the round circles of randomness of pics and letters make no sense so it triggers my OCD,
You click on “About”… to see the categories for the forum… and then you have to remind yourself where that topic was or which category should I post this in.
and as I am typing this… I cant find the submit button… or is it this create topic button?
Was this a free wordpress template?
the phpBB is very popular format used worldwide.
I dont see any benefit from this new design, other than a notification that I received an “reward” or a “trophy” for being here over a year. I dunno, I will plow through when I really need an answer to something important… but as far as posting for fun / observations/ etc… forget it. It’s not worth the time.
PhpBB sucks and not much can be done to improve it because of the way it’s written. It’s a good idea to move away from it.
Discourse as a forum engine is much better. It’s a big step in the right direction. Here it’s just the default layout that sucks but this could be easily improved by a good designer. A frugal way instead of a total overhaul would be just to remove all the clutter from the layout, which is what has actually been done by some people before: https://meta.discourse.org/t/23288
I too find parts of the new forum annoying but I also know that it wouldn’t take a lot of changes to fix it so hopefully it will be addressed with time.
Oh yeah those titles are hilarious. It’d be nice to keep them lol.
Personally I like this new design because I get to see the new posts up front. The old format was probably easier to use (at first sight) but it was also extremely boring. All other fora out there are like that, it’s nice to have something cutting edge.
I’ve noticed a few posts with “(post withdrawn by author, will be automatically deleted in 876000 hours unless flagged)”, but that must be a mistake. If you really want a round number, it should obviously be 876576 hours to equal 100 years exactly.