As far as I know, (please correct me if I’m wrong), an uppercase letter at the beginning of pretty much every word in a title (example: “My Posts”) is very north-American.
Very common on /r/politics, for example (subreddit about US politics)
I was intrigued by this kind of recurrent formatting on Reddit posts’ titles, and a translator friend told me that. In France, and maybe in the whole of Europe, we just put an uppercase at the beginning of the sentence and that’s all.
I don’t know if elements should have a single uppercase letter at the beginning of a title/sentence in the sidebar, or all lowercase, or anything else, but I do know that we can use both CSS and strings edit in the admin, so that would do for me.
While probably a very quick tweak to do from a developer’s perspective, I feel that it’s also very, very low priority (for me at least!) and kind of a bikeshedding.
Bold the section headings (I’ve seen this in some screenshots of the new sidebar, but not on Meta, ignore me if this is the default/planned).
The More and All Categories/Tags/etc links are different to the other links in those sections. I think removing the icon on the left-hand side and having one on the right helps clarify this and reduce the visual complexity. (They could also potentially be in italic as well).
The More and All Categories/Tags/etc themselves do different things, so should probably have slightly different icons.
I am liking the sidebar, thank you Discourse Team!
Though I would add my support to others requests for at least a right-side option, and I am not a fan of the Community section mega mash-up (though I haven’t read the previous discussion about that): so the ability to edit the title/subsection back to Topics, and then make a Community section that combines Users/Groups/Admin etc.) would be AMAZING.
A bit off-topic but this is also true of British English - each word in a title should* be capitalised with some exceptions such as prepositions and determiners that aren’t the first word, e.g. “The Book in the Library”.
Is there any update on making this available on discourse for teams?
As far as I can see, enabling this doesn’t disable the previous sidebar plugin, which leads to having two sidebars. It would be great to be able to try it and see if anything is missing / whether we can transition to it.
Hi Julien! Yes, the new sidebar is coming to Discourse for Teams. We’ll be switching all sites to it entirely once it is out of beta and we offer it on all of our plans. We’ve just been talking internally about letting early adopters try it out now via an admin setting. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
Alright I really enjoying this. I’d like to reorder some components of the sidebar. For example, categories I’d like to move to the top and move move any account preference based stuff lower. Any anticipation that this stuff will be editable in the future?
Now these features have been live for a while we’re going to be closing this topic off and encouraging people to add their thoughts and questions about both to either the dedicated Chat #sidebar feedback channel, or to spin up regular topics as normal:
Thanks everybody for the feedback so far, and keep it coming.