Hello. There are ruddy millions quite a few threads in Site Stuff at the mo about changes/glitches/weirdy stuff related to the release of our new Navigation Bar (the big blue bar at the top of the page that helps you find all the various bits of Mumsnet).
So, for clarity's (and sanity's) sake, we're starting this thread to keep everything in one place - and have just one thread where you tell us what's not working for you and where we update you on what we've fixed/are fixing etc etc.
A couple of quick answers/updates for you right now:
* The PM Inbox flag/blog/"you've got a PM" icon is now back. Apols for having inadvertently made it disappear.
* The jumpiness/flickiness of the Nav Bar in general: we're working on sorting this now - and hope to have a fix released by tomorrow.
* MyMumsnet: this will reappear on the Nav Bar at some point in the next three days or so. In the meantime, you can find MyMumsnet here.
* Keep me logged in. We're looking into this - and will update you soon.
Any more Qs/probs/moans/peans of praise (hopeful), do please post them here.
I could swear that I'm getting the drop downs flashing up even when my mouse hasn't been (that) near. Particularly common is the 'offers' one that doesn't seem to have a home so hovers underneath 'pregnancy' and around 'talk' of 'Mumsnet talk' - why is this one here and how are you meant to find it if you don't know that it is there (apart from when you hit 'threads I am on and it decides to pop up anyway). At least the pop downs are going away again quickly now - but having clickable ones would be preferable.
Yes, we're very very very very very aware that the drop-downs are very easy to activate by accident. That's one of the things we're working on sorting right now. Please bear with us.
The "talk" use to drop down and you could click on threads I'm on from the homepage, this is something I miss from the old site. I also don't like that for the very last drop down menu, I had to work out remember how to scroll left and right so I could actually click on the topic.
I do not like the spaghetti dog either. At least use a dog that doesn't look like a Mexican Hairless with fur. I like the idea of people submitting photos, we could all vote on which ones we liked best.
I don't normally comment on site stuff (I just have Talk bookmarked so don't normally see things - just go straight there) but I went looking for the 'gurning pictures' and they nearly put me off my lunch.
Sorry. Twee. Ghastly. Yuk. <shiver>
Wish I hadn't gone looking now - can't unsee them!
My previous post on a different thread: No visual indicator that you have new messages, until you hover (painfully) over the icon? I am staggered that MN could find a way to make the PM system worse than it already was, but - congratulations, you have.
I'm doing some user-centred design at work at the moment so this is really riling me, but can MN please (a) reverse this change and (b) consider putting a user group together in order to validate changes before they are shoved into live?
For MNers who do a lot of PMing in support of shared initiatives like Woolly Hugs (clue: a different persona from regular users) this change adds a significant overhead to managing the projects.
Rather than just try and address the individual concerns of the new look, could MN look at the way it engages with its users?