Not loving it yet

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jolly11sd's picture
Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327
Not loving it yet

They new layout is going to take time to get used to. Its killing me not knowing where everything is. I'm really missing the quick reply option though. And I'm totally missing being able to see the original post and others on the thread as well while on the reply screen. Sometimes I totally have to look back so that I stay on topic or spell names right.

Some of the new smilies are funny though. :eek::confused: And I'm loving the new spell check button! What is the Tags: thing at the bottom also? I know what tags are but I don't know what they do in a forum.

TiggersMommy's picture
Joined: 02/14/10
Posts: 6043

I'm not enthused either. :microwave:

Joined: 01/06/03
Posts: 1175

Hi,

Quick reply is actually still there... just not the way it used to be Smile At the bottom of the thread if you click the purple "reply to thread" button, the reply box that appears there *IS* the quick reply box (once it opens it says "quick reply"). So if you use that, then you can see all the previously posted stuff above. When you go to "go advanced" to the full reply box... it SHOULD let you see the previous posts below that box under "topic review", when I try I can see anything quoted as well as any emotes... but no typed replies. Unfortunately at the moment I think that is a bug that is not allowing you to.

The tags, well... they've been around for awhile just not a lot of people use them.

Please bear with us... being a new upgrade there are still some things that need tweaking as well as a few bugs to work out. Once things are settled Missy will be putting together a user guide to help us all find our way around the new features. In the meantime, if you have any questions, just ask and we'll do our best to help! And please report any bugs you notice as this will help Admin in sorting things out!

ange84's picture
Joined: 12/28/09
Posts: 6564

It's going to take some getting used to.

jolly11sd's picture
Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327

Yay! Found the quick reply! Phew, so much easier. Thanks Marla!

My iPhone wasn't 100% jazzed about the new format either but it looks more like some little bugs with buttons and such rather than any large issues.

AnnaRO's picture
Joined: 07/06/08
Posts: 7033

I'm working on getting used to it too. I think once I get used to it all, I'm going to like it, it's just that adjustment period. It's like when they redo the grocery store. It's irritating that they moved everything around, but once you got it figured out it's good.

TiggersMommy's picture
Joined: 02/14/10
Posts: 6043

My grocery store has been rearranging itself like every other week. Its driving me batty.

A couple of constructive criticisms for PG.org. I liked having the Quick Navigation thingy on the top and the bottom of the thread. 'Twas much quicker that way. I also liked that the quick navigation menu would come up with the current board selected. Jumping around from board to board is much easier when I don't have to scroll through half the boards each time. The individual posts are huge now. Much larger than before. Not sure I like that. I'm running FireFox and the board is left justified rather than being centered or taking up the entire window. That kinda drives a weirdo like me nuts. I haven't checked out the phone App yet. I've never actually used my phone to browse PG.org because it wasn't phone friendly before. I'll mess around with that when I have time.

Otherwise, I'm sure I'll get used to all the changes soon enough.

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
Posts: 14483

I HATE that I can't get to my subscribed boards anymore. I have no idea what section one board is in, so I haven't found it yet to check in there. Ugh.

I also hate that I can't log on this forum using my iPhone on safari. I just got internet back 10 minutes ago, so since I can't use my iPhone for the forums I was stuck and y'all know how much that bugged me!