Feedback on new site thread

#1
Given that the idea is that we are testing this site I thought it would be good to post a thread so we can provide some useability feedback for things that are good and those that are more constructive. This would hopefully make it a bit more seamless when new users are migrated over.

I'm sure that there will be loads of other things that get mentioned over time as I've only made a couple of posts but heres a couple to start:

Good: The search function is really positive not only having the availability to search for keywords but by poster also. Having the search autofill a posters username as you type is really good and saves time.

Constructive:

I think it may be possible that you will get tons of people moaning about the number of emails that they receive each time somebody posts in a thread they've contributed to by default. Perhaps set profiles so that they do NOT automatically watch threads or change profile notifications by default so that it's more like the current default experience
 

borolad259

Moderator
Staff member
#2
I would agree regarding the alerts. Hopefully people find that they can turn them all off in Preferences. I posted a thread yesterday to that effect. I don't know whether or not the default preferences can be changed for everyone.
 

spanishman

Active member
#5
I have already suggested a sticky thread for suggestions. Plus a few other sticky threads created by admin. Particularly a simple help guide - for things like turning off notifications etc.
 
#9
I would agree regarding the alerts. Hopefully people find that they can turn them all off in Preferences. I posted a thread yesterday to that effect. I don't know whether or not the default preferences can be changed for everyone.
I think it would be worth checking as I think it ius going to be such a significant change and people are not always too tech savvy. The option to follow and get alerts is clear when posting so I think it's just a case of checking wat the defaults are (y)
 

Block21

Active member
#15
Now that we've got the ability to post videos, it might be very useful if someone could do captures of how to use the various functions of the site and have them in a dedicated sticky thread.
I'm thinking of the Conversations feature, the links feature, the video feature etc.
Great shout