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Dear Whoever-Is-In-Charge-of-the-UOHerald,

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Cogniac, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    That website is mildly broken.

    If you will notice: on the front page at current are several news posts that have a nice, bold "More..." link in the lower-right corner that lead to the direct location of those news posts. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see a "View News Archives" link that allows you to view past news posts. These past posts are supposed to all have the aforementioned "More..." link, but, suddenly and inexplicably, none of them possess such a thing. This results in users being utterly unable to access any of the old news posts, many of which maintained their actual news only at these links, without editing the numbers directly in the url, which are frequently unintuitive and out of order due to user error when entering the news posts to begin with.

    If someone could look into this problem at some point, it would be much appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Your Oft' Neglected UO Playerbase
     
  2. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
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    A lot of it is broken. I wish they had left it the way it was before Jeremy took over.
    You have to dig for the [search] box for instance, making things hard to look up. Many (too many) of the links are broken. etc.
    True the information held within needed to be updated, but the layout and location of things (to look up) should have been left alone.
     
  3. Maplestone

    Maplestone Crazed Zealot
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    Getting that website (er ... the many websites chained together that make it up) back up to snuff would be a full time job, possibly several full time jobs, not something to be done on the side. Unfortunately, it's one of those questions of where you get the most bang for the buck - documentation vs development.
     
  4. Phaen Grey

    Phaen Grey Lore Master
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    With EA/Mythic cutting jobs as it is, I doubt anyone will be assigned the task of maintaining the website.
     
  5. drinkbeerallday

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    just go to google and type "site:uo.com google" and you will see that this is what UO Devs recommend.

    it also helps searching Stratics and UOGuide. Stratics probably has the worst search engine in the history of the internet.

    I don't even go to the main pages of any of the sites except UOHerald. what Jeremy designed is just fine, it is a tool for them to break news.

    also keep in mind Google works (partially) by "learning" where relevant things are located. the more people that use Google to search these sites the better the search results will be.
     
  6. Joanne_Mythic

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    Thanks for pointing this out! I will let the web team know about this and see about getting it fixed when everyone is back at work on Monday. :)
     
  7. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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    There is an easier way... break down and use the UO Toolbar. ;)

    Excellent tip, this is an easy way to search an entire site. This is what the UO Toolbar does, and the UO Toolbar search is powered by Google.

    This may help...

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    Thanks Joanne, it'll be good to have the search working and easily accessible. :)