11/15/2020 changes SA basic New article/comment format ?!
Dear SA developers and IT, This new format for following articles is currently very confusing adapting from the previous version . Can you provide adjustments tutorial? i.e: where did the article "like" button go? , where is the Track/Untrack button? Why aren't all new comments not highlighted orange anymore in sync with the comment thread as replied to specific commentators using the (@ symbol) or not ?
The "bell" notification of new comments on articles followed is not showing new notify on the home page , I have to cursor prompt check?
It would also be nice to have some transparency to the endgame SA rationale for these changes ....whatever happened to sending out notices of changes /discuss/implement process?!
Thank you in Adv. for your considerations and replies .
Hi all thanks so much for your feedback. Our primary reason for making these changes is to use the same page across our desktop and mobile platforms using Responsive web technology. We have already finished our home and portfolio pages, and most of the symbol page, and we are now working on the news and opinion article pages. At the moment we are testing a new version of our responsive news page on some of our users which is why you are seeing it.
As you mentioned in your feedback, we do have an issue with the button for turning on tracking comments, our developers are working on it and it will be available ASAP inside a menu at the top of the comment section next to the sorting. As shown below:
Also, we created a new design for the "New" articles which is highlighted in green and works for mobile as well as desktop. We also bold the new comment, which is currently in focus, so it is clear which comment you jumped to via the "Next" button although we are considering changing this bold design to a background color instead. For example:
Please keep in mind that there are a very large number of screen sizes and screen resolutions that people can be using and it is impossible for us to test all of them. When you see a problem, please assume that it looks perfect on my laptop and that I need to understand what you are seeing so I can figure out if it is indeed something that we can fix for you and all users with a similar setup. The best way to do this is to paste a screenshot right into the report.
All the best,