The [+] sign doesn't really tell that this is for bountied questions. It looks like I can add a new tab by clicking on it (like in my top bar). I'd suggest to display a number of bountied questions in this blue frame instead of just a plus.
I really like the idea of "stuff to read", "stuff to moderate" and "stuff to answer" tabs, but the tab names in the mockup don't seem to match that. "Needs Answer" is obvious, but I don't see the connection for "Recommended" and "Popular".
Edit: After thinking for a minute, my first thought for alternative names would be "Current Activity", "Worth Reading" ...
My cheese has been moved and I have a few comments about it. I think these three areas are most important to how I decide what I'm going to answer/read during this session on Stack Overflow.
Where are my favorite tags?
The favorite tags under the community bulletin is how I quickly get to the tags I care about. One click, from any question page, and I have ...
I like the "hide excerpts" feature, it lets me fit more questions on the screen.
But when I pick a single tag from my favorites (my usual navigation pattern), the interface takes more screen estate than before, thus pushing the first question down the screen.
So here's my feature-request: please let me hide tag excerpts. I know what c# is by now, no need ...
Q: Are we improving something you care about?
A: No, not really.
I would really (really) love a search box to be more prominent than the tiny box in the upper right. My completely unfounded and likely wrong gut feeling says that if you make it more obvious that the site is searchable then the tide of poor quality or duplicate questions (on StackOverflow, ...
Are some of tabs duplicating another ones?
For example: what is the difference between "recommended" > "all" > "votes" and "hot" > "all time" > "votes"? They would both show all the questions sorted by votes, right?
And, by the way, in the "recommended" tab I supposed to see the recommended questions (whatever algorithm used to show it :D). But even in "...
It's not clear (to me at least) what is the difference between the "need answer" and "no answer" options in the "show" drop down when viewing questions (need answer tab).
After experimenting a bit it seems that perhaps the difference is that the "need answer" are questions without an accepted answer, while the "no answer" questions are those without any ...
I am an avid refresher. As there is no live updates for certain queries, it is often required. My goto "cheese" before was hitting the Question "button"
However, doing that doesn't return me to the same setup that I previously had. It takes me to the default questions (newest) page instead of my carefully constructed settings.
This happens even if "...
Overall nice and an improvement over the old question lists, but one small feature request:
Please let us also save the tag choice (all, favorites, custom tags) in the same manner like the tab choice.
After each return to the list I have to choose my tag choice again.
"Unanswered" needed to be called "Undecided" this whole time; there's answers there, just none chosen.
"Unanswered" (the new one) should show questions that have NO ANSWERS. I can only fathom that dis-allowing this type of search is to prevent users from answering questions that don't deserve one, and preventing FGitW answers.
I rarely use those tabs ...
I think it would be great to allow users to add shortcut-tabs. So as I wouldn't have to dig through "recommended">"all">"newest" to get to the newest questions.
Could you allow users to add own tabs near the default ones, which could be shortcuts to some items in those complicated menus? Tab-editor could be placed in the profile editor (and probably under ...
It is misleading in the extreme that the way to get the plain unfiltered list of newest questions is to tell the site that I want to see "recommended" questions.
When I want to see the newest questions, I explicitly don't want my view of the site to be restricted, filtered or reordered by someone's (who?) "recommendations".
What kind of UI wisdom says that ...
I appreciate your attempt to improve navigation, but this interface is super confusing. I've been playing around with it for 10 minutes and I don't understand how it works.
The primary navigation element appears to be "new / popular / need answers" — effectively three "tabs" — on the left. Why is the Home icon with "new / popular / need answers" all the ...
On the "Old" I use the Active tab, and when I click through my favourite tags, it always shows the most recent activity (new question, edit, new answer).
On the "New" I select "recently active" on the sort, which is fine, except when I click the next tag from my favourites the "sort" reverts to its original "newest". I use low-volume tags, and there is no ...
Can't say I'm overjoyed for these reasons:
Cramming question titles into even less horizontal space.
Loss of question first sentence preview which I found useful.
When I hit up my favourite tag wildcard (powershell*) I see the following which is quite broken in more ways than one:
Please don't ruin what was a perfectly good UI just for the sake of change.
The "tags" dropdown box has 2 options: all and favorites.
What happens when you type some tags and press Enter? Will the box still show tags: all, or would it show tags: followed by the tags you entered? If it shows tags: all that would be confusing since it's only showing the questions for the tags you entered.
One aspect of this design which is a little jarring is when looking at
show: needs answer
sort: recently active
The main problem here is that recent activity on questions which need answers is mostly ... answers. So all I am presented with is a list of questions which were just answered. Could the activity be broken out somehow, perhaps into "recently ...
Is this intentional?
As you can see, all of the Firefox tabs are titled with the name of the site... Shouldn't the Meta one do the same? This is the view when just clicking on the Meta logo.
I know this is super minor, just curious.
Most users don't need and don't want to see what's on that side-bar
In my opinion and understanding.
Home: What home? This is a Q&A site, not a portal. There is no home of any significance. People come to ask questions. Plus, there's a big site icon on the top bar, that's plenty.
Users: Few users look at the general listing of all users. I don't think ...
I'd like the display of the questions in the list to change based on the list. If you are viewing a list sorted by recent activity, I'd like to see what that activity is:
Text area not working when the moon is full
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What kind of widget goes here?
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Many users will probably have a favorite, default view that they'll rarely stray from. There needs to be an easy path to that. People who are here to ask and answer questions should be able to do that easily.
But some (many?) users will also want easy access to the "generic" view -- what does our site look like to visitors? Site evangelists, reviewers, ...
When I first get the 'new' tab, it shows the list of questions, and the ones with my favorite tags highlighted as usual. I then pick filter 'favorite tags' and get the following:
This seems counter-intuitive. What is the 'favorite tags' filter supposed to achieve?
I then clicked on 'need answer', and did the filter and it worked just fine. I then went ...
I think in general that UI is a bit overcrowded, and while the features are helpful, they're probably not necessary all on the same bar like that.
For example, in the new UI, Votes is already available in the filter button, so we can remove that, Top users and Synonyms are already laid out in a much prettier format on the tag info page, so those can be ...
When I first looked at the mockup, my intuition for the + was that it was decoration for the adjacent "needs answer" tab, as in "These questions need an answer; add yours!"
Given that you have an explicit option for "bountied questions" as a filter under the "needs answer" tab, it seems that your intent is for this filter to be the primary means to access ...
Yeah, seems that the new nav search simply doesn't function correctly, I've noticed that too. What do we do, until it's fixed? Choose some ugly workarounds (unfortunately) that will lead us to the "old search engines", like this:
It will show the results you want, including both questions and answers.
And if you want only ...
On the whole, I think the new navigation makes it easier to find questions to answer. But it's made searching such a nightmare that I'm giving up on being a beta tester. Please don't make it the default until search is fixed!
The killer bug for me is that searching by tag is broken. Searching by tags is the main reason to use SE's built-in search — for ...