Changes to the Competitions Time Section

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MSE_Stephen
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edited 3 April at 10:50AM in Compers chat corner

Hi everyone,

You’ll notice some changes to the Competitions Time Section

Section Reorganised

Some of the changes were suggested earlier on this thread and are designed to improve the navigation of Competitions. These changes also prepare for new features in the future.

The main change is are -

  • “Competitions Time” is now the title of the section that holds all competition boards. 
  • The main competition board has been renamed ‘Standard Competitions’ - similar to a suggestion on the thread above.
  • We've created a Search Widget just for Comps!

But now we’d like to hear from you. Do the names, and descriptions of the boards still work?

Could they be improved?


Search Widget

We’ve built a new Search widget in the sidebar of the Main Competitions Section.

It currently defaults to searching just the boards with active competitions and sorting by Best Match, but this can be changed if there’s consensus

We’d love your feedback on this widget.

  • Should it open in same or new tab?
  • Should it put the search term in the ‘Title’ field instead of main search field

…or are there any other tweaks we could make.

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  • pebblebeach8
    pebblebeach8 Posts: 388 Forumite
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    edited 26 March at 2:03PM
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    I have not explored the new thread properly yet, but one thing that is really off putting for me is the background.  Is there anywhere in my settings I can change it back to a plain background?  Thanks
    Thanks to all those that post.   
  • MSE_Stephen
    MSE_Stephen Posts: 422 Community Admin
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    Thanks for all the feedback so far!  :)

    We don't plan on making any more changes until the end of the week / next week - just so that there's a chance for a range of opinions here.

    So please keep letting us know over the next few days, or comp-liment posts you agree with.

    For the Search widget, we can certainly sort by Newest if there's consensus. 

    We can also look at adding Game Over (Game Over Archive?) - but in considering whether that's a good idea, we would want to make sure we're making it especially easy for a new member looking for Comps since they will find it the the hardest to find their way around, whereas our regular Compers will know how navigate the quirks of Search even if it means a few extra clicks - would be very interested in hearing opinions on this. 

    If the Search widget is to appear on all Comps pages, it would have to be immediately under the Quick Links - So the one on the new main page would probably also have to be moved down just so that it's consistent on every page.

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