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Hi everyone – Thank you for all the great conversations and we hope you’re finding these update posts useful. We wanted to make sure to keep everyone in the loop on the forum improvements we’re making based on your feedback. Here’s our list for Thursday, March 5:

Recently updated:

- Darkened font color for improved readability

- Latest update badges added

- Added desktop page numbering to the top of the thread 

- Added pinned post icons

- Reduced post title size on mobile to save space

- Reduced post width for an easier read

- Added visited forum link color to thread listing 

- Added the date the thread was created to thread listing

- Removed reCAPTCHA for regular users 

- Added 10 minutes restriction between creating threads (not applicable to regular users)

- Added 90 second time restriction between posts (not applicable to regular users)

- Added old Emojis back

Updates coming soon:

- Adding a dislike button

- Integrating gifs  

- Adding the ability to edit post/thread within the first 5 minutes of posting

- Adding in a search function 

We hope that you'll continue to work with us as we go through this enhancement process so we can provide our users with the best possible sports betting forum.

If anyone has any questions that haven't been answered in our previous posts or comments, please feel free to private message us or email us at support@coversmedia.com and we'll be happy to answer them for you.

Happy sports betting and stay tuned for our next update post.

- Covers Team

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Posted: #2

New forum is horrible. Hard to read and everyone is complaining about it.

 
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There’s nothing wrong with the new forum, Covers, the only problem I have is all the boner receptacles complaining about it!  They will get used to it and stop crying just like they did when the website format changed.  Thanks for upgrading! 

 
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Hello TriStar,


We appreciate the feedback. Many users have mentioned the readability as something they would like to see improved and we have been working to address those concerns. If you have any specific examples of what you find hard to read we would love to hear them.

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Posted: #5

The forum better

 
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Posted: #6

Seriously the forum is not different.  Stop crying about emoticons which you still have...

 
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Posted: #7

Only fair to state after complaining originally is that the safari experience on IPad is 100% better faster than the old site now.

 

Thanks

 
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Quote Originally Posted by Billieve1:

Only fair to state after complaining originally is that the safari experience on IPad is 100% better faster than the old site now.   Thanks

Hi Billieve1,

Thanks for your feedback there. We made a few changes to forum experience on tablets, so you should see improved navigation now.

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Posted: #9

Why can’t you just leave the old option to as well?????? Obviously not many like the new set up. For the matchup’s or the forum!!!

 

its awful guys

 not nearly as good

 
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Hi Hollywood07,

We are not able to keep two forum layouts moving forward but are working to improve the current version with the continued feedback. If there is anything you would like to see included please let us know.

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Posted: #11

This new forum is terrible.

 
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Posted: #12

How many lost users will it take to switch back? A question you guys should take serious. 

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Hi Monkeymark5,

While the old forums will not be returning, we are committed to continuing to tweak and improve the current forums. If you have any suggestions for how the new version can be improved we would love to hear it.

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Posted: #14

I am new here but I do have a suggestion based on my experiences at other forums. The number of threads you show on one page is only 25. Most forums show 50-100 per page which makes it less annoying by needing to continually click next page to see more.

 
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Hi SportsIntuition,

New or old we appreciate the feedback. I have added the recommendation for our Dev team to consider moving forward. If you have anything else you would like to see please let us know.

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sitting on toilet emoticon 

 
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Posted: #17

Quote Originally Posted by Covers-Team:

Hi SportsIntuition,New or old we appreciate the feedback. I have added the recommendation for our Dev team to consider moving forward. If you have anything else you would like to see please let us know. C-T


Thank you.

Why are people like ZackofallPicks and SwoopyPicks allowed to post here when they are touts? And why would you allow someone like Straightbets to post here too when he is nothing but a loud mouth distraction who is misleading so many innocent people? This baffles me me to be honest.

 
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Quote Originally Posted by SportsIntuition:

Quote Originally Posted by Covers-Team:

Hi SportsIntuition,New or old we appreciate the feedback. I have added the recommendation for our Dev team to consider moving forward. If you have anything else you would like to see please let us know. C-T
Thank you. Why are people like ZackofallPicks and SwoopyPicks allowed to post here when they are touts? And why would you allow someone like Straightbets to post here too when he is nothing but a loud mouth distraction who is misleading so many innocent people? This baffles me me to be honest.

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Posted: #19

Gotta get used to it but it’s ok

 
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Posted: #20

Lol "enhanced?" 

Horrible.

 
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Posted: #21

Hate the new format. Awful on iPhones. I can see like two threads without scrolling. Could see 25 before in the old format. 

 
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Posted: #22

I’ve been here for a long time. If you guys can’t figure this out.... You guys are going to really feel the loss.
 
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Hi NYBartender,

We are working to enhance the forums and include as many of the features users would like to see restored from the old layout in addition to adding things that were/are missing. If you have anything you would like to include in this we would love to hear it.


Hi jmpkcp44,

I will quote Covers-Sam as he explained in much better detail why you cannot see as many threads as before. If you have any additional feedback please let us know.

Quote Originally Posted by Covers-Sam:

The reason you can see more threads and posts on mobile on the old forum is because the forum layout is not responsive so all it does is loading the desktop view on mobile. We are bound by accessibility and mobile design guidelines imposed by Google to make sure the font is not smaller than a certain size, there is enough spacing between rows, clickable items are not too close to each other, users should not require to zoom in and out to be able to read and interact with the page and many more requirements and all this applies to devices with different sizes as well.  We have removed a lot of whitespaces (as much as the guidelines allow) so that we can fit more content on the page and unfortunately there isn't much more we can do here. The above is not an excuse, I am trying my best to explain why some of these decisions have been made.


Hi masterkush,

Our IT teams are working diligently to improve the experience our users have in the forums and welcome and feedback for how we can continue to do so. If you have anything to add we would love to hear it.

 

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I cant stand the forum section. It takes me 5x the amt of time to scroll through and look for certain posters. So much more posts on 1 page . I always reverted back to old way even when new way was out. Takes way too long to look for posters.  I could just visually scroll down looking for names or I could based off of view count. Cant do that now. It requires a 1 by 1. Please fix

 
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Hi CrusCrnshw,

I will point you to the above quote from Covers-Sam regarding the change in the number of viewable threads. Unfortunately, we are somewhat hamstrung regarding this particular issue but will continue to look at ways to address this concern. If there is anything else you would like to see please let us know.

C-T

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