posted on Sep, 4 2012 @ 08:46 AM
Originally posted by Kryties
Originally posted by MrInquisitive
Are you serious, a more modern design? Perhaps it will work better for ipads, iphones and such, but on a normal computer, in a browser, it looks
horrible and unprofessional, and provides less information.
Which is exactly why they did it, statistics were showing more newcomers coming in from devices than PC's.
If you had have read the thread you would know this. Please don't give some form of ridiculous excuse like "Im not going to read through the whole
thread, it's too long". NOT OUR PROBLEM.
And given the negative response by most posters to this thread, I don't see how your claim of being "responsive" holds much water. But hey,
it's you're website, you can wreck it if you want to.
I think it's an even 50/50 mix. How can you say most people have given a negative response when you clearly haven't read the entire thread?
While on the subject of ATS layout logistics, I'd just say that all the multiple threads on a single topic and the preponderance of pointless
and/or inane replies makes perusing ATS nigh impossible. That all replies are in chronological order rather than put physically next to what they are
referring to also makes it really hard to follow a thread; I think indented replies would work better.
Mods do their best to shut down duplicate threads and redirect them to the original. They have been doing that since time immemorial.
I read enough of the thread to know why the change was done, i.e. for hand devices. And my point remains that it may be better for hand-held devices,
but it looks like crap on a normal computer screen. As for more newcomers using hand-held devices than PC's, what about the current members? What
is the device viewing stat for them? Seems like current members' preferences should be taken into consideration as well. And gawd forbid they have
two choices for a home page, i.e. one for computers and one for hand-held devices. That would be really tough to just keep an adjunct old-style home
page for those who prefer it.
But like I also said, its ATS's site so they can do whatever they want to, to louse up their site. I've seen other major websites go through
iterations in their format, and it's generally never for the better.
I'll happily admit I didn't read through 20 pages of this thread to do a robust poll of commentor's opinions on the subject, but from what I saw,
it seemed like a lot were unhappy. And if it is a 50/50 split, why not have two choices of front pages? I assume the layouts are done by a program,
not manually. And if they are done manually, then it seems like it ought to be easy enough to write scripts do do the work.
I am not talking about duplicate threads. I am talking about all the blither blather in anyone thread -- this one, for instances is 21+ pages long.
People with a life haven't the time to read -- or even skim -- through each comment. And many comments are inane/worthless. And why take up space
with a little message saying this comment has been removed for violating TOCs? It just takes up more line space, thereby lengthening threads. To me,
most threads become so long and so thin in pertinent content that I can't be bothered to thoroughly peruse even the few threads that look quite
interesting. Too much work for too little content of worth. I really think this is a major problem with ATS.
And you clearly didn't get my point about it being hard to follow a thread because all comments are put in chronological order. If someone replies
to a particular comment, it should come right after it and be indented, in order to keep it in context. Yeah, I know one can quote within a comment,
but that relies on the later commenter doing a good job of keeping the quoting in context, and it is still hard to follow a train of thought, such as
an ongoing discussion/argument between two posters.