New Forum layout

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Dreadful new layout and not fit for purpose. What a shambles. I have enjoyed using this Forum over a 15 year period, but unless the new platform is made more user friendly I doubt I shall continue.

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It looks like it was designed for a cellphone. I have a 21:9 ratio desktop layout and the forum posts take up about 1/3rd of the width. It's ridiculous.

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The format is definitely not for a cellphone or a discussion forum. It appears to be a "one size fits all" solution using limited capability software you find for posting comments at the end of online news articles.

Someone in KeyAero leadership probably received kudos for cost-cutting by adopting this "one size fits all" format.

The end result of this debacle will likely drive all users of the forum away, never to return. I wouldn't be surprised if KeyAero gags at the cost to re-implement a workable forum and pulls the plug entirely. As a beancounter would put it: "The forum isn't a core publishing profit center and deserves to be terminated".

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Afternoon all,

The forum update is here, check it out below (I made a thread for it so its easier to keep track). Sorry I've not kept up with this thread, I'm trying to balance the forum with my journalism work. So - djcross - we are not using the forum as a cash cow, we've never had our mag content and forum on one site before and as our Key.Aero content is also in mags, we don't want to be giving it away for free online. Some stories, like news ones are free to browse at your discretion but features etc are for subscribers. A lot of mag - digital content sites do that (Janes, FlightGlobal etc...)

The forum will always be free to use and we are listening to complaints, see our first update with fixes suggested by users below. Many more are coming.

https://www.key.aero/forum/forum-updates-issues/new-forum-update

Thanks for bearing with us.

Regards,
Khalem

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Thank you for your efforts and feedback Khalem. I will stick with the Forum for now as it sounds like some of the major issues are being addressed.

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No problem Consul, thanks for bearing with us.

We know the forum needs to be addressed further and we will be addressing those in further update tranches. All of the issues raised will be addressed too :)

Kind regards,
Khalem