The Activity Stream - Any Use?

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by Good CO, May 30, 2012.

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  1. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    The latest VBulletin introduced a Facebook style Activity Stream:

    Activity Stream - The Army Rumour Service

    Is this a better way of presenting content than the recent posts of the front page or the Last 50? It does need to be condensed a bit to make for less scrolling and less white space.

    My initial thought is that Last 50 should probably stay as is, but I wonder if the activity stream is a more engaging way of presenting content on the page? Tempting more innocents in to the devil's armpit that is the ARRSE forum area.

  2. What does it do that the last 50 doesn't?
  3. You could always rename the Last 50, as, The Killing Zone.
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  4. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Open the two pages side by side and take a look - the differences are very obvious. It does the same thing basically, but presents the information in a different way, and some of the little widgets are removed.
  5. Personally I don't like it Looks just like a basic RSS feed.
  6. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Not as basic as the recent posts on the front page surely?
  7. Any use?

    Not to me.
  8. Good point. I usually use Last 50, so don't look at the front page. However, I prefer the front page to the Activity stream to be honest. It looks tidier if that makes any sense.
  9. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Not to me either, but thought it worth checking before ignoring it. I thought I might get a few opinions of 'much more user friendly / easy to read', 'like being able to see post content / avatars' type comments or general support for the idea that it is a better representation of the activity of the site on the front page.
  10. Maybe if it was 'auto-refreshing' like the Facebook version, in other words it was constantly updating without the need to refresh your screen. Is that a possibility?
  11. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    A very interesting point and to some extent it does do what you propose. It updates, and at the top you get something like New Activity(3), but it doesn't show the new activity unless you expand that. I will look at it as I agree that this would turn it from just another list of content to something worthy of use.
  12. That on last 50 would be cracking.
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  13. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    No chance for now unfortunately.
  14. Nah...I'll just use 'new posts' like I always have