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Aug 11, 2010 11:17 AM

Site Design "Wish List"

First of all, this thread is NOT for bashing the new site. This is for positive things going forward, not what you hate, like or what if's. Since we hope they will deal with all the issues being discussed, I think we need to start a "WISH LIST" of things we would like after the initial things are fixed or could be added during a current fix. My "wish" would be they add a feature so that if we edit our own post, you could still upload a photograph instead of only when the initial post is being made. (Thanks, LW for the suggestion on the thread).

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  1. And to head people off at the pass, here's what the CH Team is updating/fixing *TODAY* - so these items shouldn't be wishlisted:

    I agree with boyzoma - the ability to add pics via edit of your original post after you've mistakenly hit the Post My Reply button would be great...instead of having to hit reply on your original post, as you have to do now.

    And you're welcome, boyz. :-)

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      I think the same should be said for adding a place. When I've gone back to edit a post/reply, the "manage link" thing-ee is gone and I can't add in the place.

      1. re: LNG212

        ought to be able to add the restaurant link by edit too if we forget in the initial trade.
        checking the box is not enuf and its easy to forget

    2. I would like the "edit" feature in the "saved boards" to allow one to, well, actually edit - not just add/delete but to move them to the order I'd like to see them.

      I would like the "mychow" button to be put inside the "saved boards" area so I don't have to go all the way up there to find it.

      I would a way to get back to a CH board that I'd like to go to from inside mychow or someone else's profile page (without having to go through the "go to chowhound" and "select a board" multi-clicks).

      I would like to be able to click on the Table Manners (or whatever) picture at the top of the Chow page and get to a list of the stories there, instead of just to the most current story.

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      1. re: LNG212

        "I would a way to get back to a CH board that I'd like to go to from inside mychow or someone else's profile page (without having to go through the "go to chowhound" and "select a board" multi-clicks)."


      2. On CHOW's "Recipes" link there is no way to get to a list of Member Recipes that have been submitted in Recency order. Here's the Recipe link:

        I've tried every which way and can't figure out how to get a FULL list of Member-submitted recipes. Here's the link I found, but it ONLY goes to the Main Recipes category, because that's what I clicked::

        I would love to go back to being able to see the ENTIRE list of Member-submitted Recipes, in the order in which they were submitted (most recent at top), and not just by category. When the Member Recipes board was created on CHOW, I remember this is the way I saw and reported a boatload of Spam that was posted there.

        Now, unless you're within a specific category, you won't know.

        1. The "Choose a Board" and "Show Saved Boards" menus open automatically when you click on their respective tabs. Good (though I prefer the former design's clickless hover arrangement). Unfortunately they stay open until you manually close them.

          They should close automatically when you select a board or when you click again on the tab. This would reduce clicking, reduce mouse movement and display more of the destination board. It would also mean the View tabs at the right edge of the page could be eliminated.

          1. There should be an easy way to go to the first unread post in threads, especially long threads. For example, users could click on the thread's New icon in the thread listing. This would drastically reduce scrolling.

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            1. re: carswell

              Oh, now THAT would be a brilliant addition, carswell - just click on a "New" button at top, and it'll automatically go to the first available NEW post. Love it.

              1. re: LindaWhit

                +1 - I so agree with LW, carswell. That would be a fantastic add. Love the suggestion.

                1. re: boyzoma

                  Count me in, I was wishing for that this morning when I packed it in after 10 frustrating minutes.

                  1. re: boyzoma

                    Agree on that one, and would also like an additional button (or a different color on the New button) that would indicate that there's a new post replying to one of your own.

                    I would like to be able to bring up my list of saved boards from my profile page.

                2. re: carswell

                  I've seen that feature on other boards, but only on ones that are completely sequential - i.e., with no indented subthreads. Still, it shouldn't be that hard to code for it.