Forum Changes


Original Post
ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165

Please roll back these changes to the forums. They hurt my eyes to look at now.

Jon Nelson · · Bellingham, WA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 4,445

Give it some time, and your eyes will adjust. 

Nate Doyle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 0

The font sizes could be bumped up a bit, I agree.

For the time being, I'm using the keyboard combination CMD + (on MAC; Ctrl  + for Win.)

Or is it the fonts themselves that are hurting your eyes?

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165

Not enough contrast in the colors they used. The white space to the right of the user's name is annoying and takes up to much room. The spacing in the main page causes the rows to take up to much room meaning I can't see as much content as I used to.

A forum is there to see post and content but with this new version I can't see as much content and see more stuff I don't care about and wasted space.

The edit function is better on this new version except for still to much white blurring together needs better contrast with the border / menu

t.farrell · · New York, NY · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

Am I the only one who thinks the font size is way too large now?

Edit:

ViperScale wrote:

Not enough contrast in the colors they used. The white space to the right of the user's name is annoying and takes up to much room. The spacing in the main page causes the rows to take up to much room meaning I can't see as much content as I used to. 

A forum is there to see post and content but with this new version I can't see as much content and see more stuff I don't care about and wasted space.

This is a very accurate and worthy critique. It takes for fucking ever to scroll. Visually it feels very content empty. I understand the adoption of REI aesthetics, but it is not a very user friendly experience in a forum. This problem is even worse on mobile (don't know how many people use mobile but I do). 

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165
t.farrell wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks the font size is way too large now?

Headers are way to big now, button font size is a little big but the big white spacing around it doesn't help either.

Glenn Schuler · · Monument, Co. · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,070

Any time they make a change users just love to bitch about it. Whatever, looks fine to me. In a couple weeks you won't even remember what the old one looked like. 

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165

The biggest problem though is probably the thread paging. You now have to open the post on the first page and than click to go to the last page. You used to have the option to open straight to the last page or the page before the last. Why was this changed I don't know but it is one of the most important features on a forum. When I am following a thread I know the last page I was on and normally go to the next to the last page to pick up where the last post is.

Now you have to open to first page, click to go to the last page, than click to go back 1 page.

nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 204

Not too bad. Quick reply is nice, better composition and editing tools. Agreed on too much white space though. I'm sure it's a work in progress. Big thanks to the developers for actually putting in time to improve the site, a thankless job that mostly just draws complaints in the short term but usually has long term benefits.

We can now like posts, which is an interesting development.

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165
Glenn Schuler wrote:

Any time they make a change users just love to bitch about it. Whatever, looks fine to me. In a couple weeks you won't even remember what the old one looked like. 

It is still far better than rockclimbing.com so it isn't likely to drive me to that yet.

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165

1) Move the access fund icons under the user's picture maybe shrink pictures slightly so it doesn't take up to much horizontal space (save like a good inch of content space)

2) Add a little more contrast between post

3) Add back in the option to pick pages when opening a thread

4) Shrink down the white space / size on buttons and headers

t.farrell · · New York, NY · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

 My problem with mobile (3 posts vs 8 posts):

Nate Doyle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 0

I've since set the zoom back to 100%. It was my initial reaction to Roboto font. For content, I like Open Sans better. Roboto is fine for headings, however. But, that's just me (and who am I?)

David Kutassy · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 0

Looks great on the app with my iPhone. Huge improvement over the old version.

Nick Wilder · · The Bubble · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 1,731

Thanks for the comments folks.  We are definitely reading them, taking them into consideration, and of course things will evolve.

steverett · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 40

Line spacing is much too big on desktop. Probably good for mobile to make it easier to click links, but between the line spacing and the wide margins there's an awkward amount of white space on the forum pages when using a desktop browser.

JFM · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,658

the left gutter is a bit too wide, maybe even the user info column, too - having the text of the posts not start until 1/3 across the screen doesn't feel comfortable to read. Otherwise, i like the direction the re-design is taking

and a 2000 char limit? beautiful!

Nate Doyle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 0

+1 for moving the logos to the left under profile pic and or the Name/Local/Joined/Points in-turn pushing the content towards the left.

Andrewww · · Concord, NH · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 110

I agree that the enormous amounts of white space in the margins is too much and hurts the eyes. 

ubu · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2009 · Points: 0

The excess white space and increased post spacing is a bad move, for all the reasons already stated.  So is the lack of a "go to last page" link in the header (although I would be ok with the latter if an option for inverting the post order were to be added to the user preferences -- now that would be a useful modification to the site).

s.price · · PS,CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,038

As someone who is slightly advanced in age than many here I am good with the size of the print now.  Font I will leave up to those who know better.  

Keep up the great work Nick and crew. Ya'll are doing what should be done with a forum like this. Keep moving forward.

The round pic thing? Strikes me as a little overthought.  JAO.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Post a Reply

Log In to Reply