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New Site Format - Beta

Posted: 08/16/2014 6:04 AM

New Site Format - Beta 


Note some "shortcomings" in the new format from my view:

1. The "time of day" linked to the post is absent .... why is that an issue ... when I long on and go to the forms list cannot quickly tell whether the last post on any forum is necessarily a new post reply since I last logged on ... requiring me to navigate into the topic ... unnecessary navigation;

2. When entering the topic with a long number of pages you don't get to the last page (the last page is not listed as a click option on the topics page) requring addtional navigation once entered the topic;

3. As with the other format ... don't understand why the most recent post is not first post (as opposed to the last) ... basically run the topic posts from last post first and first post last ... makes navigation cleaner with quick access to the posting streams.

4. The "SAN DIEGO > FORUMS > FRIAR FANATICS" navigation bar needs to be both at the top of the page and on the bottom (as it was before) ... again streamlines the navigation process.

Knowing me I will have more issues once I start fully using the site ... but for now this is the opening volley. Note that I have a real bias towards making navigation the simplest quickest to get from point A to point B ... eliminating the unnecessary steps when they can be.

May not have any influence on the site developers but if you could pass this on it might help.

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Posted: 08/16/2014 6:13 AM

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Add that on some of the topics not able to "reply" or "quote" ... but for some reason (maybe because it is mine or "new") I can.

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Posted: 08/16/2014 9:51 AM

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You can change your profile to list posts from "new to old" or "old to new".
Once you log in it will then list them how you choose.





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Posted: 08/16/2014 10:25 AM

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MrPadre19 wrote: You can change your profile to list posts from "new to old" or "old to new".
Once you log in it will then list them how you choose.
Thanks … somehow didn't see that option before.
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Posted: 08/16/2014 10:32 AM

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FENN68 wrote:
MrPadre19 wrote: You can change your profile to list posts from "new to old" or "old to new".
Once you log in it will then list them how you choose.
Thanks … somehow didn't see that option before.
Next question … if I go "new to old" that works if I am on one page topic but if I am in a multi-page topic it opens to the last page while the new post is on the first page. Didn't see an option that would open to page 1 of a topic with the new post first.
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Posted: 08/16/2014 12:32 PM

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I have had no issues with time of last post being being shown, even when not logged in, and getting to the last page of the topic. I don't now how it shows on your computer/browser, but on my it is like this


Topic
1,2,3....45 (or whatever the last page is.

Maybe it might have something to do with your OS or browser. I am using Windows 7 and IE 10.

What are you using?



 
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Posted: 08/16/2014 1:36 PM

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Am I clueless? Is this new format only available to a few? Or is it staring me in the face and I just don't see it?
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Posted: 08/16/2014 6:35 PM

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LevelAgain wrote: Am I clueless? Is this new format only available to a few? Or is it staring me in the face and I just don't see it?
I found it under "forums" Beta listed just before the current forums.  I got the logic on the current format once I figured out "newest to oldest" and click on the topic line as opposed to the "page" number.

Beta is a work in progress so not sure all the features are activated … hopefully that is the issue.
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Posted: 08/16/2014 6:58 PM

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I don't see Beta anywhere.
Is it not available on Tablets?





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Posted: 08/17/2014 12:14 AM

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I don't see the beta forums anywhere either... are they not active?
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Posted: 08/25/2014 9:34 AM

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OK, what is this new Beta forum?
I am computer illiterate and need someone explain to me what the difference is in these 2 formats.
Thanks
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Posted: 08/25/2014 9:47 AM

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Basically they are "testing" a new format live ... clearly a new "look" but these things are a work in progress so if they are modifying some functionality there are often some "bugs" that need to be worked out like ability to "reply" or "quote" or "spell check" sometimes are not up and running when the beta version is first released ... once the "bug" is identified it is usaually corrected. Sort of why the "beta" and the regular site co-exist for a period of time before the cut over. Sometimes the "beta" version is so flawed that it gets just recalled ... pending the designers / programmers reworking it at a more basic level.

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Posted: 08/25/2014 9:53 AM

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So it's like the pre-season for a lot of teams. Once the regular season starts we will see if the "new Beta" version is working.
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Posted: 08/25/2014 2:55 PM

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For whatever reason I still don't see it listed on my computer. I can, however, access the beta forums from my phone or a tablet. The one time I posted, the formatting came out all funky.
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