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Forums door layout change today

By sMoRTy71 ·
We are going to be deploying an enhancement to the Forums door later this afternoon (Eastern time).

We will be tweaking the tabs to read:
Discussions, Questions, PFMC and Browse

(Don't worry, Hot and New *will* still be available for both Discussions and Questions)

We will also have a new layout for displaying the items listed under those tabs. We will add number of posts and last post info.

These changes will apply only to the Forums door at first; however, we will be rolling out the new layout to Hot, New, PFMC, the browse by tag pages and the revamped My Forum Posts page (we're working on that one right now).

I'll post another note when this goes live. Then please let us know what you think.


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Forum door changes are live

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Forums door layout change ...

Let us know what you think.

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by DMambo In reply to Forum door changes are li ...

The Forums front page looks good! I'll be waiting to see that same format on all the other Forum pages.

Nice job!

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Good but you need it on the other forum lists

by neilb@uk In reply to Forums door layout change ...

(soon, please)

I have - until the recent revamp - always followed "live" threads by opening the discussion topics and quickly checking the thread post numbers to get a feel on what was new and what was buzzing. It let me assess all active threads in a few seconds in any topic. I was beginning to think that I'd have to go somewhere else for discussions but the new forum list should dig me out of my TR depression if you roll it out to all sections.

PFMC doesn't work if you've got Colin and other megaposters as contacts!

My Discussions list the posts I have made and doesn't tell me anything that I don't already know!


Getting there...

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So far I like it....

by onbliss In reply to Forums door layout change ...

First impression has been good :-)

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Much better

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Forums door layout change ...

number of posts, I missed that.

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I like it and it's a big improvement Smorty.

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Forums door layout change ...

Now all you have to do is get the monkey off your back by letting us know that it's coming across the entire site. Far too many will want it NOW!And you'll be constantly bombarded with requests to roll it out before you're ready.

You shouldn't have told us what your plans are because you've now made a rod for your own back. :^0


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You were so close to having it right

by jdclyde In reply to Forums door layout change ...

I like when you go to the discussions, you have the three sections, All, Hot, and New. Why would you remove this heading if you go into New or Hot? Many of us go back and fourth between the different sections.

I would bet this will be an easy fix.

The smaller font is MUCH better in the ALL section, but I see you didn't get around to doing the hot and new yet.

On addition that would be NICE is behind where it says "Started by:" and the users name, add the date of the origin.

Off to play around with it to see what else you have done!

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Form vs Function

by deepsand In reply to Forums door layout change ...

IMHO, functional flaws should be addressed prior to changes in form.

In cruising the "Hot" forums, I notice that Discussions that I'd long ago subscribed to have recent activity, but that I've been "un-subscribed," and am therefore no longer receiving e-mail notices of such posts.

I previously pointed out that in posting to Discussions to which I was already "subscribed,' the "Notify me via e-mail when new posts are added to this thread" box, which previously would have been automatically checked, was now unchecked.

I also pointed out that my list of Discussions both "subscribed" to and "posted" to had become vanishingly small.

To me, these issues are of far greater import than changes in appearances.

What gives???

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What's the Number, smorty?

by deepsand In reply to Forums door layout change ...

I've noticed numbers, in parentheses, following an individual's alias in their profile and thier posts.

What is this?

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I stumbled on the apparent answer by accident.

by deepsand In reply to What's the Number, smorty ...

Which, of course, begs the question "Is this artifact, and perhaps others as well, such as may exist, anywhere here explained?"

As for this one, is this count extracted from the old Q&A forum alone?

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