Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:40
The only improvement that I can see has happened is that people can now post pictures directly from smart phones and the quote function is at long last working.
I'd agree with others who made the point that this new format is designed purely with mobile devices in mind and there is need to adapt to technology. Other forums manage this well so dissappointed that the team haven't thought through all the options open to them. No testing of the site with it's users :(
I'm a change person, this is a change but not an improvement. I don't having to unclick for emails all the time, that's just like spamming. Fortunatley mine go to an email that I no longer use. Just as well I didn't change it.
I read else where that you can't enlarge photos now, that was a great funtion. It takes ages to get to threads that you are part of. A real loss of functionality, spontenity, enjoyment and connection with people. It's very unspiring and dull.
With regards to the edit function,again other forums manage perfectly well. Either a note pops up to say it was edited or there is time limited peroid for edits. I don't see what the problem would be with edited posts? I belong to non gardening forum run and hosted by one guy, who has this function. He also has a preview function to check your post before submitting. It is possible to incorporate these things.
The ability to hover over a thread and see what it's about before opening it was great,that's gone too.
And yes Hosta it takes ages to use. I can waste plently of hours on the internet but it all feels like too much hard work on here. It was pleasure just to pop in and out. All the scrolling makes it very tedious and it's very boring to use.
I'm really disappointed. A real case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater :( Even the smileys aren't working. Sadly there will be no going back now, it's here to stay.