Right to make clear IM NOT A TROLL, I hate this new site. And I think most old forum users do too, as shown by the fact hardly any new posts or comments are being made. The old site you could see how many users were viewing a thread (maybe you can on this but isn’t obvious).
Where do I start,
1.The main threads page is nasty, No clear categorization in any way that’s useful. It’s ugly, the old system had clear equally spaced forum areas that spanned the page, now it’s a complete mess.
2. The main usable size of screen space isn’t taken into account at all, stupid little comment posts with massive amounts of wasted space either side of the post (you should be using all screen space for posts)
3.Your always taken back to the very first post, (WTF) rather than the latest.
4.No top bar back to forum home links at all, yeah you can click the ba image but that’s just shite design, sorry.
5. Icons look like they were from 2000, In fact the whole site looks like it’s gone back in time 18 years.
6. Scale is all wrong in so many areas, header, icons, menus, forum lists, forum posts. you couldn’t of got this more wrong if you tried. I thought funding was generated to do this change? Looks like was spent down the pub to me.
Seriously, why didn’t you just take the design from the old forum and copy it over to the new platform, Can it not do that layout design? And last of all, the site constantly gives messages of page unavailable, error etc etc. This is to be expected with a new platform but if you carry on with this type of experience no one will want to use this place anymore. Im tempted just to ask for a image of the old site.