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Tony
15th August 2006, 10:45 PM
Dear Friends,

Comments & Suggestions are welcome.

Cheers,
Tony.

twiztid
16th August 2006, 01:40 AM
The site looks good, but i cant find any boards on it :/

Cheers,
Alo

Jean-Marc
16th August 2006, 02:12 AM
Dear Tony,

Kudos ! Website looks great ! Alas, some bugs on the french forum :

1) French accentuation does work properly when writing text in the text window and when checking the reply before posting ("Preview Reply" button), but doesn't show off properly when the reply is finally posted.

Example : ??????????

2) I guess the same is true on the spanish forum ?

3) Same with symbols : degrees Celcius (?C), micrometer (?m), Euros (?), etc...
However, US dollars works... $ !

Cheers !

JM

Ken
16th August 2006, 02:18 AM
It's a pain in the butt to figure out. Navigating is almost impossible.

I still haven't found your main page or equipment.

o2bnme
16th August 2006, 02:47 AM
Yup. I'm having the same problem. Looks like I can't get to any page but forums. I'm excited to see the new iSonics!!

MA_Pete
16th August 2006, 03:06 AM
The pages are there, the links don't work yet.

iSonics are here:

http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=31

..but the more details (which has pics and specs) link does not yet work.

You can find other pages by manually changing the page id in the URL, they are mostly between 1 and 50ish.

Love the 2007 graphics overall, a lot of consistency across the entire line, which is cool...

Ian Fox
16th August 2006, 04:45 AM
If you made it this far without menu navigation, CONGRATULATIONS.

There's a real bug in the whole site that was not present in the test version we had run since last week - and this has caused the whole menu based navigation to not (yet) appear. One of the background reasons is the whole new site also has moved to a completely new server location, and we have seen some very real(and very) long propogation delays whilst the new settings fan out all round the world.

We've been on it day (and nite) and should be good to go in the next few hours.

Please be patient and enjoy "hacking" around to find what you can in the meantime :)

You can see iSonic detail at
http://www.star-board.com/data/2007/popup_isonic.html
if you can't get to it from the webpage.
(click each model/size number will bring up the graphic if any problem)

Cheers ~ Ian

Tim L
16th August 2006, 04:53 AM
The site looks fine to me,
I just hope the bugs will be out of it when i get up tomorrow, so that i can choose which new (smaller) isonic i will get me.. :P

Just keep on trying to get it right because i know there must be a lot of people waiting for the new isonic specs.

Jean-Marc
16th August 2006, 05:27 AM
Ian Fox wrote:
If you made it this far without menu navigation, CONGRATULATIONS.

Please be patient and enjoy "hacking" around to find what you can in the meantime :)

Cheers ~ Ian

Thanks Ian for the link.

The wood Serenity is an awsome beauty : http://www.star-board.com/data/2007/popup_serenity.html

Glad that the lenght has been reduced a bit down to 455 cm : it will at least fit into my garage. Any data about the weight in Wood ?

Cheers !

JM

Kris
16th August 2006, 07:13 AM
Here are some more links:

Carve http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=2
Apollo http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=24
Evo XTV http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=25
Flare http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=26
Formula http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=27
Gemini http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=28
Go http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=29
Hybrid http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=30
ISonic http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=31
Kombat http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=32
Phantom http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=33
ProKids http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=34
Pure Acid http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=35
Rio http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=36
Serenity http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=37
Starsurfer http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=38
Start http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=39
S-Type http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=40
Formula Experience http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=41

Tony
16th August 2006, 07:17 AM
Ian Fox wrote:
If you made it this far without menu navigation, CONGRATULATIONS.
...
We've been on it day (and nite) and should be good to go in the next few hours.
...
Please be patient and enjoy "hacking" around to find what you can in the meantime :)


Thank you very much Ian, I'm awaken now. Will be back to the office and start fixing everything within 1 hour.

Dear Friends,
Thanks for your patient. We'll fix it all ASAP. Please keep on commenting.

Cheers,
Tony.

GeorgeUSA39
16th August 2006, 09:36 AM
Great Site

I have to buy 2 new boards now (wood serenity and apollo), you guys are killing me!

What can you guys say about the Apollo, what is the planning threshold for that board?

steveC
16th August 2006, 09:41 AM
Bravo Dudes,

Thanks for the chance to be a specific individual here. An awesome change that lets us be who we are. No more pretenters. Thank goodness!

Tim L
16th August 2006, 02:01 PM
Tony wrote:
Thank you very much Ian, I'm awaken now. Will be back to the office and start fixing everything within 1 hour.

Dear Friends,
Thanks for your patient. We'll fix it all ASAP. Please keep on commenting.

Cheers,
Tony.

Hi Tony,

Have fun trying to fix everything today.. it will be a long day i assume.. :)
The site looks great (i mean the looks are very nice) the only problem i have on the main page (and some subpages) is that i cannot display the menu's using mozilla Firefox (i only use linux) I hope this will be fixed too.

I can only access the menu's from within the forum scection.
For now :
Keep on getting things right.. so we can all choose our favorite board from the new ranges.. :)

Duracell
16th August 2006, 03:57 PM
pity, hardly anything works.

Pacs
16th August 2006, 05:24 PM
Hi Tony!

nice job man!

--------------

Seeing board details for GO range i find some strange:

the pic for 129 is the same for 139 (tufskin) when this dont happen for same sizes in SportTech (129 is smaler than 139)

Cheers,

Francisco

Jean-Marc
16th August 2006, 05:25 PM
Tony,
Ian,

I have 2 suggestions to make :

1) Could you make a Login/Logout radio button on top of the menu bar, e.g., next to the "Home" menu ?

The reason is when reading a thread and I want to make a comment, I have to open a new window, go to the "Home" menu and login there, which is a bit cumbersome. Same when I'm done to logout.

2) Would it be possible to group board's name by categories in the "Product/Boards..." menu? I mean alphabetical listing is straightforward but it's easy to get lost when making comparison. Let's say get Apollo, FW & FE in 1 group, Evo and Pure Acid in another, Start & Rio together, Phantom & Hybrids together, etc...

What do you think ?

Cheers !

JM

Pacs
16th August 2006, 06:08 PM
Hi Tony,

In this URL:
http://198.173.80.242/viewpage.php?page_id=31

There must be a problem with the bottom (specs) section:

Warning: main(images/2007/inc_spec/isonic.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/home/sta172/www/htdocs/data/2007/pd_isonic.html on line 52

Warning: main(): Failed opening 'images/2007/inc_spec/isonic.inc' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /usr/home/sta172/www/htdocs/data/2007/pd_isonic.html on line 52
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Cheers,

Francisco

Pacs
16th August 2006, 06:13 PM
Hello again Tony,

I think you already know it, but, there are too many 503 messages when i browse the site...

503: Service Temporarily Unavailable
(The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. )

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Bye,

Francisco

Ian Fox
16th August 2006, 06:31 PM
Hey J-M,

As you can tell, we're a bit bombed at the moment and the server side is not reacting as fast as it should/will. There are some log in/log out issues that (should not be there) will resolve once the initial issues flatten out. Then you should be OK to simply log in (once) from the home page and remain logged in for the whole session. Also if you go direct to the forums index (not entry/login via home page login) you should be prompted (with log in box at top of page) to log in there, and then you should be good to go for the whole session - unless you log out intentionally along the way. Tony is more on that side, but I can assure you even I (and he) have been having more than a few odd issues with general log in today anyway ..

Please refer to PM re the moderator set up also.

Re the Sort of the products, yes, it's a good idea to sort by products, it sort of works and we did it before but it also creates some potential tostill mismatch product types etc, there always was something not quite in order ;)

Anyway, let's get thru the initial issues and we have a bunch of things to fine tune after we get the real stuff in order.


Hi Francisco,

Thanks, yes, you should see it from our side :)
Hopefully these will all clear in the next few hours as we consolidate the new uploads. ThanX for your patience with these.
Thanks and Cheers ~ Ian

Tony
16th August 2006, 09:45 PM
Hello again my friends,

I've got info from the webhosting company that we're exceeding the server's capacity. That's the reason why you've got the error message sometimes.

I don't know that I should be glad or sad. Anyway, I'm working on upgrading our website to a bigger server right now.

One thing surely so sad today is that I've missed the 20knot session which is very rare in Thailand. You won't believe that it've been blowing 20knot the whole day today in Pattaya and Tapsai-Chonburi (my club )b)

Thanks for your patient, we're working 100+% to get rid of all the problems.

Cheers,
Tony.

drzone
17th August 2006, 03:47 AM
Go sail!
The forum is not urgent when it's blowing.
Great job!:p
Very glad you made it with registration (I was one of the one bitching about it).

Tony
17th August 2006, 07:32 AM
Hello Everybody,

Now with a bigger hosting plan, please let me know if you're still having problem browsing/login on this website.

I'll be ready to go to the office and will start taking care or everything within 1 hour.

Regards,
Tony.

andreas
17th August 2006, 11:59 AM
Hello Tony!

I get the following errormessage when I want to view the specifications of the ISonic:

Warning: main(images/2007/inc_spec/isonic.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/home/sta172/www/htdocs/data/2007/pd_isonic.html on line 52

Warning: main(): Failed opening 'images/2007/inc_spec/isonic.inc' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /usr/home/sta172/www/htdocs/data/2007/pd_isonic.html on line 52

I have tried InternetExplorer 6.0 and Mozilla 1.7.11.

All in all the new site looks very cooool!!

Hang lose,
Andreas

oddvar
17th August 2006, 01:24 PM
On the login screen, there is a box to mark off, it has lost its explanation. but I guess it has something to do with "remember my login " or something.
And I think it is nice to have a registered forum. Keeps out the morons, and makes life better for the normal people.. And I like the smileys. :)

Terje
17th August 2006, 03:04 PM
Hard time to get the new web site working well !
But it is improving very quickly day by day.
The hardest point for us Starboard fanatics is to not access to the new boards specs (like largest I-Sonic) :(.
I guess it is just a question of hours to get the full version of the site.
Hang on :)

Ian Fox
17th August 2006, 03:38 PM
Hey Terje, just what is a "Starboard Fanatic" ??
(sorry, bad joke, it's been a long day/s)

The server had literaly had a meltdown once, now nearly twice.

There's a set of iSonic specs on the Ask Team forum
at topic iSonic Width.

http://198.173.80.242/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=6&thread_id=21057

Cheers ~ Ian

toddewoell
17th August 2006, 03:45 PM
Hi,
i think it?s hard enough to get the site working properly, but i really miss other views than deckside of the boards...
especially a bit more detailed views of the winger/cutout designs like they were featured for the isonic range last year. give us a more technical view!

regards Thorsten

aus404
17th August 2006, 03:48 PM
Uhh, the Forum doesn't work in Firefox; no post reply or new thread buttons.

Egor
17th August 2006, 04:43 PM
I've finally be able to navigate over the last 10 minutes without getting "Service Temporarily Unavailable" all over the site.

The new board range is impressive but I can't say I'm a big fan of the new colour scheme on these forums. Anyway appreciate all the hard work you been doing and hope you get out for a sesh real soon

Terje
17th August 2006, 05:26 PM
Hey Terje, just what is a "Starboard Fanatic" ??
(sorry, bad joke, it's been a long day/s)


A new merge in the windsurf business :o ?
No, should have wrote "Starboard enthousiats" :D !

Thanks Ian for the link to the I-Sonic spec.

surfag
17th August 2006, 06:40 PM
How can you search the forum?

btw: the coloring of the new site is quite dark

matt535
17th August 2006, 07:11 PM
Why doesn't the width of the forum page fill my screen?

It looks crazy having a 3" wide list of text over a 30" screen.

surfag
17th August 2006, 07:16 PM
ok, found the search. it's located on the forum/index.php on the bottom of all forums on the right side. Maybe you can make it available at a forum directly - sometimes;)

surfag
17th August 2006, 07:27 PM
Search result says 53 posts found (example: antitwist), but only one entry (a recent one) is displayed. What's about the old posts?

PaulM
17th August 2006, 07:41 PM
Tony,

Hybrid race is currently ponting to 41 (F Experience).

Still so may models (more than a dozen over 80cm), OK provided you can be sure you are buying the right one! But why don't SB name by width, afterall they have been key in promoting the importance of width.

victw
17th August 2006, 11:47 PM
Well I haven't found the search function - don't know whether (sp?) or not it has been discussed - but I don't see the divas listed on the boards links. Did you give up the line?

It's never really fit for me - 5ft7in and 140 lbs - but I always look. Did notice the page for support of womens formula - that's cool. Almost makes me interested in learning to race.

Vicki

mmoritz
18th August 2006, 01:56 AM
Tony, any way to get the post numbers back. It was quick to write: "to poster# X", or "I agree with post # Y ...". That sort of thing.

Jean-Marc
18th August 2006, 03:03 AM
mmoritz wrote:
Tony, any way to get the post numbers back. It was quick to write: "to poster# X", or "I agree with post # Y ...". That sort of thing.

Alternative :

This is the way to quote somebody else : go to the message and click on the quote radio button on the upper right corner of the text window. You can delete useless text and keep only what's important to the point.
Previewing the results by clicking on the "Preview Reply" button on the bottom of the command window before posting the final reply is strongly suggested if you are not familiar with this new bulletin board language.

Cheers !

JM

Ian Fox
18th August 2006, 06:03 AM
Hey Marcio,

One problem we had with the (old/previous) numbers posts was often we had a blank or double post (etc) in the middle of the thread that had to be cleaned, if we were not quick(like instant quick) to clean it, the next guy came in and said "I agree with 7" (or whatever) , but when we cleaned blank or double or b/S post from (say) position 5, then #7 became number 6. And so on..
Sounds simple. and it was, but strange how many complex discussion it was affecting.

So with the current new system we gain (Quote etc as J-M explained) and we lose (as per the old system you explained).

But overall the new system gains more than we lost.
That's why we're here.

Thanks for the comments and feedback.

Cheers ~ Ian

John Kemsley
18th August 2006, 10:36 AM
Hi

Still having problems navigating, none of the links work from the "board for me" page. Also I find the dark borders depressing, always loved the way the old site used the "whitespace" to make the site attractive.

John

Lindbergh
18th August 2006, 02:16 PM
Are there a search engine here where I can search through earlier posts? Can't just find it?? It's the holy grail of a forum me think.

Hope we firefox users are not forgotten when you fix this homepage, seems to work better now with firefox, than it did some few days ago, by the way.

Else I like this homepage as a fresh update. Keep up the great work!

Ian Fox
18th August 2006, 02:32 PM
Hi Lindbergh,

The Holy Grail is there. It needs to be !!

( It's the reason we transferred and imported nearly 140,000 posts in 21,000 threads from our old Forum data - how else are can you make use of that lot without a Search feature ??)

It's searching and finding, but not presenting links right now.

We're onto it and it will be a goer ASAP.

Currently you can find it hiding at the bottom of the Forums Index page
http://star-board.com/forum/index.php


Thanks and Cheers ~ Ian

Terje
18th August 2006, 04:18 PM
Hello,

How can we access to previous board range ?
Through a link to the 2005 web site (it was at the bottom of the front page) ?

Thanks,

Jean-Marc
18th August 2006, 05:12 PM
Lindbergh,

If you need to perform a search in archives ASAP, go to http://2006.star-board.com/forum/starbulletin/forum.asp.

Terje,

You can get access back to the archives like this :

http://2006.star-board.com
http://2005.star-board.com
http://2004.star-board.com
http://2003.star-board.com
http://2002.star-board.com
http://2001.star-board.com
http://2000.star-board.com

Cheers !

JM

mmoritz
18th August 2006, 08:19 PM
JM and Ian, thanks for the replies. I agree with you, conscious quote is better, only risk is messages getting long if poster do not delete extra text. Keep up the great work.

Terje
19th August 2006, 03:48 PM
You can get access back to the archives like this :

http://2006.star-board.com
http://2005.star-board.com
http://2004.star-board.com
http://2003.star-board.com
http://2002.star-board.com
http://2001.star-board.com
http://2000.star-board.com


Thanks JM.

Terje

matt535
19th August 2006, 05:13 PM
Does business on the forums seem a little slow guys?

Your previous forum was HUGE !! Why would you change ??

steveC
20th August 2006, 01:37 AM
Hi matt535,

You're all over this updated website, and seemingly a bit negative about things to date. Personally, I have found a lot of difficulty so far in the changeover, particularly on 8/16 and yesterday, but I think it's important to be patient to let things iron out and normalize. Change is always so tough to adjust to.

One thing that I'm so happy about now is the lack of the nonsense that was part of the turf at the old site. Maybe you feel differently about this, but I don't think I'm alone in my feelings about the new site. Clearly registration encourages a more responsible adult attitude overall. Still, its my thought that the Starboard folks will be very tolerant of the opinions of contributors here. I think only real thoughtless troublemakers need to worry about getting reined in and blocked.

Phill104
20th August 2006, 02:00 AM
The good thing regarding registration is that online relationships seem to form when you are sure you are talking to the right person.

Take a look at the Boards UK forum and you will see that people open up more and the regulars know each other well. This, I hope, will now develop on an international level as people begin to trust this system.

The rest of the site is begining to grow on me and hopefully soon the bugs will be ironed out.

For me it is still running slowly and I'm still getting error messages. I am unable to find the search button but I tended to use google to search the site anyway. There's also no label appearing next to the logon check box.

Another annoyance is the borders appearing on mouse over certain images. A quick fix that I am sure will come with time.

Plus, I'm sure as per last year, more images of the boards will come with time.

Keep up the good work with the site.

matt535
20th August 2006, 05:39 AM
steveC wrote:
You're all over this updated website, and seemingly a bit negative about things to date.


Hi steve,

I appear to be 'all over the updated website' because I the popularity has dropped significantly and there are limited visitors.

starboard previously offered a forum that differentiated from all others. Now it is just the same as all the others. I guess now all windsurfing forums are equal so the popularity will be shared across all of them.

matt535
20th August 2006, 05:40 AM
By the way .. here is a decent web-based forum application ...

http://www.phpbb.com/

andreas
20th August 2006, 04:16 PM
Hello Starboad-Team!

I am missing the option to view pictures of all types of a special board. When the new website went online, there has been a link to a JPG of every board. Will this feature be implemented again? I think this is very helpful when deciding to buy a new board.

Hang loose,
Andreas.

Phill104
20th August 2006, 04:21 PM
Things seem to be speeding up here in the UK and at last most of the images are appearing. Seem the routers of the world are begining to catch up. It's also nice to be able to go back and edit typo's

Is there any intention to show pics of the fins supplied with each board, or maybe linking each fin description to the relavent pic on the drake site?

p.s. Have you tried phpbb ;) (I think that's a wink emoticon)

http://www.windsurf.me.uk

Per
20th August 2006, 05:43 PM
Hi..
Finally the "post reply" button appeared on my computer..

Excellent range once again:p

1) navigating through the board range is like going out of the shop and back again everytime you want to see a new shirt. Why not make an overwiew like t.ex JP do where you just click the small picture of the board to get the details.

2) I really don't want to sound like an old bitter grandpa, but your colours are so depressing. Like 75% black... It's ugly and not inviting at all..

;-)
Per

rabbit
21st August 2006, 12:21 AM
The only thing really missing is detailed pictures in high resolution showing the essential features of all products.

Close-ups of what the "Spiraling Vee" concept looks like on the different boards. How does the rail look on the new acids? How does the footstraps look when you get close to the stitching?

I may be an extreme case since I have 700 kilometers to the nearest surfshop, but Im guessing there are plenty of other customers, or customers to-be, that would enjoy close-up views of pretty much everything before ordering their new board over the internet from a webshop.

-peace
/rabbit

ps/ my hypersonic still kicks ass but I might need a Kombat, or maybe an Evo? ;) /ds

modigum
21st August 2006, 02:20 AM
Your range of boards look great. Nice to see the graphics haven?t changed too much from last year?s which I loved. To put a damper on things I?m not too keen on the new site?s look and feel or approach. As a web designer I was particularly interested in your new site?s reincarnation. Comments from the general public regarding look and feel are always going to be judgmental and are based on personal opinion. So? for what its worth, here?s mine.

Look and Feel.

My first impression was disappointment.
Too dark and oppressive.
Doesn?t represent your product or your design leading ethos.
Too much homepage real estate focused on news and mood related image area.
Presumptuous: A first timer visiting your homepage would be at a loss as to what Starboard do.
No leading concept or aesthetic. Too generic and looks like a template driven site. Your previous site?s aesthetic was driven by your product?s graphics. It had a feeling of continuity and represented a full circle consistent approach. The new look and feel seems to dilute your brand and its ethos you?ve carefully built over the recent years.
Why aren?t there substantial images of your product, particularly on the product landing page? If there is anything we are all interested in seeing is hi-res product shots. The new tool tip widget is helpful but the product shots according to their sizes was great also. Has this been canned?
No strong content alignment. Padding and margins seem to be a bit all over the place.

Why re-design, why not realign?

Your product continually improves from one year to the next through tweaking and continuous R&D. If something is working it?s maintained or tweaked. This same methodology should be applied to your web site. Major sites such as Amazon, Ebay etc. never seem to change too radically, they continually tweak certain aspects of their site and if a tweak hasn?t worked they revert. I admire Starboard?s visually aesthetic, your graphics are second to none. Your industrial design and innovative thinking are always striving to be creative. I feel your new website doesn?t mirror this design lead approach. There is so much innovative emerging and compliant web technology out there which has been termed Web 2.0. I feel this redesign is a missed opportunity.

Mark-Up

I?m sure your team is being bombarded with error and bug notifications so I?m not going to list any obvious site bugs.

My queries are more related to the build approach.

Why isn?t the site aiming to be standards compliant? At least to level 1.
Why is it so dependent on tables for layout.
Why is the CSS contained within the pages source and not held externally.
Same can be said for the JavaScript.

Adhering to any of the above would help page load times.

Flash Internet Explorer bug (Click to activate control message)

Saying all that I still sent out and ordered a Kombat Woodie, so you?re doing something right ! Keep up the good work.

James
21st August 2006, 02:23 AM
Website is looking a lot better, good work.

Still a couple things that don't work yet:

1) I can't scroll or adjust the size of the little windows that pop up when I "Click here for more details" on a board. Some of them are too big for my screen, so I can't see the whole board, or reach the buttons to switch between the different sizes in the range.

2) Also, as others have mentioned, it would be nice to be able to see images of all the boards in a range. That seems to be an option for some of the ranges now, like, Aero / Kombat, but not for others like iSonic. I want to see what the big 145 and 155 iSonics look like.

A less urgent matter is the photo gallery - I hope to see some more action pictures of these amazing new boards, especially the weird ones like the Serenity / Apollo / Phantom. Maybe a way for registered users to post their own starboard action shots, too.

James
21st August 2006, 02:40 AM
I agree 100% with modigum about the new site...

Wish we could just have the 2006 website with the 2007 boards. I liked the happy polynesian-style border and the splashy header-picture that would change every week or so.

I really like what modigum said: "Your product continually improves from one year to the next through tweaking and continuous R&D. If something is working it's maintained or tweaked. This same methodology should be applied to your web site."

Duracell
21st August 2006, 03:58 AM
- can't access earlier versions of site (e.g. 2006, 2005 etc. actually quite important)
- can't "right mouse click and open in new tab" any board related page (which actually is quite handy)
- can't directly download cataloges (file gets saved as php even though the actual content is in a acrobatreader file (which BTW seems to be corrupt, at least when I tried it. Another little note: not everybody is constantly going (may due to restrictions in later verisons version 5 didn't yet have)

Duracell
21st August 2006, 04:02 AM
- after posting it is kind of awkward having to press still another button till you end up on the forum. Why not either end up on forum as default or present 2 buttons "POST REPLY & Return to Forum" as well as "POST REPLY and Return to Thread": less programming, less work for server, less chance of 503 AND nicer to use.

Racer
21st August 2006, 06:41 AM
I find access very slow to the forum. Bulletin board to ask the team and individual topics
thks

clovus
21st August 2006, 11:20 AM
After three years of using the *board website I find this one no way as nice, or easy to navigate around. I'm trying to think of constructive criticism or positives to teh new site, but the only thing I can think of is registration was a good idea.

How about being able to "read'' some of the thread topic whilst scrolling your mouse over it instead of having to open it up to see if it interests you?
cheers

modigum
21st August 2006, 05:15 PM
Its a shame that all of the Starboard threads and previous URL's listed with Google are now lost. For example:
www.star-board.com/forum/starbulletin/read.asp?ID=380&t=200142574811

It might be an idea to capture any not found pages and redirect them back to your homepage and offer a search facility. It'll help increase your site's traffic. The previous threads had some great discussions and acted as a valuable resource. It would be a shame to loose it.

cmeisner
21st August 2006, 05:28 PM
Agree with the others that hav posted that the new site is
- slow
- does not present the products very well (2006 was much better)
- Is dark (black text on dark brown background is difficult to read)
Overall I fell a step backward even though there probably is a lot of nice stuff under the hood. Btw totally aprove of forum registration.

Love the boards (have three of them and will probably by more in the future)

Ian Fox
21st August 2006, 05:47 PM
Just a quick reprint for Modigum's comment re search engine.
(original discussion located in theis thread Page 3, just above your first postin this thread)

The search engine is there, it needs to be !!

( It's the reason we transferred and imported nearly 140,000 posts in 21,000 threads from our old Forum data - how else are can you make use of that lot without a Search feature ??)

It's searching and finding, but not presenting links right now.

We're onto it and it will be a goer ASAP.

Currently you can find it hiding at the bottom of the Forums Index page
http://star-board.com/forum/index.php

Once we get the results happening, we get some more prominent Search box windows scattered around too .


Thanks and Cheers ~ Ian

boussog1
21st August 2006, 05:55 PM
Dear *board,

You 've made it a bit difficult for yourselves. I think any web-designer would agree if I said "never show your customer his new site unfinished!". Just keep going I would say until everything is running smoothly. Only then will you be able to properly assess the success of the new design.

Regards,
George.

Peterk
21st August 2006, 06:11 PM
Hi. Site looks great. Somebody may have posted this already, but I have not found the SEARCH function on the forum.

Peter

Ian Fox
21st August 2006, 06:22 PM
Search Engine lurks at

http://www.star-board.com/forum/index.php

Half way down the page, right hand side. yep, we hear ya.
You need a search engine to find the search engine. ;)

It works, searches, finds, but as yet doesn't display the results in any usable links. The guys are onto it, once it's a goer the search feaure box/es will be more prominent.
We'll even put a link on the site map which can be found from a link on the home page (or direct at)

http://www.star-board.com/viewpage.php?page_id=59

Cheers ~ Ian

GEN
21st August 2006, 09:05 PM
I'm bit confuse with the DATE and TIME when I post my comments.
What is the time reference place and the difference from Greenwich?

Per
22nd August 2006, 02:41 AM
How to read a private message?
I can open the "private message" box but none of the buttons lead me to anything but the message box...

MA_Pete
22nd August 2006, 08:30 AM
The first couple of days the new site was up, when on a page for a particular board, when you clicked on "Click here for more details", you went to a window where you could pick any size and construction and get an image of that particular board. Now you just a fixed image of one size with some mouse-over features. Please bring the images of each size back!

I am pretty sure an iSonic50 looks a little different than the iSonic 155. ;)

Also, last year's site had pics of the boards from different angles showing the features. I miss that already...

Thanks.

MA_Pete
22nd August 2006, 08:33 AM
How about a gallery with pics from the 2007 photoshoot? I am sure you probably have hundreds of pics from that, we would love to see them. Not just the great ones, post all the decent ones.

And how about a spot to have users post their own pics.

Thanks.

Phill104
22nd August 2006, 10:29 AM
MA_Pete wrote:

And how about a spot to have users post their own pics.



You're quite welcome to upload you're pics here (as is anyone else)

http://www.windsurf.me.uk/Gallerypage.html

This is where I get a slap for a gratuitious plug..

Can we have a spell checker on this forum too. It should be quite easy to integrate something like 'iespell'

Ian Fox
22nd August 2006, 05:28 PM
Hi Per,

Make sure you have logged in properly (that's to say, even though you have logged in, make sure the system HAS logged you in- yes, there have been issues on that with overload leading to timeouts..)

Then you can go to the home page (or from the near top of the Forums page) get a link to take you to Personal Messages.

Once you click on that, it will, if it has successfully opened, show

Private Messages
Write new message Inbox [0/20] Outbox [9/20] Archive [1/20] Options

Inbox (link) should do the trick.

hi GEN, reference time is currently set to BKK (UTC/GMT +7 hours), but maybe should be GMT/ Zulu. Add(subtract) according to your regional time zone variation to GMT (or BKK) and times will be in local at your location. Change that mod in your user setting (EDIT PROFILE link) from main page once logged in. Use Time Offset drop down menu.

Hi MA_Pete, Yep, you're on it. Those selectable images were all there, despite a few claims to the contrary :) but short term single pic fix was invoked to resolve some (unseen before ) compatibility issues with odd OS vs Browser mixes. Agree loud and clear, a a 155 is not a 50. It's 3 or them. And change. Which is what just a little more of to get back to a more comprehensive showcase...It's well placed in the "fix" list.
Photo gallery - Star ; Yes, it's coming, it was not in the release (as usual) but we do plan to roll it out soon. (it's one of the easiest ways we can reduce the load on the servers right now, which is the issue with slow overall perforamnce, missed logins etc - so there is some logic there..)
User pics : Yes, we have provisioning for that, there are a few (how do I say it?) issues we need to resolve on that one before we go too wide open.

Hey Phill, na, your real slap comes when you don't have phpBB ;)
( Maybe time for another T-Shirt comp ?? )
( No, second thoughts ~ let's not play spot the stuffup..)
( Most Patient User ? So that's what mpu means?? And what we need more of)

Cheers ~ Ian

sailquik
22nd August 2006, 06:15 PM
Hi Guys,
I must admit that I too am a bit depressed at all the BLACK in the website. Please trim as much as possible off, or replace it with white or some nice neutral/friendly colours. The old syle was a LOT easier on the eyes!


Another compatibility issue with Firefox and other browsers with Tabbed browsing: I like to right click on the heading links to open in a new tab but this does not come up as an option anymore on the items at the top of the page (News Company Forums etc). Please put this on our list of things to fix.

The new range of boards is just great though, as we have come to rely on.

sheripops
22nd August 2006, 06:41 PM
Hello folks - New site looks excellent. Just one question... Can I still access the old Starboard sites from previous years?

Cheers init!

Ian Fox
22nd August 2006, 07:18 PM
Yes, for sure.

The Archives are at

http://2006.star-board.com
http://2005.star-board.com
http://2004.star-board.com
http://2003.star-board.com
http://2002.star-board.com
http://2001.star-board.com
http://2000.star-board.com

A link and sitemap index listing will be added soon.

Cheers ~ Ian

Per
23rd August 2006, 12:37 AM
Hi Ian..
Nope... It says I'm online (I logged out and in again). I can go to "private messages" click the "inbox" (which says I have 1 message) and that's where it (and any other action) ends.
After a lot of thinking it stays on the "private message" window...

B)

jonnyc
23rd August 2006, 03:30 AM
Maybe it's just me but I like to see pictures of the boards, I'd like to buy so top and bottom shots of all volume sizes, preferably a short vid of someone riding that type of board gives me a feel for how it goes. Oh and pictures rather than graphic images of the boards!

Also you have Peter Hart as a team member maybe get him to do some board specific tips, so buyers can get the most from the boards straight away! I have been on trips with him and that is what he does best, he's a great coach, but a rubbish windsurfer ;) sorry pete just joking about the rubbish windsurfer!!

But I like the site, few broken bits but nothing major, I do think you should get a Portal rather than just a website, then you integrate weather and lots of other stuff. (did I mention I work for a large software company ;) )

Jon

Duracell
23rd August 2006, 04:55 PM
Don't know if already posted but: as a member when returning to website the little icons depict if a thread contains any new postings since last visit.

Well, I have the feeling that this does NOT work, or does not work properly.

On the old site my web browser indicated if I had already visited a link (ever new posting generated a new link, forum list display list of links, browser didn't know link, so it displayed it as unvisited).

New site just "remembers" that since last logged on a NEW thread was added but not if an exisiting one had new posting (that I hadn't seen yet!).

If you program something yourself, you have to learn and implement a lot of things you took for granted...

Jean-Marc
23rd August 2006, 05:28 PM
modigum wrote:
Its a shame that all of the Starboard threads and previous URL's listed with Google are now lost. For example:
www.star-board.com/forum/starbulletin/read.asp?ID=380&t=200142574811

Modigum,

Be very happy, here is a trick :

1) delete the time stamp "&t=200142574811" of the URL
2) replace "www" with "2006" in the URL, even if the thread had been written on 24/4/2001
3) here you go : http://2006.star-board.com/forum/starbulletin/read.asp?ID=380

Now, you should be able to get back all those old precious threads you saved somewhere (I do)...

Cheers !

JM

steveC
24th August 2006, 12:23 AM
I'm not sure what's going on, but everything is so painfully slow. I'm sure that you all know this, but I was wondering what your target was to bring transaction speed up to something useful and credible. Speaking for myself, all the bells and whistles are secondary to efficient transaction performance. Please, please do something about this.

us775
24th August 2006, 03:54 AM
First of all... great effort on the new website. I really like the new look. I understand how hard it can be to roll out a new site of this size.

My only criticism I can offer is that it is painfully slow. Almost to the point of unusability. I think if you can get the permformce up to speed this site will continue to rock and be at the center of our sport.

Keep up the good work...

-Marc

Racer
24th August 2006, 07:03 AM
1) I am also having problems with the slow access to the forum pages.

2) How does the search function work? I do a search, its says x matches found, x number of pages, but no threads seen.

Ian Fox
24th August 2006, 07:14 AM
Thanks guys.

We agree on the slowwwww factor, and agree we need to resolve it.

Our options are under review, and we had some logic in not making any panic further upgrade as this would force another round of propogation delays etc, not what most need right now .

For the record, the 2007 release went live on a new, upgraded server (which despite care did not hack the load..), an immediate upgrade was possible inside the same IP address , which we did, but hasn't solved the problem (sufficently). Of course, we had major traffic loads in week one, so we are also monitoring short term to see if the load tapers and response times improve. The answer so far, you all know.

So it looks like we're up for the next (3rd) big move.

Fasten the seatbelts..

Cheers ~ Ian

(Before any further move or planned outage, we'll give fair notice to not leave users hanging..)

(( Please check earlier posts/replies in this thread for comment etc on some of the other issues noted in recent posts above))

((( Thanks all for the feedback )))

jaime
24th August 2006, 04:02 PM
Hi, new site looks good, but the new forum engine has an important problem for Spanish and French posts.

Right now it does not support extended characters which are very common in Spanish and French. When you write a word with an extended character the engine replaces it with a '?' before storing the message in the database.

It's funny cause the database and the engine itself does support it as old messages that have been migrated are OK, so I would say that it is an issue related to configuration parameters.

In fact, I guess your forum engine phpBB does support extended characters as it is one of the most installed forum engines worldwide and these internalization issues shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks

--Jaime

dwinterbottom
24th August 2006, 11:03 PM
The link for registering a board is no longer working, the link is sent out with all new boards. You can post it back to the Dealer for now but some people may prefer to do it online is there a new link somewhere?

Thanks

jaume
25th August 2006, 02:07 PM
jaime wrote:
In fact, I guess your forum engine phpBB does support extended characters as it is one of the most installed forum engines worldwide and these internalization issues shouldn't be a problem.

In fact this is not a phpbb forum, but anyway the problem is with the webserver/php/mysql charset and not the forum software. It should be UTF-8 for the accents and specials characters to appear correctly ...

trying now: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

jaume
25th August 2006, 02:10 PM
jaume wrote:trying now: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Seems problem is in the database server config, because when you write and preview the post, all characters appear correctly on the preview screen (so only webserver is involved), but when you submit to publish it, then the special characters turn to ??????????????????? ... so problem is in the db data storage.

windsurferdagg
25th August 2006, 11:55 PM
maybe you could make a video catologue. Kind of like waht you did in 2004. Have somebody explain the board techniqually and than people riding it and showing a 360 degree shot of the board, explain tips like the guy said somewhere above and other stuff like that. I watch escape from pressure almost everyday on my ipod and it would be great to see all the boards in action as well as a detailed explination with someone pointing out what the spiraling vee is and where it is on the board:):D. Maybe even rigging tips too.

Thomas

Duracell
26th August 2006, 01:53 AM
repeated 503's == we want you to know that we can't get a website going...

Duracell
26th August 2006, 02:04 AM
WHAT SANE REASON is there for dynamic product pages (e.g. board description)?????????????????????????????

I'll give one I hear all the time:
I always wanted to try it out, it worked, I don't understand why it doesn't work all the time
(the mental answer: hey dumbo, do what you can, leave what you can't AND don't experiment with other people's time and reputation:@
the official answer to programmers empolyed with customers: software isn't always as easy as it looks...)

cholo
26th August 2006, 06:13 AM
Search seems to run somehow but does not display the results at all ore only one.:@

jonnyc
28th August 2006, 06:24 PM
jonnyc wrote:
Maybe it's just me but I like to see pictures of the boards, I'd like to buy so top and bottom shots of all volume sizes, preferably a short vid of someone riding that type of board gives me a feel for how it goes. Oh and pictures rather than graphic images of the boards!

Also you have Peter Hart as a team member maybe get him to do some board specific tips, so buyers can get the most from the boards straight away! I have been on trips with him and that is what he does best, he's a great coach, but a rubbish windsurfer ;) sorry pete just joking about the rubbish windsurfer!!

But I like the site, few broken bits but nothing major, I do think you should get a Portal rather than just a website, then you integrate weather and lots of other stuff. (did I mention I work for a large software company ;) )

Jon

I am very pleased to see most of my idea's have been implemented! They look great, nice to feel as if we can make a difference! Good to know you guys are listening and taking notice! :D:D

RobSwift
28th August 2006, 07:28 PM
Actually, I used to read the boards on this website a lot, but since it was changed I've stayed away. I don't know if it just the fact that it was new or some other reason. Now, I'm registered and have found it isn't slow and easy to view. However, the grey and black theme has to be the most depressing format I've ever seen added to a website. I get this feeling I'm entering a Gothic or Heavy Metal world.

James
31st August 2006, 04:25 AM
Wow, this website is moving slower than molasses in January (when it's moving at all)! I hope you guys are getting a new server or something for the forum because it's so slow and flukey that it is basically impossible to use. I don't think registration has hurt the # of posting nearly as much as the fact that the website is scarcely functional. :( Now I can't even read this thread to see what's wrong!

cmeisner
31st August 2006, 01:49 PM
Since the last three days the only thing i get when trying to browse a text is:

Can't create/write to file '/var/tmp/#sql_13de8_0.MYD' (Errcode: 24)Can't create/write to file '/var/tmp/#sql_13de8_0.MYD' (Errcode: 24

The web-site is terribly slow. Now forum browsing constantly opens new windows. etc. etc. I love the products but .... probably will live this site for a while untill i get remotely usable. Sorry to be so harsh but that is simply a matter of fact as seen from my end.
:(

geo
31st August 2006, 01:59 PM
New site graphics/look is very nice, although the old one was nice too.
Nevertheless IMVVHO the effects of any possible change for better are vastly surpassed by all the troubles generated by the new site. The windsurfing industry is not new to horrible, unnecessarily complicated web sites (I am thinking of North Sails, F2, RRD, Drops...), your old site was a nice refreshing experience in comparison. Now sadly you have joined that band.
Pages are slow to open (even with ADSL). The forum does not show the threads. Parts are lacking (i. e., the iSonic 94 detailed image does not open).
Usually "computer people" like unnecessarily complicated "solutions": it is their job to maintain a knowledge gap towards us "non-pros", in a fast knowledge-spreading world, in order to keep earning money in the future. We (you, in this case) should be smarter. The old site worked, and what one can notice when accessing to a new site is mostly new graphics: no need to change softwares. I hope at least you will stay away from flash pages.

steveC
31st August 2006, 11:26 PM
It appears that serious problems are continuing to severely cripple the website. I think everyone would like to see things normalize, and I believe that they will, but it would be helpful to get some general background information about what's going on. Being in a vacuum is like being nowhere. A little sharing would make a lot of difference. Also, if possible, a target schedule for the resolution of problems would be great.

Per
1st September 2006, 02:02 AM
Finally a picture of happy people on the front page (home). Anyway the graphic is poor. Hard to focus. Bottom of the front page looks like some inside information not meant to the customers. Boring and I never look at it. A lot og TBA on the products page.
COLOURS PLEASE:(... And you know this already.. It's very sloooow...
Still think the whole point, your boards, look great:)
Keep on fightingB)

GazMan
1st September 2006, 09:34 AM
Hey, looks like you guys at Starboard have been working extremely hard on the new website, so how about Forum members giving them some praise and thanks for the effort they've put in to improve the website!

The fact is that a lot of totally new products have bugs and please don't forget that there will always be "work in progress" with this type of product. Positive, constructive criticism is good, but surely a bit of patience wouldn't go astray!

That and the continual login errors aside, I have attempted to contact the company (Starboard) at 'info@star-board.com' via both my home and work email and received the same error message:


Subject: failure notice

Hi. This is the qmail-send program.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<info@star-board.com>:
Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1)


Regards,

Gaz

Egor
1st September 2006, 10:28 AM
Team don?t take this the wrong way but how about next year when you start planning the new website you consider asking the forum members for some input about the design and new features or give us an idea on what your thinking about implementing and we can tell you before hand to forget it. Hey just kidding but you know what I mean.

Per
1st September 2006, 02:36 PM
GazMan
RespectB), but this thread is actually opened by the team to receive input from the members. I didn&#39;t buy a new Star board every year if I didn&#39;t eppreciate the guts of this brand to develop new ideas (GO&#39;s, wide formulas, 127 litre wave boards, Serenity etc.). Actually I think (but I dont know) that a great part of Starboards success comes from being open to their customers, be it positive or negative.

PG
1st September 2006, 02:55 PM
GazMan&#39;s comment that
"Hey, looks like you guys at Starboard have been working extremely hard on the new website, so how about Forum members giving them some praise and thanks for the effort they&#39;ve put in to improve the website! "
is very misplaced. I would rather think that the ones responsible for the "hard work" would at this point in time be really close to be fired.

The new site has been "up" for two weeks now, and it just doesn&#39;t work properly. What if Google would have their site down for 2 weeks? I think there would be some serious axing going on :-)

geo
1st September 2006, 03:13 PM
I wish that one day the main objective of site designers will be: simplicity.
Instead, every time I see a "new" site, it is more complicated of the one it substituted, is slower, and has new bugs.
Just to make it more clear: just think of this new web site, only with the "old" graphics; would anyone notice any change for better? And think of the "old" site with the new graphics: would anyone complain?

geo
1st September 2006, 03:13 PM
I wish that one day the main objective of site designers will be: simplicity.
Instead, every time I see a "new" site, it is more complicated of the one it substituted, is slower, and has new bugs.
Just to make it more clear: just think of this new web site, only with the "old" graphics; would anyone notice any change for better? And think of the "old" site with the new graphics: would anyone complain?

GazMan
1st September 2006, 03:47 PM
Re: Commments by Per & PG,

Points taken, though I&#39;m curious about the level of patience some members have when I read comments like:

"Sooner or later nobody is going to visit it anymore"

Qoute: " Rome wasn&#39;t built in a day"
Reply: "But it burned down overnight....."

Time to chill out!

Ian Fox
2nd September 2006, 11:30 AM
A few quick updates..

The new version site definitely uses new and more complex architecture - which in theory will allow us to have a great deal of more active content into the future. Agree, we&#39;re in bad shape right now and are in "containment" mode this week whie we ensure the next move (3rd new server) is going to cover demand. It is not a bandwith issue, we are well catered for that, but a CP (concurrent process/es) overload issue, which is related to not only how any users are on the website, but how they are using the page/s etc- each action generating.

Next server move will require new IP, (potential downtime) so we are working to avoid interuption during c/over/propogation delays etc.

Without commiting formqally, we would like to achieve the new server this week(but will not) and in that case hopefully mid/late next week.
(subject to server co conf, still a work in progress)

We&#39;re certainly not happy with the performance either, nor the ongoing user problems and issues. Love it or hate it, rest assured we&#39;re onto it and look forward to finally getting a higher grade site working - and delivered - as intended.

Cheers ~ Ian

RobSwift
2nd September 2006, 07:33 PM
You really should have hired a web tester before going public with this. It&#39;s not too late. http://www.radview.com/

steveC
2nd September 2006, 11:53 PM
Hi Ian,

Thanks for the update. Based on today&#39;s transaction speeds, you guys have made some outstanding progress. Personally, I appreciate the hard work and long hours that the team at Starboard has been investing. Change is always tough, especially when things aren&#39;t always going your way. Seems like you&#39;re finally coming out on the winning side of the game. I bet everyone is looking for some serious time off at the beach to recharge. I truly hope that Tony gets some solid windy days to make up for that missed stellar day a couple weeks ago.

Phill104
3rd September 2006, 03:51 AM
Keep going, I&#39;m confident that things will get better soon. Do you guys have any hair left. There must have been a lot pulled out over the last few weeks.

One minor annoyence though is opening any post opens in a new window. Can we go back to the old way and open in the same window

James
4th September 2006, 09:42 AM
I actually don&#39;t mind the posts opening in new windows, now that I&#39;m used to it. :|

WSguy
4th September 2006, 04:31 PM
Is there an archive of past posts from the old site and any way to search it for a topic?

christiaan1111
5th September 2006, 12:35 AM
Nice new site. Took me a while to get on to the forum. But finally........ I am there!

GazMan
5th September 2006, 04:26 PM
The new site appears to be working a lot better than a week ago, though I&#39;m a little confused by the method used for posting new threads on the forums.

When I click the "NEW THREAD" button whilst in either a particular forum or thread and the new thread window opens, it is not at all clear what many of the functions in the window actually do (especially most of the functions under the text window apart from bold, italics and underline symbols). I think a "forum help" button for new (and not so new) forum users with an explanation of all functions and terms (including open, locked and sticky threads) would be a great help!

Also, it is not explained anywhere that in order to post a new thread onto a particular forum, the "Forum" button needs to be clicked. I thought that something like "Post new thread" or "Post on Forum" would be more self explanatory.

For the un-initiated (like me):
Q1: What is the difference between the forum "Threads" and the forum "Subjects" as displayed in the main index of each forum?
Q2: What is the "Discussion Forum" button for?

alf
6th September 2006, 04:27 AM
I am loosing the "search" box at forums, and another&#39;s years sites links.

Felicidades from spain

Russell
9th September 2006, 04:05 AM
Hi Guys.
This is really not working. I have a 3 month delivery time to get equipment without having the chance to see or test so asking questions is important but I canot post a question on the forums. I read the forums 2 times a day to try and give help when I can but now it tells me I can not use the forum. I will see if this works.
I hope you can solve the problems soon as I give my time freely with no help from the industry.
I have been teaching windsurfing for 28 years. Instructors do not get sponsored only racers.
At least I can read the posts so I can give people advice on starboard baords from what I read from the forums.

Russell

Russell
9th September 2006, 04:11 AM
OK IT worked.

Sorry about the rant. I will wait until the site is working correctly before posting again.

Russell

rod_r
11th September 2006, 08:46 AM
Hi Team

Is the search function still on the "to do" list?
Still can&#39;t seem to get to any past posts using it
( Sorry if it&#39;s been covered elsewhere)

Phill104
11th September 2006, 06:31 PM
Doing a search on google for this site still gives you top rating but the tag line regarding php etc isn&#39;t exactly the friendliest way to introduce a windsurfing website.

Plus the internal links for the forum etc link to what would have been the old site (but now bring up a 404)

Is correcting this on the to do list?

Ken
12th September 2006, 03:30 AM
It took :45 seconds for this thread to open, and I am on a T-1 line. What&#39;s going on? Other threads, I just gave up on, tooo long to wait.

Ken
12th September 2006, 11:40 PM
Today it&#39;s fast - I just hope it stays this way.

Thanks, if you did anything.

Foulweather Jack
15th September 2006, 08:05 AM
The new website is unbelievably slow and user unfriendly; I can&#39;t even get this message to post with the "post reply" button so I&#39;m trying again. you are going to lose a lot of loyal customers do to poor service. I expect better from Starboard.

steveC
16th September 2006, 01:00 AM
Still an iffy road here. Sometimes up to par, but other times way short of expectations. It has been vitually a month now since release of the new site, so I&#39;m surprised that transaction speed is still so dicey. Exocet just modified their website, and its refreshing how well things appear to be working right out of the chute. I hope that you guys can find a stable resolution soon.

Terje
18th September 2006, 03:46 AM
rod_r wrote:
Hi Team

Is the search function still on the "to do" list?
Still can&#39;t seem to get to any past posts using it
( Sorry if it&#39;s been covered elsewhere)

Hi all,

I also miss the search function. From the "Forum main index page", I manage to get a research result (number of item found) but connection to post .
If searching from the previous SB site ("Archive") the post can not also be opened.

Please, keep us inform on the proper way of using the search button.
Or, may be the fonction is still not available on the new site ?

Thanks,

Terje

Per
30th September 2006, 06:24 PM
It&#39;s still slooooow...I don&#39;t know the facts, but I seem to remember a lot more activity on the "old" 2006 page. In my own world I guess my use of this web has dropped about 75% with the new design.
Boring place to go. Like a construction site that closed before the job was finished. Come on Starboard... Get speed, get colours and happy smiles, get beautiful pics and quit this grey and black shit get alive again.....:|

Phill104
1st October 2006, 01:46 AM
With the current speed adding all the media wil kill the site totally. I&#39;m guessing the posts opening in new pages is to cut down on reloading.

I think Ian mentioned on another post that another new server is due to come online next week so if that works I&#39;m sure we will se a huge improvement

jaume
19th October 2006, 04:15 PM
any way that when u click on one message it doe snot open a new window? ... its annoying

dg
20th October 2006, 04:32 PM
Guys. Love the boards but this site needs help. Sort it out or you will lose your edge.

jaume
20th October 2006, 05:13 PM
There&#39;s a problem with the buttons when you try to quote and post a new thread. The button labels are not the rith ones corresponding to the action they do.

When creating a new thread, you have the buttons preview and submit labeled with "Discussion Forums" and "Forums".

When quoting, are labeles as "Threads" and "Last Posts" ... same if you try to reply.

Per
22nd October 2006, 11:23 PM
WAUW.... GREAT NEW LOOK...
Colours and speed just came back:D
Nice job.....:p

Phill104
23rd October 2006, 01:45 AM
Well done. Love the new look

lucofede
25th October 2006, 09:00 PM
In the 2006 site on each board description there used to be a comparison between similar boards on the range sowing pros and cons of each model compared to the one described. That was very useful and I would like to have it on the current site

Best regards

clovus
26th October 2006, 06:22 AM
Finally,

The wave picture is so much better then then black background. Easier to read too.

Thanks

LK
3rd November 2006, 01:42 AM
Still cant reply on any Thread with Post Reply Button,
and cant open NEW THREAD, just get a form, Sticky Thread, not autorised to view this forum

Lets se if the Quick Reply works

bellrock
9th November 2006, 07:27 AM
I don;t see a forum search ability any where. that was a nice feature on the old site

steveC
10th November 2006, 11:55 PM
Hi bellrock,

The search feature is located on the right side of the listings or choices in the black bar above the pictures of the Starboard Team members.