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Admin December 14th, 2003 12:54 PM

About the new layout
Tell us what you think of the new layout.

Mdreiver December 17th, 2003 01:47 PM

Nice look. Nice features. A few growing pains getting bugs sorted out. A few growing pains adjusting to new limitations, eg not quite as easy to just browse the board.

Steve B December 17th, 2003 02:03 PM

Not as user friendly
It doesn't appear to be as user friendly as the old style. It requires more effort to look around and determine what has been posted & where.

Maybe that will change as I become more familiar with the site.

Dave986 December 19th, 2003 11:17 AM

Love it! :cool: Very cool layout and the "New Posts" feature is the ticket. Great work and welcome to the 20th century! :p

Kevin C. (Saratoga, CA) December 19th, 2003 10:15 PM

It would be a great format for a high-traffic board...
I love the rich feature set, but with the low traffic we have on the Babblers board, I think the old format which shows all the recent (and not so recent) message message titles on one page is better. With the old system it takes less work to find out if something interesting has been posted.

Viktor December 20th, 2003 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by Admin
Tell us what you think of the new layout.

The more I have used the site, the more it becomes intuitive. I wasn’t sure at first, but now I know it is an improvement. Thanks Tom! :)

mee December 23rd, 2003 11:59 AM

Agree with Kevin
Harder to scan to find out what's going on. Also, I can't find the classifieds. The look is slick, though. At least I can register. The registration just wouldn't work on the old site.

Tom M December 23rd, 2003 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by mee
Harder to scan to find out what's going on.

The easiest thing to do is click on the "Quick View" link at the top of the page. This brings up all of the threads with new posts in the last 2 days.


Originally Posted by mee
Also, I can't find the classifieds.

The classifieds will be offline for a bit as an integrated version will be ready soon. This will eliminate the need to have separate registrations. If desired, I will put up a Classifieds forum in the interim.

macsak December 23rd, 2003 01:48 PM

the more i use it,
the more i like it

great work, tom

mele kalikimaka and hauoli makahiki hou!



CatalogGuy December 23rd, 2003 03:16 PM

New site
The new site is far more advanced, feature rich and offers many other cool and spiffy things. What is missing is the obvious community. Many it's in there, but I suspect it's not. What I mean is the last board directed visitor's to the Babbler's Forum, the "main event". if one wanted to read about what was going on or connect, that was the place to go.

It took me 3 visits to the home page before I figured out what was going on and why I couldn't find the community I sought. The new site offers no clear community center. Under forums the first listings get me Announcements and suggestions, useful but not headliners as far as looking for the community. I think Boxster talk suggests itself as being closest to what we had, but it is demoted to the middle of the list and not highlighted as anything central.

The new design seems a bit sterile and lacking as far as people and community. It can work, but people need to be directed to the "main event". I don't need the topics carefully categorized, but I do want to get the feel for the goings on of the community. The rich front page is neat, but there is too much. I'd like a clear link where to go for the Babbler Community.


Originally Posted by Admin
Tell us what you think of the new layout.

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