Decided I would like to post a topic in General Discussion with some game related questions and info.
Turns out I can’t post directly to General Discussion, “New Topic” does appear at the top of the section but is not clickable (just so user friendly hey). Then ok I go to the top click EVE and am back at the full overview for the forums, now I can click on and start a new topic.
Step 1. New Topic (easy enough)
Step 2. Pick a sub category for you topic (what a Fukin pain in the but)
Step 3. Scroll through EVERY category listed to find General Discussion right at the bottom.
AND of course this being a layout designed by CCP Devs - non English sections are listed first, so if you speak English you have to scroll through 6 Russian topics before even getting to anything in English. Then there is 29 topics (many of which are in the same category but with slightly different names), next is a few German topics followed by those in French and finally over 30 positions down you’ll get to General discussion (in English).
My suggestion would be, if you want people to use these new forums (the old forums are still getting more new posts and replies daily) then you need to put a little effort into making them user friendly.
I don’t want to see topics, posts threads in languages other than English, I have muted all non English channels yet in this example not only do they show up, they show up at the TOP of an extensive list.
I would imagine (after years of following the other forums) general discussion would be one of the most used, so why hide it right at the bottom of the drop down?
Why does the drop down show so many different sections for a single category? New Citizens Q&A is A section of the forums, it doesn’t need 5 entries in the drop down. There are 3 entries for CSM section (who cares about redundant shite anyway), make it ONE entry with a second drop down for the poster to find a specific section if that is what they want…
Or even easier still - Let people start topics from the topic they want to post in - How fukin easy would that be.
I know, “user friendly” isn’t a thing Eve Devs consider important but please, these forums are brand new can we try and make them “better” than what we had previously? So far they are far from it.
LOL WOW. “Choose optional tags” - Not one of them was in English. What the fuk is wrong with you Avalon, Do you have a clue on what you are doing or are you making it up as you go…
Adding stuff to TQ that is unfinished and then ignored is one thing (and something most of us just live with) BUT this forum needs to be up to scratch, not just another tossed together half finished project where “close enough is good enough”.
I apologize to anyone reading this for going on so much but the more I look at how this “new” forum works, the worse it looks.
Want to post a topic; Browse to category - Click “New Topic” - Type your little heart out - Click “add tags” - See tags in the language you are typing in (not other languages) - Add tags - Submit. How easy would that be?
NB; I added ALL available tags to show what options are available. A mod can remove them - they aren’t there for any other reason than to show how bad the tag system is…
Always remember K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Stupid.,.