Rockin' Amazing things we love about the new forum architecture


BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
13 Years
Aug 17, 2008
Larry, KS
My Coop
My Coop
We need to take a step back and revel in the GOOD things about this change, because focusing on those glorious additions will help us move forward into this ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY improvement (the old BYC was about to irretrievably collapse) as well as help others find the tools and shortcuts we discover and adore. I won't point out that I love being able to change font size and color easily.
(OK, I pointed it out.)

I'll start:

My new favorite way to navigate when I first log on is to:

  • Hover over the 'Forum' brown tab at the top and click 'I've Posted.'
  • Then I go to the first thread I want to continue a conversation in.

Here's the kicker: I can post on the thread and then hit my browser's 'Back' button and I go right back to the page that shows all of the threads I've posted in!! It used to take a bunch of clicks!! I'm LOVING this!!

As you folks tell me what you love, I'll move them up to the top of this post to have a running thread we can all refer to- it'll give us a lot to learn that is fun and positive.
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The Chicken Lady

Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Apr 21, 2008
West Michigan
I am a big fan of the "multi-quote" feature. I used to have to pull off some tabbed-browsing and BBCode gymnastics to get the same effect. Soooo much easier now!


Got The Blues
14 Years
Nov 22, 2007
My Coop
My Coop
Theres so much neat stuff here now, Im spending a lot more time here. I can honestly say I dont miss the previous BYC one bit.


8 Years
Mar 14, 2011
New England
I am enjoying the challenge of the conversion. I feel like it's a fun thing to try to memorize every in and out of the new system.

When was the last time some of us have challenged ourselves to learn something new? It can be frustrating at first, but if you approach it like a game and celebrate your small victories (like adding photos or changing font size) then you'll be in a better mindset!


11 Years
Apr 13, 2011
Fox Valley, IL
My Coop
My Coop
Here's one of my favorites. Clicking the "I've Posted" link gives a page showing threads in which you've posted, and you can see which ones have new posts since yours. It's a really easy way to track all the active discussions in which you are participating; a big and efficient time saver.

The "unanswered" is also nice. You can spot threads that no one has answered, to make sure the OP doesn't get ignored.


chickens? not yet

8 Years
Jun 21, 2011
Kingman, AZ.
I love that I can post pictures now! Like you guys love that my posts are so easy to find. I find it easier to find different threads, love the spell check! I am old & don't do well with change but really enjoying this change! Still the best of all is all the great info. on here!!

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