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I wanted to let everyone know about a few changes I have made to the website.
Usually I post them in “Rickie’s Corner” but thought I would do it via a post this time. I am experimenting with a few things.
#1 I have reduced the number of ads on the website. So it loads faster. That has been my main focus, user friendly and load times. Yes, we still do have ads. But not as many. On a side note, be sure to visit our advertisers and use them!
#2 I have did a lot of maintenance on the website behind the scenes stuff. Should make it load faster and also security stuff.
#3 One of the most asked things. We have added comments to our actual website. This way Facebook can not moderate any of the comments. We believe in Freedom of Speech and you can express it freely on our website.
#4 Many of you noticed each time you load the website, you hear the police scanner now. Many have asked for this. We are going to add a poll on the top right of our website, to see how people like this. So be sure to vote! You can listen to it directly via our Android app or at http://rockfordscanner.com/listen.html
#5 Shout out to the 1st responders for doing an awesome job and keeping us safe! Keep up the good work. Many kudos!
#6 We have a WEATHER PAGE on our website and also weather radar!
#7 We are expanding our team and are looking for volunteers. If you want to become a part of this great team, CONTACT US
#8 We want to thank everyone who sends us information, photos, videos, etc… Keep up the great work. SEE IT, SEND IT, SNAP IT! If you see police, emergency personnel, snap a photo and send it to us. An informed community is a safer community.
#9 We live by the motto “Never Bite A Hand That Feeds Us” if you send us stuff, we will keep you ANONYMOUS if you send us stuff.
#10 Frequently Asked Questions ~ CLICK HERE Many questions are answered there. Be sure to check it out!
#11 We are working on a big story, more details on this in the future!
#12 I am going to redesign the menu sometime this week. I made it more of a dropdown type, but it did not seem to be as effective. So I an going to redesign it a bit, to make it effective and also load time friendly as well.
#13 Leave comments below on this. I want to redesign the colors and layout of the website. How do you want it to look like? What colors would you like our website to be? (Dark or Light?) I always listen to everyones feedback and try to add it when I do stuff.
My overall goal is to interact with the fans on our website instead of using social media. Make things faster and user friendly. Also bring on more people and expand Rockford Scanner some more. I listen to everyones opinions and feedback and enjoy interacting with fans. I enjoy meeting fans and chatting with them and taking selfies with them. I want to personally thank everyone for helping and look forward to bringing on new volunteers. Don’t forget to start commenting on our website, instead of the social media. And one last personal note, Do not forget about the X-Files being on Fox 39 tonight at 7PM!
We are currently seeking volunteers. If you are interested, please visit CLICK HERE