Thanks Serena, Down loaded the flash player and, yippee! got in - but was it worth it? Went to the message board and left a message, but wonder where it went and what happened to it. There doesn't seem to be a way of reading the messages or to communicate with anyone. As I have said here before, Stevens problems are largely due to his staff and hangers on - none of whom are very bright (not including his agent in this statement) and if he runs true to form, it will be this calibre of people running the site. Official web sites often pump the information they want known, and smoke screen the rest, they are not always the best place to get the truth or the most up to date facts. The new site will have to go some to beat this site, which is far superior to many official web sites of very big stars. The smart thing would have been to ask Craig to run the site for them, and to have maintained his high standard. Many sites have high membership, but just a few who actually contribute. A great many members are just happy to read, get information and enjoy looking, it's no reflection on this site that not everyone contributes. Final word to Leon, the new site will probably be a flash in the pan, and go the way of the first Official site - it's the story of the Hare and the Tortoise and I suspect Leon is counting on the wrong one.
Well, glad you could get in, Tiggy, even if you were disappointed. Me, I didn't think the place looked bad at all, but I'm apparently about the only one. Several of us here also tried posting a message, which was accepted, but, as you indicated, they do not show up yet. Of course, that may well change, as the place is quite obviously still in the very early stages. I remain ever optimistic.
The new official site is ... well, new. I have cable broadband and it is s l o w downloading, perhaps because their files are so huge. It does look interesting though and I'm anxious to see it develop. I especially like the Spirituality section - Steven's message there is very nice. All said and done, it looks like I'll be here AND there! This (Craig's) site is awesome! Thank you Craig! I do believe both sites are and will be good in their own right. This forum is much better than the one on the old official site - it is well monitored and that keeps the discussions open and interesting but keeps the garbage off. Honestly, if one wants to slam dunk someone else for their beliefs and opinions, there are plenty of blogger sites out there to do just that. Let's keep this unofficial forum like it is. Thanks to all the mods who help too!
Peace to All
I think your right suzi, it looks like the site is going to be an online store with extras. Maybe not though, still lots of time for the site to grow, I think the layout is pretty cool myself, I think the only problem is what everyone else already metioned all the damn flash screens between each page. Also is there anyway of stopping or slowing down the words at the beginging of the site, I can't really read that fast. LOL, Me Smart!!!
You are right too Clement !! I guess It was not ready and Steven ordered "OOOOpennnnnnnnn ittttttttttttt" !! They opened immediately !! But I am really sorry they worked very hard 2 years for this. Your language is English and If you didn't read easily I never read !! My personal site is better than this !!! I believe the meaning of the best site if it is opening easily !!
I don't like alot of flashy !!
Maby the webmaster knew of our anticipation for the reopening of the official site and just wanted to do something good for us so he opened the site as quickly as possible even though it wasnt finished. He could have posted a message on the frontpage stating "Still under development."
I love Flash websites & I think the official one is good,but yes the old one was deffenetly better!! I myself are still in the process of creating a SS section on my opcoming trailer website, & I'm working in Flash allso .. even though it is hard!!!!