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More Details on the new IDO Website

  • In-Depth Webstaff
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2756
    #1358207

    For those that missed the initial announcement last week In-Depth Outdoors will be releasing a new website platform late June. Here’s a link to that initial announcement along with a sneak peek of the look and lay-out.

    NEW IDO Website Coming mid-June!

    In an effort to help ease the transition we thought it best to release additional sneak peeks as well as some info that lays out what visitors to the IDO websites can expect once the new site is released.

    1 – Our forums will be updated to facilitate a more modern user experience. Photo uploads will be easier from all platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile. Any logged in user will be able to embed videos. Uploaded photos will be tied to a photo album for each member.

    2 – The look and lay-out of our forums will remain largely unchanged in an effort to maintain a “familiar” look and functionality. We don’t want people to feel lost or confused when they visit the new site for the first time. So if you want to get to a comfortable space simply click on “forums” on the new site and the navigational experience should seem very familiar. From there you can explore when the time is right.

    3 – The new site has a powerful back-end platform which will make managing all the content here on IDO less time-consuming and will provide for a much “richer” browsing experience.

    4 – The new website brings all our sites under one roof making browsing and even communication between our sites very simple and straightforward.

    5 – The new site has an improved website design, that looks great on any device.

    6 – The new site will accommodate larger photos and additional placement of videos for a much more engaging experience.

    7 – Clean and clear navigation, even on a smartphone.

    8 – New categorization and tagging options will be offered, making content more easy to discover. For example, if you want to see all recent content related to Wisconsin that info will be available to you on one easy to navigate page.

    Well, that’s all for now. We’ll keep everyone posted on the impending release of the new website as new details come our way and production milestones are reached behind the scenes.

    PikeFishman
    Participant
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 364
    #1413653

    I can’t wait, this is going to be awesome. With the new mobile platform my work productivity will definitely take a hit!

    mplspug
    Participant
    Palmetto, Florida
    Posts: 25025
    #1413660

    #sweet

    I sure hope the new site has a Pinterest share capabilities.

    You catch this Brian Klawitter

    +1

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58495
    #1413663

    Think you got the wrong BK there Pugster.

    Looking forward to the enhanced mobile site for when I’m fishing with you Mike. It will give me something to do.

    suzuki
    Participant
    Woodbury, Mn
    Posts: 16378
    #1413664

    Will user names be transferred from old to new site?

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58495
    #1413676

    sounds like there’s a glitch…

    Some of the letters are being trasposed…

    S=S
    U=C
    Z=H
    U=M
    K=U
    I=K

    Looking for a work around….

    belletaine
    Participant
    Nevis, MN
    Posts: 5117
    #1413679

    Quote:


    sounds like there’s a glitch…

    Some of the letters are being trasposed…

    S=S
    U=C
    Z=H
    U=M
    K=U
    I=K

    Looking for a work around….


    You gonna take that Mike?

    suzuki
    Participant
    Woodbury, Mn
    Posts: 16378
    #1413680

    Pretty clever except how he handled the two U’s.

    To be expected from a serial snake killer.

    James Holst
    Keymaster
    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18765
    #1413681

    Quote:


    Will user names be transferred from old to new site?


    Yes. User accounts and all related posts, replies and photos will transfer.

    suzuki
    Participant
    Woodbury, Mn
    Posts: 16378
    #1413683

    PM’s too or should we be cleaning those up prior to transition?

    rvvrrat
    Participant
    The Sand Prairie
    Posts: 1776
    #1413690

    Only fix for that is

    Y
    A
    M
    A
    H
    A

    Will the user have control of their avatar or do we still have to submit to the IDO Gods?

    mplspug
    Participant
    Palmetto, Florida
    Posts: 25025
    #1413692

    Quote:


    Think you got the wrong BK there Pugster.



    LOL, you get my point though with all the sharing features. #clueless #overbkshead

    James Holst
    Keymaster
    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18765
    #1413693

    Quote:


    PM’s too or should we be cleaning those up prior to transition?


    I’d recommend cleaning up old messages and archiving anything important. The migration team will attempt to migrate PMs between users but if issues arises the importance of that data has been determined to be “low.”

    James Holst
    Keymaster
    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18765
    #1413695

    Quote:


    Only fix for that is

    Y
    A
    M
    A
    H
    A

    Will the user have control of their avatar or do we still have to submit to the IDO Gods?


    The user will have control.

    rvvrrat
    Participant
    The Sand Prairie
    Posts: 1776
    #1413697

    Quote:


    The user will have control.



    Cool. Thx! Might have to create one

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58495
    #1413711

    FYI The IDO gods have been on break for a number of years.

    Users can upload their avatar now.

    Sharon
    Participant
    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1413719

    This looks fantastic! I’m glad that the fishing and hunting side will be merged! And I can’t wait to be able to access IDO better from my smartphone!

    TripleA
    Participant
    Blaine
    Posts: 655
    #1413763

    Not sure if there is a better place to post it but— Can you please include a “Crestliner” forum in the Boats section? I just bought one and was unable to use this site as much as another because there wasn’t a tab to click on for information! I see a lot of them and they seem to be a mainstream name, not to mention they are made in MN! Thanks!

    Steve Plantz
    Participant
    SE MN
    Posts: 12222
    #1413812

    James how much will the group forums be affected? Will there be any down time there and if so do you have a guess on about how long?

    James Holst
    Keymaster
    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18765
    #1413862

    Quote:


    James how much will the group forums be affected? Will there be any down time there and if so do you have a guess on about how long?


    The new site will have “groups.” Existing groups will not be transferred over but you will able to create a new one on the new site and control access in much the same way you do now. Group functionality will be in place as soon as the new site opens so there won’t be any additional down time for that feature.

    Jeff Bennett
    Participant
    Lake Puckaway Wi.
    Posts: 1180
    #1432690

    Looks great ,like the lay out.

    mossydan
    Participant
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts: 7727
    #1432703

    James, got a question, Will we be able to post videos through the site here or will we still have to use UTube, it would be nice if we could just use the site here. I’ve at times wanted to post a video or two and because we had to use UTube earlier I never did, I more then likly will if we can. Can you clear this up for me.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58495
    #1432723

    Still need to Youtube it Mossy.

    mplspug
    Participant
    Palmetto, Florida
    Posts: 25025
    #1432754

    But will we be able to post YouTube videos here as in embed them without moderator help?

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58495
    #1432757

    Without moderator help as in copying the url of a Youtube video and pasting it here?

    YOU BETCHA!

    No special tags, no moderator called.

    (sorry for taking so long, I was looking at the latest IDO Depth Finder)

    mplspug
    Participant
    Palmetto, Florida
    Posts: 25025
    #1432872

    Here’s a little tip.

    I know a lot of people including me are lost and finding it very inefficient to browse the site now that the little bobber icons are gone that used to tell us topics we’ve read or topics with new posts. It also is a little annoying we can’t go to the newest reply after the last we read in a topic when we click the topic link.

    If you go to your profile first (click your username next to the “logout” button), clicking through the tabs like “Forums”, “Activity”, “Messages”, etc will help indicate some new things for you to look at since the last time you were on the site.

    There are also sub tabs just below the tabs when you click into them.

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