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Offline RatherBRiding

Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« on: March 08, 2024, 11:37:40 am »
I have been unable to access Companions Wanted since ACA's computer system upgrade.  Has anyone else been able to find it?

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2024, 11:56:13 am »
I can't find it either and it would be nice to see if they could add it back in.  I also can not find a simple link to the Forums.  It should be listed under ACA home page under either the "Follow" or "Belong" header tabs.  I really dislike website "upgrades" because I rarely see upgrades/enhancements/improvements.

You can always try CrazyGuyonaBike.com as you can list a free classified ad for companions wanted. 

Tailwinds, John

Offline Noosa_nomad

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2024, 03:37:07 am »
Shame. there was a Swiss rider looking for companions to ride NOBO on the GDMBR starting June 1. I’m interested if they happen to read this.

Offline Pearson100

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2024, 07:20:34 pm »
ACA must still be working on the web site update. The "Experience" sections (ie Guided Tours) are a mess. Main page used to list all of the tours for the season. Right now, none are. Individual sections (Inn to Inn, Fully Supported, etc) are inconsistent-some list the tours, others do not. Also, for each tour, there is no route map and the tour leaders are no longer listed.

Offline Noosa_nomad

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2024, 08:12:23 pm »
Thanks . I will keep an eye out until I have to finally decide my route direction.

Offline odetta

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2024, 02:09:35 am »
I haven't been able to access Companions Wanted since ACA's computer upgrade. Wondering if anyone else has had luck finding it post-upgrade.





Offline Noosa_nomad

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2024, 03:10:09 am »
I’ve given up waiting and decided to head SOBO from Whitefish in late June. Hopefully I can find the odd companion or two especially for the New Mexico leg.🤞

Offline aggie

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2024, 11:25:27 am »
For members the ACA website "upgrade" has been an unmitigated disaster.  It obviously didn't go through beta testing to fix any bugs before it was launched.  Not only does the Companions Wanted not work but members accounts did not transfer all information.  If you have purchased GPX files it is likely only a few of them transferred to your "new" account.  If you need and update you have to call/contact ACA to have them send you a new link to access what was supposed to already be in your account.  Have you tried to look at old magazines or newsletters?    If you are like me it asks you to join even though you are a member and signed in.  As far as I can tell little information from "old" accounts transferred to the 'New" account.  It has been nearly a month since the "upgrade" and there has been almost no information from ACA on when the problems will be fixed. 

Offline Pearson100

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2024, 07:50:03 pm »
Yes, it seems to be taking ACA awhile to fix their website. Speaking again about the Experiences section, the route maps are back in for each guided tour, but on the main Guided Tours page, the list of 2024 tours grouped by month is still not there. This doesn't seem like it should be a difficult item to fix.

Offline Pearson100

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2024, 06:10:47 am »
Over two months since "upgrade", it seems like ACA still has not fixed many of the problems associated with the website update. For example, previous orders including GPX purchases have not carried over. Has anybody contacted ACA directly about this to get a timeframe for fixes?

Offline Noosa_nomad

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2024, 06:36:45 am »
I’ll email them and let you know

  UPDATE: 2 days and no response.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2024, 01:25:38 am by Noosa_nomad »

Offline adrian99

Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2024, 05:22:34 pm »
I would like them to bring back the online Companions Wanted forum too.  Is it an option to create a new Board on this forum?? That seems like it would be the easiest thing for them to do.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Is "Companions Wanted" no longer available?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2024, 09:45:27 pm »
I created a "work around" for a Companions Wanted section. 

See: https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=18072.msg96980#msg96980