@crazycells said in Minor improvements to the mobile menu for a significant improvement in user experience:
can I see your website please? just curious. I do agree with you about content quality.
Uh, yeah, missed this bit...
A few examples of threads I consider "high quality":
That last one has become pretty much THE definitive source on the 'net on that topic. Lots and lots of hits from all over world yet - or at least last time I looked.
I guess my forums were not a total fail in that threads such as these:
motivated change amongst the competition in the form of allowing much higher quality images than previously and fewer/no advertisements (e.g. Mountain Project Forums), wh/used to distinguish us from the "competition"
And I guess while I am at it, I should point to the prior community my forums were supposed to replace - a long running community of almost two decades before being taken over and destroyed by hate politics: SuperTopo Forums and copyright violations. The latter of which resulted in some big lawsuit so the operators summarily deleted all images. This combined with post by users who were banned being deleted made for pretty spotty review of long running threads that referenced them. Hence I had to enforce the no politics rule, defying expectations, and likely prompting many to jump to the Facefart group but I was simply not going to host that 'chit.
Speaking of expectations, the "old" ST forums were such that people posted to long running threads with massive topic creep. Endeavoring to have even minimal information hierarchy rubbed many of these independent rock jock types the wrong way because nobody is going to tell them what to do, nor how to do it... After 18 years certain behaviors had become deeply ingrained. Change was tough, but after some months, most feedback was that it was for the best. Nevertheless, many still missed and longed for "the good 'ol days".
Alrighty, 'nuff w/the sour grapes.
Edit: As long as I am driftin'... for those who may have missed it @Julian-H-Lam posted up a bee loggin' post a couple years back that is pretty spot on:
I would love to have a long running, meaningful conversation about how the heck any of us small operators are supposed to survive the evil Meta, Inc.