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  • New website look (theme) feedback
  • tommathy
    Full Member

    Hi all. As you may have noticed, we have launched an updated look and design for the site. Here is a place to submit your feedback on this.

    vmgscot
    Full Member

    Having an issue where the fist time I click on any thread a blank screen is displayed, come out and back in and thread contents then appear. Chrome browser on Windows 10 PC.

    spacemonkey
    Free Member

    I’ll complete the form later when I’ve had a better look. My first impression is I dislike the topic list spacing because you have to scroll for ages to find the thread/s you’re looking for. Much preferred the precious formatting across a single line.

    fatbrad
    Free Member

    There’s a dark mode?

    donald
    Free Member

    How do I geta dark mode?

    trailrider797
    Full Member

    First impressions look good! Dark mode is great.

    To change go to

    My account > preferences

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    Dunno about desktop but on Android it follows the phone theme – phone set to dark mode and so is the website. Same for light mode.

    donald
    Free Member

    First impressions look good! Dark mode is great.

    To change go to

    My account > preferences

    There’s an option to disable dark mode but there’s not one to enable it

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    I’ve had dark mode here for years! Probably a Mac thing 😎 😂
    (the REPLY | REPORT buttons aren’t quite compatible now though… they appear as black on dark grey so difficult to see. All the other colours are fine though)

    nixie
    Full Member

    Dark mode toggle doesn’t work :/

    voodoo-rich
    Full Member

    Dark mode on or off doesn’t change anything for me (viewing in Chrome).

    Profile button doesn’t work when viewing a forum thread (e.g. now).

    andy5390
    Full Member

    Filled in the feedback form about not being able to access My Account drop down menu from within a topic. ie. I can’t use the directions given above to switch to Dark Mode from here, I have to go back to the Overview list before it works.

    Using Chrome OS 104

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    What areas of the site do you think require more improvements
    Other:

    The Search! It’s soooo bad!

    nixie
    Full Member

    I reported the same andy5390.

    Is the ezoic banner in the footer supposed to be there?

    Gribs
    Full Member

    It feels like it’s designed to be used in portrait rather than landscape with excessive boarders on either side on a normal monitor. The content I actually want uses less than half the screen and the latest stories column is far to obtrusive.

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Windows 10 & Chrome, default view when I logged on this morning. Nothing too shocking but could use the screen real-estate better.

    boriselbrus
    Full Member

    The thing I don’t like from a function POV is from the forum overview page you have the two columns – forums threads, and latest stories. You can’t independently scroll down the latest stories. When you’ve scrolled down two thirds of the forum threads the latest stories join in, but you have no independent control. Chrome, W10

    ji
    Free Member

    Dark mode is great.

    To change go to

    My account > preferences

    There’s an option to disable dark mode but there’s not one to enable it

    Same issue here – cvan only select to disable it. (Win11, Firefox)

    andy5390
    Full Member

    Windows 10 & Chrome, default view when I logged on this morning.

    This is what I get Chrome/Chromebook

    Edit: Page zoom set at 125%

    verses
    Full Member

    We used to have a “jump to latest message in a thread” link next to each post. I found it really useful and it’d be good if that could be added back please.

    nickc
    Full Member

    Hi guys.

    sometimes moving from Bikes to Chat, (and vice versa) I get a blank page, hitting the refresh loads it.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Forum usability has taken another big hit hasn’t it. The overview is very busy and each topic links to the topic creator’s profile which I don’t need in the overview, the last posters profile which I don’t need in the overview but no link to the latest post, the latest that I haven’t read or even any indication that there are entries I have or haven’t read.

    I really can’t decide whether it is intention, ignorance or that my use is totally different to everyone else?

    bjhedley
    Full Member

    Contrary to everyone else, I actually much prefer the new forum look. While the old one was great for loads of threads in a small space, I found it really hard to find one and often scrolled past. The new one is much easier to read, especially on a laptop screen.

    danposs86
    Full Member

    Can we get a ‘spreadsheet’ view? So it looks like Excel?

    Keva
    Free Member

    well it hasn’t crashed the browser on my work PC yet so that’s one thing that’s better.

    tommathy
    Full Member

    Just released a minor update:
    – Fixed link colour under replies in dark mode
    – Fixed the user profile icon not working when in a topic
    – Fixed images in the shop when hovering over them to stop them going “full disco” mode
    – Fixed various other non visual stuff
    – Added a logout button

    Right now we are monitoring the site and gathering feedback. We will review the feedback next week and incorporate that into our releases going forward.

    ampthill
    Full Member

    I’m neutral about the changes. I tried updating prefeerence for “Dark mode” but no joy

    However i was suprised to see a check box for “Fancy Editor” which I thought was frankly non of your business.

    Then i worked it out

    eyestwice
    Full Member

    @worldclassaccident The problem with ultra-wide screens is either excess space on either side, as you’ve identified.

    Or an unreadable forum with 7.8 bazillion (real number) words per line.

    Agree it looks odd to you. That’s why most sites use that blank space to peddle (see what I did there?) ads for shit that no-one wants.

    b33k34
    Full Member

    Possible bug –

    Forum search doesn’t appear at the overview level (but it does once you’ve picked bike/chat/etc)

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Agree it looks odd to you. That’s why most sites use that blank space to peddle (see what I did there?) ads for shit that no-one wants.

    Other forums don’t – the screen seems to adapt to whatever device you’re using
    (check pinkbike forum for example)
    I’m not bothered, personally, just saying WCA’s not wrong.

    Gribs
    Full Member

    The problem with ultra-wide screens is either excess space on either side, as you’ve identified.

    It’s a problem on a standard 16:10 monitor. Actual content using about 2/5 of the screen. It’s like they’ve copied pink bikes btl comments rather than using normal forum layouts.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    Woohoo! The Logout button is back for me.

    All good on my end 🙂

    papamountain
    Free Member

    How do I enable dark mode? Pc, chrome. Thanks.

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    I really like the new look, super clean (in member mode) and easy to read.

    Like others though I do find the navigation takes more clicks that I would like.  It would be great to have an ‘overview’ link a the end of each thread that took you back to the main overview.  Same with going to the last post in a thread.

    But, I like it and it only took a day to get used to.  Copy the Overview/Chat/Bike etc bar from the top to the bottom of each thread and I’d be even happier

    bensales
    Free Member

    In the blue bit that says “Overview Chat Bike Members News” there needs to be a “My Threads” that takes you to a list of anything you’ve responded to or favourited (if that’s still a thing).

    Yes, I know you can go through your profile, by that’s multiple clicks. I use the Overview to see if there’s new topics that interest me, but otherwise I want to be able to quickly get to threads I’m partaking in. Pistonheads does this brilliantly with ‘What’s New’ and ‘My Stuff’ views.

    In general, I think there’s a lot of wasted space, and it’s still painfully slow to navigate back, with a distinct pause loading the page, either using the back button or link. Page caching and rendering order really needs to be looked at, although I suspect it’s due to ads.

    BigJohn
    Full Member

    I think I’ll probably like it when I get used to it. I like that the last poster is named so you can see if someone has responded to your post.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    I’m not always getting the Bike/Chat icons shown against each post in the index. Seems to come and go. I’ll try a few things to determine the circumstances.

    MrPottatoHead
    Full Member

    I quite like it visually but keep hitting the user profile link rather than the topic which is a bit annoying-maybe just my fat fingers on the ipad.

    keithb
    Full Member

    Forum threads now take up lines of text, with user, title and something else all on separate lines. This reduces the number of threads that can be viewed on any page to about 6-10, resulting in loads of scrolling.

    Edit: chrome on Android 8 IIRC.

    Also, can we get a link to the most recent post on forum page, and a “back to top” button so I can finish a long thread, then easily get back to my forum of choice (at that time)?

    And can we go back to the coffee and cream colour scheme please? I found it much clearer and easier to distinguish threads quickly

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    Generally, I like the look and feel – initial functionality works well. Deeper functionality doesn’t work as well e.g. menu’s.

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