I don't like it.
It's giving me a headache trying to get around on it right now...oh well.
It's giving me a headache, too.
Ha Ha! You found the cure!!
Eliminating multiple ways of doing some things in the original format, would've cut down on screen clutter.
Other than that it was perfect to me.
Now I feel like my eyes are being pried open, while a flashlight is piercing my eyeballs.
I agree. I think we were all surprised by the complete makeover. I know I was just expecting some tweeks, eliminating certain things that weren't necessary, instead everything seems to be changed. Oh well.
Yea, a little drastic lol
Same here...Thanks, Don
Not a fan straight off-tbh it reminds me of another site I'm on.But I suppose we will get used to it.
"reminds me of another site I'm on."
Thanks for your reply.
Yes.And I rarely go there.
And I posted a question I now can't find unless I go posts on my profile!
Well I did find it by hitting just in but it did seem to take a little while to appear
Anthony, one thing that I experienced a couple of times yesterday, was I replied to a post and then went to find a graphic, and then I couldn't find the post. I finally gave up.
I agree with you about the Q&A being hard to find. Before it was so easy, Just In was where I found most of the new questions, and then Opinion and Questions. I have no idea where things are now.
I'm gonna attempt to create a post....wish me luck.
I hate it. Oh well, it was time to move on.
The entire layout sucks. The old one was easy to navigate and use, this one is not. The old one could have used a few tweaks, but was by far the best I have used. This is ugly, it looks like it's designed for little kids.
Don't leave, Bozette...I really enjoy reading your inputs here...
I might have to take some Dramamine to get adjusted to the new format tho.
I appreciate that, azlotto, but this really does suck.
I dunno Rooster, I'm pretty ornery right now. ;)
It sucks. I think I'm done here.
Thanks, that's nice of you to say. I'll stick it out for a bit and see if I can live with it.
The format is wasteful of screen real estate. Posts take up twice the space they used to, so there's half as much content on each page. The percentage of the screen occupied by images is dramatically lower, making it feel claustrophobic. Overall, it's a less pleasant experience than the old format.
The benefit of not having so many cluttered posts all about page is that it helps users digest each post individually. Once digestion is complete, simply scroll down.
I also said, I felt claustrophobic.
We are being descriptive, but if it's description you want, here it is.
1. We can't post gifs and images as we could before.
2. The images, including our avatars, are still way too small.
3. The new site is not as fast or smooth when posting something as the old one was, like you changed the script.
4. The stupid arrows that string us together reminds me of answermug and are annoying as hell. In fact, this new site's design reminds me completely of answermug, and that's not good.
5. Notifications are not coming through. And yes, I checked all of my boxes.
6. Some members can't even pull the site up or the features that it offers.
It was much easier to do GIFs and videos than it is now. I'm not too concerned about the size of the GIFs they were always too small. At first I was notified when there was conversation in the chat room and now I just go there to check it out. It was much easier using the old format to find questions....Just In, Opinions, and questions, now it's hit or miss with me.
Another member created a post today, and he couldn't reply to any of the comments.
I'm trying very hard to like the new format...I'll give it some more time, but at this point in time, not too happy.
But when I brought the size, he agreed that the images were too small, and said he would work on that. LOL! They are smaller than ever.
I don't know why they messed with the original. The original site kind of reminded me of Soda Head, (although, not as elaborate) but this new site reminds me of another one, which virtually no one liked.
I agree, the old format was very much like Sodahead..... I felt at home when I joined here. Hopefully things will work out, Anthony will get the bugs fixed and we'll be more comfortable with it....
I think it needs advertisement. SH had plenty, and so did Amirite. Money coming in will pay for a slicker, faster, and smoother looking site.
Neither here nor there. Gonna take a little getting used to since I've been here for like 6 or 7 years with minimal changes.
I'm also undecided, but I've been a member of websites such as this and most of them have had several facelifts.
Ok I can't find fuck all at the moment but give it a week, a few tweeks (like we've some thumbs up and down now) and I think I'll be happier with this system than the last one.
Whooooooooooooa look at this it's so sharp
Well it's all fancy and sharp looking, everything is compact. If the old amirite was like a living room this one feels like an office.
LMAO!...I like your analogy.
Yes,it's like an office. Cold and unfriendly.
That's why we're here to warm you up buddy
It takes too long to load compared to the old one, but I'm sure I can get used to the layout itself.
"I can get used to the layout itself."...So can I.
Well, I like it.
However, I see many people have problems with the layout and colors, and I hope that that doesn't drive them away.
I would just have a few minor suggestions from my part:
1) I think the use of white in the posts and reply boxes is not very kind on the eyes (at least in my case, when my eyes are tired, excessive white on the screen is bothersome, and I'd guess many other people on here might be facing the same problem). The reply boxes could be a darker color - maybe something like that light tone of blue that's used on the profile box at the top right corner.
2) Also, the replies could be a bit further indented to the right to make the whose-comment-is-this-a-reply-to hierarchy more visually obvious.
3) As another point, the "Chat" page should not immediately open the group chat - I think that that should open on demand.
Other than those details, it looks fine to me!
I agree. Thanks for your reply.
It's not easy to navigate, but in time I hope we'll be able to figure things out.
I agree...Posting vids and pictures is less effortless.
I said "less effortless"..I'm now thinking, WHAT!?.
Yes, videos and pictures are simple to post here now.
You're reviving a stale website...Thanks.
It might help if the designers made a post explaining the changes, why the changes were made, and how to navigate around the "new" site. It;s like changing the operating system from Windows to Linux. People generally don't like stumbling around without direction.
That's a good point. It's like getting anew cell phone for me. I have to screw around for a good while before I feel comfortable again.
This is pretty helpful:
Thanks Piper, it does.
It's pretty good. I just have to get used to it.
No, it reminds me of answermug.
Yup, but the owners of this site aren't religious or politically biased.
Well,I have been to settings and selected a background colour I like.A little easier on the eyes.Reluctant to reduce the brightness using my iPad settings because it will mess everything else up!
I do but the only issue is, the site is bulkier and it loads slower.. overall, the design and layout is a big improvement. but sadly, its a bloated site -_-
Strange-it's all working faster for me.
Yeah, I'm getting the hang of it.
I am confused as hell every time I visit. A map at the visitors center would have been nice
Welcome that's what I am here for...that and the free refreshments that I can't seem to find
Lol...I would avoid the refreshments.
I know...it would cause another hour at the gym and I can't move now
I don't know...Maybe a software conflict.