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So, how goes the new site?

I am curious about how the new site is working out for the Signal staff and our community. Personally, I don't visit much anymore. As bad as the old Speakout! version was, it was USED. It gave me a reason to come back and then visit the more interesting news articles. Now, I just don't. And it appears others are feeling the same way.

I wonder if the site's overall visitor stats haven't dropped...it is almost guaranteed, actually. So, Jeff, want to fill us in on how the new site has helped or hurt your viewership? Maybe it has been so poor online that your newsprint sales have gone up, therefore it is worth it. I don't know.

There are some parts of the new site I like better, but Speakout! isn't one of them. Time to try again if you ask me. The community probably had a lot to say over the last few months, but no one has wanted to use this site to do it, like they used to. Can we try to fix that, Jeff, or are you just going to sit there in denial?


oldschool 6 years, 10 months ago

I feel the same way blogger. I guess you got your answer about fewer visitors to speak out with the lack of response to your blog.

I'm really surprised by the lack of comments from readers on the bond issue articles.


Torch 6 years, 10 months ago

I'm guessing he can't 'fix' the site.

This whole new setup is a package deal and what you see is what you get. I'm thinking the only way to get it back to a more user-friendly format is to link to an external bulletin board...but I'll bet LJW isn't too keen on that.


orangeblood 6 years, 10 months ago

It's been several months since the speak out site changed, so I think we're stuck with it.

I miss how lively the sight was. I didn't post very often (only when my lucidity levels were really high and I knew I wouldn't make any typos, gramatical errors or spelling errors). But there were times when I would read the posts and actually laugh out loud. The site had the ability to make me very proud to live in Baldwin and also groan at the perpetual stupidity of others.

There have been many topics go by and we haven't had the community discussion about any of them. It's really sad. Come on Grayghost and all of you former regulars, come back and entertain us with your thoughts and comments. Just because downtown is different doesn't mean everything has to change!


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