New features in 2.2.0.beta7
TL4 users can reset bump date
In August we added the ability for staff to reset the date of the last bump. Now TL4 users will also have access to reset the bump date - helping them help staff keep the forum well organized.
Show a blurry preview when lazy loading images
Continuing our work from beta6 to improve image loading, we now display a blurred, low-res preview of the image while it’s loading, so you don’t just see a grey box.
Display avatars of PM recipients in small topic header when scrolling down
Ever started replying to a PM, and then realize you don’t know who you’re talking to? We now show user avatars as well as group names below the topic title when scrolled down so you always know who’s in the PM.
Don’t create PM for successful automatic backups
Did you know that the system user on Discourse PM’s itself every time an automatic backup is run successfully? You didn’t? No problem. We think it’s kind of odd that the system was telling itself that a backup was successful, so we’ve stopped that.
Admins will still receive a PM for unsuccessful backups.
Move posts to new/existing PM
As a site moderator I move posts from one topic into a new topic all the time. It helps me handle off topic digressions. However, this only worked for public topics, not personal/group messages. Now you can select and move replies within a message to a new (or existing) PM.
Improved S3 upload/backup handling
Discourse supports uploads and backups stored on AWS S3 out of the box. We previously supported reusing an existing S3 bucket, but this caused unwanted side effects - like showing all
gz files within the bucket on the backups list, or issues loading the dashboard. To prevent this we now prevent the reuse of an existing bucket, and require a new empty bucket to be created for Discourse.
We’re always working to improve Discourse’s default layout, and fix issues as we find then. In this beta, we:
- Fixed alignment of categories and tags in topic lists
- Gave header a bit of padding on narrow screens
- Removed unnecessary margin in header tag wrapper
- Added missing wizard icons
- Added reports dashboard tab, new layout, report descriptions