dash8 wrote:What is a good alternative website.
dash8 wrote:What is a good alternative website.
ktupxflyer wrote:"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Every freaking site DM buys goes down like this. Just give us the old A.net back.
dash8 wrote:What is a good alternative website?
airkas1 wrote:I realize that this function on the old site was easier to use, but the option to quote multiple people in the same post is available here too.
scbriml wrote:Are there plans to modify the quoting capabilities?
scbriml wrote:Is there any chance of getting some estimate of when the two main issues might be resolved? Neither would seem to be technically very challenging:
- Not staying logged in
- Providing alternative colour schemes
comet1 wrote:You have to click and srcoll steadily. This drives me really a bit crazy and I stopped to go on the site regulary.
scbriml wrote:Providing alternative colour schemes
airkas1 wrote:ricox wrote:Do you know how much does it takes to get back photo statistic / Queue statistic functionality?
No idea. But even though it's handy I'm sure we can survive without for the mean time?
JohnKrist wrote:dash8 wrote:What is a good alternative website.
airkas1 wrote:na wrote:Aesthetics/Design issues aside, a few things I find annoying when using the forums:
1. Each time I close the browser, I am thrown out no matter how often I click the "remember me"-button.
2. If I log in I am always relegated to the homepage and not the thread I wanted to post an answer.
3. On my iPhone I have to scroll through pages of posts on popular threads before I get down to the most recent post.
4. Individual posts use to much space, that was much better in the old layout.
5. Syllabication of thread titles is random, often wrong and makes it hard to read.
6.Site operators have announced to address the many complains, yet after two weeks (not days!) I fail to see a single detail that has been changed to the better!
1) Is a high priority item on the list.
2) Is on the list together with the above.
3) Click the asterix in front of the topic title or click the "first unread post" button in a thread.
4) The forum will get a new theme, which will make better use of space.
6) Many issues are on the list, but other than reporting, the crew can't do much more (other than pressing certain issues). The developers are working hard to improve the site. I don't know what else to tell you.[/color]
na wrote:Answer to
3. there is no asterisk and no "first unread post" button, not on my iMac, not on my iPhone. And (contrary to my desktop computer) on my phone the only sign of how many pages a thread has is at the very bottom, so I have to scoll and scroll and scroll and...
na wrote:there is no asterisk and no "first unread post" button, not on my iMac, not on my iPhone.
na wrote:I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and...
To add: more than ever I hope that the distinctive old forum look and layout is being reintroduced, minor changes are of course ok. I must say that I dislike the new generic look even more than 2 weeks ago. Its look is a characterless modernistic bore, sorry to be so harsh.
redzeppelin wrote:burnsie28 wrote:Forums took a HUGE downgrade, everything went from being able to see it on one page to having to click to the next one. Looks like the rest of the forums out there that are all the same.
"HUGE" may be a bit dramatic, but I agree in that my first reaction is negative. The loss of information density on each page is tragic.
I know that there were many who frequently complained about the old site. Perhaps the supporters should have been more vocal. My one and only complaint about the old forum site was the hopeless search function. Everything else about it was perfect.
Starfuryt wrote:Just to repeat what many have said before. I used to come here multiple times a day every day, it's now been 2 weeks since the change and I've probably been here a grand total of 5 or 6 times.
Absolutely nothing has changed since the initial roll out, all the things that were coming "this week" 2 weeks ago still haven't been fixed.
I'm a developer (not web but still) so I understand the amount of work that goes into even perhaps minor changes but at this point the time frame is hardly acceptable. The number of people signed in seems to drop every single time that I sign in, the number of photo views for the top 5 pictures (assuming those are correct) are absolutely terrible.
From my end, this thread is the only place I've gone to on the site beyond the home page. Pretty sure that if nothing changes i'm going to go from multiple times a day here to a couple of times a month, and that really is a shame.
nitepilot79 wrote:I've said this before: the front page changes; I could probably eventually learn to live with...
But the forum situation is unacceptable.
mariner wrote:Rdh3e wrote:On a serious note, we used to be able to upload photos to our profile to use in a thread. Now there is a manage attachment sections, but there is no way to ever attach anything.
For example, I want to create the update to the thread I've been posting recently:
You can see the picture link is now broken. How can we fix this? I refuse to go set up an account on a photo-hosting site, I'm just going to stop posting the updates.
I sympathize with your frustration, it took me a wee while to learn how to do it and I had a lot of help from other members - it all happened upthread (about page 22) over several posts. I'll explain it in my layman's terms, the way I've learned it, although I'm sure there are more technical explanations.
Step 1: Choose the a.net photo you want to include, right click on it - (control/click on Mac) - and select "Copy image address" from the list of options that appear.
Step 2: On the a.net page when you are composing your actual post, there are six grey boxes above the text box, each with options (the last is BBCODES).
The third option in the 3rd box is "insert image". Click on it and this will appear in your draft post: [img]and[/img].
Paste your already copied photo image address (step 1) between the two "[img]and[/img]" - in the middle, so to speak - and when you preview, the photo will appear:
Now that I know how to do it I find it very simple, but it did take a bit of trial and error.
mariner wrote:Sorry, I didn't mean to post twice. I got excited because I've just learned how to make my text black, not grey (thanks Kas). Moderators please delete the first.
scbriml wrote:mariner wrote:[color=#000040]Sorry, I didn't mean to post twice. I got excited because I've just learned how to make my text black, not grey (thanks Kas). Moderators please delete the first.
Mariner, you can delete your own post! Click on the 'cog' icon and 'Delete' is one of the menu items.
mariner wrote:Unless reporting it also means delete? Or am I looking in the wrong place? Is there a different cog somewhere else?
scbriml wrote:Yes, it's the 'cog button' next to the quote button. I just checked an old post and didn't get one, so it looks like there might be a time limit to when you can delete it.
mariner wrote:coronado wrote:Mariner, I do admire your positive attitude, and I keep signing on to the new a.net 2 or 3 times a day hoping to find the quick to navigate, multiple topic forum, that I got accustomed to since 1999, which I can quickly peruse and actually get good headlines with quick links to breaking news affecting civil aviation. I have never been on this site for the pictures, and while I enjoy looking at them now and then, and have great respect for the quality work by the contributing photographers, it is way down on the list of my interest in a.net. The Civil Aviation and to a secondary extent the Tech Ops Forums are why I paid a first class membership for most of the past 16 years. I am still working so I can only take a few minutes a day to peruse the site, and now find with the new format I have no interest in posting or asking questions and am now realizing that I am going 3 or 4 days without even opening the site and am not missing it. That is a terrible realization.
Sorry, but I can't help you.
When the site first appeared I was gob-smacked by the extent of the changes, and then frustrated and even, once or twice, either angry or depressed. I was particularly infuriated by the us of the "Death Skull" avatar - whoever thought that was a good idea especially when it appeared so soon after the Orlando massacre?
So I set about changing the avatar, which required a little advice from a moderator, and found it a slightly frustrating experience (the image I wanted to use was either too big or too small), but I got there and realized that this new site was going to take some work by me - computer illiterate me. So I set about about learning how it works. There was one major issue (which was covered in this thread) of how to post photos, and - again - eventually I got there, with a lot of help from other members and moderators and with no small sense of triumph on my part - LOL.
Once I had done that, I began to understand the mechanics of the site, and now it seems - to me - to be simple and easy to use. All the many things that people complain they can't do I seem to be able to do with ease (quoting from a post in a reply, for example, double quoting if I want) - finding unread posts in a thread, finding the last unread post in a thread. The little bell tells me if there are new posts in a thread, but I can also see it by the presence of * (or lack of it) beside the thread title.
I don't know what more I could wish for, other than the look of it, and since I never liked the blue background that isn't issue for me, other than the font. I do agree that some things seem to be taking a long time to fix, but if the blue background is high on the list for the developers, I'm glad it's taking a long time.
I accept that the photographers may have other issues that don't concern me, but I'm 75 years old, I don't own a mobile because I can't figure how to use one - or can't be bothered - and yet I can navigate this site. I learned how to do it because I like the content and I am astonished by the constant complaints of those much younger than I.
But some of those complaints are giving me the sh*ts. It's fine in this Site Related forum, but we get threads in Civil Aviation moaning about this awful new site, and it simply isn't awful for me. As I said, I'm enjoying the site and I feel just a tad smug that I can when so many seem to be just throwing up their hands in horror - and determined to share their horror with us. The fuss about ads is astonishing to me, because there is such a simple solution, readily available.
Get on with it, I say, either learn how to use the site or leave.
reality wrote:I didn't want to quote your whole post but I don't see how to quote just a part of it.
reality wrote:It's great that you're 75 and apparently have unlimited time to figure-out all the new changes. I guess we will all figure it out eventually. At this point not everyone has the time or the patience or the inclination to do so. Hence all the negative feedback. I didn't want to quote your whole post but I don't see how to quote just a part of it. Plus it looks like my post may be duplicated. You may not feel the frustration, but I do.
alberchico wrote:If speedbored can come up with a temporary fix to the site theme so quickly, why does it take the developers so long to address the background readability issues ???
beiaard wrote:Just wanted to add my two cents here. I've never seen a community go to absolute shit as quickly as I've seen Airliners.net do so. The contributions and contributors here had always been of very high quality, and now we have (presumably) children asking questions like, "why aren't there more trijets?" and "why isn't there food on domestic flights?" I've been a member of this forum for quite some time, and a reader for even longer (since about 2000), and I'm sick to have decided that today is the day I visit A.net for the last time. I don't typically use strong language, but since I'm pretty pissed and since I don't intend to be back around here, I'll close my longstanding relationship with this website by saying congratulations, Demand Media -- you've fucked a really great thing.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos