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What happened to the "List" version of QRZ home page?

Discussion in 'QRZ Site Community Help Center' started by K7IN, Mar 13, 2024.

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  1. N8FM

    N8FM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I want my MTV! ...but I *really* want my list view back!
     
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  2. W3RJW

    W3RJW Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Ridiculous clutter. List view was simple and orderly.

    There must be other reasons other then lack of use. $$?
     
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  3. K2DFC

    K2DFC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    WOW didn't know I was a 1%er. :cool:

    (Just spent a good half an hour trying to find an explanation of what happened to LIST VIEW. At least now I know.)
     
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  4. N4LSJ

    N4LSJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The list view worked fine here and was infinitely more readable. The only reason a small percentage used the list view is because the thing to change it wasn't obvious.

    Sorry to be a blowhard, but BAD DECISION.

    The grid view is very difficult to read.
     
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  5. KP4SX

    KP4SX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I didn't even know there was a "list view" :confused:
     
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  6. KK4RXC

    KK4RXC XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I think more than 1% were using the list view. I really don't know how folks have been looking at this clutter.
    Not sure why there was a grid view.
    How about the admin doing a poll with a screen shot of both and see what happens. I know QRZ is not a Democracy but I think anybody that thinks this is a "Good Look"
    would prefer the list if they know it existed.
     
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  7. N4LSJ

    N4LSJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Its more of the late trend for the EN**********TION of things in general. :-(
     
  8. W7CO

    W7CO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes, list view is (or should I say "was") FAR superior to the muddled grid view. I appreciate the work the QRZ crew does, but this change was not well thought out. As others have said, I too visit the QRZ page many times a day, but this new format is confusing and not doubt will impact how often I visit to view the articles and swap meet. I also don't believe it is one of those "give it a chance, and you will grow to like it" situations. The new layout is just too busy. I'm also baffled that only 1% of the users opt for list view.
     
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  9. KY4PW

    KY4PW Ham Member QRZ Page

    It seems that a landing page default view would always get a majority of traffic.
    My bookmark is actually "recent posts".
     
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  10. W7UUU

    W7UUU Director, QRZ Forums Lifetime Member 133 QRZ HQ Staff Life Member QRZ Page

    Just as point of fact, the grid view and the list view are the same age. So it's not a "new format" in that sense. BOTH have been in place since the last site overhaul in 2016.

    Grid view was the default.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  11. KD5BVX

    KD5BVX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks for posting/asking. It's unfortunate that they made the change. Definitely very cluttered and hard to follow. I think I've developed a slight headache from just a few seconds of viewing it. The List View should be the default as it makes much more sense and was a cleaner layout (kudos to whoever designed that!). Yes, I realize each person has their preference but I can't image, if presented with an image of the two options side by side in a survey, that a majority would choose this grid view or whatever over list view. Harder to look at and use = fewer visits and less interaction, I would image. At least for some of us.

    Maybe this is why I've heard so many over the years say they bookmark specific sections of QRZ.com and never hit the homepage. If they'd known or realized they could change to list view I bet the number of List View users would have been higher. I suspect a majority of users never saw the 'list view' button and never bothered to change it. As another user said, no wonder the grid view had the most users. I would think QRZ would want users to hit the homepage but maybe not. I'm updating my bookmarks next so I can avoid it.

    In the least, the grid view definitely needs a redesign and some cleaning up. Here's hoping!
     
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  12. W7CO

    W7CO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    My apologies if I mistakenly referred to the grid layout as the "new" format. It's new to me because as soon as I discovered list layout, I set that as my preference and never looked back.

    Bob/W7CO
     
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  13. N4LSJ

    N4LSJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I just figured out what "grid" view reminds me of. It's like going into a client and having to work on their PC, and they have icons strewn all over their desktop and you have to spend five minutes looking for the one you want, only to have to ask them, "Where's your quickbooks icon?" Oh, right there.

    List view was CLEARLY superior, and if QRZ were to choose one to foist upon its users, it should have been that one instead of this random thing they've got going now.
     
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  14. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    That reminds me of this classic:


     
  15. KD5BVX

    KD5BVX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Couldn't agree more. Crossing my fingers that they either change it to list instead or do a major overhaul of the current homepage.
     
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