Not a fan of the new format...

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  1. ArtVandelay
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    What was wrong with the old one? I thought it stood out compared to others I have seen and was much easier to navigate. Much more pleasing to the eye too.

    How does everyone else feel?
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    Feel the same way.
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    I really like the new format. I find it very pleasing to the eye and it was very easy to get used to.
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    The old one was getting outdated from my understanding. There were things they wanted to do that the old software was not compatible with.
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    I've only been using this for a couple hours and there are already two pieces of functionality that I LOVE:
    • Clicking on a thread takes you to where you left off
    • If someone posts to a thread while your drafting a post, you are notified and can read the new post without abandoning your draft
    I guess there's a third, too:
    • Editing sans BBCode makes things like these bullets super duper easy.
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    For those who do much of what was called PMs in the old forum they are called Conversations now and it's more like a mini-forum where you can see all of your different conversations. Also all of the cumbersome embedding of one within the other is gone now.
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    I love the new forum. Still taking some getting used to the different functionality but it's definitely less cumbersome.
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    Yup....the PM system is awesome. You can also answer a PM from your email account. Very convenient if you're not on GC at that moment.

    We've changed boards a number of times over the years....each time folks hate the change along with the new format. The new board always grows on us and the new format here has some very cool bells and whistles. Relax, explore the new board and you'll get comfortable with it. :)
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    change is hard-we had the old format for what 7-8 years- in time it will be fine and if this old coot can make the change any of you guys can(HUSH JOHN)
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    Change is good.... now to learn this format
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    I liked the old one MUCH better.

    And guess what I learned today?
    You can edit others peoples text too.
    Not cool.
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    They are still working out all the bugs
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    That will change.
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    Good post nana.. I used to hate it anytime a site I used a lot changed. After a few weeks of learning the new features I never looked back!
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    It's kind of hard to read with the light font, bruh.
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    Are you on a mobile? I'm on a PC and it looks fine to me.
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    that is because in the beginning everyone was given mod powers-they are getting that fixed
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    rarely is change easy and one involving technology and thousands of users with widely varying tech skill is bound to be uncomfortable, the last time we switched it was messy for a week then it went smoothly and we all loved it for now:
    keep your powder dry,
    don't get your panties in a bunch,
    take a deep breath,
    step away from the ledge and give it a week or 2 then be dissatisfied if you must

    ps: the potential change coming to the Gator Football program may make this one look like a walk in the park on a sunny day
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    How was the old one outdated? is there some sort of keeping up with the Jones` in message board land? ;)
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    Perhaps, but it's more about functionality. This new software seems much smoother and getting quicker.
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