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Some one's been busy-New layout

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I personally like the new layout, it seems to 'flow' better.
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So do I, it is easier to use. Good job guys!!!
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New Forum Layout

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Well, I suppose it is an improvement. I had gotten used to the previous format and got around pretty well with it. I'll get used to this one too, unless it changes again before then.

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now all the forums i visit are at the bottom :(
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Post by git a holt to it »

I think the employment section shoul be back towards the top.

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Post by stilson4283 »

How about:

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Or similar to the signs on the NYS thruway:

Construction Ahead
Your Donation Dollars at Work

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As long as it's not:

"The improvement is temporary
The inconvenience is permanent"

As some wag once posted near a perpetual construction site many years ago...
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Post by pgengler »

Best roadway sign ever: "Sign under construction".

I have two thoughts (one positive, one negative), and while I understand that it's still a work in progress, better to get these out while things are still in flux.

Act I, wherein I render praise: I like that the actual railroad forums appear near the top. I'm sure it looks better to a new visitor see that the railroad forums are near the top, with the Amtrak forum just peeking up "above the fold" on my laptop (1024x768 res.).

Act II, whereupon we find out hero mumbling quietly in the corner: I don't really like that the "Active Railroads" category (a misnomer, really) is immediately followed by the "Fallen Flags", with the "Short Lines & Industrials" behind that and "Commuter & Transit" in a distant third. For one thing, it breaks up all the active ones by including fallen flags in the middle, but mostly it pushes the second, third, and fourth busiest forums (NJT, LIRR, MBTA) further down. I'd suggest putting the "Commuter & Transit" category right after "Active Railroads", then then you're best judgment about whether "Fallen Flags" or "Short Lines & Industrials" comes next.

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I think you're right. If you're not a "Fallen Flag," you're "Active."

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Yeah, I think the fallen flags should be a little lower, it would be nice if the Commuter & Transit section could follow the Active Railroads section, then maybe the shortlines, then the Fallen flags. The most used forums should be towards the top. :wink:
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Forums are NOT ordered based on popularity.

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Post by RearOfSignal »

Otto Vondrak wrote:Forums are NOT ordered based on popularity.
I didn't mean that the forums should be listed by their popularity. But I don't think that having Fallen flags ahead of the Commuter & Transit and the General Operations down at the very bottom works well. Unless by moving them around you're trying to promote activity in seldom used forums or ones that people may not have noticed, hoping that this will lead to less off-topic threads?

Can you please explain the reason for the change in layout? :-) (Yes Otto I used an emoticon ) :-D :-D
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Everything is relative. What's important to one person is often irrelevant to another and vice versa. For example, I always go to the fallen flag forums and have never stopped at any of the commuter sites, and I know I'm not the only one.

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