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Suggestion New And Improved PF Look[Easier to Browse]

  1. Jan 30, 2013 #1
    in this 21st century where time is the most important thing it is a pain to scroll down the home page to select the topics of our choice what i suggest to this is using tabs(Like tabs in browsers like chrome and FF) here is a sample of what i mean

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    It would be really easy to check out the sections if it was in this format and quite time saving too. What do you think guyz
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2013 #2

    micromass

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    I like the lay-out as it is now because you get an overview of every forum at once. Clicking tabs is going to be more annoying for me.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2013 #3
    Actually when you get used to it its aloooot easier.

    Every topic in a single page as it currently is gives a clumpsy and messy look.

    Imagine your current browser had no tabs and all the websites were shown on a single page?? you will understand what i am trying to say
     
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  5. Jan 30, 2013 #4
    Sold! I'll make the changes tomorrow! :D
     
  6. Jan 30, 2013 #5
    lol really? thats awesome :blushing:

    so do i get something like a reward for the idea :tongue2:
     
  7. Jan 30, 2013 #6

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    Personally I'd rather keep it the way it is. I very much like being able to simply scroll down and browse through the various forums since they show the most recent thread and post underneath the link.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2013 #7

    Drakkith

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    I wouldn't get your hopes up. It's likely Greg is simply joking.
    Between you and I he's REALLY bad at letting it be known.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2013 #8

    Evo

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    I also think it's a bad idea. If I have to look for threads by clicking tabs, I will miss a lot of threads. Having it all viewable on one page just makes more sense. Won't making it harder to find threads reduce the number of posts? New members won't see things that interest them, so we could lose them. If it's not viewable on the homepage, what is going to make them dig for topics?
     
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  10. Jan 30, 2013 #9

    Drakkith

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    True. I have been to many websites where I have to spend far too much time searching for something on a sidebar just to get to where I wanted to be at. And that's if I even know to do that.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2013 #10

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    Really? I remember turning pink once. And didn't everything get redirected to Evo profile once?
     
  12. Jan 30, 2013 #11
    I remember everyone having Evo's avatar once.

    I like his idea. There are some forums here that I never browse. Mostly because I don't have the time to browse all of them. It would be nice to have just the ones I'm most interested in listed.

    If you're using Firefox you can do something very similar to what the op suggests. Open all the sub forums that you like into separate tabs. Right click on any tab and select "Bookmark all tabs". You will be prompted for a folder name. Name it "Physics Forums". There you have it. You can either select the subforum you want individually, or you can right click on "Physics Forums" and select "Open All in Tabs".
     
  13. Jan 30, 2013 #12

    Evo

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    Therein lies the problem from the viewpoint of encouraging people to find more items of interest and stick around. I know many people that have said that they came here for one question, got their answer, but then noticed all of the other topics and got hooked. They would have left and never returned otherwise.

    If there is a way Greg can make blocking out the rest of the forum an option to people that have only one interest, but leave the homepage as an easy and quick way to browse what's going on for the rest of us, then ok.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2013 #13

    jedishrfu

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    For me the textbook forum presents a problem of knowing if a textbook has been listed or not because there's no index by title or author
     
  15. Jan 30, 2013 #14

    micromass

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    Yes, I know. But I'm working on that. Patience :smile:
     
  16. Jan 30, 2013 #15

    Drakkith

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    Yes, it was a bleak, desolate time in PF history. All that remember it label it the "Age of Strife" and pray that it never occurs again.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2013 #16

    micromass

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    Oh God. The memories... It's all coming back to me... :cry:
     
  18. Jan 30, 2013 #17

    jhae2.718

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    I have a 1200x1920 monitor. :)

    Portrait monitors make pretty much everything except games nicer.
     
  19. Jan 30, 2013 #18

    jedishrfu

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    Hey Thanks Micro! That will really help.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2013 #19
    I kind of like it

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    I mine as well include my own suggestion for the site, as well

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    I don't know, it's not that great of an idea, but I'd be pretty surprised if the forum doesn't look like this tomorrow morning.
     
  21. Jan 31, 2013 #20

    jedishrfu

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    why not go retro with a steampunk motif
     
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