CGF better site format?

Updated on March 13, 2017 in General Discussion
5 on March 1, 2017

It’s great that there is a CGF again but anybody else find the format a bit confusing?
It would be nice to be able to see all the threads and sub-threads in one page, instead of having to  check 9 different categories to see replies.In the future there might be more categories. What then? Go through 20 to find what people are saying? How do people navigate the forum.  I tried to re-read some comments from yesterday and can’t find them. I’m sure they’re there somewhere!
Any ideas for a better format?
Also where are the notifications, so that I can follow a thread. I’d like an email sent to me when there is a reply to a topic

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0 on March 3, 2017

Don’t know what you mean, exactly. Forum starts with an ‘All posts’ tab, which shows all the posts no matter what category they were put in. Keeps the latest on top, as well. I never look in the categories itself. You see when they are last updated, in very faint letters.

My complaint about this forum that many texts are hardly readable. You should see the login screen: it is nearly all blank. On white background, please use black letters or dark colours.

As for the automatic emails: just open a thread and click on + Follow to the right of the title. You get an email at each answer, if your email address is correct. 

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0 on March 3, 2017

Thanks for the feedback guys.  Yes, Jaap, I would also agree that the font colors on some of the screens do not work well. I’ve been pretty busy but its something I have really been meaning to look into.

bzeliotis, thanks also for your feedback.  This is certainly a different style of forum than the traditional forum \ subforum \ threads structure you might be used to seeing on other community sites.  This is a flat forum – something a lot of members from the prior CGF had asked for – they had actually bookmarked a flat forum view (“new topics”) on the old CGF rather than the homepage.  If you are interested in seeing only posts in a particular category, please click on that category along the right side bar of the site.  Along this side bar, you will also see quick links to trending topics, most active / liked posters, as well as related topics if you are viewing an actual topic and links to the topic participants.

It’s a very minimalist format requested by existing members but I found it still managed to achieve a lot of the traditional forum needs which is why I decided to go with it.

 

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0 on March 3, 2017

OK thanks

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1 on March 11, 2017

Seems good to me: I like the clean layout. I guess I’m a bit puzzled as to why the Introductions section is now closed. Isn’t the forum interested in any more new folks’ background? 

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on March 13, 2017

Seems good to me: I like the clean layout. I guess I’m a bit puzzled as to why the Introductions section is now closed. Isn’t the forum interested in any more new folks’ background? 

From Guitar1

 Actually, it is just the single thread that is closed.  Any member is welcome to post in the “Member Introductions” category as an individual welcome post.  This may be better than having a huge thread with thousands of welcome posts.

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