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post #1 of 11
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There, I said it.  WTF?  I find it baffling.  I'm a veteran of the psychic wars where forums are concerned, and even so I just don't "get" this one.  It's hard to tell what topics have new posts, and I just can't comprehend on what level this is better than the last version.  BTW, I'm no Flat-Earther Luddite...I'm a semester away from a degree in IT.

For those few nutjobs that look for my posts I'm also at KF, DC & FF.  Just in case I can't adapt to this crappy new forum.

Peace Out,

-P-
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post #2 of 11
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.  I'm a veteran of the psychic wars

And perchance a fan of Blue Oyster Cult?
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post #3 of 11
 Personally I think it looks really good.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post

There, I said it.  WTF?  I find it baffling.  I'm a veteran of the psychic wars where forums are concerned, and even so I just don't "get" this one.  It's hard to tell what topics have new posts, and I just can't comprehend on what level this is better than the last version.  BTW, I'm no Flat-Earther Luddite...I'm a semester away from a degree in IT.
 

Control elements that vanish and appear in different arrangements as the cursor moves across the screen are a classic example of "I can do it, so it must be good," and links that move around the page when the screen is re-sized are an example of "everybody needs to have the same size monitor as me." Variable page widths are great, but the controls need to stay where they're useful.

Terry
post #5 of 11
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And perchance a fan of Blue Oyster Cult?
Good guess!  Awww, I guess I'm just a stick-in-the-mud.  I really loved the old style; it was one of my favorites on the web.  I'm still struggling to make this one do what I want it to do.  I'll just have to keep working on it.
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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post #6 of 11
The development team for the software seems to be getting lots of feedback on various issues. I think things will improve but it takes time to implement the changes, test and roll them out in stable updates.

The site does feel more sterile. And there are some interface changes that didn't add anything for me as a user. As a moderator, this software has much better controls for managing spam and content abuses.

On the plus side, i think it's easier to find content and information. Search actually works now. There have been a number of fairly old threads brought up recently by new posters finding things they wouldn't have found on the old system. It seems like there has been an increase in new membership registrations as well with people finding more of what they want.

I, too, like BOC, one of my top bands.
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post #7 of 11

I'm burning, I'm burning for (Old cheftalk design) BOC reference  I feel like Godzilla has come down and made my "city's on flame now" with "black hole" sorry having BOC fun.

I have expressed my feelings about the new format and received a very thoughtful reply by Nicko.I want the best for this site and I guess as an old CT geezer change is not easy for me. I get used to a comfortable format and it changes. This time drastically.oh well.With that said, I encourage members to post their thoughts and suggestions. Huddler seems to be very open-minded and pro-active to our admins, moderators & members concerns/questions.

Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #8 of 11
 It is really tough guys I am struggling to. We have been living in the same house for 10 years and we have rebuilt the whole thing. I think it is like growing up in a home for years and then moving to a new home. You don't know all the nooks and crannies so you struggle for a long time to feel comfortable. 

I have spoken with another site owner who moved to the huddler platform and many users struggled with the new platform. Later though they said the loved it. You really need to understand our old platform was not growing and there was a lot of information that was disconnected. The new site does make it much easier to located similar threads, products, articles, reviews etc etc. 

If there are specific things we should change please outline them clearly in this thread or another in the features forum. For example it seems that a number of people are having trouble finding out what the new posts are, what threads have new posts etc. I have spoken with the huddler team and that is something we are working on. 

Remember they are listening and they really value our feedback. This is so radically different from our old system where we basically had to hope they would add a feature that we needed.

Thanks for the feedback, keep giving it. And also, be patient there are some great upgrades coming soon to things like the homepage, photo gallery etc.
Thanks,

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Nicko 
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post #9 of 11
I didn't like it at first and couldn't figure out how to reply to a thread.  I finally saw a reply button at the top. Now I see there is one on the bottom corner of the reply above me where before I only saw the Wiki button.  Yay!  That's so much easier to use!  I've been a user of various forums for going on 10 years now and this is one of the more complicated layouts I have seen but I do like the appearance.

 

I think with time, it will be ok.  Change is never easy!

post #10 of 11
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One thing I'm still not digging is that there's no easy, obvious way to see when a thread is really really old.  One thing many forums do is pop up a warning box when you try to reply to something 6 months/12 months/5 years old.  And the different shades/colors denoting which threads are new is still somehow going over my head.
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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post #11 of 11
there's no easy, obvious way to see when a thread is really really old. 

Am I missing something, Phaedrus? Every thread is dated, just as it was with the old platform. F'rinstance, right in the upper left-hand corner of your post it says: 3/14/10 at 4.34 am.

That's exactly the way it was on the old platform.

If you mean on the forum index page itself, it says the date and time (and screenname) of the last poster. So even if it's a really really old thread, it wouldn't be there unless there was renewed interest.

Now then, as we've recently seen, there have been threads revived that were four, six, even ten years old. But they don't appear unless there's been new activity. Again, exactly like the old platform.

Those of us involved directly with the new platform are working hard, along with the Huddler team, to work out real bugs. I just don't see this as an issue.
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