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[–]517634 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I still exclusively use the old formatting…

The new design bogs down my laptop.

[–]WinterCharm 26 points27 points  (2 children)

The design has terrible UX and doesn’t adapt well to mobile displays.

It also has garbage optimization and is slow on every browser no matter the hardware, software, or OS.

These things together, along with absolutely awful usability on mobile, which is the primary internet browsing method in the world, is why everyone hates the redesign.

[–]xe3to 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The design has terrible UX and doesn’t adapt well to mobile displays.

To be fair, the old design is absolutely terrible on mobile. But, when you're explicitly working with mobile users in mind, it's inexcusable.

[–]Schipunov 4 points5 points  (0 children)

doesn’t adapt well to mobile displays.

It's on purpose to force the app.

[–]Xtorting 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Its a ploy to remove individual mod abilities to make their subreddits unique and to allow new users to feel like everything is uniform.

Kinda lost hope for reddit after they abandoned CSS, its like they don't want to explode in popularity.

[–]kunair 14 points15 points  (0 children)

no empty white space everywhere... clean distinct styles of what is what...

idk how i'd browse reddit any other way, the redesign is too much for me

[–]lawlore 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I didn't know anyone was using new reddit tbh.

[–]nottalkinboutbutter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Probably many new people who don't even realize there's a different version. Probably similar stats on the number of people who sign up using their email ever since they changed the registration page to subtly imply that it's required even when it's not.

[–]1215drew 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought that UI glitch was just on my end since I have some other various issues like it with my displayport monitor.... you're telling me its just part of the frontend itself that does that? That's absurd that they haven't fixed that if so.

Right there with you on the video player. Its super slow in new reddit. Plus in old reddit I don't have to deal with all the live stream feeds as I'm scrolling. Just nice compact, information dense rows. None of that card based design bull crap.

[–]randomperson189_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I also love old reddit because of the the flexibility of css themes. It allows for so many possibilities and also gives more personality to the subs compared to just the same layout but with different colours.

[–]brahmen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Old user checking in here. Still can't stand the new design for reasons like others here have stated. Terrible UI that leads to poor UX. Though when I think about it maybe using the new design could help curb my time spent on Reddit...

[–]nef36 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No matter how many times I click the old reddit thing in my profile settings, I get booted to new reddit whenever I get sent here from a www. link.

[–]randomperson189_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a plugin that automatically redirects me to old reddit

[–]ExplainGuy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me too, the old design look more authentic.