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    i hate the new format...(& a question)

    is there any way at all that we can expand the threads so that we can see everything on the screen? i'm sure i'm repeating what others have said and am possibly yelling into the wind but part of what made passion such a community was the ability to get an overview of what was going on in a single glance - like coming into a party and instantly getting caught up on all of the conversations. this new format not only requires that i click an option at the bottom of the screen EACH time i refresh the page so that i can get the most recent post (not the most recently responded to post) at the top of the screen, but it also is quite labor intensive in terms of getting an overview of the discussions. again, i know others have said this, but i think it bears repeating: for those of us who surf in and out on limited time the new format is simply not user friendly.

    ok, mini-rant/vent over.

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    Whiny tiny heinie?? Welcome to the club. Well, the whiny part, anyway. I'm 100 per cent in agreement with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    "part of what made passion such a community was the ability to get an overview of what was going on in a single glance"
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    rt, I think that's a small part of what made Passion a community. There are so many more variables at play than just the format of the messageboard that make a community. I like being able to learn a little bit more about each poster, and that's now possible with the "profiles" feature. If you really need to get in touch with someone now, no more lame "PAGING" posts, just click on the email or private message links. Community is all about the people, and it's a lot easier to get to know the people now. Anything that trips up trolls is a good thing as well. Sure, they can register as many handles as they like with temporary email addresses, but adminstrators can kill those handles a lot faster now. Accountability is a good thing. "Keyboard courage" can be a bad thing.

    I agree with you that the format is "awkward", but I've adapted. Even some of the early detractors I've been in touch with are saying they like it now. To me, there were so many non-biking sort of conversations going on that the old format turned me off in many ways. I'd glance at Passion and see that there was all these long-winded threads with a whole lotta nothing, then move on. Now, I find I'm actually reading more, not fewer threads. There are other ways to assess the "popularity" of a thread/topic without it taking up a lot of screen real estate. Once I see a thread I like, I'm using the hybrid view to look through the nested threads. I like being able to see all the threads on one or two pages. The site moved along too quickly before. Definitely quantity over quality. In the "old days" I could read all the threads and stay on top of them. Over the last few years, that was impossible. It's easier to do now.

    Unfortunately there is no way to view threads the old way. We just need to adapt.

    end "counter-rant"
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    It is like a party, and it's in the kitchen...

    the trouble is finding the d@mn kitchen. Like celly and Ken and the rest, I'm sorta adapting. Jim

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    hehe

    better than tiny whiny heinie!



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    let me reprase

    [QUOTE=celly]rt, I think that's a small part of what made Passion a community.

    for me, being able to see all of what was going on was a large part of the community issue.

    maybe i'll adapt, maybe i won't. either way, ca, c'est la vie.

    rt

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    Take it back! I'm not adapting at all. I'm using this format under protest, and would change it back to the old way immediately if the choice were mine. Failing that, I wish that the features that are here would at least work immediately. Before all you had to do was hit 'return to message board' and you were updated on what you'd viewed and what you hadn't by an OBVIOUS color change. Now the tiny envelopes with dots and circles and bold threads and unbold threads and little colored or white markers don't necessarily engage till who knows when?

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    yup, where is the d@mn kitchen, and...

    who drank all the beer?!

    ;-)

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    Well if you had a good avatar...

    Yeah, me too. But in finger it's like being stuck in traffic. Just don't get road rage and you'll probably survive without a heart attack and gunfire. And hopefully we'll find the lane that's moving. And eventually get to the destination.

    What was the question? *tap tap tap* this on?

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    Bzzzzttttttttt!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    who drank all the beer?!

    ;-) <--- no longer allowed. insert smily here:

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    Yeah, me too. But in finger it's like being stuck in traffic. Just don't get road rage and you'll probably survive without a heart attack and gunfire. And hopefully we'll find the lane that's moving. And eventually get to the destination.

    What was the question? *tap tap tap* this on?

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    Gunfire can be very therapeutic, and there are few problems that can't be solved by the appropriate use of explosives.

    SERENITY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    *rt I totally agree. I've been trying to get used to this new format. I hate it! Will not be checking out the board as often because I can't tell what the heck is going on.

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    *sigh* (nfm)

    well, sh*t! i can't even have a blank message. is nothing sacred?!

    rt

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    lol!

    *boom*

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    i'm right there with ya

    call me lazy but if i can't see what's going on i can't be bothered to click to find out. besides, i don't know if anyone else is finding this, but the pages are slow to load.

    rt

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    Stolen Post!

    there....feel better now?

    I better do some work, later, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    i don't know if anyone else is finding this, but the pages are slow to load.

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    No speed issues noted in the slightest here.

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    Ahem...

    Quote Originally Posted by celly
    rt, I think bla bla bla... If you really need to get in touch with someone now, no more lame "PAGING" posts, just click on the email or private message links.
    >>>PAGING MellowYellow<<<

    I've actually been visiting more since the new format began. Coincidence? Probably.
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    I think once the novelty wears off......

    Quote Originally Posted by Ichabod
    >>>PAGING MellowYellow<<<

    I've actually been visiting more since the new format began. Coincidence? Probably.
    I'll be back in lurque mode anyhow. Of course, mtbr only has a few more weeks to live anyhow, so it's all moot now.

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    Ahhhh, the good old days...

    ...of lost posts. Now that was livin', damn!

    Bb, [ confued and whiny too. ]

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    ooh. much better.

    just like old times.

    hehe

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    Old Format Was Like A Singlespeed -simple!!!

    waaaaaaa....waaaaaa...sniffle,sniffle
    BRING IT BACK, BRING IT BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

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    Old Format Was Like A Singlespeed -simple!!!

    waaaaaaa....waaaaaa...sniffle,sniffle
    BRING IT BACK, BRING IT BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by original Ben Dover
    waaaaaaa....waaaaaa...sniffle,sniffle
    BRING IT BACK, BRING IT BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!
    well put.

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