(Closed) Have you changed the way you use WB?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you changed the way you use WB?
    Yes, my use is different since the format change : (108 votes)
    78 %
    No, I'm using it the exact same way that I did before the format change : (12 votes)
    9 %
    Yay! Polls are back!!!!!!!!! : (19 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 31
    11454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I definitely have.

    I used to read and comment frequently from my phone, but I no longer am able to post or comment from my phone on the new site. (I can read threads and, for some reason, I also am able to send PMs, but that’s all.) However, even reading threads is much more challenging now, because, as others have mentioned, there is no way to choose the page that you want to see.  This morning, I had to hit “next page” 11 times and wait for each page to load just to be able to see the last page of a thread.

    I also dislike that it’s more challenging to find the most recent threads on which I’ve posted.  The order of my commented-on threads changes based on how recently other bees have commented on them, not when I last commented on them, so that is a major difference from before.

    Also, unless or until the ability to delete our uploaded photos is restored to us, I will not be choosing to upload any additional personal photos.

    Post # 33
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Definitely. I used to browse for a long time and keep the window open throughout the day, but now I only pop in to check out what’s on the front page a few times a day. It seems like a lot of regulars (and my favorite Bees) have disappeared so there’s no point hanging out to chat. I tried to start a thread yesterday and the comments were showing up all out of order, everything was screwed up and it hardly got any comments. I won’t be wasting my time anymore until shit gets back under control.

    Post # 32
    11454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    lolot:  Ugh. So sorry to hear that you have strep throat!   That is so painful. I hope you feel much better soon!

    Post # 34
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Oh yes, absolutely. I’d kill for the old WB to come back. Even my husband has noticed I’m not on as much. I haven’t played around with the new format yet, but I hate change. Like another bee said, at least I’m getting other things done now that this has changed. 

    Post # 39
    2569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t post pictures as much, since my cache is gone. I also don’t edit my posts anymore because I find the big SO AND SO MODIFIED POST thing with the mini avatar annoying to look at so if there’s a misspelling I’m usually like “f it” lol. The only specific boards I go to now are Rings and Babies. Everything else is free game, when I used to be more particular about the boards I felt like browsing. I also just visit the site less in general.

    Post # 35
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I accidently voted no when I meant to vote yes!

    I don’t look at long threads anymore because I use my phone to look at WB, and I’m NOT clicking next page 800 times.

    I also use it less because the white gives me headaches.

    Post # 36
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Before, on the main “Boards” page, you would see a list of recent threads from all different categories, and the category for each thread was listed right next to it so you could easily tell which section it was in or go directly to that section, like “Emotional”. That seems to be missing, and I find the main page much more confusing now. I use WB way less.

    Post # 37
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Definitely. I’m not on as much, and it somehow seems more boring now.  Basically, I look at the first page or two (which don’t seem to change as much) and then check to see if anyone’s commented on my posts. Even that takes some navigting to get to. The top stories seem to stay on the first few pages for longer, so there’s less variation.  The old site wasn’t as pretty, but I liked the more Reddit-ish, scannable list of titles.    I fellt like there was more of a sense of communit before, probably because it was so easy to read so many posts from so many different areas.

    Newbies probably won’t mind the new site, because they won’t know any better. 

    Post # 38
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It just seems way less userfriendly and very clunky to me so I haven’t posted at all really until today. I hate that everything is so white, it just makes it hard for me to look at.

    Post # 40
    782 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

     I find the new site soo overwhelming. And I spent a lot of time with computers. It feels to me like Windows 8 does.. just too many changes it isn’t even worth my time to deal with!

    I really miss only having titles on the Boards page. It was so much easier to browse through all of the posts. Now it just is so overwhelming. Basically I stay away from the boards.

    Now I just stick to looking at the gallery and that’s it.

    Post # 42
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee

    Bridey77:  It is hard for me to stay away. I keep coming back checking for improvement, but I am losing hope.

    Post # 41
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Bridey77:  Definitely, I’m not on as much, mainly because i have such a hard time signing in, Lol. I end up having to go to forgot password and thento main login page, because evidently my username format is not recognized. Also when I’m on my tablet, the pages take FOREVER to load.

    Post # 43
    1612 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Bridey77:  I found the change jarring at first but I’m used to it now.  I like that its easier to read on my phone and the better use of white space.  I’m back using the boards the same as before.

    Post # 44
    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yup, I frequent the boards less.  Each page takes way too long to load, and with less posts per page, reading threads has become way too time consuming.  I still don’t understand how a new site is deployed with what feels like no testing and no user input. 

    I also wonder how the new site will affect bottom-line.  If people stop coming to the site, due to poor design, ad-revenue will most likely go down, too. 

    Post # 48
    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I barely visit the Bee anymore, just because the interface is so unwieldy and broken. 🙁


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