Let’s start with the good stuff, or as I like to call it:
- Incoming/outgoing links
- Just likes, no rating
- Beautiful, so beautiful
- Expandable & traceable quotes (you know what the best part is? 20
minutes in with Discourse, and I straight up just assumed that this
was in fact implemented when I saw a partial quote that got me
wondering what the full post was).
- Mentions (by far the most useful feature of my current forum)
- WordPress integration
- Tons of other stuff that I forget because it just works.
list formatting doesn’t work very well atm.
“Like” heart button disappears instead of highlighting. If you must have two elements for the same function I’d prefer the two-way interaction between the ‘Last read post-flag’ and ‘Bookmark-button’ - where by clicking on either one of them, the other will mimic the action.
I don’t understand what this is:
There are 0 unread and 15 new topics remaining, or view latest topics
0 unread topics out of what? 15 new topics, uh, since I started reading this topic? since I came online?
All profiles appear to say this:
Created At: —
Is that a bug or intentional?
I had a draft lying around for a while and in a completely unrelated thread I clicked “Reply as new topic”. At first there was no notice, it just showed my old draft. I clicked again and this time it game me the “Are you sure you want to abandon your post?” notice and I opted yes, but still the old draft was there. This was repeated once more, but on the 4th try it updated my reply properly with the thread I was replying to. I’ll submit a bug report if I can figure out a consistent way to reproduce it.
I love the “Show best posts” button, but I would have liked a small ‘?’ button that I could click on to see what this actually entails. How are the best posts picked? (I eventually learned how by reading posts, but that’s not the way it should be).
Also, “Show best posts” is disrupted by using the “1/11” post counter. If you click on it to bring you to the bottom it’ll suddenly revert to the default view as it does it.
“Reply as new topic” should grab the category from the topic you’re replying to, since it’ll most likely be the same.
Thank you for what is undoubtedly a revolutionary piece of software. For better and for worse, you ain’t seen the last of me.