It’s not bad, definitely easier to post than the forums which tended to either not post at all or post three times in a row. I miss trophies though. The badges are cool, too.
If I navigate to a new tab on mobile and come back to the BBS, it goes to a white screen and no amount of refreshing fixes it. I have to close the tab to get back on. It may be just a singular event on my end, though.
Serious question: Are you colorblind or have vision issues? I can let the developers know if the light blue is a bad color for people that can’t see well. To me, it’s not super distinctive (I can tell what is highlighted), but I could see how others might have trouble discerning.
I made that the default landing page for a while, but I think the most recent topics listing is a lot better for getting people involved in discussions. The categories page is ok for finding topics that might not be discussed a lot.
I like the old forums better than the BBS, and I know a lot of people share this thought. But other than just asking you to reopen the old forums (which would be nice, however unlikely), I do think that the BBS could use some improvements in a couple areas. The biggest problem area for me is the PM system. Not being able to add someone to a group message is frustrating to say the least, as you have to make an entire new PM just to add one person to the group. This makes having a sort of “team chat” a real difficulty (and I am part of an active 6p team, as our PM on the old forums just hit 10k messages today, so this is a real issue).
I agree with what @Gelato said. The BBS could use something like the http://forums.sixprizes.com/categories section, but it should look more organized instead of what it looks like right now (so pretty much it should look more like the old forums - those were organized). It would also be nice if these categories were the front page of the BBS rather than the “recent posts” that is the front page at the moment (imo, a “recent posts” is better reserved as the additional tab instead of the “categories”).
All in all, the BBS doesn’t “feel” like a forum to me (probably because it isn’t a forum), which is something that kept me coming back to the old forums, as I really do enjoy browsing and posting on forums. The only thing that really keeps me coming back to the BBS is checking PMs and hoping that I can find a way to convince you to switch back to the old forums.
If you need to add someone to an existing PM, message me and I might be able to help you out. It is possible, but I’d have to temporarily disable an important setting. Is your team constantly changing members? I’d hope this you don’t need to do this too often.
This functionality should be added at some point, but I don’t know when (I’ve asked the developers a couple times already).
The category display on the BBS is better in every way. It displays the most popular categories first, it shows 3 recent topics as opposed to only 1 on the old forums, it has color coding, and it makes better use of spacing. On a desktop, this is what I see in the viewport on the BBS compared to old forums:
It’s no contest; the BBS has a better categories page. I know you’ve become accustomed to the old layout, but I fail to see how it’s better in any way.
If you set a browser tab open to the BBS default front page when there is activity, you’ll see why it’s the default. It will give notification when topics have been replied to, in real time, without you needing to refresh the page. When people are active, you’ll know. It’s pretty cool. The past few days were neat seeing topics get updated. It’s more interesting to see the most recently active discussions from all categories rather than look at a somewhat static category page. It helps foster more discussion this way. Heck, most people probably would have missed this discussion with the feedback category being at the bottom.
I’d like formats to be separated like they were in the old forums. SixPrizes still has potential to be a great resource for older decks, but the thought of mixing all sorts of formats together honestly stresses me out too much to bother. Creating an analogue to Archetypes of the Past would be fantastic (and I’d still be happy to help run it).
I see alot of forum layout concerns but overall I get the fact that it is trying to get everyone involved with each post but it does become a bit overwheling at times. I wish there can be layout and a window that could exist for current threads and new posts on the same page so we can have both structure and people involved with everything.