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Our Fresh New Look Is Here

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  • vpa2019vpa2019 516 replies10 threads Member
    The format makes me feel claustrophobic. I used to be able to see so much more on my iPad and now I feel like I’m trapped in one little section. Very uncomfortable. PLEASE go back to the old format. It was excellent! Also please let me know if another site starts up because I’ll be joining ASAP.
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  • RandyErikaRandyErika 475 replies5 threads Member
    Okay, so I’ve been mostly reading just this thread over the last couple of days. As a test, I didn’t have any trouble finding the financial aid forum. However, the thread I decided to read was created a while ago, and nothing new had been posted for 3 months. It can’t really be that threads aren’t listed in reverse chronological order, can it? 🤪

    p.s. Is the default avatar a beach ball?
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  • rjm2018rjm2018 196 replies4 threads Junior Member
    It reminds me of using the EMR system in the hospital. You have to constantly scroll through a page and then on to the next page to make sure you haven’t missed charting something and navigating to find pertinent info can be just as laborious. This place reminds me too much of work, 😂.
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  • gouf78gouf78 7812 replies23 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    @RandyErika —it’s a dodgeball.
    edited June 2019
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  • gouf78gouf78 7812 replies23 threads Senior Member
    Reddit
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  • Midwest67Midwest67 3867 replies14 threads Senior Member
    So sad!
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 35356 replies399 threads Senior Member
    Just wndering if CC gave up any old licenses to all or part of prior progamming, in the process of converting? (Needless to say, smart is not to, before you know the new system works.)
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  • CountingDownCountingDown 13681 replies113 threads Senior Member
    @scholarme, every time someone posts a dress link in the wedding section or a link to home improvement supplies, I see ads on CC for those things. If the powers that be would pay attention to the fact that CC parents discuss and spend $$$ on expensive goods, they might figure out we're an audience they shouldn't P.O.!
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  • yucca10yucca10 1404 replies40 threads Senior Member
    They shouldn't have to give up any posts to change the design back, posts are completely separate. And the basic rule of any software development is never to do any changes that you cannot roll back. It's called version control. Looking at the page source, I believe CC uses open source Vanilla software so this shouldn't have been a problem.
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  • intparentintparent 36291 replies644 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    You don't know what the architecture is. They may very well have converted all the old data to a new format or new database product for the new system. And while it is certainly an obvious best practice to don't do changes you can't roll back, I've seen companies that don't plan it well enough (sometimes they bring me in to bail them out after their mistakes in this area). Also, pretty much all deployments have a "point of no return" where you can't really roll back because updates to the data have started, batches have run, etc. But... if you are willing to take a hit on your data on a site like this, you probably COULD still go back, even though you'd potentially lose some information.
    edited June 2019
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  • oregon101oregon101 5640 replies138 threads Senior Member
    I have a headache trying to read this thread. I found the Parent Cafe but am afraid to figure out anything else as even my bookmarks are difficult to navigate. I typically stopped in throughout the day but it is just too hard to read. It is just like the original Gardenweb gone bad.
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  • CTTCCTTC 2320 replies160 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    This section makes no sense: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/bestof/everything . Who is deciding what is "most helpful"? Interesting that it's this thread that the most representation in that area.

    Also, look at this description of the last relaunch just 14 months ago. Note how they claim there to have gotten user feedback. Why didn't they do that THIS time?
    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/community-forum-issues/2078728-college-confidential-relaunch-p1.html
    edited June 2019
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 6894 replies30 threads Senior Member
    So I just noticed something. When you go to the icon on the very top of the page with the graduation hat /bullseye. Click that and that will show the majors link with others. That background it's on rotates the background picture. On one picture the writing is very legible. It is a picture of a girl. BUT on the other picture the writing is very hard to read due to overlap. All they need to do is find a picture that works.. Like the one of the girl and take out the other picture or turn off the transition on that field. Again not hard stuff to do and my main question is didn't anyone preview this?
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  • conmamaconmama 4919 replies347 threads Senior Member
    So, I just joined reddit. Can we all find a community over there together to use?
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  • jym626jym626 57383 replies3009 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    You can still get the crotch avatar if you want it! If you click on your personal avatar on your home page (it takes you to an option to change your avatar) - it pulls up a choice of 4 versions of the basketball avatar to select from. Looks like he buttcrack shot is either # 3 or # 4.
    edited June 2019
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 6894 replies30 threads Senior Member
    @jym626... A little bored today 😉.
    LOL. I thought that was so funny when whomever it was mentioned that. Couldn't get that out of my mind.
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