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#1 themudhead

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

Is there a way to post the dates for Reapercon 2012 someplace on that nice count down timer so that those of us that cannot 'do the math' and figure out when 6 weeks, blah, blah, is... will know the dates?

I tried to use the search in the forums and the thing wants me to wait between searches...
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

May 17-20

#3 ixminis

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

It also might not be too apparent, but clicking on the countdown timer sends you to the information page... upon which is the title:

2012
May 17-20

The link is kinda subtle, eh? and I am being serious. It fooled me the first time as well, then I followed the time honored tradition of clicking on everything and it got me there

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#4 themudhead

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

Thank you, PPFP/Ix... Thanks for the quick response.

I guess there isn't an easy way to say this... so much for subtlety... I hope not to ruffle feathers, but I'm going to stomp on those proverbial toes... underwear in bunches... crack whips... (don't hate me, not trying to flame anyone)

IMHO, "The website design needs work, guys!" Users should not have to click on stuff, finding 'easter eggs,' or having to post in forums, in order to find info that should be apparent everywhere. Goes back to late-90's era web design. C'mon.... The front page is a news page and the date is part of the announcement, right? Maybe some text that looks like a link to encourage a click through... C'mon...

As a professor of mine used to say, "Look. Look. You must know these in middle of night." (I know, his English wasn't that great, but you get the point)
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

themudhead,

Their site is great! Their catalog is huge. They have pictures of all their products. What more do you need?

Actually, once you attend ReaperCon you will notice that this is not some corporate giant that has numerous assets. This is a small business that has a family feel. Their staff work incredibly hard. Their website may not be up to "corporate" standards, but it is well maintained and updated. Considering that the website is being created by someone who is multi-tasking numerous other positions, I think it is a damn fine website.

I think you should have waited on your criticism of the website until after you met the people that work at Reaper, Then you would have a sense of understanding of what the staff accomplishes with the small number they have. These people move proverbial mountains compared to their [insert other miniature company name here] counterparts! I am not a Reaper employee, but even I can't help but being a little put off by your comments.

So, give these guys a break! Even the customers defend Reaper to the last!

As one of my professors once said, "Enough said. Move on."

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

Sorry to butt in on this but I hate to see these type of posts. I believe that both themudhead and Luethar are coming from "good places" but:

Mudhead - I appreciate you trying to be constructive but I think you may have missed your mark with the number of "c'mon" lines. You seem to be coming from a place with some knowledge about web design (or at least know what you want from a website). Perhaps in the future, you can offer suggestions as to how the sight could be improved when the web designer has the opportunity to do so.

Luethar - I appreciate your loyalty to Reaper and share your love for this company. Regardless of how many people they have working for them, they are a class act and do a lot right. However, there are some parts of the web design that could be improved when they get a chance. I don't think Mudhead was coming from a bad place - just that he may have chosen some of his words poorly. Maybe pointing this out to him rather than being so encompassing with your defense would be more effective.

After all, as one of MY professors once said, "a dog is trained better with a buscuit than a whip".

Actually, I don't think my professor said anything like that but I just wanted to fit in with the rest of you ;)

Now, shake hands and let's get a beer at ReaperCon to toast everything good about Reaper minis!

#7 Heisler

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

Just clicking on the convention link at the top of the page main page gave me the information I wanted.
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#8 themudhead

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

I didn't say at all that I thought the website was bad. Only that it could be better. They recently hired someone as webmaster... I'm only offering my two cents on areas that I think can be improved. I only put that many "C'mons" in because I didn't want to offend. I'm mudhead because I often make... 'interesting' decisions.

We are Rabble Rousers and Instigators one and all. As with all email and posts, no offense intended and none taken. If they label us Rabble Rousers then I feel duty bound to "Raise Rabble." I'm only doing my part.

My whole question is this, "How do you know to click the banner and countdown timer to find that there is more info available by clicking?" Reapercon has this huge banner but no link? That won't do.

When I see "Conventions" I am thinking PAX, Gencon, Dragoncon, and all the other cons around. Sure enough, there is Reapercon at the top. But, when I mouseover Reapercon in the Conventions dropdown I get nothing. It isn't a link. It doesn't work. You have to click on the mysterious "About" link. Huh? That simply won't do.

Only... Only. Only,... uhm... C'mon!

My other professor always say, "That'll be enough out a you, young man." (with scottish accent)

PS. Maybe this should be moved to "Off Topic Rampancy" area of forums. I didn't think this post would go here. Mods? Can we move?
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