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Re: For Problems Or Broken Things With The Recent BuddyPress.Org Redesign

Reading around here again this morning, and checking our own site design again as regards BuddyPress use, I find the whole thing is an incoherent torrent of information – and that’s for we who are developing sites!

Our test users are clueless as to what’s going on unless most of BP is ripped out or renamed, and everything laid out in simple, logical terms. Frankly, WE need the same. Smart design makes for ease of use, not stuff all over the place because the designers have butterfly minds and want to show what pretty kaleidoscopes they’ve built.

It’s worth the BP devs and admins considering that in the end the tools they’re creating are for ordinary people to use, not people who’s brains are wired differently through years of programming, forum use, etc. To paraphrase an ancient Chinese saying, “The wise love simplicity, but fools tie themselves up”.

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