Anyone else get a direct response from Audiogon? I posted about not being to happy with the format and recieved this reply. Thought it was a nice reply to my concerns.
Thank you for commenting on Dr. Ken Taraszka's hometheatherreview.com article. It saddens us to hear that your experience with Audiogon's new site is vastly different than what we intended it to be. As our old technology platform had aged and simply wouldn't allow for growth, we made the decision to redesign. In hindsight, we realize that we were too eager to launch the new site, but in the last six months we have worked to remedy the majority of our early issues. Our updates have been Member-driven, and we hope to continue that dialogue as we move forward. Much has changed since you last frequented the site, including
Find items using Zip Code by Radius, designate how far away your zip code that you would like to view listings.
Single Sign-on, now members are only asked to sign in once to the site to access all areas.
One click re-list functionality on sold and expired items allowing users to simply click and re-list from their MyPage. This will soon be available on items you are selling as well.
Improved sorting so you can sort by expired, sold, or bought items.
Increased anti-spamming measures, site speed, and site capacity.
Enhanced Intelligent Search functionality so you can search/sort by any or all filters; the system essentially tries to "figure out" the items you want to find. Coming this week: partial word search.
Updated feedback scores so they are displaying appropriately on the listings.
Communicate with other members through our on-site messaging system this will launch in the next few weeks.
We will be changing the way New Listings are viewed, as well. Currently, if you would like to see the results displayed by category, and more per page, simply click "Category" on the top header and the search will change to display this way. You can also click show 200 per page instead of the 50 that it defaults to. That being said, we are working on modifying New Today to be one long scrolling page (as it was previously). This feature should be available shortly.
In addition to that, we are pleased to be launching "The Hub by Audiogon" this summer. The Hub is going to be be a Community section on our site for all members to interact with each other. It will have areas for articles, the return of the "Cool Pics" section, event announcements, live chat sessions for members to debate hot topics, video tutorials on how to use the new site, story and photo sharing among members, and area for local Audio clubs to go, highlighting Members' Audio rooms, plus much more. This month we will also be sending our first newsletter, The "Audio Files" by Audiogon. We want you to look forward to being on the site again everyday. Please let us know how we can make your browsing experience a better one!
The Audiogon Team