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Lorraine Pester

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Re: New UHTS website
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 07:26:48 PM »
Mike is slowly overhauling everything from the entire old website which was a nightmare regarding code and other things. It's been a lot of long hours, and slowly slowly, despite someone trying to troll a web address and putting work back, it's there, but of course it's an ongoing thing all the way through the rest of the year, and into the new one too.

He's now correcting the various issues that we spotted for him, and then onto archiving the Cattails into PDFs to make available for everyone.

Then we might let him have Christmas. ;-)

After Christmas, and maybe a New Year's Eve party for good behaviour, we can coerce him into making it cellphone/tablet friendlier. :-)

warm regards
Alan

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If you don't know, the genius behind the THF blog and forums is also one human working all hours at times, to make it look very easy. Believe me, it's not, so here's a big nod and thanks to Dave at THF, and Mike at UHTS.  :-)

Alan,

It is disappointing and frustrating because I believe that this site will be the gentler way of approaching haiku. Off my soap box now. I'll give Mike the time he needs to make it happen.

With impatience, Lorraine

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Re: New UHTS website
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 08:02:41 AM »
Thanks Rick for your understanding.

As you will see in the later message, it's a test website, the full one going up later.

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Alan

Two years ago I helped a local organization do a similar migration to a new hosting service and a  complete website remake. It was a freaking nightmare...taking much time to resolve. I can fully appreciate what is going on here. My sincere gratitude to Dave and Mike, for all the tough stuff, and for making it all possible.
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Re: New UHTS website
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 08:07:15 AM »
Hi Lorraine,

I have been informed that this is more of a test website and that the real one, the updated one will have details to amend and change that have been addressed.

We are still waiting to hear from one of our staff (all volunteers no salary) to come back to us on an important part of the website too.

Once all the details are sorted, then a link will be open to all members.

The Facebook page is for notifications only and not the main link.

I think the updated UHTS website will be iPad and other smart devices-friendly once it is up and running.😊

So if you can bear with us, it will all happen.

We are very lucky at The Haiku Foundation to have friendly forums, which Laura Sherman, myself, and Don Baird, with help from others, worked so hard to achieve, and that Marion (Clarke) is carrying on that great tradition, thanks to all of you here. :-)

warm regards,
Alan


Mike is slowly overhauling everything from the entire old website which was a nightmare regarding code and other things. It's been a lot of long hours, and slowly slowly, despite someone trying to troll a web address and putting work back, it's there, but of course it's an ongoing thing all the way through the rest of the year, and into the new one too.

He's now correcting the various issues that we spotted for him, and then onto archiving the Cattails into PDFs to make available for everyone.

Then we might let him have Christmas. ;-)

After Christmas, and maybe a New Year's Eve party for good behaviour, we can coerce him into making it cellphone/tablet friendlier. :-)

warm regards
Alan

p.s.

If you don't know, the genius behind the THF blog and forums is also one human working all hours at times, to make it look very easy. Believe me, it's not, so here's a big nod and thanks to Dave at THF, and Mike at UHTS.  :-)

Alan,

It is disappointing and frustrating because I believe that this site will be the gentler way of approaching haiku. Off my soap box now. I'll give Mike the time he needs to make it happen.

With impatience, Lorraine
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Lorraine Pester

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Re: New UHTS website
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 09:19:42 AM »
Hi Lorraine,

I have been informed that this is more of a test website and that the real one, the updated one will have details to amend and change that have been addressed.

We are still waiting to hear from one of our staff (all volunteers no salary) to come back to us on an important part of the website too.

Once all the details are sorted, then a link will be open to all members.

The Facebook page is for notifications only and not the main link.

I think the updated UHTS website will be iPad and other smart devices-friendly once it is up and running.😊

So if you can bear with us, it will all happen.

We are very lucky at The Haiku Foundation to have friendly forums, which Laura Sherman, myself, and Don Baird, with help from others, worked so hard to achieve, and that Marion (Clarke) is carrying on that great tradition, thanks to all of you here. :-)

warm regards,
Alan


Mike is slowly overhauling everything from the entire old website which was a nightmare regarding code and other things. It's been a lot of long hours, and slowly slowly, despite someone trying to troll a web address and putting work back, it's there, but of course it's an ongoing thing all the way through the rest of the year, and into the new one too.

He's now correcting the various issues that we spotted for him, and then onto archiving the Cattails into PDFs to make available for everyone.

Then we might let him have Christmas. ;-)

After Christmas, and maybe a New Year's Eve party for good behaviour, we can coerce him into making it cellphone/tablet friendlier. :-)

warm regards
Alan

p.s.

If you don't know, the genius behind the THF blog and forums is also one human working all hours at times, to make it look very easy. Believe me, it's not, so here's a big nod and thanks to Dave at THF, and Mike at UHTS.  :-)

Alan,

It is disappointing and frustrating because I believe that this site will be the gentler way of approaching haiku. Off my soap box now. I'll give Mike the time he needs to make it happen.

With impatience, Lorraine

Kinda a beta version, huh? I know everyone is doing their best. My husband pulled me into the electronic age and when my safari crashed on my gen year old iMac, I gave in.

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Re: New UHTS website
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2018, 10:55:15 AM »
The massive task of updating is still ongoing, but Mike is determined to continue to give us an excellent online presence.

Some of the web links have now changed.

e.g.

Biographies of the officers are now photos only:
http://unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/officers-biographies

Home page:
http://unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com

To join is free!
Simply make use of this webpage:
http://unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/join

Send Iliyana Stoyanova a lovely request to join UHTS. :-)

To check out the UHTS journal just click anywhere on this page:
http://www.cattailsjournal.com


warm regards,

Alan

Alan Summers
President, United Haiku and Tanka Society




From Michel Montreuil

Hi all,

Just a heads up that the "old" UHTS website will be shut down for good this weekend as we enable the "new" website with a new hosting service.  The old site has been backed up, and all the old issues of cattails have been saved.   Sometime this fall, the old web issues of cattails will be converted to PDF format.   However, not all features from the old issues will be available in PDF.

The new United Haiku and Tanka Society website will be up and running by the end of Sunday,
September 10, 2017.   The existing UHTS website will be shut down accordingly.   

Cheers
Mike


Alan's note:
Old website up for a while:
http://www.unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/home.html
http://www.unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/biographies.html


Cattails journal website:
http://www.cattailsjournal.com/welcome.html


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Re: New UHTS website
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 01:42:53 AM »
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Thanks for the updates, Alan.

Jan
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