I have already posted my ideas for changing parts of the forum. It's in the other major thread for the update.
I'm having real difficulty posting in this forum or even remembering this website exists. This is quite a feat, because this website and how to specifically improve the quality and content of the Fiorentina forum is something that I have / had real interest. I do also believe I have attracted fans to that particular part of the forum. We gained more fans in the last year or so when I really started to work on it.
To go from being a dedicated poster looking to improve the forum to someone contemplating not posting is quite an extraordinary jump.
I am not trying to be contrarian. I have tried to work with it; even with the old skin we had. I have realised that the forum's distinct USP is that thread titles can be viewed on the main page. To not see the starting titles on the main page of every forum is is the thing that decreases the interest (for me). I know that we have this on the new skin, but we don't have it on the old one. I'd use the new skin, but the page is too big! There are very few, very few
websites that do not allow you to zoom out of their written content. I like skimming down the page seeing what people posted from all over the forum, but I want to be able to do it at my own zoom.
BBC Weather - London
All these websites and almost every website has a space whereby people can zoom out and read the content at their own preferred distance. This website does not do that and especially needs to as this is primarily a text based website! You don't hold a book in someone's face and force them to read it from the angle of your choice. People should be free to choose.
The only thing I'd add is the colour combination of the website makes it seem dim and not sharp enough. Too much contrast would make it too sharp. Say; Red over black. That would be too garish. Perhaps we could try a lemon yellow or a marine or perhaps turquise or a light green? We could perhaps invert the existing colours so that predominant colour is green and the rest of it is grey and black - that might work quite well. But this is a minor point compared to the real issue of forcing us to read/see the content from a fully wide page. I suspect there is a reason why virtually no website does this.