I guess the one worry might be if Tom allows too many people to be admins who can alter the CSS and potentially some of the scripts on the forum. But I’m hoping that the changes to CSS and any scripts will be kept to a minimum and be vetted and applied by a single trusted source (if people want to experiment with more styling modifications, they should do so on a separate site).
For the record, I hope your reading will leave you more at ease and we’ll see you on the new site. You might be a bit “out there” when it comes to web security, but I’ve enjoyed your contributions to the forum.
You also can filter threads to a single user. If you’re viewing a thread, click on somebody’s avatar and then click the filter button on the user profile card. That way, if you know you’re looking for a post from somebody specific, you can find it more easily.
As Clay mentioned, you can apply other types of filters. Also, if your search results for a thread return over 100 entries, you will generally want to refine the search terms a bit. Ain’t nobody got time to follow 300 hits.
All in all, the search experience is much better on Discourse.
Yeah, I was attempting to search the infinite scroll threads for posts by specific users, and it got a bit hairy as the thread went on, that kind of sorting solves the issue, though, I think most people will attempt a simple username search on the top right hand side first, as that is how we are programmed to search for things on a browser.
I have a question for Tom involving front page integration. My assumption on how it works, based on reading these threads, is that a post on the front page generates a new forum thread.
Let’s say that Tom wants to make a post on the front page about the rumored Gwent standalone game, and he does so, thus creating a new forum thread for the Gwent standalone game. But, the people on this board never sleep, so they have already created a thread for it, and it already has ten posts. You’ve effectively split the discussion into two topics, which will 1) clutter up the board, and 2) force people to have the discussion in both threads along the lines of “Well, which one should we use? This one already has the discussion, but the other one is the one linked from the front page…”
So I guess I’m wondering whether this has been considered, or if it’s even a problem. Is there a way to choose when making a front page post whether you want to create a new thread or attach an existing one?
According to wumpus’ migration post, folks who come across front page articles and want to comment, will need to create a forum account to post.
Front page WordPress integration, so there will be one associated topic for each blog post, and replies to that topic will show up on the blog. Writing a “comment” will require clicking through to the forum and joining.
Since these are vetted/approved and users can’t login w/ Google/Facebook, etc comments up front may be a bit sparsely populated by newcomers.