They are more accessible, but harder to monitor.
Since we are not super big community, we can try too. For sure it will be easier to invite new users to telegram and not to forum to discuss new problems
Ah, it was you already here. Never answered, sorry.
1, There is a new theme. Settings - Display - Styles=Air3 → This one is mobile-friendly.
2, No, would need some programming. Guess Discourse does?
3, Not neccesary. Settings - Privacy - Set your subscription options - “Automatically subscribe to every topic you post in.”
4, Never undestood this as a problem myself, but i understand its a problem for you. Maybe at least a bit solved via 1. ? And, the complete response is shown in the mail btw. just checked. So, thats not true? One problem, you just get the next notification until you open it in the forum once. Thats was historically programmed this way to prevent(!) spam in the E-Mail.
5, Don’t know what you mean. I’m online here every day and never had to login again. On another PC of mine i delete cookies everytime and there i have to login every time i open the site. Check your cookies maybe?
It is possible to choose Hebrew in the language menu, i’m a bit afraid if i try that i can’t switch back because, well, i can’t read. Doesn’t that work?
I found another Theme for FluxBB with RTL support, i may be able to look into that and include it into the Air3 theme. It would be a workaround until Discourse is ready (i hope its on the way but it seems there is a lot of work on that right now).
EDIT: Ah, i found out, that the text-content itself is not properly RTL. But it still might be possible to change it. Don’t wanna promise anything, because i’m not fast in things like this, but i might take a look.
I’ve changed the settings as you mentioned, and it’s better, I would say that these should be the default setting for both new and old users.
Air3 is still painful to the eyes on mobile, but it works as oppressed to previous theme.
I hope this forum will be replaced sooner than later, it outlived its purpose…
Air3 is default for new users, already existing users have to change it manually. Just imagine forcing a new theme on everybody
What can you suggest to make it more pleasant for the eyes? I think it works fine and its possible to read the forum now on mobile without beeing a pain in the ass, thats why i made that theme (or altered an existing one, to be fair) but i might be able to change some things if you have some suggestions.
Github did it, Linked-in did it, Facebook did it (should I continue?). Forcing a new theme when it’s better (supports mobile as opposed to not supporting) is probably the right approach, IMHO…
The following image is how it looks on mobile now when you want to post a new comment:
If I’m writing a long post, most of the screen is covered by buttons I would rarely use, I would suggest making them smaller, and preferably use icons instead of text.
The buttons look like the 90’s. the design that is currently used by most companies is flat design or material design. I would recommend following this standard.
The emojy icons are probably not needed when using a mobile device as you’ll probably have them in your keyborad, if not, I would recommend adding a button to open a menu to select one instead of keeping them on screen at all times.
The help links (at the bottom) can be a single help link instead of per tag, as I suppose most users won’t need them, and if they do they will be redirected to the help page and just look there.
The “go to” at the begging of the forum is misleading, I had to look for it and try it out before understanding what it does - a hamburger (three horizontal lines) icon is far more intuitive today.
This might be a lot to take in, but this comes from a long experience with UX in my day-to-day work as I’m very passionate about it, sorry if it come off as being picky…
As a side note, Images are hard to add as you need to upload them to an arbitrary site, this is not related to the theme, but another reason this forum is being abandoned, I guess… We use images all the time now with whats-app and telegram, it shouldn’t be hard to add an image these days…
The buttons are actually already changed, it is just not updated already. Will take a look at the icon-thingy, i know what you mean. Thats also a reason why a change to discourse is already discussed. There are some of the things you mentioned already solved. Still, will take a look the icons and update it at least. Thanks for the input.