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Offline klx300r

main screen looks too cluttered
« on: September 02, 2018, 08:46:07 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
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Offline F0LLETT

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 10:57:22 PM »
Explain.
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 06:36:32 AM »
I agree. Too cluttered. You could eliminate 80% of the lines of text on the home screen, would probably be an improvement.  :'(
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Offline F0LLETT

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 09:07:52 AM »
Ok, I have to disagree. Its a forum, its supposed to have text.
Every forum I have ever been on / used is exactly the same. It has the same amount of text as before, so why is it a problem now?

If your really that bothered, I could just remove recent posts at top. [FOL] waits for next person to say "NO" leave it and I want this and that. Can't really go changing things just because one person decides they do not like something. Where would it end, it wouldn't.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 09:15:44 AM by F0LLETT »
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Offline kolla

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 12:56:48 PM »
Ok, I have to disagree.

No you don't, that is a choice.

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It has the same amount of text as before, so why is it a problem now?

No it doesn't, why are you even suggesting this?

https://web.archive.org/web/20180421221910/http://www.amiga.org/

The problem, as described several times now, is the text like "Started by amigakit on Today at 11:30:22 in Amiga Marketplace" using exact same font as the thread topic itself, making it hard to quickly see what the topics actually are.

And what's the point with bold "Today" everywhere stealing attention?
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Offline F0LLETT

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 02:05:32 PM »
Ok, I have to disagree.

No you don't, that is a choice.


And so it starts.

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It has the same amount of text as before, so why is it a problem now?

No it doesn't, why are you even suggesting this?

https://web.archive.org/web/20180421221910/http://www.amiga.org/

You do realise, you didn't even link to the a forum. You linked to a PORTAL.
Try clicking on forum link and bingo. I think people are having problems, with the fact we are not using a portal.

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The problem, as described several times now, is the text like "Started by amigakit on Today at 11:30:22 in Amiga Marketplace" using exact same font as the thread topic itself, making it hard to quickly see what the topics actually are.

And what's the point with bold "Today" everywhere stealing attention?

Are you being serious. I really do not see what you are talking about.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 02:07:11 PM by F0LLETT »
Quote from: by Hungry Horace
Resolute and Industrious Grand ruler of the yellow people and the Ultimate Amiga Empire
http://amiga.online (Home of SONY PSP Amiga Emulator and AMOS Factory)

Quote from:  He who shall not be named
"Chris is that you!!!"
My all time favorite quote.
 

Offline kolla

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 02:23:51 PM »
The topic here _is_ the "main screen", aka "the portal".

But allright, here is link to forum - the argument remains.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180217174950/http://www.amiga.org:80/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=ec617ead184210fd548e1089eb6060b0&f=17
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 04:56:40 PM »
The topic here _is_ the "main screen", aka "the portal".

But allright, here is link to forum - the argument remains.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180217174950/http://www.amiga.org:80/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=ec617ead184210fd548e1089eb6060b0&f=17

Thanks for posting that screenshot.  Ah, memories.  It sure looked better back then.  @F0LLETT - more text does not necessarily equal better.  Just because "everyone else does it" is not an answer, either.  I used to check amiga.org 15+ times a day and have something like over 6,000 posts.  I like to think at least a few of these posts have been helpful to the community over the years.  The screenshot Kolla posted accurately reflects what I, personally, would want to see.  Succinct and clear, one can see the titles, reply count, last poster, and forum category.  Not a wall of text that I neither care about nor have time to read (and which also looks terrible on mobile devices).

Also, how the @#($& do you attach a picture to a post?  Seems the built-in forum tools for doing that are gone?   :'(
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 04:59:40 PM by Oldsmobile_Mike »
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 07:17:09 PM »
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.  :)
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Offline giZmo350

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 07:38:57 PM »
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.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 08:06:13 PM by gizmo350 »
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Offline number6

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2018, 07:42:06 PM »
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.  :)

You just described Amigaworld.net, no?
Recent post list with a 1 button click to see more (the longer recent list) or a 1 button click to forums to see sub-forums which may not have been posted in for months.
Just sayin'....

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Offline giZmo350

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2018, 09:46:40 PM »
I also noticed when navigating to a thread;
When I'm NOT logged on, the last post is displayed on the bottom of the page.
When I'm logged on, the last post is display at the top of the page.


Never mind, it was a setting in look and layout.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 09:49:52 PM by gizmo350 »
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Offline klx300r

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2018, 09:54:26 PM »
Explain.
hmm to add to what I wrote in my initial posting I would say just have a quick look at amigans.net or amigaworld.net main pages and it will be quite obvious at first glance.
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Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 02:45:39 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.  :)

I have to agree with you. With my eyesight being what it is these days, this isn't easy.

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Offline ronniebeck

Re: main screen looks too cluttered
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2018, 09:22:09 AM »
For me it looks like a server vomited text on the screen and Jackson Pollock formed it into a website.  But then it always looked like that to me.  I guess it is a matter of taste.  Would be nice the starting page wasn't so over crowded.  But I can live with it.   But it could definitely use some re-thinking in terms of presentation.