Fixing the forums - Community & Forums Related Discussions
jkl
No, I can't.
hades
I'll play around with the stylesheet and see if I can make the site play better on mobile when i get home and in front of a computer tomorrow. If i come up with something that fixes mobile, ill send it to venam.
1848
Hey folks, I just registered here because I wanted to see profiles,
which this forum disallows for not logged in users.

After registering I discovered that other users can see if I am online and what
page I am viewing and that there is no way to disable this.

Making profile pages inaccessible to visitors only inconveniences visitors
and drives up registrations. In addition the lack of a status visibility option
might turn away privacy conscious users.
venam
Hello 1848,
welcome to the forums.
You've raised some good points I hadn't considered, thanks for that.
I made the profile viewing available for guests and removed the information about what users are viewing at a particular time from their profile.
I've left the online status as is for now.
1848
Hi venam. Thank you very much for replying so quickly and addressing my main concerns.

New Posts, Today's Posts, Members and Search are also inaccessible to visitors.

While I like the default theme (Blank), I've noticed some issues with it:

* Thread pages contain no link to the forum in which the thread was posted.
* There is no indication for edited posts.
* There is no indication for stickied threads.
* The black border around posts looks bad, a more subtle gray like #b1b1b1 would look better.
venam
(13-02-2018, 12:40 PM)1848 Wrote: * Thread pages contain no link to the forum in which the thread was posted.
Good idea, I've added it.

(13-02-2018, 12:40 PM)1848 Wrote: * There is no indication for edited posts.
I'd rather not add that, I don't see the utility and it leaves the time for someone to correct their post without any bias that it'll show it as edited.

(13-02-2018, 12:40 PM)1848 Wrote: * There is no indication for stickied threads.
No there's no indication, for the same reason as above. But again, there's probably only 2 or 3 sticky threads in the whole forums.

(13-02-2018, 12:40 PM)1848 Wrote: * The black border around posts looks bad, a more subtle gray like #b1b1b1 would look better.
We've discussed the colorscheme extensively. We decided for something that contrasts well and that can work when zooming the page.
You can try the "night mode" if you're in a dark room.

I'm still open to adding more colorschemes if you build one, no issues with that, I'd be super glad to do so.

As far as the search for new posts and threads is concerned I'd rather leave this as a feature for the members.
1848
There is not much activity on this forum (which is fine). The search links in
the navigation however do not accommodate for this. The New Posts and Today's
Posts searches often have no results. I therefore think that they should be
replaced by a Last Posts page listing the 20 last active threads.

Could you elaborate on why you want to prevent visitors from searching?

Side note: The New Posts search sometimes doesn't work.
acg
(14-02-2018, 12:27 PM)1848 Wrote: I therefore think that they should be
replaced by a Last Posts page listing the 20 last active threads.

Sounds like a good idea.
venam
(14-02-2018, 12:27 PM)1848 Wrote: There is not much activity on this forum (which is fine). The search links in
the navigation however do not accommodate for this. The New Posts and Today's
Posts searches often have no results. I therefore think that they should be
replaced by a Last Posts page listing the 20 last active threads.

Could you elaborate on why you want to prevent visitors from searching?

In my opinion I think there should be no difference or bias for any thread posted on the forums, be it old or new, they're all valid topics of discussion. That applies twice as much for guests.

As far as the the New Posts and Today's Posts are concerned, I think they are ok for persons who have accounts so that they can follow up on the discussions they are currently having and reply to them.

It's debatable though, I'm open for new ideas.

(14-02-2018, 12:27 PM)1848 Wrote: I therefore think that they should be
replaced by a Last Posts page listing the 20 last active threads.

That would work, even to keep the discussion flowing. I have no clue how to implement it within mybb so it needs a bit more research.

Thanks for the inputs.
z3bra
Another way to go would be to replace "today's" with "this week's".
I do agree that due to the activity we have, leaving such posts only one before they "disappear" probably cuts the discussions a bit. 7 rolling days should leave plenty of time to everyone to share their opinion!

For the "new posts", I don't use it at all... To me it.just happens to be like "today's post", with less posts (and that is not a lot!). Maybe it would make more sense though if we change the filters.

The thing that bother me most, to be honest, is the delay to make search... I suck at searching (and I type like i have no fingers...), so having to wait 30 seconds whenever I make a typo makes me mad... But maybe that is just me :)




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