Wait, wait, hold the phone. Is letsrun.com complaining about website usability? Oh the irony.
It's not ironic at all. We've been criticized by many for not doing a) graphics and or b) big redesign. We've never done it for one simple reason - we think our simple design is incredibly easy to use. The usability of our design is top notch. It's not pretty and designers/programmers don't like it as they can't charge an arm and leg for it but it works.
It's like the drudgereport - you can get all of your info very quickly. Our goal is to give you info and save you time and the design works incredibly well for that.
On mobile, we should you one column. Just in the last day or two, the drudgereport has actually adopted the same format (instead of trying to do all 3 columns).
This is so, so delusional. But there are simple things you could do to make it dramatically more palatable. Step one is to make the forum category filter useful. Have you not noticed that the options there don’t even match the category options when you make a thread? For example, if I want to filter for the injury/nutrition thread category, there is literally no way to do that. It’s like a particularly dumb 3rd grader designed that. And the number one filter option needs to be “running-related only”. Even if you just added that filter, it would initiate a quantum leap forward in the quality of the forum.
I do have to agree this would help a good bit.
Agree 100%. The quality really drops with so many of the ridiculous and off topic threads. Unfortunately, those specific threads are actually started by one of the owners of the site on occasion. Pretty frustrating.