New forum sucks!

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    • #51886
      AvatarHarlin
      Participant

      I dont know if any others are experiencing this but the new forum layout absolutely sucks.

      Its very hard to navigate and unintuitive. Some may love it, I dont.

       

      Thanks,Harry

    • #204820
      AvatarDan
      Participant

      This forum used to be #1 on my list, but now last, if visited at all – much more, easily scanned info elsewhere.

    • #204821
      Mike WilhelmMike Wilhelm
      Keymaster

      The forums are not where we want them to be. Currently our team is working on a re-designed forum interface that should be rolling out soon.

       

      Out of curiosity, what are some of the other forums you look to as having good layouts?

    • #204825
      AvatarJackWolcott
      Participant

      Mike, I think the cleanest, most easily accessible and functional forum layouts are to be found in the Sony Vegas/Movie Studio forums. Forums such as those hosted by Creative Cow strike me as very cluttered and difficult to navigate.

       

      Actually, I never found anything to gripe about with the former Videomaker forum structure. Worked for me for several years.

       

       

    • #204826
      Avatardagunner
      Participant

      It was not broke and was not spammed. Fire those whom sold you all on this "new"  forum.

      Wait! Was it a Democratic plot?!?!  

    • #204827
      Mike WilhelmMike Wilhelm
      Keymaster

      Jack- Are these the forums you're refering to?

      http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/forums/ShowTopics.asp?ForumID=4

    • #204835
      AvatarDan
      Participant

      Yes, keep it simple, like the forum linked above…quick scan for needed information. The software for this is a no-brainer which any web developer should be able to set up in a matter of minutes.

    • #204837
      AvatarMediaFish
      Participant

      Extremely disappointed with the new layout, very uninutative, and just plain lame.  Bring back the old or get something else – this just doesn't cut it.

    • #204838
      AvatarMediaFish
      Participant

      Also, I just noticed that my icon avatar I was using (our logo) is gone and now there is just an outline of a person.  And, you want me to pay again next time for this?   Hmmmmm….not sure that is going to happen – perception is everything.  What happen to the Spell checker?  Normally, what existed in a prior release becomes a baseline – what happen here?

    • #204842

      I liked the old forum.  No complaints about it.

    • #204844
      Avatarikswotug
      Participant

      i liked the old version aswell…if you do have to change it the format that Ford Truck Enthusiats uses seems to be fairly standard with many other forums online…

      http://www.ford-trucks.com/

       

    • #204859
      AvatarMoab Man
      Participant

      I was patient knowing that change is always difficult to accept, but I'm really not even looking in on the forum anymore because its just not very well conceived.

    • #204861
      AvatarWoody
      Participant

      Some things I like about the new forum and some things that I'm sure will get worked out when time permits. It is different and in some ways I like that. I still find it easy to use and the spam seems to be getting less and less. So, I'm still one of the hopeful ones I guess.

    • #204872
      AvatarLuke
      Participant

      I'm usually look on the positive side of things, but man this forum is a thumbs down.

       

      Make sure you add the ablitiy to give someone a 'thanks'.

      Can be able to find my old post.

    • #204903
      AvatarCville
      Participant

      Things have gotten a lot better. Spam seems to be under control. 

       

      This forum has always been one of the best forums to be a part of.  Always good advice. Even when we ask what appears to be a dumb question.  πŸ™‚

    • #204909
      AvatarRob
      Participant

      What is the difference between the "Active Topics" and "Recent Topics" links at the top of the forum? I have noticed a couple changes over the weekend, but I don't understand why those two links remain. What purpose does one serve over the other??

       
    • #204911
      AvatarAndy
      Participant

      Recent topics are sorted by the date the topic was started. Active topics are sorted by the date the last comment was made.

       

      BTW, I'm fixing these two pages this morning. They don't appear to be sorting as expected.

    • #204913
      AvatarRob
      Participant

      I see, I see. That explains my confusion. Neither of those two links appeared to sort properly or update in real time.

       

      Perhaps a "Sort By:" drop-down menu would be a better way to present those options for viewing threads. Just my two cents…. Do what you like. 

       
    • #204919
      AvatarEarlC
      Member

      I AM appreciating your efforts STAFF! SLAVES πŸ˜‰

    • #204947
      Avatarmichael9
      Member

      And I thought it was just me being change averse … who knew? Frankly I can't remember why I didn't like the change much except I do vaguely remember a bit of frustration about finding things. What do others think of the DV Info layout? There's no doubt a baby in the bathwater so my inclination is to let the newness percolate a bit.

    • #205090
      AvatarMediaFish
      Participant

      It appears that things are getting better – keep up the good work.

    • #205259

      I appreciate the staff her for their commitment to making this place better.

    • #205291
      Avataraltarvic
      Member

      Hi guys,

       

      Is there a way to subscribe to new forum topics/posts? 

      I prefer RSS subscription, but subscription by email is also good!

    • #205294
      AvatarAndy
      Participant

      Sorry, no RSS subscription yet. However, you can subscribe to email updates for a particular topic. When making a new comment, look for "Notify me when new comments are posted", immediately below the box where you type your comment.

    • #204833
      Avatardagunner
      Participant

      The forum you linked is a proplerly constructed and working forum. that model is used at a lot of various places and the biggest ones are for games like EA Sports. This is the model you should use IMHO. The layout is what we need here. I hope you people get it rite next time.

       

      Thanks. 

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