Please Pardon Our Dust!
If you've ever built or rehabbed a house, you know how difficult it can be trying to live a normal life with construction all around you.
The reward can be incredible though.
In 1981, I bought a 1904 three-story, federal style house in Rochester, NY (at the base of Cobb's Hill if you know Rochester). I removed the dining room rear window, and gutted the entire first floor down to the bare studs pitching all of the plaster and debris out the window into the back yard. A few days later, still with the studs, wiring and plumbing exposed, I move my wife and three children into the second floor of the house. We could look through a hole in the upstairs bathroom floor into the kitchen below - it was crazy.
Three years later, we had restored that beautiful old house to it's former glory and made a good profit in the process. I did all the work myself.
Living in it during that time was hell.
As you know (I hope...), we're doing a massive site rebuild at MyNAMS.com to make it more secure and improve the functionality. If you're a member, you should be able to access all the downloads, blog posts, The Library, the Dashboard and all the educational training material. But you're going to find a lot of dust and debris along the way.
Today, I wanted to let you know about the priority issues and how we're handling them.
Media - If you use a browser other than Firefox, you may run into video issues. We've isolated that issue to an incompatibility with Easy Video Player. I hate that's the issue because we've embedded every video and audio on every page with EVP.
And because it's a 3rd party software, we have no control over the fix.
So, last week, we built our own.
We now have to change out all the video code on more than 250 pages to get videos and audios working on every browser including all mobile versions. That will take most of this week.
You should see marked improvement by mid-week.
Community - The forum and member blogs are not back up yet. As you may know, forums are notoriously dangerous as spam and hacker magnets. We had ours pretty well locked down, but we left an opportunity for free members (unknown to us) to get in and do a little damage.
We've engaged a 3rd party specialist to get it back up and build a secure fortress around the community.
We will no longer allow free access to our community other than to read member blog posts and public forum posts. It has come to this.
Niche Mall - I expect Niche Mall to be down 3 months. I don't trust the software integration that we've used for the 100% commission sales, nor the custom software we built to house our product dB.
We're rewriting it all with better integration and better security standards. It will be back soon and a LOT more robust. Thanks for your patience on this one.
Communication - Our e-mail segmentation is really a problem. We have a gazillion lists and no focus. Over the next few weeks, we'll be migrating to an integrated system using our current e-mail provider aWeber and Jack Born's AWProtools to remedy that.
(You'll want to pay attention to this because I think we're going to have a system that goes from 60 or 70 different lists to 5 with tags that let us know exactly what you've got, where you are in your business, and how we can help you most.)
Watch your e-mail closely during that period because we'll need your participation to make sure you are on the right list to see the right notifications. For example, I really never want members to see promotion emails for membership. That's just stupid. So, we're going to fix it.
Setting expectations and good communication is really important in a situation like this.
People, in general, are impatient. So am I. But if we show you improvement and tell you what's next, I think it builds a stronger community. That's proof by the comments below.
Of course, some folks don't want community. They want what they want and they want it now. We've lost a few members (less than 10) who were REALLY angry with us over the site rebuild. I understand that. But I also know how important it is to protect your information as well as to continually improve the quality of what we're doing.
So, thank you for your patience and continued support.
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