I haven't seen anyone asking yet, so how do we sign up for the invite-only Beta testing? I, for one, would love to be a part of that.
From what I can see, it looks good. I watched the video, and then watched it again, pausing several times to soak up the changes. Then I just
downloaded it to really pick it apart.
All I can say ATM:
AWESOMENESS has arrived at ATS!
Here's a few new features I'll appreciate:
Online members to the left margin instead of having to scroll all the way to the bottom.
Wow. So much easier to star a post now, no wait for the page to refresh.
Ditto for subscribing to a thread. Many a time I don't want to comment because I am on mobile, and could only fire off a short response. I subscribe
to a lot of threads I don't instantly comment on, but read them first page to last page subscribing if the content is interesting. This should help
to alleviate all those "commenting so I can read this later" posts. (Yes you can currently subscribe without commenting, but.....)
Wow again, for making all the common functions instant. No page refreshing really shows the "under the hood" design is all modernized HTML5. Sleek
and fast from the preview. Loved once past Beta.
As far as the contrast, I'm with most others and I'd prefer the "dark" theme, but you're right SO, It does grow on you. I'm willing to try each.
Things I'm finding missing:
1. The Image Uploader.
3. A message notification.
I'm just wondering if those features will survive the re-vamp, and if we will be able to find them on the + MORE
(Item 3: I'm used to the Yellow highlight on the bottom ribbon, and the drop down green flag if I have more than 1 message. How will we be alerted
to new PM's?)
From what I see so far, we are hitting another evolutionary step forward, as far as coding goes. Thanks for bringing us up to 2013 standards. Very
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