I don’t understand the thought process behind this update. Was there testing and feedback? Did we ask users what they wanted or needed or didn’t like? What happened? I’m even having trouble reading the main font being used. The font is actually called “Brutal”? (For some reason I find that hilarious.)
There’s no “latest post” under each post category which gave you an immediate idea of what was being talked about in each section. Post count, badges and sigs are not upfront which gave an immediate idea of someone’s credibility, now it’s like three clicks deep. If you want to hide that info, maybe show it on hover of the avatar? This and a lot more has already been said multiple times in this thread. I just hope they’re taking the feedback and complaints seriously and not just looking at it as “Well some people don’t like change.”, it’s hard to even come here now with this new format. I like minimalism, but I feel like too much “quick glance” info has been removed.
One thing I really wonder, was it a conscious decision to remove sigs? Like “We don’t want people to advertise in that way.” Or was it more like, “This new forum software doesn’t have sigs and we may or may not implement it in the future depending on user demand.”?