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  1. FCC seal on new site has error!

    The seal at the lower left corner was a wiring error that stubbornly persists and should be a major embarrassment to an "expert agency" in wireless technology.

    The seal shown is the same as this: http://history.nasa.gov/presrep98/fccLogo.gif

    Here is the previous longstanding version:
    http://cut-the-cable.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/FCC-Logo.jpg

    Note the "wiring" different with the horizontal wires which is nonsensical but clearly visible. I assume it comes from an artist making an error and no one reviewing it.

    The FCC seal is derived from the FRC seal of the late 1920s:
    http://thisdayintechhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Federal_radio_commission.gif

    The FCC seal is basically the horizontal shortwave antenna from the FRC seal with…

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    • Quick Fix for Regular Users

      A quck fix for regular users would be to add a new tab on the home page that would include, Daily Digest, ECFS and EDOCS. Anything else?

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      • Not very readable. Text is very small. I've seen gramatical errors on the website. Do not like.

        Not very readable. Text is very small. I've seen gramatical errors on the website. Do not like.

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        • Shouldn't your new Auctions page have a live link to the page with the info on specific auctions?

          Shouldn't your new Auctions page have a live link to the page with all of the the info on specific auctions, especially the current ones?

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          • Once you selected Spanish you can't get back to English

            Click on the US Flag top right of the page and select spanish as language. I can't seem to get back to English.

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              completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • The menus overlap each other.

                Move your mouse back and forth, and you can get 3-4 menus overlapping. Eliminate the animation from the menus. They don't keep up with my mouse. They should drop down instantly, and not overlap.

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                • Some of the maps seem incomplete or unpolished.

                  Here's an example: http://issuemap.org/maps/cc414b-net-flow-per-hh-by-state Yes, it's not your site, strictly speaking, but it's a showcased resource and you should seriously consider having them fix/complete these maps. Other than that, beautiful job.

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                  • Make the current Beta version of the website, the default website.

                    Basically make the older version of the website available via a different URL. Example: http://www.fcc.gov/classic Then make the site that's in beta testing the default website.

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                    • Not too accessible

                      The drop-down menu is not accessible by tabbing, and the navigation link color contrast it too low for visibility.

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                        completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Contrast Colors

                        Make the smaller text copy more visible by increasing the contrast of the text / background color.

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                        • Clutter on the current site comes from lack of leadership, not design

                          The present FCC web site is the most cluttered one in the federal government.
                          (See http://spectrumtalk.blogspot.com/2007/10/fcc-web-site-nations-communications.html).

                          The most likely reason is that there is no one in charge with the authority to decide what goes on the FCC home page and too many people from commissioners to bureau chiefs can clutter it with news of their favorite efforts. The goal of the home pages should be a gateway to efficiently route people to the information they are looking for. The specific items there should be limited and stay limited through someone exercising judicious editorial control. Otherwise the new design…

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                          • Use a different heading font

                            The font, Trade Gothic W01 Bold Extended, looks squished and just doesn't jive with the rest of the design. It seems to work OK when used as a title in the slides (e.g., "Explore Spectrum Bands, Maps", "Next Generation 9-1-1"). But in other places, such as the menu, article headings, and sidebar headings, it looks very unappealing.

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                              completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • date your blog entries

                              I agree with another commenter that blog posts needs dates at the top of each blog entry. You should be dating all entries, whether they're blog posts, press releases or meeting announcements

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                              • dates on home page

                                On the new home page, there's a "top news" section in the middle. Can you put dates on every item? I don't want to have to click through to items to see what date they were issued.

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                                • Daily Digest? Link directly from the home page.

                                  One of the absolutely most commonly used documents on the FCC website is the Daily Digest. There's no place for it.

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                                  • Include a forum where residents can share their stories of dealing with telcos.

                                    The frustration of dealing with telcos needs to be documented publicly -- and where possible, summaries of common themes encountered by the public need to be noted and acted upon.

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                                    • Great look good features keep it rolling

                                      The site looks great. I'm loving the extent you took drupal based sites too. I can't wait to see it leave beta with all it's features polished and fleshed out.

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                                      • More Kyle Stoneman. That is all.

                                        Kyle Stoneman is only blurrily featured on the site. Our coalition feels he should have a more prominent role. Possibly performing a magic trick?

                                        Also, the site looks great.

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                                        • Sprite

                                          You might want to use a sprite to avoid the delayed first load of the hover states of the "connect"

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