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The new forum "upgrade"

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11-14-2013 04:58 PM

Wow!  That's a lot of white space!

 

Well... I guess I have a scroll wheel for a reason.

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Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 04:09 AM in reply to: graemev

it's a confused bag atm...  Yes, it's clean and sparkly, but try using it and it's a bit of a mess (in my opinion)

 

Looking within a topic at the titles and they seem "padded" out (like it's double-spaced), and between each post and the with too much white-space between them.  Just look at the space/gap between the text end of 1 post to the start of the next post's text...  massive... at the end of the day, the text is the reason we're here and it should be easy to read, not spaced out unessessarily...  But then goto the Forum index and it's a shotgun scatter of text, which (in my opinion) is the other extreme and a mess.

 

I can only assume that whoever designed it is has assuming everyone has their web-browser maximised (and a decent screen resolution), which isn't always the case - I have my browser windowed on my 2nd monitor with space beside it for the Inventor browser-bar and the ability to select other windows easily, and that results in this page now requiring scrolling from side to side as well as up and down... :catfrustrated:  I would imagine users with small laptops (or even tablets) will have a nightmare panning about now...

 

I also have to admit I find it a little confusing having the "forum location" (if that's the right term - for this post it says "Autodesk Community : Community Topics : The Break Room (Non-Technical Discussions) : The new forum "upgrade" : Reply to Message") at the top right too.  All the other topic navigation tools are below the image in the white-space, so why not there?  and why not to the left side, as we're used to, which is more intuative without needing to scroll about to the side?

 

it makes us seem like we hate change, which isn't necessarily the case... :smileywink:

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Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 05:32 AM in reply to: sam_m
Got to make sure 'granny' can read the screen... :smileysad:
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Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 07:21 AM in reply to: graemev

My thoughts are the same. Definitely a fresher and more modern appearance = good. But, way too much wasted space. I usually log in from my tablet, but, even on my monitor (19"? maybe 20"?) I have to scroll to the right to see the column over there.

 

I miss my shortcuts for my favorite forums being at the top. I need to poke around and see if I can get that back in some form.

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Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 07:32 AM in reply to: graemev

Okay, wen't looking for my favorite forums.

 

The FM forum has been archived... fair enough.

But, where is the CAD Management forum?

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Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 07:39 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

Nevermind, I see it now. I went to my subscriptions and located it through there. It's under the subgroup 'additional products'.

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Post 7 of 14

Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 07:40 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

Has been moved under additional product forums for about a month now here is the link.

 

Thanks
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http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/CAD-Managers/bd-p/112

 

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Post 8 of 14

Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 07:44 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

I am moving to slow this morning

 

FYI the best way look for something you are searching for is to use the Browse by product navigation in the top right of the forum landing page it alphabetical

 

Thanks
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Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 09:38 AM in reply to: Discussion_Admin
Thanks.

I've just always been lazy enough to use CTRL+F to find it. lol.
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Post 10 of 14

Re: The new forum "upgrade"

11-15-2013 01:12 PM in reply to: graemev

IE 8 doesn't care much for the new format.  It's better on Chrome, although the default fonts are a bit funky.  I think I'll blame the slowness on the fact my computer is ancient.

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