Interested in getting feedback on what people think about the Reports program. Any comments would be appreciated.
<b>Thanks for all the replies, both positive and negative. It's always enjoyable to hear that one's hard work is appreciated.</b>
Hopefully this posting will reach most visitors to this website. I had evacuated early sunday morning and have not had internet access till this time. If there have been any emails sent to me concerning problems or requests, I will get to them in good time. I am in florida now with family, and from reports from CNN, will not be able to get back in the New Orleans area any time soon. I will try to find a way to help any site users with their problems as soon as I can.
Welcome to the NEW REPORTS / CLASSIFIEDS UPGRADE.
Since signing on with Louisiana Sportsman, I was given a pretty large task of upgrading the Louisiana Sportsman website. My first project was the Reports system. After viewing the older setup, I knew that there were going to be some major changes to the system's setup. I also came up with some ideas for User Comments, easier picture uploads, and more than one picture per report. It took about 3 months and the change was made.
I was warned that change was not an easily welcomed thing, but it was necessary for the direction we wanted the website to take. Unfortunately, after receiving suggestions and a few complaints, I realized that more needed to be done. This sparked ideas for new enhancements and changes to the current setup. I had to make a complete overhaul of the program. This is the last major change to the system, I PROMISE. It's final resting place. Any changes from now on will be minor enhancements.
Let's face it, anyone trying to register with my version 1.0 had a difficult time. It was a pain. I knew a drastic change was necessary.
It's easier. Much EASIER. Easier to register a login/alias. Easier to activate. Easier to change information as well.
This is new. If you've forgotten your password, just enter your email address and select your Alias name. You will be issued a temporary password which will become activated once used. Once logged in, just change your Password to something you'll remember.
<i><b><font color='#FF0000'>NEW</font> Stats</b></i>
Wonder how many Reports you have? How about pictures or comments? How about which report is the most popular? Look under the My Account and you'll see a summary. Click the Stats link for much more. Hope you enjoy.
Your Account home. Any information you have submitted to us will be shown here. Inside this area, you will a way to contact me directly. I can be reached through 4 major chat programs (AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ) as well as through email. Another addition is from weather.com. Enter in a corrent 5-digit zip code, you'll get your weather.
I want to make your visit to this website personal, to experience the site the way you want to. This area is incomplete at the moment, but I would appreciate suggestions.
<i>Stay tuned for more enhancements in this area</i>
This system is relateively the same, with one major exception, posting pictures. You can still upload 3 pics, but one at a time and with some extra words to tell more about the individual picture. This will setup a personal Louisiana Sportsman Photo Album (coming soon).
Even though this isn't the Classifieds, it's helpful to note for those who do post Ads that there is a new <b>Sold</b> option available.
We've added a few more entries here. Now, there is no restriction where you can post to. If you want to post in Fishing -> Louisiana, go right ahead. If you want to narrow it down to be more specific, then you can select one of those too. I will be adding multiple category/region selections in future.
There are a few more additions that I didn't mention here, such as some quick searches underneath the options. The system will progressively change from here on out. NO MORE BIG MOVES. I have plenty of ideas and enhancements to add, and they will come piece by piece. But I would also like to here any suggestions, comments, ideas, or complaints (i hope not too many) from everyone. Contact me through email, through any chat programs, or through here. Just post a report in the Technical category, or just comment to this one.
We are placing the option to upload multiple images to your reports. After Posting a report, go to Edit the report, and you will see options to upload an extra two pictures.