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GeneralDisquiet
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Day 3 - A Suggestion for Improving the Ease of Use of the Forum

OK, It's day 3 and I'm beginning to appreciate the advantages of the new forum.  Overall, I have to sa that I like it a lot.

 

However (there's often a 'however') the information columns to the right of the 'Subject' are counterintuitive and confusing.  I'd like to suggest reorganising them.

 

They would be much more useful and informative (as well as being easier and more logical to read and interpret) if the columns were laid out in the following order:

 

Subject                     Latest Post               New (Replies)           Replies            Author Ratings

 

The reasoning behind this is as follows.  After knowing what the subject is (and thus whether you are interested or could help) and whether the question is answered or not, its then useful to know who last contributed and when, then whether there have been any new replies since you last looked at the thread.  The total number of replies and ratings are very much secondary issues.  To that end, the layout of the old forum threads were much, much better.

 

What do others think?

"To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it."
-- Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1559

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Dorset_Vinney
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Re: Day 3 - A Suggestion for Improving the Ease of Use of the Forum

Agreed. And I still miss that cursor.

Dorset Vinney - I speak up when I'm worried
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Re: Day 3 - A Suggestion for Improving the Ease of Use of the Forum

Could I offer a quick suggestion.

 

Make the 'solved' button clearly visible rather than in the options menu.

Maybe create a little icon asking if your question has been answered.

Some threads are answered but appear not to be. (Thread creator has replied but may not know where it is).

 

 

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AlunH
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Re: Day 3 - A Suggestion for Improving the Ease of Use of the Forum

Yep, sounds good to me.

"Can a leopard change it's shorts?" - T Prattchet
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Re: Day 3 - A Suggestion for Improving the Ease of Use of the Forum

Suggestion.

 

Could the forum be set up whereby twitter has a link rather than displaying recent tweets or whereby the forum user can disable it.

 

I'm finding that its twitter that sloooows down the forum page speed.

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GeneralDisquiet
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Re: Day 3 - A Suggestion for Improving the Ease of Use of the Forum

ANything that speeds up the forum would be a blessing - and to be honest, if we wanted the BT Twitterfeed, we'd be subscribing to it anyway - so a link to its existence is all that is needed.

"To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it."
-- Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1559

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Palli
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Re: Day 3 - A Suggestion for Improving the Ease of Use of the Forum

Can we make the forum quicker to use and cut out all the frills.

The old forum had its problems but upto now I realise how good it was

I am becoming more and more frustrated with this improvement

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