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[Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Tim Gould - 2011-12-06

Personally I find it really frustrating that the LDraw.org logo in the top left corner links to the main website and not the forums. But I suspect that its 'natural destination' might vary depending on who you are.

So I'd like to take a poll of people here to see what users think. When it comes to UI issues like this I figure the users are collectively more accurate than the webmasters.

So please vote. I've left it open indefinitely but the sooner we get a bunch of votes (and a trend) the sooner decisions can be made one way or another.

Tim


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Roland Melkert - 2011-12-07

The picture says: "LDraw.org", so unless you change the picture so it says "LDraw forum" it should link to the main site .


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Tim Gould - 2011-12-07

Agreed. Actually that also reminds me that it should say "Centralised" to keep with the AUEnglish standard.

Tim


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Jean-Philippe Ouellet - 2011-12-07

Logically, it should link to ldraw.org.

However... as a user, my first intuition (before clicking it) was that it would bring me to the front page of the forums. (It was rather annoying to type in forums.ldraw.org to return to the main page before I noticed the LDraw.org > Forums link directly under the banner.)

There is the possibility that if it links to the main forum page, and if someone unacquainted with LDraw happens to stumble upon the forums for the first time via google or a blog or whatever, they may assume that the main forum page is the main ldraw page. Along those lines, I propose we modify the image at the top to clearly state that we are on the forums, not LDraw.org itself.

Whatever we decide, I think it should be re-evaluated when the new main site is launched.


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Orion Pobursky - 2011-12-07

I like to add that this is an easy change so whatever is decided, I can change it right away. Actually I might even be able to make it a user changeable option.


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Jim DeVona - 2011-12-07

I'm on record that the logo at the top of the forum pages should go to the front page of the forums. At least, that's what I keep thinking will happen whenever I click on it!


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Tim Gould - 2011-12-07

Tim Gould Wrote:Agreed. Actually that also reminds me that it should say "Centralised" to keep with the AUEnglish standard.

Tim

Done http://forums.ldraw.org/showthread.php?tid=2100&pid=2100#pid2100


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Philippe Hurbain - 2011-12-07

What about creating a forum logo with a distinct graphic look (might be as simple as a different brick color - I don't think the simple text change as done by Tim is enough to know which is which at first sight). Then we could have a forum logo on the left leading to forum top, and a LDraw logo on the right, leading to LDraw website.


Re: [Poll] To where should the top-left picture link? - Tim Gould - 2011-12-07

Totally agree. Willy suggested this to me by email too. He also suggested some other changes that are a bit harder so it will take a bit longer.

Tim


why not 2 images? - Steffen - 2011-12-07

(a)
I agree with previous posters:
As long as the image says "ldraw.org Logo", it should link to ldraw.org.
Would it show an "ldraw.org Forums Logo", it should link to the forums start page.
So I cannot vote currently, because I cannot express this :-(

(b)
why not have 2 images there at the top?
one with the ldraw.org logo, it links to ldraw.org.
one with the ldraw.org forums logo, it links to the forums start page :-))))