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Old 05-30-2013, 10:34 PM   #16
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Opps just found another. On the old page you had the ability to get to the main forum page to see all the categories by clicking on the particular folder you wanted on the heading link.

On the new page it looks like you have to go back to the main page and click the visit forums to get to the main forum page.

This section is now one box with a hot link back to the main page. you cannot click the individual links and get to that particular section or to the main forum page.

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I think we could click the DIY Chatroom header folder and see them all. Now you have to click that to get back to the main page and click the visit forums to get the complete forum listing. It has added extra clugy steps.

Hope that makes sense if not let me know and I shall make another crappy picture.

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #17
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Opps just found another. On the old page you had the ability to get to the main forum page to see all the categories by clicking on the particular folder you wanted on the heading link.

On the new page it looks like you have to go back to the main page and click the visit forums to get to the main forum page.

This section is now one box with a hot link back to the main page. you cannot click the individual links and get to that particular section or to the main forum page.

DIY Chatroom - DIY Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General Discussion > New look for the community!


I think we could click the DIY Chatroom header folder and see them all. Now you have to click that to get back to the main page and click the visit forums to get the complete forum listing. It has added extra clugy steps.

Hope that makes sense if not let me know and I shall make another crappy picture.
This is the breadcrumbs I mentioned- they're what I use to get around the site
It should not go back to the home page though, should go to the main forum page
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:51 PM   #18
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Definitely not an improvement and just requires more time wasted with more keystrokes. It makes you want to use other forums more that provide the same service.

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what other sites provide the same genuine service or have the same respect for one another across the trades as this one?

The new front page caught me off guard just now, but it does look good. And it was easy to find the forum BUT once on the forum and click on "home" it takes you to that new first page and you have to hit "forum" again. That's not what I expected.
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I get a bunch of Ads on the Right ... lots of horizontal scroll required to read a thread. Is it me, or is this part of the redesign?
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I've been on forums with front page portals (or whatever they're called) before. It's not that big of a deal.

The one thing that is slightly annoying to me is that when I am in a thread, and want to get back to the forum index page, I click the forum logo at the top of the screen. That, or the link to the index. (see attachment).

Now, when we click the forum logo, it takes us back to the portal page. The forum logo should take you to the forum index page, and there should be a separate button (called Home) to take you back to the portal home page if you choose to do so.

Both of the items circled in my attachment should link to
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Other than that, I have no complaints.
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I've always used the forum jump box at the bottom of a thread to return by just clicking the go button. Plus you can navigate elsewhere from there too by using the arrow to bring up a list.
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I've always used the forum jump box at the bottom of a thread to return by just clicking the go button. Plus you can navigate elsewhere from there too by using the arrow to bring up a list.
Click this. It doesn't take you to the forum index page like it should. It takes you to the home page.


So. How do I get back to the Forum Index Page? When I have nothing to post, I like to browse and read through most of the forums from the Index page.
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I am accessing it with Firefox. I find I seem to get to different front end GUI to the site every time I log in but can get to this old format eventually.

My cursor and mouse now act quirky within the process of writing and editing posts.

I will reserve judgement on the change in look since I don't seem to land on that screen often.
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Click this. It doesn't take you to the forum index page like it should. It takes you to the home page.


So. How do I get back to the Forum Index Page? When I have nothing to post, I like to browse and read through most of the forums from the Index page.
I never could get back to the index page before. The drop down list however has all the catagories.....except the index page.

If everything was easy we'd get bored.
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Just looked....The Home Improvement selection takes me to what I figured was the index page. Is that it?
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Just looked....The Home Improvement selection takes me to what I figured was the index page. Is that it?
Nope. Not completely.
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While I may appreciate the new home page from an artistic sense (pretty pictures of pretty subjects are always nice), I find it a step backwards as far as ability to navigate in and around the forums.

Perhaps, over time, I will get used to the new organization, but for now, give me the old version.
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Look, we can bleat all we want to about these "new" changes but even if we were 100% for returning to what we had before, it won't happen. Ad revenue trumps participant compaints all the time...

So, don't offer 'free improvement' advice here either. Waste of time.
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