Site Design Survey and Feedback Group

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How do you feel about the design of the Nexus Mods website? Since our sites current design went live in 2017 we’ve been listening to all the feedback, both good and bad, we've received from the community. Armed with that and having now filled our UI/UX designer position at the Nexus Mods office, our designer has been tasked with going through the current site layout and looking for ways it can be improved. 



We’ve spent some time looking at the analytics on our website, with a focus on the user's flow and how they navigate through the site. Although useful, this information can only tell us so much. To get a true measure of the user's experience on our site, we would like to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think about Nexus Mods. 

Initially, we’ll be focusing on the Nexus Mods homepage, navigation and mod pages. Starting out with a very short survey to gauge how our community feels about the experience we are currently offering. 


The survey is now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

The survey will run from 15th April 2019 to 26th April 2019. When giving your answers please try to be as constructive as possible. Honest feedback is welcome, but if you don't like something we'd love to know how you think it can be made better. 


At the end of the questions, you’ll notice we mention a Design Focus Group that will run a short time after the survey closes. Based on the responses we get from the community we’ll be hand-picking users across a wide demographic of site usage to participate in focused discussions about particular site features and functionality. 

Our hope is to cast a wide net to capture the opinions of all types of users including new users, veterans of the site (who went through the last redesign with us), mod authors, image/video share users and those who like to engage with others in the posts section or forums. 

It doesn’t stop there though. In the future, we may ask the community for more feedback on different parts of the site or invite additional users to our focus groups. Eventually, we plan to turn the designer’s creative eye to more areas of the site and Vortex. Make sure you pay attention to our site news for more on this over the coming months. 

Thank you for participating! 

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  1. Pickysaurus
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    Thank you all for your feedback!

    The survey is now closed, but if you have any additional feedback to share, please do so in the comments.
  2. thumbincubation
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    If I'm in the right place for forum feedback, as well, I'd like to ask for another search category. Often, I'll see something that reminds me of a thread I saw days, or weeks, ago, but I have trouble finding it again, to add the new information. When I type, for example "normal map" in the search box, I can search "this forum," meaning I have to do the search on Skyrim Special Edition Creation Kit and Modders, then again on Skyrim Special Edition Mod Requests, and then on Skyrim Special Edition Mod Troubleshooting, then ...Mod Talk, etc. The other option is to search on "Forums," in which case I get everything from Stardew Valley to Fallout 4. When I try to use advanced search, Skyrim (oldrim) is right at the top of that tiny little white box, but finding Special Edition is very difficult in there.

    What I'd ask for is to expand the options to "this forum," then game-specific forums, like "Skyrim Special Edition forums," and then finally just "forums." In that way, we could keyword search for "normal maps" in all of the Skyrim Special Edition forums at one shot, without having to filter through all the other games, or try to navigate that little white outline box in advanced search.

    Thanks in advance.
  3. Pumparum
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    Occasionally on both mobile and desktop, switching tabs won’t work on a mod page. For example I’ll be on the Description tab and click for Files which makes the loading gear pop up but it doesn’t actually change pages.
  4. Varago
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    I have had very poor luck with your search engine. A good 30-40% of the I get nothing for results but I have an easy fix. I use Google with "Fallout 4" lead in
  5. jbwenu
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    I wish I had remembered to add this when I did the survey; but it would be awesome if, when viewing images (under the Images section, or in a specific member's profile), you had the option to see them in a slideshow like when you view the images with a mod. There have been multiple times I would've looked at many more images but didn't feel like opening 89 images individually.

    If there's already a way to do this, someone please DM me, because I haven't figured it out. :-D
    1. Pickysaurus
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      It's not currently possible but is a good suggestion. Thanks :)
    2. Endcat
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      ABSOLUTELY AGREE. I am confused as to why this is a thing in the first place. When we look at mod page images its a slide show but not for the other ones? No logic on that one.
    3. Endcat
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      Why would it not be possible? We can/do view as a slide show with everything else, just not this. That doesn't seem logical.
  6. Skcyte
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    Man if there's a notification to a comment would be nice, And would be nice when checking mods and then changing desc, file, etc it only reload a specific element in the web not the entire page.
  7. Crispolover
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    I'm a total noob when it comes to mods and the like and have no idea where to ask this, so...
    I am trying to transition from NMM to Vortex and have followed the steps that was provided, and now that I think I've had some success to import some of them that I was able to from NMM...
    Anyway, question is why new mods that I download with vortex doesn't show up on the mods 'folder' or whatever in the vortex-application?
    I tried checking the folder where mods end up and it's not there either. Vortex says that it's been installed but it's not showing up anywhere.
  8. Xuycbugra
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    Многие пользователи не понимают Английского текста из за этого вынуждены отказаться от общения, просмотра большинства материалов, файлов, информации на NMM. Я не понимаю почему разработчики сайта не включают Русский перевод, ведь они теряют огромное количество пользователей. Или это какая то политическая фича, неприязнь Русскоязычного пользователя.
  9. Voldearag
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    I missed the survey, dang. I didn't like the site update when it went live in 2017 but I've gotten used to it, the only thing left that I'd like to complain about is great slowness of waiting for the next page of mods to load each time. That was the worst damage for me when the update first launched and it's still there. Before the 2017 update when I'd click the next page arrow the site instantly loaded the next page of mods, since the update that can now take up to five seconds, which... really doesn't sound like a lot when I type it, but I swear it's enough for my inspiration to see what's on the next page to dry up.
  10. dirvish
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    At the skyrim page, typed in the search bar ,alternative, looking for the mod Alternative Start, got every single thing with alternative in it except the mod Alternative Start. Typed bodyslide, got every single thing with bodyslide but not the mod Bodyslide itself. Looked for Better Vampires, got every single better or vampire listing but not the actual mod Better Vampires itself. This occurs whether I'm using the tablet or the PC. Most of the time I open a new browser tab and google the mod which usually gives me the correct Nexus mod url. Is it the search engine, is it my specific Nexus settings or does the search need a refit? How about the tablet issue where I begin typing in the search bar and it responds so quickly that I'm racing to type the full word after the first three letters or waiting after it brings up everything within the first three letters.Then finish typing the rest of my search word. These things are a huge inconvenience. Are these things yours or mine? The main Nexus page is great, it could use some de-cluttering though. The individual game pages need some serious de-cluttering. The only thing that should be on a mods main picture is the mod title. The two large pictures and the five below in hot files should be in a marquee format of some kind. The giant strips of real estate on either side of the page.... lotta space there. The new design covers up a lot of what a modder is presenting with so much statistical mumbo jumbo, give the real estate back to the creativity of the authors. Thanks you guys....
    1. Pickysaurus
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      Hey dirvish,

      I followed your journey with the quicksearch and I got this result:

      I would imagine this means you have one of the tags on the alternate start mod page blocked. I would check your content blocking settings: https://www.nexusmods.com/users/myaccount?tab=content+blocking

      Are you saying on the tablet it only shows results for the first 3 letters of the search? If so what type of tablet and which browser are you using? The search regenerates your results almost every keystroke.

      Thank you for the feedback on the game homepage, I'll be sure our designer sees it.
  11. 5HydroTryp
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    Every time I download a mod off of a page with multiple mods listed, I have to refresh the page before downloading another mod, otherwise it asks me to log in again. I don't know if this is a bug or I'm doing something wrong.
    1. Pickysaurus
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      Hey 5HydroTryp,

      Can you provide a little more info on your setup?

      It's often related to your browser or certain addons.

      Feel free to PM me about this issue and we'll try and work it out.
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