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  1. Site needs 2 front ends.. one for consumers and others for regular users/professionals

    Those of us who live at this site prefer the old way with everything right there. This new site is too "consumerish" and is great for Mabel Brown from Squattingpigeon, MO who is visiting the website to complain about getting calls at 2 in the morning despite her insistence that she's on the "do not call" list.. This new site (IMHO) disenfranchises the professional user. Also, with budget cuts and a possible government shutdown, I would not exactly put candy coating the website at the top of the list. Perhaps staffing up the Audio Bureau would be more prudent.

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      20 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We are looking into ways to provide a tailored experience for frequent users of FCC.gov based on feedback we have heard from users.

      Would love to hear suggestions on features you would be most interested in adding to a “professional user” interface as we begin to develop this.

      Daily Digest? Improved EDOCs search? Easy access to ECFS?

      Send us your ideas.

      -FCC New Media

    • GET A NEW LOGO BIG BRO

      LOOKS LIKE STAR TREK

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        • Need more contrast in blue on blue & Display Options text at top.

          Especially if it (medium blue bar) will be used for messaging in the future.

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          • "Official Documents" Suggestions

            It appears that "Official Documents" is intended to replace edocs. If so it should include a few additional features beyond what it has in the beta:
            (1) It requires docket search and date range search
            (2) The various filters on the right could prove very useful. One recommendation: everywhere throughout the site where there is a list of filters, check all/uncheck all buttons should be included
            (3) One of the nice things about edocs is the "Full Report" feature, which gives you useful information like the FCC Record citation, or a contact person at the FCC, where appropriate. Similar information…

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              Thanks ‘Function Over Form’ for the very useful feedback on how we can improve the Official Documents section of the site.

              The spirit behind the Beta release was exactly this— to give super-users of FCC.gov like yourself the opportunity to provide valuable input on how to improve the redesign.

              We’re looking into all three of your suggestions now. Many thanks.

              -FCC New Media

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                planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove transitional doctype and move to html5. Build for the future, not the past.

                The doctype for the site is "transitional". Change this to match today's standard for the new web site. Set the doctype to <!DOCTYPE html>, then design and fix issues.

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                • Exploring spectrum back button broken

                  When I visit the Spectrum Dashboard on Google Chrome and then select Browse Spectrum Bands my websites back button stops working properly.

                  In particular, if, from that page, I select "Radio" and then press "Search", and the try to use my back button, it immediately redirects me to the search results page.

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                  • Harmless words are blocked

                    A few harmless words are blocked in the comments. For example, I tried saying "this is more difficult then" in a comment (using the word h--rder instead of difficult) but this word was blocked!

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                    • Changing the font size breaks rendering in firefox 4

                      Changing the font size to large creates a very odd looking broken fcc logo in current Firefox 4.

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                      • Roll out this idea to ALL .Gov sites

                        Propose this site layout to all .Gov entities. It might not work for all; but for say, National Labs, it would be a plus.

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                        • Search autocomplete is completely useless / broken

                          The search suggestions/autocomplete is totally broken (using Firefox 4). I type in "file a complaint" and the results are a garbled mess of text which reads something to the effect of "file a complaintfile a complaintsfile a complaintshtmfile a complaint1file a complaints1" (unfortunately I can't post a screenshot).

                          Dev team should probably do a little bit of actual browser testing before launching a >$1M website... not entirely competent, honestly.

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                            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add email to Share This Page

                            We should be able to email a page as a means of sharing it.

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                              planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix Z-index on YouTube videos. Right now if you scroll down on a video page it overlaps the toolbar.

                              Go to a page with a YouTube video like http://beta.fcc.gov/blog/broadband-jobs-and-innovation . If you scroll down the video will overlap the toolbar/header at least on Google Chrome.

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                              • Broadcast tv reception advice needs to be added or more prominient, I couldn't find it.

                                I followed what I thought might get me to some useful consumer info on BCast TV reception. The coverage maps, antenna advice and help, OTARD rules, prominently displayed.

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                                • Make the 3 actions more graphically obvious!

                                  Right now the 'Take Action' button is _way_ too small, it takes up <5% of the screen area and is overshadowed by the rotating graphics etc - but it's the most important part of the page!

                                  I'd suggest eliminating the 'click to drop down' behavior and make four large static buttons (perhaps each with a graphic) for 'complain, comment, discuss, help'. These buttons should be the primary focus of the 'above the fold' page, taking up the majority of the real estate. Perhaps a horizontal tiling of the four large buttons, with the scrolling graphic features below and the newsroom…

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                                    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Always allow 9 digit ZIP codes. 5 digits + 4

                                    The contact page only allows 5 digit ZIP codes. The Get Email Updates page allows even 10. Always accept either 5 digits, 9 digits, or 5 digits then a dash then the 4 digits.

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                                    • Invalid email addresses in the Get Email Updates section of the footer redirects to a blank page

                                      It should have client side JavaScript validation which warns the user about invalid email addresses or zip codes. There should also be server side validation so if the page is submitted there is an error page.

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                                        • Fix the front page slideshow to fit neatly on the grid on the sides.

                                          It really makes me think it didn't render right in my browser and makes it look broken. Eliminate the translucent black border around the front page slideshow.

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