The State of PalmInfocenter Address
Welcome to the new version of PalmInfocenter.com. Today we’ve released a long overdue site remodeling. It incorporates a fresh new design and many new features designed to make the leading Palm OS news site even better. We've listened to your suggestions and have made changes to site we hope you’ll enjoy. Please read on for the full update.
In what may come as a bit of a surprise, longstanding PalmInfocenter News Editor Ed Hardy has resigned his position. I won't go into the details about why he left because, frankly, that's not really anyone's business but Ed's and I. It is enough to say that we are parting friends and will be meeting for the first time face to face in a couple weeks. Ed has been a big part of PIC for the past 2+ years and I can never thank him enough for all of his hard work for everything he has done for the site. I sincerely wish Ed all the best with his future endeavors.
I want to assure everyone that I am fully committed to keeping PalmInfocenter the great place that it is for Palm Handhelds enthusiasts. I will be filling in as the Daily news editor, bringing you the latest Palm OS news as it happens. We are looking for qualified candidates that would have an interest in writing articles and we always welcome articles and review contributed by our readers. Interested persons are welcome to contact me for more information.
You may be asking yourself, who is this Ryan character? If you’re not already familiar with my role with PIC, I am the Founder and Editor in Chief, I usually post under the admin account. While Ed has been the most visible person on the site for the past 2 years, I have always been in the background, handling the less visible aspects of the site. I custom built the code that runs PIC, handle advertising, biz development, marketing, waking up at 3 am to repair the site from hacker attacks, and filling in for Ed on his breaks. I’ve been running PIC now for 4 amazing years and I love doing it and hope to do so well into the future. One thing I would like to ask of my readers is that you have a bit of patience with my bad grammar and typos; I went to school for a MIS degree not an English one.
On to some of the new features…
The first major change that you will notice, the most user requested suggestion, is that we will no longer permit anonymous posting. One of the major complaints about PIC is over the signal to noise ratio of our reader commentary. Way to often intelligent threads are drowned out by the sheer amount of posts and banter. We have made this change in order to encourage more civilized, insightful discussions, increase the value of our comment area and to build an over all friendlier PIC. This will be a trial at first and if things improve it will be a permanent change.
If you have not done so already, please take a moment to create a PalmInfocenter account. It is quick, easy and free. Registration is now required for posting in the news articles, discussion forms and viewing PIC member profiles. If you have an account, you can update your preferences to customize your new member profile.
We’ve created a new News Center, a much easier way to explore the great articles, reviews and features in our archives. All articles comments are now displayed in flat mode, no more clicking through to view threads. We will now list our most notable news article, denoted by the blue "Lead story" text, first at the top of the homepage. New articles will be listed directly below the lead story ordered by date. These are just a few of the improvements you’ll find in the new PIC. We also have many new exciting things in store for the near future so stay tuned!
There may be a bug or spelling error here or there in the new site, if you spot anything it would be appreciated if you let me know. The site may seem a bit slower as the server adjusts to the new code.
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank all of the PIC reviewers, moderators, contributors and especially our readers. Everyone comes together to make PalmInfocenter the wonderful resource that it is, and I sincerely thank you all. Special thanks to ThatWeasel Productions for their work on the site design.
Editor in Chief
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