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What should we call this new way to browse Hot Discussions?

By Beth Blakely ·
Here's another new feature for our members to try and critique. We've developed a new way to browse Hot Discussions. Here's the link:

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11189-0.html

That new blue bar at the top of the page allows you to browse Hot Discussions. You may use the Previous and Next buttons, or pull the drop-down menu to choose your next discussion.

Internally, we've been calling this feature "the Hat" because of the way it sits atop the page.

We have two questions for you:

Do you like this method of browsing? (Why? or Why not?)

What would you call this feature? ("The Hat" isn't very self-explanatory, right?)

Please give us honest feedback, as always. We value your opinions!

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I never

by Jaqui In reply to in other words

said it was broken.
I said it doesn't work for me.

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I like it

by M_a_r_k In reply to What should we call this ...

But the Previous and Next buttons aren't necessary because you can see all the discussions in the drop-down box.

As far as lost screen space, why not just stick it in the empty gray area right above the "Welcome|Log Out|..." line without any additional space between the two?

How about adding an option to open or close the bar? Right now there's an option to close it. Once it's closed, it's gone for good. That would also eliminate wasted screen space because the Hot Discussion browser will only be needed once in a while. No need to have it sitting up there not being used.

Just call it "Hot Discussion Browser".

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Good Idea ..

by stargazerr In reply to What should we call this ...

I like it, but as M_a_r_k says, the prev and next buttons arent really necessary ...

I wouldnt really remember what the last discussion was anyway ... or what the next one is, for that matter ..

How about the name The little elf ... naah, I hate that myself ... I am getting carried away by christmas

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Good Idea ..

by stargazerr In reply to What should we call this ...

I like it, but as M_a_r_k says, the prev and next buttons arent really necessary ...

I wouldnt really remember what the last discussion was anyway ... or what the next one is, for that matter ..

How about the name The little elf ... naah, I hate that myself ... I am getting carried away by christmas

]:)

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I have another idea

by M_a_r_k In reply to What should we call this ...

Removing the Previous and Next buttons will give more horizontal space. How about adding a drop-down box for "My Discussions" as well? I know, I know... you give us an inch, and we'll ask for a mile. :)

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Mile??

by stargazerr In reply to I have another idea

I was going to ask for a mountain ...

Can we put the next and previous buttons for navigating between posts there as well??

]:)

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Then I'll restate myself

by M_a_r_k In reply to Mile??

Give us a mole hill and we'll ask for a mountain. I hope the mole hill they're giving us really isn't an ant hill. Have you ever been attacked by a thundering herd of pissed off fire ants?

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Not yet ...

by stargazerr In reply to Then I'll restate myself

But I am keeping my toes crossed ... and fingers too, for good measure ...

]:)

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Why?

by M_a_r_k In reply to Not yet ...

Ants are small. And they like cozy warm places. They can worm their way between crossed fingers and crossed toes.

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Did I mention??

by stargazerr In reply to Why?

That I will also be hanging in the middle of no where, so the miniscule things cannot even think about getting to me ...

]:)

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