Game in Progress page update

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Test0ri
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Re: Game in Progress page update

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Another downgrade in usability for desktop users until none are left.
KenFin1
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Test0ri wrote: 10 February 2024, 14:22 Another downgrade in usability for desktop users until none are left.
It's even worse on mobile believe me. This change benefits no one that I can see.
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Sam7000
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Re: Game in Progress page update

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The new page design does not make the original design better, it makes it much worse. More clutter, more irrelevant icons and info on the page.
You broke what was perfectly fine.
In the new page there are too many issues to mention, but I give one here. To see whose turn it is in a game, in the original page design you could immediately tell by the hourglass icon next to the name of a player. Now, you have to read additional lines to find that out. Ridiculous. A change for the worse. Sorry, but I'm disgusted at the new design.
Banasioczka
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I love to watch games of expirienced players. Previously I was able to find games by players ranking/titles. In current state when players ranking is missing, it is impossible :cry: Please add players ranking/titles on view of table details in table lobby (started games) .
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cigma
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Re: Game in Progress page update

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cigma wrote: 08 February 2024, 20:11 Suggestion/bug reports on this topic:

"Current tables" menu new look https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113792

I want the list of "games in progress" to go back to the previous one https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113847

"hourglass" animation is missing in the new design of my table games overview https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113957

Game in progress page update: Add information on player experience https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113998
And a new one:
Number of games ( live and turn based) played on bga missing https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=114366

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BeaRobear
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Re: Game in Progress page update

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Zozoken wrote: 10 February 2024, 03:32
BeaRobear wrote: 09 February 2024, 23:13 I can't figure out how to watch games being currently played at all now. No list of games shows up anywhere on that page for me. Just the Play, Arena and Tournament sections. Tried reading through this post and nothing here is helpful. Can't see any games actually being played unless I go to the lobby and follow them in now. :(
If you go to the page for the specific game and look at the rightmost tab (the section that says "Latest Update", "ELO Ranking", and shows a table / pictures of the game), the first tab with the "table symbol" has a small hyperlink at the bottom that says "Watch a game in progress (### games)". If you click that, you'll see the active tables. However, it's in the Games In Progress style view, so you won't see player elo from there. The pages are listed in batches of 20 games per page and there are small arrows to navigate pages. If you thought the Games In Progress page looked strange, just wait until you find the active tables page!

You can also find it by going directly to the url https://boardgamearena.com/gametables?game=### substituting the ### for the game name or game number. For example game=1 or game=carcassonne will show all active tables for Carcassonne.
This at least works for a specific game you select but requires a lot of clicks from page to page or back to select the specific game. The general list was SOOOOOO much easier and I could choose from multiple games from just that to check out.
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Buddhanature
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Re: Game in Progress page update

Post by Buddhanature »

cigma wrote: 12 February 2024, 17:12
cigma wrote: 08 February 2024, 20:11 Suggestion/bug reports on this topic:

"Current tables" menu new look https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113792

I want the list of "games in progress" to go back to the previous one https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113847

"hourglass" animation is missing in the new design of my table games overview https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113957

Game in progress page update: Add information on player experience https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=113998
And a new one:
Number of games ( live and turn based) played on bga missing https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=114366

Please vote for those which you want to support!
Upvoted all of these. Thanks for taking the time to report them!
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Buddhanature
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Re: Game in Progress page update

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Banasioczka wrote: 11 February 2024, 21:58 I love to watch games of expirienced players. Previously I was able to find games by players ranking/titles. In current state when players ranking is missing, it is impossible :cry: Please add players ranking/titles on view of table details in table lobby (started games) .
Adding my voice to the chorus of players who want the old displays back!
I also like watching experienced players and can no longer see who is who in the lists of current games.
PLUS all the other reasons everyone else has cited. Please at least give us a way to get to the old version!
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miklomike
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It seems to be their status quo, another change that is worse than it was before, followed by silence. I'm not sure why they insist on making the site harder and more time consuming to navigate, meaning less time actually spent playing the games we want to be playing.
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Wickedestjr
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Re: Game in Progress page update

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Man, I miss the old display. Agree that it was really nice to see the list of all games with number of turn-based/live games currently ongoing.
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