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The only thing good about SF is the content and the members. The platform sucks, both desktop and mobile. Usabilty and UX/UI design are far below average.

 

Don't forget spam control.

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You can give thumbs and upload pictures pretty easily. Only minor qualm is that you have to resize pictures as the default is the smallest setting (which is an odd choice for default since everyone wants 'em big)

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You can't see thumbs. For something that is such a big part of the social experience here I would have thought that would be included.

Agreed on both of these points, and the second one more.  The issue, iirc, is the flyouts.  Really hard to do in any reasonable manner on mobile, iirc.  But yes, absolutely agree that not being about to seen thumbs is just silly.

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Elio, please give an example of a better site/platform. I don't really use many other forums, but the others I do use aren't as usable as this one.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

The only thing good about SF is the content and the members. The platform sucks, both desktop and mobile. Usabilty and UX/UI design are far below average.

I agree about the strengths, and I do think that the platform is lacking is key navigability and discoverability issues on the desktop.  I really like and use the mobile version though.  To me, it's clean, easy to use, and very intuitive.  The only big real issue, for me, are that you can't see likes (just silly).  The image sizing is a bit silly too, but less of a problem.

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I like a lot of things about SF. The simple desktop layout is one of them. Another thing I like is the interactive nature. AAAC is a great site but it never offered that interactive feel that SF has. Here members can control content and front page stuff more than in most other places that are simply message boards. It also gives people a place to bestow laurels on one another for what they consider good use of clothes. The prestige aspect shouldn't be overlooked. 

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I like a lot of things about SF. The simple desktop layout is one of them. Another thing I like is the interactive nature. AAAC is a great site but it never offered that interactive feel that SF has. Here members can control content and front page stuff more than in most other places that are simply message boards. It also gives people a place to bestow laurels on one another for what they consider good use of clothes. The prestige aspect shouldn't be overlooked. 

So.. not generally a fan of mission statements, but ours is "Foster this community."  Our editorial strategy is based on amplifying, adding to, and expanding on, the interests of our contributing members, which includes everyone here, and our very large "lurking" base (people lurk for years, literally, before joining, and our more casual, but still interested, readers.  Our selection of affilaite vendors motivated by what we feel will be of value to a decent segment of our membership and larger readership.  And things like the frontpage and our social media channels (mostly tumblr, facebook, and instagram) is used to highlight cool stuff that we see coming from the community.

 

There are other sites that are more... autocratic.  There are other sites that are more slick.  We've always been community centered.

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That's a winning strategy for a community full of people who like to look at themselves wearing clothes! :D

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Just an FYI since it came up recently: I just got an email from The Knottery that they restocked their wide knit ties.

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I used to be very active on acousticguitarforum and SF's website and controls are far better. That's the only other forum that I can compare to since that is the only other forum I belong to. 

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I respect that you were able to resist peer pressure for so long, but you don't actually think people like the taste of alcohol in the beginning? I don't know anybody who started drinking alcohol for the taste of it.

It's very much an acquired taste, and it doesn't go quickly at all. I hated the first beer I tried, and it took a year or two before I didn't mind drinking it. Now, nearly 10 years later I kinda enjoy beer, but it's still not my favourite, which is why I hardly ever drink it (the insane amount of calories don't help either).

The same goes for whiskey. I thought it tasted like gasoline, and it took me a couple of years of trying different ones and learning about the background before I started appreciating it. Now, it's by far my favourite drink.

I'm still not a big fan of wine though, so I guess some tastes never change.

 

No, particularly in college I had no illusions that many people actually *enjoyed* the taste of alcohol. It was much more about the lack of (or potential to lose) self-control. It was a big deal for me for a long time. Now I quite enjoy the infrequent times when I do have a couple of drinks. My wife says that I'm a cheap date, since I'm such a lightweight after teetotaling for so long.

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Noodles speaks the truth. Drinking in Korea is ten times as significant as it is here.

I know I've mentioned it several times, but my boss once made us drink out of his shoe as a team building exercise.

 

I can appreciate that. I'm usually both saddened and relieved when we have family outings and my father-in-law and his brothers exclude me from the soju rituals.

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@LA Guy


Fok, man the thumb comments addition then removal was annoying as hell. Is there any chance to show who liked the comment and what they said as a spoiler in the same line bar as the thumb? It would make life so much easier on mobile platforms. Or just make an app.

 

Not free to make, I know, but the mobile experience is pretty ratchet sometimes. 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Noodles speaks the truth. Drinking in Korea is ten times as significant as it is here.

I know I've mentioned it several times, but my boss once made us drink out of his shoe as a team building exercise.

Problem is, from what can be read on the web, that hepatitis is relatively rampant in Korea. Or so my wife discovered and told me to never share food or glasses (soju). Yeah, that works well... I told her not to worry, we are vaccinated.
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Power suits fighting off diseases? That would be a great app.
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Say what? Hepatitis rampant in Korea? 1st time hearing.

Soju + Beer = Soh.mac = Worst Hangover
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