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RolStoppable said:
kirby007 said:

are the dutch known for their jokes?

I've followed their qualifying games for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018, and that was pretty funny.

yes i should move to urugay since they will get better results



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So, I was looking for the forum index, and while I did find it just like usually, it took a bit longer than I would have liked. Thus, an idea came to me. This is where I was looking for it:

The main reason this took me longer than it should have is because forum stuff is at the bottom in the menu and there's nothing besides text to distinguish the elements from each other. I suggest adding an icon before each section  (i.e. Home, Profile, Members, and Forums) to help distinguish them from each other faster. The same can be applied to at least some of the other menus as well.

I also suggest renaming the menu from Forum to Social or something else more fitting, as forums are just one section of the menu - and that's the last section. I think this would be a quite logical change, and it should be fast to implement too.

It sounds like this might be a difficult time to request improvements but hey, adding this to a todo list ought to be fine even if it doesn't get worked on any time soon.



Zkuq said:

So, I was looking for the forum index, and while I did find it just like usually, it took a bit longer than I would have liked. Thus, an idea came to me. This is where I was looking for it:

The main reason this took me longer than it should have is because forum stuff is at the bottom in the menu and there's nothing besides text to distinguish the elements from each other. I suggest adding an icon before each section  (i.e. Home, Profile, Members, and Forums) to help distinguish them from each other faster. The same can be applied to at least some of the other menus as well.

I also suggest renaming the menu from Forum to Social or something else more fitting, as forums are just one section of the menu - and that's the last section. I think this would be a quite logical change, and it should be fast to implement too.

It sounds like this might be a difficult time to request improvements but hey, adding this to a todo list ought to be fine even if it doesn't get worked on any time soon.

You can get to the forum index as usual by just clicking on "Forum" at the top. That hasn't changed. I think it looks pretty slick and icons would just clutter it.

The naming is absolutely fine. The forum is a separate entity from the site and everything in that menu is strictly related to it. Though it might be a good idea to move the forums section to top or second position.



I still don't have my posted topics on the left hand side while browsing the forums, it only appears when I open my own profile page. Is this intentional? It's not very intuitive and very clunky and feels like a major step back, if it is indeed intentional.

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Mummelmann said:
I still don't have my posted topics on the left hand side while browsing the forums, it only appears when I open my own profile page. Is this intentional? It's not very intuitive and very clunky and feels like a major step back, if it is indeed intentional.

The Buddy went to the top right. Same functions but different place. And you have to hover over it.



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Mummelmann said:
I still don't have my posted topics on the left hand side while browsing the forums, it only appears when I open my own profile page. Is this intentional? It's not very intuitive and very clunky and feels like a major step back, if it is indeed intentional.
vivster said:
Mummelmann said:
I still don't have my posted topics on the left hand side while browsing the forums, it only appears when I open my own profile page. Is this intentional? It's not very intuitive and very clunky and feels like a major step back, if it is indeed intentional.

The Buddy went to the top right. Same functions but different place. And you have to hover over it.

The new forum buddy is in the header as shown in the picture and has a detach function and then you can move it anywhere on the page.



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Marth said:
Mummelmann said:
I still don't have my posted topics on the left hand side while browsing the forums, it only appears when I open my own profile page. Is this intentional? It's not very intuitive and very clunky and feels like a major step back, if it is indeed intentional.
vivster said:

The Buddy went to the top right. Same functions but different place. And you have to hover over it.

The new forum buddy is in the header as shown in the picture and has a detach function and then you can move it anywhere on the page.

That's neat, didn't know that. Thank you.



vivster said:
Zkuq said:

So, I was looking for the forum index, and while I did find it just like usually, it took a bit longer than I would have liked. Thus, an idea came to me. This is where I was looking for it:

The main reason this took me longer than it should have is because forum stuff is at the bottom in the menu and there's nothing besides text to distinguish the elements from each other. I suggest adding an icon before each section  (i.e. Home, Profile, Members, and Forums) to help distinguish them from each other faster. The same can be applied to at least some of the other menus as well.

I also suggest renaming the menu from Forum to Social or something else more fitting, as forums are just one section of the menu - and that's the last section. I think this would be a quite logical change, and it should be fast to implement too.

It sounds like this might be a difficult time to request improvements but hey, adding this to a todo list ought to be fine even if it doesn't get worked on any time soon.

You can get to the forum index as usual by just clicking on "Forum" at the top. That hasn't changed. I think it looks pretty slick and icons would just clutter it.

The naming is absolutely fine. The forum is a separate entity from the site and everything in that menu is strictly related to it. Though it might be a good idea to move the forums section to top or second position.

Oh, I didn't know you could access the forum index like that, so thanks! Clicking something like that used to bring me to the hot topics section of the forums, so I didn't even think to try it now. It does look pretty slick, I agree, but at the same time, it's fairly text-heavy and at least my attention was drawn to the right side of the menu too quickly, which would probably have been prevented by icons.

I respectfully disagree about naming. No link in the Home section is directly related to the forums, and only My Posts in the Profile section is directly related to the forums. I can buy Members being in a Menu titled Forums (although it's not just about forums either). Overall, I feel like there's too much disconnection between the name of the menu and its actual contents. I think I suggested 'Social' as a better name for the menu, but another one that comes to mind right now is 'Community'. Actually I think I like Community better than Social. It more or less fits everything in the menu, and if I saw a menu titled Community, it would be one of the first places I would look for the forums in.



vivster said:
Mummelmann said:
I still don't have my posted topics on the left hand side while browsing the forums, it only appears when I open my own profile page. Is this intentional? It's not very intuitive and very clunky and feels like a major step back, if it is indeed intentional.

The Buddy went to the top right. Same functions but different place. And you have to hover over it.

Ah, I missed that. The new look was too clean to spot it... Thanks!



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Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

bring back FORUM BUDDY on the left of a thread

 

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