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Andy8
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reply to acehyde

Re: Something new on the horizon?

quote:
All » FFs » Posts » » Broadbandreports.com » New feature requests
Does the "ALL" that I see at the top of every the form take people to a different place that I think it does?
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reply to acehyde

Here's another


Flagger
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reply to Andy8

NO it doesn't. But send an IM and there is no ALL option.



Wiz
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reply to acehyde

This SUCKS!!!!!! Why the hell would I want to see news at the top when its all over the place.....and definitely, get the ALL FORUMS BUTTON BACK....I'M LOST WITHOUT IT...Hell, I had to type in /forums/all to get to the frigging page.....GET RID OF THIS CRAP!
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fire100_old
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reply to PetePuma

said by PetePuma:
said by justin:
well how about the 'fav forums' defaults to 'all forums' if you dont use fav forums.
I use both, liberally.

Me too, I use both extensively, I start out my my Fav forums, then after looking at them, I usually click on all forums to look at things like the Security forum, etc.
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Flagger
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reply to Wiz

said by Wiz:
This SUCKS!!!!!! Why the hell would I want to see news at the top when its all over the place.....and definitely, get the ALL FORUMS BUTTON BACK....I'M LOST WITHOUT IT...Hell, I had to type in /forums/all to get to the frigging page.....GET RID OF THIS CRAP!
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acehyde
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reply to acehyde

Anybody noticed the changes to the front page (might have already been there, but I so rarely take a look at it that I may have missed it when it changed).
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nirvansk815
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reply to Flagger

Ok I think someone fixed the post button on top...NOW IT WORKS. Thank YOU!!!!!!!



Thinkdiff
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reply to acehyde

Here is a post of mine of my opinion of the new top bars:
»What's going on????

The New design sucks, imo. I frequently use the buttons taken off the top bar more than the ones that stayed. This should be a user controlled part of the site, we should not have that part of the layout chosen for us. Also, the news is already on the side, why add more junk to the top of the page? I personally could care less about the "news" on this site, so I happily ignore the left column, however, it's kinda hard to ignore the news at the top. It has annoyed me ever since the first time I saw it. Please, either go back to the old style, or at least allow the user to control some aspects of it.
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[text was edited by author 2003-09-04 16:35:49]



PetePuma
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reply to nirvansk815

I may have to suggest a feature to allow us to vote down posts strictly to vote down the changes to the top toolbar; it has totally ruined my experience in navigating this site.
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FROSTY
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reply to Wiz

Ok, who let the kiddies take control of DSLR/BBR and muck up the upper toolbar?

I agree with Wiz, I want the ALL FORUMS button back in the upper toolbar. If I want DSLR/BBR news, I'll goto the homepage.

Or at least provide users with the ability to customize the upper DSLR/BBR toolbar to our own liking.
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BlitzenZeus
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reply to justin

"well how about the 'fav forums' defaults to 'all forums' if you dont use fav forums." justin See Profile

Can't you just use the images in there? I used both the favorite forums, and the all forums links. If you have done anything you have removed useful quick links. Take out our names on the bar, just put back all the links please. I agree with Frosty, and if you going to do this, please let us customize it since you basically stripped it clean of many useful quick links.

Also the news at the top just seems very annoying.
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[text was edited by author 2003-09-04 16:37:50]



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reply to acehyde

I won't say that anything sucks, as I think that that is an insult to Justin who has over all done a terrific job trying to please all. I will say that I really don't like the "ETC" button, although it is usable. It merely adds to what needs to be done now. I too used those buttons that were all up there before and are now only found via "ETC". Do I like it/ No. I don't like it at all and would rather see the "Posts" removed and the bar restored to the way it was. But, do I think it sucks? hardly. I just dislike it intensely as it is.

To reduce the clutter up top if that was the problem or intent, I would sooner see the news items removed. Actually, in trying to click on "posts" or the lovely "etc." it's all too easy to hit the news instead. That space should be left empty, IMHO.
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[text was edited by author 2003-09-04 16:41:30]



stev32k
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reply to acehyde

All of a sudden once I look at a forum I have to reload the site or press the back button to get out of the forum. All the links for favorite forums, all forums, posts, and everything else is gone. I can't see any of the things other people are seeing?

What happened?



justin
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reply to fire100_old

said by fire100_old:
said by PetePuma:
said by justin:
well how about the 'fav forums' defaults to 'all forums' if you dont use fav forums.
I use both, liberally.

Me too, I use both extensively, I start out my my Fav forums, then after looking at them, I usually click on all forums to look at things like the Security forum, etc.

If you are on a fav forum, or a topic, or whatever, there is an ALL link staring at you (two in fact, one at the top one at the bottom), always has been. In addition, the "Forums" link in the navigation bar on the left, will also go to forums/all (or will shortly).

So the ONLY times you'd miss the red envelope (which requires a scroll up anyway) is when you're on a page with no navigation and no All link.

The top bar may even go away completely, if I straighten out navigation to instant messages and forums and posts properly. I think its a waste of space.


PetePuma
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said by justin:

The top bar may even go away completely, if I straighten out navigation to instant messages and forums and posts properly. I think its a waste of space.
NOOOO!!! the top bar, at least, is CONSISTENT. It's ALWAYS there, every page. No matter where I am on the site, whether I'm posting, reading news, whatever, it's always a SINGLE CLICK to get to the most important stuff on the site.

It is far from a waste of space-- it is one of the strongest points of usability on the site.
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nirvansk815
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reply to PetePuma

said by: PetePuma See Profileto vote down the changes to the top toolbar;
Vote down? The link didn't work and I couldn't find my previous posts. I don't understand what your talking about.


justin
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reply to acehyde

Wow look at all the little angry andrews.. its been a while since I stuck a stick in the nest and twisted it about.

Just for the 5% who are in such a state about such trivial things, I'm leaving things exactly as they are for a while, and going back to more important work. There are more than enough normal answers/info in this thread, to not fly off the handle in a new post.

Then when this loud minority is bored with complaining about the way their wrist movements have had to change, I might revisit navigation. Or not. Depends how pissy the posts are by then
[text was edited by author 2003-09-04 16:42:22]



davidg
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reply to justin

said by justin:
The top bar may even go away completely, if I straighten out navigation to instant messages and forums and posts properly. I think its a waste of space.
that one, i agree with! you have to scroll back up to get to it, so what would be wrong with just having a link on the top and bottom to those features, or better yet on the side?

edit:

OOPS! looks like folks complained too much. this out to teach them.
quote:
Just for the 5% who are in such a state about such trivial things, I'm leaving things exactly as they are for a while, and going back to more important work. There are more than enough normal answers/info in this thread, to not fly off the handle in a new post.

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[text was edited by author 2003-09-04 16:44:31]


acehyde
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reply to acehyde

I like the changes (personally) - makes it a bit easier to navigate through the site (and if I want to view all forums, it is usually only a click away in any given page) - and as for the news at the top of the page, I like it there now I don't have to go looking for it in a forum thread or the frontpage.

Good Job, thanks for the additions!
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OLDb34tBoX
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reply to acehyde

I don't understand the purpose of the "etc.." and why the "My.." subtitle was added. That's an extra click! :(



MacGyver
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reply to acehyde

For those of you upset at the new top navigation bar, please see this post for my method of making your own instead: »/speak/p···;6914713



Flagger
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reply to justin

It might be nice to have the all forums view match the forums view or at least put the link to marked posts in the forums view.

And BTW, shouldn't that line be Welcome to the BROADBANDReports Forums?

BlitzenZeus
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reply to justin

"The top bar may even go away completely, if I straighten out navigation to instant messages and forums and posts properly. I think its a waste of space." justin See Profile

You will find that many people like this shortcut bar, its small, and did hold many useful links before the recent update. With all the features of this site it is needed unless you have the left section open all the time, on every single page.
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reply to acehyde

Click for full size
Here is a shot of my screen - where is the stuff everyone else is seeing?


C0deZer0
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reply to Flagger

said by Flagger:
And BTW, shouldn't that line be Welcome to the BROADBANDReports Forums?
@#$% no, we oldskool!
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R2
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reply to acehyde

I still wish the bookmarks appeared on the bar -- but I know this is something no one else considers worthwhile!



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reply to stev32k

Click into a thread ...



fire100_old
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reply to justin

said by justin:
Wow look at all the little angry andrews.. its been a while since I stuck a stick in the nest and twisted it about.

Then when this loud minority is bored with complaining about the way their wrist movements have had to change, I might revisit navigation. Or not.
I wouldn't say everyone is angry andrews, but people get used to navigating a certain way, until you pointed it out, I never even really new the blue links were there that said ALL, FAV, etc, I look for the content and helping out other members, when you get used to one way to navigate, it is like riding a bike you know
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FROSTY
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reply to justin

said by justin:
The top bar may even go away completely, if I straighten out navigation to instant messages and forums and posts properly. I think its a waste of space.
Justin,
I know you work hard to keep this site up and running. Yet, I have to disagree and express my concern. I use the All Forums, IM, Preferences, and Buddies buttons from the toolbar constantly. I mean, we have to scroll up to the top anyway to see the blinking IM icon and to check IMs. Plus, I really don't like having the fresh news links up there too. I'd prefer to be able to disable that, and continue to click the big 'Broadband Reports' logo in the upper right corner to get to the homepage and see the news.
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