[POLL] Do you like the new THF update?

Just wondering how much you guys like the new THF update.

I would personally have the older format back. This is mainly because...

1. Latest News/Reviews section is just distracting and takes too much screen space.

2. The Forum topics don't rotate on the main Toms page.

What I like about the update is...

1. The new quick access to the bookmarks, find,etc.
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  1. i personally like the old format better just because i think i was so used to it. the new format will take time to adjust to, but i think i'll like it the same nonetheless. although, the forum topics don't scroll like you mention, i miss that!
  2. The whole 1 to 10 format is flawed since I can only choose up to 5.

    Anything different takes some getting used to. But I do feel like information is easier to find.
  3. goly jee its is hardwareamazing
  4. I liked the old format better myself.
  5. i hate change
  6. I like it except the forum topics don't scroll anymore like shadow and aznguy said
  7. I Like it...
    again as everyone else stated no scrolling forum topic.
    it is nice that they now have a post count beside it though..

    I like the way it was a few years ago though...
    layout didn't matter... content does... and we are lacking good content
  8. I want to see more headlines, and more forum topics - the number of them should not have changed. lots of wasted space now.
  9. I'd like the new format if it had more news articles and threads on the right side. They seemed to have reduced that or done something with it.

    I usually check Toms for the forums/news a few times a day since the articles only get updated once a day it seems.
  10. Hard Line said:
    I like it except the forum topics don't scroll anymore like shadow and aznguy said
    +1 on that. There were minor issues with the scrolling with FireFox 2, but I have been using FireFox 3 for some time now and it was working flawlessly. :(
  11. that it weird.. I didn't have a problem with firefox 2, however occasionally with ver 3 beta 5, it wouldn't load them all and had to refresh page to get them all to load
  12. Hard Line said:
    that it weird.. I didn't have a problem with firefox 2, however occasionally with ver 3 beta 5, it wouldn't load them all and had to refresh page to get them all to load
    The problem I had on both my installations was the behavior on "mouseOver" and "mouseMove" (sorry for the programming references). The topics would still scroll when the cursor was "between" 2 topic titles and/or would scroll faster when moving.
  13. Gave it a 2, As others sated, I liked the scrolling forum topics.
  14. oh yeah I had the same issue even with the newest beta
  15. ++++1 Bring back the scrolling forumns
  16. I don't mind the Forum topics not scrolling, but as others have suggested, there ought to be a lot more of them showing. There seems to be plenty of space.
  17. Its fine, but bring back the SCROLLING FORUMS.
  18. Same thing here. I get much fewer topics to choose from now, and I hate it. Scroll them. Actually, I didn't particularly like them scrolling automatically. Can we have a list showing 10 topics and containing 100, with a scrollbar?

    Apart from that it looks OK, so far.


    Edit: I think private posts should be counted too. Mine at least look pretty much the same as the public ones, so why not. Too bad that hasn't been fixed...
  19. +++++1 Bring back the scrolling forumns :>

    Overall, I think I will like the update.
    It will take some getting used to, but I think I will like it.
  20. It looks like a ripoff of www.tomshardware.co.uk ? .. or it is just me seeing things
  21. I need the scrolling forums. I said NEED.

    If that, i mean when that, gets fixed the update will not have been that bad.
  22. Scrolling forums. NOW.
  23. yep, missing scrolling forums is a biggie. gave it a three, but i liked the format BEFORE the last one :P

    bring that back
  24. Is it me or the option of choosing a particular hardware in the "Charts" not available anymore ... earlier one could choose a couple of items and compare their performance (indicated by BLUE bar, rest all RED) for a particular chosen benchmark... made matters SO much easier!

    And scrolling forums!! Come back!!
  25. mihirkula said:
    Is it me or the option of choosing a particular hardware in the "Charts" not available anymore ... earlier one could choose a couple of items and compare their performance (indicated by BLUE bar, rest all RED) for a particular chosen benchmark... made matters SO much easier!

    And scrolling forums!! Come back!!


    hey,

    you can actually drag and drop the items to put them next to each other
  26. ^ ...Ummmmnnn but still the earlier style was better :(
  27. the new format sucks, the coloring is distracting, and there is no centralized news section. Who ever designed this new format needs to go retake his Art 1a course.
  28. I dislike that the "Latest News" headlines are just long enough to wrap to two lines each -- thus halving the number that can be seen at once. Edit them babies down!
  29. Hard Line said:
    I like it except the forum topics don't scroll anymore like shadow and aznguy said

    +1
  30. lol I hate it and I still can't see the polls results here in the forums. argh
  31. Well I came back the US TH because my UK version turned into this ****, the charts are god awful (can't compare cards and it's harder to differentiate between them), and no scrolling forum posts, and the things I want don't show up without having to scroll down.

    Was very very close to deleting TH off my favourites, but lucky for them they are the only website I know with a decent list of chart benchmarks...
  32. This new layout blows... like a hair dryer.
  33. Dan in St Louis said:
    I dislike that the "Latest News" headlines are just long enough to wrap to two lines each -- thus halving the number that can be seen at once. Edit them babies down!

    Agreed! Such a waste of screen space.
  34. Average.... at best and thats a shame. +1 to bring back scrlling froum topics. that was a diamond in the rough
  35. Average.... at best and thats a shame. +1 to bring back scrlling froum topics. that was a diamond in the rough
  36. i voted in thepoll and it did not bring me back to this thread automatically like it used to! so it needs to be fixed.

    and bring back the scrolling forums!

    "fix it untill it's broken"
  37. and what's up with the "i am quite offeneded" thread (in the forum scroll) were there's 38 responces to it, but i can get in?
  38. ^Mods deleted it... I couldn't read it. What was it about?
  39. @Toms Webmaster(s): Please take note as to what the users want.

    2929th Post!
  40. Shadow703793 said:
    ^Mods deleted it... I couldn't read it. What was it about?

    Guy was offended by the use of the word "gay" in slang meaning. It was understandable, but shouldn't have been a public post.. :sarcastic:
  41. I like it more than the older format.

    It takes advantage of 1920 x 1200 resolution. Before there was a lot of wasted space.
  42. The new layout is better, IMO. Not by all that much, tho...


    I'm mystified why there still isn't a previous/next thread link somewhere. It's annoying to have to go to the main page of each forum/subforum in order to go from one thread to the next.

    And what's up with the news on the right?? "Microsoft preps 12 Patches for February"!?!?!? Ummmm... It's April, guys...
  43. monst0r said:
    Guy was offended by the use of the word "gay" in slang meaning. It was understandable, but shouldn't have been a public post.. :sarcastic:

    lol some people. Remember the thread about the athletic scholarship? :lol:
  44. I fear change, so change it back!
  45. I don't mind the new format, as stated by another poster I'll probally get used to it. I however would like the scrolling forum on the main page back or at least 10 forum topics posted.
  46. Hea, Who broke Toms web page?
    You better fix it quick before Tom finds out what you did.
  47. Tom doesn't care what they did. He took the money and ran years ago. I agree with the above. Toms totally killed my reason to visit the main page. Less news items and no scrolling forums. Now Toms and Anand are the same. except that Anand has better articles and better news stories. Looks like toms will be visited less often unless the bring back the scrolling forums.
  48. "give me scolling forums or give me death"!


    well...........it worked in the 1700s! LOL
  49. I have been visiting Tom's Hardware for years, and after looking at the new format, my opinion is that they "fixed something that wasn't broken". I do not like the new format for many of the above-mentioned reasons. I am especially unhappy with the excessive use of light blue text, which damn near disappears on my laptop's LC display. It may be artsy and cool, but I would rather have something more practical. Looks like they are going for form over substance, a big mistake IMO.

    I will probably spend more time at other websites where I can actually see what's on the screen.
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