Continuation of "Need to improve navigation to and within groups."
I've tried to post this twice as a comment on my other post since the full post was too long, but it vanished both times. So I'm going to try this way, partially as a test to see if the vanishing comment problem rife in the groups is due to the comments being actively removed or a bug in the website. If it is the first, this post should be removed also. If it is the second, it should remain.
The next item that I would like to see improved is to eliminate the three pages that are basically the same for viewing lists of posts without removing the best of each.
As stated above (in my previous post), when I first click on a group name, I get the five most recent questions with the first couple of lines of each:
This is great because what is displayed is usually enough to let me see if it is a question I can or want to try answering. But it is only five questions which is not very many.
At the bottom is a View All link. Clicking that actually brings me to the real group page:
Now I get ten posts, which is not Viewing All as claimed and I lose that short summary. At the bottom is another All Discussions link. Clicking on does finally allow one to View All but removes all the other features of the group and still does not have the initial lines of the posts to allow one to see that they are about.
Why not have the initial click on the group name bring me to a combination of all three pages which would be the actual group page, have summaries of the questions, and have the links for jumping between pages like this:
This still needs some efficient way to move from one question to the next. At a minimum the back button should work properly. This would be greatly preferable to the current need to start at the home page, click five times and scroll to the bottom of pages a couple of times to get to that final All Discussions page, before being able to work efficiently.
I guess I could just set a browser bookmark for these Discussion pages for each of the groups I am interested and just bypass everything else in the community but that seems to avoid the entire point of this being a community.