Anyone else thin the new lool is worse, information wise that is?
Can only see 5 threads per page and that only shows when it was created not when last comment was. Previously we could see 10+ thresds [er page and actually see when the last comment made in a thread was. Right now I can see threads shown as 1 week ago when ithe last comment was made today. I can't see most recent comment made at x day/time without clicking to view a thread. Which results on me having to click and view threads to find out if there has been any new comments since I last checked.
Oh and Subscribing to threads has never worked for me. Not even in threads I've created so i gave up on that. Is this just me or is this the same behaviour for others? How do you all feel about the STUPID.....sorry, 'SMART' device style HUGE listings that requires more work and time, minimals as that may be, to interact with?
May I ask in what way is the forum unfinished? Which features you need are missing compared to the old forum?
To be clear, it is normal for software and website development to be deployed in phases to meet deadlines.
It was also made clear, tone and manner is the issue, not the criticisms. Being a member of a forum should be like being a member of your community, help and take care of each other. Nobody should walk down the street and tell strangers to go home to change because you dislike their new clothes.
For newcomers, welcome to a community where keyboard warriors will be removed.
Ture I would not tell a stranger to go home because I don't like there clothes. but if I walked into a tech center and they completely changed there floor layout and I could not find the help desk or where anything was. I probably would complain to the customer serive desk after I could find it that I disliked there new layout. 😁
Okay noted , but this entire thread it seems is directed to the forums new change and not to the moderators. You injected yourself when you started attacking the cristism with threats. So let's not do any misdirection here. Rog forums as always been a place that atleast I used as a place to go to for tech help and information and no where was I attacking the community or the moderators. I am going to stop here. I have said what I needed to say about the new forum layout and If you took this as an attack against you I am sorry if it came off that way.
This thread was clearly created as criticism which was permitted instead of being removed. To whom the comments were directed at is open to interpretation, but without intervention it was becoming hostile and false information were being posted. It is understandable some people don't like change, but this forum was not launched 'half-baked' or 'incomplete'. If there is a request, please do so in a civil manner, and without misinforming new visitors.
I think I missed the first part of your post about what feels missing or unfinished. From my perspective it is as follows;
Not knowing which posts are new when you visit a thread as it does not say which are new and it does not take you to the first unread post if it is a thread you have been to before, I have seen nothing in the preferences that allows me to switch this on. I also think this forum also seems to be missing the option to list all threads that have had new posts since your last visit. From what I can make out I need to search individual sections of the forum to see what new posts are there rather than having a single landing page that has all new posts. I thought there was one but it does not seem to capture all new posts from each section. I also don't think it is needed to have the original post of a thread at the beginning of each page of that thread, it creates a lot of extra scrolling not really needed. I also agree about not needing to know when the thread was created in recent posts but rather have when the last post was made. I hope these are things that can be reviewed for better usability.
To begin let me make it clear I was not and am attacking anyone, no Moderators, Admins nor Developers. My comments became rather blunt and definitely could have been worded better. I apologised for that and while no excuse I did point out I’ve been in hospital for some time and that plus a lack of sleep and medications left me rather cranky. Since meds have been reduced, 16 less pills per day and sleeping much better now at home my heads a lot clearer.
That said I’d like to improve this thread to include an easy way to make suggestions for improvements along with describe what things are annoying you. Preferably with headings separating suggestions and complaints, as I’ve down below. I’ve looked over every page and pulled some suggestions and complaints into 1 single place. Don’t think I’ve changed anyone else’s wording for complains but I may have for suggestions to make them clearer, hopefully.
Would have preferred to Edit the thread topic but editing seems to have been revoked/disabled. Had I not seen that MoKiChU could no longer edit I would have thought it was just me from my grumpiness earlier. As I can’t edit, I’ll condense everything into this comment. Will add to Topic in the future if possible…..though would prefer it if topic didn’t display in full on every page, maybe just show title + 1-2 lines on pages 2+, so I may not end up editting topic even if I can.
Quoting suggestions specifically
If forum designed/aimed for mobile users a reply + click speech mark isn't a very intuitive way to quote. On PC we get a tooltip if hovering over the ", after replying, but on mobile you can't hover which means you'd need to click things to learn what they'd do.
Complaints I didn’t want to change
The activity list on the front page just doesn't seem like a good replacement for the old search which gave you a dense list of today's posts. The information density there is quite poor, with lots of blank space and space wasted on showing the text from the first post of each topic. The old vBulletin search and indices crammed in far more information per screen, allowing much faster review of what's changed since the last time you looked.
The overview is completely gone, it feels like a waste of time finding something what was a click away before. Maybe, this is progress for mobile users, it's a major drawback for pc users.
Where are the sticky threads? Harder to find stuff now.