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What are the top three design, layout, or function changes you'd make to the NWFA website?

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Joe Link, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    As the title says, what are the top three changes you'd make from a design standpoint (and why if it's not obvious)?
     
  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Does it already exist and I don't know how?
    One time I had a Vid Clip I wanted to upload. Not youtube but a file I had saved on my computer.

    Other than that all is good. Thank you!
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Like to be able to edit titles of threads i post and would like to have the option of deleting entire thread I post.
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'm not liking the 3.0 version, and hope you run 2.0 (this current iteration) as an option to run simultaneously. I like the current 2.0 menu layouts, etc.

    Maybe it's because I'm so used to it, but it works great on my desktop, and iPhone (99% of the time).
     
  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Ability to have more then 20 post per page.
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Unfortunately video uploads are incredibly taxing on server resources, as they need to re-encoded for web use. Because of this the software we use doesn't include provisions for them, only for imbedding them within posts once they're already online. Vimeo is a good Youtube alternative.

    We're going to be running 2.0 in it's current iteration for a month after the public release of 3.0, to give members time to get accustomed to the changes at their pace, but not after that one month period. We will be working to resolve issues members have with the new version (where we can), which is why member feedback is critical. We won't be able to please everyone, and people are (almost) always unhappy about change, but we're going to do what we can to mitigate both of those :)

    This is a policy topic, rather than design. We've enabled the option to edit titles for 5 minutes after a thread is posted, to allow for initial error corrections. Deleting an entire thread won't be an option, but you can report it and a mod may close it for you.

    I'll look into this. I believe we changed this once and it resulted in a double digit increase in server load (since it loaded twice as many threads with every thread list view).
     
  7. Papercidal

    Papercidal Vancouver ,Wa Active Member

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    It might be nice to enlarge the little blue button for first unread posts. It takes a bit more acuracy with fat fingers than I have to hit it on a I pad
     
  8. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Heh, I didn't know you could click on that :s0112:
     
  9. Hotolds442

    Hotolds442 Washougal Member

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    One touch "mark forum read" button would be nice, right next to the "watch forum" link.

    Get rid of Obama's face on about every page I load.
     
  10. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    1. Don't make it take more than one click to get to "new posts" or "new content" (or whatever it's going to be called). Don't bury it in a menu, put it at the top of every page.

    2. Bring back the popup previews when the cursor is hovered over post titles.

    3. Bring back the ability to collapse forum categories like NWFA 1.0 (for example, "General Firearm Talk" could be collapsed down to one line, "Community Discussion" could be collapsed down to one line, and so on).

    4. Don't make us go to a user's profile to see the user's feedback score. In NWFA 2.0 it was great that it showed on every post right next to their post count and likes received count.
     
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  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Man, that new highlight/quote thingy is great!
     
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  12. 66PonyCar

    66PonyCar Tigard, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I opened a thread to read. There was an embedded link in it but there was nothing to show it was a link. The print was the same as the rest of the post. Can you change it so that the embedded links are highlighted?
     
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  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep, it's on the list :)
     
  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The scroll wheel on the mouse now only works on about 50% of the pages.
    It works fine on every other website I tried, its just here a bunch of pages are making it not work.
    Just an FYI

    And liked the
    Online now list and the site stats on the top right better also.
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