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Re: Move to GenForum - comments on format
Posted by: Pierce Reid Date: October 29, 1999 at 14:34:30
In Reply to: Re: Move to GenForum by Paul Burchfield of 11492

While I like the layout on the main pages giving the threads, it looks like we have lost the "new" message indicator - which is especially useful for theads that evolve over many days. I'll have to see if the color gives the same information.

I find the various message headers and advertising always take up the first part of a message screen, so that you have to scroll down to get any of the text, even for a small message. Could that be tightened up a little? (And I find the current layout a bit garish, with too many colors and fonts.)

It looks like we can no longer add our message to the (possibly edited) last message we are replying to. That capability can be a big help in following a thread. And when there are a number of points to respond to, each response can be put adjacent to the original point. And I can't easily review the last message as I am building up and proofreading my response.

Those are some initial reactions to the new board - I'll probably find more things I like less (and like more) than the old board, but life changes.

Pierce

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