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- November 9, 2007 at 6:22 AM #38129brandon0409Participant
I know this is not the place for this, but… I have been reading and posting on these forums for almost 2 years now.
The old format was easy to look at, easy to navigate around, and there was no investigative journalism needed to fugure out how to use it. To tell you the truth, it took me 1/2 hour to figure out how to post this comment.
I haven’t read these forums since it was changed because I haven’t been able to figure it out. Videomaker may have thought that a new look is better, but this is rediculous. I don’t know who makes these decisions but I think they need to re-evaluate things.
If this continues, I may be heading to another forum. First Videomaker changes their magazine by shortening it by 30 pages because postage is “to expensive” and now they completely butcher the forums to make it only accessible to people whom are graduates of a computer science program. All right, that is all I have to say about that. Brandon0409
A little less eloquent than I would be but the sentiments are mine as well…..
This new software is really pretty poor – Even things like posting are totally un-intuitive. For example, when I am posting a reply (like I am now) and I hit two line feeds, expecting to terminate the current line, add a blank one and start at column 1 of the one afterf that, I instead get two blank lines and when I then hit backspace, the cursor moves to column 2 of the line above – Things like this.
I also miss the old format where I can see individual forums annotating whuch have messages I have not viewed yet. This new all in one is not worth the time to work through it.
I will probably stop coming here to read and post if this software continues to work this way.
Just to add, if you edit to correct a typo or make a point clearer after submitting a post, all the paragraphing is lost and you’ll need to sort that out as well!
I agree that it would have been better to have these things working properly from the outset but I’m sure it’s all fixable if things are pointed out as we notice them.
to tell the truth, the only complaint I have was my profile got deleted and it wouldn’t accept my old “NAME” so call me the guy who used to be: ;0) but now is :0(
I have to agree that it should be either redesigned or made back into the older version. Before, I could easily scroll down and check out new posts easily. As well as quickly find all Categories. Now, it seems to only have the top 5 categories – I can’t find the rest, although they must be there. The hot tags selection on the side only makes the forum look more cluttered and unprofessional. We had a good thing here…let’s stick with it!
I tried creating a new password and the next day that password failed. I had to reset my password and start over.