If it's crap ... We'll tell you
A lot of people have been commenting on the NING changes and updates to the site. It's to be expected and it's important as your feedback is necessary. What I don't think people fully comprehend is how much of that change we control and how much is NING's responsibility.
I'll be honest, I'm not even fully clear as to the extent of these changes. As of this writing I'm not even in the States. What I do see are many comments being posted in the vein of "Sorry Spill Crew. These changes are ______." As we mentioned before in a previous blog concerning these updates, NING decided to change the pages that are rooted in their system. We were told not too long ago, and being that it's their platform we have no say in the mater, whether we like the changes or not. We're not passing blame or praise, that's just a cold hard fact.
I will say I, like you, find it the new layout messy and I personally think it conflicts with our own revamp of something we do control - the front page. I won't go into details but I'll just say that everything we did in our own layout, NING has done the opposite. That being said our front page still needs some work of it's own as certain features don't seem to be in place. For that you have my personal apology. Hopefully after Labor Day that will be corrected.
To be fair, I haven't had a thorough look at all the changes to make a complete judgement, something I plan to do when this trip allows the time. I just ask that you all be patient and give us however long we may need to try and sort things out. That attempt will be made as soon as I return to the States, if not a little sooner. Thanks!