This format is horrible

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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,451
    P.S. Good Morning everyone! 👋
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,211
    msg wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Sez I have PMs but clicking on the envelope yields the swirling maelstrom of lock-up :(
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    Mark, have you tried clicking on the All Messages link at the bottom of the menu there?

    As it turns out, that does indeed work.
    Thanks!
  • pglbook
    pglbook Posts: 1,997
    I am glad the forum is back but I have to agree that the format/design is much worse.

    This is the second time that Polk shut down the form for maintenance in the approx. 10 years that I have been a member and each time the forum came back worse than before. I wish they would have left it how it was when I first joined. That was the best format to date.

    I applaud Polk for continuing to support the forum but it definitely needs some (a lot) of work to make it user friendly.

    I have to go now before I get "blinded by the light."

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,473
    msg wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    How do you access the site without signing in?
    You mean browse without signing in?

    Wow, that's actually a good question - looks like you can't access the forum without an account.

    Then why do we have 1.2k in guests here right now?
    They have figured it out...
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,473
    edited March 27
    msg wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Sez I have PMs but clicking on the envelope yields the swirling maelstrom of lock-up :(
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    Mark, have you tried clicking on the All Messages link at the bottom of the menu there?

    It's the way I do it but it still doesn't show which pm you have new messages in for me. I've clicked on each one and it still shows I have two new pm's
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,498
    I have to say....this appears a lowest possible cost approach to having a forum. Lame.
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,451
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Then why do we have 1.2k in guests here right now?
    They have figured it out...
    Bots? Web crawlers? 🤷‍♂️
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  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    Honestly I kind of like the new format. Old one was better but this new one I know how to get around without thinking the other one I kinda needed to look at the buttons to know what to click.
    IDGAF as long as we have the forum and it wasn't gone forever.
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  • Hansvelton
    Hansvelton Posts: 73
    How can you access the site, without actually looking at it?
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,257
    edited March 27
    Disable sig's in your profile and it's much easier to read a thread.
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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,361
    Downloaded the "Care your eyes" extension for Chrome and it's a modest improvement...

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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,673
    You goofy bunch of hacks....
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,473
    lightman1 wrote: »
    You goofy bunch of hacks....

    Says the hick from nocalina
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 798
    edited March 27
    agfrost wrote: »
    Downloaded the "Care your eyes" extension for Chrome and it's a modest improvement...

    So far I'm liking the "Super Dark Mode" extension in SlimJet (Chromium (like Chrome)) browser in self-defense for this layout.
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,746
    Before all you had to do is click on the Notifications in the top right to make the notification number go away. Now you have to click on it and select Mark All Read in the lower right. One more step of annoyance.
  • Hansvelton
    Hansvelton Posts: 73
    The font is too small the font is too light, and the background it TOO bright.

  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 744
    I'm guessing this format isn't the finished product. They are probably waiting to see if the internet catches on.
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  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 346
    Holy crap! I thought you were all lost forever!😩 Glad to hear you all again! It is awfully “white” though.....
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,211
    Have "we" lost the ability to mark (all) discussions "read"? I don't see it any place, and I've nosed around a bit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,820
    I don't mind really the fonts and layouts, just the white background and the fact I have to scroll to the bottom to get to the recent discussions link
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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,451
    VR3 wrote: »
    ... I have to scroll to the bottom to get to the recent discussions link
    True, for the mobile version, but not really a big issue IMHO. Not so for the desktop version. 😉
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  • TennMan
    TennMan Posts: 1,145
    edited March 27
    For some reason every time I see this new forum design I want to listen to this:

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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,525
    edited March 27
    TennMan wrote: »
    For some reason every time I see this new forum design I want to listen to this:

    I've had this song on my mind since I logged in earlier today.
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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,562
    On the old, I liked the names of "thread starter"/date and "newest commenter"/date.

    Seems like was some context offered that I don't feel in this new layout.

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,695
    On the old, I liked the names of "thread starter"/date and "newest commenter"/date.
    Seems like was some context offered that I don't feel in this new layout.
    For mobile or desktop/computer?

    I noticed the same thing when I first pulled up the site on mobile the other night. I can't be sure now, but I'm pretty sure the previous iteration did show that information. Definitely leaves out valuable info for better context, I agree. Hopefully they do bring it back for mobile. The mobile presentation definitely needs some work. Desktop/Computer view isn't too bad.
    I disabled signatures.
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,746
    Wasn't this section anchored to the page so it was always there in the top right, when you scroll down the page?

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    "Preview" (when making a comment) doesn't seem to be working for me. It just sends me to the top of the page.
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 888
    I noticed the "Preview" thing yesterday.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,020
    edited March 28
    How are people viewing the forum now without signing in? I guess it has something to do with this "Open ID" where you have to give an open ID url? No idea what that's about.

    PS: Open ID https://openid.net/what-is-openid/

    Still don't know how we have so many currently viewing without any sign on. I tried it and couldn't do it.
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