Trial: New Community homepage ๐Ÿ‘ or ๐Ÿ‘Ž?


#21

Yeah, there was a setting that automatically edited out complete post quotes if you quoted the post above the one you were typing that I turned off because it didnโ€™t improve the flow the way the Discourse guys seemed to imagine it would. No idea if thatโ€™s connected.

I actually like the new boxes thing on the front page although - and this is presumably a reflection on Discourse not you - I find it a bit odd that if I squish the window width down they donโ€™t first move to a new line, instead it just squishes everything. Seems a weird option.


#22

I donโ€™t mind the new Community homepage.


#23

After several days consideration, I think itโ€™s certainly worse and not an improvement in any way really? Canโ€™t say Iโ€™m that fussed about it as only a minor inconvenience, but the landing page feels completely useless to me now. All the font is so small, I just open both the Music and Social boards in separate tabs and then start browsing, whereas before I could look at it all on one page (though admittedly it never seemed to bring up the very latest posts and youโ€™d still have to click through).


#24

feel like pure shit just want the old homepage back x


#25

we changing this back then or what?


#26

yeah i tend to click the logo and go back to the landing page when i finish with a thread but now i keep doing that and remembering itโ€™s actually useless


#27

@sean it doesnโ€™t seem to deal well with threads that start with Emojis

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#28

Hi - apologies for the thread hijack but Iโ€™m new on this board and I canโ€™t see any way to create a new post. Neither can I message the admins/mods. All I can do is reply to an existing thread.
The DIS contact page is broken too โ€ฆ

Any clue?


#29

Hey there,

New users normally canโ€™t start new topics until theyโ€™ve been through a few new starter things (replied to x posts etc).

Iโ€™ve just booted your level past new user so you can use your newfound power to start posts - use it wisely :slight_smile:

As for the DiS contact page - on here, or on the main site?


#30

Ah great - many thanks. That restriction isnโ€™t mentioned in the welcome note or FAQ or anything else I could find!
The contact page was http://drownedinsound.com/contact and I used the mod link near the bottom of the page. I tried to send a note to TheoGB, which prompted me to login and then returned error 403.


#31

Gotchya, thanks - that does need updating!

@sean, when you or your editors get a chance, the community contact bit at the bottom of http://drownedinsound.com/contact needs an update to point to @ moderators and @ admin. Obviously not top of your todo pile, but flagging so youโ€™re aware :slight_smile:


#32

any update on making the homepage not shite again, as per the poll above? @sean?


#33

reckon the new layout only discourages Social board purists from looking anywhere near the Music board even more now tbh


#34

The what board?


#35

I have pivoted back.

Canโ€™t decide whether to have latest topics or top topics (for less regular folks)


#36

cheers @sean! :+1:

latest topics would seem a better all rounder to me. top topics could end up being popular threads from 2 years ago iโ€™d imagine?


#37

Um, actually @Sean youโ€™ll need to update that to point directly to the forum. It also points to the old Community area as well as mentioning me (via my old username) so it is a hole.

@mr-b I think you SHOULD have got personal message when you signed up, a green circle up on your user icon in top right, which is a welcome message.

However, looking through this I can see it links here


which doesnโ€™t say anything about this and here

Which doesnโ€™t imply you canโ€™t post.

@admins you might want to investigate to see if the auto email can be updated. Also Iโ€™m not sure if we actually updated the limitations mentioned here

Admins can change these limitations by searching for newuser and first_day in site settings.

I think itโ€™s important to keep the โ€˜no postsโ€™ thing so it may be that trust levels have evolved since then, otherwise Discourse is misrepresenting standard new user settings on that page.


#38

Thanks for the mention! I or @wewerewerewolvesonce will look into this tomorrow or asap.

PS: How good did that feel, Theo, to just tag someone else rather than having to deal with it yourself? :grin:


#39

Cool, cheers. Although not sure itโ€™s an ASAP issue TBH! :smiley:


#40

โ€œAs soon as possibleโ€ can mean a lot of different things tbh โ€“ especially with an โ€œorโ€ฆโ€ in front of it! :wink: