DHawthorne Posts: 4,584
Simply put, it's awful. Pages take forever to load. I was willing to give it a pass when brand-new, but the new forums have been up long enough any kinks should be out, but I spend as much time lately waiting for the page to load as I do reading and responding to posts.
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On the new post page I just want to the latest post of a thread not the others in that thread that also ma be new, If I care I'll go to the thread and read all posts I've haven't yet read.
If I'm subscribed to a thread I don't want new posts on that thread showing up as messages, messages should be messages.
I'm not fond of the OP being at the top of the page but I could adapt and tolerate it.
I think there used to be an option for post to go either newest or oldest on top. I like newest on top, unfortunately I don't know which it is cuz the site confuses me know. Of course that could be the meds I'm on too .
Very, very slow.................
Maybe the new look is just geared towards the new AMX: simpler, easier and with the same warm, fuzzy feeling you get from RPM.. Uhmm, no wait...
I'm honestly not sure how this one is organized. It's sorta-kinda RSS-ish but not realy.
As for the pokiness - It isn't that bad for me for some reason. Thre is definitely a lag but not as much as others seem to be experiencing.
If I were a betting person, I'd guess the switchover has something to do with Harmon. I'd guess they have their own server/IT stuff going on and wanted to pull all of it into their wheelhouse and whatever flavor of forum software this is is the standard being used up the higher floors. But, that's an uneducated guess.
I'ts slightly clunkier than the old interface, but it's still working for me as it used to (more or less). A couple of points:
- "New Topics" seems to show threads with unread posts as opposed to individual posts.
- When viewing "New Topics" there's a *tiny* blue rectangle with two arrows pointing to the right in the "Last Post" column which will take you straight to the end of the thread when you click it.
And it "forgot" me this morning.
And it's not zoomable on my phone.
I agree. I'm simply not using the forum much anymore for the reasons you state. The last forum wasn't really broken, so I fail to see why it needed to be fixed. The slowness, along with the look and feel, and lack of "new posts" link is making the forum less and less usable. Shame, as it was a decent resource.
Now, to add insult to injury, downloading latest tpd. Time to complete 27 minutes. It's only a 68mb file.
Attempted to download the NX hotfix couple of weeks ago. time to complete download then - 2.5 hours. 4 or 5 attempts, same result. Some of them crapped out half way too. Ended up downloading from the AMX Aus drop box account - few minutes it was complete.
Attempted download of itunes - 106mb - download and installed 2 minutes. Looks a lot like an issue with the AMX d/l servers.
All of the above from same internet connection on FF V40.
What on earth is going on with the downlaod servers? Why, what's up?
VERY frustrating waiting forever to update 10 processors with the hotfix in the middle of the night. [/rant]
I'm noticing that as well, and mentioned it to AMX TS. Downloads got awful slow suddenly. Hard to believe that would be tolerated at a tech company known for speed and responsiveness. I'm going to blame it on the IT weenies at Harman.
They must have fixed that much, because I just got here that way. Still so slow I have a hard time justifying even stopping by anymore.
Sometimes I can't get here at all on my iPad or phone, PC usually no problem.
Sometimes of PC the " Quote" for resonding with quote doesn't even appear.
Email notification are hit and miss just like trying to get on the forum via mobile device.