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Drew***
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A navigation suggestion

Post by Drew*** » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:46 pm

A navigation suggestion - for down the road

When a guest selects "View active topics" they are presented with the search results and "Return to advanced search". It seems that what they want is "Refresh active topics" although about 20 % do go on to actually perform a search

We see this pattern in our log files over and over "View active topics" -> "Return to advanced search". -> "Board Index" -> "View active topics"

where we would expect to see "View active topics" -> "Board Index" -> "View active topics"

This may only be consideration on active forums but I thought it worth mentioning anyway.

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Re: A navigation suggestion

Post by Highway of Life » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:39 pm

There is an "Advanced Search" link right below the quick search in the header.

But if they wanted to refresh the Active Topics (which I do often myself here on area51 and phpBB.com), in default prosilver, you have to go back to index and click Active topics again. -- In subSilver2, this is not an issue because both new posts and active topics are in the header. -- On my own site, I added both to the overall_header because they are used so often and it saves at least a page load for everyone performing this action.
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