new front page format

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18 Jul, 2020 03:40 PM

is it possible to switch back to the old format? I really can't stand the new one.

  1. 1 Posted by Scott Whitney (... on 18 Jul, 2020 08:03 PM

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    I agree with this statement. The new format is awful. Please switch back to the original format.

  2. 2 Posted by Abinold on 18 Jul, 2020 08:28 PM

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    I tried to look up a diary from last night- and there's nothing to click on
    at the question bar. And I have to scroll and scroll. And scroll. If it
    ain't broke.....

  3. 3 Posted by FiredUpInCA on 18 Jul, 2020 10:58 PM

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    On the far right of the homepage, click the flag-wielding Kossack icon, then choose 'Switch to Old Format,' at the bottom of the drop down menu.

  4. 4 Posted by Abinold on 18 Jul, 2020 11:11 PM

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    Thank you!!!

  5. 5 Posted by Abinold on 18 Jul, 2020 11:39 PM

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    I don't actually see a flag-waver at the far right-- or anywhere.

  6. 6 Posted by FiredUpInCA on 19 Jul, 2020 12:38 AM

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    At the top of the page, if you click on the image directly to the right of the envelope image, you may be able to get to the pull down menu.

  7. 7 Posted by Abinold on 19 Jul, 2020 12:43 AM

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    Interestingly, it says 'switch to new frontpage design....sheesh

  8. 8 Posted by The grouch on 19 Jul, 2020 03:58 PM

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    Yep, I got the same result as Abinold when I tried to go to the old format. The only option I had was to switch to the new one. Well, folks, I really enjoyed the many years I have commented, written diearies, and got to know some terrific people here, but this format completely ignores the "community" aspect. It sucks, it isn't friendly, it's ugly, and it sucks again.

  9. 9 Posted by The grouch on 19 Jul, 2020 04:05 PM

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    Hey, Abinold and anyone else. OK, here's what I did. I went to the drop-down that comes when I click on my icon on the far right. It says "switch to new format." Click on that, and it then offers "switch to old format." Hit that, and it's back! Yeah, they really do dumb shit, and expect you to intuitively guess WTF they're doing.

  10. 10 Posted by Abinold on 19 Jul, 2020 11:39 PM

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    LOL-- thanks for this Grouch! To me (and obviously you) it makes a world
    of difference. Cheers!

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Moderator1 on 20 Jul, 2020 05:02 PM

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    Thanks for asking about the new Front Page design.

    If you're interested in more context, please consult this reference explaining the rationale behind the change.

    If you're here for more immediate concerns, the most common question arising now is how to switch between old and new displays. Some site users, even regular ones, may not have been in the smallish percentage of users now redirected to the new display. Others may want to take a little longer to become acclimated to it.

    Switching between displays is easy.

    Logged-in users can switch between versions by clicking a link displayed at the bottom of the user drop-down menu, “Switch to old/new frontpage design.” Anonymous users can use these links to switch:
    To reach the old FP display, go to
    To reach the new FP display, go to

    Once you've had a chance to use the new display for a while, you're welcome to let us know what you think about it. We’ve opened a dedicated category here at the Helpdesk for new Front Page questions and commentary. To help us better understand your feedback, please provide details about the type of device you’re using, its operating system and browser, along with as much specific information you can supply about your question or issue. Screenshots, which Helpdesk will allow you to attach, can be of significant help in illustrating your points.

  12. Moderator1 closed this discussion on 20 Jul, 2020 05:02 PM.

  13. Abinold re-opened this discussion on 20 Jul, 2020 05:15 PM

  14. 12 Posted by Abinold on 20 Jul, 2020 05:15 PM

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    Yes- I figured it out thanks to Grouch's advice.

  15. Moderator1 closed this discussion on 20 Jul, 2020 06:18 PM.

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