Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South of France
You do a great job with the site, however there are a few suggestions that I'd like to offer that would improve things:
1. YouTube videos insist on trying to display as a flash embedded object.
This is what you currently embed, as an example:
<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/m-De_paC4hM" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="525" width="660">
As none of my devices or desktops are allowed to have Flash within a country mile of them, all I ever is is a black area for the video, with "A plugin is required to display this content". This is for Android devices and for Firefox/Chrome/et al under Linux. If I want to actually view a video, I have to inspect the object, dig out the reference code, and feed that as a search item into a youtube page, to play it. All a bit of a hassle.
What would be really nice would be: (a) don't default to Flash. Use the newer HTML5 embed instead and (b) provide a link above or below the video, so people can copy/paste or access it directly if need be (for example on Android to play using the dedicated YouTube application). I can't think of any device these days that should default to Flash to play videos.
2. When you do a search, it would be nice if the search results showed a text entry box, above the results, showing your original search terms. Quite often one wants to refine the search, so this would be nice rather than having to re-type in the search terms.
3. It would be really nice if the "Recent Discussions" link to the right defaulted to showing the last page for the discussion, instead of the first page. At present it is of limited use, because typically you just want to catch up with the latest comments.
Other than those few comments, a nice clean site. Thank you.