the new format is awful - here is why

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Eugene Hill (unverified)

25 Jul, 2020 05:49 PM

1. posts are coming 4-5 across 4-5 down i liked the old format one below the prior it is hard to read them now
2. on the right were multiple categories and you could hover for a quick note on the post also the first three were the articles i read now i have no idea what might interest me besides being visually confusing.
3. as i scroll down the new page the same articles show up over and over why?
4. what is the categorical organization i cannot detect anything at all

i really dislike this new format as it is i will not be able to spend my time on the site it is unreadable as far as i am concerned
you guys are my number 1 go to site for news and commentary please don't drive me away

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Moderator1 on 25 Jul, 2020 06:32 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.

  2. Moderator1 closed this discussion on 25 Jul, 2020 06:32 PM.

  3. Eugene Hill re-opened this discussion on 27 Jul, 2020 06:50 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Eugene Hill (un... on 27 Jul, 2020 06:50 PM

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    thanks... will do that...

    i am sure you had good reasons for change... but i much prefer the old format...
    it lets me access the way i like...

  5. Moderator1 closed this discussion on 27 Jul, 2020 09:04 PM.

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