Anyone finding this newer format difficult?


I have been a member of the Carer’s UK/ Carers Connect forum for quite some time. However, I am really finding the new lay out difficult to navigate, and there seems to be no continuity in topics.

Is anyone else finding the new forum confusing?


Yes Janet ! I think a lot of us are - even us Mods are still having problems navigating our way around :roll_eyes:

Hi Janet

It’s very different from the old format. Takes some getting used to, especially as I set it up on my laptop in dark mode (it’s easier on my eyes but makes it seem even more different!), but I’m sure I’ll get used to it eventually.

Hi Janet, I know what you mean. It takes some getting used to.

If you click on 3 little lines top right corner and then select categories - you will see sections similar to the old forum on the left of your screen and can click the section you are most interested in.

The list of posts on the right appear all muddled up and don't match the headings on the left because they are in order of recency.

Honestly? I hate it. I thought we were going to have some input into it’s design etc. but in practice, it’s been ignored. Those “little lines” for example. Experienced forum users may not what they mean, but surely we should be trying to have something accessible to those who were using any forum for the first time, and those who don’t have English as their first language? I just go to Unread posts now.

I have to go to new, latest and unread. Still miss posts. I did today to discover later that more were posted than I realised. Hit and miss

Well, I am relieved to see that I am not the only one. I hope I will get used to it.

I don’t like it and it does actually stop me from coming on so often because it frustrates me.

One good thing we can say about the forum is that we’re seeing more members posting at the moment.

Must admit I have a look at all of the icons to see what happens.
Had a chat and sent couple of private messages. Still feel it’s trial and error

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Yes I thought it was just me as not that savvy on the internet but am relieved others are struggling to get used to it too.

I’m finding it difficult to navigate