Welcome to the Upgraded Activist Post Website

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Activist Post recently celebrated its 5th year anniversary as part of the Independent Media and we’re only weeks away from hitting 100 million pageviews! We’re deeply grateful for your support.

We have been listening to your e-mails and comments about what we can improve upon, and we believe that our new site design incorporates many of those suggestions.

Please take some time to navigate around the site and feel free to leave your comments and additional recommendations for anything else we might be able to do to offer you a faster, better experience reading our content.

We appreciate your readership and interaction. Contact us anytime HERE.

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The Activist Post Team

 


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37 Comments on "Welcome to the Upgraded Activist Post Website"

  1. Man W'th Cap | August 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm | Reply

    Very nice..

  2. As AP has been the first site I visit most surfing sessions, and for a long time, I wanted to offer a first impression, that being that I liked your previous template much better visually. This new has much less immediacy for me, doesn’t lead to me wanting to scroll down (and I also really miss the sidebar links to complementary sites). Feels sort of blah, and like I’ve seen it before, whereas your longtime prior template was unique in look and feel, or so I deemed it.

    Good luck with it. I hope it will grow on me, but at the moment, am sorry you fixed what didn’t seem broken.

    • AdministratorMMM | August 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm | Reply

      Thank you for the honest impression. Visuals and feel aside, there were some technical issues as well that really impacted site performance for some people – especially on the mobile side. We’ll be tweaking here and there over the next bit of time, so we’ll certainly take your comments into consideration. Thank you for being a loyal reader – we really appreciate your support.

      • A-MMM,

        The other critical posts above said it better than I, if more shrilly, i.e., the site’s no longer a hub this way, with this new look & lack of links. That is exactly one of the reasons it was my first click each session, the hub factor, with the other being that, the way it looked, the spacing of the articles (and AP’s talent in choosing and writing them), gave a great, concise overview of the latest developments in the alt./truth/liberty news world. Not so many posts as What Really Happened, for example, which is too much, too many, for me a lot of the time, as good as it is, and also not just a blog, like my own, for example.

        Not sure you understood what you had. Perhaps you hadn’t gotten enough positive feedback about your site along the way, but you’ve lost your distinction, for now, anyway.

        I’m sorry technical issues forced the change, but perhaps you might consider the feedback you’re getting, and find a way to incorporate what we found notable and so compelling about your old site into your more technically adept new one? Please consider it.

        To others missing the links: use the Wayback Machine to find the site from just before the change and save the home page with the former look and all the links onto your computer as an html document.

        Also, just realized: I’m sure hoping all the bookmarks I’ve made of the old site still open in some form. Will they? J

  3. It looks really good! Good work, keep it up!

  4. Frances McCandless | August 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm | Reply

    Easier to navigate. Thanks for listening.

  5. You're All Diseased | August 8, 2015 at 3:52 pm | Reply

    The old site was better. If it’s not broke why fix it?

  6. Where are the links?

  7. I liked the list of alternative news sources/ links on the right side …now you’ve cut yourself out of the loop…who was the egocentric/control freak Einstein that suggested you delete it ???(erroneously assuming that people will focus entirely on your site?)…this you will regret!… as people will go elsewhere as incremental attrition will result on an unconscious level & your readership will decline…guaranteed………if it ain’t broke …don’t fix it

  8. Yes no links just articles on the right from this site.

  9. I echo Js sentiments this has always been a favourite site.

  10. Wow. I am just not getting it? I turned to alt media about three years ago, and I really dislike saying this, but all of my favorite sights have “upgraded”. Unfortunately, the joy of simple navigation has been placed on the back burner. Now it appears to be a “conspiracy” to get you to like through social media (which I do not participate) and to subscribe, so you can be bombarded by e-mails with every article they post, that I have already read. Oh, and then the sights that you have not subscribed to, you cannot even read through an entire article without be blasted to either like or subscribe. For non-establishment, it is becoming worse than the establishment! AND what does sort by “best” mean?

  11. Yes, love it! Well done Team.

  12. By not including those links you no longer act as a greater hub of information. Also, you have in effect stopped giving a number of writers the opportunity to contribute and have their work viewed en masse. -To that end I consider the new website to be a thoughtless action… Did you have any idea what it meant to some of these people to have their voices heard? I can only agree with eddysach’s comments. This is the kind of thing that corporations do so as to reduce the attention on the competitors… keeping the contributors restricted ‘to the club…’

    • maybe AP has been sold surreptitiously to a Corporation & part of the deal is not to alert the readership….cept they leak out all over the place….just an honest conjecture & speculation……….Hmmmmmmm

      • What……NO comment from the bruised ego’s of AP???

        • So sad Edward that you have to reply to yourself. Of course I bet you have to handle a lot of things by yourself. Do you have to pour a beer over your hand to get it drunk in order to get the job done eddy?

  13. Answered my own question from below: My bookmarks to posts on the old site DON’T work.

    Good grief. I had a lot of them.

    Is this permanent? Can’t be, right? If so, That’s terrible PR, and terrific loss of great stuff, if so, and so poorly conceived, as well, if true. I would think that would be, either, one of the highest priorities to accomplish when changing, or something that you would be mentioning in high profile way if it wasn’t something you were planning to do, way ahead of time, so people might go back and save bookmarked posts & articles another way.

    I sure hope you fix this. J

  14. Michael Manley | August 9, 2015 at 10:43 am | Reply

    UN-necessary “upgrade”.. YOU HAVE INTERRUPTED OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING with it..
    Bring the old school stylee back, else it seems loads of your reader’s are Audi 5000..

    Chant down Babylon ism & schism!

  15. Betsy Singh-Anand | August 9, 2015 at 10:44 am | Reply

    It wasn’t broken….this is a mere skeleton of what AP used to be 🙁

  16. I liked the old website as far as the display of stories which were all on one page with the newest one at top of page going down to older ones at bottom. Better for me visually Much Simpler so at least I knew I wasn’t missing anything. The new site confuses me.

    • AdministratorMMM | August 10, 2015 at 9:01 am | Reply

      We have now made those changes, stories appear chronologically beginning with newest at the top of the page. Thank you for your comments.

  17. As a contributing writer (and voracious reader) of AP for three years, and having read all comments on this post, I most sadly concur with a few posts below. The deletion of external links is and was an ill-advised action. As one commentator phrased it, “you used to be the HUB…”, I am inclined to agree. That I could come on to AP (first), and launch from here to other sites was very convenient. Of course, the operative phrase here is “to AP (first)’, thereby granting that of course I read on AP first, and went to other sites only as time and desire allowed.

    As noted as well, your colour schematic is no longer unique. You had the perfect page colours that clearly defined AP, much as the golden arches define that purveyor of death food.

    The addition of “You Might Also Like” portion is saddening to see here. Those idiotic pictures and topics are anything but activist related. They are designed to draw people down the rabbit hole of oddities, aka misdirection. I wasn’t aware the bodily construction of Japanese people constituted news designed to engage mental activity. By so doing, real news and thought provoking, eye-opening insights into the true state of events does not take place at all. You can’t wake up by going to sleep.

    If you could provide a reply to Phil’s comment, “Also, you have in effect stopped giving a number of writers the opportunity to contribute and have their work viewed en masse.”, I would be grateful. I don’t assume he is correct and really don’t even know why he would write that, but in the event there is substance to his statement , it would be nice to know.

    Lastly, in way of negative feedback, is your implementation of Disqus for comments. Disqus is well known to be of globalist origin and operates similar to Face Book. It is a tool whereby they can track, tag and bag individuals if the worst should come to pass. It’s always best to post as a guest, which effectively neuters the programs goals as outlined above. Your old comment forum worked perfectly well.

    On a brighter note, as long as the articles remain true to the founding principles of AP, I will continue to utilize AP as my first foray into alt news. My primary reason to stay at this juncture is due to my respect for Michael Edwards. If he’s gone, then so am I. At that point, AP would be just another alt site without distinction.

    All aside, I am grateful to AP and will remain so. This site, more than any other, has helped lift the blinders from my eyes and has been very kind in posting my articles. Many thanks to you all!

  18. CringeworthyWorld | August 9, 2015 at 10:54 am | Reply

    Need the news links back ASAP..I will come here less and less over time if they are not put back on the site. Not a threat just a natural progression of how I have handled this type of downgrade in the past.

    Please do us all a favor and put the news links back. Thanks.

  19. AdministratorMMM | August 9, 2015 at 5:48 pm | Reply

    Thanks so much for your feedback. Here are some quick points to address a few concerns:

    1. Our site was indeed broken and needed this upgrade. The long script caused very slow loading times for most users.
    2. We have now included a Resources page that has all of the links that used to be in our right-hand column. You can find it at the very top of any page.

    3. Obviously we’re not graphic designers, so we may run contest for a new logo.
    4. We also reinstated our “Must Read from Around the Web” link section. You can find this at the bottom of our home page.

    We really appreciate your feedback. Please continue to tell us your thoughts.

    • Thank you for responding. I’ve been reading AP for about 4.5 yrs and LOVE the site but am not too happy with the new look. I miss links to articles, the unique look of the old site and also – where are so many of the old writers?

  20. AdministratorMMM | August 10, 2015 at 9:03 am | Reply

    Thank you for the kind words about the appearance today. We are listening. Please refer to my comment above which enumerates the latest changes. We will continue trying to improve. We really appreciate all input. Thanks again.

  21. AdministratorMMM | August 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm | Reply

    Sorry for the delay. According to the webmaster:

    All bookmarks leading to AP URL’s should still work,
    but none of them will lead to the previous design. If there are any
    links that aren’t working on the new site could you please
    send them to us so we can investigate? https://www.activistpost.com/contact-us

    Thank you!

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