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Old 05-12-2017, 16:19   #1
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Where can we post interface ideas for CF

I can't be somewhere, even on a saiboat, without "list of changes"... :-)
Where can I make some propositions to CF managers about thread interface ?
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Re: Where can we post interface ideas for CF

I reckon you are already in the right place
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Re: Where can we post interface ideas for CF

My 5 cents...

As I have a 1900x1200 screen, I don't know the consequences for others, but in Threaded Mode I am always needing to scroll when the message is long, with a picture or with a long quote... scroll down to read it to the end, scroll up to return to the thread list, scroll the thread list ... it is quite a job.

As the screens are mostly horizontal, why not to put side by side the thread list and the messages ? The thread list can be quite narrow but long on the left and the message as large as the rest of the screen minus the commercial zone allow.

Each will have much longer vertical place to have a big number of thread list items and mostly the full message on the right... or center because the commercial zobe on the right.

In an other life I was interface designer ....:-)
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Re: Where can we post interface ideas for CF

Thanks for the suggestions. It's always good to hear about board use. Layout is always a challenge as we have folks on mobile devices, tablets, laptops and a variety of screen resolutions.

It's interesting that you use the threaded view - few folks do.
You might try switching to linear - newest first and see how you like it. Since the software remembers the last post you read, a thread with new content should open to the point where there is an unread post, bypassing the need for so much scrolling.
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Re: Where can we post interface ideas for CF

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Thanks for the suggestions. +++

It's interesting that you use the threaded view - few folks do+++.
Thank you for your reply ... you should work as a "communicator for politician"

If FEW FOLKS use what I consider the best way to rapidly read the forum... the TREADED VIEW ...

because we can see to WHICH person the reply is addressed withtout having a quote (which in my mind ADD LOT OF UNUSEFULL INFO if we know to who it is addressed) and save screen space for important info and also on your server :-) ...

...this is EXACTLY because this interface is not properly used. It is not user friendly. Make a 4th view option, at least for the large screen user and you will be surprized. The others with iphone or tablet, just have to forget it.

An other point : Usually on sites with Google commercials if we have paid the suscription, the adds are removed. I have no problem with those on the right side... but the one between the header and the acces to forum threads is very "in the way" and force to scroll al the time.

I understand you make revenues with Google and if I don't pay ... no problem ... but if I pay... HUM what is the advantage ?
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