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Dec 11, 2012 03:27 PM

Changes to Design on Tuesday, Dec 11

Hello everyone,

We wanted to let you know about the changes we've made today in direct response to your feedback about the new design.

1. We fixed the edit bug that was sometimes preventing people from editing their posts during the two hour edit window.

2. We fixed a bug that was incorrectly stating the times since people posted on threads.

3. We fixed a bug that was causing some user avatars not to show up on threads.

4. We darkened the text on the threads and lightened the background of posts so that there is more contrast for readers.

5. We adjusted the color of the text on collapsed replies for contrast sake.

6. We fixed the bug in collapsed threads that was leading to profile pages.

7. We fixed a bug that was causing the edit text on mobile devices to appear too small.

There will be more changes coming tomorrow, so stay posted!


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  1. I'm already seeing the improvements noted in #4 and #5--thank you very much!


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      For me as well.

      Also, thanks for fixing #6. Infuriating before.

      This afternoon's improvements are much better.

      CH - Next time you issue a release to thousands of detail-obsessed bright people who love to kvetch you must step it up a fair bit.

    2. Thank you,
      now if you can just go back to more topics per page you will have fixed everything that is keeping me from spending less time on this site.

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      1. 4. We darkened the text on the threads and lightened the background of posts so that there is more contrast for readers.

        Even more contrast would be better.

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        1. re: Chimayo Joe

          Agree...the contrast is still not great enough

        2. Much better. It's still a little too gray, and the texture/speckle effect makes me think my monitor is dirty.

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          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            I'm replying to you Ruth because when I hit reply to Meredith, nothing happened.

            The mobil site still shows all of my thread on my profile page as having new posts and when I open the thread there are no new posts and every post is opened up. I hope this is one of the items being worked on. (Just think how nice December would be at Chow central if they undertook this change when things were already worked out).

            1. re: John E.

              I don't think you're supposed to hit "reply" to Meredith (the OP)--I think you just start typing in the "reply" box. When you're done typing your reply, click the "reply" button to post.

              Try it!


              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                Right. At the bottom of the post there's a text box, with a big blue "Reply" button next to it. I have to say, though, that I still have to consciously remember that.

                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                  Her reply button is in the same place your reply button is. Although I'm on a mobil device and it was not working. While there have been improvements, I've never seen a more messed up webpage/bulletin board 'upgrade'.

            2. Thanks Meredith! The new font color is much better. It's amazing what a difference even a slight tweak can do :)