We've recently tried on a new look for our local pages (state/county/city), and to much of our chagrin it has been received by some in our community with a thumbs down. I'd like to let our community know that we are reading every post written on our network about this change, and following the comment stream intently.
Our members needs are our #1 priority. Every change we make is always done with the goal to bring value to our community. In this instance our primary goal was to increase relevancy to these pages and add valuable information to consumers landing on these pages. We also needed to make these changes to prepare the foundation for some exciting changes coming to ActiveRain in the near future.
However with that said, we hear you all loud and clear and now understand that having a points based directory by state is very important!
For everyone who is trying to catch up on this debate, I've included an image of the state page before the change, and after. Please let me know in the comments below which you prefer and why.