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Dont like change....

It's going to take me a while to get used to this new forum.  I'm not one for change,  it does have some good features but I'm finding it a little hard to navigate.  Anybody else think good or bad?overall, I think I'll find it to be a good thing once I get used to it.

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Well, the Sephora website went through an overhaul but BeautyTalk didn't, so for a while BeautyTalk section look very disconnected with the rest of Sephora site. I think the new style and avatars are chic-er, but the user interface part is less convinient, especially the front page, and access to other parts within profiles.

 

Does anyone else find the tiny teeny reply box annoying?

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Yess!!! I have trouble proofreading because it's so teeny. My spelling and typing is bad enough that I really need to proof before pushing reply. Please Sephora, have pity on us who wear glasses already, give us a bigger box and bigger type already!

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I used to be so happy everytime I logged into BeautyTalk, and now I'm just sad!! I keep forgetting about the changes, and everytime I log in I'm like aw man! this sucks. please sephora go back to your old ways!

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I feel kind of lost on here now.  It looks like some replies are out of order, too.  I've played around with the display settings, but it isn't helping much.  The descending replies can start to look like a tangled mess, and some may get overlooked. 

 

Personally, I thought the old layout (one reply after another) was fine and easier to read.  The new one is just as confusing as the discussion forums I had to use for my online classes!  I can see the purpose for replying to certain replies, but it wasn't that hard to type certain usernames.  

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Big downer, I can't post from my phone anymore! I'm not on an actual desktop all too often, so when I'm at home or during nights and checked in the forum before I could respond on my browser on my phone, but I tried to respond this weekend and nothing worked. Not the forum or personal messages! Smiley Sad

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Oh yeah, does anyone else not really favor the "click here to see your response" addition after posting? I feel like that's just one more screen that's not needed, compared to the old forum where after you post it loads the page with your answer.

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This whole lay out is just bad!Smiley Sad It's so hard to look at anything I wish they would of concentrated more on the things that really needed to be changed and left beauty talk alone!

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I'm shocked (though not surprised) that the new site doesn't work on phones! I thought that because I was using a Mac that I was having trouble, but to not work on a phone is pretty strange. I think this new site is a big failure and Sephora needs to restore the old format. I spent very little time on here all weekend, my house is a lot cleaner, but I sure miss the fun. lol

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Before on the old set up I had a few issues with personal messages not allowing me to punctualize or capitalize any of my messages, but at least I could still write a message. The laptop I have is a Mac, so if you're having trouble I wonder what I'll run into.

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Hi ladies! I wanted to come on and say thank you all for your feedback. We realize change is hard and can be jarring, but we're working hard to make this a great experience. I am personally keeping a running list of all of your feedback here, and what you've sent me in private messages, and we are taking ALL of it into account. This is the just the beginning, there are changes and updates still being made, and we are working to bring back some of your favorite features. So please keep the feedback coming. I promise you, we're listening!

 

Best,

Candace

BeautyTalk Community Manager

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You and the Sephora team here are so receptive and welcoming, Candace! It's really comforting and reassuring to have admins and mods interact with us to make us feel connected and all on the same page. Changes can always feel uneasy, but the fact that the Sephora team makes everyone feel like they have a voice and should use it is what makes us able to all grow and continue to prosper here! Smiley Happy

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I absolutely agree with lylysa.  It is so nice how you all are taking the feedback from the users into account.  Not many sites would do that.

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I agree, thank you for listening to us! I was kind of shocked to come on here today and see the changes. In a weird way, it reminds me of facebook a little. So far, I am not sure whether I like it or not...but I know I will get used to it.

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It's aesthetically pleasing, but confusing as well. It will take me a little while to get used to it.

 

I do like that recent posts pop up to the top. I didn't like having to dig around to see which posts were updated on the old version.

 

I don't like how the posts on a thread are backwards. It should be in chronological order.. but again, the old version there would be posts that got bumped up too.

 

I also like being able to reply without hitting "reply" on a message.

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ok. I guess I have a response after playing around for a bit. Mine does show up as one long column. Also, I think giving hearts is a lot harder. I have had to click several times to get a heart to take. Again, thank you for listening to us!

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I dont know if this was said, the responses are not in order and I dont want to read through everything backwards or out of order, but the color thing doesnt work. I highlighted my words in purple and posted it, and it came out black.

 

beautytester----Thank you so much for the link! Makes my life a lot easier!

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My responses are not in order either!  The crazy response pattern I have been seeing lately makes a Sudoku puzzle look easy (and I hate sudoku puzzles).  

 

It also looks like some topics "disappeared."  I looked for the What are You Wearing Today thread, and I didn't see it.  I'll see if I can find it today.

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It's a pain, but you can sort the posts within a message/question "by thread" or "linear". If you choose linear, it goes from earliest to latest. I find the limited sorting choice and the fact there's only page link on the bottom a pain, but that's at least some sort of order.

 

Fix the front page!! Fix the user profile!! I don't care how pretty it looks, it's chaos as long as those 2 remain a mess.

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The choices are a pain.  I thought Facebook Timeline was annoying when it first came out, but I've changed my mind now.  

 

Have you played around with the different display views from your settings yet?

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LOL, a Sudoku puzzle!  I find it like doing my taxes, I'm constantly flipping backward and forward trying to follow the track of what's going on!

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I've been flipping back and forth as well.  So far, I'm not a fan of the individual responses to each post.  It only gets cluttered up after a while.  

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