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Offline F0LLETT

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2018, 11:14:27 AM »
Is that better.
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Offline slimf

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2018, 02:27:10 PM »
The new forum is all but useless from mobile.

First, no mobile optimization.
Second, the home page is a mess - similar colours and sizes for headings vs text makes browsing through new topics impossible. If it says like this I’m out.

Why you would’t have picked a really decent forum system like ipboard is beyond me. It’s got a really great mobile comparability and it’s out of box theme is light years ahead of this new forum.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 02:28:41 PM by slimf »
 

Offline gary2000

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2018, 02:37:07 PM »
"any chance the title thread can be bigger or bolder...right now I don't care for the line beneath the title with thread starter , time etc. it makes the front page way to cluttered and busy'

I agree. Also, expand recent Forum topics to include more entries.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 02:40:32 PM by gary2000 »
 

Offline ronniebeck

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2018, 02:45:01 PM »
Is that better.

Is what better?  Who are you talking to?  What did you fix exactly?

It looks the same like it did yesterday.  It looks the same like it did 1 year ago.  An unmitigated mess.

There needs to be some logical or intuitive structure to aid navigation.  Also, don't just react randomly to a comment.  Better would be that you collected the various feedback from people here and then formulate an approach for enhancing the website.  Those changes need to be consistent with a strategy or design goal.  Making sporadic changes from vague off-hand comments is just going to waste your time and will for sure please nobody.

And for the love of the Amiga..........test this on a mobile device.
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2018, 07:01:45 PM »
"any chance the title thread can be bigger or bolder...right now I don't care for the line beneath the title with thread starter , time etc. it makes the front page way to cluttered and busy'

I agree. Also, expand recent Forum topics to include more entries.
ah yes good point :)
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Offline giZmo350

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2018, 02:42:37 AM »
To be fair, EAB's layout (for example) is even worse, which is why I always preferred this site.  I go to "eab.abime.net" and I see links and links and links.  "Amiga scene", "Retrogaming", "Nostalgia", "support.whatever.whatever".  "Request.whatever.whatever".  No "main section" showing the most recent posts.  I don't care about a bunch of sub-forums that may not have been posted in for months.  Main website should open to a simple "at a glance" list of the most recently updated threads.  Just IMHO.  :)

Mike, over at EAB, just click "Today's Posts" logged in or not. That would be ideal if AO were laid out like that.
They show, Thread/Thread Starter, Last Post, Replies, Views & Forum. Plus, when logged in at EAB, all the logged in users are right up at top. However, on AO, it's nice to see who's logged in even when I'm not.

OK, also to be fair... AO "Recent Forum Topics" have the same exact info that EAB does. Maybe that changed (doubt it) since I quoted myself, maybe not. TBH, I didn't compare the two side x side.  ::) Anyhoo, that's all a guy needs so, that works 4 me.  :)

I was checking the look and layout options to see if I could display more than 6 recent threads but, I didn't notice anything. Would be nice to see maybe 10 to 15/20 recent threads.

Here's a thought... maybe have a java script activation box, on the left side, in the header of recent topics. Click it and an overlay box pops up with radio buttons that's let's the user choose anywhere from 10/20/30 more threads, to... week, month, year, and to infinity & beyond!  ;D Hit OK/Enter and the page reloads with the user's choices.

I actuall hate JS but in this case that would work as long as it wasn't activated by hovering. And yes, I know, that won't work with iBrowse............ yet!  8)

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Offline F1Lupo

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2018, 10:42:12 PM »
@ FOLLETany update on what changes will be made to de-clutter the main screen....of course when time permits

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Offline Niding

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2018, 09:49:28 AM »
I havent tested this on mobile phone, but on my computer it looks fine. (Wintel, havent tested with Amiga browsers).
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2018, 03:09:11 PM »
@ FOLLET
any update on what changes will be made to de-clutter the main screen....of course when time permits
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Offline F0LLETT

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2018, 09:42:59 AM »
@ FOLLET
any update on what changes will be made to de-clutter the main screen....of course when time permits

When I get some time, I will sit down and work on it some more. I have already made alot of changes people have asked for. As usual, Im met with people complaining they want it changed back.

I think people are going to have accept change and stop complaining about little things that have no bearing on forum usage. Having someone say the forum is completely useless now is completely crazy.

One thing I have noticed, no matter how much free time you give up, 90% of Amigans will complain instead of saying thanks and getting on with it. I thought working on an Emulator for almost 6-8 hours a day, for the last 10 years was bad. Ive had more grief over this forum change than I ever did while working on PSPUAE, and its only been a few months.

Before anyone starts. These are my own personal views and nothing to do with A-EON / Amigakit.
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2018, 03:16:23 PM »
thanks for the update :) I don't know about the other changes that were made that people have asked for and yes some people complain about anything and everything but I'm just following up on the  original post No1 which has yet to be addressed.
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2018, 05:46:23 PM »

I think people are going to have accept change and stop complaining about little things that have no bearing on forum usage. Having someone say the forum is completely useless now is completely crazy.

Change is hard.  Russian proverb I heard a long time ago: "New is first enemy of old".  ;)

That being said, you haven't replied to either of my questions about attaching pictures to forum posts.  Is that feature gone for good?  Seems it would make it a lot easier to communicate exactly what the issue is, if we could just post a picture highlighting what's wrong with such-and-such a thing.  ;)
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Offline motrucker

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2018, 07:07:03 PM »
I am so happy to have this site back, I can put up with almost anything. This only thing I would really like to see return, is the ability to add graphics to a post that works.


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Offline slimf

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2018, 10:31:13 PM »
I’d post a screen shot of the unusable site from my iPhone, but there is no way to attach an image to a post!
 

Offline giZmo350

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2018, 10:50:14 PM »
OH, The Irony!  ::)

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