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HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
edited 4:49AM in EggHead Forum
If the new forum is the official forum and you are trying to move people off the old one, maybe you can tell me why:

I go to biggreenegg.com and click on forums, and click (doesn't make sense why that should be necessary) on the link in the verbiage that comes up, I end up on the OLD forum.

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  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    sorry for the double posting . . .
  • WMKWMK Posts: 1,747
    Haggis,

    Yes I can. The new forum will eventually occupy the same url as the old one; so, the biggreenegg.com site is actually correct. Once we get the kinks worked out, we'll swtich eggheadforum.com to be this one. Should be pretty soon now that we've got "Return to index" and "Remember me" working. Those seemed to be pretty big pain points for many.
  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    That's wonderful stuff but the reason I raised this point seems somewhat important. Specifically, I was asked today to provide advice to a person interested in purchasing an Egg. I told him I could provide links to the BGE website and the user forum. I quickly realized that the URL on the BGE site was not correct if one wanted to reach THIS forum. That means that any prospective purchaser without separate knowledge would end up on the old forum. Quite frankly, that's lousy marketing and poor public relations. It would seem a simple thing to change a single link back on the BGE website . . .
  • Here's a vote to:
    * use THIS URL
    * change the link on the website
    * be done with it.
  • WMKWMK Posts: 1,747
    Haggis,

    I personally prefer "greeneggers" to "eggheadforum" but it's not my call. BGE likes "eggheadforum"; and, only they can change the link on biggreenegg.com (I'm sure they won't).

    When people stop complaining about the new forum is when I would do the switch; or, I'll be pleased to do it whenever BGE requests it (i.e. when they feel the new forum is at least an adequate replacement for the old one).
  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    I hear ya!

    You've addressed several of the issues I have had with the new forum and my thanks for that.

    The new forum is much harder for users even if it provides more functionality. Its sorta like MS Word - despite all the stuff they've added in the last ten years, no one uses most of it and only a few go beyond the basics because it just isn't worth the effort for the small return.

    As far as BGE is concerned, it seems to me that someone needs to slap along side the head or otherwise shake 'em a bit - its beyond me why a company would keep something that directs their potential customers to a non-functioning place - you might as well direct them to the competitors.
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