The new Oasis... thoughts?

jeff's picture

What do you think? Let us know.

There is still a LOT more coming in the next few days, as well. But today's a huge start.

Inkblot's picture

I like it

It took some getting used to, but the new formatting is spiffy. Nice work!

Do I shock you darling?
-Sally Bowles, Cabaret

Hobbit's picture

i think its cool, especially

i think its cool, especially what adrian said about oasis becoming less of an "online hospital". i'm still in "gak, this is difficult" stage, so i hadn't thought about what would happen as far as my oasis usage after i got past that, though it probably would go down but not cease.

hugs, luck, and peace

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

hellonwheels's picture

I like it and I don't

I mean, the new format is cooler, the search thign is cool and all, but c'mon you guys...it's a pain in the ass. You can't tell who's online anymore, you can only see limited users acct info i.e. their sn and that they are from the US or whatever country they are from. also, the fact that you can't just click and go back and or read other journals also kind of makes me angry. I dunno if I'm even gonna keep logging on. Myspace is havign problems, now oasis is too. I don' t like it that much.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

jeff's picture

Well...

As it said, this is the first part of a launch. You are reviewing it like it is done, as well as that nothing can't be changed if it is wrong. I know it took Adrian like two seconds to remove the online user thing while we were chatting, so I'm guessing it wouldn't be more than five to bring it back.

What you are describing I know for a fact will be fixed within a few days, as we broke the launch into smaller pieces to make it more manageable for adrian. Not to mention, I wanted to get the site up this weekend, as the Wedding Wars stuff needed to be live before the show aired on Monday.

Also, if you hate something on myspace, Tom doesn't write back.

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jeff's picture

Also...

If you click "Journals" on the top navigation, you can see every new user post to the site.
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adrian's picture

The online user thing is probably going to make a comeback

but in a different style / place.

Probably in the footer, with a link to show all online users in the style of the members page. Or even just an online indicator on the members page.

FWIW, the members page is ordered in the order of last login.

Don't understand the 'click and go back' thing? There are a couple of links missing though, especially on the user pages. I will be changing them along with the redesigned profile pages.

Also, this is really just the tip of the iceberg as far as community features goes. There's an entire arsenal of features and tweaks i will be making over the next few weeks.
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Adrian
Putting the HEAD back into Hedonism

It's cute how you believe in things. - Slither

Metasexual's picture

Oasis

I like that Oasis is growing more. So, it's become more like the old old Oasis now, too?

jeff's picture

Yeah, two-fold...

We're growing the community bit, so make it more of a complete offering.

And we've added back in the interviews/reviews/etc. to attract new people and give the regulars something to read, etc.

Main difference is the old site was monthly, whereas this site will be updated every weekday.

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taste the rainbow's picture

It did take some adjusting

It did take some adjusting to, but I like it more more every time I use it. I also look forward to seeing what is still to come, and just thought I'd say thanks for taking the time to do all this, it's really appreciated :)

"What they don't know can't hurt them

but it sure as hell can hurt me"

raining men's picture

I do

I do like it, it's cool
But Iam still kinda annoyed about not being able to se the left side of my comment when I'm writing it

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suf-fer-ing"

jeff's picture

Yeah...

Looks like the comment box needs to be the same width as the Subject box or something, that happens to me on some pages but not others, need to figure out where/why and fix that.

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adrian's picture

I haven't been able to reproduce this

Please send me a screenshot of the error to adrian at oasismag nospam dot nospam com.

And what version of which browser you are using.
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Adrian
Putting the HEAD back into Hedonism

It's cute how you believe in things. - Slither

booboo's picture

confusing

i think it's a bit confusing compare to last time
but it's cool...
good job guys...
but i wanna ask one thing...
i can't find the poll...
where is the poll??

"you're not finish if you loose, but
you're finish if you quit"

jeff's picture

The poll...

Ya'll can still create polls. Under the "Write" menu, there is an option for "Poll," but for right now, it will just scroll on the list of journals.

That will be changing in the very near future.

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mybigsecret's picture

i love it!

i really love it even with it's changes.....it aint dat hard adjusting to..... so long as the sweet atmosphere here doesn't change i feel all other changes are adjustable to......

GREAT WORK GUYZ...........GOODLUCK!!!

jeff's picture

That's the big challenge...

How to grow the site without breaking what makes it unique. That informs every decision we make.

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Rainbow_Al's picture

I liked...

I liked having the poll on the side, and also being able to see whether you are about to click on a journal or a poem etc when browsing down the right hand side.

Other than that though I am seriously liking the new layout. Thanks for putting in so much effort guys!!

Al

There are a few things in life worth dying for; but there are a million things worth living for!

QuakerOats's picture

I miss seeing the new/active

I miss seeing the new/active forum topics rather than just the active.

adrian's picture

I felt it was kind of superfluous.

As 99% of the time the list was 2/3 the same anyway. When a forum posting is new, it also gets added to the active forum posts block.

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Adrian
Putting the HEAD back into Hedonism

It's cute how you believe in things. - Slither

alya's picture

contests!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! om

contests!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
omg i LOVE the new contest thing :)
that was a great idea

nothing iz real
john lennon

sweet29's picture

blah

the old ones better,
cause its easier to find things,
but i do like that you can look up peoples user names

adrian's picture

what exactly?

just what exactly are you having trouble finding ?

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Adrian
Putting the HEAD back into Hedonism

It's cute how you believe in things. - Slither

alya's picture

do any of you guys notice

do any of you guys notice that somtimes when you look to see whose online your name doesnt appear even though your logged on

nothing iz real
john lennon

Rainbow_Al's picture

Alya, That sometimes

Alya, That sometimes happened on the old version too i noticed. perhaps of you try refreshing? I know that used to work

Al

There are a few things in life worth dying for; but there are a million things worth living for!

jojojo's picture

what I miss

I miss being able to look at people's profiles. Their age, their biography, etc. Where are they gone?

We have all been injured, profoundly. (Donna Haraway)
I Am Out, Therefore I Am. (Okay, mostly.)

jeff's picture

Umm... nowhere?

You click someone's name, it still shows up.

Was there a link to it before, as well, or something?

Just click the user name in blue over the avatar.
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raining men's picture

Age

There's no age displayed anymore. Can we put that back?

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suf-fer-ing"

jojojo's picture

no..

no I can't see it.

When I click on your name, for instance, jeff,
I get to a page, but all it displays is:

Private messages

send private message

Personal information

Gender
male

History

Member for
3 years 45 weeks

And on top of the page I can choose between "View" (which gives me what I have just copy-pasted here) and "Track" (which is a nice function by the way, but does not show the other information, like age, biography, etc.)

We have all been injured, profoundly. (Donna Haraway)
I Am Out, Therefore I Am. (Okay, mostly.)

adrian's picture

damn

the permissions on the profile fields were wrong.

i fixed them.

the profiles should be useful again.

sorry about that/

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Adrian
Putting the HEAD back into Hedonism

It's cute how you believe in things. - Slither

SilentBlue's picture

The only problem I have with

The only problem I have with it right now is that when I exit and forget to log off first, I'm still logged on when I come back. Not that bad, I'm just paranoid that if sometime I forget to delete it from the history, someone could come to the site (bad) and then have open access to my account (very bad!)