Now that we can customise the “Community” part of the sidebar I noticed that the default description for /latest is “Latest Topics”. On Meta, it’s “Topics”.
On my forum’s top menu tabs I called /latest “Latest Posts” (shorthand for topics with the most recent posts, I suppose) and /new “New topics” (shorthand for most-recently started topics). The default is “Latest” and “New”.
Has anybody come up with an ideal solution here? Maybe the defaults are ideal and I’m just not seeing it yet
not exactly sure what you are asking but i renamed the Topics / Latest Topics navigation sidebar menu link on my forum as “Recent / Unread” because it toggles between new and latest. i also hid that top section from anon users and made a custom global section for everyone.
Yes, that seems right. When a user ticks that box the link goes to /new (instead of /latest).
But the label doesn’t change (it still says “Latest Topics” in my case). Maybe that should be mentioned on the admin page when customising the sidebar. Or maybe there should be (or is) a way of customising the text for when it links to /new.
IDK i’ve renamed that Topic thing a dozen times now i think. i want to override the user settings for that thing simply because i can’t find a good name for that Latest topic link. wasn’t that the “everything” linked to that experimental topics filter setting? like i’m a bit confused myself with all these particulars for that navigation menu Latest link behavior. ugh
This will not solve the problem of the user’s choice of content. Now, when visiting the forum, I do what I mark topics as read and viewed, only then I read topics. But I don’t want to read all the topics on the forum, but only those categories and updates that interest me. Much more useful would be a custom activity feed like invision