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Lack of Interest Merge Several Features

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

  2. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Recent Activity shows a mixture of different activity - the other two obviously are more specific. Personally I'd hate to see the two specific ones lost in favour of Recent Activity.
     
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  3. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Why have overlap though? Maybe each could serve a different function and we could have one page where all are combined in a palatable way?
     
  4. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Because Recent Activity is just that - showing a list of everything - where the other two are specific to Posts and/or Profiles. I think they're palatable enough as they stand. They perform exactly as they should.
     
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  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    And they do serve different functions . . .and the one page where they're all combined is Recent Activity o_O
     
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  6. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    For the not-so-tech savvy, it's hard to understand how to inteact with https://xenforo.com/community/recent-activity/. Before I build sites I get grandmas together (yes I am serious :D) to tell me what they think and that seemed to really confuse them.
     
  7. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    It's not really hard - Recent Activity is all Recent Activity on the site - profile posts, normal posts, new threads, likes (I think). Profile Posts.. is a list of profile posts made and New Posts is new posts that have been made.
     
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  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Dumbing software down to suit one tiny minority isn't a particularly useful thing to do.
     
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  9. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    If you make software usable for those bad with it, it could redefine simplicity. I find myself falling into the geek trap of assuming people will know how to use something because I made something like some other things on the web.

    EDIT: Also ironically 60+ women is the target audience for one of my websites.
     
  10. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    IMO I feel like Facebook did this and I think it was a good thing. Just my opinion.
     
  11. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    The software is simple to use right now. All you need to do is add some threads explaining the (apparently) more complex function.
     
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  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In my experience, people who use Facebook rarely get on with forums.

    Thankfully.
     
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  13. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    This one site I run, 100% of the users came from Facebook, hence my focus on simplicity.
     
  14. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of people who find using a thing like a forum a nightmare of confusion.
     
  15. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Probably shouldn't be using a forum then :)
     
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  16. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Hey, I resent that. (JK!) :p I use Facebook and get on with forums.
     
  17. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Xenforo is made by talented developers who develop with integrity. I can't find a social networking solution that does that.
     
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The reason XenForo works is because how it has been designed.

    Dumbing it down to suit pensioners who can barely work out which way to hold a mouse is a sure fire way of breaking it.
     
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  19. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Say it how it is, Paul *dies laughing*
     
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