Hi OllieKing! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Next time you are online, try it again. You should have access now.OllieKing wrote:I can't find the Creative Bardic Pursuits sub-forum in A Path Through the Forest.
Kat Lady wrote:Hi OllieKing! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Next time you are online, try it again. You should have access now.OllieKing wrote:I can't find the Creative Bardic Pursuits sub-forum in A Path Through the Forest.
Please let us know if you have any difficulties accessing forums. I may have missed a few permissions.
Spiritunicorn wrote:Am I allowed to say that I do not really like this change?
It reminds me somewhat of those old fantasy art websites from the early days of the web where you have to 'Walk down the cliff side path' or 'Wander through the forest of enlightenment' to get to sections of the site that more usefully would have been called 'Art gallery', 'Guest book', 'Contact Us' etc...
Generally when I am scanning through the many and varied forums that I lurk on I prefer to spend more time reading posts than attempting to navigate a confusing layout of boards with very non-conventional and undescriptive names. I feel this is made worse here by the description text for each branch of the forum that appears to try to teach you about Druidry, rather than telling you what boards you may find contained within.
As a game this is good, as a useful and accessible web tool I find this rather lacking.
Dan Greywolf /|\
Selene wrote:Let me give this some thought, Fox, et al. I know we can't put the subforums into a vertical list--the software won't allow that, that I know of--but it may be possible to do something to help. I'll consult with the other admins and the Office to evaluate the situation...we wanted to make the board more user-friendly, but it it's not working we may have to try something else. However, we do have to keep in mind the number of complaints we received about the old arrangement and the number of people who've said they like the new one. I'll keep you posted!
Fox, we did user testing before we brought this board online and incorporated many of the suggestions. We did not, however, use volunteers who have nothing to do with the board as we wanted the members' opinions since they are the ones using it. And we had a sampling from brand new members through ones that had been here since the initial board was online.Fox wrote:May I suggest some user testing?
The simplest thing would be to put up a few screenshots of alternative homepages and just have people vote on which they think is the clearest/like the best/find most useful.
Alternatively, focus it more, showing the alternatives to people (say, 5 volunteers) who have nothing to do with the board. They won't have any vested interest and their confusion or clarity would be a better indication than people who are "in the know".
Just my tuppence worth.
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