Yeah, kinda noticed that, too. After some trial & error, I found that you have to use your "Account Details" and uncheck certain items they checked as a default. Options are nice, but don't make my decisions for me.No logical order to the posts and just plain screwed up. Roger
That was a 'skin' change within the same forum software. This is a whole new software package, so no way to revert to an old appearance.Atleast last time when they felt the need to update the look they gave us a option of how we wanted to interact new or old(classic). I cant find anyway to do this like before. Atleast give a choice im not a fan of this new look.
If you use chrome as a browser, there is a plugin that can allow you to adjust the contrast of the page.Mine too. I even tried both light and dark mode but both did the same; believe it or not after reading several threads got a little nauseated. I'm sure I'll eventually get accustomed to it but until then geeez.....
Tom, You offer invaluable information and are very much needed here. They will be improving the interface etc and you will become used to it. Heck, I would never leave XP if I could help it but time marches on with or without us.As usual 'they' change things without input from the peanut gallery. I hated the last change, and found it only tolerable by shifting to the simplest display configuration I could manage to set. Having a column on the side of all the 'latest and greatest' postings that were not of interest(or I would have found them myself in my own time) was and is a waste of screen and electrons. I try to make it disappear.
This latest 'update' (it is NOT and upgrade) is obnoxious. At least to my way of using the site.
I can no longer page down to the specific areas where I feel I might contribute. I must open the sub-sections to see the individual sub-topics. No thanks.
It may get your 'page count' or 'view count' increased, but not at the expense of my time.
I used to subscribe to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics and, long ago, Mechanix Illustrated. The first two have re-designed and re-designed and, maybe did it once more. I dropped my subscriptions. No renewal for some 'graduate designer' who had to put his/her pen to use and make things look his/her way.
You cannot read the table of contents because the words are plastered over an image of the 'hot topic' of the month. When you do decipher the characters, and go to the page indicated(numbered? who needs page numbers?), the subject matter may be splattered all over the place, with little images scattered on one page, and some text mixed in, etc. Just garbage layout.
This latest iteration seems to be someones' idea of a 'brain storm'. More like a nightmare, waking up wondering how did they mess this up so badly.
You made the sight have 'visual presence' of some sort, but not what I want to look at.
I made it a daily place to visit, comment as I could to give others information where I could.
I don't intend to do that after you made it so difficult to navigate. I have better things to do with my time.
I may come back once a week. Thanks for nothing. Though I don't pay money, I do contribute. At least I thought so.