fwiw, I can't get past that either, too much scrolling involved for me, the insider news is at least 2 page scrolls for example, the rest is fine, but less is not more in this case, it's the same amount in a bigger space.
For me it would either smaller fonts, less white space or using 'tabs' to allow more content to be seen without scrolling, just simple clicks
I like it - but I'm withholding my final judgement until I find out how well it works on Chrome with my Nexus 7 Christmas present. If having touch means mouse hover doesn't work any more so there is no easy way to get to "quick answers...View Unanswered Questions" then I will probably hate it, a bit.
That said, there are still tweaks needed - capitalization is a bit random for example - but they do seem to be being ironed out pretty well.
It's a complex site, and it must be a total PITA to maintain, so I'll give them time. The hamsters do a pretty good job!
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
With Tight spacing it's pretty good. The old one did need a brush up. I still think we should have the complete expanded list of forums in the left navbar, though. And the default spacing and posts-per-page settings are tremendously wasteful (both in screen space and in time).
I have not really decided if I liked the old site better than the new, but I definitely find myself spending less time reading articles and I rarely venture into the various programming forums anymore. This could simply be due to a change in my personal priorities, who knows.
It does seem that having the Forum menu structure collapsed so I cannot readily see where there are new posts, means they are not calling for me to go and take a look.
I have given up on using the Mobile version of the site on my phone (Nokia Lumia 920). Once I am in a forum, I cannot figure out how to navigate to another forum (except for the Lounge of course). Mouse hover on the community menu does not work on the touch, which also makes reporting on anything very, very difficult.