I had the chance to meet with the State Board at one of their business meetings and discuss my UNA site. Several of the members joined the site after I presented it at the convention, and all were disappointed in it. Many said they couldn't get it to work the way that I did at the convention. That, I believe, is because I demonstrated 2 different sites to them and they may have thought they were both the same. Still, here are the issues addressed concerning UNA.
They said the site was "clunky".
My site loads Header warnings across the top on the home page now, and is also preventing the use of the Discussions page. I don't understand how I messed up the Header when configuring the site.
Can you recommend a php accelerator? My site takes a long time to load and people get tired of waiting.
The board members would like to see the site become more useful to them before offering any more money to build it. Their measurement for this is simply 50 more members. I can easily gain 50 more members, however my concern is that those members will get frustrated, like my local board members, when the site doesn't perform as well as they'd like.
If I can fix these two issues this week, then I can open up the site to 200 more people, set up 3 more groups, and teach everyone how to use the site in our summer workshops.
Please direct me to the proper channels for addressing these issues. I believe UNA will provide an invaluable resource to my organization, and I'm willing to invest my own money to demonstrate to the others why it is better to have our own site than to use multiple outside sites to communicate through.
Thanks for your help in making my vision a reality!