Quoting Herr Bert
and btw I got a strange message, when I posted my bit above:
There was a problem posting your entry. Below is a copy of the attempted post. Please try again and let us know if the problem persists. and then the post as written above.
As I saw that it was posted, so I just pressed last post, to get rid of it.
Just found a bug that probably was responsible for this and put up a fix. Experienced the same thing myself yesterday.
I just realised about this discussion after Sam's nudging.
I am of the same opinion with most of what's been said here regarding the effects of the current main forum page (all threads view), so I'm not going to repeat it.
I have an idea of a new layout for the main page for the forums. It's a hybrid of the current and the previous layouts. Think of the content area being divided into three colums with five rows. The total boxes will be 15 - same as the number of forums there are. Each box will have the forum title, followed by the titles of the latest three (or maybe four, five?) threads, and then a "view more threads/discussions" link. If having 15 forums x 3 latest threads are too crowded for a page, then we can have only nine forums showing three latest threads, and the other six just a link to the respective forum. Of the nine, six have to be all six regional forums and the remaining three could be General Talk, Travel Companions, Off-topic.
I think this hybrid look will give a quick view of all forums and the latest threads, and at the same time a new thread for a particular forum will not be buried down by overactivity at other forums.
What do you think?
I like things the way they are. It always takes a bit of time to get used to a new format, a new system, but it hasn't been difficult here. Hey, call me easy...
On a side note, just now, when trying to delete threads in Intros (promotional ones, not just random threads ), I got the following message when trying to delete in the Forum view where I have the little red delete buttons:
There was an error.
There has been an unidentified error. A report of this error has been sent to us via email.
Return to the home page
Report this error in the System Talk Forum
Contact us (please let us know what steps you took before the error)
I was still able to delete the threads from within the threads.
All is well.