Aside from my recent beg for a Link to Group Forum at top of group home pages, I have just a few more, well thought out requests I'd like to propose for possible inclusion to 2013 Roadmap. I am positive it will bring you more *bling*bling*

Auto-Notification of a Mobile Post

Posts started using the mobile version of our networks are usually a short and misspelled grammar monster.  Not all readers understand on the desktop version that these posts are coming in from phones. In communities, sometimes members are turned off by the brevity of a question which begs for a long answer.  In other words, "why would i take the time to offer you a long drawn out explanation when you couldn't take to time to  ask your question in a detailed exact manner." Thus, a response is less likely.  That is why we need a notification inside the post which tells us and links to the mobile version of the post.  Something to the effect of...

Posted using Land Surveyors United Mobile


Pop out wysiwyg Editor

Not everybody has a use for a HTML editor.  Some just wanna post 'LOL' and go about their day.  Granted, those responses do not help our search engine ranking, they do count as engagement.And it slows our pages down so much that it deters members from posting at all.  Therefore i propose either a pop-out (or pop-in) version of the wysiwyg for on-demand usage.  Simple as that.


Spell Checker

I know it has been mentioned before, but it is no less important now.  In fact more of our grandfathers are online than ever in history.  This is why we need a decent NING STANDARD spell checking feature, so that our members can write with confidence.  Not something that we have to hack in (which only really works properly on the browsers that no one use)


Responsive templates

We need them. You already know this and I do not feel that i need to list all of the reasons here.

Fixed layouts aren't future-proof


Wake Up Glam's Servers

I sometimes just sit back and watch other NC's pages load and load.  About 3 puffs of a cigarette and a shot of whisky and there it is.  I can touch it with my cursor and finally type what was on my mind about 30 seconds ago. But wait, i'm in the wrong place.  Let me try this again...

Ok i'm here and the page is loading.... and loading... and wait... what is this glam thing which keeps making requests.  Wait.  I haven't surfed porn in quite my son surfing porn?? Im gonna kill that...

Ok it's loaded. An I don't have a son.  In any case, I'm gonna just open another tab and search for Glam on wikipedia.

Glam is a shortened form of the word glamour. Glam or GLAMmay also refer to:

Glamour originally was a magical-occult spell cast on somebody to make them believe that something or somebody was attractive. In the late 19th century terminology a non magical item used to help create a more attractive appearance gradually became 'a glamour'.[1] Today, glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality. Typically, a person, event, location, technology, or product such as a piece of clothing can be glamorous or add glamour.

So I'm still wondering to myself "Why is my  browser pulling requests from something called Glam."  I have a network of Professionals from the Construction Industry who primarily have no interest in aesthetics or luxury. In another network I run, our members are homeless.  In another network i run, the members are there to discuss building schools in third world countries. In another network i run, 3 friends are sailing around the world and teaching geography from a boat to 8th graders.  Do any of these people have use for glamour?

Server loading time is what I pay full price for every single month.  I don't care what you call your server as long as I do not have to spend a collective 17 minutes worth of time from my day, waiting.

I'm just saying that if i have to sit and wait the longest for requests from a place called Glam, at least give us back the ning, at least we can make up our own definitions for that...please just don't make me read it anymore.

You can easily see from the amount of contributions that I make this community that I value and appreciate what you guys have accomplished over the past couple of years for your customers. We have grown together.

Most of all, I wish everyone the best with their community building and network design. May we all bling bling in 2013!  Perhaps it isn't a roadmap we need, but an atlas.

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You make some great points. Appreciate your honest opinions. 

thank you eric... that was my goal.  honesty



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