Originally Posted by Doug Stormforce
However another vote for putting the community stuff at the bottom and leaving RIBs and RIBBING as the the top page. New users might find it useful but as you put it they can just scroll down. Regular users don't want to use it every time they visit.
Agreed, it is actually quite a big issue. The new header also takes up significantly more space than ever before, and along with the rotating album pictures (one of the most worthwhile improvements IMVHO) AND
the community forums, it takes a long time to scroll down. I pity those who do not have adverts turned off, I imagine that they have even further to scroll down.
One of the superfluous features in my opinion is the quick reply function:
Originally Posted by John Kennett
Quick reply is an option in vBulletin, but I've always thought that it's another non-feature.
I fully agree, it does not add anything, and if anything it will simply encourage unnecessary short posts between posters such as myself and willk, thereby undoubtedly detracting from the content of the site. Multi-quote is ok, but again in the past John has spoken against it. I was under the impression it was not present (in much the same way as quotes within a quote) to ensure that threads do not become ceaseless lines of quotes which need to be waded through to reach the content. When something needed to be multi-quoted it was still possible to achieve it.
The "newbie" forum is also something ribnet has avoided in the past. Many forums require it because "flame wars" are started when a new person makes a mistake by doing something against some underwritten rule of the site in the main body. Apart from for trade memberships, we do not have that issue.
Oh and I call again for the replacement of the top button in its proper place. I do not like the app so I continue to log in properly on my phone through the link in the instant email, when navigating it is very annoying where the button is placed now.
It may have been "made from a template" before Humber but I think we were better off for it. The new site although it has some new and interesting features has, in my opinion become too gimicky.
Originally Posted by Andy R
When we make changes we will try our best to include an option to set it back if you prefer.
Please deliver on the promise - I want the old ribnet back
PS. I am a self-confessed luddite.