Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Tigratrus, Aug 9, 2010.
Just saw the little disclosure triangle like widget for the subforums...
:: eyes Kier suspiciously ::
Oh great... Now I have to be concerned about either my eyesight, general awareness, or sanity.
Great way to start the day
Not enough coffee...
Actually, it's Yerba Mate with a bit of Jasmine green tea thrown in... Yum!
Apparently though, I need an IV bag
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.
It's new as in it wasn't there when the forums were originally created
There's a thread that discusses this somewhere, but as usual, I can't find it.
It's been there ever since I've been around / since the sub-forums were added.
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
Well... Susan already slapped me twice today, so I figure at least one of them can be allocated to my apparently being blind!
Too dropdown annoying...
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.
Wow! I really dislike that implementation of subforums. No K.I.S.S. there.
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.
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?
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?
Really? I think it defines K.I.S.S. very well, in addition to keeping the forumhome clean and tidy.
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.
Separate names with a comma.