I don't like the colors or readibility, that is probably number one complaint, however, I realize this might be a matter of personal taste, so I don't know whether others agree or not.
I think that Craven said that the actual layout and graphics of the website was not that high on their priorities list.... that their main concern was to get the site up and running, and in a way that it would be in danger of crashing completely any second now - as the old site apparently was. It seems that work on the layout is therefore not finished, and is still going on behind the scenes.
Personally, I must say it took me a bit to get used to the new layout, but by now I do like it by now. Of course, if Craven is working on some feature that would even allow us to customize the layout, that would be the best of both worlds.
Secondly, I would like to one click to all threads that I have participated in most recently, and see the latest post there. I realize now I can get there by customizing the tags, and I have done that, but it takes time, and my primary interest is posting and seeing opinions, not customizing my site on a continual basis. I don't much care about constantly playing with preferences, tags, etc., I am more interesting in reading and posting opinions in the threads I care about, and whatever makes that easier makes me happier.
That's a good point. As far as "features" go, this actually seems to be a feature that is missing from the new A2K. On the other hand, the new tagging system, while an extra step (you have to type in a tag to find the thread again later, in "My Tags"), provides the same function overall.
I agree that that means you have to do a lot of work now, after he switch, if you want to get the old function back. However, over time, I'll probably just tag a couple of threads every day. Doesn't seem to be too much of an effort.
Also, as Craven has pointed out, I guess we'll only see some of the benefits of the new system in a couple of weeks (while we're aware of the 'disadvantages' right now). At the moment I see that I have to do the extra work of tagging all the threads I want to keep track of. Annoying. However, in a couple of weeks from now, the collective tagging effort will leave us not only with a politics "forum", but also with a McCain forum
, a Global Warming forum
, or a forum just about Polls
You're right that the tagging essentially constitutes an ongoing "customizing" effort. But I think that we'll soon come to appreciate the advantage of having a specific "forum" for all these different topics.
I would like to be able to easily show quote boxes for the person I am replying to. That can be done, but not as easily. Also, alot of scrolling seems to happen now, not an improvement.
Yes, that's a valid point. Again, I've read that Craven is acknowledging that the current function is awkward to use, and is working on improving it.
For me, that not really a big deficit. I've been pretty much using the quote function the way it is now implemented (copying and pasting the stuff I wanted to respond to, and manually adding the [quote
But yes, there's stuff going on behind the scenes....
I don't stay logged in very long, so by the time this post is formulated, I have to log in again, what about that?
Dunno....? I've read that other posters have the same problem. Maybe a bug? Have you posted it in the New A2K bugs
or New A2K Annoyances
I don't think it's something the developers want
to be that way....