PETITION to return Speakout FORUM
As you can see Jeff, some are trying to make this work but it's NOT. I know I complained about the old format but it beat the hell out of this crap. We had a simple forum that allowed html in all comments and bumped subjects to the top of an index where you could quickly see if new comments had been added. I doubt my comments in the "Is anybody out there?" blog have been read by anyone as it is anchored at the bottom of the blogs page. No highlighting of new comments, the only way you know if there's a new comment is to keep count! You can't tell if an article has been commented on unless you open and look. Come on, that's nuts. Commenters can't use html, what's up with that? The blog groups link has lead to a Page Unavailable since the implementation, and the blog change page link to a Page Not Found. What the hell does "Publish this entry, but don't list it in public index" mean? As far as I can tell it just destroys whatever you'd tried to post, as does the "save this as a draft instead of publishing." I'm really fearing that my comment here will be swept away as well since I've not tried blogging my blog(that just sounds sick...) till now. " That or it will wallow somewhere out of sight and unread, I'm guessing as an addendum to my BLOG halfway down the page where it's unlikely to be noticed.
How about a vBulletin or phpbb based forum or something along those lines. That's the improvement I'd hoped for, not the trashing of the Speakout forum and replacement with blog. I really don't understand LJW getting EPpy awards. Maybe Rob Curley could come on here and tell us how this is better. Perhaps his staff could at least fix the dead links that have existed since the implementation. It's apparent no one has touched it since the change. Neither has anyone answered the first question posed, where did all the old Speakout threads go?
Well, before I type any more I want to see what will happen to this when I hit post. Post a vote for the forum format versus the blog format if you're with me!
edit: I will cite one improvement, I was able to come back in here and correct a misspelling. Problem is you can't edit comments.
edit: Another question, why does it say Shawnee Dispatch at the top of page when uploading an image?