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New SJ Owner

Discussion in 'SJ Site News & Suggestions' started by Jeff, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I don't care for the redesign but I do appreciate your effort, your enthusiasm and your respectfulness. We have not seen a lot of the latter from the bosses lately. Peace out and Merry Christmas.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Thanks, I see that I am now up to "active member." And just when I was ready to start grounding people! ;)
  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    This guy has whined with every leadership of the site. Don't mind him, Jeff. He's our Aunt Edna.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  4. Haven't seen many decent designs for message boards. Applaud the effort, as I assume it wasn't an easy task to switch the board to a new platform.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The strategic use of white space on steroids. Anyhoo, welcome, jefe Jeff, and just remember, Brad Renfro was good in The Client.
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  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Love the alerts. That is a great addition. I don't love that it's not as easy to see if you have a PM. I had to go mark every one in my inbox as read in order to get that working the way I wanted.

    I have never understood why the delete post was taken away. If I started a thread that nobody responded to, I could delete it. If I posted something that was wrong, I could delete it. I'd love to have that back.

    Welcome to the board. As someone who has been here since Day One, I like what you've done so far.
  8. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

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  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    And then you got another!
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  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing the purchase of the first forum went reasonably well since you decided to buy a second one.

    Could you share a little of that experience with us?

    Since I'm not sure how discreet you'd like to be, I won't mention the other forum, but it looks like they had many of the same problems when you bought it, and members had some of the same concerns with the change in ownership.

    Were you able to grow revenue/membership/page views, etc.? Did you lose any/many active members in order to do so?
  12. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    The other forum was abandoned by previous ownership for the previous few years as well. It is a much bigger site with a lot more customizations, but the software is ancient, so my wife and I are doing a complete rebuild from the bottom up. It's a lot more work than just the simple forum migration I did here.

    Haven't lost anyone over there, instead I have users regularly PM me to ask when the update will happen so they can come back and hang out on a site where the functionality isn't so ancient.
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