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There is no intention to change the look or feel of the site.
The main aim is to make changes that none of you will see because it will be 'behind the scenes'. We want to make the way in which Experiences are posted and updated easier and more efficient. At present it is labour intensive and while I could cope with that quite well with smaller numbers of Experiences, as the numbers have grown - to over 1,000 now, it has become more difficult for me to deal with the entries.
A subsidiery aim is to make it easier to find all the relevant information as you say, most users are not youngsters and many have had very little experience on the Internet - hence the focus on making the site seem comfortable and, yes, as you say a little old-fashioned. What you won't see,is a 'bells and whistles site with flashing lights!
Yes, I agree with all our friends have said.
Those of us lucky enough to have found YANA soon after diagnosis will forever owe you a debt of gratitude.
There is no other site quite like it - and we LIKE the format here.
I too registered with 'myProstate', but after completing some details I lost interest.
It does have many 'bells and whistles' but it just isn't as warm and user friendly as this site.
For the first time in almost seven years I'm going to attempt to post a great big 'smiley' in a message:
Thanks for "coming back" Terry we have missed you!!
I have always since my start come on the site every day gaining comfort and sometimes helping others.
Once the site had gone I felt I/we had lost something very valuable.Maybe this only applies to us sufferers but I am so glad you and the site are back.
What great news to return from a short trip and discover that we may once again experience YANA Experiences! I could not be happier, for myself of course, but even more for all the others - old-time YANAers and those to come who will find this site so invaluable.
I was one of the first to transfer my info to myProstate, and while I liked some of the structure (instant charts, etc.) I also found it to be so impersonal that I was not ever drawn to it.
And as for not having ads, corporate sponsorship? THANK YOU!, Terry, that is one of the great things about YANA.
Not sure how I could help, but let me know if there is anything I might assist with going forward.
Welcome back 1: from your great-sounding cruise.
Welcome back 2: for the return of YANA.