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#2701
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Pickysaurus sent me here  , saying:

 
 
 
"If you are able to provide constructive feedback on what you feel could be improved, we're happy to hear it."
 
 
 
Well, do you want my opinion? I think the very first thing that catches your eye is the site search engine . To be honest, how it works, it raises big doubts about its usefulness. In my opinion, the Google search engine is doing much better, and it finds the material that is not able to find your site on its own. And yes, I'm only talking about the Nexus site  .
 
 
 
I believe that a person who is not familiar with technical sites and forums that are solely for reporting bugs will never figure out how to navigate your site on their own. The interface is not intuitive, confusing, and easy to get lost in.
 
 
 
Here's an example:
 
 
 
You go to the page of the mod, which can supposedly be useful to you. What do you want to see in front of you first?
 
 
 
1) A short but clear description of the mod.
 
2) You immediately want to see what's in place, on the same page you can download it.
 
3) If suddenly, you need a full description of the characteristics of the mod, you would also like to be able to expand / collapse it.
 
 
 
All this together, should be on the same page, not scattered over different tabs. For some, this may not be obvious, or it may not be convenient.
 
 
 
In particular, please note that some modders may post a video that introduces your mod, showing its capabilities, how it works. The video shouldn't be hidden somewhere in the tabs, it's the face of your mod.
 
 
 
Now let's go back a little . Let's take a look at the face of your site as a whole. Does anyone see the  File Directory ? Me not. I would like to see a complete and structured site tree in front of me, so that I can see not only the games themselves, but also their sections. So that you can freely and simply navigate the site. And when you go somewhere, you always have the opportunity to return to the main page. Yes, I know, you can just click on your brand icon on the top left, but I don't think this is at all obvious.

 

Machine translation of the previous post. 

 

I will agree with you that the site search is lacking, it's something we're working on, but we obviously have an enormous database so designing an effective and scalable search is a challenge. 

 

Without sounding condescending, perhaps the reason you have problems navigating the site is because it's in English? I'd imagine machine translations Russian => English are as hit and miss and the reverse. 

 

You can actually download the main mod file from the description page with the download button on the right above the images. However, there's definitely value in the users reading the description of the file they're about to download. A lot of mods (even for Bethesda titles) aren't "plug and play" and require the information provided by the author to prevent missteps. 

 

Regarding the home screen. We've got some new designs in the works, but I would still say for most users, they'll want to chose the game(s) they are interested in before seeing the mods. Which is why the games list has priority. Nexus Mods isn't just a "File directory" remember, we're a modding community :) 

 

Regarding navigation, clicking the brand logo to return to the home page has been a fairly standard web practice for many years (at least on the site I've visited), is that not the case in your experience? 



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"perhaps the reason you have problems navigating the site is because it's in English?"

 

Нет. Ваш сайт скрывает большинство материала по моему запросу, даже если он на самом деле есть на сайте. Такое ощущение, что он просто скрыт от пользователей. Но тогда зачем имеется возможность его скачать, просмотреть и т.д.? Почти всегда, то что я ищу, нахожу с помощью индексации текста во вкладке Forum. То есть, даже не по описанию или названию самого мода. Это как минимум странно, по крайней мере для меня.

 

"You can actually download the main mod file from the description page with the download button on the right above the images."

 

Честно, я даже не заметил эту кнопку, пока вы не написали об этом. Быть может потому, что она должна быть после описания, в конце? К тому же, я считаю неправильно предлагать пользователю скачать то, что быть может ему не надо. То есть, когда он прочитает описание, то чисто автоматически спустится вниз, чтобы попытаться скачать материал. Но там, этой возможности нет.

 

"However, there's definitely value in the users reading the description of the file they're about to download."

 

Я согласен. Но разве плохо сначала кратко описать суть материала, а затем дать возможность чуть ниже развернуть Полное описание? Обычно это делается для того, чтобы пользователь понимал, что двигается в правильном направлении, чтобы его не заставляли читать кучу текста. Он зашёл просто взглянуть, интересно ему или нет и встречает стену текста, которая никого не обрадует.

 

"We've got some new designs in the works, but I would still say for most users, they'll want to chose the game(s) they are interested in before seeing the mods. Which is why the games list has priority."

 

Так об этом и речь. На сайте должна быть не только визуальная часть. Дерево сайта, может сыграть большую роль не только в навигации, но и понимания какие игры есть у вас на сайте. Когда заходишь, видишь только блок приветствия, из-за этого всё что находится ниже, мозг отказывается воспринимать. А ниже у вас как раз находится каталог игр. Хотя я не могу воспринимать это как каталог, сколько бы не пытался. Оформлено не верно.

 

"Regarding navigation, clicking the brand logo to return to the home page has been a fairly standard web practice for many years (at least on the site I've visited), is that not the case in your experience?"

 

Да, так делают на всех сайтах. Но это больше сделано не как практическая часть сайта, а чтобы сам логотип сделать хоть как-то функциональным. На самом деле, всегда делают большую кнопку "На главную" или "Главная". Так, чтобы она была самой заметной частью сайта. И как правило, эта большая кнопка является частью интерфейса навигации.


Edited by KostyaEfimenko, 16 November 2020 - 02:09 AM.


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Thanks for Nexus first of all. I have an ideal on the pop up adds that only makes since to me and it would be better for everyone. Simply move the mod scroll to the far left and that would open space for 2 or 3 adds if you want. Nothing would be blocked so no reason to wait untill you can skip add. Just let them roll. Once again thanks as you as important and valuable as the mod authors.



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Just curious.  What exactly does the numbers mean in a forum link?

https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?c=502,93,96


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Just curious.  What exactly does the numbers mean in a forum link?

https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?c=502,93,96

 

c = Category and that's followed by category IDs. 



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Just curious.  What exactly does the numbers mean in a forum link?

https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?c=502,93,96

 

c = Category and that's followed by category IDs.

I see.  Although, this is the first time I notice a link that has numbers.



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Hmm found an odd bug when using the linking tool in image share section of the Skyrim (like others as well) after submitting a post it will place a ? next to the url link when it wasn't in the post itself on initial posting. It will only appear after the post was submitted. I have been going back and removing the ? from the most it was added to.



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Hmm found an odd bug when using the linking tool in image share section of the Skyrim (like others as well) after submitting a post it will place a ? next to the url link when it wasn't in the post itself on initial posting. It will only appear after the post was submitted. I have been going back and removing the ? from the most it was added to.

This also happens when I post something in Nexus Mods comments page and read the post on the forums side.  A black question mark within a white diamond will appear after every punctuation mark.  This only started to happen when the option to post on a mod's comment page from the forum side was removed.



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Do you guys use non-Engish keyboards? I'm fairly sure some symbols (such as the German upside-down quotation marks) aren't supported by the current character encoding used by the forums. 

 

The character is the forum saying "I have no idea what that symbol is, so here's an error character.". 

 

I think this may also happen with Mac OS devices as a result of the keyboard using "smart quotes" which you can turn off in the keyboard settings.



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Do you guys use non-Engish keyboards? I'm fairly sure some symbols (such as the German upside-down quotation marks) aren't supported by the current character encoding used by the forums. 

 

The character is the forum saying "I have no idea what that symbol is, so here's an error character.". 

 

I think this may also happen with Mac OS devices as a result of the keyboard using "smart quotes" which you can turn off in the keyboard settings.

No, I am using the same English keyboard that I have used since I became a member.  This only started when I could no longer post in mod comments from the forum site.

 

I have always followed what I post by using "My Content".  Now I cannot answer any post made in a mod comment that I have using "My Content". I have to lookup the post in the mod page and make a reply there. 

 

And it only appears in the mod comments that are read in the forums. 






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