|True enough - and I'd do that, except (and I think I raised this upthread) there's not really time for new features in Toms schedule at the moment. And I don't feel "find new posts" is a huge priority.|
But gosh, it would be nice.
Honestly, while usability is somewhat subjective, it's much like design in this regard. There are solid principles that drive good design, and good usability. With rare exceptions, bad usability is simply bad usability.
Now, what we have at the moment works. So it's "good enough" - and we're not getting changes, so it's easily dealt with. I just get frustrated when I see people treating this as an optimal situation (or one that we collectively chose to be in) rather than simply the place we're stuck.
No offense to Tom, but this iteration of the board would have benefitted from some more post implementation dev cycles, as would every software project since the dawn of time, for that matter. It didn't get them, which is why people often raise their heads and suggest things to make life a little easier - generally without realising why that's not likely.
Personally, I think it's a shame that as an experiment in evolving board technology driving it's community (and vice versa) Barbelith has been stagnant for so long. Fortunately, there's much left when you take that framework away.