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.
Sorry to moan again, but I simply cannot cope with thread streams as they are currently posted. I see a new posting and my natural impulse is to go to the end of the stream to see the last comment... only to find that it isn't there, but has been posted in response to someone else's comment, and is therefore nested away. So, I have to then go through all the 'Load more' sub-headings until I find the appropriate post. This is bad enough on a short thread, but on one which has had, say, 30 replies? Forget it.
Is there any way that a recently-posted comment can be seen at a single click, without having to go through (possibly) loads of nested replies?
When I click 'View online' in an e-mail notification I am taken straight to the posting so that may be a short-term fix for you.
I agree that the presentation of posts is a mess and it needs sorting; all this 'Load Previous' and 'Load Next' really annoys me and there are times when I just give up on threads (particularly new threads where I have not requested notifications).
I would like a 'Load All' function myself if not a more orderly state of affairs ~ classic though that the science of technology was going to make everything so easy . . .
Deepthought said:I would like a 'Load All' function myself
(I am typing directly into the teeny REPLY box, here, and so excuse my use of capital letters, please.)
...By Gadfrey, that is an excellent idea! I would not have thought of it, since the Internet stresses me and I DID want to very much keep the "Load Next/Previous" business introduced recently. It would be great if this was a a button similar to those!
So I, at least, am in favour of THREE new buttons:
- Load All (like the Previous and Next Buttons
-To Bottom (near the top)
- Back To Top (at the bottom/end)
...I cannot think of much more than that, and may post another reply after this one...
Me again. The other troubles were changing colours to/of the Site, and what is going on with posting PICTURES. I know too ittle about these to attempt much question or opinion...
(...And note that the main line is still back to "Martian Tom", which is why I appreciate the lines, too.)
Disallowed Cynosure wrote:
It would certainly remove one cause of eye-strain here if the teeny Reply box was the same size when typing as when seen on the page once posted, or if not at least the same size text perhaps?
Motion seconded, by my upvote above too.