[Copy/pasting some of this from the email I sent Support earlier today.]
Logging in and seeing the new UI was like a horror story. Pls fix!
The old UI was more minimalist: it didn't overstimulate or overwhelm me with unnecessary submenus in the role menu or disorienting "jiggle" animations [when zooming in on images]. It was clean, it worked great - and you could resize text down to the decimal.
With the new UI update, however, there is no automatic spacing between images and the text that came before them. The "empty" code blocks on mobile (which I had been using with a single space inside to divide between sections in guide channels/"read only" stuff) are COMPLETELY invisible, unless I use a special character to render them visible again. (Thank you, invisible braille character!)
The role menu - once so easy to navigate! - has had its icons redesigned to be larger and more elaborate for *no* obvious reason. Before, the settings/contents of the role menu were on one page. It was easy to scroll and tweak role perms individually; now, it's just clunky and requires more tapping to get to where I want to go. (Additionally: I have a LOT of roles. I don't need to see how many people are under each one. If I wanted to manage roles en masse, I'd just go to the Manage Members page.)
On the accessibility front: this layout isn't just inaccessible for those who have trouble seeing stuff. Take me, for instance: I'm neurodivergent (OCD + ASD). This UI change is seriously hard to put up with as a mod - the more submenus there are, the more overwhelming/overstimulating it gets for me. I'm overwhelmed. I spent hours poring over my server last night, reformatting my story channels and trying not to lose my mind.
Accessibility is more than just TTS, alt text, and colors: it's important to take neurodivergent folks into account, too. Many of us do not like complicated, over-burdened apps. Quite a few of my pals prefer (or even NEED) customizability *beyond* text size, and will often use invisible characters, markdown spacing, and code blocks to achieve it.
Simplicity is key to accessibility: the second you start putting things like role colors and permissions into submenus when they were fine *before*, it starts getting to be...too much. Accessibility is also about customizability, such as allowing the user more control over their experience (including being able to preserve certain layouts on one's own server).
Please listen to the people struggling with the new UI: for many of us, it's more than just annoyance or a struggle to adapt. In their journey to make Discord more accessible, whoever was working on this new UI inadvertently did the opposite.
TLDR; I want the old UI back. The current layout is straight-up overwhelming [for me].
[Please upvote if you agree. 👍 I want the Discord Team to see this, and I have a feeling that many of y'all with eyes want the same. 👀😭]
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