01-18-2013 09:03 AM
01-18-2013 04:11 PM
Lee Knight wrote:
I gotta say, seeing this forum listed under the GEAR FORUMS is a shame. But I think that will suit a lot of folks better.
Actually, ALL the forums are listed under "gear forums" for whatever reason. This one is still subheaded under "live performance" as it was before.
But, if it makes you feel better, I'm sure you can ask the powers-that-be to drop the word "gear" from the title. It WOULD be more accurately titled as simply "FORUMS".
02-01-2013 08:27 AM
After visiting daily since the change, trying to get used to it, and trying to like it, I find that I like the old format better. Things were easier to find, not that they are that difficult now, but less direct. I liked the way it looked better before, but that's personal taste.
On the other hand, I like the fact that when I click something, it happens instead of just staring at me for a few minutes first.
But this is it, so this is what I'll use.
02-01-2013 11:47 AM
02-01-2013 11:57 AM
Notes, I hear you about hard to find. I don't why, but it seems to take me at least 5 minutes to find a link to BWTB.
Maybe they could just put a list of forums on the front page? It's not like there are reviews or anything anymore on this site. Or if there are, I can't find them.
Too bad they haven't incorporated a "default forum" option that we could specify in our profile preferences (i.e., put me into the forum I've specified when I log on - or at least have it appear as a link directly on my home page - rathern than forcing me to go thru 2-3 layers of menus to get there...)
Other than that though ... I'm getting acclimated to the new format. It's different - but it works - and that's what's truly important to me!
02-01-2013 12:11 PM
02-01-2013 09:12 PM
02-02-2013 07:54 AM
A lot of things are better/easier with this forum. Other stuff is worse. Most of the stuff that is missing, I'm learning to do without.
If I were on the design end of things, I'd be less concerned about making it as much like the old forum as possible for the old timers as I would be concerned about what the experience is like for newcomers. The oldtimers are either going to adjust, or will be SO tied to the old format that nothing would please them anyway.
They still need to fix some of the front page stuff. You really should be able to see the name of each forum and the latest topic being discussed on the front page. That should be Forum 101. Few new people are ever going to make it over to BWTB because it's buried under so many sub-forums.
Most of the other stuff that bugs me about it are kinda nitpicky and I'll probably get over. I think it's weird that it tells you how many people have viewed each thread, but doesn't tell you how many replies there have been, for example. I like knowing how "hot" a topic is.
02-03-2013 08:26 AM
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