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  1. 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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      completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Receiving Complaints

        It would be helpful if the Complaint link under the Enforcement Bureau link allowed consumers or licensees to enter information about a violation or a problem.

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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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                completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

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

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

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                          completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                              completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Regulations

                              There have been several comments about rules and regulations... maybe there should be a link to existing rules and regulations (by CFR) on the "Rulemaking" page and it should definitely be visible as part of the "professional" page you're building for frequent users of the website.

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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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                                    • 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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                                      • Contrast Colors

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

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                                        • Topics: No Contact Info

                                          Beautiful design. Nice listing of topics but no clear way to contact anyone in connection with those topics. Should offer an email address or a phone number as well as other options for follow up if I have a question or need help on that topic.

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