No crumb trail


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by GadgetUK » Sat May 19, 2012 3:40 pm
Hi,

Having a crumb trail would greatly ease navigation within the forum, especially once you're deep into a thread.
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by zag » Mon May 21, 2012 12:13 pm
Driving me nuts as well, all modern forums have a breadcrum trail.
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by felix123 » Mon May 21, 2012 12:28 pm
Change to the other theme. Lose the prettiness but gain useful features
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by jack3d » Mon May 21, 2012 2:03 pm
im getting this too, but only in firefox?
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by AlArenal » Sat May 26, 2012 11:35 am
Hi there!

While I really like the new forums I notice the absence of a breadcrumb. When you are browsing a thread there is no way to get back to the topic list other than the browser's back button. A good navigation should never rely on such browser functions. And if I browsed all the way through the pages of a long thread I'd have to hit the back button numerous times..

So I am forced to got to the "Forum" link in the main navigation and / or use multiple tabs which is not just inconvenient, but also a performance issue of you think of actual pi users...

A breadcrumb is pretty much standard these days and should be on top and maybe as well on the bottom of a page.
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by JeremyF » Sat May 26, 2012 1:33 pm
For now, use the Prosilver theme instead.
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by AlArenal » Sat May 26, 2012 2:34 pm
Ah, good idea, thx! I didn't realize I can change the theme.
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by AndrewS » Sat May 26, 2012 10:35 pm
JeremyF wrote:For now, use the Prosilver theme instead.

*sigh* Is this going to continue be the answer to all forum-glitch reports/complaints, or are there updates/tweaks to the raspite theme planned?
This is in no way meant as a dig at all the hard work that's been put into the raspite theme, I'm still using it myself. It would just be nice to see a few of these last minor niggles fixed (but again, I don't know how much hard work that would be).
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by RPiDevelopers » Thu May 31, 2012 6:24 pm
I've been missing breadcrumbs in the forum, anyone else feeling the same? It's kinda messy to navigate like this...
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by AndrewS » Thu May 31, 2012 6:32 pm
RPiDevelopers wrote:anyone else feeling the same?

Our survey says... :lol:
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by RPiDevelopers » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:15 pm
Ah, just noticed my thread got merged... lol :D
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by Daverj » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:59 pm
It would be very useful for navigation around the forum if there were "breadcrumbs" at the top and bottom of every page. They typically take the form of:

Forum Name > Section > Subforum > (additional subforum)

For example when viewing this post you might see:

Raspi Forum > Raspberry Pi Foundation > Feedback and Requests

Each being a link. So that it's easy within any page to go up the chain to the subforum you are in, or a higher subforum, or to the section the subforum is in, or to the top index for the forum. As this forum evolves it is ending up with many layers of subforums in subforums in sections. Currently there is only the button to see the current subforum and the link to the board index. Navigation to the other levels is not provided at the moment.

Often breadcrumbs are an optional part of the template being used by the forum software (simply check a box in the template setup), and if not then it is usually quite easy to copy a line or two of code from a different template that includes breadcrumbs and paste it into the template pages that are being used.

Having them at both the top and bottom of pages is also useful so you can navigate away from the page from either place.
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by Lorian » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:26 pm
Very much needed.
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by Durazell » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:27 pm
Needed to top of the page, usually breadcrumbs are my main navigation on a forum back to the thread list.
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by achapman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:14 am
+1 Having no way to back up is really irritating.
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by charliedurrant » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:45 pm
+1 from me - since this is phpBB it is probably just a template update.
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by DrKawashima » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:56 pm
The forum UI design is so frustrating that I have to bring attention to this topic again.

Many times I've navigated to a thread and added a reply, then found myself thinking "How the hell do I navigate back to the forum category again?"
Not having any kind of navigation is horrid! Probably drives lots of people away from the forums.

You don't even need dynamic breadcrumbs.
Jus add a quick fix - slap a small list of all links to the main categories at the top of the page.
Or even simply adding a link to the main forum at the top left would be quite helpful.
(I know there is a forum link in the main menu, but it honestly took me several visits to this site before even noticing that. Users do not look in the main menu when they want to navigate the forums)
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by suchenwi » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:54 pm
To see follow-ups on your own replies, just click on your username at the bottom. From the page with your posts, you can navigate to the threads they are in.
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by pluggy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:48 pm
If it irritates you so much, the solution is easily within your reach, change to the Prosilver theme in your profile. Personally I like the clean uncluttered look of the Standard Raspite theme.
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by jamesh » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:05 pm
pluggy wrote:If it irritates you so much, the solution is easily within your reach, change to the Prosilver theme in your profile. Personally I like the clean uncluttered look of the Standard Raspite theme.


Indeed. I keep forgetting this, as I see these comments on bad navigation etc and wonder what the problem is as I simply don't see it. Because I'm using prosilver.

Anyway, I think there should be some movement on various aspects of the site and so on in the next few months. I think the Foundation has employed someone to look after all that stuff.
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by JoeDaStudd » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:16 am
I'll admit its something which has bugged me for a while, but I've always just ignored it as much as possible (which admittedly meant less time on the forums).
While prosilver is great for adding the bread crumb trail its very generic and lacks the uniqueness of the default theme.
Don't quote me on this, as it was phpbb version 2 the last time I dabbled in forum maintenance/theming, but isn't it just a case of adding the relevant field into the theme design?
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by LemmeFatale » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:11 pm
DrKawashima wrote:Many times I've navigated to a thread and added a reply, then found myself thinking "How the hell do I navigate back to the forum category again?"

If it's of any help, in the default theme, at the bottom of every page of every thread, there's a button to get back to the forum section that the thread is in, below the "Post a reply" and "Watch" buttons. For example, scroll to the bottom of this page, and you'll see one labelled "Return to General discussion".
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