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Feedback on new mod page layout



  • I dislike the new mod page layout for a few reasons. I will try to go into detail.

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    Comments are now on a different tab and another click away. Comments are important on 5mods and there is always a lot of activity going on in the comments section, such as user feedback to mod author and other users exchanging helpful information. Putting it on another tab is kinda annoying. To make things worse, when you are on the comments tab and refresh the page to view new comments, it puts you back on the description tab. I also think that Pinned Comments are very important and contain useful information on practically every mod page. Not seeing that upon clicking the mod page is a big problem for myself and probably others.

    User mods are now advertised on the left side where the old mod description used to be. This is distracting for users who are trying to view images/text about a specific mod. Why can't you guys just put the description back where it used to be and the comments section in the middle without tabs? It was fine and people liked it. I can't even view the comments section and the mod description at the same time now. It used to be easier to view each of them back and forth and process information faster.

    You're not supposed to change something that isn't broken.

    Are you guys trying to help users discover new mods so they have longer engagement times on the site before leaving? There are better ways of doing that such as changing the Misc. page itself instead of effecting the mod page. A lot of people find mod pages from YouTube videos or other websites and treat them like a mini-forum where they constantly come back to discuss things with the author or other users. Anyway, I really don't see the logic behind this change and would like an explanation.

    Hopefully the admins/devs can come together and restore the layout. In my opinion the current layout isn't beneficial to many users at all. By the way, the home page is a mess when trying to distinguish Latest Files vs Most Downloaded mod and needs to be spaced out.



  • #BringTheFirstLayoutBack
    #ItWasTheBest



  • Agreed.
    #MakeGTA5modscomGreatAgain :D



  • @Dark0ne Please bring the old layout back.



  • Agreed
    Worst idea ever!
    1st was the best



  • @Razed said in Feedback on new mod page layout:

    You're not supposed to change something that isn't broken.

    agree to 100% it was perfect and at the moment much more uncomfortable to use and pain in the eyes



  • I personally disliked having a thin description bar where stuff couldn't be inserted, so I like this new wider central description with comments on a new tab. It makes the user glance at the description first before posting very obvious questions with two extra levels of hints (pinning, featuring) to point them in the right direction.

    So... when's Markdown coming? :)



  • I liked the new version with the display of works
    But the description is better to return to the old place



  • @administrators it's getting worse indeed :/

    true, I'm a slow donkey and not too fond on sudden changes but having the comments 'hidden' at first sight by a seperate tab, no no and dare I say no

    version control is better than before actually, I'll grant you that :)

    but having a list displayed of 'More mods in vehicles category:' where that list doesn't display the same type/brand of vehicles models ... is maybe, errr not very useful?




  • ADMIN

    Hello everyone,

    Let me start off by saying that I sought feedback for the latest change today on the forums last week in this thread: https://forums.gta5-mods.com/topic/12283/file-page-mock-up-feedback as well as on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/WX8cnfg) where the reaction was mostly positive. I appreciate that most of you will only come here to discuss changes you don't like but I did want to at least reassure you that we're talking to people/authors on 5Mods before making these changes.

    Either way, thank you for your constructive feedback now. I appreciate it far more when it's presented to me in a less...dramatic...way. I've read it all and taken it on board. Let me respond to a few of your comments and concerns.

    Comments are now on a different tab and another click away. Comments are important on 5mods and there is always a lot of activity going on in the comments section, such as user feedback to mod author and other users exchanging helpful information. Putting it on another tab is kinda annoying.

    Something I discussed in that feedback thread was an option for mod authors to default to their comment section rather than having to do the extra click to get to it -- since you don't need to see your description first thing on your own mod pages. Think that would help that issue?

    To make things worse, when you are on the comments tab and refresh the page to view new comments, it puts you back on the description tab.

    We'll get that fixed asap.

    I also think that Pinned Comments are very important and contain useful information on practically every mod page. Not seeing that upon clicking the mod page is a big problem for myself and probably others.

    As the mod author you can choose to set your pinned comment above the description/comment area or simply within the comment area. If you want it shown above the content area click the "Feature" icon next to the pin icon.

    Are you guys trying to help users discover new mods so they have longer engagement times on the site before leaving? There are better ways of doing that such as changing the Misc. page itself instead of effecting the mod page. A lot of people find mod pages from YouTube videos or other websites and treat them like a mini-forum where they constantly come back to discuss things with the author or other users. Anyway, I really don't see the logic behind this change and would like an explanation.

    A lot of people bemoaned the empty space on the left side of the file page after moving the description to a more prominent position on the site. This is our attempt to fill that space out a little while also providing more viewability of the author's other files on the site. If the author doesn't have any other files on the site we display "similar files", the algorithm of which we'll tweak over the coming weeks to improve and show more relevant files.

    By the way, the home page is a mess when trying to distinguish Latest Files vs Most Downloaded mod and needs to be spaced out.

    We haven't changed that since "the Rappo days", but we can certainly make a change if people think it's necessary.

    Thanks again. As I said a few times now, I'm on holiday in the US at the moment (the coders aren't) but I'm checking in every morning and evening to check on things.


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    i like this new design, it's genius
    i hate the last edit makes the left sidebar empty and the description small (because description is the most important part)



  • @ Dark0ne

    Something I discussed in that feedback thread was an option for mod authors to default to their comment section rather than having to do the extra click to get to it -- since you don't need to see your description first thing on your own mod pages. Think that would help that issue?

    That'd be neat, yes.

    We haven't changed that since "the Rappo days", but we can certainly make a change if people think it's necessary.

    Actually, before the previous batch of changes the displayed mods on the front page were all new uploads. Now also new updates for old uploads show. I don't really mind, but it's certainly confusing to see a 2-year old mod on the FP. I think newer original uploads deserve more exposure than old established mods. Some mods (like some of mine) are updated fairly frequently, which would basically spam the front page.

    Enjoy the holiday! It'd be nice if the developers were available for casual contact (Discord) or something, though I can understand not wanting to engage with ridiculous (amounts of) requests ;)



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    @ikt said in Feedback on new mod page layout:

    Actually, before the previous batch of changes the displayed mods on the front page were all new uploads. Now also new updates for old uploads show. I don't really mind, but it's certainly confusing to see a 2-year old mod on the FP. I think newer original uploads deserve more exposure than old established mods. Some mods (like some of mine) are updated fairly frequently, which would basically spam the front page.

    I did not know that. I think that change might have been unintentional as it obviously doesn't make sense for 2 year old files to show in the latest files section. Probably a byproduct of the multiple file upload system changing something we were unaware of.

    We'll get it fixed.

    It'd be nice if the developers were available for casual contact (Discord) or something, though I can understand not wanting to engage with ridiculous (amounts of) requests

    Verenion is currently on our Discord and one of our coders, so you can talk to him :)

    MrMason will also be on from Friday onwards when he returns from his holiday in Greece. Summer time, eh!


    We're also aware of an issue where clicking a notification where you've been mentioned on the main site doesn't take you directly to the comment where you were mentioned sometimes. We'll also get this fixed.



  • @Dark0ne ok now i have to make another account to talk to the admins and moderators, i have to go to discord, maybe its easier to stay in contact there (even i wont have too many different accounts) but because you are on the forum right now belongs to the latest files, when i am on the overview where it shows featured and latest files i always get other mods shown when i click on the latest files link, and sometimes latest files are mixed with latest version, this is confusing sometimes. thank you for recognize



  • @Dark0ne said in Feedback on new mod page layout:

    Something I discussed in that feedback thread was an option for mod authors to default to their comment section rather than having to do the extra click to get to it -- since you don't need to see your description first thing on your own mod pages. Think that would help that issue?

    Hi there. First off thank you for taking the time to respond to each of my concerns. I think your idea of defaulting to the comment section would be great but there should also be an option to have the previous comments/description layout where you can expand the description and the comments were on the bottom without any tabs.



  • my take on this.

    this is amazing i love these comments section!! really a great improvement on features of website. i love it , gives a more modern look to the website. we can tap between comments and mod discription now Problem solved :D

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    no interference in discription of a mod now that's what i mean. look below example. @V4D3R

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    i love it really don't change it back my opinion. Makes everything so much easy!



  • I have the Changes just seen. Big Compliment for this, this saves a lot of Time with scrolling. Now it's all a little more clear and user-friendly.
    although it was already not so bad before ^^ ;)



  • @TheRemy you have to make a german mod for the mainpage ;)
    like "daumen hoch""heruntergeladene dateien" and of course "sternle" instead of "stars" :laughing:



  • @TobsiCred HAHAHAHA.. Der war jetzt nicht soo schlecht!! :D



  • @Razed said in Feedback on new mod page layout:

    I think your idea of defaulting to the comment section would be great but there should also be an option to have the previous comments/description layout where you can expand the description and the comments were on the bottom without any tabs.

    I remember there a site that allowed to change the design/ the look. Put it to somewhere so everyone can see and able to change what they like. I think that would be good if you implement it
    @administrators



  • @GPlay90 I have agree with you on that one



  • There should be an option in sort by menu to sort by Size


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