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  1. #1
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    Default REALLY NOT IN LOVE with this 'new look'

    Squished forum
    Dratted insistent truck ad
    NO preview of post when you hover over title

    PLUS back arrow doesn't work (peculiar to this site, as others are all fine)

    BLEAH.
    Carol
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    Equine Photography in the Northeast



  2. #2
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    Carol,

    There is an active thread in the Help forum discussing issues with the new format (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...the-new-format). The designers are monitoring that thread and making tweaks as needed of the new design.

    Please feel free to add your comments there; it's a more direct way to be heard on what's bothering you.

    Thanks! Mod 3


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  3. #3
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    My guess is they still have a few bugs to work out. For instance, the box at the top of the screen that tells you when you last visited the forum is way out of whack (at least on my screen).

    The "appreciate" and "did not appraciate" buttons may end up being kind of neat.

    I'm curious what the "auto-saved" thing is. Does anyone know?

    I guess we'll all get used to the new interface, with time. Like Facebook. I've generally hated every "update" they have made, but after a while, I am not bothered by the changes anymore.

    The pop up truck ads are **ridiculous** and annoying. I understand the site needs money to run, but there should be an option for users to pay a certain membership fee in order to not see those ads when they are logged on.
    Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson


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  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccoronios View Post
    Squished forum
    Dratted insistent truck ad
    NO preview of post when you hover over title

    PLUS back arrow doesn't work (peculiar to this site, as others are all fine)

    BLEAH.
    Carol
    I read the other thread in Off Topic and it seems like I'm the only one that still has a back button and no longer has the truck ads? Weird.

    Anyway, as I posted over there if you hover your mouse over the envelope to the left of the topic, it will preview the post, just as the old format did.

    Auto save, I believe, will automatically save your reply/post, in case something happens before you are able to actually post your reply.



  5. #5
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    Why do folks insist on a change when the BB was fine the way it was?


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  6. #6
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    FB has 'like', but CoTH has 'appreciate' .....


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  7. #7
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    I do believe it was one of those things where you have to go with the newer version of the software.
    I highly doubt they did it because they like making us all annoyed and then they have to listen to everyone complain.


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  8. #8
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    Hate it. Everything is mismatched on my iPad. Mi can barely read it!



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    I've had issues with the back button for some time now when using Internet Explorer. I switched to Chrome, and it works perfectly now (and before the update).
    "Life is too short to be a slave to the whims of others." -- RugBug, COTH



  10. #10
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    I hate change...lol
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm



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    I gotta say, I kind of like it...and I am not big on change either! I'm not sure why but I am finding this easier to read and I like the thumbs up/down feature a lot!


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  12. #12
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    I kinda like the changes too, but I usually just read.

    For the folks not liking the "privacy issues", there is an option in settings to turn on "invisible" which I believe will not have you showing up on profiles. I'm going to try it now using PCR's profile.

    eta: nope, that doesn't work...hmm



  13. #13
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    well I can't read my inbox PMs... the message is way to the right and covered by ads... this is a problem LOL.



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    I have to say I'm not excited about the red! And the bigger ad to forum ratio.
    Mon Ogon (Mojo), black/bay 16 H TB Gelding



  15. #15
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    The font is too small. I have enough trouble reading print on computer screens. This new smaller one is a serious pain.

    If we could get rid of the sidebar ads maybe the thread space would stretch out and the font be bigger?
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    Font size is the same for me as it normally is. You can always bump up your font on your own.

    The red text 'started by' etc. in the categories has to go.



  17. #17
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    Thanks for your feedback. The update was very much necessary to maintain the functionality of the site as we were several software versions behind the current one, which rendered our site incombatible with newer browswer versions.

    We have been working to tweak the default software to keep changes to the site minimal, while also offering some new features.

    Please direct further comments to the help forum so that we can track users' input more effectively.

    Thanks!
    Mod 1


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