Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:00
Hello hollie hock,
At present the only way to get to a particular page number that isn’t already listed in the shortcuts at the bottom is to directly change the page address in your browser. So, the full address of this page is:
If you wanted to get to, say, 15, you could overwrite the ’22’ at the end of that address (before the .html) with 15.
That’s hardly an ideal solution, of course - when we meet with the tech team tomorrow we’ll be asking if a simpler feature can be added to navigate to particular pages. (If so, it wouldn’t be a quick fix, so not one of the changes that will go live in the next week.)
Re: the beta testing, yes, that would have been far preferable to the situation we’re currently in! There is a fairly long list of adjustments that need to be made, but rest assured we’ll address as many as we can over the coming week. That will hopefully get us to a point where people will be happier, and we can look at working some of the other, less crucial tweaks. As with any digital project, with a finite budget, we have to prioritise - sort the ‘essentials’ from the ‘nice to haves’.
As for targets for registered users, the simple answer is ‘as many as possible’! (We do have more specific targets than that, though.) People will only register and stay with us if they like what they see, though, and find it useful. Obviously our challenge at present is to win back some trust and convince people that this is the best forum (and website) for them to be using. That’s top of our ‘to do’ list!
Thanks, as ever.