Half a Month Passes, Brooklyn GOP Website Remains Stymied by Inaction and Poor Design
It’s been weeks since Atlas asked the Brooklyn GOP leadership to upgrade their “new” website, which is clearly lacking a proper design.
335 people in our Atlas Poll have indicted that either the website is fundamentally flawed and needs to be changed or that the old GOP website was a better design. That’s a very damning assessment of the party’s webmasters and their work.
But apparently Chairman Eaton has no problem with the website or is not to be bothered with it. With half a month having passed, there is no movement on the website, except further evidence that the current website form is the intended final product.
For the sake of Republicans in this borough, last week my colleague Dagny Taggart issued the following statement on the website:
Sometimes, CHANGE is a bad thing.
Especially when it’s being brought about by non-reformers.
The new Brooklyn GOP Website has been widely condemned by the readers of Atlas (and not for lack of objectivity, I assure you–it is just that bad).
Not a single person has ranked the new website as being great or without improvement–which is unsurprising, given its dilapidated and embarrassing state.
If Atlas was the impetus for getting this site rebuilt (which, we have heard it was), then allow me to voice the concerns of our Shruggers by saying: if you can’t fix it properly, for the love of all that is good in the world, resurrect the old site!
People are taking notice of this hideous thing they call “BrooklynGOP.com,” and it has to be scaring people.
If our party is to retain any image, please let it be something slightly more dignified. If the people designing the website have hit a snafu, please reach out and ask for help! That monstrosity is hurting our ability as a party to perform outreach. For all the flaws of the old site, at the very least, it was not fundamentally flawed, as this new site is. From its schizophrenic design to its massive, ugly picture of Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton, the website is very challenged and needs hours of work to make it look right.
Nothing has been done to remedy the problems with the site.
A week after Dagny’s piece, if you look at the Atlas Poll results, the reality is undeniable: hundreds of people want this website upgraded.
But apparently the “leadership” is more interested in spending money on a holiday party than fixing the fundamental problems with their most important outreach tool: the Internet.
But, as we all know in this Digital Age, if you do not have a website, you are not relevant.
I guess that speaks volumes about the Brooklyn GOP…
Get it in gear. Now.