Hooked-in updates

Joe Pych

Hooked-in just got an upgrade :D

  1. Discussion forum - as you may have already noticed, we now have a discussion forum (this message is a forum posting). This is a popular request by many hooked-in members.  It allows you to have discussions outside of your catch postings. Click the "New Topic" button on the right to start a new discussion. You can even add smileys ;)
  2. New layout - bigger photos & cleaner design that spotlights your pages and gets rid of all the extra distractions
  3. New menu - moves links to fishing reports up top and cleans up the interface
  4. Faster pages - the streamlined pages should load faster
  5. Maps for members only - Now only Hooked-in members can see maps.
  6. Expert and Elite Members - you become "expert" when you get 1,000 points and "elite" at 10,000. A badge of honor will appear next to your name as you reach these milestones.

Please let me know if you like the changes!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member created over 7 years ago - last updated over 7 years ago
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Henry V

Nice layout, Joe! Will there be any incentives for getting to "Elite" status?

And what comes after that? Fish Warlord at 50,000? 

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

Thanks, Henry. That's a good idea on the "Fish Warlord" status... Brandon will be there soon!  I need to think about prizes for reaching various status levels.

Maybe at 1,000,000 points, you get "Fish Master" status... what's the prize for that! :)

Let me know where I made a change for the worse or if you have other ideas for improvements.

Thanks!

PS Henry - you were the first to post a catch after the website update.  There has to be some kind of prize for that!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe A

I like it Joe. A status for biggest fish for each species would be cool too. Like Biggest large mouth bass would have a "Bass Master status" etc. Might be a bit much but just an idea. Good Job though on the new layout

Posted by Joe A Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

Good idea, Joe.  I'll need to hire a bunch of game wardens to verify the sizes! :D

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

John A Wright

I like that idea Joe that would be cool

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

♦cool stuff joe♦

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

and brandon doesnt need a fish warlord title he needs a job where he doesnt  sit on hooked in all day lmao just kidding brandon you know your my bro....

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

joe a you brought up having a status for each species of fish instead of doind biggest fish ,because of the way people will make up there wieghts maybe could use the number of fish in a species theres already a leader board for that which could be used.what do you guys think.

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

lol john I work very hard thank you, I guess im just a hooked in addict . ps joe I had a question about the new layout, where is the "recents comments" tab or was it removed from the site? I was just curious, it was very helpful useing that feature on the old site to keep up with everything that was going on, now you have to click on every picture to see what is said between members on different catches      "you have been reported for abuse for not answering my question joe lol"

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse (1)

Henry V

I didn;t notice the new "report abuse" buttons until now. Joe Pych, I just reported you for abuse - for teasing us all with prizes!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse (1)

Joe Pych

That's funny!  I was wondering how long it would take for someone to notice that feature.  Once again, Hank, you are the first.

The idea with "report abuse" is to protect the website from bad guys.  Spammers, links to bad websites, mean people, you know it when you see it.

Anyone can report a posting as abusive.  That goes onto a list to be reviewed by the moderators (only me right now), where they decide whether or not to suspend the posting so it is no longer viewable.

If this works out, then I will also implement that feature on the catch reports.

PS Regarding the prizes (teasing you some more) - Just need to figure out how to finance it and it will be done :P

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Jeff Bevelheimer

Hi all.


I'm relatively new here and am enjoying the site so far. I look forward to getting to know more of you over time. Thanks for the forum Joe.

Posted by Jeff Bevelheimer over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

Joe where is the "Recent Comments" tab or was it removed from the site

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Justin  Emerle

I'm digging the new layout. The forum is a great idea.

Posted by Justin Emerle Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

im with you brandon i liked the recent comment tab we'll start a campaign to bring it back

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brian Shea

I like it. A forum is a good idea. I've meet some nice people here and I think this will help make more friends

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

Brian - glad you are enjoying the camraderie of Hooked-in.

Brandon and John -  The comments page is still there, but I forgot to make a link to it. Doh!  I will add it soon.  In the meantime, you can go to the page directly here: http://www.hooked-in.com/catch_comments

PS Brandon - you actually reported yourself for abuse LOL :D

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

lol thats the only way I could mess with you ....I edited at the bottom of my comment that I flagged and said you have been reported for not commenting on my question joe and put it in bold letters lol but anyway thanks for putting the recent comments tab back up I really liked that feature ....

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe A

Something I just noticed and a bit confused on. What is up with the maps? I can only see them if I click on someones profile and scroll to the bottom of the page and you stilll have the option of adding the location when you post a catch. Is there an option that I'm missing here?

Posted by Joe A Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

I moved the maps to the bottom of the reports and made them "members only"

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

I still don;t see the maps, Joe. What am I missing?

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Team RippnLipz

I like it way much...lol

Posted by Team RippnLipz Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

Ahhh... I was looking at the listing when I responded.  The map is on the bottom of the listings, but not on the actual posting itself.  Not sure why it is missing.  Will fix that asap!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Jeff Bevelheimer

I'm still figuring out this simple site but liking it. Thanks Joe! I'll be doing a lot more fishing this year then last if things go right so expect to see a lot more posting and stuff from me in the near future.

Posted by Jeff Bevelheimer over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

I fixed the map on the actual postings. You will see it on the bottom now. 

Joe and Henry - thanks for reporting that problem!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

Joe what do you think about making the forum a members only privilege. I know that a non member can not comment on the forum but it was just an idea, maybe it will get more people to sign up just to see whats going on in the forums.....

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

if you want more people to sign up brandon joe could provide each of us with a swimsuit model in a bikini to accompany us fishing and pose with our catches that would probably settle the debate over multiple posts too who wouldnt want to see 30 shad being held by a swimsuit model lol

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

That would certainly attract more interest!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

i'd fish full time

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

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