I had hoped the new profiles would make things easier.
Maybe it's just me, and i'll direct this question at anyone who uses the forum on a regular basis...
Do you find it easier or harder to track your replies to threads under the new profile?
Can anyone also tell me if it's possible to set the new page to show on "WP.org replies" by default?
Well done to the chaps that did the change over smoothly (i was browsing when it happened).
My 2 cents:
NOTE: This is based primarily on my usages of my own the profile page.
Design - looks better (not the greatest, but nicer for sure)
Simple - simple to use (can find things perfectly fine).
(sorry tried to find more points to put here, but i honestly couldn't think of anything else i liked other then how it looks, sorry guys).
Still not any easier to find threads.
Now have to click a link "WP.org replies" everytime i want to view threads where there have been replies (one click extra every page view does add up though), this was standard behaviour of the main profile page before.
Avatar/Gravatar size, is it really necessary for this little picture to be stretched to 150 x 150? ... this picture doesn't actually tell anyone anything about the person, so why take up so much screen space?
Heading for thread listing dates, is the date important enough to be given heading tags? (waste of screenspace imo - smaller and placed to the right would be better imo).
About me text (more of the thread tracking space taken up).
Login (had to login again - minor).
Smilies in "Interests" section text shows enlarged (150x150px) versions of smiley images (removed the one i had there).
Overall i don't mind the new page (and i'll learn to live with it), but the biggest disappointment for me was that the thread tracking has not really got much smarter in terms of keeping track of threads where i've been active. It works ok, but it's not much better (sorry if i offend anyone that's been working on it) then the old one in my personal opinion.
However i'm not interested in a "Track this thread" feature, else i've got to manage an additional list of threads "track"/"not track" ... i'd rather the thread listing be intuitive enough to monitor which threads that i've been active in and have the most recent replies (like other forums do, phpbb, vbulletin to name a few).
Divide the "About this user" type of information under one tab, and all the "Thread activity" information under another on the profile page. Have the thread tracking display by default for the logged in user, but the user information as default when any other user views that page (so if it's not your own profile page).
Hope i've not offended anyone, and i'd like to hear others thoughts on tracking threads under the new profile's page.