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Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Joe Link, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey guys, I wanted to share with you some exciting news, we have a live beta of both the design and the software we'll be using for the new NWFA up and running. This is what I would consider an early beta stage, right now I'm hoping to launch the new NWFA on March 1.

    Feel free to post, create threads, upload pics, avatars, videos, etc. and let me know what you think.

    Please note that if you register, you're registering for our sister site, Southwest Firearms, which at this time we're using for the purpose of testing our new websites. Your NWFA login credentials will not work over there.

    Once the new site is launched everything from this current site will be transferred, including user accounts, threads, posts, trade ratings, etc. You will not need to re-register here.

    Click here to visit the new site.

    We look forward to your input!
     
  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks Joe, I like the format. However some have a hard time with change.
     
  3. Boomerang

    Boomerang Portland area Active Member

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    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks great....great job Joe and NWF!

    We appreciate your hard work.
     
  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the feedback. The reason we're switching is for ongoing support from the software developer. It just so happens this new software is better, faster, more secure, and more user-friendly. We designed the style to both freshen up the look of the site, but also function as closely as possible to this existing site. I think we did a pretty good job, considering every single line of code has changed.

    Thanks! Updated the first post.

    Thank you!
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    You already know what I think!!

    WoW!! :thumbup:
     
  7. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    Crisp, clean look. I'm looking forward to it. Nice work.
     
  8. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Thanks Joe for all your hard work! This is a great site. Gary
     
  9. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    For starters it does look nice. The only problem is that 2 years ago (or so) when it changed to the most recent format we lost count of post, trade ratings, among other things. About the time we get used to something it seems we are changing to the "latest greatest" software. Sometimes sticking with what works is best.
    That being said, your hard work is appreciated.
     
  10. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thank you for this, I remember that like it was yesterday. I have been assured by the developers (which I hired, rather than doing this myself) that everything will migrate smoothly and we will lose nothing. That was one of my initial and absolute requirements. The reason for the switch is primarily due to this software becoming unsupported by the people who wrote it, so if we have a problem we're on our own. The second reason is the site was in bad need of a redesign so we could build new resources for the members, as well as update the look. The reason we're switching to the latest and greatest is because I believe in doing things right the first time, and I want NWFA to be the best.
     
  11. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    I like that it works for mobile. The mobile format
     
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  12. Boomerang

    Boomerang Portland area Active Member

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    Does Southwest firearms have something similar to iTrader installed? (for rating / feedback)
     
  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not yet, but it will.
     
  14. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Joe, you are awesome. I can't thank you enough for everything you've done. This site is a great resource for the PNW firearms owning community, in so many ways.


    Andy
     
  15. Petes

    Petes Active Member

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    Great job Joe!
    I really like the new look. It looks like it will be easier to use.
    Thanks for all you for this forum.

    Pete
     
  16. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You are "Da Man", Joe! Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
     
  17. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Lookin good Joe!
     
  18. Bill L

    Bill L Oregon New Member

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    It looks great on mobile. Much easier to navigate and read. Obligatory thumbs up for sure. Thanks for your work, and a great website:thumbup:
     
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    brstr1 Beaverton, OR New Member

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    Very clean look, I like it!
     
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    scpaul Columbia sc New Member

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    Lots time/work . Thanks Paul