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Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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Apr 17, 2011 7:49 AM

...is this new format difficult to navigate?

  • pjl123 Level 5 Level 5 (5,505 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 7:53 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    Agree.  And i miss seeing the number of views and responses on the list screen.  Progress.

  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 8:13 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    I agree - it's a bit of a pain to navigate.   Just seems rather "clunky" to me.

     

    As well, I like to see a lot of posts so I can scan through the questions quickly. The default is set to 30 -  I change it to 50 and each time I reply and go back or read a post and return to the list it resets to 30. Very annoying. 

     

    I also dislike the email notification default being set to 'on' when replying to a posting.  EDIT: To add to this comment, I keep turning the setting off and it won't remember it.

     

    Message was edited by: dlg_az

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 7:54 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    Use it for the day... You'll get the hang of it.

  • AKC322 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 8:00 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    It seems a little awkward, but I'm going to give it a little time.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,955 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    Wanted to get my two cents on this one ... not only is it a little clunky, it's way more complicated than I need it to be for my taste. What I really love is I find it to be rather "unfriendly" when trying to use the site with my iPad. It's great from my Mac... still way more than I need or want. I tried to edit a post last night and the iPad told me you can't edit from this device... edit from a computer.

     

    It seems odd to me ... an Apple device that doesn't play nice with it's own discussion site. No matter which browser I use on my iPad, I can not bring up the formatting text field. I can type in the text field, I just don't get all the formatting doo-dads.

     

    I may be doing something wrong, but I could not get the keyboard to acknowledge that I was using a text field when I was using iCab last night. It would not accept input.

  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 8:42 AM (in response to dlg_az)

    Just found out why it ignores my turning off the email notifications inside a thread - you have to go into your profile under "Manage my email notifications" and delete the list there, as well. Sheesh.

  • Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 9:14 AM (in response to David M Brewer)

    I'm getting the hang of it--I hope--but it isn't iPad friendly. And I'm a visual person so I like to visually scan the array of topics or posts and I don't like to "filter." I'm spending more time navigating and less time reading.

  • Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 9:19 AM (in response to Demo)

    I just tried to edit my reply to David and confirmed, alas, what I read in your post--that I can't edit my posts from my iPad. :-(

     

    /the jokes just write themselves'd/

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,955 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 9:34 AM (in response to Elizabeth Ingraham)

    Elizabeth Ingraham wrote:

     

    I'm getting the hang of it--I hope--but it isn't iPad friendly. And I'm a visual person so I like to visually scan the array of topics or posts and I don't like to "filter." I'm spending more time navigating and less time reading.

    I agree with you on this and I am now typing on my MacBook so I can edit my many mistakes!!! But I miss the iPad "friendly" version of the old site already!

  • AstroMacMan Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 9:56 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    It's definitely not you!  Or, rather, it's all of us!

     

    I discovered that you can find a list of categories by using "Refine this list", but the list should be visible by default-- as it was in the old system!

     

    Plus, the big search bar above the list is for posting a comment--yet it should be for searching through the list!! 

     

    The automatic pop ups next to an option, showing e.g., latest posts, are distracting and irritating.

     

    And, given what folks are saying about automatic e-mailing of responses (or notifications thereof), that's problematic, too!  I just turned off all my e-mail ones-- didn't see a choice there for daily summaries as there was in the old one!

     

    Nope, a big thumbs down!    

  • Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 10:04 AM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    Thank you for pointing out one of the biggest flaws of the new system--the default action is to post a new topic--not to do a search! There are a some posters who could've retired from their day jobs if they had a dollar for every time they said, "did you do a search of the forums" or "please take a look at this open thread".

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,955 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 10:11 AM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    AstroMacMan wrote:

     

    And, given what folks are saying about automatic e-mailing of responses (or notifications thereof), that's problematic, too!  I just turned off all my e-mail ones-- didn't see a choice there for daily summaries as there was in the old one!

     

    I'm not sure what you mean about the daily summaries but go to Your Stuff>Profile>Manage Email Notifications and you can select the specific notifications you want to delete. Maybe this is what you want to do????

  • AstroMacMan Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to Demo)

    In the old world, you could opt to receive a daily compilation of posts in a given thread rather than EVERY SINGLE ONE!!  For example, instead of  receiving 100 individual messages on a very active thread, you'd receive just one at the end of the day.  Unless I've missed something, that option is missing.

     

    Does that clarify?  It could be there and I've just overlooked it.

     

    A different issue.

     

    Oddly, when I go to my profile to see my recent posts, most are missing!  It has a bunch from the old world, but only one or two from the new!  Weird, eh?

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,165 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:47 PM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    well, very clugy on the iPad, and can't even log in on the windows 7 machine at work, so I'd have to say it it pretty much bites. guess I'll get used to some of it, but not an improvement in my opinion (and i work  with a lot of online discussion forums including in a support role).

     

    i'll have a look on the MPB tonight.

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