Time is limited this new format........It's lost me

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Joined: March 1st, 2009, 4:06 am

May 11th, 2018, 10:22 pm #11

"This format is like all of the other message boards on the internet that talk about aircraft or ships. (Steel Navy and the N54 Hyperscale were the only two big ones that used the other format)"

This was exactly the appeal of HS to me. I avoided all the other forums for that very reason.
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Joined: January 25th, 2008, 6:56 am

May 15th, 2018, 6:21 am #12

I must say I agree with the feelings above. The forum has just lost my interest. No overview, the new format just eats up screen space and having a quick browse of new topics is just about impossible.
I find that i return less and less nowadays where I visited almost every day in the past.
A pity, but I'm turning elsewhere.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 15th, 2018, 6:40 am #13

Hi Tom and others,

I am sympathetic to your opinion, but it is what it is.

Staying with the old format was not an option. The Network 54 servers have now been turned off and there are no other services offering the same thread view as it used to.

Our new hosts here at Tapatalk have bent over backwards to accomodate our requests, and I have done all I can to make things seem at last a bit familiar. 

With nearly two decades of history still at our fingertips, all of our old members transferred seamlessly across and a powerful new range of features including brilliant picture posting capabilities, not to mention much better reliability, I think we are doing okay.

A quick browse of new topics is always available via the Discussion View on the main HyperScale Index page. I find this to be more convenient than any option ever available on Network 54.

There are others who have expressed the mirror reverse opinion that they did not like the N54 layout and went away for years, but they have come back now due to the new format.

Even so, I do respect and sympathise with those who do not like the new format. There really is nothing else to be done though.

Bye for now,

Brett
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Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:33 am

May 15th, 2018, 4:47 pm #14

I have to say, the format doesn't matter for me.  It's the content available in Hyperscale.  In fact, I visited the forum previously, in spite of the archaic and user-unfriendly format of the old forum, because there's some good information here, especially that presented by the guys who are published authors.
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

May 15th, 2018, 6:56 pm #15

tomz99 wrote: I must say I agree with the feelings above. The forum has just lost my interest. No overview, the new format just eats up screen space and having a quick browse of new topics is just about impossible.
I find that i return less and less nowadays where I visited almost every day in the past.
A pity, but I'm turning elsewhere.
Are you making use of the "Mark topics read" link at the top of the page? That wasn't an option in the old format. Now I'm using it every time I visit any of the Hyperscale forums. When I come back again, it's totally clear which threads have new posts since my last visit, and they're invariably all on the first page (I confess I visit often). Then, clicking on the topic title of any of them that interest me takes me directly to the first unread post. From my point of view (and I've been a Hyperscale participant for a few years), it's way quicker and more efficient now.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 4:18 am

May 15th, 2018, 7:27 pm #16

With the new format, I go straight to Discussions and click on Unread. I scroll down and read what appeals to me and ignore that which doesn't. When done, I click on Mark Forums Read then I leave. When I come back later, I repeat those steps. It works slicker than snot on a doorknob!


Chris
I'm not a kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
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