Impressive out of the blue surprise to say the least I am testing the new hosting service, so far my favorite new "feature". Really happy with it. I suppose the ability to host a custom InSim app would require to much work?
Am I missing something, because I can only see an arrow "go to last post" and that is not the same as going to the first unread post. I still prefer Matrixi's suggestion, as it did work well on the old forum.
EDIT: OK, I see the small "new" text goes to the first unread post. Maybe it's one of those things to get used to...
Yeah, looks like the arrow only takes you to the last post... so my suggestion still stands.
On the old forum I could go right to the last post from the main page, now I have to open a sub-forum and click on the "new" link from there, just an unnecessary extra step.
Edit: Using the forum on mobile devices is a bit more painful now too. If I pinch zoom to see text in posts better, the user menu/log out links go out of reach, and they're too tiny to use without zooming.
Well, as I am in a good mood I will help you out with that one.
Victor has been working for quite some time on this site, not actually full time. There are many improvements that can help LFS going forward.
Now, he does actually have another full time job and he isn't the programmer or artist of Live for Speed. So although he is an absolutely vital member of our team, he doesn't actually contribute to the programming or content of Live for Speed.
I have personally spent a couple of half days on this, just testing and doing some text. So, maybe we have delayed things by a tiny amount, one day or so. Nothing to be concerned about though.
Site integration helps a lot in navigating for new important information, especially for new members. I am loving the ONLINE RACING ACTIVITY! The 4:3 format I also see as an improvement. It just fits forums better. Black background around it is good for my eyes too
All in all, even though I just scraped the surface it's easy to feel the effort put into this, I hope you are proud of yourself.
I see some little room for improvements which I'll suggest little later after I have some more time to collect my thoughts
Like or +1 would be ok but please don't add any negative dislike or -1 options. On every forum that has had that kind of negative voting option it has only resulted to kinda trollish behaviour where people just go and click -1 on every post about a topic they don't like. Or just go around the forum disliking every post from sone single member.