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Chuckz


What do you think about the new forums? Personally, I kinda like the old forums. That's just me.


Bring back the Frequently Asked Questions board, please.  I miss it.

Graynomad

I originally disliked the large number of topics/forums and I admit that it might cause problems when starting a new topic.

But as one who mostly answers posts rather than create threads I'm now finding it much easier to just hit the "unread" link and pick the eyes out of the results. I also think I will be answering many more posts now because I simply look at the title whereas before I would not even go into a forum that was on a subject I was not particularly interested in. So a badly placed thread would not get the benefit of my vast experience  :)

So now, as long as the title is good, I'll see more posts I think and only have to click on one link to collect all the new stuff.

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biocow

On my laptop, posts seem to take up too much screen, so I see fewer posts per screen

Turn off avatars and signatures in your preferences and it will help.
10 PRINT CHR$(7)
20 GOTO 10

smeezekitty

The forum is noticeably slower.
Also, there is redundant categories.
I also miss  being able to readily see the posters location on the left (don't know why).
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Onions

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The forum is noticeably slower.


I haven't noticed this, I must admit.
Although I like the new forum, I find all the black boxes that seem to randomly appear at the side annoying.
They say things like 'xxx' has replied to your post 'xxx'. I find the boxes annoying, but it is nothing that I cannot live with.

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smeezekitty


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The forum is noticeably slower.


I haven't noticed this, I must admit.
Although I like the new forum, I find all the black boxes that seem to randomly appear at the side annoying.
They say things like 'xxx' has replied to your post 'xxx'. I find the boxes annoying, but it is nothing that I cannot live with.



Funny because I thought they were one of the best features of any forum I have visited.
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

mmcp42

would be better if you could freeze them by hovering
(a bit like outlook does with incoming emails)

or disable them in configuration (by default!!)
there are only 10 types of people
them that understands binary
and them that doesn't

smeezekitty


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Funny because I thought they were one of the best features of any forum I have visited.


They would be if we could make some sense out of them.
How does it determine which ones to display? 
I see some about discussions that I have participated in, and others that I haven't.
I see some for discussions in the new forum, and some in the old forum (which I thought was closed?)
Dozens of them appear at times, and none at other times.
I can't tell why sometimes and not others?
Once you click on one, they all go away, only to re-appear in some other combination at a random time.
They are not predictable enough to be useful, IME.

It is currently buggy but I think it is from the team moving topics over.
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

biocow

I think they're not too useful right now but just like anything they CAN be once all the bugs are worked out.
10 PRINT CHR$(7)
20 GOTO 10

AKSoapy29

Yeah I find them kinda annoying when I'm on my iPod. It blocks almost the whole screen! and there are way to many categories. The old on all you had was hardware with four sun categories. That was way better.
Andrew K.

AlphaZeta

I really missed the simplicity of the old forum. It seems that there are way too many categories in the new forum (not sure if anyone else agrees) and I found it quite overwhelming. Anyway, maybe after I get used to the new layout I might eventually like it but so far I am a little bit dissapointed  :~

balajitenetchat

The new forum is good. I can feel new flavors in this Forum.

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