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Upcoming changes to the Message Boards

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Re: Upcoming changes to the Message Boards

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 2:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Aug 2013 2:47AM GMT
1. "achieve a consistent look and feel". They already have a consistent look and feel.

2. Replacing descriptive *word* links with ~icons~ is a bad idea. Even if a word "tip" appears with mousing over the icon, that is an extra and useless step (looking for the pertinent icon). Keep the text links. There really is such thing as too much bling. These message boards should be kept as simple as possible to use.

Or,
Oliver Hardy (to Stan Laurel): "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."

I assume there are two reasons for the changes:
--accommodate hand-held devices (will eliminating text links actually help navigation and operation of boards?);
--accommodate more and blocker-resistent ads. Pretty soon the board messages will be a teensy oblong in a sea of detritus, requiring scrolling and scrolling and scrolling and . . . .
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jmyoung365 22 Aug 2013 2:07AM GMT 
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frostfreedet 22 Aug 2013 8:27AM GMT 
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AGHatchett3rd 22 Aug 2013 6:03PM GMT 
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jeffreymgeorg... 22 Aug 2013 1:39PM GMT 
DelorisWillia... 22 Aug 2013 7:09PM GMT 
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