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Default to "View forum thread"?

kaborka 94 25 July 16, 2016 at 05:44 PM
Some time back SD changed the thread view to a new scheme with a white background and a narrow column to show the posts. Somewhere down in that column is a post with a link that says "View forum thread". Clicking that goes to the old thread view that I like. Is there some setting to make the old thread view the default? I could not find that in the Settings options in my acct profile. I do not like the new default view.

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Welcome to the club. Some of us have been asking for this for well over a year now without any success and without any explanation why we can't have this option.

You do have the option to switch back to the classic view from the redesign. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "classic view" and that will get you back to the way it used to be. It isn't the ideal solution but you may be happier with that. You just miss out on what few good things there are in the redesign in exchange for getting rid of that awful white background and all the wasted space.
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Quote from Iaaaiws View Post :
Welcome to the club. Some of us have been asking for this for well over a year now without any success and without any explanation why we can't have this option.

You do have the option to switch back to the classic view from the redesign. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "classic view" and that will get you back to the way it used to be. It isn't the ideal solution but you may be happier with that. You just miss out on what few good things there are in the redesign in exchange for getting rid of that awful white background and all the wasted space.
You do realize that it is a "Redesign" right? And even if they did have it go right to a forum view, it's not going to look like the forum view in classic forever? I'm pretty sure they just haven't finished designing the forum view aspect of the redesign ( I could be wrong ). So it would make no sense to have it go to a classic looking view then have to change it later.
Case in point, see the "All Forums" list in Redesign. If you do not like the current redesign, I'm betting you will not like the forums either when they get changed over. Be careful what you wish for. Stick Out Tongue

edited to clarify I meant Classic looking and not actual Classic as to not confuse anyone laugh out loud
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You do realize that it is a "Redesign" right? And even if they did have it go right to a forum view, it's not going to look like the forum view in classic forever? I'm pretty sure they just haven't finished designing the forum view aspect of the redesign ( I could be wrong ). So it would make no sense to have it go to classic then have to change it later.
Case in point, see the "All Forums" list in Redesign. If you do not like the current redesign, I'm betting you will not like the forums either when they get changed over. Be careful what you wish for.
You said nothing there that hasn't been said over and over again already. And you don't even get the terminology correct. It doesn't "go to classic" so you shouldn't confuse people by saying that. But if they were ever truly interested in our feedback then by now enough people have said they would like to go directly to the forum view that they would realize that it would be a welcome option. Of course I'm sure that the need to bombard users with advertisements outweighs member preferences.
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Quote from Iaaaiws View Post :
You said nothing there that hasn't been said over and over again already. And you don't even get the terminology correct. It doesn't "go to classic" so you shouldn't confuse people by saying that. But if they were ever truly interested in our feedback then by now enough people have said they would like to go directly to the forum view that they would realize that it would be a welcome option. Of course I'm sure that the need to bombard users with advertisements outweighs member preferences.
smh I don't know why I bother laugh out loud


When in "Redesign" view, clicking "View Forum" will take you to a Classic looking view of the threads. ( but yes they include the header and other Redesign tools, but I'm sure you already knew wtf I was saying but just want to argue anyways )

Redesign "Deal Details" View
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Classic "LOOKING" Forum View ( which will probably be changed to look like the Redesign scheme you see on the Deal Details, Front Page and Forum List ..but I don't work for SD and have no clue if they will be changing it or not at some point )
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But anyways good luck with all that Smilie
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Quote from kaborka View Post :
Some time back SD changed the thread view to a new scheme with a white background and a narrow column to show the posts. Somewhere down in that column is a post with a link that says "View forum thread". Clicking that goes to the old thread view that I like. Is there some setting to make the old thread view the default? I could not find that in the Settings options in my acct profile. I do not like the new default view.
Hi,
You can select the classic view of the site from the footer of the page.

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And in your settings you can select to disable the permadeal page (in classic) as well.

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