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How do you like the new forum layout?

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How do you like the new forum layout?

  • Love it

    Votes: 12 44.4%
  • Like it

    Votes: 8 29.6%
  • No preference

    Votes: 4 14.8%
  • Don't like it

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Hate it

    Votes: 1 3.7%

  • Total voters
    27

jh-retired

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Title says it all! What do you think of the new forum layout?

We implemented this reorganization for simplicity, logic, and elimination of overlap. Mission accomplished?
 

swy32x

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I love it :D

Oh, and I'm not sure about this, but for me, under Accessories, there is locked iPod symbol in front of the Cases forum ...
 

jh-retired

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The locked symbol merely indicates that the Cases root forum holds no posts... only subfora.

Perhaps we could have Dennis change the icon, so it's less confusing. (We can't change the forum status... but the icon may be do-able)
 

dlegros

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Looks OK, but to be honest, I almost always use the search for new posts option and go through the list.

Dom
 

stickuto

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a lot better, it is a lot easier to find thread without nhaveing to scroll down for ages, looks alot better too,

well guys, good choice to change it :)
 

baggss

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Meh.

I've never been a fan of change just for the sake of change, as this appears to be. I had no real issues with the old format and didn't see a lot of folks complaining about them, but that may just be me.

Guess I'll get used to the new layout.
 

wyneken

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Well, I've got a couple of reservations.

Thing 1. The absolute divide between "General discussion" and "Problems and solutions" seems a little artificial. I know that avoiding overlap is a good thing, in general, but there is no way to avoid blurring. I see no clear line between these two categories.

Here's what I mean. Let's say, in the iShuffle problems forum, Lounger X posts: "My shuffle keeps auto-loading music I don't want to hear. I hate that."

Meanwhile in general discussions, Lounger Y posts: "I've been experimenting with smart playlists so that the stuff on the shuffle is really what I'm in the mood to hear."

These is the exact same topic, really. But there is a good chance poor X will never see the clever ideas Y has got, nor will Y be aware of the sad fate of his fellow lounger, because one sees a problem where the other sees an interesting topic to discuss.

Thing 2. I miss having the general (i.e. cross-platform) iTunes forum. It seems to me that, if you really want to eliminate overlap, the way to go would be to eliminate the separate Mac and Windows forums and keep the unitary one.

Look at the actual message threads. The issues are almost exactly the same, for the very good reason that iTunes works (almost) exactly the same on both platforms. Very few topics pertain only to a single OS -- and even then, quite often users of the other OS are able to contribute helpfully to the conversation.

Once again here we run into the crossing-threads problem. Lounger X asks his Windows brethren, "How many different genres do you guys have?" While on the Mac side, Lounger Y says, "How many different genres do you guys have?" -- because there is absolutely zero difference between Mac and Windows in this, and most, iTunes-related matters.

Apart from that I don't see any cause for whining. The Lounge is as cool as ever. But I can't help feeling that this is a case of changing a tire that wasn't flat.
 

JeffsJeep04

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Much better, sub forums suck. I personally feel that the less sections you have, the better the info is because it's easier to find. This is a HUGE step in the right direction.
 

Doug Gilmour

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Much better. Much less clutter, and a few new forums which have been added because of support coming from this fourm. Overall it is much neater and a lot more organized than it was before..

-Dan
 

-James

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I don't tend to visit the Forums section of the site (i just go to New Posts, but overall i think the layout and arrangement is much better.
 
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:) I like it a whole lot better. Hopefully, it will make things easier for the members to put threads into the right forum.
 
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