Personally, I love the functionality of the new forums. I love that we can include images in our post, that topics can be arranged in order of size, activity, and views, that polls can be embedded in posts.
However, I’m not a fan of the design. The old forums had a very simple and uncomplicated design that worked. This design is more complicated and isn’t as pleasant to look at; it’s more heavy and cluttered. I especially miss the notification list that appeared when you hovered over it, and the big pictures of people who reply to a thread with their names and Likes underneath.
Is this change already set in stone? It would have been nice if CCP could have gathered feedback before making the change a sure thing.
No contest. This is so much better already. They used to move my threads from GD (what was a general discussion anyway?) to subforums noone read. Now I go to Crime and Punishment, Industry, My Eve without even realizing it.
I agree that that feature is a very good one. Threads should get a lot more publicity know. How do you feel about the actual look of the new forum though? Imagine there was an option to combine the functionality of the new forum with the layout of the old. For me, that would be perfect.
I think, as for now the pool results are not accurate because more people who like new forums have visited it and browsed long enough to find this pool.
I think the grey should stay like it was on old forums, there should be bigger avatars and likes counter should be visible above this kind of signature at least. And there should be top and bottom in a scroll, not only “back”. Scroll should take less place, about 1/3 in width that is now. Reintroduction of pages would be nice. And full directory where you are at the top of the page at all times to get back.
As I’ve said a few times and will keep saying just for the sake of it, I hate infinite scroll, and since it’s the single most prominent design feature of Discourshit compared to other free forum software, it’s something that can’t be fixed.
I mean, “do we want pages or go for infinite scroll” was like the very first decission CCP had to make about the new forums… and they got it wrong.
Honestly, I prefer the old forum because the design was more simplistic and straight-forward, I feel like it was a very intuitive design.
Though the new forum had better functionality, but the design is somewhat confusing and the new user tutorial could’ve been more obvious. I never had a habit of talking to bots, so it kinda confused how some people got the tutorial completion badge…until I talked to the bot and then felt like an idiot.