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    Wow, it have a slightly different look what you think? ;D I kind of like dark theme.
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    Not a fan so far, not sure if they are still working on the theme.
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      #3
      It's all less functional than before.

      With the old style, you could see everywhere which thread in which subforum was posted in last that you haven't read yet. Now you have always to navigate to at least the thread list to see that. In the forum overview, you see the last posting in that section, but you don't actually see in which sub-forum it was made. That's a bit pointless, imo. I used to skim over all subforums by just looking for the latest posings in thread that I might find interesting. Now I have to navigate in and out of each sub-section ...

      Directly jumping to the last not yet read posting is not available everywhere. I guess, this will be fixed soon...ish. In the News section and here in Customer Support, you only see the name of the last poster in a forum or thread, but you have to hit a 4x4 px icon to go there (instead of just automatically getting there by clicking the thread name link).
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        #4
        Yeah, I feel like I could get used to it, it does seem we've gone back in time a bit with the design.

        Personally, I feel like the older design was a lot more functional. Also looks like the signatures have all disappeared...
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          #5
          Don‘t like new look so far. I am also having trouble with Tapatalk notifications as I still don‘t get any new notifications. Hope this will be solved soon

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            #6
            It's different and will take a little while to get familiar to the new layout, but it's usable.
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              #7
              Its terrible. I thought the dark mode would at least make it usable.

              The forum subcategories take up 4x as much screen space and you have way more to scroll through. A ton of wasted space every post- even a single sentence post takes up a massive amount of screen.

              This is objectively bad.

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                #8
                Yep, harder to keep situational awareness of the different sections and unread themes. Nicer looking, modern, better aesthetics, but a bit less useful for me. Dark theme is nice, but typography is worst there.

                Maybe it's still WIP, I guess.

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                  #9
                  Dates are still in wrong format. In first world countries it's DD-MM-YYYY.
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                    #10
                    It sucks, because exactly this:
                    Originally posted by Flagrum View Post
                    It's all less functional than before.

                    With the old style, you could see everywhere which thread in which subforum was posted in last that you haven't read yet. Now you have always to navigate to at least the thread list to see that. In the forum overview, you see the last posting in that section, but you don't actually see in which sub-forum it was made. That's a bit pointless, imo. I used to skim over all subforums by just looking for the latest posings in thread that I might find interesting. Now I have to navigate in and out of each sub-section ...

                    Directly jumping to the last not yet read posting is not available everywhere. I guess, this will be fixed soon...ish. In the News section and here in Customer Support, you only see the name of the last poster in a forum or thread, but you have to hit a 4x4 px icon to go there (instead of just automatically getting there by clicking the thread name link).
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Flagrum View Post
                      It's all less functional than before.

                      With the old style, you could see everywhere which thread in which subforum was posted in last that you haven't read yet. Now you have always to navigate to at least the thread list to see that. In the forum overview, you see the last posting in that section, but you don't actually see in which sub-forum it was made. That's a bit pointless, imo. I used to skim over all subforums by just looking for the latest posings in thread that I might find interesting. Now I have to navigate in and out of each sub-section ...

                      Directly jumping to the last not yet read posting is not available everywhere. I guess, this will be fixed soon...ish. In the News section and here in Customer Support, you only see the name of the last poster in a forum or thread, but you have to hit a 4x4 px icon to go there (instead of just automatically getting there by clicking the thread name link).
                      +1, the forums job is to present infomation in an easy to view and navigate manner, it does neither and is a massive step backwards
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                        #12
                        really bad

                        also the old forums were iconic, you always knew right away which forum you were looking at
                        this is just generic forum #1208392347
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                          #13
                          It's much better than the old version on my phone, & if you squash your window horizontally to as narrow as it will go, it's fine
                          If you full-screen your browser on a monitor - I preferred the old version.

                          Shame you can't swap between layouts depending on the platform you're using.
                          Cheers.

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                            #14
                            I preferred the old one as well, and the new one lacks contrasts a lot, it's literally hurting in the eyes to read. The only upside is that there is a dark mode which makes it better at that point, but the overall layout still lacks for the reasons given already by others. If the design is being worked on (=customized), it might get better though.

                            Anyone noticed the reputation thing is back in some form? Click image for larger version  Name:	rdlaugh.png Views:	1 Size:	2.4 KB ID:	7112956

                            Oh, and the vertical alignment of smileys (= images) is weird, they're not aligned to the bottomline of the text properly Click image for larger version  Name:	rainbowdashwink.png Views:	1 Size:	1.8 KB ID:	7112957

                            Edit: That's just in the editor frame apparently.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Eldur View Post

                              Anyone noticed the reputation thing is back in some form? Click image for larger version Name:	rdlaugh.png Views:	1 Size:	2.4 KB ID:	7112956
                              It was back and then it went away again, though you can 'like' posts.
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                                #16
                                Well, it's still there on the dark theme, but I don't see the Like anywhere

                                One thing that could be better though: When trying to link images, there's an option called "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" which is ticked by default, everytime. That makes the forum get the image and upload it on their webspace instead of hotlinking them. Might bloat up the thing after a short while. I'd set that to off by default if I could.

                                Another thing that is bothering me is that we can't open up reply tabs to specific posts anymore, somehow the thing is kept in a single tab with middle clicking links not working anymore, probably because it's triggering javascript trash instead of being actual links. Absolutely not great in wholesome conversations when you want to reply to multiple things with a single post. Well, I guess it's the times where everything has to work on a cell phone nowadays. Only real advantage of that is that the letters are big enough for me to read because their sheer size. Still the contrasts, allegiant to the absolutely horrible Metro Design that Microsoft (Google and others alike) force upon us, consisting exclusively of 50 shades of light grey. Kinda funny how one of the big players pushes a new design scheme and literally everyone else is "parroting" that time and again...

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Eldur View Post
                                  Well, it's still there on the dark theme, but I don't see the Like anywhere
                                  You're right, it is there on the Denim and Dark themes, just not the default one, seems odd...

                                  As for like, it's in the bottom right of posts, next to flag and quote.


                                  One thing that's bothering me at the moment, is that multiquote seems to have gone, and trying to quote a post when you already have another present seems to delete your message. It' not too difficult to work around it, just getting the hang of it.
                                  Modules I own: F-14A/B, F/A-18C, Supercarrier, F-16CM, AJS-37, F-5E-3, MiG-21bis, Ka-50, A-10C (+ A-10C II), UH-1H, Mi-8MTV2, P-47D, P-51D, FC3, MiG-15bis, Yak-52, CA, C-101, Hawk
                                  Terrains I own: Syria, The Channel, SoH

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                                    #18
                                    After using it a bit, definitely I lost control and utility with this new forum. I can't pick like before "mark this section read", I can't easily find threads any more, even the ones I wrote, I can't clearly see the "unread threads" any more either in default or dark theme, it's kinda mess. A bit of that is on me, I know, my brain is not what it used to be, but I believe it's less useful now than it was.

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                                      #19
                                      While i have lost a little functionality , i do find that the "search" function now works on my tablet for the first time . My biggest gripe is lack of commmunication regarding the change . I thought it was my ISP , ED server or tablet defaulting to a lower data-usage mode , and wasted time trying to troubleshoot .
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                                        #20
                                        I'll get used to it, I suppose. But one question, is there a Control Panel like before? where only my subscribed forums would show up? When I got to My Subscription, it shows individual messages (it looks like) I'll keep poking around, but was wondering if I'm missing something.
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