Fix this forum to allow for the fact that we don't have an 800x600 screen anymore! RRS feed

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  • Can someone at MS please change the format of this forum.  I just submitted some code which I to a post and since it is several levels down in the conversation the width of the post is ridiculously small.

    About 40% of the screen real estate is not used.

    Also if someone would fix the posting procedure such that when you answer and click the alert me it actually works.  Right now you have to post and then ask to be alerted.  

    Thanks and please all those who agree with me add your support for this cause.


    Lloyd Sheen

    • Changed type sqlguy Monday, May 13, 2013 3:43 PM
    • Moved by Lisa Zhu Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:04 AM feedback for the forums
    • Moved by Naomi N Friday, May 17, 2013 7:46 PM Same issue as discussed in this forum
    Monday, May 13, 2013 3:43 PM

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  • Hi Lloyd,

    Thanks for your feedback! As this is the suggestion to this forum, I would move it to Suggestions and Feedback for the Forums forum, which is  used to give  feedback and suggestions for new or improved functionality in these forums.


    Lisa Zhu [MSFT]
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    • Edited by Lisa Zhu Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:03 AM correct link
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:00 AM
  • Yeah - I have to chime in and agree here-

    Until today, the "My Threads" and "My Forums Threads" views were full screen width (even if individual forums were not).  As of today, this has changed to where there is no longer a way to get full width forums, which is awful.

    The recent change is a huge downgrade in terms of functionality and usability.

    Reed Copsey, Jr. -
    If a post answers your question, please click "Mark As Answer" on that post and "Mark as Helpful".

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:12 PM
  • In addition, in "My Threads", which uses the old format (not the new washed out format), in Chrome and SeaMonkey (and I assume FireFox) the "Replies" header is wrongly positioned. This did not happen before the view was made narrower.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Friday, May 17, 2013 1:55 PM
  • since it is several levels down in the conversation the width of the post is ridiculously small.

    That implies that you are using the Threaded List View (in Settings)?

    The only time I use that view is when the context or lack of quoting and controversy requires that I be clear about what I am responding to and where.   Otherwise I always use the Flat List (unthreaded) View and hence am not seeing that symptom.

    Regarding Alerts.   I don't want them.   There was a time a while ago when I was plagued by them but I could not say for sure whether I was just being unaware of the checkbox being checked all the time and me not noticing or whether they were actually being generated without being requested.  In any case eventually a combination of perseverance in observing the checkbox when posting and commenting about my irritation finally has paid off and I am no longer bothered by them.


    Robert Aldwinckle

    Friday, May 17, 2013 4:27 PM
  • Never noticed settings so I guess Threaded is standard.  I see the change.  It still wastes so much space.  For example this forum is easy to read.  It uses full page width.

    As for Alerts, that is a preference.  It would be nice if when you post you can set the alert without having to post and then set the alert. Just bad coding.

    Lloyd Sheen

    Friday, May 17, 2013 4:53 PM
  • Now I notice that if I use non threaded it looks good UNTIL you do something like ask for just unanswered questions.  This whole formatting of this forum is terrible.  I open a posting and it is narrow, post an answer and it becomes almost page wide, then close it and reopen and its back to narrow.

    I guess the question is ---- IS anyone at MS dealing with this or are the people who don't like the current format just wasting their times posting here?

    Lloyd Sheen

    Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 PM
  • Changing to non threaded really breaks the forum as far as format is concerned.  I change it and one page looks ok (non threaded and wide) but page 2 is back to the old narrow format.

    MS Please fix this or let us know that you don't really care!

    Lloyd Sheen

    Saturday, May 18, 2013 8:01 PM