Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Any thoughts on the new forum layout?

Vostok

Active Member
Jul 1, 2017
1,346
1,447
Sydney
Still reflecting on whether it’s better or not.

I noticed that one can only “like“ a post now... no more “informative”, “funny”, “helpful” or “disagree” (at least not for me). The feedback history on every post seems to have gone - so we all start from 0.

The little head symbol on people‘s avatar I assume means they are currently online. Various other symbols below some people’s avatars are often mysterious and I cannot find a legend explaining what they mean.

The superposition of your own avatar on the avatar of the author of a thread I assume means you have posted to that thread, but I’m not convinced that’s a step forward from the red dot.

The full range of UTF emojis are now possible.. so I guess that’s a win.
 

moa999

Member
Mar 4, 2020
543
348
Sydney, AUS
If you long press on Like.. you can still use the other icons..

I've hit this new software version on another forum I read, and wasn't the biggest fan..

On mobile there is too much white space, and the avatars are way too big.
Go to the Australia subforum and I can only see the top pinned post.
Scroll, then you can only see at most 6 posts (way too few).

And definitely not a fan of the bright red bottom bar.
 

meloccom

Moderator Aus/NZ
Feb 11, 2008
2,314
1,203
Sydney Australia
Lots of discussion in the Moderators forum. They are aware of some of the feedback including identifying unread posts and other issues.
there will be more improvements to come over the coming weeks.
 
  • Like
Reactions: paulp

jeremymc7

Active Member
Feb 3, 2013
1,270
564
U.S.
Not thrilled with it. Seems a lot less functional to me.

I would really appreciate dark mode as well. I've got two 43" 4K monitors here and white is blinding.
 
Last edited:

louco73

Member
Oct 19, 2019
48
47
Gold Coast
Dark theme support would be nice - my eyes are burning....

TMC dark theme.png


Go to the settings/account page, click Preferences, from Style choose "TMC Dark"
 
  • Helpful
Reactions: jeremymc7

aegidius

Member
Aug 27, 2018
387
278
Brisbane
I'm totally fine with it. I'm happy to cut this one some slack. For example, I found the other reaction buttons by hovering on the Like button, just like FB.
I wrestle regularly with websites that are far, far worse in ways that render them pretty much unusable.
 
  • Like
Reactions: pilotSteve

Vostok

Active Member
Jul 1, 2017
1,346
1,447
Sydney
Thanks a LOT!!!
I actually never go to the profile settings on forums :)
It’s the first thing I do, to see how much of my data is shared or made accessible by default. Then I turn every setting off that I can to restrict it as much as possible.
 

hcdavis3

HCD3
Mar 3, 2019
1,831
1,066
02571
If you long press on Like.. you can still use the other icons..

I've hit this new software version on another forum I read, and wasn't the biggest fan..

On mobile there is too much white space, and the avatars are way too big.
Go to the Australia subforum and I can only see the top pinned post.
Scroll, then you can only see at most 6 posts (way too few).

And definitely not a fan of the bright red bottom bar.
Thank you very much for the tip.
 

Flatbat

Member
Nov 12, 2019
325
308
Melbourne
I like it. Especially the ability to have the Sticky threads collapsed and hidden. Previously it was in your face and I had to scroll through them every time to find the new content in normal threads. For the most part stickies was like a mini forum for superchargers at locations which are usually half a country away which I have little interest in and the blurb about no referral codes. So it is annoying to have to scroll through them every time. So the new system is good.

1615497515824.png
 
  • Like
Reactions: paulp and Vostok

Vostok

Active Member
Jul 1, 2017
1,346
1,447
Sydney
Here’s a subtle and minor thing I’ve noticed... the little website icon that appears in the browser tab is the “TMC” logo for individual threads, but the default WordPress icon is shown for the top-level Australia forum. Like someone forgot to load the icon for that directory.

So I guess we now know the new system is using WordPress, maybe it’s always been that way 😄
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top