Just saw the little disclosure triangle like widget for the subforums...
Oh great... Now I have to be concerned about either my eyesight, general awareness, or sanity.
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.
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?Actually, you've just demonstrated in practice why more people will not see the sub forums at first glance.
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.Really? I think it defines K.I.S.S. very well, in addition to keeping the forumhome clean and tidy.