St. Louis Nesties
Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

testing out the new format....

I'm not gonna like this.
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"As of page 2 this might be the most boring argument ever. It's making me long for Rape Day." - Mouse

Re: testing out the new format....

  • I have my doubts, too. 

     First, I have no need for the list of every local board in the universe. Why suck up my screen real estate with that?

     Second, they are using a LOT of vertical screen real estate on the posts. Completely unnecessary.

    Third, there's a big fat ad (again, a tall one, not a short and wide one) in the middle of the posts. Did they think we would not notice this?

     Fourth, the "local links" area in the bottom right requires you to select a city. Um, didn't I already select a city by coming to the STL board?

     

    Yes, people generally hate change, but there are some real problems here. (And yes, I do this for a living. You're welcome for the free analysis.)

     
    I do have to say, though, it's still a TON better than the baby boards with their framesets.


     


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  • Luckily, I'm technically a newbie again anyway thanks to a perma-banning, so I don't have that issue to be outraged over.

     I think the worst part is the edit function.
     

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    "As of page 2 this might be the most boring argument ever. It's making me long for Rape Day." - Mouse
  • I'll add that I intuitively go to the far right to hit reply.  It is seriously throwing me off having it be the leftmost button.

     

    (Really - was this a better use of IT's time than, oh, fixing the search that hasn't worked for 2 years?)

     

    THERE IS TOO MUCH WHITESPACE AND OTHER WASTED REAL ESTATE HERE.

     

    Really. I want to know who designed this and, more importantly, who usability tested it!


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  • Eww, I don't like this format either. 

    **although there is an edit feature :-) **

  • i despise all the ads!  That's why i kept my link to the "old format" from the time before.  I wonder if that will still work.  I hate having to scroll all over the place to see my post.  I just want to see the post, no ads, etc.  I know they have to pay for the site, but I think i'll just stop posting, etc.  It's becoming a headache.  And, in the 2 seconds a day i have to myself, i just want to come here, see the posts, reply and be done.  I don't want to have to scroll through all the ads, etc.  it's annoying.  I'm really not this negative, and don't mind change, it's just the ads that kill me. ugh.  Surprise
    ****My boys....****
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  • well - if everyone else it trying it, i wanna, too.

    ?oh, and i don't really care about having the ability to post in rich text. except that maybe PIP will be easier.

  • Just checking it out...
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  • I'm don't think I'm gonna like this!
  • I'm rarely on the local board much but I pop in every once in a while.  I'm not a fan of the new format whatsoever.  First of all, it looks a little dated, IMO.
  • It does feel kind of dated.

     

    FAIL.

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  • annekannek member
    Ninth Anniversary Combo Breaker

    No me gusta.

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  • First, it took like 3 minutes for this reply page to pop up.

    Second, the font is ridiculously small.

    Third, look how much vertical space each post takes up!  Annek's post is, quite literally, taller than my browser window.  Even the posts with no siggie are HUGE, thanks to the NINE rows of useless info on the left side of each post.

    Change is good, but I can't imagine much thought went into this.
     


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  • i don't like this at all.  AND, even my link to the old format brings me here... ugh.  i anyone knows how to get to the old format, please tell!! i don't know what was wrong the the old format?  And, when i say old, i mean the old old format.  i even linked to the oldest format when they changed this a while back.  i hate having to scroll all over the place.  I might just finally be done with the chat board... this is insane.
    ****My boys....****
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  • I agree about all the white space. ?Holy crap! ?Do we really need to scroll through this much blank space to read posts? ?Fine, editing my posts will be a nice change, but what about the freaking search function? ?They totally missed the memo about fixing what was broken BEFORE adding new features.

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    I also notice that they add new pages with fewer posts than before. This is probably a by-product of the white space.

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    Oh and, 8 posts? ?WTF is that about? ?What happened to DG's nesticle? ?Are all the counts going to reset??

  • Hmmm....just now checking it out too. 

     

    _Fenton:  Can I ask you what your husband's first name is?  He looks familiar, but it's kinda hard to tell.  Thanks!   

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