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cubastar
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New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:05 pm

Sorry, this just does not do it for me. Maybe I'm just too old. "Our" old site, while it had some drawbacks, probably could have been cleaned up with a little more discipline with both the users and the Monitors.

I truly do not care for the new setup. I truly do miss the old layout.
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OA260
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:08 pm

Such a drastic change will take some getting used to maybe a few days to a week but in general I think I like it. I like some new features.
 
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YellowRibbon
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:10 pm

cubastar wrote:
Sorry, this just does not do it for me. Maybe I'm just too old. "Our" old site, while it had some drawbacks, probably could have been cleaned up with a little more discipline with both the users and the Monitors.

I truly do not care for the new setup. I truly do miss the old layout.
cubastar


I agree, the old blue was a classic. It really stood out on the web, especially with the B744 on the top. Now it's generic.
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NYPECO
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:13 pm

We have profile pics now? That's pretty neat.
 
BiggerJetsPlz
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:14 pm

I don't like the fact that I can only see about 9 threads vertically on my monitor now with all the wasted space in between. With the old layout I could see probably 25-30.

Also, the forum looks very generic at this point.
 
mli717fan
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:15 pm

I do miss the Queen of the skies at the top, but overall I think this is a good redesign. I like that it is responsive which will improve your experience on mobile devices. :ugeek:
 
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Miami
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:16 pm

I agree with you.

The old was so much easier to navigate. This new layout gives me a headache.

I hope there will be a way to go back to the old site layout. Because I'm not a fan of this one at all.
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PatrickZ80
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:18 pm

Looking good, but it could use a bit more contrast. Everything is looking white and grey, all almost the same color and that makes it hard to see what is what. A bit more and darker colors would be welcome.
 
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:18 pm

The site is awesome on mobile devices now. It was a bit painful before but now it loads like an app. Very nice, will be even better when I've found my way around it fully :)
 
tmasta346
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:19 pm

Can you increase posts per page?
 
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:20 pm

BiggerJetsPlz wrote:
I don't like the fact that I can only see about 9 threads vertically on my monitor now with all the wasted space in between. With the old layout I could see probably 25-30.

Also, the forum looks very generic at this point.


I agree I miss the 747 and I miss having all the threads in one scroll. However remember that these changes are happening across many other websites as google implements rules that say if your website must be mobile friendly to appear in their rankings.

the old site, while very functional on a monitor, was not mobile friendly.
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:20 pm

YUCK :|
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b747400erf
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:21 pm

This new design is not friendly to desktop users. I liked barely having to scroll down when looking at the front page, pictures, and the forum list. Now everything is huge and the front page is, if I were to print it out, dozens of pages long.
 
scutfarcus
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:22 pm

Yikes. Well I'm trying to be open minded, but the compact nature of the old site made it MUCH MUCH MUCH easier to see what was new in one quick glance. This design seems like you're favoring mobile devices. I know that's all the rage these days but I think doing it just for the sake of doing it really isn't the right thing to do. There's waaaaaaaayyy too much wasted space on this. Keeping things compact and efficient was so great!
 
LSZH34
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:23 pm

The new look could use some contrast. I have problems finding the topics I am interested in. The old website was much much better in terms of this.
 
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Miami
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:23 pm

An issue I'm facing is "Star Threads" or subscribed threads. Can't find them..
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Vasu
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:25 pm

Personally I think this is a welcome a long overdue change. These days I usually use the site on either the iPhone or iPad so the old site needed a LOT of pinch zooming!
 
airnorth
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:25 pm

Miami wrote:
An issue I'm facing is "Star Threads" or subscribed threads. Can't find them..

Agreed, the old site was more user friendly in that sense
 
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:27 pm

I think most of the complaints so far (different look) are either transient or can be resolved with configuration. My main complaints is that the new look is less compact, and seems to require more UI space. Perhaps that can be adjusted as well, but I'd like more posts per page, and within a post, for the responses to use a smaller area. I may just be missing something, though.
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ODwyerPW
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Re: New Site. Awesome redo... suggestion for a little less white space in the forum comments.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:30 pm

I understand the need for the changes. We are becoming a mobil first world. The difference between these new forums and the old forums on my Lumia 1520 are night and day. Not only for readability, but for speed as well.

That said, for the Desktop rendering, I would like to point out just one thing that might compress things a little to fit an extra post or two on each page..

There is an unnecessary line feed inserted about each every comment within the text box of that comment. It waste space, and quite frankly, I am in agreement with others that the forums have just a little too much white space when rendered on the desktop.
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Yflyer
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:35 pm

tmasta346 wrote:
Can you increase posts per page?


Yes, that's my only real complaint. Some boards allow you to customize the number of posts per page in your user settings, but I couldn't find any setting like there here.

Other things will take some getting used to, but overall I think this update was long overdue. Like a new livery, it will grow on people.
 
shankly
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:35 pm

Responding to a post feels like one almost leaves the site, but then again I am a dinosaur so guess will eventually get used to it. Background is also far too bright

Love the picture quality though

Now I know what those old prop captains felt like when those new fangled jets appeared....end of an era
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usflyer msp
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:37 pm

I like the new site's mobile-friendliness but I much prefer the old site's colour-scheme and asthetics. The new site does not have nearly enough contrast and has a lot of wasted space...
 
PlaneInsomniac
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:39 pm

Oh boy. I have skull avatar, "friends" and "foes" (all of which also have a skull avatar) instead of an RU rating, a completely useless "timeline", and I can "like" photos. On the other hand, Information that used to take up a quarter screen now covers three, which I need to scroll down through.

They have turned it into Airlinerbook.
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Western727
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:41 pm

I prefer white-on-blue. Much easier on the eyes than a white background; white-on-blue evokes aviation, too.

In addition to the aforementioned Starred Topics function, I also miss the Respect Rating function; such allowed me to, when desired (e.g., on a long thread) skip the zeroes in pursuit of replies by the more-reputable posters.
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Redwood839
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:45 pm

I posted in the other thread announcing the changes, but this will take some time to used to, like when an airline launches a new livery and everyone complains about for a month until they forget it :roll:

I like it, it's modern and fresh. I do agree however that the colors are way off, the gray is a bit harsh on the eyes.
 
StrandedAtMKG
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:51 pm

I'm heartbroken. The new forums are awful. Before airliners.net got bought out by Demand Media it was treasured. It was important. The owners and moderators operated the site because the site because they loved it. It had quirks and flaws, but it had personality. It wasn't phpBB Discussion Site #22453 That's About Airliners, it was airliners.net.

Now it's cheap, pre-packaged code obviously put up by somebody who's never a) used airliners.net, and b) *cared* about airliners.net and just wants my ad-click revenue with no regard for why I come here or why I love the site. I don't just dislike the new layout; I'm actually insulted by it.
 
nakedyak
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:51 pm

Very hard to read!
 
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FlyPIJets
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:51 pm

Ah I get the change. It works very well on a mobile device. Not hard to get use to mobile. Non mobile version is a little hard to read. Way hard to read.
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b747400erf
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:53 pm

Format has changed now, more posts displayed and the front page is more compact. It will take time getting used to but this is not that bad.
 
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:56 pm

So far, this redesign is a massive improvement. I particularly love that the design is responsive.
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LuxuryTravelled
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:58 pm

I too would agree. The new design is nice and a lot more modern, but I would like a little more contrast.
 
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:59 pm

It's like A.Net went Eurowhite!!! The horror!!!!

But seriously, I think I like the changes. It'll take some getting used to, but I'm more amazed that the admin team was able to make a change to modern software at all. From my amateur eyes, the old site seemed highly customized.
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:01 pm

On the old site, once you opened a particular topic it would show you "5 posts unread" and you could jump to the first unread post .... does this new site keep track of unread posts or do you just have to scroll through til you find them?

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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:01 pm

Helsinki Norway, so Fukuoka'ed Upolu ... this new color scheme is definitely Port of Spain
 
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hispanola
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:03 pm

I think the site has certainly improved. Getting accustomed to it (how it works and all), will take some time.
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:13 pm

I like it. Good job!
 
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:14 pm

The new forums are a complete mess. What a poorly thought out layout. If it wasn't broke...
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green12324
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:16 pm

I like the design philosophy, but it could use a little more color.
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Btblue
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:19 pm

Works better on mobile than the previous site. What I will say is that the 747 was part of the brand, and I would have kept that somehow.

All things change and the old site now matter how much I loved it, and I've been using the site since it was started, was showing signs of age.

Well done to the folks who have worked hard on this, it's never easy pleasing everybody but moving with the times, new architecture etc is vital for any business.

Look forward to using for many more years to come. Can't wait to see the site on my desktop.

Btblue
 
Dreamflight767
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:21 pm

I'm a first call member and the site shows me signed in but I keep getting ads.
 
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AirlineCritic
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:28 pm

Very initial reaction: site looks much more modern. Thanks!

Some issues remain, e.g., when I wasn't logged on, going through the login process brought me back to the home page rather than the thread that I was trying to comment.
 
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777GE90
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:31 pm

Does this new site mean the end of having loads of "parts" to a single topic? I hope so.
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dfwneedsqf
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:34 pm

Not a fan.

The colors are really too bright. The light on dark theme was easier to read as well as determine how things were grouped and organized. The giant photos at the top of the home page are a bit annoying, especially with them auto-playing. The search for photos being buried. Not a fan.

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Airplanes4life
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:36 pm

b747400erf wrote:
This new design is not friendly to desktop users. I liked barely having to scroll down when looking at the front page, pictures, and the forum list. Now everything is huge and the front page is, if I were to print it out, dozens of pages long.


I feel that this is my biggest complaint, everything is big and more crowded than before. I liked the very obvious organization between each segment on the old front page. ESPECIALLY, the smallish thumbnails for the top 5 photos.
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enzedder
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:39 pm

kia ora

i dont like it at all. confusing and unclear. not enough contrast. just terrible.

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AirlineCritic
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:39 pm

Minor issue: there doesn't seem to be a way to update avatars or profile pics.
 
QF29
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:40 pm

Love it! Especially on mobile, so easy to read and use
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:40 pm

uau! That's almost 15 years... live goes on!
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Re: New Site.

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:43 pm

Nice new site, works a lot better on mobile than the old site.
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