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  • #1661
    DrSpudnik wrote:

    I wonder how many of the people who had a hissy fit with the most recent changes can even remember the stuff they were complaining about?

    I like the changes, but then again I like Alpo.

  • #1662

    That explains the shiny coat.

  • #1663

    And my breath.

  • #1664
    erik wrote:

    Today was a wild day. The biggest change to Chess.com we've had in 5 years. You can read more about my thoughts here: http://www.chess.com/news/big-change-today-6465

    Anyway, all day we've been reading feedback, answering questions, and working with our members on bugs. You have been VERY helpful - thank you!!

    It's really hard to get everything perfect the first time through when you have hundreds of pages, so we appreciate your patience and reports. 

    We've tried to address as many of the SPECIFIC comments we have heard about the new design, including:

    - messed up themes (mostly fixed)
    - return games to middle of Home (done)
    - return "My Games Against" history (done)
    - broken text/comment editor (fixed)
    - wrong number of new messages (fixed)
    - messed up My Vote Chess link (fixed)
    - added in showing all group admins (done)
    - link to Daily Puzzle in nav (done)
    - major performance improvements (done)
    - ...a dozen more things I can't remember

    I know that some people still aren't happy with the new design, and I respect that. I understand it. It's fair to not want the site to change. But I do want to let you know that we are 100% committed to moving FORWARD with this design. We will not be going back to the old design. And we will not be adding an option to use it. It's not even technically feasible at this point.

    So, I hope that for those of you who still have some specific suggestions on what you would like fixed and improved, PLEASE LET US KNOW! But again, I urge you to take any energy and time you are spending on wishing the site would go back to the old design, and now focus that energy on making positive contributions of how we can improve things from here moving forward. If you don't like where a button is, let us know! If you don't like a color, let us know! If you don't like where something is, let us know! If you don't like that something is in a different place, let us know! That is all helpful.

    But what is not helpful is just saying "the old one was better" or "i hate this" or "i can't find anything". Those are not specific things and don't help us improve things. So again, I urge you to try to accept that we are where we are and that we are moving forward.   

    Please know that as the co-founder and "dad" of Chess.com, nobody loves and cares about this site as much as I do (well, maybe Kohai...). But I think about Chess.com every waking moment and I'm trying my best to improve it every day.

    I look forward to improving the site in every way possible and appreciate your support in making it happen!

    Sincerely, 

    Erik

    is there  guide page that is labeled for each item we are able to design? I have figured out some of them, but I make a change and then say it and go back to the main page and check it out...over and over again. Anyone knows a easy way to make the changes instead of trial and error.

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  • #1666

    In the old version one could leave a note on a group's homepage. Why has this very useful facility been deleted in the new version? PLEASE reinstate it! (Or am I missing something?)

  • #1667

    I posted a  question about message composing. Where do I look for an answer? I can't just trawl through 80+ pages!

  • #1668
    Fantasto wrote:

    In the old version one could leave a note on a group's homepage. Why has this very useful facility been deleted in the new version? PLEASE reinstate it! (Or am I missing something?)

     

    If you are a member of the group/club you should still be able leave notes. If you are not, it doesn't look like it is possible.

  • #1669
    Fantasto wrote:

    I posted a  question about message composing. Where do I look for an answer? I can't just trawl through 80+ pages!

     

    https://www.chess.com/forum/view/suggestions/express-if-you-like-or-do-not-like-the-new-version-of-the-site?page=41

  • #1670

    Is there an option to change the board color & pieces on the Daily Puzzle & Study thread page?

  • #1671
    mspiper wrote:

    Is there an option to change the board color & pieces on the Daily Puzzle & Study thread page?

     

    The person posting the puzzles decides what piece set and board color to use. That isn't something that uses your board preferences, or that you can change with site provided options.

  • #1672
    Martin_Stahl wrote:
    mspiper wrote:

    Is there an option to change the board color & pieces on the Daily Puzzle & Study thread page?

     

    The person posting the puzzles decides what piece set and board color to use. That isn't something that uses your board preferences, or that you can change with site provided options.

    wouldn't it be better if the user saw the board with their own preferences?

  • #1673

    Maybe. Probably would take a rewrite of the puzzle code, at least on the display side.

  • #1674

    It's kind of funny that this topic was about the last big site upgrade and not v3.

  • #1675

    lol, yeah, i thought that too...

  • #1676

    I'd love to know how v1 was. Well, I think I'll also die without seeing a 600-series terminator...  :(

  • #1677

    You can view earlier versions on the Internet Archive. 

  • #1678

    Mmm, I'm there now. How should I make the search?

  • #1679

     When i joined Chess.com, it was so easy to see my games, and read the needed places to go. Now anyone visiting the site will take one look at the jumble of a front page, and look for another site

  • #1680
    Martin_Stahl wrote:

    It's kind of funny that this topic was about the last big site upgrade and not v3.

    sorry if I'd posted on the wrong forum & thank you for the reply

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