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New Site Look Poll

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:32 pm
by nickflightx
http://www.strawpoll.me/10485915

Im curious at what others opinions are. So just answer this poll and well see how many actually like it.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:04 pm
by YellowRibbon
Overwhelming (87%) say go back to the 'old' a.net. So when's it going to happen?

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:21 am
by m1m2
As of this moment, I don't like the new site either, and apparently 87% of us agree with that. Having said that, I'd say wait two weeks and take the poll again, then people will have had a chance to "warm up" to the new look.

So, for now, count me in the "don't like" camp.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:49 am
by Osubuckeyes
I like the new site. I think there needs to be some contrast adjustments on some of the color scheming though.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:20 am
by VapourTrails
m1m2 wrote:
As of this moment, I don't like the new site either, and apparently 87% of us agree with that. Having said that, I'd say wait two weeks and take the poll again, then people will have had a chance to "warm up" to the new look.

So, for now, count me in the "don't like" camp.


I agree, wait two weeks and take the poll again. I don't know how to double quote in one reply, but the font needs to be bigger, and black not gray! If I enlarge it to see it better it goes off the screen.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:23 am
by Pampot70
Hi All,

New user here, registered a few minutes ago. I have to admit that this new look carries a few reading difficulties. Maybe it's just me, and the settings are somewhere I did not find, but I think the font is too small and the contrast - light gray on white - make it difficult to read. Also, I preferred the previous dark blue background. :?

-eddy-

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:59 am
by B747forever
Here is another vote for going back to the old site.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:25 am
by TonyBurr
I miss a lot of the old functions in the photo center were I could search photos by airline, aircraft type, cabins. The color contrast is very difficult for older eyes to read. The larger list does not allow you to see a long list of topics. No star by your responses. The list could go on.

I realize that it always takes time for a new format to be comfortable and accepted, but this will take a lot of patience.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:46 am
by An767
First Class on the old site- no ads. First Class on this site- ads every where . Annoying to say the least
AN767

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:48 am
by Thunderboltdrgn
I agree that the colour scheme is the best BUT it can be changed. PhpBB is a very customizable forum system so
the admins should be able to change the background colours to the same blue colour shade as the old a.net had.
I don't know why this wasn't done from the beginning but it is possible. The goes for the text colour which can be
changed to white if the change the background colours to blue.

Regarding the photo search ( this have been mentioned already) but just click advanced and you will be able to find the same kind of filter as
the old a.net photosearch had. I just tried to find photos of Airbus A330-300s in Sweden this was the result:
https://www.airliners.net/search?aircraf ... ountry=409 It works just fine.
Search results for LN-RKU registration:; https://www.airliners.net/search?registr ... splay=card
works just fine. So what is the problem?

Ok start page needs some work and the forum needs a colour make over but other then that the features I use seems to be working fins.
As I said the forum look is something that can be changed and I also believe the new forums is more flexible when it comes to
split topics, move one message from one thread to another and etc.

Also as you can see, the new forum also fully supports https links which was a menace on the old forum.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavian_Airlines

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:27 pm
by fallap
The old A.net is dead, deal with it.

Oh, and don't throw me that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" With that logic, we would still be flying B707's and L1011's... (Perhaps this wasn't the best example, considering the audience of this site)

I personally enjoy the white background in the text field, it makes it somewhat more pleasant to compose text.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:55 pm
by YellowRibbon
fallap wrote:
The old A.net is dead, deal with it.

Oh, and don't throw me that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" With that logic, we would still be flying B707's and L1011's... (Perhaps this wasn't the best example, considering the audience of this site)


Whoa there, the old site had character like no other site on the web. This was the Airliners.net, not some generic website with out-of-the-box software. I am wondering when they're going to go back - look at all the negativity!

And I would love to fly the 707s and L1011s. The older, the better! (The Wright Flyer is the furthest I'll go though.)

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:06 pm
by NC1844V
An767 wrote:
First Class on the old site- no ads. First Class on this site- ads every where . Annoying to say the least
AN767


I got an add blocker add on for Chrome and that fixed the adds issue. It was horrible. Now, with the add blocker, not so bad. Its actually allowed me to explore more of the new features this website has without being annoyed with adverts.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:09 pm
by SPREE34
In the space of one page on the new look, we could have had 4 pages in the old look.

The new look isn't as easy to scan for topics.

Agree, the contrast needs to be different. I don't find this easy on the eyes. In fact, it's uncomfortable after a minute.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:41 pm
by VS239
Absolutely horrific way to ruin a once fantastic website. If it aint broke, keep fixing it until it is. You have succeeded beyond your wildest dreams. :cry:

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:41 pm
by fallap
YellowRibbon wrote:
fallap wrote:
The old A.net is dead, deal with it.

Oh, and don't throw me that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" With that logic, we would still be flying B707's and L1011's... (Perhaps this wasn't the best example, considering the audience of this site)


Whoa there, the old site had character like no other site on the web. This was the Airliners.net, not some generic website with out-of-the-box software. I am wondering when they're going to go back - look at all the negativity!

And I would love to fly the 707s and L1011s. The older, the better! (The Wright Flyer is the furthest I'll go though.)


I'm an aircraft technician, and thus grumpy 24/7 ;) The old A.net had it's charms, definitely - I have to admit that the new font, is a tad bit large, at the old forums you could view twenty topic headlines, at the same time. Now, it's around seven or something.

Please, I would go as far back as the flying machines of Leonardo Da Vinci

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:32 pm
by piedmont762
For someone who is in Marketing Automation consulting and values the look and feel of webpages & styling this was LONG overdue. I think it's great and clearly somebody is finally listening about the forum corruption that has plagued this site for years.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:28 pm
by copter808
Add me to the list of folks who want to go back to the old format! Also, what happened to the "reply numbering"?

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:39 pm
by piedmont762
That's gotta be a glitch with regards to the numbering system - I'd assume that would get corrected first along with the blue background which has already been nearly confirmed.

As a new user, I'm not sure if people got notified before (don't think they did) but I like how I get notifications when people quote my posts. Also I like the new branding "AIRLINERS". Quite catchy.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:42 pm
by rufusmi
Wow, people here really hate change! ;) The a.net was SUPER outdated. It looked like it was from the 90s, and probably because it was. It didn't work on mobile devices very well, and to be honest, was quite ugly. This is much easier on the eyes, and it works on mobile, and it looks like it was from this decade.

I REALLY miss the flags, however. Please bring them back!

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:14 pm
by angad84
Less than 300 votes is not a useful sample size.

Since I am making my first post since the relaunch, let me share my two cents here.

I am all for a new CMS and forum, but every effort should have been made to retain as much of the previous functionality (first priority) and theme/branding. Breaking the site to start anew was a bad idea. If that wasn't the intent, then it speaks volumes about the competence of the people that executed this transition because, well, look at the clusterf**k here.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:34 pm
by Eirules
The old site needed updating, it was clunky in parts and suffered too many bugs. But there is a vast difference between update and complete overhaul. The new format has already caused me to visit less and in particular to comment less. That said, we are probably gone too far for the change to be reversed

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:46 am
by ERJ135
I wish I could add something constructive, but alas there are no words.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:22 am
by spantax
Please, go back to the old one. It was a classic, easy to use site. Now is an amorphous one. Somebody before me put it wiht unmatched precision: "Absolutely horrific way to ruin a once fantastic website. If it aint broke, keep fixing it until it is. You have succeeded beyond your wildest dreams."

Regards

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:13 pm
by PatrickZ80
m1m2 wrote:
As of this moment, I don't like the new site either, and apparently 87% of us agree with that. Having said that, I'd say wait two weeks and take the poll again, then people will have had a chance to "warm up" to the new look.

So, for now, count me in the "don't like" camp.


That was written a week ago, so I'd say they got one week left to significantly upgrade the new site. Otherwise, two weeks later, it'd still be a no-vote.

I'm getting used to the new look, but that doesn't mean that I like it.

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:14 am
by YVRLTN
I just logged in again after a week to see if any improvements after visiting every day normally. Maybe I will give it another try next week...

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:58 pm
by filocane
I personally don't like the new site, but I still hope for a future update

Re: New Site Look Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:32 pm
by ba319-131
SPREE34 wrote:
In the space of one page on the new look, we could have had 4 pages in the old look.

The new look isn't as easy to scan for topics.

Agree, the contrast needs to be different. I don't find this easy on the eyes. In fact, it's uncomfortable after a minute.


- Agreed, not east on the eyes, they grey is too light.