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Vincedaddy
Legend
 
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If the goal was to cut back on the social media aspect of the site, well done.
Vincedaddy
Legend
 
# 1    5/25/2019 7:02:34 AM   
Almost 2 weeks since last forum was started, 6 days since anyone commented to a forum.
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RandyShively
Professional Champion
 
# 2    5/25/2019 7:10:17 AM   
Almost 2 weeks since last forum was started, 6 days since anyone commented to a forum.
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Amen. No more developing any friendships here. Can't even look and see who is on. Maybe they didn't want to make any more money, so just run us off one by one. I'm not pleased at all and I haven't tried to post a score yet. No need of them telling me this is better. Why not make the new updated as the old one was. If the new car don't work, build it like the old one. Or just sink to the bottom.


Golfer
Newbie
 
# 3    5/26/2019 10:45:23 PM   
Almost 2 weeks since last forum was started, 6 days since anyone commented to a forum.
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Is this a good place to get your handicap I was just thinking about your statement and I recently paid to join this forum and use the electronic handicap system


Vincedaddy
Legend
 
# 4    5/26/2019 10:55:30 PM   
Almost 2 weeks since last forum was started, 6 days since anyone commented to a forum.
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Is this a good place to get your handicap I was just thinking about your statement and I recently paid to join this forum and use the electronic handicap system
The handicap service is fine. The social aspect of the site is another story.


RandyShively
Professional Champion
 
# 5    5/27/2019 3:29:45 AM   
Almost 2 weeks since last forum was started, 6 days since anyone commented to a forum.
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Is this a good place to get your handicap I was just thinking about your statement and I recently paid to join this forum and use the electronic handicap system
The handicap service is fine. The social aspect of the site is another story.
That's the part they flushed away.


SH0E--TLAVAN
Professional Champion
 
# 6    5/28/2019 4:16:03 PM   
So the site is sooo jacked up that it's virtually impossible to continue with the SFGT?


Vincedaddy
Legend
 
# 7    5/28/2019 8:46:11 PM   
So the site is sooo jacked up that it's virtually impossible to continue with the SFGT?
Yes, completely. Screen door on a submarine kind of nonsense


GolfNet Staff
Amateur
 
# 8    5/29/2019 9:57:24 AM   
Cutting back on social media was not the goal, despite the fact that forum based social sites have been crushed by sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

I can talk about handicaps and score posting all day, but I am not a social media expert at all. What are some suggestions that everyone has to improve the social aspect?

--Jim, GolfNet


OtterMan08
Legend
 
# 9    5/29/2019 11:00:28 AM   
Cutting back on social media was not the goal, despite the fact that forum based social sites have been crushed by sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

I can talk about handicaps and score posting all day, but I am not a social media expert at all. What are some suggestions that everyone has to improve the social aspect?

--Jim, GolfNet
The problem with Facebook, Twitter, etc.. is we are not all on the same platform. I use FB but not Twitter, others are the opposite. This was the common ground to socialize. The previous layouts primary benefit was it's ability to present a selection of information on a single page. That made it easy to choose which content I wanted to view or respond to. Scores, status, forums were all easily accessed. I have no idea how to fix that within the current framework, but clicking around aimlessly hoping to stumble on something is less than ideal.


Vincedaddy
Legend
 
# 10    5/29/2019 11:07:12 AM   
Cutting back on social media was not the goal, despite the fact that forum based social sites have been crushed by sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

I can talk about handicaps and score posting all day, but I am not a social media expert at all. What are some suggestions that everyone has to improve the social aspect?

--Jim, GolfNet
Default start page to include.
Scores feed for all my friends that wish to make their scores public outside their club.
Daily comment feed.
5 latest forum topics.
The photo and video pages we used to have were nice.


njgolfer
Legend
 
# 11    5/29/2019 1:21:28 PM   
For an old guy like me, the social media aspect of this site was simple, direct, and fun. I may have FB but I do not use it like others and rarely socialize on it, and forget Twitter or any other social site. Getting to know people like Vince , Jay, Don, Otter and others has been a good experience. It would be a shame if this all went away.


GolfNet Staff
Amateur
 
# 12    5/29/2019 3:48:36 PM   
Thanks to all for the feedback as this will help.
The social portion of our site is important to us.
I know not everyone uses nor wants to use Facebook, etc. My point is that they simply have made it hard for sites like ours to compete for clicks. We could have scrapped social altogether based on this fact, but we didn't.

I'm going to point the developers to this topic and get their feedback.
--Jim


Mongo68
Legend
 
# 13    5/31/2019 12:43:54 PM   
Beyond the social aspect, as a chairman of a club, it's virtually impossible to keep up with membership. Pruning the non-compliant members becomes more and more entailing each time. Everytime we remove someone we get a complaint/inquiry that we did it. Then them members that were removed magically reappear back on the list. It's very simple to play 3 rounds with a club member and in one of about a dozen club run events in a year's time. Don't know any of the members? THEN COME OUT TO A CLUB EVENT. If you can't do that then you are not a participating member and should REMAIN removed after we've removed you. It's as if you're trying to make it difficult for chairmen to do what they need to do. I know you'll tell me to use the "classic" site but the longer it exists, the less things work and get manipulated to make things more tedious. There's also no way for us to group message our entire roster of upcoming events because email addresses no longer get emailed. It's as if your trying to emulate The Grint with literally thousands of members in clubs and zero compliance. World Handicap isn't far off and it is going to hit hard for sites like this and you're going to leave thousands of people disappointed when that happens.


GolfNet Staff
Amateur
 
# 14    5/31/2019 1:27:15 PM   
Beyond the social aspect, as a chairman of a club, it's virtually impossible to keep up with membership. Pruning the non-compliant members becomes more and more entailing each time. Everytime we remove someone we get a complaint/inquiry that we did it. Then them members that were removed magically reappear back on the list. It's very simple to play 3 rounds with a club member and in one of about a dozen club run events in a year's time. Don't know any of the members? THEN COME OUT TO A CLUB EVENT. If you can't do that then you are not a participating member and should REMAIN removed after we've removed you. It's as if you're trying to make it difficult for chairmen to do what they need to do. I know you'll tell me to use the "classic" site but the longer it exists, the less things work and get manipulated to make things more tedious. There's also no way for us to group message our entire roster of upcoming events because email addresses no longer get emailed. It's as if your trying to emulate The Grint with literally thousands of members in clubs and zero compliance. World Handicap isn't far off and it is going to hit hard for sites like this and you're going to leave thousands of people disappointed when that happens.
We typically leave your players alone when it comes to compliance. I will remind the guys here not to reactivate them when they complain. I apologize if that has happened.

I wish we had more active chairs like yourself, but they are hard to come by. We'll email 60, 70, 80 active members of a club and hear back about 2 "maybes" at best.

We will see what happens next year with the WHS. I honestly do not know what to expect what might change, if anything, with Type 3 clubs.

--Jim, GolfNet


SH0E--TLAVAN
Professional Champion
 
# 15    6/19/2019 1:11:12 PM   
This just plain sucks! The dumbest move I"ve seen in a very long time.