Sorry, I wasn’t referring to all users necessarily, but my users do prefer that. They’re migrated from a large established forum that also opened external links in a new tab by default.
Also, given that I have other links in the custom section that do get opened in the same tab, the inconsistency with /my/* links is a bit weird for users, who don’t know or care about whether that sort of link requires special handling.
And that can be translated to those who are complaining
There is another point of view too — how often are users using /my-links? I’m meaning is there any real reason put those links in the sidebar and make it longer, longer and even a bit longer? We have already links to /my-section on more personal menu…
Definitely. There was a huge discussion as soon as the forum was migrated, “Where is the list of threads that I’m subscribed to?”. To be honest, not even I found the links to Tracked and Watched topics at its strange location under /my/preferences/tracking . I also needed to add a sidebar link to a custom search query to help users find the threads imported from the old forum that they had participated in (which opens in the same tab since it’s not a /my/ link).
It’s awesome that there is now the option “Make this section public and visible to everyone”, but I do have some feedback,
“public and visible to everyone” means “visible to TL0 and up”, i.e. the usual Discourse meaning of “everyone” here is not being followed.
it would be really really really cool if this actually would be public and visible to everyone.
checking this box also implies that other admins are able to edit the section (which is great!!) but maybe not always expected, so it might be good to make that explicit.
(Oh, and really weird things happen if one admin checks the box and another one unchecks it, it seems like the checkbox state is not updated between clients and the sidebar is not being refreshed. Repro: admin 1 creates a section and checks the box, admin 2 edits the section and unchecks the box, admin 2 edits the section and checks it again, yields a FAILED error)
Don’t worry about it I am really glad because this kind of bugs sometimes happens and now thanks to you I learned how to resolve this from rails. I think this is a really great thing. Your quick response and solution to this issue is amazed me. Maybe others will also have this issue and this little conversation can help to resolve it.
Love this idea. I hope this will implement soon. I like test new things and try to find fresh bugs so I always runs the experimental features and keep fresh the site. And this also means that I don’t always wait for language updates. Until this I have to make more attention about translations.
My first goal is to move the existing category sections. I’d like to move “(Chat) Channels” to the top, followed by “Categories” and then “Community”
My second goal is to edit the names of those default category sections.
However, if I could create custom sections I’d attempt to recreate what I’ve described in my first and second goal and then I’d want to remove the defaults. Yet that all seems pointless right now cos I’ll just wait for the ability to move category sections and the ability to edit category section titles.