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Welcome to the new & improved Iranian.com!

Balatarin

Great to see all of you here on the "new" Iranian.com.  Since 1995 Iranian.com has been a community for the people, by the people. With this latest site upgrade, we hope to continue our longstanding commitment to celebrating all things Iranian.  

 

Typically this featured top slot will dsiplay whatever piece of content is the most popular, but for the next few days as we all get settled in, I will keep this as the top post to welcome new/old members and to receive your feedback and questions.  With your help, we will find/squash technical bugs, improve the site and in the process better serve all of you who have made Iranian.com such a special place for the last 18 or so years.

 

The adventure and legacy continues. Glad to have you on board...

Balatarin

Saïd Amin @SaidAmin

Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

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divaneh

divaneh

Disappointed.

While I like the new features such as TOOP, I feel that the site has been reduced to the level of the myriad of the Wordpress sites out there in the web jungle. The old IC looked more like an online tabloid and reader could receive plenty of information in the first glance and without the never ending scroll. I miss the featured videos and news on the top panel. I miss the separation of articles and blogs that allowed a more prominent space and longer viewing in the first page for some articles. That was necessary for encouraging the submission of materials that may require hours of hard work. I miss the latest comments section. I found many comments as interesting and informative as the blogs and in some cases it was the comments that encouraged participation and raised interests.

All in all, I wish the new IC good luck and will be watching its development in the coming weeks and months hoping that it would once again become the all encompassing site that it was.

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

thanks for the feedback and well wishes. a new comment module/section should be up this week. i certainly welcome your critique(s) and more importantly, any suggestions that you and others have for improving the user experience both as a publisher and reader.

@AnonymousObserver - yes indeed, we have moved away from the "magazine" approach with an editor in charge. part of the reason was due to a trend of decreasing content submissions, both in volume and quality. in theory, the new publishing tools and real time posting of content should both encourage & make it easier for more people to participate and express themselves. it's still early days and over time we'll see how it plays out/evolves...

AnonymousObserver

Anonymous Observer

I expressed the same views, and concerns, when this blog was posted on the old version of IC (or is it the same blog? I haven't read all the comments, so if it's the same blog, mine should be on there as well). The new version looks like a social networking and / or a generic blogging site, whereas the old version looked more like an online magazine with editorial control. Hopefully, this won't affect the readership, but I think that it unfortunately will for the reasons that you have articulated.

BB

Mr. B

Love it! Congrats! Worth the wait! Very Slick. If I col make one suggestion, lose the motto. I never liked the combative idea that it evokes.

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

good to see you here and thanks for the kudos. feel free to email me or share on this thread any additional suggestions. this goes for all other IDC members as well. onward & upward!

yAghi

yAghi

After three days I am still lost in finding a news or anything in an organized fashion. I call this downgrade not an upgrade. What a pity and what an ugly look for a beautiful site. Honestly, webmaster, what does make someone like you to do such a thing? With all respect I do not enjoy the site that I used to check three times a day.

Best Wishes!

SoosanKhanoom

akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

Have you checked the " Sort Content " option on the main page? ... The drop down menu there allows you to narrow down your search and to choose what that you are more interested!

hajiagha

Iranian Canadian Artist Iranian Canadian Artist and homeless in Canada from 1995 is so bad Canada for living is worst as Iran in Human Right

is fine design and is better from past , long as freedom of speech go right . not like me and what I did in past some was so bad and some insulting my cartoons ... apologize over my past drawing , I growing up every days and I learn to love more

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena http://iranian.com/main/member/esfand-aashena.html

Looking good! A christmas present of sorts!

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

Hello Hossein!! So great to see you. A pleasant surprise it is =) Thanks for the positive vibes!

alimostofi

Ali Mostofi Astrology, Current Affairs. Princeton Class of 1981. Iranian.com member since 2005 http://iranian.com/main/member/alimostofi.html http://iranian.com/mostofi.html

Keep up the good work. Looks good on my Samsung Galaxy Note 1.

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

Thanks Ali! Looks even better on the iPad. Delicious.

alimostofi

Ali Mostofi Astrology, Current Affairs. Princeton Class of 1981. Iranian.com member since 2005 http://iranian.com/main/member/alimostofi.html http://iranian.com/mostofi.html

ipad oooh made by slaves

get an app for the site on google play

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

*LOL* Fair enough ;)

alimostofi

Ali Mostofi Astrology, Current Affairs. Princeton Class of 1981. Iranian.com member since 2005 http://iranian.com/main/member/alimostofi.html http://iranian.com/mostofi.html

one thing i noticed is that the colours on the top tool bar do not seem continuous or zoom down. Check your coding.

on the useability side it would be nice to answer the comments in the activity section

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

colors: yup, will check. are we still talking about your mobile device?

answer comments from activity page: hmmm. interesting. initial thought is, yea why not? quite convenient.

alimostofi

Ali Mostofi Astrology, Current Affairs. Princeton Class of 1981. Iranian.com member since 2005 http://iranian.com/main/member/alimostofi.html http://iranian.com/mostofi.html

yes i have just tested the graphics from Samsung Galaxy Note 1. As you can see it worked like a charm. The site posted it on my twitter as well. Cool.

AllIranians

All-Iranians Previous Contributions: http://iranian.com/main/member/all-iranians.html ++++++++++ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall: Confucius

Looks very very very good. All-Iranians believe that the new site will attract many people. You have really done a great job. Congratulations!

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

I really appreciate hearing that - thanks for sharing!

NasirKhosrow

Nasir Khosrow Poet, scientist, philosopher, mystic and traveler

Looks good. Is there an FAQ as well that takes you step by step on how to use the new site?

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

Hello Nasir. There is not (yet) and not sure when one will be ready. However, please do feel free to ask your questions on this thread. You can also email me directly said @ iranian dot com.

NasirKhosrow

Nasir Khosrow Poet, scientist, philosopher, mystic and traveler

Will do. Just looking around, the new format looks interesting but different. It's like between facebook and Google+ but without the user-unfriendly glitches of the later. Don't work too hard!

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the Founder of World Singles Networks (ArabLounge, IranianPersonals, etc.), a leading provider of niche online dating services and the owner of Iranian.com.

Please be sure to TOOP any content that you like. By doing so, you will elevate the ranking of that piece of content on the page (ie it will be higher up on the page). Thanks!