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Love It

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Not bothered

4.97% • 23 votes

Hate it, please make it stop

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  • FIRST POST
    • DTDfanBoy
    • By DTDfanBoy 24th Mar 15, 12:57 PM
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    DTDfanBoy
    Poll : What do you think of the NEW LOOK MSE
    • #1
    • 24th Mar 15, 12:57 PM
    Poll : What do you think of the NEW LOOK MSE 24th Mar 15 at 12:57 PM
    I'd be interested to see how many like the NEW LOOK MSE
    Last edited by DTDfanBoy; 24-03-2015 at 1:01 PM.
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    • Tarian
    • By Tarian 11th Jun 15, 1:06 PM
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    Tarian
    2006 is better than 2015
    OK, so presumably some people would say the 2006 MSE look was "cluttered" - but at least in 2006 it:
    * Looked "alive" not "dead" (plenty of colour, not dull, insipid, and glaring)
    * Had plenty of info in one view (without so much forced scrolling)
    * Visual clues to aid navigation (lost in the new design)
    * Had "depth" (with shading and colour) and not "flat" like the new look.

    I could go on ... but I've sent a detailed comparison of the old and the new to the Feedback email address.

    The bottom line is...
    Would a serious Money Saver want to compare details on complicated products on a large or small screen?
    How does a serious Money Saver have two windows open (to compare) on a mobile phone???
    • babelfish
    • By babelfish 13th Jun 15, 1:25 PM
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    babelfish
    I hate the new forum. I'm posting on my iPad at the moment because it won't log me in on my pc! I enter user name and password, click "login" and nothing happens! Annoying!
    • prowla
    • By prowla 13th Jun 15, 1:52 PM
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    prowla
    I found out how to revert, so I'm good.
    • David Bowie
    • By David Bowie 13th Jun 15, 2:39 PM
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    David Bowie
    new forum layout is so annoying
    • David Bowie
    • By David Bowie 13th Jun 15, 2:40 PM
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    David Bowie
    think i've found how to get the old one now lol
    • ailey
    • By ailey 9th Mar 16, 5:19 PM
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    ailey
    I found out how to revert, so I'm good.
    Originally posted by prowla
    think i've found how to get the old one now lol
    Originally posted by David Bowie

    I've been finding that the forum is switching between the new version and the older version today but I wish to view only the older version. Can you tell me how I can keep it reverted to the older one please? Many thanks.
    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
    • GetRealBabe
    • By GetRealBabe 10th Mar 16, 11:44 AM
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    GetRealBabe
    I've been finding that the forum is switching between the new version and the older version today but I wish to view only the older version. Can you tell me how I can keep it reverted to the older one please? Many thanks.
    Originally posted by ailey
    Hi

    User CP-Control Panel-scroll to the bottom of the page-Forum Version-Forum Manager-Manage Version-Old Version.

    I really dislike the new look.
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 014-Finally got a signature.

    • abbafan1972
    • By abbafan1972 12th Mar 16, 6:39 AM
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    abbafan1972
    I hate the new look forum & want to change back. I can't find the user CP, please help!

    Just noticed that my details on the left says I've only made 3 posts. I know my posts are in the thousands, as I've been a member since 2006.
    Last edited by abbafan1972; 12-03-2016 at 6:41 AM. Reason: added more info
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 12th Mar 16, 6:46 AM
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    Abbafan1972
    Done it, changed it back.

    Thank god. Please get rid of this new design, it's horrible.
    Winging it since 1972

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    • prowla
    • By prowla 12th Mar 16, 8:16 AM
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    prowla
    I'm on the old version; as I recall, the newer one just wasted screen area.
    • prowla
    • By prowla 12th Mar 16, 8:19 AM
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    prowla
    Yep - I just flipped to the new one, and it's just silly wasted space.
    Right now I can see my previous post and this reply I am typing in; the rest is just whitespace and a couple of icons & buttons.
    The forum is supposed to be here for people to share comment and interact, but the new version seems to treat that as wholly incidental.
    • prowla
    • By prowla 12th Mar 16, 8:22 AM
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    prowla
    Back in the old version, I can see two previous posts, but actually there is a fair amount of padding in them too, because the left-hand side user info is taller than some posts.
    • J B
    • By J B 12th Mar 16, 8:59 PM
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    J B
    I hate the new look forum & want to change back. I can't find the user CP, please help!
    Just noticed that my details on the left says I've only made 3 posts. I know my posts are in the thousands, as I've been a member since 2006.
    Originally posted by abbafan1972
    Done it, changed it back.
    Thank god. Please get rid of this new design, it's horrible.
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    You seem to have two usernames. One with a small a and one with a capital A

    Maybe that's the confusion??
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 13th Mar 16, 1:34 PM
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    Mandelbrot
    Back in the old version, I can see two previous posts, but actually there is a fair amount of padding in them too, because the left-hand side user info is taller than some posts.
    Originally posted by prowla
    Yeah, some of us commented on that back when they asked us for ideas of how to improve the layout.
    Did they listen?
    Did they heck!
    They just went ahead with their ghastly 'new' design.
    Still, we thought, they are allowing us to continue using the old one and they've promised not to alter it.
    Yeah, right.
    They've now added those daft little coloured circles enclosing a bad approximation of the number of posts and length of time as a member.
    You know, the information that is already being displayed on the left hand side accurately.
    So consequently, the LHS is now larger than it was before, and the amount of wasted space (for short to medium length posts) is increased further.
    Great ...
    • ailey
    • By ailey 20th Mar 16, 8:51 PM
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    ailey
    Hi

    User CP-Control Panel-scroll to the bottom of the page-Forum Version-Forum Manager-Manage Version-Old Version.

    I really dislike the new look.
    Originally posted by GetRealBabe

    Thank you so much for this information. Just changed it back so hopefully it will now stop flipping between old and new. I hate the new version so much. I couldn't even see quickly how to thank people so many people will not bother, I'd imagine. The new version kept logging me out so every time I went to send a message or changed threads, I had to log back in......was soooo annoying and time consuming!

    Thanks again.
    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
    • islandman
    • By islandman 23rd Mar 16, 6:27 AM
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    islandman
    If moderators moderate, you would have thought that they'd reported back that the new design was less favourable with those people that have helped make the website what it is today. Hiding behind "they'll get used to the new design" or "no-one likes change" isn't good enough.

    They did it with hotukdeals and that too caused an uproar and many people left.

    It certainly begs the question "why do they do it?".
    Bowel screening saved my life, make sure it saves yours.
    • chesky
    • By chesky 28th Feb 18, 5:50 AM
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    chesky
    How come this rose to the top again? The last post was in 2016.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 28th Feb 18, 8:10 AM
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    Biggles
    How come this rose to the top again? The last post was in 2016.
    Originally posted by chesky
    Because MSE thought it was a good idea that, if someone found an old, dead thread and thought it would be fun to click on the poll, that thread should immediately rise to the top.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5693414
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