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  1. Please keep a link to the old site. The old site is easier to locate items.

    To much eye candy !! The old site is easier to locate items. Please keep a link to the old site.

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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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        • 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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          • 18 votes
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            • All forms in one place with sample forms & downloadable or printable instructions

              Having a hard time finding the forms that I'm looking for on the new site. Needing a 214 form but that is only available under the International Bureau - I go there and I have to sign in and begin to fill it out before I see what it looks like and what is required. Very annoying - best served with all forms on one page with instructions and a blank sample form so you can pre-fill it out prior to online entry.

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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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                • API's and developer's page

                  The new web API's are very nice, and the page for developers is top notch.

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                  • Change reference to Macromedia on "Required Plug-ins, Players and Readers" page to Adobe

                    Macromedia no longer exists. They were bought by Adobe years ago.

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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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                      • uls shortcut

                        Could a shortcut for the uls search page be added to the new home page?

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                        • Provide public feed back from current tel com events that impact the public, such as ATT merger.

                          Create a public forum for current events that shape the tel com industry, such as ATT merger with T-mobile, where the general public can provide their views for them.

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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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                            • Create obvious hyperlink for making comments on AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile's USA operation.

                              Create obvious hyperlink for making comments on AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile's USA operation. I want to voice my opposition to AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile's USA operation. Many other's also want to comment as well, but I do not see how I can voice my comments.

                              5 votes
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                                completed  ·  5 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Link to Rules & Regulations on front page

                                Access to 47 CFR as previously available on front page left column hyperlinks. Please.

                                4 votes
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                                • We all want to do license searches and they are difficult to find ... ULS is not obvious.

                                  It is all in the title. Could not figure out what tab/category the ULS was in. Then when I tried TOOLS, there was something that looked like ULS so I clicked there and eventually found it there. It should be easier to check the status of a license - amateur radio service.

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

                                    The challenge is, just like any new practitioner needs to take time to learn FCC-specific jargon (such as that “ULS” stands for “Universal Licensing System”), so too does the search algorithm need to be taught what the various abbreviations we use mean. Over the next month, we’re going to be working on making the search better aware of major systems and more responsive to common industry tasks.

                                  • Explain how you will enforce the FCC new Consumer Protections Against Telemarketing Robocalls. 02.15.2012

                                    Explain how you will ENFORCE your new rules on telemarketing robocalls.

                                    Explain your enforcement powers or lack of any enforcement powers so we consumers can discuss them with our reps in congress.

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                                    • I can not find Part 15, or any real regulations on your search or your site?

                                      All I want is some simple information about FCC regulations (Part 15 in particular). However, I can not find any real regulations on your site. A search only results in articles referring to the regulations. This should be one of the core components of the site, give people access to the regulations.

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                                      • Comments & Privacy

                                        It would be nice to have a separate area to post questions or comments that aren't put up for vote as "ideas."
                                        From where did this site pick up my image?

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                                        • Render news releases in HTML so I don't have to download a file every time I want to read something

                                          All other federal agency websites have news pages with press releases and other announcements viewable right there in HTML. Being able to download an "official" PDF is indeed useful, but that should be an option ancillary to HTML content being displayed.

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