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Implemented [Suggestion] Sub forums placement

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shelley, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    IMO should be placed underneath Discussions and messages. Atleast for me this should be located along a new line to keep the data clutter free.
    Digital Doctor and Rich like this.
  2. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I have to agree, it would look better.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It was like this initially, and rejected by users who didn't even realize they were there... (Also asked a few people and they wanted to see it on top.)
  4. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Aesthetically speaking, I think so too. But as Mike said, when we had them there they were often missed by visitors, and various influential people told us that they must be above the thread list.

    (Which is a pity, as I much preferred them below)
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I think its because people are so use to other forum solutions that offer it above the thread list.

    Also, with the sub-forum display on the main page, would it be possible to somehow make it standout from the rest of the line a bit more (Darken text), or to move it below that line?

    As it is now, it blends to much to be noticed right away.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Is there an example of a sub forum anywhere?

    I've looked but can't find one.

    Edit: Just found it, was quite hard to spot on the main forum view.
  7. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    who ??
    Abomination likes this.
  8. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I think something like this would look better:

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  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member


    If I was a new-time user, I would not know that was the way to view the list of sub-forums.
  10. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I dunno, a down-pointing arrow icon means there is a menu of some sort...I'm always enticed to click/hover.
  11. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Most forums display them inline, rather then using AJAX to display them in a hover, which isn't a usability issue here, but having it blend in, or having it implemented vaguely could be an issue.
  12. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    Just a small thing, but once again I love something you have implemented - the sub-forum roll over on the forum home is schweet.
  13. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

    The "Post New Thread" button is kinda on the wrong side of sub-forums. It's adds confusion.
  14. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    people are talking about different things here

    I hate the the sub-forum dropdown (placement/feature) when listing forums.


    If I, the admin, selects to show "subforums" 2 levels on forum listing please allow us to do so without a dropdown.


    For those talking about the subforum location within a forum...


    Yes, having it at the top is the best choice. Not every visitor will scroll to the bottom of the thread list.

    Keep this in mind...
    if it's important place it above-the-fold.

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  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Off topic

    Can we please not say "every other forum software has it like........ ".
    Think of xF as being new, different, cutting edge. We really don't want to be like every other forum software, do we??

    /off topic
  16. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    XF is very innovative, and I agree with your statement.

    However, if XF is to different from other platforms, it can cause confusion for new users. I know my members had difficulty going from vB3 to vB4, and XF is much different from any other platform that I have seen.

    For the most part, I like how everything is laid out, my problems are always smaller things that can -possibly- be an issue.
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  17. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Of course there are going to be similarities in the core functions. That 's just natural I think. I just don't like basing suggestions on because every other software has this or that. Know what I mean? We want to be different!
  19. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I'm just saying there needs to be a balance between innovation, and between user expectations.

    Because most forums follow a clear cut guide to UI, XF should be -similar- in some ways, but should also innovate around that expectation (Which it does superbly).
  20. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member


    I looks aesthetically very pleasing this dropdown. But, I am afraid that my memberbase -and especially new users to my forum- will overlook the subforums if they are hidden behind a dropdown. I think that links like this should be directly available/clickable instead of having to click first on a dropdown.

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