What I really miss is being able to see what's happening on the site in a nice overview (the New Topic Firehose).
Now...? I can see five or six threads at once, but even those aren't collated properly.
I have seen you say this a couple times and corrected you those times. The New topics are In order. The time stamp you see is last post not thread
creation time. They are in order how they used to be as always. I can see 12 topics at once though. That's not zoomed out either.
Compare to the Live page to see they are in fact in order.
Thanks for the reply. Sorry for not having replied on the "other times" you mention - but as I said, I haven't been around as much as I was
The way the threads are collated now isn't the same as the New Topic Firehose. I'm not interested in what's "hot" or "trending". I don't want to see
what's been posted on most recently - what I want to see is the newest topics. Now, that, I can find in the "new" section, but only 12 headings, as
opposed to the... 36, was it? ...on the Firehose. I really loved the way the threads were broken down there.
Look, ultimately, I'll end up getting over this, or I'll end up leaving.
Frankly, I'd put my money on the fact that I'll get over it. This site offers something that no other site on the internet does, or does as well.
...and that has to be worth something.
In order to actually present a balanced point of view... there are some things that I DO like about the new ATS.
I love the clean lines, and the curved corners on all the text boxes etc.
I love the simpler, easier and cleaner icons for things like "reply" and "flag" and so on.
Really, my one and only criticism isn't so much to do with all the new layouts and overall design, but simply the fact that I feel like much less
information is being presented to me at once. For many, that might be a plus - the old design was probably overwhelming, particularly for newcomers.
For me, it has taken away on what I loved most about ATS - the ability to log on here, and to see a snapshot of what's going on in the world,
literally in the blink of an eye, on a single page. ...that, I miss. The rest? The aesthetics etc.? Well, I can take or leave those.
Regardless, I do appreciate the constant desire to provide better functionality and a more cohesive, user-friendly experience... even if it means
that some of us get grumpy in the short-term.
edit on 15-9-2013 by Awen24 because: (no reason given)