It looks like they’ve gone up market Dave and don’t want peasants like you and me to be involved ( well peasants like me mate !) They obviously have good reason but why excluded us old Lads by making it it ■■■ difficult to post ?
Sadly Trucknet has been killed off by this change, I wish they would just ressurect the old site which althought had its problems at least we could understand how it worked after so many years using it.
I’ll tell you what this reminds me of. It reminds me of the kind of thing that undergrads would do for their degrees to show off their skills…make a site and fill it full of as much crap as possible to show off how clever they are, usually missing the point that usability is much more important than looks. You go look at the UK Govt website which has won awards worldwide for it’s design and it’s very simple, clean, uncluttered with none of the nonsense and pointless crap this has.
FFS…its taken me so long to find the quote button because it’s not anywhere near where the reply button is but in the new text entry window…WTF is all that rubbish ab out? WHY IS THE QUOTE BUTTON NOT NEXT TO THE REPLY BUTTON? Have a “reply” and “reply with quote” like everyone else FFS.
The platform software isn’t the issue. The person who designed it wanting to show off is. They could have replicated the old site on this platform just fine instead of producing this sorry pile of crap.
The best thing TNUK could do now is to hire someone who knows about user interface designs to unwravel this sorry mess although I hope they’ve deep pockets because it’s going to take quite some time.
The 2nd small windows when replying is like a simultaneous preview. Any content in the left side appears in finished, rather than raw form there.
To quote a post just use the obvious reply button, then use the speech bubble above your text.
IMHO getting used to different modes of using a site is not the biggest issue. If the older posts and especially older photos are lost then many will be upset, some of the other oldsters ain`t happy…
But then again…
One good thing: I`ve never seen the TNUK community so united!
Thanks, needed a little tutorial there.
In relation to your post, I don’t forsee a breakaway group emerging who are full of the benefits of this new look and feel.
Oh I`ve just given a “thumbs up” to your post!
A “migration benefit”?
I got an email notification that you had quoted me in a post. Don’t take this personally but I will disable that option, I spent an hour this morning cleaning up my email inbox.
On second glance it looks like I could have replied back to the thread by replying from email though, I can see situations where that could be handy (along the lines of a thread arranging a weekend bike meet up or the likes, where staying in the loop promptly has a distinct benefit)