Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Updates, changes and plans for Feldgrau.net and Feldgrau.com.
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Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:09 pm

I wanted to introduce myself to everyone in case you have any questions related to the site. We're currently in a transition period, which will have some growing pains but will eventually be really good for this forum and the site.

I'm dedicated to revamping the entire site and adding additional content. The site has been neglected for a very long time and needs a lot of work.

For the moment, the focus will be on fixing problems and improving the user interface / design.

If you take a look at the feldgrau.com site, you'll see that I'm already working tirelessly to make this happen.

If you come across any errors with this board or the site feldgrau.com, please reach out to me here.

Thanks,

Jim

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:58 pm

It's amazing how much faster your site can be when unwanted bots/spiders are blocked.

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by RandJS » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:29 pm

Jim,

We look forward to your improvements. Feldgrau needs some loving attention.
Best wishes with your new endeavor.

Rand

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Thanks Rand,

I've got a whole laundry list of things to do. I'll be at this for months.

Let me know if you have any request.

Jim

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by John P. Moore » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:59 am

Jim - Glad to hear that you have taken ownership of Feldgrau. I wish you every success. I recommend that you contact all current moderators, some of whom are no longer living, and determine their continued interest. If the interest is no longer there, they ought to be removed and replaced. It not encouraging to members who visit one of the forums and find that the listed moderator has not logged on to the site in over a year! I will continue as Mod for the two sites that I am responsible for, but no more.

John

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:38 pm

Long live to this excellent forum and many wishes to the new owner and the moderators
Kindly regards from Belgium
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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:19 pm

Thanks John...that's solid advice.

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:33 pm

Thanks Prosper. I'm literally working every day of the week on this site.

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by David W » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:26 pm

Good work Jim.

I love how friendly the folks at Feldgrau are. All WW2 forums have knowledgeable members, but Feldgrau's are more patient and understanding.
Thanks. Dave.

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks Dave. I'm still plugging away at cleaning up content on Feldgrau. Just finished upgrading this board last weekend.

Entire site redesign will probably come this summer.

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by Annelie » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:55 am

Looking forward to new life of this forum.

Are you going to be keeping the biographies that were once
available? E.g. Rudi Salvermoser.

Rudi's biography was interesting in that he was born in Camden but
ended up having to serve in Germany. Rudi was also interviewed for
the video Tank Battles.
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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:29 am

We won't be removing valuable content. It will just look better and be easier for us to manage. The only thing that will be removed is pages that are practically blank or have no value...like outdated news feeds from the 90s.

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by waffen211 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:46 pm

Good work Jim. From me the whole collaboration. You know that the public a magazine dedicated to the WW2 and if you want we can find a meeting point with the Forum, what do you think?

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by jpollar » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:34 pm

That sounds good. I'm planning on attending the WW2 conference in New Orleans this November, so that could be a good option. I posted the information on the forum. I'm open to doing something in Europe also. I lived in Germany for 11 years and before that Italy. My Italian is better than my German. ;)

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Re: Feldgrau Future - Moving Forward

Post by John P. Moore » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:36 pm

Jim - Where did you live in Italy - Vicenza? My wife and I will be back in Italy next June, spending 3 weeks near Sorrento and in the Puglia area. I'll bet that you miss the good food.

john

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