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    Question Simplify the interface, please


    Please make the linuxforums.org interface simpler. Currently it is cluttered with many, many options. Too many options can be worse than too few.

    For example, all I want to do is see the threads I have contributed to and check if anybody has responded to them. There probably is an option to do that in that big jumble of controls presented, but I defy anyone to find it quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackerb9 View Post
    Please make the linuxforums.org interface simpler. Currently it is cluttered with many, many options. Too many options can be worse than too few.

    For example, all I want to do is see the threads I have contributed to and check if anybody has responded to them. There probably is an option to do that in that big jumble of controls presented, but I defy anyone to find it quickly.

    --b9
    Just click click on Thread tools and then click on Subscribe to this thread

    Cheers!
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    Smile Simplify the interface, please

    Quote Originally Posted by eTech97 View Post
    Just click click on Thread tools and then click on Subscribe to this thread
    Thanks for the tip, etech97, but I was trying to find the threads I posted in in the past. Or did you mean I should use my time-machine?

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    click on your username and then click "find more posts by hackerb9"

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    Typically, I just click on "User Control Panel" in the top left corner.
    Shows all threads that I am subscribed to that have a response that I have not yet read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Typically, I just click on "User Control Panel" in the top left corner.
    Shows all threads that I am subscribed to that have a response that I have not yet read.
    Thank you, but I'm looking for the threads I didn't subscribe to.

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    Lightbulb We have a winner!

    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    click on your username and then click "find more posts by hackerb9"
    Thank you, that worked.

    But, unfortunately, it also brings me back to my original point-- the terrible interface Linux Forums has. How am I supposed to know that, to find out what posts I've made, I have to first find a post I've made and then click on my username? It's crazy.

    There are tons of buttons (I count over a hundred links on this one page). I'd like to see *fewer* links, but layed out in a hierarchical, sensible manner.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    This is the default interface for the vBulletin 3.8.x forum software. If they should change the way their software interface works/looks, the interface is likely to change here as well.

    Another method for finding all of your own posts is to do an Advanced Search (linked under the blue navigation bar running across the top of this page and others) and choose to find all posts made by your username.

    You can check the following links for more on how the forums work:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/fee...ng-forums.html

    vBulletin Manual

    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Personally, I like the interface here better than the other forums I've been to. Finding topics I want to read about here is much simpler.
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