Do not like.
The style and format leaves something to be desired, with grey, baby blue and pink....
Another thing is the icons, as mentioned. TOO basic for this day and age. (I feel like I am in Windows 3.11)
More technical. Even though I set "do not subscribe" in my personal settings, it is still leaving the subscription checked at the bottom of a post (I have to uncheck).
Also, FINDING your CP is difficult. Somehow I do not consider subscription settings, avatar and signature settings being "Forum Actions". Maybe "Forum Settings" would be clearer?
One last thing, and I don't know if anyone else has had this. When selecting "last post" (as in last one I have read) I am getting sent to somewhere in the middle of the thread I click on. It is on the right page, but several posts behind the latest unread posts.
Is this a saved cookie absolute position thing? They do not seem to be sending me to the TOP of a post, but rather to some random position in the thread itself. if I was being referenced to post #2058 then I would be sent to the header of that post, not to the middle of one.....
Just some heads ups and suggestions........
Bottom line is thanks for the Forum Ed!
/me unclicks subscription checkbox.....
The new version looks fine in-thread, but the forum pages are a visual mess when you try to browse (hard to tell new threads, overly large icons, just not a good look in general).
Also - what happened to the little info bar on the bottom saying who was browsing each sub-forum? Always got a kick out of that...
I won't blame the new version per se - but I think some serious tweaks are needed in settings. Its just not an appealing look when you log in now.
I haven't been a fan of vB4 elsewhere, either.
My biggest beef right now is my username is too long and wraps in the box on the left. Ewww.
The ads by Google within the threads are really distracting. Are they necessary?
Also, an easy solution to the browsing difficulties would be to reintroduce the bold colors -- soft hues do not color contrast providing the necessary nonverbal ques (Marketing 101). This is why traffic lights use red, green, and yellow versus pink, blue, and orange.
While I like the soothing tones of the angel blue, I would have preferred something with more of a coral or jade feel, to put me in the mood for my next South Pacific cruise.
Discovered one improvement while making the above post.
The post that is linked is no longer displayed alone; it is displayed within the thread.
The quick navigation bar at the bottom of a thread page is now redundant in my opinion. You can no longer simply click 'go' to take you back to the forum you were in. Now you have to scroll down the list every time. It is now much easier to just press home on the keyboard then click the link.
I have disabled an option of threaded and hybrid display of a thread, I don't think this feature was used by anyone.
I have also enabled quick reply option, a window appears on the bottom of each thread and you can start typing a reply without a click.
Here is me trying the "Post Quick Reply" option to see what it offers (and carefully proof reading since there is no "Preview" option).
I like it ("Edit Post" option used to add this).
Now it seems that clicking "Reply" goes directly to "Quick Reply" mode -- and that if one wants to "Preview" a post then clicking the "Advanced" reply mode is required (previously the "Preview" option was available at level one of "Reply" and didn't require another click).
The emoticons are no good. Can we have the old ones back?