[RFC] Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by hanakin » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:03 am

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For many users, that action link can be a vital part of their forum routine. Burying it behind menu-diving tedium only hurts the user experience
New and Your posts links are vital parts of my forum routine, so why are they hidden in dropdown menu?
Because they are not actions, but quick links exactly as the title of the menu suggests. In fact other than PHPBB no other forum even has this functionality. The closest is esoTalk which is done completely different and how I originally proposed them by coupling it to the search.

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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by VSE » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:00 am

Kamahl19 wrote:
For many users, that action link can be a vital part of their forum routine. Burying it behind menu-diving tedium only hurts the user experience
New and Your posts links are vital parts of my forum routine, so why are they hidden in dropdown menu?
I agree. I keep saying they should be restored to the index page where they used to be, in addition to where they also now live in the quick links menu. I even submitted a ticket for this, but it has been ignored so far
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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by John P » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:03 am

VSE wrote:
Kamahl19 wrote:
For many users, that action link can be a vital part of their forum routine. Burying it behind menu-diving tedium only hurts the user experience
New and Your posts links are vital parts of my forum routine, so why are they hidden in dropdown menu?
I agree. I keep saying they should be restored to the index page where they used to be, in addition to where they also now live in the quick links menu. I even submitted a ticket for this, but it has been ignored so far
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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by RMcGirr83 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:08 am

VSE wrote:I even submitted a ticket for this, but it has been ignored so far
Even replies to tickets seem to get ignored too. :roll:
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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by valid » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:20 am

Sorry but I don't like the change to move a lot of functionality under a dropdown menu. You need to click 1x more. :( Why contact also under a dropdown menu? Totally overkill dropdown menu's. :( Inefficient for desktop users.

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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by aleha » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:24 pm

valid wrote:Sorry but I don't like the change to move a lot of functionality under a dropdown menu. You need to click 1x more. :( Why contact also under a dropdown menu? Totally overkill dropdown menu's. :( Inefficient for desktop users.
I have seen in foundation topbar that link dropdown menus expand automatically on mouse over, whereas in responsive view (e.g. below some screen analysis) you need to click them to expand.

Maybe we could so this with an extension for the quick links.
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VSE wrote:
Kamahl19 wrote:
For many users, that action link can be a vital part of their forum routine. Burying it behind menu-diving tedium only hurts the user experience
New and Your posts links are vital parts of my forum routine, so why are they hidden in dropdown menu?
I agree. I keep saying they should be restored to the index page where they used to be, in addition to where they also now live in the quick links menu. I even submitted a ticket for this, but it has been ignored so far
+1
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VSE, could you write the ticket link?

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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by Louis7777 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:47 pm

^Um if they are restored back on the index then please remove the quick links completely from the navbar. Let's not have double trouble...

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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by aleha » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:37 pm

I want New Posts on every page, not just the index. With UI/UX things it takes a while to get used to them, but I would prefer to have a easier access only to view new posts.
As I wrote earlier, maybe this should be done through an extension.

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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by VSE » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:47 pm

aleha wrote: +1

VSE, could you write the ticket link?
https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-12820
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Re: Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by Volksdevil » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:52 pm

My input from the tracker:

Maybe an 'Option' (Yes another one!) in the Admin panel under Board or search settings or something?
"Show search links on index page" > YES | NO

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