Is this a permanent change for all discourse users? Or can it be turned off-- and if so, how?
In short, it doesn’t seem useful or attractive. Simplistic, yes. But it still detracts (and distracts) when reading a thread. When scrolling a thread, the vertical line between posts tends to look like it ‘jumps’ a bit out of alignment, instead of maintaining a straight line. (It returns to straight when not scrolling.)
I liked the simple gear on the right, without this extra info constantly showing.