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this site now sucks

Posted: 5/26/2014 4:17 AM

this site now sucks 


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Posted: 5/26/2014 4:22 AM

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Does anyone else think they ruined. This site. I can't get anything on the hawkeye home page.
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Posted: 5/26/2014 7:32 AM

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No problems for me.
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Posted: 5/26/2014 7:33 AM

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archiehawk wrote: No problems for me.

Me neither.
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Posted: 5/26/2014 7:36 AM

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I can get things on the homepage, but unlike the old format, it is definitely not user friendly.
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Posted: 5/26/2014 9:26 AM

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Love the changes!   Considerably more friendly on mobile hardware.  

Keep up the good work!
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Posted: 5/26/2014 12:39 PM

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HerkysDad wrote: Love the changes!   Considerably more friendly on mobile hardware.  

Keep up the good work!

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Posted: 5/26/2014 12:53 PM

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It takes longer for the front pages to load and longer to navigate thru the site. The message board software appears to be the same. I wouldn't say it sucks -- it works okay. But it was not an improvement.
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Posted: 5/26/2014 2:09 PM

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As HerkysDad mentioned, it's a lot more compatible on mobile, and haven't had any problems.

I did like being able to see Rob's Twitter feed on the front page, and it looks like they switched that out with Scout's Twitter feed, which was a bit disappointing.
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Posted: 5/27/2014 9:26 AM

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I am so glad the message board stayed the same but i will say i am not a fan of the home page
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Posted: 5/27/2014 10:12 AM

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dusty98 wrote: I am so glad the message board stayed the same but i will say i am not a fan of the home page

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Posted: 5/27/2014 11:17 AM

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I appreciate the feedback from those of you who took time to explain what you like or dislike. Creating a thread saying the site sucks is not productive, IMO.

The site has not been updated in about a decade and it's all a process. We fell quite a ways behind in  technology and our new owners are trying to make up ground. There will be growing pains that come with it but hopefully the end product will be one everybody finds to be better.

Personally, I find the front page and the new player profiles to be light years better than what we had.
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Posted: 5/27/2014 2:24 PM

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cool As usual, changes bring comments.  It is too bad some people write such negative comments before giving changes time.  It was difficult to me to navigate at first, but I am getting to the places I need to be.  It is the same site with different graphics to me.  Keep it fresh Rob.
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Posted: 5/27/2014 4:38 PM

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The thing I have noticed is when you click on a recruit, it takes for ever to see who has offered them. (Mobile) anyone else have that problem of taking forever to get through the twitter section?
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Posted: 5/28/2014 12:02 AM

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Why is it important that it's mobile friendly? Personally I wish all mobile versions of original sites would go away already. Takes longer to navigate around since there's such limited content on any one page. Is it because people are still using old and slow 2008 androids? If you're limited in data then just don't watch any videos. I really dislike the homepage also. Infact I've bookmarked the "forums list" page instead of the homepage.

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Love the changes!   Considerably more friendly on mobile hardware.  

Keep up the good work!

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Posted: 5/28/2014 10:43 AM

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I use an iPad when I come to this site. For me, the speed was never an issue, nor is it now. My problems would lie in the navigation of the site. For example, if I wanted to open up the basketball forum, I would touch the forums drop-down, but it would recognize that as a button and I'd have to wait for the forums page to load before clicking on the basketball forum. If I wanted to view some of the prospects considering Iowa football, I would click on the Football recruiting tab, and instead of giving me the drop-down, it would just take me to a page with all football prospects, and I would have to click around on the site to get where I wanted to go.

I can see why people without devices would find some of the clicking around to be a bit more of a hassle, but it's a tremendous help as access is much easier for those of us with devices.

I do think they could have kept the overall format of the home page though. I like that one better than this, but they both work.


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Why is it important that it's mobile friendly? Personally I wish all mobile versions of original sites would go away already. Takes longer to navigate around since there's such limited content on any one page. Is it because people are still using old and slow 2008 androids? If you're limited in data then just don't watch any videos. I really dislike the homepage also. Infact I've bookmarked the "forums list" page instead of the homepage.

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Love the changes!   Considerably more friendly on mobile hardware.  

Keep up the good work!

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Posted: 5/29/2014 7:53 AM

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I appreciate the feedback from those of you who took time to explain what you like or dislike. Creating a thread saying the site sucks is not productive, IMO.

The site has not been updated in about a decade and it's all a process. We fell quite a ways behind in  technology and our new owners are trying to make up ground. There will be growing pains that come with it but hopefully the end product will be one everybody finds to be better.
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e front page and the new player profiles to be light years better than what we had.

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I'm having all kinds of problems since the site has changed......I can't sign in , post ,send PM's , look at my inbox or anything, from my work or home computers.....I feel extremely lucky that I was able get this done with my phone....been going on about a week and took me a while to realize if it was just me or not , even deleted my favorites just to see if that was it, Rob if I've been restricted from a computer then why am I able to use my phone......and here I've been thinking about paying on this site, but I have my druthers now.....hope it gets straightened out

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Posted: 5/29/2014 9:49 AM

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I depend on the site through out the year to get my Hawkeye needs met. The posts and conversations keep me coming back for more. Change is hard and I am still getting used to the new home page. Keep up the good work giving us the lasts Hawkeye scoops. I don't want to wish the summer away but am already getting excited about football next fall!
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Posted: 5/29/2014 2:56 PM

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Rob

It works for me, it just takes more time to figure out where you are going!confused
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Posted: 5/31/2014 12:53 AM

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Taz, several fixes were loaded last night, try again and let us know.  If still a problem, please report your browser(s) and version.  Also try clearing your browser cache.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 10:00 PM

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I noticed that Rob got the his twitter feed on the right hand side of the screen instead of Scout's. Thanks!
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Posted: 6/18/2014 12:52 PM

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I think the format is fine. I think it has improved. The site however... not so much. At least not for someone who enjoys a free message board forum. This forum is dead. Honestly this is the first time I've checked it out in months, and not much has changed.

This was the first Hawkeye message board I ever joined. Initially I was a paying member. I don't understand why anyone would pay for a site like this anymore. Now the free board section is a virtual ghost town. If it ramped back up in traffic and conversation I'd gladly contribute.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 4:43 AM

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DP5555 wrote: I think the format is fine. I think it has improved. The site however... not so much. At least not for someone who enjoys a free message board forum. This forum is dead. Honestly this is the first time I've checked it out in months, and not much has changed.

This was the first Hawkeye message board I ever joined. Initially I was a paying member. I don't understand why anyone would pay for a site like this anymore. Now the free board section is a virtual ghost town. If it ramped back up in traffic and conversation I'd gladly contribute.
not a whole lot going on in college sports right now tho, it has been slow lately
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Posted: 6/19/2014 5:26 AM

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DP5555 wrote: I think the format is fine. I think it has improved. The site however... not so much. At least not for someone who enjoys a free message board forum. This forum is dead. Honestly this is the first time I've checked it out in months, and not much has changed.

This was the first Hawkeye message board I ever joined. Initially I was a paying member. I don't understand why anyone would pay for a site like this anymore. Now the free board section is a virtual ghost town. If it ramped back up in traffic and conversation I'd gladly contribute.
not a whole lot going on in college sports right now tho, it has been slow lately

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Gotta agree here. Even though this is a slow period, I believe the amount of posts have dropped off significantly. For example, many threads have not materialized that in the past would have gendered a lot of discussion such as the hiring of a new Recruiting Coordinator. In comparison, TOS seems to be thriving today. I am not sure that our new site has contributed to this, but it definitely seems to have coincided with the implementation of our new site.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 8:24 AM

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Obviously there's not a lot going on. That doesn't change the fact that it's extremely slow. The lack of discussion on the free boards makes me feel like I'm watching a slow death. Maybe the insiders forum is enough to keep the site running. I would guess that's the case because it doesn't appear to be going anywhere. It's just hard for me to believe that a lot of people still pay for this stuff.

I suppose it's a lot like a magazine subscription... If you're really in love with it then it can be hard to abandon. Personally, when I stopped paying and looked elsewhere I wondered why I ever paid in the first place. I can only speak for myself though. I will say that Rob's recruiting updates are awesome. I do miss that part, but when I look back on it I realize 3/4 of the kids he mentions end up going to school elsewhere and once the Hawks do land a commitment there is an immediate abundance of information about them that one can access for free. Just requires a little more patience.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 9:47 AM

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Activity usually does go way down this time of year, but this site has lost some active and very good posters too, either through bans like Bleed, Bluz, ChewingGum....that's probably 20k posts right there. Add to it guys who must have moved on or are in hiding until season starts like mrolympia, RJSim, Hawkeye82, loesshills, etc...you get a dead site.

It will pick up come August.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 12:30 PM

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WizardHawk wrote: Activity usually does go way down this time of year, but this site has lost some active and very good posters too, either through bans like Bleed, Bluz, ChewingGum....that's probably 20k posts right there. Add to it guys who must have moved on or are in hiding until season starts like mrolympia, RJSim, Hawkeye82, loesshills, etc...you get a dead site.

It will pick up come August.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 4:44 PM

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WizardHawk wrote: Activity usually does go way down this time of year, but this site has lost some active and very good posters too, either through bans like Bleed, Bluz, ChewingGum....that's probably 20k posts right there. Add to it guys who must have moved on or are in hiding until season starts like mrolympia, RJSim, Hawkeye82, loesshills, etc...you get a dead site.

It will pick up come August.
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What about DraftFreak and FUISU and BarcaLounger Doc, etc....now they were some prolific posters!
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Posted: 6/19/2014 5:08 PM

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I see DraftFreak over on the Cowboys site once in a while.
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Posted: 6/20/2014 12:14 AM

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Oh I've seen so msny fall off during the years...It's downright stunning. And I'm talkin OLD school. Like stormin spank, bwsmoney, hoffahawk, hell I could go on and on...



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