I'm very glad some effort has been put into changing the clunky old forum into a nice new one, but is it me, or is the new developer community very confusing and poorly thought out? Let's take a look:
The first thing we see is this. Right, where's the forum?
I can't see a link anywhere to a forum. I tried searching for "Forum", but don't get anything helpful. Let's
just try random clicking. First let's try "Home". Nope, that's where I cam now.
Now let's try "Content":
Cool! This looks like a forum. Right, I want to ask a question. Where's the "New question" or "New Topic"
bottom. Nowhere to be seen. Random clicking .... Eventually I try clicking on a question ...
Can't see any "New Topic" buttons here. But I can see some indication that we're somewhere in a tree (circled in red).
So I click on "Discussions".
Now I'm taken to somewhere that's called "Content" even though I was at a place before that was
supposedly called "Content" But this one looks different. It's definitely a forum of some kind, but
where actually am I? Is this "Home -> All Places" or is it "Feedback" or is it "Content" ? Why isn't
it "Discussions", because I remember clicking on "Discussions" just now. If it's a forum, what
happened to all of the old topics we used to have, "PSoC4 Architecture", etc.? Damn, I'm pretty
confused now. Well, at least there seems to be a "Start a discussion" button. Progress!
Let's try "Overview" now:
This looks basically the same as "Content". There's still a list of forum posts, and another way to
start a discussion, except now it's called "Create Discussion" and you have to type your topic into
a box before you press the button. Still no sign of topics.
Well, let's keep clicking. I wonder what "All Places" is:
Cool, I've found some topics! Kind of randomly ordered, but never mind. OK, these aren't topics,
it's just an unordered mixture of forum topics and Knowledge Base Articles. I click on "MCU":
It's not really clear where I am. Am I still in a forum or what? Let's click on PSoC4:
OK, I see I can ask a question here, but this still doesn't look much like a forum. The "Discussions and
Activity" is laid out in a way that makes it hard to read through the list of forum posts (if that's what
Really, whenever I come here, nothing seems to make a whole lot of sense. Am I in a forum that has a
topic on microcontrollers, or a place about microcontrollers that has a forum in it?
What's a place and a space and a group?
It's really not clear when you arrive at the Developer Community, that to get to the forum, you have to
click on "MCU", then "PSoC4" then "Content".
Really, I think you've tried to make this place overly complicated, and not at all consistent. When I go to
other forums, (E.G. StackOverflow, ElectronicsPoint, or even your old forum) it's immediately clear what's
going on, and where you have to go, and what you have to do.
Please, please, can yo simplify things a bit. Please, can we just have one forum, with topics and with an
obvious link to it called "Forum" or something?
Thanks for your patience