Gosh do I hate the recent change that places "My Stuff" in the top left. It completely alters the way the page formats and makes it tough for me to navigate. See the attached screen grab.
My monitor is a portrait display (unusual, I know), and the addition of the My Stuff block pushes everything else to the right, requiring that I use the bottom scroll bar to read or write posts. That's really inconvenient and adds a huge amount of mouse movement to page navigation. The change appears to have happened early Sunday morning, April 27.
I agree, having that "stuff" to the left makes things more difficult to read. There is also an additional add box for Google added below the stuff box on the left.
I understand the need for adds, however they shouldnt really interfere with the readers reading experience on the particular site. I think both that navigation box and that add box should go to the right, where they can be removed from view if the reader wishes.
I'd just like to say I agree completely. It makes the page look really cluttered and difficult to use. Also every now and then a page comes up asking me if I want to go to Rockclimbing.com or base.com or something similar, while I understand that these are sister sites, if I wanted to go to them I would have typed their url into the address line. Its really irritating.
(This post was edited by Skyrad on Apr 27, 2008, 6:01 AM)
Changing the textbox settings didn't help, and messing with resolution is a big no-no. Resolution changes are limited by the monitor, and making these alterations either makes the text too tiny to read at all, or causes the monitor to not display anything...try fixing that without a second monitor! (umm, yeah it can be done, but I've learned the hard way to leave my resolution alone)
It just really seems like there is a tremendous waste of really valuable screen real estate with those boxes on the left.
I like the new layout and the new options. Haven't noticed any slow down in page loads, nor have I noticed the google ads that people are referring to (that could be because I'm running Firefox with ABP though).
Only issue I've had so far is that the link to my photos from the profile page takes me to my account page, not my photos.
I haven't found an answer to the question about names in profiles being removed. Was this done intentionally? I had not being able to see someone's name when I click on the link to see their profile.
My gripe with this is that it makes it a whole hell of a lot easier to be an anonymous troll. We can't even say to go fill out your profile cause no one has names in their profile.
That really sucks!
It goes beyound that IMO.
If it is a design change (and not simply a migration ommission) then it takes away alot from the community feel on here. We're not just cyber handles. We actually meet and spend time with many others from the community. Loosing names would take this place closer towards a cyber only feel.