Greetings, this is a thread that i have created to talk about the bad things and flaws of this WBB5 downgrade. spoiler alert: the good new things don't make up for the horrendous flaws in both functionality and design. but hey, that's just my opinion. and i would like to hear from you! yes, YOU... on about what you agree or disagree with me on. and feel free to add anything else that i have not mentioned (whether it's positive or negative) if you wish to do so.
anyway, without further ado.. here is my list:
-The arrow buttons:
for those of you who didn't know, these nice lil neat buttons used to bring you from top to bottom of the page and vice versa in 1 simple click. i really liked them and used them regularly (especially the "go to top" one), it was really convenient especially in a page where there were long posts. and yes, i know i can use the scroll bar to quickly go to the top or bottom of the page but, these buttons were faster and more accessible
edit: apparently the "go to top" is still there, only i do not have it for some reason.
oh lord.. how do i even begin to address this.. it became really horrible and even annoying, i'll try to stay composed and explain all the issues i have with it to the best of my ability.
1- when you press "quote" on a post it will instantly bring you down to the reply box, it's really annoying when u want to quote multiple posts and you have to constantly scroll up.
2- it used to include the whole post by default, meaning that quotes within quotes were there just by pressing 1 button. which was great because you get context included without any hassle. now it only takes what the user wrote in their post without the quotes in said post.
you can manually edit in more quotes in the quote sure, but let's be real.. it's very inconvenient to do so. (im not sure if that made any sense, but anyone who used the forum before the downgrade should understand what im talking about)
edit: you can't even edit in more quotes inside a quote, i thought it was possible because you could do it in the post editor. but when you post the quotes inside just disappear.
-Colour collaboration/contracts against each other is HORRIBLE:
in this case, i think it's better to just show you:
i think that's enough to get my point across.
-Change style/ current time:
on the bottom right of the page there used to be an option to change the style of the forum, and it showed you what the current time is. i'm making this point mainly for the chnage style feature but thought i would mention the time too cus it's another feature that is gone now.
in DE there is 3 styles to chose from
in EN we only had the nostale and GF one (because of course, we are always being discriminated against). the default one that you all should be familiar with was the nostale one obviously, and in my opinion the GF style one was pretty cool and i did actually change to it few times.
- Broken on mobile:
im not gonna go into too much detail, because it's a thread on its own. but basically it's broken on mobile and just doesn't work well. the previous version did not have any of the issues this current has right now.
- The background: (brought to you by friends111 check out the rest of his post)
The background is awfuly added: the 100% black footer covers it abruptly, the background of user info in post's section is just repeated - and that looks awful. The main background also is fixed, so when you zoom out the page, it also zooms out and most of the page is just black (empty).
-The top "links" bar:
it used to be like this:
now it looks like this:
the only positive thing might be that the current one will appear for everywhere you are instead of the previous one where it was only at the top of the page. however, first it looks worse. and second, few things that i'd consider really important are missing. for example: links to support and irc.
that's all i have for now. and as i said earlier, i would like hear from you what are things you agree or disagree with me on. and things you like or dislike about this downgrade. all opinions are welcome.