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    The new format is teh suck

    it's been a couple weeks now and I still can't stand it.

    It's simply not appealing, plus many of the the search features are all screwed up.

    Agree/disagree?
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    Agree. It's simply how the threads are stacked IMO. It looks too busy and it's too hard to find threads that catch my eye, or ones I previously visited (and recognize them by title). A smaller secondary issue is that the forum navigation is somewhat annoying in that it always starts at the "top", rather than if I want to jump from NorCal to AZ forum, which is only "one forum away" in the order of things, it always starts off at the top at Passion or whatever, so I have to scroll way down to find it.
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    Re: The new format is teh suck

    Agree

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    Agreed!! I've been trying to be patient and understanding but it's bunk! "Especially on an iPhone"

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    But it totally fixed the spam problem.
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    Agreed!

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    Re: The new format is teh suck

    Agreed. I don't even go on the computer to view it anymore. I just use Tapatalk.

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    I'm used to it now. It's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Agree. It's simply how the threads are stacked IMO. It looks too busy and it's too hard to find threads that catch my eye, or ones I previously visited (and recognize them by title). A smaller secondary issue is that the forum navigation is somewhat annoying in that it always starts at the "top", rather than if I want to jump from NorCal to AZ forum, which is only "one forum away" in the order of things, it always starts off at the top at Passion or whatever, so I have to scroll way down to find it.
    I saw a buddy online a bit ago and clicked on the "recent posts" button or whatever it's called - just to see what's he's been up to. All it brought up were posts from 2006.

    When you hit the "latest forums posts" button - results read as a stream of consciousness. As you said - it's hard to read.

    I dont find the new format intuitive - and I figured it was time for people to offer up their opinions.
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    The new format is teh suck

    Agree... Only use Tapatalk, which I suspect gives them no advertising credit. Not ideal.

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    I hate it. Its a major reason why I have spent very little time on MTBR in the last couple of weeks.
    Even just to do this reply, i hit the "Reply To Thread" button, it only takes me to the Quick Reply screen. I have to hit a second button to do an advanced reply.
    The old format, it was one button to do an advanced reply, no buttons to do a quick reply.

    The whole thing feels like it was designed simply to fit more advertising space. I don't mind a few ads. It pays for the site. Fine. I can deal with that. The column on the right side is considerably bigger. It gives less space to the fun part of the forum.

    The smileys suck a$$!!!

    Its really annoying that screen names don't fit.
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    I want my money back!

    Old format: I had class. I was a contender.

    New format: I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.



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    The new format is teh suck

    Get the tapatalk app... Still looks the same to me lol
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    I like the old format better, but I'm getting used to it.

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    The new format is teh suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Cobb View Post
    Agreed!! I've been trying to be patient and understanding but it's bunk! "Especially on an iPhone"
    Tapatalk app

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    Seems like I was a lot funnier on the old format whereas this format makes me seem dummer.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broncstad View Post
    Tapatalk app
    I have that too, I just prefer Safari. Although.

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    Since the 'upgrade' I have used MTBR substantially less, mainly because I can no longer open the forums from my computer at work (IE 8 on Windows Vista....not exactly up to date I know). I now always get a 'page read error' and only load the page header but everything else comes up blank. I have no problem accessing the rest of MTBR (home page, articles, reviews) from my work computer.

    Not really seeing the benefits of the new format....

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    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post

    Agree/disagree?
    Agree. I thought it was just me. That's what my wife always tells me is the case.
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    posting & responding seem to be a crap shoot

    Cant tell if im posting to the thread or previous poster. The navigation is annoying as well.

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    I don't like to complain because it isn't my site, but I have to admit I am having a harder time getting around the site. I would like it better if the threads were a lot wider on screen, visually it would make things a lot easier to find imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohenfive View Post
    I don't like to complain because it isn't my site, but I have to admit I am having a harder time getting around the site. I would like it better if the threads were a lot wider on screen, visually it would make things a lot easier to find imo.
    I think this is useful info for Francois. Sometimes complaining is good - so long as it's constructive.
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    I'm not a fan. It looks generic like so many others. It's not home any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    I think this is useful info for Francois. Sometimes complaining is good - so long as it's constructive.
    I'd like to complain about your use of the word constructive. It makes me think of tall buildings and tall buildings do not belong on an MTBR forum.

    (see what I mean? That would have been way funnier on the old format.)
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    I just signed up so I don't know what the old version was like. One issue I do see is as soon as you register you get major notices saying go introduce yourself in the general section. Ok, I can live with that. Ooops. The next thing you're told is you aren't allowed to post until you have 5 posts. It doesn't explain, just says nope not allowed. Turns out you have to reply to threads at least 5 times, I guess anyway, since it does allow replies. A little confusing.

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    Re: The new format is teh suck

    I hardly browse on the computer now because it is easier on tapatalk to navigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    it's been a couple weeks now and I still can't stand it.

    It's simply not appealing, plus many of the the search features are all screwed up.

    Agree/disagree?

    Hi Mr. bicycles,

    I concur! Besides all the issues others have brought up I'll add that on the previous version I never had any issues uploading photos once I learned the size restrictions. However, with this version I haven't been able to even display the photos I've previously uploaded or to upload any additional photos.

    I'm hoping that management is still in the process of implementing this upgrade and we have better days in front of us.

    Thanks,

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    I just typed up a long response with salient points, and hit the button to post, and it took me to a blank page.

    It's a very frustrating change MTBR has made, and it pisses me off several times a day.

    Plus, as someone has already mentioned, it makes us less funny and the more dummer.

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    I guess I am getting used to it since another forum that I frequent went with the same format a couple years ago. My time spent there dropped dramatically, but I am slowly going back. Maybe the same will happen here.

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    I'm getting used to it, but there is not one single thing I like about it. The old version was better

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    Not a fan of the new format. A lot harder to see the threads of interest, navigate, or look at profiles and search is a mess - latest threads and 2006 with nothing in between. Much prefer the previous version though as mentioned Tapatalk looks the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohenfive View Post
    I don't like to complain because it isn't my site, but I have to admit I am having a harder time getting around the site. I would like it better if the threads were a lot wider on screen, visually it would make things a lot easier to find imo.
    There's a setting to embiggen the threads so they aren't so narrow. Forget what it is, but play around a bit and you should find it.




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    searching the forum

    +1 You can search a 2nd time without having to wait 60 seconds.
    -1 For some crazy reason the results seem to be from 2006 and older.
    1 - 1 = zero.

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    Re: The new format is teh suck

    Yeah spam block party. Just got six more.

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    Agree! I don't know what it is but I have a really hard time reading the new version, it kinda strains my eyes! Navigation is also kind of a pain the arse.

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    Re: The new format is teh suck

    Seems Celine bags is the new gnar.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/action-pics-rigids-technical-terrain-782274-post10174045.html

    Spam reports work like the searches.

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    Re: The new format is teh suck

    Agreed, been on the regular website less lately cause I just don't like the way it looks.

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    I've had all sorts of issues with the site on Chrome since the switch. Had to go back to Safari for this site.

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    Life is not worth living anymore

    Life is not worth living any more. And I want my money back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim View Post
    There's a setting to embiggen the threads so they aren't so narrow. Forget what it is, but play around a bit and you should find it.
    Scroll down in any forum and change it from 'fixed' to 'wide.'
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    Agree, this sucks. Anyone know of any other ACTIVE forums? Singletrack gets about 2 posts a day...

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    Digging it Francis!

    I was going to chime in on the "suck" side, but then I noticed I had a profile notification and clicked it and got to see all the rep and comments people left for me. Hadn't seen that before, freaking hilarious!

    I never knew people actually did that, seems like something a 12 year old girl would be into. Keep it coming teeny boppers, you made my morning!

    "Reputation" & "internet" is like "military" & "intelligence".

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    It's easy to complain as users but the amount of work that goes into behind the scenes most will never know. Progress requires updating for software patches and glitches, no always perfect, to enhance features that make the site easier to maintain and additional revenue to keep the site free are all necessary. I haven't had any issues navigating around the new layout...honestly even being here for sometime I actually prefer the new format..... ok flame on...
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    Yep. Sucks.

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    Most of the changes haven't really bothered me as I adapt to visual changes pretty quickly. But having just used the image uploader in a reply to a thread, I have to say that it is one of the worst interfaces ever. It's too confusing, and requires too many redundant clicks. I think the main gripe for me is that the new format is not as user friendly. It's okay just browsing, searching, and reading, but adding content is more trouble than it's worth.

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    This new format and the new culvert trail = suckage!

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    New is not always better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    The old version was better
    What he said ^^^
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    My eyes, they hurt.

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