Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Jamie, 29 Jun 2007.
Reminds me of the SA forums...
So instead of some 30 forums we have 50 confusing tags! Nice!
I think part of the problem is the icons.
Looks aside, some of the categories overlap. Take the new 'art & photography' section, you have 'how to', 'ask a question', 'help' and 'n00b' for example... also, what is the point in the 'photoshop' category, it's such a niche area it just seems a bit silly. My guess is that is only exists as the icon is pretty swish (especially compared to some of them) so you just wanted to make sure it was used
Get adblock plus for Firefox.
Me no like
I'm going to be brutally honest, i don't like it at all. I'm all for change and progression but this has gone backwards so much its almost unbearable...
The tags idea, possibly a good idea but the use of images is a bad thing, having so many is also a bad thing. Having a mix up of all of those tiny little thumbnails on a big list of threads makes it look to busy and very messy. Also, having the elctronics threads in the modding section is a daft idea... What happens if i have a question about how to replace a fuse insisde a piece of equipment, it has nothing to do with modding but it will still be in the main "Modding" thread list if no filters are applied (which by default they arent)
Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to stop coming here, its a nice place with people who really know their stuff, but IMO this was a really bad decision. I read through the first 2 pages of replies and people liked it, so maybe its just me, but i quite honestly think its awful. Sorry
On the other hand, I Really like the "View Post" thing
As for the smileys, could do without the cigarette and a few like hardly ever get used but all in all they are ok.
Well, I didn't like it at first. But I figured that because the team had put in a lot of work on it that I'd give it a shot for a few hours and see whether the improvements outweighed and negatives - and they do. I love the in-page quick post and editing. I'm not sure about the colour scheme yet, I think at night in a darkened room I'd probably prefer the old one, but really I think the best solution would simply be to add the old default one as a secondary option and to keep this one as default. The tags are kinda cool, although time will tell whether they're all that useful. Overall, I think this is a positive move.
I'm getting more used to the navigation, and I like the image tags, the more you browse the forum the more you get used to which tag represents which forum.
I think some forum still need to be split, but all in all the forum looks nice and given a little time I'm sure we will all conform
The ads here are very unintrusive and I often find them quite handy, this is one of the few places I have ever clicked an ad. Not blocking them helps support bit-tech, so what is so wrong with having an ad or two on the page?
Well, I use Opera, which has Adblock built in, but some of us care about Bit-tech, so I never block the ads here because I know that'll be draining money from these guys to free up some unused pixels on my monitor.
I'm not the biggest fan, either. I think there's way too much consolidation, especially in what used to be the 4 general forums. I think that was a bad idea. Then, combining what used to be some of the Bits sections was not the best idea, either. Way too many new threads, way too hard to keep track of.
Nothing, I just didn't turn adblock off for B-T when I first found the site.
But since you have reminded me of it, I probably will as they aren't annoying.
if you're going to keep these tag things, get rid of the hideous graphics and make it something that I can read without staring at it for 15 minutes.
Like the concept, but...
+1 - basically the text needs to be bigger
And how do you unselect a filter? i don't think it's possible
To any of the admins, can we please put this up to a vote? This gives me the same feeling when steam put ads into cs, they didnt ask they just did it, they got complaints about it but they dont do anything about it.
Guys It's better but the deadly thing that the stuff deleted the sections... the Icon thing is better but this is new thing so we not used
like I said more Similes and some action this will be better
Good luck guys
oooo I like it
The little icons are coo
You just took the words out of my mouth, literally.
Not taking any action. +1 for the call on the vote - clearly people aren't liking it and no amount of time is going to change that. There is no give it time, sorry but I tried to get used to it but its just one big forum crammed into like 8 areas (or whatever it is) and it just looks rubbish IMHO.
Deffo call for a vote.
I must say I am getting used too the new layout the tags are also growing on me overall I like it, well done
Great stuff, Good call.
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