09-03-2009 05:00 AM - edited 09-03-2009 05:17 AM
For those of us who have used (nntp) news groups and news group readers (ex: OutlookExpress), the Lithium forums are basically "clumsy" to work with. Going from a Windows based tool that gives us the ability to do things like:
a - collapse and expand individual threads (note these are remembered)
b - set visible marker flags on individual postings for reference
to a web based GUI that lacks all these makes the Lithium Forums exponentially difficult to work with as the number of postings radically increase. For example, just adding a real "tree control" to the system where one could click on the folder icon on the left side to expand/collapse an individual thread would be a MAJOR improvement.
In addition, there is a really a ton of wasted space in the screen layouts. For example, when you look at the "home page" the forums start half way down the screen (this is using Google Chrome with it "skinned" so the browser menus, etc are not there ;-)
In addition, we need a way to rearrange the forums (or hide them) so that we can see the key ones we are interested in at the top.
Just a couple of comments... Does anyone else agree or have additional ideas?
09-03-2009 05:21 AM
09-03-2009 11:08 PM
RJ and Mike,
Thanks for your feedback. Others, please do chime in. We have been pushing for improvements to help us bridge the gap in search functionality, off-line access and speed. For anyone working off-line during implementations, share your thoughts here. The more support from you, the harder I can push for change. Be positive, and tell us what you NEED to have to make this community forum equal--NO BETTER than your NNTP experience.
Also, tell us about the features in the community that you think are better than the Newsgroups.
I support you 100% and will continue to push for these improvements.
09-04-2009 01:09 PM
Tried it.. but you end up w/a "clone" at the top and the original in the same place. If you change a lot of them you end up w/a LONG window.. lots of mousing..
If it just rearranged things, then it would be right.
Thanks anyway.. but not what I'm looking for.
Oh yes, the float a post to the top is just a messy.. if not worse. Sometimes I wonder if the vendor ever used any real "GUI" folks to test this out.