New Look & Site Upgrades

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    Oh, I dunno.. The fact that it's a message board full of strangers you don't know? I find certain *people* here emotionally satisfying, but I've known them for years.. The board overall? Umm.. no.
     
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    I have been on more than a few boards that have subforums for people to advertise their boards. Usually, it is a reciprocal agreement, but the subforums exist nonethless.

    I understand you were giving an honest answer. My response was the same. Everyone has an opinion. I can't think of one feature this board has that someone at some point and time hasn't called out.

    Change is not always improvement. How is it though, that you would, in your opinion, improve this board?

    And I'm giving fair warning that is NOT directed only at this member, but ALL members ... I'm NOT giving open season to dog this board nor its rules. Keep this conversation straighforward, honest and no bullshit, or it ends.
     
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    I find certain arguments and positions emotionally satisfying to encounter and understand.
     
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    Speaking of straighforward, honest and no bullshit, I'm back........

    First, I like the visuals. Second I noted that the Merlin ribboon was gone and is now back. Awesome, good call. Last, can someone point me to the post that explains what this here thanking stuff is about? Is there an exchange rate like so many thanks buys a rep, or a picture of a rep.... heh.

    New Owner? Welcome aboard dude or dudette.
     
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    I understood the warning in the question, as well as the direction my experience has given me.

    I would change the icons for threads so that a thread is not "old" seemingly just because there is more than one page. There needs to be more precise nomenclature (and I am just using that big word because a smaller word is not accessible to me at the moment).

    I would change the "Thanking" system so that users know what thanks they have gotten, from whom and for what posts, just like it is with the reputation system.

    I would get rid of the Google Ads. You already know why, but Google Ads annoy me more than most other non-popup advertisements.

    I would keep users logged on until they log off. No "bouncing."

    I would have as an option to keep or get rid of thread place-holders in the "New Posts" and "User CP" for threads that a user has already read. I believe it clutters the page, but that if a user missed something, it makes it easier for them to go back to it.

    I would fix the pageloading system so that there is not a redundant jump to posts that are linked to. Sometimes enough of the page has been loaded so that I could scroll through the thread from the post that I want to start from, but because jumping to that post is a midway step and a last step, the page jumps up to the linked post twice. which is jarring if you are reading arguments and following discussion.

    I don't know if I just haven't noticed it, but it seems that I do not get the same notification for reputation that the old format delivered. I would like that motification back, unless there is a better idea.

    I would also like to know how many new posts there have been since I last visited, or checked, or refreshed, or whathaveyou. I enjoy that bit of statistics.
     
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    I'll make sure the tech gets a look at your post. In some cases, the features may be inherent to the software with no options to change.
     
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    Slick new look and feel... great job everyone who was involved in this.
     
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    I did too, as well as if I'd gotten any rep. Both those things are gone.

    And another thing, how in the heck to do we soo who's "thanked" us for what?
     
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    Click on your own name, go to your profile page, and click on statistics.
     

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