Hello OLGA community!
I read that the OLGA website's last update was in 2008. I am fond of the currrent website's format, although I envision some aspects could be significantly improved. I am worried that the OLGA website is reaching less people than it could, because of outdated formatting in some aspects of the site.
So I will list off what I see as some of the positive and negative aspects of this site in its current form:
+ economic/low cost
+ neatly organized interface with tabs for Home, Gamers, Family, Chat Room, etc
+ friendly color thematic that doesn't hurt your eyes
+++ NO ADS!!
+ Simple, easy to use
- Slow navigation, no quick way to get back to familiar threads (one must sift through all the new and old threads to find a thread they previously commented on, then sift through comments. Is this intended?)
- No real "comment alert" system that alerts you that someone commented on your post, other than private message alerts (like on facebook)
- Interface is barebones...not even a single video introduction for new members or 1st time visitors....I think for younger gamers a lot of text can be a big turn off
- Chatroom doesn't indicate when others are typing, like MSN does, so you wonder if they are afk
-Video face-to-face meetings would be nice. Of course, this is expensive.
In other words, I would try to "facebook" the OLGAANON site by giving it beefier notifications and hopefully some kind of video capacity for chat meetings (always skype?). I should mention that chat meetings have the advantage of providing more anynomity (which can be good).
How would I plan to pay for this?:
-Related ads (books specifically geared at ending addiction)
-Demanding just a LITTLE more from Members
Out of the 3 options, I like #2 the best. I compliment OLGAANAON for running this site so cheaply and efficiently for such a long time! I just think it is time to move forward technologically with the Olgaannon , because I think the old-school text-only interface is throwing off some younger users and causing them to lose interest in this site prematurely.
Pls give feedback. Thanks!