Dec 23, 2012 - 8:16 pm
As I know it...
I'm not totally sure of the upgrade reasoning other than an old platform, hardware, etc....
There were some discussions on what would be nice as add ons to the existing forum. Mostly all functionality enhancements I had thought.
But just to clear some mystery a little (again, as I know it)...
Greta is the Moderator for CSN Forums, not sure of what all of her responsibilities are, but she has been the foundation of this forum since I've known her and long before I believe.
She is not the IT person, nor over any of this upgrade, hardware/software issues....
I'm sure she is very upset with how things are at the moment as well...this has been her baby for years.
CSN is a very small part of the American Cancer Society's main website. There are tons of other support sites on their main site. Actually it's kind of hard to find this site from their main site, that was something that has been talked about in the past also.
How many of you actually found CSN through the ACS site? Not many I presume, the majority did a Google search or similar, and happened on a topic on CSN. Like myself, and many liked the format, the people, the honest responses and a sense of belonging...
That is why you stayed, that is why you are still here...
Ultimately it is an ACS sub-site and we have little control other than participation, thoughts, opinions, and wishes. I too loved the old format, other than it was getting hard to get on and very slow.
Even though I do add off topic posts, photos, HTML, etc... My main focus and intent is to participate, help others if I can, and share my expereinces as well as share from all of you.
Hopefully the site will get back to something similar to the old site, only with some needed speed and architectural upgrades..., I have no problem with the old format at all.
Anyways, each day we are seeing improvement, hopefully it'll be followed through and once again be the site that we all have grown to feel is part of us.
I'm not sure how all of the ACS websites are administered, built, maintained, etc.... But I'm pretty sure they know how to do them, or get them functioning the way that they want.
I believe that this small sub-site will be fixed., given some time and feedback.