Online Community - Comments, Improvements and Feedback

Dear Community,

We were pleased to see so many comments about the community on the recent thread about the Leader Board. We are always wanting to learn more about how we can develop the community and so have locked the previous thread so that all comments and suggestions about general improvements to the community can now be placed here on this thread.

Please comment here on any ideas, improvements or feedback you have about the Online Community. 

Please note that although we take on board all your ideas, we may not be able to implement all of them.

As always, please be kind and respectful when commenting to each other.

Thanks,

NAS Moderators

  • I would like to see...

    A go to first unread button, so I don't have to scroll through the same replies over and over again to get to the new post.

    Better navigation guidance - I see latest posts and then when I log in it turns out they are months old...

    which brings me to...

    Please keep me logged in!  All other forums I'm on, I'm logged in most of the time.  Here, I login, then, if I close the browser/tab, I'm logged out and I have to go through the whole lot again.

     I'm a newcomer, but I find it immensely frustrating!

  • I would like to see some help screens, even if they are in the form of a 'sticky' thread.

    Perhaps RSS icons can be added to the forum groups and threads.

    I also miss the ability to change screen colours. In the old system I could select a black background, which I prefer to the white. Firefox's reader mode does not work in the forum so I cannot use that to change the colour.

    I believe the old system also allowed users to change the font size and that can be useful.

    If any changes are to colours (including, for example, the buttons) then please remember to bear in mind people like myself who are colour-blind (I am red/green colour-blind but also have great difficulty with brown). I would be quite happy to see a different (and subdued) colour for buttons and usernames above posts.

  • Bonniepurple said:
    Please keep me logged in!  All other forums I'm on, I'm logged in most of the time.  Here, I login, then, if I close the browser/tab, I'm logged out and I have to go through the whole lot again.

    Apologies for posting again so soon but I forgot to mention that I like Bonniepurple's idea providing the user has the option to choose whether to remain logged in (preferably each time the user logs in).


  • I also miss the ability to change screen colours. In the old system I could select a black background, which I prefer to the white. Firefox's reader mode does not work in the forum so I cannot use that to change the colour.

    Perhaps check 'Colour That Site :: Add-ons for Firefox - Firefox Add-ons - Mozilla'