Last post May 14, 2010 09:32 PM by tmorton
May 14, 2010 12:43 AM|AndyW2009|LINK
It seems every time I end up posting some feedback. Mainly this centers around poor usability and sluggish site performance.
I was wondering if the site developers realise that one really does not have to demonstrate every single possible ajax feature and permutation on the forums. Just because there is an ajax control with a nice looking feature, it does not mean it needs to
be used on the forums. Sometimes a plain old manual form will do just fine, after all is not the primary purpose of a forum to simply capture and share data?
It would be nice if there is a non-ajax version of this site that we who would like to focus on communication and problem resolution can use. This would save us having to wait five minutes for a 'tags box' to appear, or, spend 10 minutes trying to enter
a tag in the tags field without it inserting reams of random data.
Having a simple page load and format itself within a day would be useful as well.
A humble user experience designer.
May 14, 2010 05:44 AM|XIII|LINK
you can also use a newsreader for these forums and reply to them as such via nntp if that might be more suitable for you.
I've asked myself to actually put a bit more ajax in this site. When one replies it would be great if a sliding down editor appears and sends and keeps the typed in text handy while trying to post it via ajax, a bit like facebook style of sending messages.
In that way it's also easier to use the quote feature over several other replies while replying myself only in one box.
May 14, 2010 09:32 PM|tmorton|LINK
This would save us having to wait five minutes for a 'tags box' to appear, or, spend 10 minutes trying to enter a tag in the tags field without it inserting reams of random data.
We absolutely need to correct this problem. It is logged as an issue but we've not yet been able to focus on this. One of the current focus points for the ASP.NET site is analyzing page load times, and I am not certain that this issue is one that would
be detected via the current tests. So I appreciate you bringing it back up the forefront.