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Would you enjoy the forums having keyboard navigation (J/K to move up and down a post)?

I'd like that A LOT! 24 22.86%
 
It would be nice to have 24 22.86%
 
I don't think I'd use it 30 28.57%
 
Not really 16 15.24%
 
See results 10 9.52%
 
Total:104
JoeTheBro said:
Ka-pi96 said:
ugh, since everyone is saying they hate the multiple categories I feel I need to jump in here and say I love them.

Compare this to a site like gaf which has gaming and off topic and that's it. I fucking hate that! You can't find shit that you want. Whether a thread on a topic you're looking for is in the list or not is pretty much pure luck depending on how recently someone has posted in it.

I love that VGC categorises things. Granted most of the time I just look at latest topics. But when I want a particular thread I know where I can find it. If I want football thread I click sports discussion. When I want the anime or Supernatural thread I click movies discussion. When I want one of the nation threads I click on the appropriate section. It's simple and easy and I like that.

Take that away and what are my options? Either constantly spam the threads I want to keep looking at so they stay on my buddy or just give up on them completely? Not exactly a great set of options now is it?

But often times when you try to find a specific thread, you have to search over a few different categories because people don't always post in the correct ones.

You can click on the buddy to see all of the threads you've posted in. You don't have to spam to keep threads in it.

 

I also think fewer categories would be better.

Well if you're looking for a specific thread it's likely one you already know about and therefore you should know which section it's posted in since you've been there before

And yeah, I know you can click the buddy to see all threads posted in, but I currently have 10393 threads posted in. Only 6 of the 15 categories have more threads than that in so I'd still be better off looking in the individual categories



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I've actually never used the buddy since it's always out of the window and I could use My Topics rather than that, which is also easier..

Leaving it or shortening would be fine with me, though if the more-than-one-category feature is added, probably would be best if 2 or 3 categories was the maximum to add

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Ka-pi96 said:
JoeTheBro said:

But often times when you try to find a specific thread, you have to search over a few different categories because people don't always post in the correct ones.

You can click on the buddy to see all of the threads you've posted in. You don't have to spam to keep threads in it.

 

I also think fewer categories would be better.

Well if you're looking for a specific thread it's likely one you already know about and therefore you should know which section it's posted in since you've been there before

And yeah, I know you can click the buddy to see all threads posted in, but I currently have 10393 threads posted in. Only 6 of the 15 categories have more threads than that in so I'd still be better off looking in the individual categories

With the new design, there will be a "stickied" thread portion on the buddy which will allow you to have your favorite threads ever present even if you haven't posted in them in a while.

Platina said:
I've actually never used the buddy since it's always out of the window and I could use My Topics rather than that, which is also easier..

Leaving it or shortening would be fine with me, though if the more-than-one-category feature is added, probably would be best if 2 or 3 categories was the maximum to add

That is another issue that will be addressed in the new design. The buddy will be accessible from an icon in the top menu and visible to all resolutions (even mobile).



Les categories? Why? They all show up in latest or hot topics. Putting everything in an off topic forum would caused more threads to go unnoticed.

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While I am here.

I hope it is not a huge new design. Why fix what is not broken?

IGN, N4G, Nintendolife.

All huge redesigns, all lost users. They wanted to follow in everyone else's footsteps and totally revamp the site. I can stomach two of the new designs, but one has made it where I personally never go to the site. I go to the other two maybe a tenth of what I used to.
Still not enough evidence? Look at all of our redesigns of the past. Huge backlash! No matter how smart you think you are or how in tune with the community you think you are, it will not turn out well. For some reason the staff of this site like to forget ( it seems) that members and guests are are customers. The mod team seems to have figured this out as things have become less strict over time, so we seem to lose less members. Good! Those members pay your salary and ioi. No wonder in the past he nearly left the site to die. We used to ban people for everything and spamming was outlawed. Now it is allowed more or less.
But I get off track. Members hated what happened in the past. Whether it was mod policy change, rule changes or the biggy...Site redesign.

I know you will all do what you want despite what I say, and I am over dramatic, an extremist, whatever you want to call me, but I will still say my peace.

I hope it is not an extensive site change like huge changes of the past. The last two from what I remember were the worst.

Good luck!

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spurgeonryan said:
While I am here.

I hope it is not a huge new design. Why fix what is not broken?

IGN, N4G, Nintendolife.

All huge redesigns, all lost users. They wanted to follow in everyone else's footsteps and totally revamp the site. I can stomach two of the new designs, but one has made it where I personally never go to the site. I go to the other two maybe a tenth of what I used to.
Still not enough evidence? Look at all of our redesigns of the past. Huge backlash! No matter how smart you think you are or how in tune with the community you think you are, it will not turn out well. For some reason the staff of this site like to forget ( it seems) that members and guests are are customers. The mod team seems to have figured this out as things have become less strict over time, so we seem to lose less members. Good! Those members pay your salary and ioi. No wonder in the past he nearly left the site to die. We used to ban people for everything and spamming was outlawed. Now it is allowed more or less.
But I get off track. Members hated what happened in the past. Whether it was mod policy change, rule changes or the biggy...Site redesign.

I know you will all do what you want despite what I say, and I am over dramatic, an extremist, whatever you want to call me, but I will still say my peace.

I hope it is not an extensive site change like huge changes of the past. The last two from what I remember were the worst.

Good luck!

The redesign isn't anywhere near as dramatic as in the past. I remember some of the redesigns and it took a long time to get adjusted.



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