Matt, Need Help understanding how to use this site?


You know, I thought I was a fairly "Net Savvy" guy, but I don't understand this website.

For instance, you said you had a post on here about local flying sites (in addition to Toole Municipal). Where are they?



Flying Sites

Until I just fixed it, it was in the "Flying Sites" section of the "Ute R/C Club" posting, stickied to the top of "The Clubhouse" forum. It's also the post with a "read more" link on the front page of the web site.

However, I just created a "sticky" topic in The Clubhouse forum for this subject:

You get to the forums via the "Forum" link in the upper right-hand corner of all screens on the site. Let me know if you have ideas on how to make this easier to navigate!

I could use more posts regarding other places to fly around the valley. The Intermountain Silent Flyers keep a list, but it's only for soaring sites. And you know how well soarers and slimers get along ;)

(Actually, we get along famously, I think. But just not at the same place at the same time!)

I also created a little mini-FAQ called "How to use this site":



This is better. The truth is that there is probably too much content that makes it harder to navigate. The RSS feeds (I think that's what you call them) make things confusing for the average users.

A simpler Forum/Calander seems more user friendly at the start.

Just my humble (and it is that) .02.


Good idea...

That's a good idea. I spent some time last night monkeying around with the RSS feeds turned off, and it made the site simpler. I had just found them convenient :)

Anyway, I went ahead and turned them off. If people want those blocks, I can configure the site so that individual users can turn them on. I don't think I'll do that, though, because we can get to the same feeds via the "News Aggregator" link in the menu block on the left.

Let me know if you think this makes it simpler and easier to navigate. Should I re-arrange anything? Drop anything else?


So I rearranged things a bit. Unfortunately, due to some technical limitations, I can't integrated the forum and the calendar yet. I'd like to set it up so that you can associate start and end times with forum entries, so that if people want to post a calendar entry they just need to make a forum post.

Didn't work well when I tried to do it though :) It's back-burnered for now.

Anyway, I'm thinking if all the navigation-type stuff is on the right, maybe it will be easier to figure out? Let me know if it's a positive or a crappy change...

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