posted Jul 30, 2018
In short, I believe a good summary of this decision was that we preferred emphasizing the brand and metaphor of the site over being 'common': We will have to wait and see whether this is a serious usability issue. – Whathecode Jul 30, 2018 10:32
i'm unable to see any emphasis on your brand, the top is lacking any kind of visuable identification or text supporting the idea that the search bar would be more than welcome on top. – Aghos Jul 30, 2018 10:44
The 'brand' and metaphor is argument 'trees' growing out of the bottom soil; you search for an argument at the bottom, and it 'grows' to the top and supporting and opposing statements are added. Currently, of course, this is very limited (and you first have to go through the search page since there is no autocomplete), but we might add JavaScript animations and similar to emphasize this later on. That said, if this is a common concern we are still open to changing this, but currently this does not have priority. – Whathecode Jul 30, 2018 10:51