Could we get the forum jump box at the top of the page as well?
Often I’ll jump in to a thread and realize that it’s not what I think it is and want to skip off. Presently, I now have to scroll to the bottom of the page or click back on the browser to go somewhere else.
Maybe this is one of the infrequent times that they will look upon this suggestion and realize that the members of such a distingiushed forum have long been denied the luxury of a jump box at the top of the page.
And there is the issue. I would like to move from About this Message Board to Cafe Society without having to a) click back to the SDMB main page or b) having to scroll to the bottom of the page in order to use the forum jump box.
The basic problem is that we get the system directly from vB. The Chicago READER doesn’t have the staff or resources to make changes (except those allowed within the system.) And, even if we did make some change, every time there was an upgrade to vB, we’d need to re-do everything we’d changed before. In short, the administrative aspects of even minor changes are more tangled than the READER is willing to take on.
In short, the problem is it’s not our software. However worthy suggestions for change, all we can do is pass them on to vB. It’s not that we don’t want to make improvements for y’all, it’s just that we can’t. And please, don’t tell us that it’s just changing one line of code or two lines of code. It’s also remembering to make that change every time there’s an upgrade. And it’s not just this one improvement; different people have suggested dozens of different improvements. This one is important to this person, that one to that person.
If there was enough clamor for change, I suppose, they could up the registration price by a factor of ten, and then hire someone to handle this kind of stuff. But then we wouldn’t have any subscribers, so there wouldn’t be any need for improvement. Kinda self-defeating.