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Our Fresh New Look Is Here

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  • SoofDadSoofDad 1256 replies39 threads Senior Member
    I am not a fan of this new format
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  • soozievtsoozievt ! 31624 replies375 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    @notrichenough......thanks, now, I see. But gosh, I'm a 17 year veteran of this site and if I had trouble finding it, I doubt that the members who are just active on the Musical Theater Forum, are going to find it.

    A master list of all discussion forums as in the past should be readily accessible.
    AND the massive scrolling down to things is not good. Too little can be viewed in a window.

    As far as the ad/video, I count myself lucky. It was not on the side or top of my screen. I do use an Ad Blocker but I don't think that video is an ad. Once I scroll far down the page, I see there is a video but it is not on my screen unless I scroll very far down the page, so it doesn't bother me.

    I'm on a Mac laptop. Using Safari.
    edited June 2019
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  • my-3-sonsmy-3-sons 2960 replies49 threads Senior Member
    I’ve only accessed the new site on my phone and it is very hard on the eyes.
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  • soozievtsoozievt ! 31624 replies375 threads Senior Member
    @jym626 The edit window of 15 minutes on a post still exists.
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  • notrichenoughnotrichenough 9366 replies33 threads Senior Member
    Various ad blocking features within Chrome and within Safari do nothing to the video for me
    Chrome's built-in ad blocking only blocks ads that google considers "annoying". You need to install a separate ad blocking extension like AdBlock or AdBlock Plus or uBlock Origin.
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  • CountingDownCountingDown 13733 replies113 threads Senior Member
    The white background is giving me headaches. Just turned down my monitor by 1/3 so it's not blinding. ^^^Yes, drafts are now auto-saved. One of my drafts just popped up here after I had exited and rebooted my desktop.
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  • CottonTalesCottonTales 1501 replies22 threads Senior Member
    This is bull crap.
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  • jym626jym626 57680 replies3023 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    Just installed adblock on chrome Whew. Goodbye horrible PR autoplay video! (It is still there, @vonlost, when I look on IE. It's not gone, unfortunately)
    edited June 2019
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  • evergreen5evergreen5 2004 replies38 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    @notrichenough Thank you! I installed AdBlock Plus. (I'm never sure who to trust with extensions!) The video seems to be gone! A step in the right direction. I can breathe again.
    edited June 2019
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2243 replies36 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    Please tell me there’s a way to see more than 4 topics at a time on my iPad. This is ridiculous.

    My D is looking to major in CS/UX/Human Computer Interaction. She’s having field day taking notes for a “how not to do it” case study.
    edited June 2019
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  • jym626jym626 57680 replies3023 threads Senior Member
    What happened to the search and advanced search options??
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 83345 replies741 threads Senior Member
    1NJParent wrote:
    Beside slower response time, which I hope will be resolved in time, this new interface displays much less information on a page, requiring too much scrolling and too many additional clicks to get to the right page. The new trend in aesthetics influenced by mobile-centric computing shouldn't come at the expense of usability.

    "Slower response time" probably means more data being sent (autoplaying video ads can consume a lot of data), so if this is "mobile-centric", it may be counter productive if each page load consumes a lot more of one's allocation of mobile data ("unlimited" data plans typically do come with a limit after which users above the limit get much slower data).
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  • notrichenoughnotrichenough 9366 replies33 threads Senior Member
    Please tell me there’s a way to see more than 4 topics at a time on my iPad.

    Reduce your font size.
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  • notrichenoughnotrichenough 9366 replies33 threads Senior Member
    so if this is "mobile-centric", it may be counter productive if each page load consumes a lot more of one's allocation of mobile data

    I use an ad-blocking browser on my phone for this issue, and for battery life - loading all the ads and playing video will drain your phone in a hurry.
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  • CottonTalesCottonTales 1501 replies22 threads Senior Member
    I don't see times where posts we're made. But I am seeing the double spacing here.
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