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      Latest reply on Dec 14, 2015 10:39 AM by KMT
      Carniphage Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)



        I preferred the forums before.   I find the current forums irritating to use, and doing so rarely results in any kind of positive experience, apart from occasionally finding other developers with the same problem.



        Request Enhancement.


        1) Let's have mailing lists again.  (Just like the Swift group.)  This way information arrives all by itself..  Checking the forum on an hourly basis is not as much fun as it sounds.   Alternatively turn the forums into an app with push notications.


        2) Perhaps a handful of Apple developers who have knowlege or experience of the topic should occasionally visit.  So topics like Game Center and SceneKit are not ignored - and persistent and critical questions go unanswered.   Even better, turn the forums into an extension of WWDC:  A global access point for developers needing authorative answers.   If non-Apple staff could be rewarded for providing good quality answers that might help too!  (OpenGL and Swift are the exceptions which show how valuable these contributions are)


        3) Fix the formatting bug which causes some text to appear whispered.


        4) A web forum should a discrete URL to each sub-topic.

        This one is hidden behind an animation gimmick, so if I swipe back in Safari, I am kicked out of the topic and back to the root of the forum page.  Perhaps the designers of the site did not use Safari?

        • Re: Please provide feedback or request enhancement to the forums.
          Max108 Level 8 Level 8 (5,800 points)

          Hi Carniphage,


          You make some good points.  No. 1 on your list is already available (if I understand you correctly).  It's certainly not as intuitive as it could be, but I have near-instant email notifications about new threads / posts to threads in whatever "spaces" (sub-forums) I have subscribed to by clicking the "Follow" link near the top-right of the screen.  The missing link for me was that I had to turn all the options to on/yes in the "Welcome Carniphage" > Preferences link at the top-left of the screen.


          As a workaround for no. 3 (there shouldn't have to be a workaround of course), I select my entire post with cmd+A and then copy-paste it with cmd+C , V before submitting it as that regularises all the text.  The whispered text occurs when you delete a new-line to bring text into the paragraph/line above if that helps anyone trying to diagnose the issue (and the rest of us avoid it until it's fixed).


          Happy Holidays!


          • Re: Please provide feedback or request enhancement to the forums.
            junkpile Level 6 Level 6 (2,485 points)

            Clearly the designers of the site don't use iPads either. Trying to edit posts from an iPad is such a horrible frustrating experience I tend to stay away from the forums when away from the computer. The auto correct / capitalization is completely broken.

            • Re: Please provide feedback or request enhancement to the forums.
              KMT Level 9 Level 9 (15,785 points)

              Apple is just a user, here, same as us, albeit with elevated permissions.


              Complaints should go to JIVE Software, Portland, OR. This is actually their stone age linux package (w/windows roots), but clearly Apple went with the lowest bid. In any case, I'd not hold my breath for things to change.