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I hate it.  It is an inefficient use of space and forces scrolling.  I used to be able to see pretty much all the open questions in my selected topic at one time.  Now I can see 1.5.  At least half of the space allocated to each question is dead and could be eliminated.  It is hard to identify which questions have no response making it impossible to prioritize my time.
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Keep in mind too that it's different view points; Pat is looking to answer questions and may want to use:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/answer.jsp

instead of the topic browser.

Jim.
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Brian Matis2017-05-02 09:52 AMID: 2002939
Great point, Jim! When focused on answering questions, that page is great! Was designed precisely with that in mind. Even which columns appear are configurable per user, so everyone can personalize it to suit their needs.
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@Brian, that does help.  What I hate is the lack of a solid topics tree.

We have so many topics and sub-topics finding them in the topics page is a pain.

I mean I like having the little readable 'cards' format to give them with more detail and all, but you can only fit 20 topics on a page and it's alphabetical so you have to guess how many topics down one that interests you is, or search, but I would prefer to see a topics tree to the left of this that showed all the topics in a hierarchical interpretation.

so you might have something like this:

├ Hardware [ - ]
│  ├ Desktop [ + ]
│  ├ Mainframes [ + ]
│  ├ Network [ - ]
│  │  ├ By Type [ - ]
│  │  │  ├ Bridges [ + ]
│  │  │  ├ Firewalls [ + ]
│  │  │  ├ Routers [ + ]
│  │  │  ├ Switches [ + ]
│  │  │  ├ WAPs [ + ]
│  │  └ By Vendor [ + ]
│  ├ SAN [ + ]
│  └ Server [ + ]

├ Applications [ - ]
│  ├ Client Applications [ + ]
│  └ Server Applications [ + ]

├ Development and Scripting [ + ]

├ Operating Systems [ - ]
│  ├ Android [ + ]
│  ├ Linux [ + ]
│  ├ Sun [ + ]
│  ├ Symbian [ + ]
│  └ Windows and DOS [ - ]
│     ├ DOS [ + ]
│     ├ Windows Compact / Embeded Edition [ + ]
│     ├ Windows Desktop [ - ]
│     │  ├ Windows 1.x
│     │  ├ Windows 2.x
│     │  ├ Windows Workstation NT4
│     │  ├ Windows 95(A)(B)(C)
│     │  ├ Windows 98(SE)(ME)
│     │  ├ Windows 2000
│     │  ├ Windows XP
│     │  ├ Windows Vista
│     │  ├ Windows 7
│     │  ├ Windows 8(.1)
│     │  └ Windows 10
│     └ Windows Server [ - ]
│        ├ Windows Server NT4
│        ├ Windows Server 2000
│        ├ Windows Server 2003(R2)
│        ├ Windows Server 2008(R2)
│        ├ Windows Server 2012(R2)
│        └ Windows Server 2016[/code]
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PatHartman2017-05-02 02:39 PMID: 2002972
I only look at Access questions.  Occasionally I look at other database questions.

The comments count should be at the right margin so that it is not embedded in the blob of text which makes it harder to see.
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Merete2017-05-02 09:03 PMID: 2003016
I just noticed this as well, seems when I open my Followed Topics  select one zone, all I see now is solved questions.
What happened to the open questions?
What was the reasoning behind all these modifications.
I hate all these changes they make no sense, I want to give up on EE it's lost the core I have no desire to help folks find solutions anymore.
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PatHartman2017-05-02 09:23 PMID: 2003017
I remember fondly the days when we didn't change things if they weren't broken.
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