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Feedback on the restructure

Although the new sub forums improves the overall structure its not enough for a good forum experience. I think the majority of active users primarily are interested in the forum part of the community and it should thus be put front and center. My landing page still looks like below which makes it evident that a lot of earlier feedback regarding user experience must have been disregarded - or is it the platform interface setting a hard limit? 



Some points:

  • The new forum overview is hidden away under the dropdown item. It should replace or integrate with the hot topics at the landing page.  
  • It is not possible to quickly navigate between different sub forums. It should not be done through a dropdown and a new page.
  • There is no information about the topic of the latest posts in the overview. 
  • It is not possible to get a list of all new posts (I will still have to use the unread bookmark to effectively keep track of the activity).
  • From the overview it is not possible to mark new posts as read. 
  • User activity (posts/replies) are hidden away under user profile.
  • Search and filter is still quite detached from the forum, limited and cumbersome to use.

It is frustrating to see GS struggle this hard just to get a well functioning, effective and user-friendly forum in place - especially as there are many out of the box solutions available. I understand the approach with the integrating everything under one platform but is it worth it if Khoros can't be set up better than this?

For reference. Below is an example of what an user-friendly (and quite common) forum interface looks like.





Yeah, the list of articles, rather than forum subs, on the side is an odd sight next to all the forum posts...

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I rarely look at the right hand column anymore as there is no useful focus to the links. Having it configured as a menu like the "Anytype Community" above would be much more helpful. 

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Yes, not to push a particular platform but there is a reason for Discourse being so popular. The navigation bar on the side and just one content field which remain in place with fast refresh time is a benchmark for all forum interfaces.

Discourse is really the gold standard out there... A shame GS went on full we-do-everything-in-a-special-way mode again.

(Does anybody care about the unification of knowledge base + other stuff and the forum? I do not think so...)

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