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Lack of Interest Replace the sub-forum list with a compact button dropdown

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Floren, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I was talking with Brogan and Grover on another thread, about this change.

    Right now, when we have many sub-forums, viewing the threads present into parent forum can become challenging. Here it is an example:

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    Now, imagine that you have 10 sub-forums, instead of 4...

    An elegant alternative to this issue will be to use the current button popup present into forum home page that lists the existing sub-forums, when you hover over it. All we would have to do is increase a little the font and locate it right under the Post New Thread button.

    To see what I mean, go to XenForo forum home page and scroll down until you find the Development Tutorials and Resources forum. Right underneath, you will see the sub-forum link. Imagine that exact type of link displayed under Post New Thread button. I think it will look great.

    [​IMG]

    That will make the current forum display very compact and users will be able to enjoy what they want most: read the threads, not have their screen filled with a list of sub-forums. Plus, it will allow to keep the Post New Thread button into same location, not under the list of sub-forums like it is now. Not to mention that is innovative, it will be different from any other forum systems that replicate always and always the same design.
     
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  2. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    One simple solution is to move the subforum list to the bottom. I have asked about this in the past and it turns out much better.
     
  4. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

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  5. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    It was like that in beginning, actually:

     
  6. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Great. But can you post a screenshot of where your [Post New Thread] button now resides? I am curious to found out, because as a non-registered member you can not see it on your site.
     
  7. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    http://awesomescreenshot.com/0b86zdc00

    This is default XenForo functionality and locations
     
  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Jaxel. Looks great and yes the default location now is the only location that makes any sense (especially when using subforums on top: the [Post New Thread]-button should always be below the subforums-list, for the reasons displayed in the screenshot in posting #1).
     
  9. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I think this will look a million times better/cooler:

    subforums.jpg

    That is what I meant by displaying sub-forums into a regular forum display page.
    Of course, the actual button will be redesigned to be more visible...
     
  10. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Because there is no feedback yet and Kier likes the idea, I guess it will be implemented into next version.

    Hooray! :D
     
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