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What's missing from our board/site?

marko
May 31st, 2006, 11:17 AM
Dear members,

In an effort to always improve, we'd like member feedback on if there is anything we are missing.

Is there a new forum section we need?

Is there any other section that we need to add to THE OTHER parts of Pets.ca that are NOT bulletin board related?

Members on this board have great insight so your feedback is very much appreciated.

Thanks everyone!

Marko
ADMIN

Joey.E.CockersMommy
May 31st, 2006, 01:31 PM
how about an instant messaging forum or online meetings with pet experts about different subjects. :D

erykah1310
May 31st, 2006, 01:38 PM
Yes that would be great, there have been times where i wanted to ask a specific person stuff, had to post it and we just talked to eachother about it the whole time.
IM would be great!!!

Rottielover
May 31st, 2006, 02:05 PM
how about a chatroom????

marko
May 31st, 2006, 02:49 PM
Chatrooms are always tricky with the board bacause there are often conflicts....but we are always looking for a good one to implement.

online meetings with pet experts - a good idea!

Please keep the feedback flowing...

thx

M

Prin
May 31st, 2006, 02:56 PM
I don't know forum things, but is there any way that we could post movies? Like small home movies? Or are they just too huge?


Otherwise, I'm good.;)

Joey.E.CockersMommy
May 31st, 2006, 02:58 PM
I have been going into a chat room on another site - non - pet related - so far everyone is civil to one another and there is a group that goes in regularlily - everything under the sun pretty much gets talked about from pets - kids, weather work etc.

rainbow
May 31st, 2006, 04:38 PM
I'm fairly new to forums. I belong to two other pet related ones and this one is by far the best. :thumbs up

dtbmnec
May 31st, 2006, 05:27 PM
The forums and the site look very.....busy....almost like everything is vying for your attention. When I first came onto the site I had lots of difficulty finding what I needed....I wasn't sure where to look and stuff....

Forums

Isn't there some way to make more whiteapace in the forums? I mean everything looks so close together and it can be kinda confusing...especially since there are quite large descriptions on some of the forums...just space it out a little more vertically?

Couldn't you make another heading where you can put like the Offtopic forum, the suggestion forum and the ask members forum? I mean so far as I know most of those don't necessarily have to do with pets (I mean I know you can mention and stuff but yeah, you know what I mean right?)

Webpages

Is there maybe some way to create a bit more whitespace between things here too? It just seems like "we are going to cram as much information as we want into your heads" kinda thing. I mean its great that you have an article page etc. but why not make the home page just sorta introduce the site? More like "Welcome to your Canadian pages on how to take care of all your pet's needs. Check out our Articles section. Check out the Nutrition centre. Hit the bulletin board for more advice!" right? That sort of thing instead of randomly giving an article for people to read?

Whenever I click on the Pet Nutrition link on the menu (left side) I come up with dog nutrition but haven't been able to find anything on cats....And while its neat to have all those recipes listed at the bottom, I'm not sure what half those recipes are for (ie. dog, cat, human, budgie, etc). Maybe have a sub menu kinda thing where you can click on dog or cat or human or other animal?

Maybe I'm just on crack or something....but those are my suggestions...:)

Megan

Puppyluv
May 31st, 2006, 06:11 PM
I don't know forum things, but is there any way that we could post movies? Like small home movies? Or are they just too huge?


Otherwise, I'm good.;)
mm yes, and audio. Even in the form of compressed files that you have to download (so long as everyone promises not to post virus-ridden files)

Puppyluv
May 31st, 2006, 08:46 PM
Maybe there could be a link we could click on (like "new posts" and "today's posts") that shows us all of the currently active threads that we have posted in.

erykah1310
June 1st, 2006, 03:41 PM
And maybe some new emoticons?? There isnt any for LOL and so on!

mom_to_many
June 1st, 2006, 04:01 PM
Maybe a chat room for those with insomnia or crazy work hours?:D


OOPS...didn't see above....(red-faced!)

Prin
June 1st, 2006, 04:02 PM
ooo for emoticons, we need a frustrated one for sure.

glasslass
June 1st, 2006, 04:49 PM
I like those moving emoticoms, like the one hitting the other in the head with a hammer. And we need one to indicate "see your vet"!

chico2
June 1st, 2006, 05:19 PM
I think the board is just fine the way it is,you can talk just about anything,be it gardening,what to cook for dinner,or your beloved pets.
A few new emoticons would be good..

jesse's mommy
June 1st, 2006, 07:11 PM
I agree with Chico. I think everything is just fine, but would also like some more emoticons. That would be cool!

Prin
June 2nd, 2006, 12:17 AM
In case anybody is less lazy than me, you can always go here: http://www.bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm and copy the line and paste it into your posts... Extra smilies... But I'm lazy.:D

Here's the best frustrated one, IMO: [img]http://bestsmileys.com/expressions/5.gif

erykah1310
June 2nd, 2006, 12:24 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/angry1/4.gif

Prin
June 2nd, 2006, 12:26 AM
ooo that's a great one! I didn't even look at the angry section. Duh. http://bestsmileys.com/blushing/1.gif

erykah1310
June 2nd, 2006, 12:27 AM
OOOOH Prin!!! Thanks !!!!! Thats great!!!! Im gonna be using thesehttp://bestsmileys.com/evil/8.gif
http://bestsmileys.com/excited/3.gif

Prin
June 2nd, 2006, 12:30 AM
Oh, I love the "Woo" guy. Careful though, it's hard to remember where he is when you need him most.:D

http://bestsmileys.com/frustrated/7.gif

erykah1310
June 2nd, 2006, 12:36 AM
back on topic though! Umm, what about a behavior section? Or where would that be best suited as it stands now???

Prin
June 2nd, 2006, 12:37 AM
Behavior usually goes in the training section if it's a behavior we don't want, or in the on-topic if it's a behavior we just want to brag about.:D

Copper'sMom
June 2nd, 2006, 01:12 AM
How about being able to post more then one picture at a time??? You know, itead of having to hit "post reply" to keep adding pics. Unless this can be done already and I don't know how!! lol I have seen other people do it, but how do they do it??

And ya, new emoticons would be cool! I have used the link Prin posted, but when you're on dial up:yuck: , it's too much work and waiting time!!

Prin
June 2nd, 2006, 01:15 AM
The multi-pic posters use image hosting sites... So their pics are already on another site and then they link it to here so the pic shows. But if the other site changes, all your posted pics disappear. Something like that.:o

meb999
June 2nd, 2006, 11:09 AM
I know EXACTLY what's missing...you should PAY the members http://bestsmileys.com/money/2.gif...ok...so I'm broke...and looking for money... I'll shut up now...http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/spezial/Fool/str.gif

Frenchy
June 10th, 2006, 01:09 PM
I second meb999.:D ;)

Prin
June 10th, 2006, 03:32 PM
ooo I figured out what's missing.. Maybe... A cat behavior section. Because now, if people have a kitty behavior question, where does it go? Does it go in training? General??

PEDPA
June 18th, 2006, 10:59 PM
I was siiting well laying in bed last night after I logged off here and thought to myself .. I should write and ask why there is no chat room on pets.ca ... i think it would be soooo neat! I was part of a pregnancy chat room when i was pregnant( go figure thats when it was) and there were always 2 or three regulars as we called them monitoring the room and reporting abusers and kicking ppl out and stuff. It was a great time .. we made lots of friends and actually I'm going to one of the girls weddings that I met there. I think it's an excellent idea since most ppl in this membership area are always on and constantly updating and refreshing to see responses to their posts and stuff. I don't think it would be too hard since your requirements for membership to the bulletin area are so extensive .... it wouldn't be too hard to track abusive ppl and animal lovers are very protective of their rights .. I think it would be self geverned pretty well! Something to consider .... maybe a poll would help see the demand for one? Well I'm assuming you already know there is one ... maybe I'll just stop typing ... lol

twisten
January 5th, 2007, 06:04 PM
I just recently found this site but to me it seems great as it is although I do think a behavior section specifically for cats is a great idea.

heidiho
January 5th, 2007, 06:11 PM
for sure the abiltiy to post more then 2 pics at once.....

Dracko
January 5th, 2007, 06:27 PM
More smilies are a definite MUST!!! I am administrator on a message board (not pet related though many of us are pet lovers so we have a section for it). Here are some of the smilies we have:

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6548/laughhardsh9pk8.gif http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4630/animalsmiley037vp1.gif http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/7748/catlolct3vr8.gif http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9849/catwink2dz6em3.gif http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6915/coolsmileyfh7fc3.gif http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4049/kittydancefh7bx2.gif


Plus a ton more. Just makes things more fun. We probably have about 70 now and I rotate in seasonal ones based on the holidays and such.

mojo&morgan
January 5th, 2007, 07:28 PM
I would like to suggest a horror story site..... the day I picked up my Bichon from rescue was a nightmare..... I brought him home, showed him the house, took him for a walk, he got spooked by someone walking past us, jumped, snapped his collar and ran into a crowded street.... I spent 30 minutes trying to get him to safety... believe it or not the only thing that saved him, was that I found an empty water bottle laying on the sidewalk and used it as a toy to get his attention. When I finally got him home, I opened up his crate, (which he is supposed to like right?) turns out, he did not have good crate memories and he cowered and cried for about an hour. I don't know anything about dogs, he's my first, so I went with my gut. Picked him up, layed down in bed with him til he calmed down and he has been my shadow ever since.

TeriM
January 5th, 2007, 07:35 PM
I agree, more smiley's would be very useful.

heidiho
January 5th, 2007, 07:43 PM
A whole new batch of icons,these are cool but we need new ones for sure

marko
January 6th, 2007, 11:12 AM
In order to keep the size of the reply page at a reasonable size, we do limit smilies - right now to 40.

That said....a few new smilies ARE coming....maybe as early as next week.

Prin
January 6th, 2007, 12:05 PM
I just recently found this site but to me it seems great as it is although I do think a behavior section specifically for cats is a great idea.

I think that's a good idea.. There are a lot of cat behavior questions.:shrug:

want4rain
September 9th, 2007, 09:35 AM
a handy list of things to take/write down to your vet if your pet is sick. stool sample, type of food... any diet changes.... have a chance for someoen to sit down and see the list of questions a vet will normally ask you about if your pet is sick BEFORE you have to go to the vet??

i havent had my coffee yet. :)

-ash

marko
September 9th, 2007, 10:53 AM
a handy list of things to take/write down to your vet if your pet is sick. stool sample, type of food... any diet changes.... have a chance for someoen to sit down and see the list of questions a vet will normally ask you about if your pet is sick BEFORE you have to go to the vet??

i havent had my coffee yet. :)

-ash

I think that's a great idea ash! If any members want to start it off, we could easily make it a sticky.

Thanks!

marko

want4rain
September 13th, 2007, 01:00 PM
hey Marko, ill start soemthign on this in a few days when im not so busy... id also like to see a sticky on acronyms!! im not sure what a BSL is..... :)

-ashley

marko
September 20th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Hey thanks ashley! There was a post somewhere on acronyms...I'll have to hunt it down.

BSL - breed specific legislation

I just found some acronyms and made a new sticky in the 15 common questions forum.
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=44803

If people know of more you can just add them here or PM me.


Thx!

marko

Droverdog
June 7th, 2008, 07:07 PM
:shrug: Ok, I'm new here but haven't seen "Spell Check" yet.

Lukka'sma
June 7th, 2008, 07:57 PM
:shrug: Ok, I'm new here but haven't seen "Spell Check" yet.

When you finish writing your reply just click on the ABC icon top right of the frame, it will correct any errors you have made

Droverdog
June 9th, 2008, 04:40 PM
:lightbulb: Well then, there you have it.:wall:
Thanks Lukka'sma :o:)

8ball
August 12th, 2008, 07:01 AM
I agree that IM would be great. It would also be nice if the dog and cat section for the general questions was seperated. I realize I'm new to the site, so I'm still trying to figure out where everything is and how it works.:sorry: I do like the site it just seems like it would be easier to find general info if those two categories were sepersted. Thanks for the site.

marko
August 12th, 2008, 09:15 AM
I agree that IM would be great. It would also be nice if the dog and cat section for the general questions was seperated. I realize I'm new to the site, so I'm still trying to figure out where everything is and how it works.:sorry: I do like the site it just seems like it would be easier to find general info if those two categories were sepersted. Thanks for the site.

When it comes to HEALTH issues the forum IS separated for cats.

Pet health - Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! (62 Viewing)
Most questions will be answered by other members. Selected questions are answered by our specialists. Post your own responses and comments. Click Here to see questions that have been answered by our consultants.
Sub-Forums: Cat health forum


That was copied from the forum's main page where it shows the sub-forum for cat health issues.

thx
Marko

laceyf53
June 28th, 2010, 02:18 AM
It would be nice to have an "other" animal section or even a livestock section. I haven't seen anything for horses, and they are my most beloved pets of all!