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  simonjary 06:58 28 Aug 2019

Following your comments, we added back Login and Log Out to the top of all Forum pages, plus My Posts.

We also added in the list of all the forums to make it quicker to move between them without having to go back to the Forums homepage.

The changes to the top navigation are to do with the main parts of the site, and it was not just the Forum links that were moved or reduced. There were too many links in that part of the page, and Google dislikes too many links - most of which were very rarely actually used.

I am concerned that other problems still exist so have started this new thread in Speakers Corner to pick up on these if you can list them here.


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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:59 28 Aug 2019

if you had a spam button that hid posts nice as it seems but then trolls would be hitting the button and hiding all posts.

  Quickbeam 18:15 28 Aug 2019

You could have a trusted contributor button that hides spam until the FE can verify the spam. There's probably only about a dozen regulars that report it anyway.

  simonjary 20:15 28 Aug 2019

Thanks, and keep the comments coming. Does the forum work on all browsers - please mention id you are using an ad blocker as that will affect cookies etc for obvious reasons. We try to keep the experience the same but ad blockers will mean multiple logins and GDPR banner consents.

We do apologise for not properly consulting with FE and the forum regulars before the changes, and we are trying to cover the requests as we can - while sticking to the original needs of the changes.


  AroundAgain 20:36 28 Aug 2019

Would it be possible / acceptable to have a 'Like' or 'Agree' button on each post?

Many times, when reading posts, I would like to say I 'agree' or particularly 'like' a post but don't feel I want to post just to say 'I like/agree with this'

Just a thought ...

  Menzie 20:58 28 Aug 2019

I dislike the Like / Dislike buttons used by many forums.

Reading some other sites where there is a discussion results in posts just being downvoted. I prefer someone having to actually interact.

I can see the Speakers Corner thread on politics now if such a thing was implemented.

  Belatucadrus 09:40 30 Aug 2019

Somewhat surprised that the Beta testing forum survived the redesign, it's been years since anything new was offered and so far in 2019 it's dead in the water.

  simonjary 14:17 31 Aug 2019

We may well have a cull on the forums. Beta Testing can be used when required. Consumer Rights is also little used.

  BT 08:50 04 Sep 2019

One thing that has happened (in my case) since the new design is that I don't actually look at the individual forums unless something catches my attention in the digest at the top of the page, whereas before I would look at each one individually.

  wee eddie 10:13 04 Sep 2019

I think that the main problem with the Digest is that it displays only the first two entries from each Forum. This means that, if there are entries in more than two Threads, some Threads will never reach the Digest.

In my opinion. The Digest should contain a rolling synopsis of the latest 16 Threads, with Postings in them

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