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« on: November 07, 2016, 11:02:55 AM »
As you may have seen, the Honeycomb is gone through some major changes.

We've been discussing now for a long time how to optimize the board's structure.

Now, I attempt it. The restructuring is still in the works, but of course, you can leave your feedback here.


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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 03:55:52 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 04:09:08 PM »
I voiced some concerns back in the staff discussion thread, and my fears have been realized.

It takes one extra click to access each section in the lower sections of the forum.  This is a major annoyance to me.  Also, previously you could easily see which sections had new posts in.  Now, you can't see anything at first sight, it takes more clicks.

Unfortunately, I think this is a step backwards in usability.  I much prefered the old layout :(
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 04:12:17 PM »
You may be right about that, but as I said: I had to see it first. But let's hear other opinions before Claws can clean up my mess :D


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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 06:13:39 PM »
This is perfect! I love it! Great job, you two!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 06:33:58 PM »
Thank you, Crackers.

Of course, there is the option to create a new main-section and move the whole off-topic stuff within this section in it's originally order. Then, you also have one additional click to make, but then, you see all forums as they where before.


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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 06:36:31 PM »
That, I think, I'd have to see. Not sure I understand what you're saying, Darky.
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 06:39:19 PM »
I'm not sure I understand Darkling's new proposal either, but I don't see how it can be any worse than what we have now, in my opinion.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 08:29:49 PM »
Can you elaborate, Darkling?

Also, I personally agree with Chipster.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2016, 02:08:33 AM »
Why? What's so bad about one more click?
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2016, 06:40:08 AM »
Quote from: Crackers on Nov 7 2016, 09:08:33 PM
Why? What's so bad about one more click?
This was honestly my question.


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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 01:11:39 PM »
I just think it's crowded, and now a lot of forums are smushed in one place. It was neater when they were all laid out.

Then again, I'm used to the old format and might be resistant to change. This is why I suggested using this first, and getting an overall feel for it, before making further judgments.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2016, 04:03:10 PM »
I mostly agree with Brighty here.  The fact that the compressed sections are the most active in the forum make things even worse, in my opinion.

To me, this new layout just adds an extra layer of complexity with little benefit.

This discussion is really sad.  It seems that no matter what the final decision ends up being, someone will be disappointed :(
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2016, 05:06:49 PM »
Maybe I don't pay much attention to layout but the extra click necessary to reach latest posts and such is the only change I noticed. Were/will there be others?

At first it bothered me a it but I've already gotten used to it so I don't mind anymore (I was confused at first though). The name 'Quick Access' is kinda ironic though.^^
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2016, 10:09:31 PM »
I also Agree with Brighty and Chipster-roo that the complexity of this forum has increased with these new changes, yet has also organized it more.