It looks and feels like we’re all degraded to icons on a white or dark background. There’s just no telling who you’re dealing with and if it’s a senior or someone that just stepped in?
You need to re-enter the signature you had? (Why wasn’t that copied?) And you now have to click on the icon of every single user to be able to see his/her profile. Very, very inefficient in a forum imo. You should see this information instantly.
And what’s the field of the icons between the ‘topic’ and the ‘replies’ field? What’s the point of that? Why is that not named? I see recent posts with 16 replies that display 5 icons. And on the other hand I also see recent posts with 16 replies that display only 1 icon? If the field is there then why not ‘name’ it like the others? Also, the names of the fields should be sticky. Now, if you scroll down, the field names are gone.
The whole point of forums like this is to build a community where people know and help each other out. In the old forum we could instantly see the name and signature and the number of replies to know if we’re dealing with a regular or newcomer. In this new forum we’re degraded to just icons! I don’t see any information of the people posting topics or replies unless I click on every single one of them! And then it depends if their profile was updated? And because their profile probably wasn’t updated I would have to guess if it’s up-to-date? This is very tiring and causing a lot of unnecessary mouse clicks!
So, no! I can’t say I’m very happy with this new forum!
I usually don’t need a whole lot of help myself here so I’m mostly helping out other users.
But this new forum might well be the final showstopper for me?
Too much unnecessary clicking for my taste!