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Do we need the drop down menu at the upper right corner to link to all other communities?

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Isn't the arrow a the upper right corner linking all other communities as a drop down menu superfluous, when we can just scroll down where all the other communities are listed?

At least, please add an option to let us hide the arrow?

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I have no particular objections to having an option for hiding the arrow (not that it's one I'll be using), but I do find that menu really useful, so would rather it not get deleted altogether for everyone Mithrandir24601‭ 3 months ago

That arrow is incredibly useful. It takes up only a tiny drop of space (since it has not text, just an icon) and avoids having to scroll down to navigate to other communities. Is it superfluous - Yes. But that is (for better or worse) the nature of modern user interfaces - e.g., to print in a typical application you will have a menu selection (File->Print), a printer icon and Control-P - and sometimes a Print button inside a web page or other application as well - all to do the same thing. manassehkatz‭ 3 months ago

Maybe it would be a good idea to have the possibility to customize it so that only the communities you are interested in appear? Lundin‭ 3 months ago

@Lundin, and similarly the dashboard. Peter Taylor‭ 3 months ago

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We added that drop-down menu in response to requests from community members. Yes there's a link in the footer (and that has been brought up before), but many feel that we need something a little more prominent. A widget in the header also helps with discovery; people who visit a Codidact community but aren't all that invested yet might not scroll all the way to the bottom of the main question list, but they might click that widget. (Yeah, I'm speaking speculatively because I don't have analytics data to back this up, only anecdotal observations.)

The widget is helpful and doesn't use a lot of space (even on a phone). We'd need a stronger argument to consider changing its placement.

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I would argue that it's the list in the footer that's superfluous, and breaking that symmetry might be one minimum hurdle for an argument to cross. Peter Taylor‭ 3 months ago

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Yes, I do find it helpful although at the bottom you also have the same information. Since in some communities I am suspended or banned at least then I can go to others, like I have done now.

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You are posting poor quality post everywhere... That's the reason of banning you.. Istiak‭ 1 day ago

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