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I've literally been looking at this for 15 minutes and just thought: "Wow. What a mess. Why? Why? Why? Seriously, why?".   I really hate to tell, but from a professional (20 years of webdesign experi

...and we're fully in 2020s, with a layout designed for nearsighted babies who have their monitors in portrait configuration for some inexplicable reason. I hate IPS, I have to zoom it out one notch t

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Hopefully if any further changes are made the forum will look much more like it used to. I dislike this one so much it actually stops me coming here much now unfortunately.

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I almost got used to the (updated) new look! Dark mode is my favorite feature. The only thing I still hate is that to get to the last page of a thread I must scroll to the bottom of the first page (((

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Can agree here. New forums started horrible and still got things that should be worked on (like all the sub-forums being all over the place), but in general the forums matured quite well over the past weeks. Just starting to like. Pretty slow sometimes tho, did you check if it's a caching issue maybe?

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I like the look so far, but Tapatalk does not work yet.  Hopefully emojis work with Tapatalk this time.  :)

 

My only problem with the web forum (typing this in Microsoft Edge) is that the auto-saved prompt pops up, covering your first line of text and making it impossible to see what you've typed.  I foresee a lot of blank first lines.

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...and we're fully in 2020s, with a layout designed for nearsighted babies who have their monitors in portrait configuration for some inexplicable reason. I hate IPS, I have to zoom it out one notch to make it look less like crap. If I didn't have functioning eyes, I wouldn't be flying fighter jets! Also, it doesn't support BBCode, and uses slow, crocky Javascript stuff everywhere. Why did forum design have to go to dogs like that? Make it look good on full HD screens, and worry about phones later.

 

The old forum was atrocious, but this is worse. I want the old old forum back. This one is a cluttered, cartoonish mess, the previous one was half-functional, and they were both hideous. At least the comment function and the stupid messenger thing are gone, but it's got those inane "reactions" instead, which are inevitably substituted by some for properly worded replies. Also, no edit button on the lower bar, and even the slightest edit immediately after posting makes the "edited by" text appear, which is useless clutter that doesn't mean anything (before, it only appeared if the edit was made after some time, which made more sense). 

 

Negative comments for negative experience. Just the same that I've had with other forums who moved to this IPS crap. Even in context of what we had before, the best I can say about it is calling it a lateral move, and even that's a stretch.


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I like the look so far, but Tapatalk does not work yet.  Hopefully emojis work with Tapatalk this time.  :)
 
My only problem with the web forum (typing this in Microsoft Edge) is that the auto-saved prompt pops up, covering your first line of text and making it impossible to see what you've typed.  I foresee a lot of blank first lines.


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This new update to the forums is really nice - glad you took that step as previous update was not so great. I like this one very much!

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This is much better! Glad you came to your senses.

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Seems to be working in Tapatalk now. Here’s an emoji test.




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I have a 2K monitor and only can see no more than 4 post at a time (and are 2 lines posts). In my phone, when entering to the main forum I can only see 4 sub forums, 4!!!. before, with the html forum I could se like 20 sub forums per screen. I'm losing a line to have the "105k messages".. who is willing to lose a line in order to have this information? nobody. 

I knew that the old forum was going to change sooner or later, but I expected it to be better, more functional, not way less functional. This is unusable, my mouse wheel won't last more that two days in this style. Now I need a 4K monitor to have the same information I had before on an old 17" monitor. 

And please don't say "We understand that change can be difficult", like if we where old dinosaurs that are afraid to change. We love change, but change for better, not for worst. 

The style is nicer, but if I had to chose, I chose the old one, which was way more functional. 


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12 minutes ago, mikel.132 said:

I have a 2K monitor and only can se no more than 4 post at a time (and are 2 lines posts). In my phone, when entering to the main forum I can only see 4 sub forums, 4!!!. before, with the html forum I could se like 20 sub forums per screen. I'm losing a line to have the "105k messages".. who is willing to lose a line in order to have this information? nobody. 

I knew that the old forum was going to change sooner or later, but I expected it to be better, more functional, not way less functional. This is unusable, my mouse wheel won't last more that two days in this style. Now I need a 4K monitor to have the same information that I had before on an old 17" monitor. 

And pleas don't say "We understand that change can be difficult", like if we where old dinosaurs that are afraid to change. We love change, but change for better, not for worst. 

The style is nicer, but if I had to chose, I chose the old one, which was way more functional. 

Of course you do realize you are talking to a group that got excited about a less functional F14 A model don’t you?  
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PMs and the personal area seem to be much faster than they were with the previous forum upgrade.

 

Also like the skin.

 

So far I'm liking it!

 

My second biggest gripe with the old new forum was that posts from blocked users didn't show any sign of existence, and so I sometimes wondered who or what the heck people were responding to. Curious if this will be fixed with the new forum as well.

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And, most important of all:

 

 

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On a first glance I have to say that I like the new new forum much more than the old new forum! 👍

Also the communication was much better this time around with an announcement in the weekly newsletter!


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8 minutes ago, QuiGon said:

On a first glance I have to say that I like the new new forum much more than the old new forum! 👍

Also the communication was much better this time around with an announcement in the weekly newsletter!

I thoroughly loathe it so far because I can't find a way to manually edit posts without using the visual editing tools. Quoting in particular is just horrendous now, especially if you want to do it in later edits of a post. The old new forums had warts, but being able to properly edit your posts wasn't one of them. Ugh.

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Compared to the last upgrade this is really nice! It feels more modern and quite usable. Of course there's stuff to sort out, but that road is a lot less curvy with this version in place. 👍

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23 minutes ago, Santus said:

Am I the only one who cannot find a way to edit old posts?

 

No, it happens to me too ... I wanted to edit posts that used the old Youtube tag, but there seems to be no way to edit them 😞

 


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Now I can say the forum graphics look nice now, for a while I was wondering what happened....

I don't know about performance yet.... too new

Kudos to the powers that be...

 

also, I have not looked at the forum options, in the last couple of days for the user... so as time goes on we shall see ..

 

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2 hours ago, Santus said:

Am I the only one who cannot find a way to edit old posts?

I can't edit old posts either. This must be fixed.

 

Also, unless I miss something, the "advanced search" options are severely limited. To efficiently look for old bug reports and submit new ones, we have to be able to efficiently search the forums by date, by username, by subforum hierarchy, and or logic of keywords ... etc

 

There needs to be an "unlink" button as well as the "link" button. Now hyperlinked text must be erased and retyped to remove the link.

 


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