Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Meeting Space
From: sam@monkeytownhq.com
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:43:38 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

hi Ron and all -

It's super evident that getting the new site built was a major hill to climb, and that now that it's up there is a lot of work required just to keep it operational and scale. Everyone who has done development understands this and wants to respectfully keep out of the way of the people in the group doing the heavy lifting on this.

At the same time, there are many areas where improvements to the core features of the site can or should be made. Two quick examples:

- the new calendar looks robust, but with so much content and with the paginated interface, it does not offer a practical way to scan the most important stuff coming up this week which is what most people will use it for

- the large icons and paginations of groups interface requires a lot of work the user just to learn what the total set of groups is and then to find particular groups

In some ways I feel the new site is less intuitive and useful than the site it replaced, although I understand that the new site has very expanded capabilities and will be a platform for work by the groups.

It's unclear to me at least how to practically contribute feedback and who will be processing, prioritizing and tasking.

Please advise, thanks!

- Sam



Quoting "Dr.Ron Suarez" <ron.suarez@loudfeed.com>:

Who exactly wants to meet, to do what?

My core focus is on keeping the current site up and running. We are at a
critical stage with simply maintaining the operation of the current server,
while membership grew nearly 50% since yesterday.

Something we need to discuss asap is how different designers and developers
avoid stepping on each others' toes and destroying the work of others.



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