Been trying out the V5 on our website (www.binarysunset.se) and the member base seems happy about it so far except on one point:
The Forums have become quite clunky in comparison to the V4 look.
- - Each topic in a forum takes up a lot of space, as it spans over several lines now rather than just being a list of topics. This makes it hard for some members to find their way around.
- - The V4 forum we had a setting that removed the side colums to make the forum page full width. This option doesn't seem to work at the moment at makes the forum very squished. Perhaps the above problem will be solved if the forum can go full width again.
- - Poster Info moved from right/left of a post to above it. Makes the posts even larger and some members had issues determining which post belonged to who.
- - It has become harder to see which topic is a sticky or an announcement. Any way of enabling a bold text prefix like before in addition to or instead of just the small icon at a topic title's end?
Can you put these in as feedback in our Uservoice forum? It can be found here: https://guildlaunch.uservoice.com/forums/275221-guild-launch-v5-feedback
That will let us track repeat requests and make sure nothing gets lost in the back-and-forth. :)
In regards to the general layout of the topic list, I would ask that you give it a bit more time. We've been using this layout internally for a while and it has really grown on us.
We'll work on the icons for announcement. They may be better off on the left at the beginning of the title where they can be scanned.
Can you provide some more detail about the poster info moving? I'm not sure where you are referencing.
@GL_Stephen: Okay, it seems we got full width back now, and it looks sooo much better. Thank you. Once that was solved the topic listing fixed itself too - it seemed to be an issue where it tried to display the entire content on a too small area making line break in weird places and take up way more space, and generally just look jumbled up. I just didn't catch that until now when its fixed.
About the poster info, I am meaning the area where your name, avatar, post count etc is displayed. On the V4 you could choose to have it on left or right side of one's posts, and here on V5 it's at the top of it.
Could you get me a screenshot of that? We don't currently support moving the avatars but the V5 avatars and post count should be on the left in the usual spot.