1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Oooooo! Sub-Forums! Is that new or am I just blind?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Tigratrus, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Just saw the little disclosure triangle like widget for the subforums...
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Not new.​
  3. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    :: eyes Kier suspiciously ::
  4. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Oh great... Now I have to be concerned about either my eyesight, general awareness, or sanity.
    Great way to start the day ;)
  5. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    Not enough coffee...
  6. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's Yerba Mate with a bit of Jasmine green tea thrown in... Yum! :)

    Apparently though, I need an IV bag ;)
  7. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Make the subforums more visible

    Actually, you've just demonstrated in practice why more people will not see the sub forums at first glance: they are just not visible enough (hidden) behind a little arrow. This, is even more an issue I foresee compared to the forum descriptions not visible without having to mouse-over the forumtitle. I love the elegance of XenForo, but there are occasions when it is best to keep the usability in mind over design. I feel these are the only two major instances where the UI could be improved. Kier explained that the forumdescriptions are a simple template edit. I hope the same goes for the non-visability of the subforums.
    Zael, steven s, kmike and 1 other person like this.
  8. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    It's new as in it wasn't there when the forums were originally created :D
  9. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    There's a thread that discusses this somewhere, but as usual, I can't find it.
    KURTZ likes this.
  10. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    It's been there ever since I've been around / since the sub-forums were added. :confused:
  11. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure there weren't any sub forums when I signed up, might have only been for a few hours when the added the Resolved Bug Reports sub forum
  12. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Well... Susan already slapped me twice today, so I figure at least one of them can be allocated to my apparently being blind! :)
  13. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Too dropdown annoying...
  14. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    No, it wasn't. ;) Sub-forums came a bit later after the forums opened, and then shortly after there was a menu to get to it from the forum home.
  15. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I really dislike that implementation of subforums. No K.I.S.S. there.
  16. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I like it for forum home, it keeps it tidy and consistent reguardless of the amount of sub-forums you may add. Once you click the forum name, the sub-forums are listed as usual.
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do sub-sub-forums behave in the same way?

    Will for example a sub-forum of Resolved Bug Reports appear in the drop down on forum home or only on the Bug Reports forum?

    Any chance of some test sub-forums in the test forum so we can see how it works?
  18. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    But that's the whole point. They are sub forums after all. If you need people to see something a forum at a glance, make it a top level forum. By nesting these forums underneath top (levels 1 and 2) forums, you have by definition relegated them from primary importance, surely?
    Disjunto likes this.
  19. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Really? I think it defines K.I.S.S. very well, in addition to keeping the forumhome clean and tidy.
  20. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Yes and no. I think the idea is great, but the implementation is less. The drop down arrow is hard to find and easy to overlook. Whats in the drop down is bulky.

    Kier; could you please try stuffing 30 subforums under 1 parent forum somewhere and letting us play with the drop down?

    I think the idea to hide subforums in a collapsible way, is brilliant though.

Share This Page