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Welcome to the preview release of the all-new Edison Nation! We’ve been hard at work the past few months developing the new site and we’re just about ready for prime time.

We wanted to give everybody a sneak peak at the new design and some of the new features.

We’ll be rolling out additional features and exclusive content in the coming weeks.

As this is a preview release, you may occasionally encounter a small issue with the way a page displays or a button here or there that magically stopped working. If you find any issues, please email Team@EdisonNation.com to let us know so we can fix them and improve the experience for everybody.

I want to take a quick moment to thank everybody who was involved in the development of the new site, especially Jon, Lake, Chris & Arcadio in the Web team.

Thanks and welcome to the new Edison Nation!

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kalelkent's Avatar

I really like the look! It’s too early to make a grand assessment, but I think I’m gonna like it. I do agree with the font size issue though.

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kjhent's Avatar

Wow, Wow, Wow! It was a shocking switch, but I like what I’ve seen so far. Much more professional looking.

I agree with Mark Reyland that the fonts are awfully small, as are some of the other graphics, but I’ll look around some more before I list specifics.

Great job, team!!!

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abacus's Avatar

Clean,smart,yeah,I like it Matt.

Like you’re last line.

Mean and lean.Sounds like you mean business.

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dcinnc's Avatar

I think those web guys did a great job!

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journeefan's Avatar

Great job with the new site….very classy and professional!

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kjhent's Avatar

OK. I think I’ve clicked everything that is clickable and I definitely like what I see. The colors and format are easy on the eyes (although I was getting used to the tacky, glaring yellow!)

I especially like the black accents against the soft grays and greens….very nice. The educational page looks great and informative. I like the profiles of the EveryDay Edisons and I really like the congratulatory photos of the first LPS winners. The opportunity page is awesome and helps newbies understand what the site is all about. When we refer others to the site, it will be a great place to start them out.

The forum looks nice and clean with the table grids and coordinating colors.

With all that said, there are a few things we’ve noticed that could be tweaked (our opinion, of course).

I no longer see a button for submitting an existing idea to a search.

The section for “Most Recent Upgrades” feels too small and insignificant, since that is the first thing a Gold member is going to want to look at. The graphics displaying the steps and check marks are very difficult to view. They seem too small and the check mark blends right into the line.

The green colors on the home dashboard are beautiful, but are difficult to differentiate between the shades. Maybe there could be a bit more difference between the shades while still maintaining the soft, pale ambiance. (This would probably help on the LPS Update section, as well.)

And of course, it has already been mentioned that the fonts are pretty small for anyone over the age of about 28 to read easily.

I think you’ve done a fantastic job with the look and feel. You should be proud of your accomplishments! We can’t wait to see more!

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milleniumboy's Avatar

Splendid, Splendid, More Greens, More Go’s Just Splendid…:)

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gladyshernandez's Avatar

I can’t beleave it is not butter!
But now it is better.
Thanks EN team, you always do it better each time.

My Avatar is part of my new logo.
It looks better.

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Hey Kurt & Becky,

Let me start by thanking everyone for their compliments and critiques. We’ll do everything to address as many of these comments as we can, but let me just say that we intended the “Most Recent Upgrades” section of the main dashboard to be a quick update of your LPS submissions. The main section in regards to those updates is in the Live Product Search tab on your dashboard. There you’ll find more information and a larger progress tracker, with bigger check marks and Xs etc. There is 4 panels with your submissions, ongoing searches, your idea database, and an archive of past submissions. Take a look at that tab and see if that has the stuff you’re looking for.

Thanks again guys, keep the comments coming!

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Chris, I didn’t think those sub-tabs were active because I only got errors the first time I tried them, but they worked this time and the pages are fantastic! Now, I understand the “Latest Updates” and “Most Recent Searches.” You guys really did a fantastice job! The functionality is greatly appreciated!

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cadams's Avatar

Thanks so much. Let us know if you get those errors again.

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mger80's Avatarg8_badge

It’s fantastic!

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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shopkins's Avatar

Wow! it looks great!

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

Ok, how do we view all of our dashboards? Also how do you upgrade or update them?

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amiiam's Avatar

We’re not in Kansas (or Charlotte) any more! BEE-uootful!

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lisalisa's Avatar

Wow…I came on then I left back out…thought I was at another site..lol lol Great job guys!!!

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amiiam's Avatar

Dashboard is the big tab under Edison Logo.And permanently right top.

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

Chris, no tabs work under firefox but I switched to IE and they work fine.

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mopar78's Avatar

Just signed in… SWEET!!! I LIKE IT!! Just got to wear the spec’s, no problembo!!

Ron

www.bettertoilet.com :)

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abacus's Avatar

Very funny,Ron.Hope someone doesn’t take a dim view of that.

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mopar78's Avatar

:D

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

Thanks Chris, Firefox is working fine now.

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daisykat's Avatar

Wow – you go away for a few hours and come back to a major change. So far, I thinks it going to be a good change. I just have one concern…I can’t seem to find my unsubmitted ideas in progress that I left in my database this morning. I’ve looked everywhere, but they seem to be hiding from me….Any ideas???

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ludhp's Avatar

Sorry for the late comment, but it looks fantastic!
How about my suggestion of “email me update” button on the dashboard?
So that we don’t have to check it every second?

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cicwinner372's Avatargold

One word
WOW

this is excellent, this far exceeds the old website as far as an image goes, this is absolutely amazing, congratulations Matt. I love the incorporation of the pics of friends on the homepage it is all EXCELLENT

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Matt, The site is refreshing and up to date.
Great Job! Thanks :D

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djacobs's Avatar

The new site is not responding. I can’t log in or check my dash boards. Is anyone else having these problems?

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lisalisa's Avatar

Having some issues…I can’t log in takes me three to four times to log in and each time it states 502 proxy error. I am not able to view my friends list when trying to email them it states error again. Is anyone else having these problems?

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Can’t submit to a contest. It just doesn’t move
to submit. I am getting Proxy error 502 also.

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djacobs's Avatar

Proxy error 502. Can’t log in to dashboard. Been that way since the site was upgraded yesterday.

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daisykat's Avatar

Ok, I still can’t find my unsubmitted ideas in progress that I was working on a few days ago. As a test, I just started a new submission, typed in a little info, clicked on save and continue….can’t find it anywhere on my dashboard??? Is anyone else having this problem or am I just inept at finding things?

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Carol, I wouldn’t do a lot of work on submissions until these problems are fixed. I’ve emailed Matt about the problems we’re having and I believe he’ll get the bugs out soon.

Danny

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

SAME PROBLEMS UPLOADING

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Thanks Eddie & Danny – I wasn’t too concerned…was mainly wondering if I was just being blind and missed it (after all, it took me a long time to find the my idea database link on the old site – it was there all the time, I just never noticed it before) I figure our ideas are safe and somewhere and they will come back soon. Just glad it’s not me being dopey!

By the way Eddie, about your new look…A Whiter Shade of Pale comes to mind! ;)

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Eddie, say it ain’t so. Your coming back to us
as a Gold Member. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAY! Black &
Gold go nice together. :D

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

HEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEE

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kalelkent's Avatar

Well Halloween is over and was going to change out of my horse costume and go back to the moose look. But… after a dozen “504 error” attempts, my moose went blind. We’ll call this “Edison Vista”! :D

(ps… I’m just ribbing you guys. I really like the new site and know you’ll get the bugs worked out!) :)

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djacobs's Avatar

Still can’t log in or view dashboard (504 error). Is anyone else viewing their dashboards or uploading new submissions?

Danny

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

If someone could please help me find the edit
button on the new website. I entered a Halloween
idea and I wanted to change and edit the name I
used and I can’t find the edit button. Thanks

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Toni, in this case they simplified it. If you Click on “my dashboard”, you’ll see the dashboard on the right. Click on “view all”.
This will show you all your dashboards, but half way down you will see all of your ideas. They combined the old dashboard page and the old “innovation station” pages into one.

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kalelkent's Avatar

Danny, I’m not having any problems seeing my dashboards. When you click on “my dashboard” you’ll see all the info from the old “home” page.
Just click on “view all” under your dashboard.

I haven’t submitted any new submissions so I can’t help you here.

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Mark, I see all the dashboards when I click
view all. Even when I click on my submission I
cannot find the edit button to change the name
of my submission;

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kalelkent's Avatar

Now that’s a different story. We don’t have editting ability to change the name or catagory of our submission. That’s an edit that only and email can solve.

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Thanks Mark, thought I just couldn’t find the
edit button :D

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Mark, thanks for your response. The problem is that I can’t open the EN home page because of a
gateway 504 error message. I don’t know how I’m able to participate in the forums since I’m not logged in but there it is. Anyway, It’ll probably be tommorow before Matt and his team gets everything working right so I’ll stop complaining. Besides, its a beautiful day here in north Alabama and I’ve enjoyed washing my 84 chevy truck. Hope the weather up there is even better. Thanks guys

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Thanks danny. We’re enjoying sunny skies with a high of 25 degrees and zero humidity.

Enjoy your carwash. :P

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kjhent's Avatar

Has anyone found where it shows you have “Friend Requests”? We had a friend join and we recieved an email that they requested to join our friend list, but we can’t find any notification on the site or how to “accept” or “ignore”. Are we just blind and averlooking it?

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68percenth2o's Avatar

The dedication truly shows! Well done.
“Give that man a seeee-garr!”

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kalelkent's Avatar

I don’t have any pending friends, so I can’t see a link, but my best guess would be to click on “people and groups” and then click on “my friends”. this opens up a lot of choices and it should be there. That is were you find the “invite” link and can view all of your existing friends. If it isn’t on that page, I have no idea where they hid it! :)

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I think the site is great…
Except that alternate text needs to be added to the images. I would love it if you would create an m.edisonnation.com for mobile devices with less pics. Sometimes I check my dashboard from my phone and if the page times out because of the size, I would at least like to be able to see the text of it.

Right now there is no alt text for the dashboard images.

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Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you guys know we’ll be hard at work answering questions and fixing these bugs first thing Monday morning. Didn’t want you to think these posts were going unnoticed, thanks for the feedback, expect updates soon.

Thanks,
Chris

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Thanks Cadams, I would really appreciate a G7 if
at all possible. I will be waiting patiently :D)

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kalelkent's Avatar

If I may, I’d like to suggest a simple text site map until we can get used to the new changes. This doesn’t have to be fancy. The simpler, the better.

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brettfromla's Avatar

I didn’t read this whole post, so you may have already addressed this. But a lot of members don’t know how to include their pictures in the forums. It would be nice to have a simple way to do this — even just displaying the “img src=____” tag under the pictures so they can copy and paste it!

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Matt,
Overall it is a great new look!

Some minor issues. On the forum page the items viewed does not look that much different than the unviewed items. The text is just a bit smaller. If it is a different color I can not tell. It used to turn a lighter shade of grey. It would be nice if it was like that again.

Also the new font is harder to read on older eyes.
Is it smaller or ? Maybe it is the contrast with the pure white backgroud.

Could you post a picture of what it used to be like, the forum page and a sample forum? I could then compare and give a more targeted review.

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

BIGGER TEXT MATT :) For Us Older Folks :D

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We hear you, we hear you… We’re going to start off increasing the font size on this template (the forum topic pages). That should go live this evening. We’ll go over the entire site with a fine tooth comb this week and if anything makes it through the comb (e.g., it’s too small), we’ll increase it as well.

We hear the rest of your feedback too (great idea Brett!) and we’ll be working on that throughout the week.

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Matt, I’m not too worried about font size, avatars, etc. I’d like to know when I can log in, navigate the new site, view my dashboard. I’ve not been able to do any of these things since the sight was upgraded last friday.

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Danny,
Either you have JavaScript turned off or the page isn’t loading completely before you try to click the sub-navigation on the dashboard. We’re working through a different method to execute that sub-navigation that will work whether your dashboard is fully loaded or not and it will be launched tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, let the dashboard completely load and see if you still have the issue.

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

Matt,
Could you add a post or thread bookmark, some points I’d like to save and be able to go back to at will.

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daisykat's Avatar

Great idea Chic. There are so many things I’ve gone back to look at a second time and couldn’t find, so bookmarking would be very helpful.

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kalelkent's Avatar

Chic and Carol, there’s nothing to see here, please move along…

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djacobs's Avatar

Matt, I verified that java script is not turned off. I can log in to the forums page and it obviously works. Dashboard does not respond (gateway 504 error).

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Matt, I originally posted on Saturday about the problem I’m having finding my unsubmitted ideas in progress. I would like to get back and finish my Spirit idea, but I can’t find it. Help…please!

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You’re right Carol, ideas in progress should be showing up on your Live Product Search tab on your dashboard but they aren’t right now. We’ll fix that. In the meantime, bookmark this page: http://www.edisonnation.com/account/entries

That’s the old LPS page and it will have links on the right to your ideas in progress. Good catch and I’m sorry about that!

Danny,
Your issue isn’t actually related to the dashboard then, it’s the proxy (504) error that I describe in detail in the edisonnation.com Q&A. We are hard at work at fixing that. In theory, if you continue to click, you will be served up by a different process that isn’t busy and will pull up the page for you. Fixing that issue is our #1 priority at the moment.

Thanks to everybody for their patience!
Matt

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Thanks Matt – I knew they were somewhere and would turn up soon. I appreciate the help.

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Matt, thank you and your team (I knew you would fix it). The new site looks great and works even better. congradulations on a difficult job well done.

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cicwinner372's Avatargold

I agree w/ Danny its a way better site, way more professional, and it serves the perfect purpose for what everyone comes here for

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Two problems;

1.) I can’t update my credit card information (“proxy error”)

2.) All the entries in group “Fortunate 124” have been erased. (Not showing up in “deleted” bucket either.)

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Thanks Bob… I’m sorry you’re having that issue. Please try again. I believe we have fixed the Proxy error. If you find it’s still not working, please email team@edisonnation.com with details so we can look into it. Also, you can call (704) 369-7330 and give our support team your CC# and they can update it over the phone and talk through your problem so we can fix it for everybody. You’ll be speaking with Lake or Jared when you call that number – both are Web developers with Edison Nation.

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Hi Matt,

I think the credit card page is OK now. At least it seemed to accept my entry and I didn’t get a “proxy error” – it just bounced me back to the ‘my account’ page. I would advie adding some sort of confirmation message.

“Fortunate 124” group is still empty, but that’s not critical.

Bob

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I can’t find where to start a new network/group forum. Can anyone, please, tell me how to do that with the new site?

Thanks,
Becky

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Hey Lake,
I can’t log on (on the move) anymore, When I try to log on via mobile device it says 500 internal server Error.

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