GardenWeb needs your feedback!

gwannouncementsOctober 17, 2012

Hi everyone,

As you may have noticed, we've been sprucing up the site a bit. Among other things, we've added new ways to upload photos and email notifications of post replies. We are still cleaning out cobwebs and weeding some areas of the site, but we are also working on some bigger projects like a better search engine (yay!) and a mobile app. We'd also like to get some feedback from you. What enhancements or additions would you like to see? What do you love? What do you hate? Think big and small!

We can't promise the moon, but please know that we will read and consider every one of your ideas and suggestions. We appreciate your loyalty and dedication to our site and we know how important your community is to you. Help us make it even better!

Please use this post to offer your feedback. But, as always, you are welcome to contact me directly by clicking on my profile page.

Best regards,

Tamara Amey

GardenWeb Community Manager

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poolguynj

I, and several other pool professionals post here to help the novices and more advanced alike weed their way through the marketing fluff merchandisers often portray as well as poor and great construction practices alike. As a frequent poster, some of the things that I see as great additions and needs here in the pools forum are:

1) A Facebook like button

2) The removal of Trouble Free Pools from the SPAM list. They don't advertise and thus, don't/won't Spam the forum though I can see some parallels between their forum and yours. There is a ton of useful pool care information that the readers in this forum, primarily those that are getting pools put in but don't know how to care for them, that benefit those users. This is for the good of the pool industry and the readers alike.

3) As you mentioned, the Search Engine needs work. It searches all of Gardenweb instead of the specific forums. I have to dig for older threads.

4) Please lose the BING keyword pop outs. They are annoying and usually, not relevant. The regular pop ups are also disheartening to see.

5) The addition of more easily allowing a picture is good but often, in this forum, a user will want to post several at once rather than having to make multiple posts.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 5:54AM
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gwannouncements

Hi everyone!

You asked and we listened. Today we are very excited to be debuting our newest feature -- post editing! To use this feature, go back to the post you wish to correct and you'll find the link under the 'My Clippings' links on the right side of the page.

I want to give a special shout out to all the testers who tried to break the editing tool. ;) Your feedback was insightful and invaluable. Thank you!

You may have also noticed that we adjusted the login cookie awhile back so that you should not have to login repeatedly.

Stay tuned -- we have more cool things in the works!

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Tamara

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 11:35AM
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