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Old 04-16-2014, 09:14 AM   #1
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Welcome to the new AudiWorld forums! As you may have noticed, we updated the look and feel of the forum to better match the rest of AudiWorld.com. The forum now features a matching color scheme and more modern design, while still retaining the features and sections you love.

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Not seeing the new design? Try clearing your browser’s cache by pressing CTRL + F5. If that doesn’t work, we recommend logging out of your AudiWorld account, clearing your cookies, and then logging back in.

We’d love to hear what you think of the new and improved AudiWorld! Please let us know if you run into any issues and we’ll be happy to help fix them.
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We’d love to hear what you think of the new and improved AudiWorld! Please let us know if you run into any issues and we’ll be happy to help fix them.
It would be really nice to permit each users to select their preferred theme
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It would be really nice to permit each users to select their preferred theme
Yes please.
Font is terrible.
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Yes please.
Font is terrible.
I agree the font style is harder to read than before; much prefer the old font. Also, the pages seem busier. Was each thread link underlined in the old format?
"My recent Topics" link not working?
There seems to be too much black which I find very distracting and even somewhat garish. A lighter gray might be easier on the eyes, especially in the headers.
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Also, the pages seem busier.
Agreed. Hard to decide where to look...

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Was each thread link underlined in the old format?
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"My recent Topics" link not working?
Doesn't work for me either.
Also threads randomly not sorting properly per settings in CP.
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It was so easy to go to classifieds before, now every time I get the forums which I am not looking for. I do not like this new difficult format!
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I see the new browser design but I don't care for it. Too small type compared to the old one.
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Welcome to the new AudiWorld forums! As you may have noticed, we updated the look and feel of the forum to better match the rest of AudiWorld.com. The forum now features a matching color scheme and more modern design, while still retaining the features and sections you love.

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Not seeing the new design? Try clearing your browser’s cache by pressing CTRL + F5. If that doesn’t work, we recommend logging out of your AudiWorld account, clearing your cookies, and then logging back in.

We’d love to hear what you think of the new and improved AudiWorld! Please let us know if you run into any issues and we’ll be happy to help fix them.
It's ok, but I liked the old one…bigger print, etc.
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone! The new design is a work in progress, and we are continuing to make tweaks based on your comments and suggestions. Right now, we're working to increase the font size so it matches the previous layout. I'll let you guys know once the fix is live.

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"My recent Topics" link not working?
What happens when you try clicking the My Recent Topics link? It should, if working correctly, open a drop-down menu that lets you choose between viewing your recent topics since your last visit, or by set periods of time (i.e. "Last Day", "Last 5 Days", "Last Week"). if you're not seeing these options appear, please let me know what Internet browser you are using.

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It was so easy to go to classifieds before, now every time I get the forums which I am not looking for. I do not like this new difficult format!
We haven't made any changes to how the forum is organized, so you should be able to access the Classifieds section the same ways as before. You can either scroll down the main forum page to the section labeled "Classifieds" (roughly halfway down the page), or you can roll your mouse over the "Marketplace" option in the top navigation bar. This will trigger a drop-down menu that includes a link to the Classifieds section, as shown below:

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone! The new design is a work in progress, and we are continuing to make tweaks based on your comments and suggestions. Right now, we're working to increase the font size so it matches the previous layout. I'll let you guys know once the fix is live.

What happens when you try clicking the My Recent Topics link? It should, if working correctly, open a drop-down menu that lets you choose between viewing your recent topics since your last visit, or by set periods of time (i.e. "Last Day", "Last 5 Days", "Last Week"). if you're not seeing these options appear, please let me know what Internet browser you are using.
The Recent Topics drop down seems to be working now.
Jason, please consider returning to the original font type style in the threads and posts. The new one is really hard to read for any length of time.
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As others have mentioned, font is hard to read, too small and light.
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The Recent Topics drop down seems to be working now.
Jason, please consider returning to the original font type style in the threads and posts. The new one is really hard to read for any length of time.
Thanks!
We should be able to change it back to the exact same font design and size as the prior design and tech is working on it this afternoon.
I also noticed that Internet Explorer users are seeing red bars instead of the gray and that will be fixed this afternoon hopefully.
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Eh…I don't think it will be changed back. But AW will continue to change.
Change is good. Maybe not this change so much, but change in gener
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I like it!
Much easier to read and the contrast brings out the top of the page way better than before using a PC/Windows IE.
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Been on AudiWorld since 2001. Hated the switch from kawf to vBulletin but tolerated the look since March, 2009, albeit I showed up and posted less. However, today was a big shock. VERY Fugly format IMO. Much worse than before. I am on several vBulletin forums and Audiworld now has the worst look of all of them. Sorry but it literally hurts my eyes. Too Red. Too Black. Small font. Busy pages. Poor new post indicators. I could go on.

Not that interested in coming back if today's look is going to stay. As I said before you made the change in 2009, the model for a good vBulletin look IMO is the S2Forum. http://www.s2forum.com/

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Welcome to the new AudiWorld forums! As you may have noticed, we updated the look and feel of the forum to better match the rest of AudiWorld.com. The forum now features a matching color scheme and more modern design, while still retaining the features and sections you love.

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We’d love to hear what you think of the new and improved AudiWorld! Please let us know if you run into any issues and we’ll be happy to help fix them.
Font is way too small. I find it very hard to read.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:27 PM   #17
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I will get used to it. Just wondering what the reason for the changes are? Does this new format offer improvements? What are they?
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Thanks for your patience, everyone. The font has been adjusted and should now match the old layout's.

Generally speaking, we launched today's redesign as part of a larger forum upgrade. Behind the scenes, AudiWorld previously ran a very old version of vBulletin. By doing this update, we are able to offer faster page loads and a variety of new features, including an enhanced mobile site and in the coming months, a streamlined gallery. We realize that change can be a bit jarring and we're working to make this version of AudiWorld the perfect hybrid of the old forum layout and the popular updated homepage layout. To give you a better idea of how similar we tried to make the new forum layout to the old, here is a side-by-side screenshot:

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If you run into any specific issues or have additional suggestions, please don't hesitate to pass them along to us.

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The font is still way too small and hard to read.
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The icons in the far left column have changed. Is there a table explaining what the new icons are?
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