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I've noticed you have a drop down for the forums but a navigation feature as well? Search also seems too large, as well as messages/subscriptions/logout could be moved to the top bar and conserve space. I also noticed other quirks, or wastes of space, like the currently viewing column seems a bit wasted unless your in specific forums.
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i will personally be using the drop down menu a lot.
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I have to admit that the forum got a little too crowded for me as well. The text doesn't stand out, the sidebar is distracting, etc. But I'm going to wait and see before I'll decide what to do with it.

It needs to become more sleek though, way too many bits and pieces meshed together.
Edited by Xenthos - 11/11/11 at 3:18am
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More like quadruple navigation (sextuple if you count the two at the top of the page).

419

Its a bit much.
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The double navigation is actually extremely convenient for mobile users imo.

Instead of scrolling through everything that really you have no interest in [assuming you know exactly where you want to go] it makes it so much easier to get to your location within a few taps.

On a desktop.. meh it isn't a huge time saver, but on a mobile device like an iPhone / Galaxy S2, it's much quicker and simpler smile.gif

Ninja edit: @Philistine: I actually don't see the problem... most of it stays out of the way and still makes it easier [imo] for mobile users instead of swiping all over the place. Perhaps it's because I frequent the site on my iPhone so much that I don't mind... might be biased here... :\
    
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The double navigation is actually extremely convenient for mobile users imo.
Instead of scrolling through everything that really you have no interest in [assuming you know exactly where you want to go] it makes it so much easier to get to your location within a few taps.
On a desktop.. meh it isn't a huge time saver, but on a mobile device like an iPhone / Galaxy S2, it's much quicker and simpler smile.gif
Ninja edit: @Philistine: I actually don't see the problem... most of it stays out of the way and still makes it easier [imo] for mobile users instead of swiping all over the place. Perhaps it's because I frequent the site on my iPhone so much that I don't mind... might be biased here... :\

I didn't realize that mobile was the purpose in mind, but I posted my comment with a HTC Flyer and I didn't like it.

It might just be an adjustment thing. But generally, it just feels too crowded. Too many tabs and lil features that make things pop out, quadruple navigation, links, ads, tabs, etc.

Is there any way we can change it for each individual's account personally ?
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Originally Posted by Philistine View Post

More like quadruple navigation (sextuple if you count the two at the top of the page).
419
Its a bit much.

This really needs to be removed.
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post

The double navigation is actually extremely convenient for mobile users imo.
Instead of scrolling through everything that really you have no interest in [assuming you know exactly where you want to go] it makes it so much easier to get to your location within a few taps.
On a desktop.. meh it isn't a huge time saver, but on a mobile device like an iPhone / Galaxy S2, it's much quicker and simpler smile.gif
Ninja edit: @Philistine: I actually don't see the problem... most of it stays out of the way and still makes it easier [imo] for mobile users instead of swiping all over the place. Perhaps it's because I frequent the site on my iPhone so much that I don't mind... might be biased here... :\

The top and bottom links are nice, I like having:

Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › Platform Launch Help and Discussion › Why the double navigation?

on both the top and bottom, however the word Forum is a drop menu as well as Forum Navigation is also a drop menu. I don't see the point in that, it's rather redundant, unless mobile devices can't use the drop menu from the standard navigation system. However it's real easy to implement a platform check and have one of them disappear under certain conditions, this would be much more professional looking and wouldn't look as if the site was kind of slapped together for everything.
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The top and bottom links are nice, I like having:
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › Platform Launch Help and Discussion › Why the double navigation?
on both the top and bottom, however the word Forum is a drop menu as well as Forum Navigation is also a drop menu. I don't see the point in that, it's rather redundant, unless mobile devices can't use the drop menu from the standard navigation system. However it's real easy to implement a platform check and have one of them disappear under certain conditions, this would be much more professional looking and wouldn't look as if the site was kind of slapped together for everything.

Like My little site mod thumb.gif (no menu bar/nav bar)
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