The whole navigation could do with some rejigging. …

Comment posted Is For Argyll for Argyll? by Struan.

The whole navigation could do with some rejigging. A lot of it seems too spread out and the forargyll banner doesnt stand out very well among the various multicoloured campaigns/sections.

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  1. how about putting it at the top of the left hand side bar with a For Argyll logo on it that way when a link to one of your articles is put up on the likes of Facebook your logo is one of the options in the thumbnail.. at the moment there is all the campaign logos but no choice to use your own !

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  2. The whole navigation could do with some rejigging. A lot of it seems too spread out and the forargyll banner doesnt stand out very well among the various multicoloured campaigns/sections.

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  3. I regretted the original poster withdrawing his article as he made some very telling points in a few sentences and in particlaur he wondered why there was no coverage in FA of the Sunday Herald article on Cambeltown and Dunoon being the two most at risk rural town in Scotland.

    Perhaps as evidence of this decline only this week and for the second year running one man has been murdered and another stabbed in a related incident.

    No mention of this FA either.

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    • Simon, I do believe that since there is a small staff at FA, perhaps covering all stories might sometimes be awkward.

      However, there is also the facility for you to write up the Dunoon issues yourself and see if they will publish them ;)

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  4. It would have been nice to have read that post, shame i missed it before the selective censorship of FA imposed itself (though had it been abusive then i would support the actions of FA). Perhaps you would like to summarise the main points. Personally i find FA a bit of a curates egg, excellent coverage in some areas, other areas not so good.

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    • ‘Selective censorship’ is a quite dishonest ‘spin’.
      May I remind you that we had willingly published the message – and later removed it out of courtesy to the reader who had not intended the message to be published. We obviously had no problems with publishing it, although we would have done so anyway, as we always do.

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  5. Personally, I find it terribly difficult to reply to the article in general rather than to any specific comment. (I think other commentors have remarked on the same problem in the past.) The heading “Leave a Reply” and the button “Post Comment” don’t work intuitively for me (perhaps because I can’t see them both in one vertical screen, but in any case “Leave a Reply” isn’t an action-area at all, so far as I can discern, and “Post Comment” seems to invite me to post a blank comment. FA — plz work on this).

    Also, would it be possible to have “Like/Dislike” boxes on the article itself, not just on comments? I would quite like sometimes to “Like” an article, in itself.

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  6. I was one of those who commented on the original article and was hilarious, charming whilst still cool, calm and collected – unfortunately that post has been deleted and none of you will ever realise how delightful I can be. However do note that you have it on good authority that all that I have said above is true.

    I can’t understand why people get frustrated about whether or not a story has a tangible connection to Argyll. ‘For Argyll’ is just a name and can be interpreted in many ways. I don’t recall a collection of malcontent New Yorkers desperately scrabbling for tales of Bugles in the Daily Bugle.

    The headline of a story, the vast majority of the time, provides enough information to allow a person to decide whether or not they want to read an article. If that doesn’t then the opening paragraph will do so (in conjunction with the headline).

    If you don’t like a story or are not interested in the topic then don’t read it. If you find that the overall collection of stories within the site are no longer addressing what you want them to then move on to a different site that does. Dictating what should and shouldn’t be covered to a website run by people who are unpaid and don’t charge for reading the site seems a little like ‘it’s your ball and you’re not playing with it’

    If there is an issue in A&B that you don’t feel has been covered by Newsroom then by all means flag it – it could be they have missed it and may welcome the heads up. However do it with a bit of common decency by the contact us link or e-mail – using it as a reason to criticise them is a bit childish. It could be that they have good reason for not running a story on it and they will probably be prepared to back that up. It could also be because they are a bit bloody busy and they haven’t had a chance to get round to it yet. It could also be because they are still looking into it to get more info.

    Of course there is always the option of writing your own article and submitting it.

    Personally I welcome For Argyll paying cognisance to stories from within and outwith Argyll – doesn’t mean I read all of them, just means I am selective. I certainly wouldn’t criticise them, or any of their writers for their choice of topic or content of their articles. I also recognise the good it has done in terms of bringing together like minded people, or people with a common cause, from different corners of Scotland, down South and also in far away sunnier places. There is nothing to be gained from being too provincial in our consideration about issues that affect Argyll.

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  7. Thanks to Simon i read the article that he referred to, i found it quite interesting. I also accept the point from She Bat that not all things can be covered in FA all of the time due to limited resources and if it is covered elsewhere why repeat it. As for reply 6, a little verbose, but it makes a point, what happens in AB is discussed way beyond the region, you may be surprised how many people care about what happens here.

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