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Hey Exhale! 

The 20-year anniversary of BreatheHeavy is coming up in a few weeks. It's got me thinking about all the changes BH has experienced over the years, and I think it's time for another one. But, I don't want to make any big changes without chatting with you first.

I want to offer you a better user experience when connecting and engaging with one another on Exhale: following, live streams, posting news, commenting etc. 

I've been contemplating switching platforms. 

There's pros and cons to switching, but I think there is a lot of potential here.

If you want to check out a tiny preview, click here and poke around.

If you want to join this test environment, here is an invite link. You can comment, post, do whatever you want.

If you have questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer. If we like where this is headed, I'll spend a few weeks building a new site up and launch it in June. 

Visit Exhale 3.0

If you want to sign up and comment / play around click here.

Let me know in the comments what you think, if you care, if this is a good or bad step for you/Exhale. 

Love yall! 

Jordan

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Looks like it's a page that requires a lot of scrolling if each post is going to have a huge header image along with the beginning part of that "thread's" first post.

Also, the layout does not "feel" like a forum layout. It's very "busy" looking. Although, the menu on the left seems simple enough to go to another topic forum, which is easier than how it is now having to go outside of the Britney forum to access the other forums. I am not an active poster, but come here daily to mostly read up on Britney news, so this change affects all users, which should be taken into consideration, and not just the views of the active/popular members.

I don't feel a change is needed. This seems to be going backwards. How it is now is simple looking, which is what I like in a webpage. My vote is No.

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12 minutes ago, LeglessJamie said:

Mweh. Not a fan of having to scroll that much.

I like it more divided in a sumarized way with topic title and a discr. 

This looks way too much like Facebook and we all scroll past posts because there's so much. You will definitely scroll over topics too easily to my likings. It's also my pet peeve with social media. 

There's just so much content...

Appreciate the feedback. Even if you browsed the different sections (called spaces) it’s still too confusing? 

You can sort news by popularity, latest, etc. maybe that will help? 

So if something is popular, I doubt you’d miss it cause it will show up first at the top!

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4 minutes ago, Frankie8 said:

Looks like it's a page that requires a lot of scrolling if each post is going to have a huge header image along with the beginning part of that "thread's" first post.

Also, the layout does not "feel" like a forum layout. It's very "busy" looking. Although, the menu on the left seems simple enough to go to another topic forum, which is easier than how it is now having to go outside of the Britney forum to access the other forums. I am not an active poster, but come here daily to mostly read up on Britney news, so this change affects all users, which should be taken into consideration, and not just the views of the active/popular members.

I don't feel a change is needed. This seems to be going backwards. How it is now is simple looking, which is what I like in a webpage. My vote is No.

You’re right that it’s less forum feeling and more social media like. That is intentional. But I hear you. I actually think the current Exhale is way more busy looking but maybe I’ve just seen this too long lolol.

I can look into a way to see if there’s an option to make scrolling to a minimum.

with this new set up, you could still browse only Britney news by the way!

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I have to say, I would propably not use that :boredashell_pink_britney_hmm_blink_well_umm:

I mainly check this site for Britney news and those are almost non-existant so if a new Exhale like that would take place, I'd propably just not visit it.

I like this version a lot. It's familiar to me and I know how to use it. I don't want to learn a new way of browsing. 

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On one hand I LOVE the simplicity and clean layout, but I think it needs a bit more color. It would be awesome if the site design/aesthetics could match Britney eras, with matching design elements throughout. It could also work better if it was a little more condensed so less scrolling? The main thing that would have me frequent the site more is the ads, if there is a better less intrusive way to generate revenue to keep the site ticking over that would be great.

Lastly, 20 fkn years! Congratulations Jordan, and thank you for giving us oddballs a place to congregate the last couple decades :wink_britney_everytime_white:

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i joined but i like the format we have now Jordan

well, this is better than the last platform a few years ago...that one was real bad. the new one is ok, but sort of like too much can be lost/too distracting.

this one we have now is iconic and im not sure why it should be changed...ofc i would try to get used to it, but might visit less. maybe.

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