Ok, I totally know I have no say, but I just thought this would be helpful.
Recently on Fries farewell page there was a big discussion about how confusing the site got and people were tense and yeah.
Anyways people were a bit harsh about how they expressed their thoughts about new changes with the site in the past months and I think it's a bit unfair to Leandra.
We all have to keep in mind that (as she said) sometimes updates are required especially when working with different browsers. She works very hard and I think she's proud of what she's accomplished, I know I would be. When confronting the owner with conflicts and opinions be mindful and respectful okay? She has FEELINGS.
The real point of this post is to give some of my inputs on what I think of the site. Everyone can participate. Please be respectful as well. What I plan on doing is saying what I have problems with, what I like, and what I might enjoy to be added. I know Leandra might not make these changes but at least we are giving thoughtful opinions. So here goes nothing:The Homepage
: To me it is very plain, when new members see it, it should wow them more and make them really want to explore the site. I personally like how you broke everything down to different tabs but I (personally) would like if there were icons or something for it. I did like the old one and how there was color and creations and furniture. I also liked boutiques of the month, fashions of the month, and user of the month; those were nice additions. You can have short cuts and links to all the pages, but maybe make it more bold?Explore:
Again all white with the cursive is actually kinda difficult to read at times for me. The posts being open some kind of take up more space and bury others. Also you scroll down and left and right.. I think it might be a little to big. With the old forum I liked how You just saw the title, the person that posted it, and the category that it was under. I do like that fashions, outfits, and boutiques are separated though.Design:
I know you just updated it from sumo, it doesnt look that different but for some reason whenever I use it, it freezes. That's okay though I just go to the sumo site :DShop:
Ok this is literally my favorite part of the site right now. I love that you have it set up like a corner shop. I also love how it's a scene and divided into the gallery, stores, and the businesses. I think that's really smart. It's kinda like how the other pages could be when introducing different tabs (such as explore). So that's great!Society:
That's pretty straight forward too, I just wish we had more contests, I also miss the old archive of all the winners. I get site contests are hard but I do wish we had more :D the same thing goes for talk as the forum.
What I would like/miss: I miss the magazine, I can't find that, I miss the custom center, and I miss the auctions that we had. Also the old teams over fashions and interior, and all of that. That was nice. The diamonds are good and I kinda disliked how it set back the old members ranks though because I remember working hard for elite. Maybe summer holds more in store?
And that's my input. I honestly love this site and I have been inactive a lot due to school but I always come back. When I did it was really confusing and I missed the old look but hey things change. Either make the best of it or contact Leandra about concerns.