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Consider doing away with the birthday display.  I am not certain the birthday listings serve a useful purpose (other than taking up space) and we have to drill down to see meaningful events.  With 53667 members (currently) that comes out to 147 people with a birthday on any given day, assuming a uniform distribution.  And you list multiple days!

 

I am reminded of the famous line from the play 1776 in which John Adams says "Does anybody care, is anybody there?" 

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We hear you loud and clear but we want to try the birthdays for a little while - to see if we can create some wider commnication and connection.

 

We know it is not facebook (we were here first) but there is something connective about acknowledging best wishes on a birthday.   

 

You can view the calendar without birthdays by

 

1) Clicking Calendar LInk

2) Using the drop down menu to choose CRL events

3) Or you can subscribe to iCal

 

The site is planning major redesign to be more responsive (on all screens) in tate Sept/Oct 2015 so stay tuned.  We have your opinions on the borthdays noted and will include your view in all our of planning sessions.

 

 

RM
Keep in mind John, that this forum is not provided as simply a "service" to our community, but is a business. It's about page views and ad clicks, and to grow revenue they have to expand the user base.  So while we benefit, profit is still important.

And so a balance has to be struck between growing the user base, and "running off" the people who have made this board successful.

What if the top 40 or 50 posters here simply went somewhere else? That's doable you know.
RM
I would not be interested in changing anyone's opinion about what these forums are because making your own meaning is what makes them so cool.

I can state 100% clearly that these forums have been delivered as a service to the community and costs have never been covered.  If it's a business - it's a bad one!   Maybe I should start a vibe service company!

That said we are crystal clear that there are a world of options out there for people to relate, network, share etc....

I am active in some of these options and I get great (and different) value from them.   We encourage and fully support any and all knowledge sharing no matter what the venue and forum. 

We are very proud to be the custodial hosts of these forums and the members can count on us. 

Thanks

Terry O
RM
Originally Posted by Reliability:

We hear you loud and clear but we want to try the birthdays for a little while - to see if we can create some wider commnication and connection.

 

We know it is not facebook (we were here first) but there is something connective about acknowledging best wishes on a birthday.   

 

You can view the calendar without birthdays by

 

1) Clicking Calendar LInk

2) Using the drop down menu to choose CRL events

3) Or you can subscribe to iCal

 

The site is planning major redesign to be more responsive (on all screens) in late Sept/Oct 2015 so stay tuned.  We have your opinions on the birthdays noted and will include your view in all our of planning sessions.

 

 

Have any changes been incorporated yet?  I'm still having issues if using an Android device.

RM
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