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Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby CaverScott » Jun 13, 2018 3:09 pm

Perhaps I am blind as a :bananabat: :yikes:

Nontetheless, I don't see any link to CaveChat that is on the NSS Home page.

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Am I blind? :yikes: :cavingrocks:
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jun 13, 2018 7:03 pm

Well, it's FAR from obvious, but it you scroll to the very bottom, there's a little, bitty yellow square with a bat and a CC in it. That's our link. I think we need to do better.
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby CaverScott » Jun 14, 2018 8:23 am

Squirrel Girl wrote:Well, it's FAR from obvious, but it you scroll to the very bottom, there's a little, bitty yellow square with a bat and a CC in it. That's our link. I think we need to do better.
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No wonder this forum is so quiet. How are interested folks supposed to find it? :down:
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jun 14, 2018 8:34 am

CaverScott wrote:
Squirrel Girl wrote:Well, it's FAR from obvious, but it you scroll to the very bottom, there's a little, bitty yellow square with a bat and a CC in it. That's our link. I think we need to do better.
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No wonder this forum is so quiet. How are interested folks supposed to find it? :down:


Alex is trying to get the IT folks to improve that.
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby CaverScott » Jun 14, 2018 9:23 am

:kewl: :clap: :grin:
Squirrel Girl wrote:
CaverScott wrote:
Squirrel Girl wrote:Well, it's FAR from obvious, but it you scroll to the very bottom, there's a little, bitty yellow square with a bat and a CC in it. That's our link. I think we need to do better.
:caver:

No wonder this forum is so quiet. How are interested folks supposed to find it? :down:


Alex is trying to get the IT folks to improve that.
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby gindling » Jun 14, 2018 8:18 pm

It would also help if the little yellow icon matched something on this page or vise versa. I think why people don't see it right off is that I was looking for a something blue, like this page. Didn't even know there was a cavechat app icon. Like maybe the banner of CaveChat needs to be yellow or at least have that icon up next to the NSS logo.
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Alex Sproul » Jun 15, 2018 10:40 pm

Okay, folks... I, too, am anxious to see CaveChat get more visibility and use. I've put a larger button and link on the lower right of the home page. Is that better?

I also agree that it would be nice if the button were something recognizable as CaveChat. The problem is that there is nothing on this page that is unique to CaveChat. That's why I created the yellow button, in hopes that it would become recognizable. Maybe if we got the SM folks to give it some advertising play on Facebook and Twitter that would happen. How 'bout it, Tony?

The forum is presently derelict and rudderless, since David Grimes walked away a couple of years ago. It really needs someone to take care of its maintenance, answer questions, recruit more moderators, and promote it, or it will continue to wither and die. Anybody in here willing to take that on? :shrug: The NSS is us; somebody needs to step up.

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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby tncaver » Jun 16, 2018 8:25 am

That is a nice button but anyone who doesn't know what CC means might not bother to click on it. Perhaps if it said CAVE CHAT in text directly
underneath the yellow button, newbies might be more prone to try it out.
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Alex Sproul » Jun 16, 2018 9:31 am

>Perhaps if it said CAVE CHAT in text directly underneath the yellow button, newbies might be more prone to try it out.

Uh, it does. The large button I just added on the home page. And if you hover over the the little one that's been in the footer for a decade, it says CaveChat, too.

None of the other social media buttons say their name, either. You have to check 'em out...

Hmm. Gotta change that sig line. I ain't in charge anymore.
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Tony C » Jun 16, 2018 9:42 am

Yes, Alex is correct, he did update the NSS home page to highlight Cave Chat -- with a big "Cave Chat Caving Forum" text notation. Thanks Alex!

So how can the NSS Social Media Committee help here? Post asking for volunteers to manage Cave Chat? Advertise the existence of Cave Chat? Something else?

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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Alex Sproul » Jun 16, 2018 9:45 am

Tony is going to advertise CaveChat on Facebook and Twitter today! Thanks, Tony! :kewl:

Still looking for more moderators and a new chairperson/owner... :shrug:
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby tncaver » Jun 16, 2018 10:17 am

Great. All good news!
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Tony C » Jun 16, 2018 10:36 am

I think I've been voluntold :)
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby Tony C » Jun 16, 2018 11:22 am

Ok Alex, done, the posts are out.
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Re: Where is the Cave Chat Link in the NSS Home Page?

Postby trogman » Jun 16, 2018 5:21 pm

Yea, just saw the NSS post on FB, looks good!

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