Originally Posted by kellymcdonald78
Kyle, with all due respect, there have been several threads, suggestions, ideas and requests on how to improve things. Erik put in "a request to the technical team" almost 2 months ago, but we haven't heard a word. However the admins seem to keep coming back looking for some quick fix, a minor tweak, or fixing a bug. Member after member after member have expressed how frustrating it is to create a trail report using the discussion widget (a trail report is NOT just a big post). As a result, more and more of the core content creators are throwing in the towel and giving up. To characterize this thread as just waiting on KARVITK to explain how to reproduce his specific issue completely misses the point. That this thread has been commented on by no less than 4 different admins is also telling. Maybe start by assigning one person to actually look into this, gather requirements, propose solutions, develop prototypes and iterate.
Except what I did is not characterizing the thread at all, by definition a thread is a conversation. The last point in the conversation was about a specific issue.
The frustrations about posting vary in scope and reason some hate the mobile interface, others hate the desktop interface on their phones. Some don't like manual attachments but others don't like the drag and drop. You've now in essence summed it up in that you'd rather trip reports function as something other than a post, by contrasting definition probably a blog. There aren't functional blogs for this platform.
We have put individual admins on here, this is not a permanent resource though as we have a team of 13 having to handle all sites. So once things actually quiet down it gets put back into the queue to have issues dealt with on a first come first served basis. We come here address issues not in the hopes that it's a quick fix but in that it is how things are presented. The last major discussion here was that viglink was killing the site. Nothing to do with how to post or anything like that.
So lets try this a different way. Without digressing into what you hate about the site that is, or how it's managed, or even that you hate the layout. Tell me what you actually would like to see, outline some functionalities you think would work to the site's advantage. Stuff you've seen elsewhere, or stuff you've never seen before but would love to see here.