New features in 2.8.0.beta9
Staff can now add descriptions to tags, just like categories. Descriptions are displayed when hovering over a tag in the topic list.
To add/edit a tag description, as staff, navigate to the tag page, click the wrench, and then the edit pencil.
Display pending posts on user’s page
Previously, when post approval was enabled, users would be shown a message that their post needs approval, along with a count of pending posts. However, there was no way to see what was pending after the fact.
Users can now navigate to their activity page to see their pending posts.
Discourse now displays the five most recent topic/post searches completed, making it quick and easy to re-run a search.
Highlight tag changes in post revisions
Tag changes are now highlighted when viewing a post revision.
Notify responders of post removal
Admins can now enable (default off) users to be notified if their post is removed due to being a reply of a flagged post. When enabled via the
notify_users_after_responses_deleted_on_flagged_post site settings, users will receive a PM explaining that their post was removed, along with details on why the parent post was removed, and the parent post content.
Users can now mention @here to notify 10 people who replied to the topic. Admins can manage permission to use the @here mention, and the number of users mentioned, via the
min_trust_level_for_here_mention site settings.
Show browser search tip when discourse search is used
In long topics, Discourse does not load all the posts at once. Posts are loaded automatically as the user scrolls. Due to this, using native browser search (Ctrl/Cmd + F) does not work as not every post is loaded. In such topics, Discourse search is opened instead, to ensure all posts are searched. Help text is now shown when this occurs so users know how to open browser search should they want to.
Show a confirmation modal when “Dismiss all” would dismiss an important notification
When dismissing notifications, if green notifications - PMs, assigns, etc - would be dismissed a warning is first shown to ensure they’re not accidentally cleared.
Display warning when sharing a topic in a restricted category
When sharing a topic, a warning is displayed if the topic is not public, and thus only visible to select groups.
When reading a long post, the post author avatar now scrolls along with the post, so you can see at a glance who wrote the post, even if scrolled down to the end.
Pasting links on a selection will apply a link format
Thanks to community contributor @gwwar, when text is highlighted and a URL is in the clipboard, pasting will automagically turn the text into a link, rather than overwriting the text with the link. More details in Idea: Paste links in the editor - #20 by sam
Improved mobile scroll performance
We’ve updated all our scrolling logic to make use of ‘passive’ event listeners. This should significantly improve the user experience on mobile, especially on older devices.