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Forum topic by TheDane posted 08-24-2011 08:43 PM 1200 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheDane

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08-24-2011 08:43 PM

Just noticed that the ’Videos’ tab is missing from the row of tabs at the top of the page.

What’s the deal?

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"


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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 02:30 AM

It get replaced with classes?

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 02:39 AM

That would appear to be the case. Bad MoJo!

—Gerry

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 02:48 AM

I really hope it’s just a work-in-progress. If Classes Tab replaced Videos Tab that really sucks. Seems like videos would have more traffic than classes, especially since there will be far more new videos being posted than new classes.

PS. The class tab is a great addition to LJs. Very good idea. Just hope we get our video tab back….

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 04:18 AM

Agree with dakremer…..video tab is the first stop I make every evening before bed…...not sure if I’ll be able to sleep tonite!!!

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#5 posted 08-25-2011 05:11 AM

I am curious to know what happened too.

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#6 posted 08-25-2011 05:30 AM

Maybe the just ran out of tabs and had to order more from the tab store.

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Martin Sojka

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#7 posted 08-25-2011 01:10 PM

Yes, it was replaced by classes tab. The link is still in the footer. We’re thinking about one additional tab added to the top navigation called “More” that would work like a drop down with all other links. There is only so much room at the top…

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#8 posted 08-25-2011 02:46 PM

Actually, it looks like there is just enough room for another tab. (Nobody reads footers)

Yeah, this is kind of a bummer. I doubt I’ll continue posting my videos on LJ any more. Impossible to find. It’s kind of funny that as the entire world is craving multimedia content, LJ is taking a step backward.

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#9 posted 08-25-2011 02:56 PM

A couple other suggestions:

1. The red “NEW” in classes takes up space. Eliminate that and gain some real estate.
2. Eliminate JOCKS tab. Cute, but I would love to see how many clicks it gets.
3. Surely LJ uses Google Analytics and can see click-trough patterns. My guess is that PROJECTS, VIDEOS and FORUMS are the most common tabs clicked.

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#10 posted 08-25-2011 02:59 PM

Throw Shops to the footer and bring back Videos. That would seem to be my least used tab. Just a suggestion.

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TheDane

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#11 posted 08-25-2011 03:04 PM

FWIW … losing Steve’s videos would be a net loss for the entire LJ community.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 08-25-2011 05:31 PM

I agree, Videos in the footer is to hard to find, I had to search for a while before I saw it. Bring it back in the tabs. Especially if your new to the site, you wouldn’t know it was there unless told. I think allot of people like to watch the videos for the entertainment value, like if some one hears a saw going at the neighbors garage, all the men’s ears in the neighborhood perk up and want to check it out.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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dakremer

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#13 posted 08-26-2011 01:52 AM

New videos get added daily usually. New classes are gonna get added weekly, maybe monthly?? I would assume you’d want the tab with the most content and most frequently visited more visible. If making a “more” tab – keep the videos as it’s own tab and put the Classes in the More tab.

Again, I think the Classes section is a really great idea and a really great addition to lumberjacks. However I think you went one step forward and two steps backwards!

Thanks for all ur hard work, Martin!!

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rance

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#14 posted 08-26-2011 02:56 AM

I agree, don’t throw the ’Video’ tab under the bus. Heck, I’d be willing to forfeit the Contest tab too.

Better yet, why not have two rows of tabs?

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 08-26-2011 05:03 AM

I’d rather hide the Shops and Jocks tabs and have the Videos at the top as I’m sure they get more use. PLEASE

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