Posted: 05/05/2016 at 22:37
Giving it another go tonight but still not liking it at all.
Surely the key thing about a gardening forum should be just that - gardening and people. The better format encouraged topics, information and use at a glance. That is why it was so popular and useful. This format fails to recognise the fundamental purpose, and instead the poor design and the 'technology' doesnt just shadow, but drowns out the core purpose.
I can see that tweaks have been made today but it is the fundamental design and layout that needs changing - not tweaking, but completely changing. The 'hot threads' page was perfect. Can that layout be brought across?
Tweaking is just going to be throwing good money after bad. It needs a complete re-visit to the drawing board.
I really am gutted. This forum has been brilliant but now it's disconnected not only with its core purpose but with its core audience.