New features in 2.2.0.beta3
Trust Level 4 Improvement: Stronger flags
Discourse Trust Levels grant experienced users additional rights over time, so they can better help maintain your community. Trust Level 4, obtainable only by manual promotion, now has significantly stronger flags to help with moderation. A single TL4 spam, off-topic, or inappropriate flag will now immediately hide the flagged post pending moderator review.
New Desktop Category Page Style: Boxes
The boxes style category layout has long been supported for individual categories, we’ve now added support for the boxes layout on the /categories page itself. Choose from “Boxes with Subcategories” or “Boxes with Featured Topics” (pictured below).
Improved Account Security: Show recently used devices
Discourse takes security very seriously. In our goal to help keep users safe, we’ve added a new recently used devices list to account preferences. Users can now see all their recently used devices, as well as older, but still active, sessions
Users can log out of all sessions, or disconnect individual devices.
Should an unrecognized device appear, Discourse provides some helpful guidance to the user to further secure their account
Extra Privacy: Disable user presence and profile
Don’t like other users knowing you’re up at 4AM writing a reply? Prefer not to let other users know who you like the most? Users can now enable the “Hide my public profile and presence features” user preference to prevent other users from accessing your profile, or seeing that you are typing.
Tagging: Support MiXeD case
Tags can now support mixed case, allowing you to capitalize proper nouns, create all caps tags, or even add a capital in the middle of a tag. Tags are stored case-insensitive, however, so you cannot create multiple tags with the same spelling but different capitalization.
CSS Updates: Improve Discourse Layout
Our designers have been working hard to improve layout of the UI throughout Discourse. This includes spacing and alignment, better responsiveness to screen size changes, fixes for specific browser issues, and more. Additional improvements to our overall styling of inputs, buttons, and select elements should make it easier for theme designers to customize Discourse with less CSS than before.
API Improvement: Bulk remove users from group
Need to remove more than lots of users from a group? You no longer need to remove them one at a time, but can specify multiple users with a single API call. Simply supply multiple usernames in a comma separated list to remove them all at once.