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New Forum, What do you think?

asked 2013-01-22 06:32:18 +0800

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updated 2013-03-27 08:43:43 +0800

jimyeh gravatar image jimyeh
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Hey everyone,

Welcome to the new forum system (based on AskBot), we introduced the new forum to make it easier for everyone to find the correct answer and to foster even more community interaction between our users.

This thread is available so you, our users, can give us your opinion on the new forum. Your feedback is very important to us so please do not be afraid to post here!

If you have any issues on the forum please refer to our help section.

Enjoy!

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answered 2013-01-22 09:55:33 +0800

terrytornado gravatar image terrytornado flag of Germany
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Helping others costs much of time. For me as a 'helper' the old forum have big advantages: I have SEEN AT A GLANCE new 'unread threads by the red color' where i can go in and read them. This i have done a few times a day. The new forum works not in that helper friendly way.

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answered 2013-01-22 10:15:42 +0800

Neus gravatar image Neus
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updated 2013-01-22 10:19:29 +0800

I think you have done a good job with user profiles. Now it's easier to find self posts and I think it is great to be able to follow other users. One feature that I think it is very useful and I hoped to find it in this new forum are the private messages between users. Could you think about implementing it?

Great job!

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answered 2013-01-22 10:38:04 +0800

tmillsclare gravatar image tmillsclare
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Hey Neus, thanks for your comment, indeed, as it is based on askbot it is not part of the standard suite. However, our team has done heavy customization to it so I will take down your feedback and present to them!

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answered 2013-01-22 10:39:51 +0800

tmillsclare gravatar image tmillsclare
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Hey terry, how about the unanswered? Does that not totally fulfil what you need?

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answered 2013-01-22 10:56:50 +0800

terrytornado gravatar image terrytornado flag of Germany
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updated 2013-01-22 10:58:31 +0800

Hi Timothy, that's not the same. I need a 'quick' visual overview what is new posted since my last visite. So i can 'quick' go through these threads.

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answered 2013-01-22 11:18:05 +0800

tmillsclare gravatar image tmillsclare
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I see, I will note it down and then present it to the forum team in the meeting then! Thanks!

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answered 2013-01-22 18:43:31 +0800

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updated 2013-01-22 18:43:31 +0800

Bobzk gravatar image Bobzk
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"if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

I don't like the new one.

One annoying thing (of many) that hits you straight away - thread titles are too large (font). Now opening the forum shows 5 or 6 threads only. Previous showed 20 or 30 to a page.

But, it's your site, do it as you like, just maybe I won't answer quite as often.

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answered 2013-01-22 20:45:10 +0800

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updated 2013-01-22 20:45:10 +0800

zippy gravatar image zippy
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I don´t like the new one. Remembers me the change of default theme (:why)

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answered 2013-01-22 20:51:36 +0800

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updated 2013-01-22 20:51:36 +0800

windeyu gravatar image windeyu flag of United States
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I welcome the efforts to make the forum better. After using it, I'd like to see an adjustment. Mainly, when I browse, I like to view the thread titles quickly and clearly. Two issues that block my desire. 1. The information for votes/answers/views/tags is secondary for me comparing to titles. They take away too much viewing real estate from the thread titles. Adjusting the font size and css styles should help. 2. Widening the browser doesn't help me view thread titles better. Titles that are too long and wrap to second line stay that way no matter how wide the browser is.

Thank you.

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answered 2013-01-23 02:12:00 +0800

tmillsclare gravatar image tmillsclare
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Hey Bob, good to hear from you again, hope you are doing well! I will ask the forum team to look into reducing the font size to a more acceptable level in our feedback meeting. All of the feedback is being gathered.

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