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Oakman
post Feb 2 2014, 06:23 AM
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I have read on other websites that Social Knowledge now owns RV Park Reviews. Is there any truth to this?
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post Feb 5 2014, 02:42 PM
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Andy, I like the new format and I think it will be a great inprovement, BUT, with one comment: Please make sure this does not slow down the opperation of the site, and it is still just as easy to use. I have seen too many websites add "improvements" which slow down performance (e.g. Yahoo mail is now much slower, Craigslist is slower and screen hops around making it more difficult to use).

Also, what is the purpose of the "is this review helpful (yes) (no)" button. Those of us who use the site find most of the reviews helpful as a collection.

Finally, I love the idea of being able to see RV Parks along a specific route! Make this a priority!

Also, please try to allocate more time to database admin. You may know that within a national park and state park, there can be several campgrounds. The admins have spent alot of time breaking out the campgrounds in the national parks so you can find the individual campgrounds, but the state parks still need lots of work.


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post Feb 5 2014, 07:25 PM
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QUOTE(Fitzjohnfan @ Feb 5 2014, 04:42 PM) *

Andy, I like the new format and I think it will be a great inprovement, BUT, with one comment: Please make sure this does not slow down the opperation of the site, and it is still just as easy to use. I have seen too many websites add "improvements" which slow down performance (e.g. Yahoo mail is now much slower, Craigslist is slower and screen hops around making it more difficult to use).


As Andy noted, the entire website is being migrated to an entirely new server in order to provide additional capabilities and to provide the "horsepower" necessary to ensure that these aren't added at the expense of performance.


QUOTE(Fitzjohnfan @ Feb 5 2014, 04:42 PM) *
Also, what is the purpose of the "is this review helpful (yes) (no)" button. Those of us who use the site find most of the reviews helpful as a collection.


As an example, both TripAdvisor and Amazon let readers "vote" on whether or not a particular review is helpful. That way when you encounter someone's review you can see how many "helpful" votes they have received. It doesn't mean their reviews are better but it is another method for evaluating this person's reviews and how much trust you should put in them.


QUOTE(Fitzjohnfan @ Feb 5 2014, 04:42 PM) *

Also, please try to allocate more time to database admin. You may know that within a national park and state park, there can be several campgrounds. The admins have spent alot of time breaking out the campgrounds in the national parks so you can find the individual campgrounds, but the state parks still need lots of work.


A lot of the features many of us would like to add have been limited by the capabilities of the current system. For example, even the excellent re-do of the national parks has resulted in all of the campgrounds in a park being aggregated as if they all were in a single location so that the "nearby" box is meaningless. As a result, someone who wants to know what town a specific campground is near has to use a map or Google maps. Ideally, a campground can have multiple attributes so that it can be tagged, for example, as being in a national park AND that is near a particular town. Not all these improvements will be available immediately when the new system is ready, but moving to the new platform will give RVPR the ability to evolve.



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Oakman   Social Knowledge   Feb 2 2014, 06:23 AM
docj   Yes, Social Knowledge, the parent company of IRV2....   Feb 2 2014, 10:17 AM
GandJ   Improvements?! How is that even possible, cons...   Feb 2 2014, 05:50 PM
Oakman   Thanks for the quick reply. RVParkReviews is an i...   Feb 2 2014, 06:02 PM
nedmtnman   New and improved is always scary for me. I like th...   Feb 3 2014, 10:11 AM
dalsgal   I checked them out yesterday after I saw this thre...   Feb 3 2014, 03:36 PM
docj   I'm not sure what you saw on the Social Knowle...   Feb 3 2014, 06:37 PM
Andy R   Yes, RV Park Reviews has been acquired by Social K...   Feb 4 2014, 01:04 AM
endofrope   [quote name='Andy R' date='Feb 4 2014,...   Jun 9 2014, 05:16 PM
Oakman   OK Andy R, you've got me excited about the cha...   Feb 4 2014, 05:59 AM
JDOLLEN   So far I like what is planned. The drop box sampl...   Feb 4 2014, 08:08 AM
Andy R   It's great to hear the positive feedback on th...   Feb 4 2014, 10:19 AM
mdcamping   I noticed trip adviser uses a feature showing how ...   Feb 4 2014, 09:34 PM
Andy R   I always thought that would be a good idea with th...   Feb 4 2014, 10:09 PM
Fitzjohnfan   Andy, I like the new format and I think it will be...   Feb 5 2014, 02:42 PM
docj   Andy, I like the new format and I think it will b...   Feb 5 2014, 07:25 PM
Lindsay Richards   Looks great to me. I hope you keep the feature of ...   Feb 5 2014, 04:34 PM
Dutch_12078   I like the new look, but please keep in mind that ...   Feb 5 2014, 07:26 PM
edcornflake   They keep telling me that "the only constant ...   Feb 6 2014, 12:27 PM
Andy R   Thanks for the great feedback, keep it coming...   Feb 10 2014, 05:24 PM
John S.   I am the moderator of a high line motorhome manufa...   Feb 12 2014, 03:17 PM
docj   I will say if there is too much advertising you ...   Feb 12 2014, 09:01 PM
Andy R   I would say make the best site you can and do not ...   Feb 13 2014, 10:56 AM
MaineDon   Yikes! This site has been so good and so help...   Feb 16 2014, 10:19 AM
docj   Yikes! This site has been so good and so hel...   Feb 16 2014, 03:32 PM
mdcamping   Might consider expanding the forum, maybe somethin...   Apr 13 2014, 07:37 AM
Texasrvers   Might consider expanding the forum, maybe somethi...   Apr 14 2014, 12:48 PM
Texasrvers   In light of some comments that have been posted in...   Apr 22 2014, 11:35 PM
Andy R   Thanks for the kind word. Having worked with many...   Apr 23 2014, 11:52 AM
docj   That's an excellent suggestion; we were thinki...   Jun 9 2014, 07:10 PM
Dutch_12078   One problem I've seen with posting satellite a...   Jun 9 2014, 08:57 PM
docj   I agree with you, but I believe the DirecTV cluste...   Jun 9 2014, 09:57 PM
Dutch_12078   I agree with your assessment, Joel. A combined DT...   Jun 10 2014, 06:53 AM
vincee   As a long time member of this forum and ardent use...   Jun 10 2014, 11:02 AM
mdcamping   Just curious, was wondering when the new site migh...   Jul 1 2014, 08:10 PM
docj   The new site has been in Beta testing for several ...   Jul 1 2014, 08:31 PM
Janet H   Frankly, we're running a little behind our tar...   Jul 1 2014, 08:33 PM
mdcamping   Thank You for the update. Mike   Jul 1 2014, 08:37 PM
GaryWT   Looking forward to upgrades but glad the bugs are ...   Jul 1 2014, 08:51 PM


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