Who likes to the way the feed works and looks?

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When I get notifications via my email, I get redirected to the feed page. I have to say, I don't like it one bit. I prefer how it used to show the regular forum, not the feed. Is this just me or anyone else feels the same?
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  • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
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    Originally Posted by daniel27lt View Post

    When I get notifications via my email, a get redirected to the feed page. I have to say, I don't like it one bit. I prefer how it used to show the regular forum, not the feed. Is this just me or anyone else feels the same?
    We have a fix for this planned - I'm hoping it can come next week, if not it'll be the week after.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    It would be interesting to see a poll on the subject. I'm pretty sure we won't, but it'd be interesting.

    If I had my druthers, I'd take the feed view behind the shed and put two bullets in its head.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Today I can't get out of the feed - cannot find a link to the "regular style" forum - can't find the search or other navigation I'm used to.

    Did someone decide "feed" is the only way to go? If so, I'm gone. I don't like it - it's hypy and not useful to me at all.

    Previously, when I was redirected to feed there was a link allowing me to access my way OUT of it....now that link can't be found.

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    • Profile picture of the author EasySimmons
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Today I can't get out of the feed - cannot find a link to the "regular style" forum - can't find the search or other navigation I'm used to.

      Did someone decide "feed" is the only way to go? If so, I'm gone. I don't like it - it's hypy and not useful to me at all.

      Previously, when I was redirected to feed there was a link allowing me to access my way OUT of it....now that link can't be found.

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      Check Creiben's guide on how to switch back to classic in this post: http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...ssic-look.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I found it but doesn't explain why navigation tools aren't visible on the feed - or why when I have deliberately switched to "classic" it shunts me back to feed every so often.

    Really no point in advising someone to use the "search" if they are on "feed" - is there?
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    • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I found it but doesn't explain why navigation tools aren't visible on the feed - or why when I have deliberately switched to "classic" it shunts me back to feed every so often.
      Would you be able to record the URLs when you're shunted back to feed? It should no longer do that unless the page you're on doesn't have a classic version, and there's only a handful of those.

      Really no point in advising someone to use the "search" if they are on "feed" - is there?
      I'm a little confused on this point. The main nav is the same across both versions and both of them have the search icon (or on mobile the first entry in the hamburger menu). I think the only difference is that the classic version has a subnav with "Search" labelled explicitly, in addition to the main magnifying glass icon one.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    What I find interesting is that this question has been up for three weeks now, and not one person has raised their hand to claim that they do in fact like the feed.

    It should be easy enough to run a test on the logs: Compare the number of people who click anything that brings them from one format to the other.
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    • Profile picture of the author daniel27lt
      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      What I find interesting is that this question has been up for three weeks now, and not one person has raised their hand to claim that they do in fact like the feed.
      Yes, that's true. I've been waiting for a least 1 positive reply.
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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      What I find interesting is that this question has been up for three weeks now, and not one person has raised their hand to claim that they do in fact like the feed.

      It should be easy enough to run a test on the logs: Compare the number of people who click anything that brings them from one format to the other.
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      There was one but he got banned

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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      What I find interesting is that this question has been up for three weeks now, and not one person has raised their hand to claim that they do in fact like the feed.
      It's now been five weeks, and still not one vote for the feed.

      Further, there are multiple threads along the lines of:
      http://www.warriorforum.com/suggesti...ic-option.html
      and, most telling, this one, which is posted as a sticky at the top of the Main forum:
      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ssic-view.html

      The fact that this had to be posted there somewhat implies that there have been many support requests on this point.

      Then there's the request from nmcalabroso here, asking:

      Now, I'm curious what's wrong with the modern thread view from your perspective. Can you lodge a thread in Suggestion Forum so we can discuss further? Any kind of feedback would really be useful for us to improve the forum.
      It's sad to see that Management puts so much effort into something that no one seems to have requested, and that everyone here effectively says with one voice, "Kill it with fire!" I have visions of Matt Barrie personally demanding this feed, pointing out other sites like Reddit, (which we are of course not).

      As I stated before, you can use hard, objective evidence to prove this point, and finally put this discussion to rest:

      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      It should be easy enough to run a test on the logs: Compare the number of people who click anything that brings them from one format to the other.
      I'm serious. You folks have the raw, full site logs. (Y'know, the same logs that answer the question of why visitors and engagement had fallen so sharply over recent years.) It should be a real simple matter to count the number of people who change their site view, and compare those numbers for clicks in each direction. I doubt you're willing to publish that information, but at least take a good, hard look at the numbers yourselves, internally, and ask if this whole pursuit really is worthwhile. You could even show them to Matt to get him to finally shut up.

      Now, in pre-timokeefe days, this whole post would have simply been deleted, and I would have earned a one week ban. (Once again, for anyone who doesn't believe that, check the logs.) I'm hopeful that things have changed enough so as to allow respectful and (even more importantly) fruitful discussion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I didin't notice the magnifying glass on modern - and when I click to go BACK to 'modern' it keeps me in the classic version instead of switching.

    That's fine - I don't want feed anyway. Every change made seems to favor the "feed" version and revert back to that....but I also wonder how much testing was done.

    Can you view "all forums" in feed? The words are not linked and I couldn't figure out a way to get to that 'main' page.
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    • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
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      We've changed the current setup so that once you've selected a preference, feed or classic, it'll try to show every page in that style. There are a few pages that can only work with one style, so those pages will obviously still show up in the style they work with, regardless of the preference you've set.

      If you're trying to switch between modern and classic now, the only way to do it is with the toggle in the menu. We did this under the assumption that most people would set their preference once and be done with it.

      The advantage of this approach is that you'll see your preferred view on almost every page. It also means that if someone sends you a link, you'll see it your way, not theirs. The intention behind this change is really to make it easier for you guys to stick to the classic view, rather than getting bumped back to feed all the time.

      Currently, there's no feed version of the "All forums" page, so it'll just show the classic version of that page. Once you click through to a forum it'll show that page in whatever version you've selected.

      Based on the feedback we've seen so far we'll probably make a few more changes to the nav. The team already updated the "all forums" text to link through to the all forums page, and we're looking at a few more changes to make it more usable.
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  • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
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    That's pretty close to what the plan is.
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