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POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

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POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

Edit : please post a yes or no in your reply before any other random text like the first five replies.

Well its quite obvious that many folks here don't like this new forum. It's full of bugs, lacking features (eg polls), its full of whitespace, doesn't seem to perform well any device....the list is endless.
 
We were all fed up with the old SMF forum which was completely out of date but it seemed reasonably reliable and considering how many members and posts we have, it did a pretty good job.
 
So, would you like to see it restored and this new forum scrapped?
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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

This 'Poll' reminds me of the one I did regarding the non Plusnet users' ability to post, in that it was redundant even before I'd finished posting it. Plusnet aren't going to reinstate the old forum, regardless of what is said and by who or how many they are to far down the 'metaphoric' road with this one.

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

Unfortunately we are stuck with the massive white space , and BIG pink boxes Angry

Its highly unlikely it will ever get fixed , the PN bean pushers have said this is what we want so this is what we get Ticked off

Maybe this was the idea , to make the forum unusable to stop customers coming here to complain , so their support stats look better.

sometimes i feel people like anotherone , and the rest of PN customers are wasting their time finding problems , as they will still be finding them in 12 months time !

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

I do not agree or accept that the "massive white space" cannot be fixed Lips are sealed

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

Anotherone , yes i agree it can be fixed BUT the visual style , text box size , button size , color contrast

Should have been fixed before it went live , i belive you even mentioned this to them before live date .

yes there are useability bugs , was to be expected , but the look of the pages visual impact Crazy3

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

Be nice to have the text colour (washed out grey) made darker,

 

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

Yes - of course.

 

But that would mean a business listening to its customers and actually doing something.

 

Sadly that just doesn't happen anymore.

 

I hope Plusnet don't bring similar "improvements" to broadband. Otherwise we'll be back to dial up speeds.

 

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

Whilst I'm certainly in favour of making this place as readable and user friendly as possible (and there is more to do on both those counts), it wouldn't be a bad idea to compare the current text shade in a standard post with the output from say a google search .....hmm, look pretty similar to me - well on this monitor at any rate. I will check another in a few minutes.

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

YES - revert to the old forum.

However, as has already been said, that's unlikely to happen.

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

@Anotherone

Interesting comparison and to my eye the Google result is very similar and smaller

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

That's what I thought Jim, and it's the same on this other monitor. I'll have a look on a mobile phone later.

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

A further check - I increased the default size to Extra Large and the clarity and contrast are superb in my opinion

 

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

I find it a lot easier to read on the mobile 📱
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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

I don't see the issue with the forum, it does what it says on the tin, lets you post topics to be read and replied to by other people.  Polls, I'm not sure I ever actually used a poll and if someone checked how many of the posts in the previous forum contained polls then the figures would be sub 0.1% so going back to add something the majority never used seems silly.

 

Change for the sake of change is bad, change to modernise is good, going back to a system which you yourself stated you were fed up with simply because you dislike the new one, that would be the worst option of all.  People dislike change, they want things to always remain the way they are used to, but new customers to the forums will only have used this, they will grow used to this and eventually, when PN change it again in 15 years time, they too will want this one back, it's the way of the world.

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Re: POLL: Would you lke the SMF forum to be restored?

Well, I get similar results on a mobile as well Jim.