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Old 04-17-21, 08:11 PM
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Where to complain about BikeForums "new look"?

What's not to like?
No preview when hovering over thread title
Much less use of color for differentiating information
Extremely small difference between bold for threads with new posts since last read, and non-bold for ones where nothing is new
Way too much white space; looks like it's meant for phone reading, not for a computer screen
Avatar images so small now as to be pointless
Distinction between posts in a thread is just a thin line; harder to tell where one post ends and another begins
Why can't thread starter and last poster be on the same line, saving height for each thread listing? Seems like fewer threads fit on a screen
Why does the "resume reading a thread where I left off" have to move, rather than staying on the left?
Overall: just looks a lot more boring, and too much like a bulletin board of old (I mean, like 30 years ago)
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Old 04-17-21, 08:20 PM
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I dont like new look either but you can go from this format



To this



Go to the drop menu and select Full Site.


I'm guessing you like the older version. Then again i haven't tried bikeforums on a desktop just mobile.
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I'm on desktop and get previews when hovering over a thread title.
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Originally Posted by malcala622 View Post
Go to the drop menu and select Full Site.
Thank you! That did the trick, but why would it have changed? I use a bookmark in my browser to "execute" BikeForums, and have never had that happen before. And I haven't browsed BF with a phone in a long time.
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Old 04-17-21, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
What's not to like?
No preview when hovering over thread title
Much less use of color for differentiating information
Extremely small difference between bold for threads with new posts since last read, and non-bold for ones where nothing is new
Way too much white space; looks like it's meant for phone reading, not for a computer screen
Avatar images so small now as to be pointless
Distinction between posts in a thread is just a thin line; harder to tell where one post ends and another begins
Why can't thread starter and last poster be on the same line, saving height for each thread listing? Seems like fewer threads fit on a screen
Why does the "resume reading a thread where I left off" have to move, rather than staying on the left?
Overall: just looks a lot more boring, and too much like a bulletin board of old (I mean, like 30 years ago)
You can go to the very bottom left and change the format.

That being said, I'm moving this to forum suggestions for this does not have to do with classic and vintage bikes.
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
Thank you! That did the trick, but why would it have changed? I use a bookmark in my browser to "execute" BikeForums, and have never had that happen before. And I haven't browsed BF with a phone in a long time.
Possibly just adapting to mobile version like every other website. I like how BF made the old version still available.
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
Thank you! That did the trick, but why would it have changed? I use a bookmark in my browser to "execute" BikeForums, and have never had that happen before. And I haven't browsed BF with a phone in a long time.
We've had the mobile skin for years, now. If you were still getting the full site until recently, it's likely that you just had that version cached in your browser and the cache was cleared in some way.
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