1. I was talking to someone about BC at work one lunch time and he went to the front page and lost interest. There is not enough info there to grab someone's attention and without logging in its not so appealing. A. new exciting front page giving an explanation of what book crossing is may attract more passing traffic.
2. Another page that requires an upgrade to attract more business is the page that comes up when someone has found a book for the very first time and has entered the bcid without logging in. I have had feedback from a few friends that it is hard to use and they have given up trying to make a journal. These understand the concept of book crossing because I have had many conversations with them about it but they aren't really into IT and finding out how something works. They need simplicity and something that guides them along as they go. I am convinced they would have become book crossers if they had been able to write a journal or two for me.
3. The slowness and down time. I have become frustrated, at times, this past year with not being able to access. Getting timeouts and even one day it was down for 24 hours! How many finders of books have come to make a journal entry during those times and found it too slow or inaccessible then forgot to come back later? Hopefully the changes made will solve this.
I believe the BC support team do a wonderful job keeping the site up and running and thank them for everything they do for the site and us. The spam seems to be increasing recently but poofff!!! it's not around long ;-)
Sounds to me that we may have some interesting changes afoot and I look forward to testing them out. welcome back :-)