...to the other side…
I really wanted to like the new page, I really did. It was nice to have the subscriptions link actually go somewhere. And I really dislike the thought of myself complaining when all these sites have been such a boon for me.
Micheka has made valid points concerning these pages that are beyond mere layout, that have deterred from the functioning of the page, and I must join forces with her in this team.
1) When one of your subscriptions comments on someone else’s thread, the listing in your subscription page no longer indicated who the third party is, and you cannot see who they are conversing with without going into the thread itself.
2) User cannot cheer an entry from the subscription page, one must follow the link through to the original entry, sometimes leading the user through a longer thread, making it difficult to find the entry that was desired to be cheered in the first place.
3) The linking of all a subscribee’s content from the 4 sites, while it can be turned off for any one given user for any one of the four given sites, can only be detail modified through the user going through the subscribee’s home page on 43people, and this much linking just makes everything overwhelming.
4) The lack of a counter as to the amount of subscribers a user has when they check their own subscribees’ content.
I’m not completely sold on the last issue yet, but the others are enough to make me believe that something other than the layout was lost in the conversion.