actually fixed now.

h. No ability to change the number of posts displayed per page. This should be second or 3rd on the list of things to be fixed, though I always used 20 myself, it seems like a lot of people are unhappy about this.

i. Clicking on the icon used to take you to the last unread post in that thread. After one of the board's 'down for maintenance' periods today, that functionality was lost. Key word, was. Its been fixed.

That's the list just off the top of my head.

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No more soft core pornographic GIF avatars is a nice change. Finally making this place family friendly.

what is unfriendly about a nice set of bouncing boobs?

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d. The alignment/layout of the eagles logo and forum titles/sub-forums is all messed up on IE, as well as location information for posters sometimes overlaps their post. Its fine on Chrome. If anyone is looking for a workaround, use Chrome.

No it is not. The layouts in Chroms are just as messed up.

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d. The alignment/layout of the eagles logo and forum titles/sub-forums is all messed up on IE, as well as location information for posters sometimes overlaps their post. Its fine on Chrome. If anyone is looking for a workaround, use Chrome.

No it is not. The layouts in Chroms are just as messed up.

I havent had a problem with the layout on my browser. I only use Chrome. Are you sure its not your font size or something?

could my 23'' widescreen monitor be what allows it to appear normal?

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I havent had a problem with the layout on my browser. I only use Chrome. Are you sure its not your font size or something?

could my 23'' widescreen monitor be what allows it to appear normal?

Nope the layout is f'd

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Nope the layout is f'd

well that must be annoying. :lol:

its pretty funny that they could let something out that looks like such garbage.

Id like to see someone post a screenshot of what their screen looks like with overlapping. I havent had that problem.

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Dave:

Eagles have one of the most vital and dynamic websites and fan following on the internet. Last April, the site cratered--and when I finally was able to return(months later)--many of the community had vanished. The lengths to which I went to stay a participant on the Eagles website were lengthy-and included a FED EX letter to Mr. Banner asking for contact from an IT specialist. Happily, I was given attention and it still took a week of "tweaking" to get back to a point where I could post. AND--I still don't know where the "community" that previously frequented the Site went--but it's down by 60-70% since the April 2011 doomsday update.

Censorship. There is one moderator who removes phrases like "drink the I need to find a new cliche" and adds his/her own comment instead. Childish & offensive. Occasionally, I'll submit a post which never appears--censorship or glitch? nice to see an error message if there was an "error"--rather than wonder if some twit moderator censored your thoughts because s/he disagreed or simply was bored.

Banning. I keep hearing that "Brizer" was banned or this one or that one was banned. NO IDEA if this is true or false. Sad if it's true.

Changes & Updates. If it ain't broke don't fix it is the saying. I'd happily go right back to March 2011.

Community. You and everyone at philadelphiaeagles.com has done a spectacular job of building a community online. I have enjoyed most moments spent here--advanced my football knowledge--relived various games--and even Philadelphia of the 1950s....I'd focus more on community building and less on technological gadgets-gizmos -gimmicks. YOU KNOW ME: simple, straight ahead, 3 yards and a cloud of dust type person. The technology as an end in itself does zero for me. It's the quality stories, reporting, where are they now, and it's the community that keeps me coming back. The fact that you now post in threads is very cool. We don't often agree-but it's nice to exchange opinions nonetheless.

Last thoughts: IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT. Unless you have solid data that 90% of Eagles fans are geeks, make the site simpler and more reliable ( pre-April 2011). And, where did that great community from 2010 and earlier go & why?

Thanks for considering my comments & the opportunity of feedback,

JWood

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it sure is a shame how many people are gone now after the first disaster. and they just did it again...

this change isnt as bad, but the way they went about it was worse.

last time there was a warning, and an example of what to expect, evidence of preparation beforehand to make the transition as smooth as possible, and much more of a sense that admins were working with us and for us to give us a product that was more acceptable and closer to meeting previously set standards after the entire thing was botched despite great efforts.

this time, no warning, and Dave just seems upset at us for not jumping for joy over the "substantial upgrades" which we have yet to see.

its quite disappointing even for someone like me who really has very little issue with the board itself right now.

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it sure is a shame how many people are gone now after the first disaster. and they just did it again...

this change isnt as bad, but the way they went about it was worse.

last time there was a warning, and an example of what to expect, evidence of preparation beforehand to make the transition as smooth as possible, and much more of a sense that admins were working with us and for us to give us a product that was more acceptable and closer to meeting previously set standards after the entire thing was botched despite great efforts.

this time, no warning, and Dave just seems upset at us for not jumping for joy over the "substantial upgrades" which we have yet to see.

its quite disappointing even for someone like me who really has very little issue with the board itself right now.

Dude what are you smoking? The last time was a complete cluster**** from start to finish. Even the mods threw in the towel and said they could not work with this.

But this is a good troll attempt.

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