A few small design opinions

I’m testing the chat feature on another forum.

  1. I find the action bar a little bit too invasive. Maybe I would get rid of 2 of the 3 most used reactions… :thinking::
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    Since the window is tiny, when reading you’re often hovering a message. If it never overlaps a message, I wonder if it could be improved.

  2. It covers the replied message excerpt:
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    I’m used to Discord in which we can click the full “quoted” message itself to go to it:
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    Here on the Discourse chat, you can only click the small arrow part, which I find not very intuitive (but again, I’m used to Discord…):
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  3. When you upload an image and set the chat in fullscreen, the thumbnail remains tiny. It would be nice if the thumbnail was larger when on fullscreen.
    Small chat window:
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    Fullscreen chat window:

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Pasting a small image upscales it, making it blurry. In my opinion, it shouldn’t upscale small images:

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