Improvements to Forum(37 posts)
We should be able to more easily see the threads that we started, or threads where somebody has responded to us.
You can do it on the profile page, but that's not very convienient.
I added a plugin that makes new posts bold... but it doesn't unbold right away, takes a few minutes. Not the end solution, but maybe a nice interim.
I originally started working on setting up a phpbb forum, but the problem is that it doesn't integrate with Wordpress very well, and also doesn't have RSS feeds. I really like the new phpbb3 topic theme, though.
I also want the forums here to be as simple as possible... we don't need overly complicated forums with all sorts of functions you'll never use. I'd rather just implement the features that are really useful, and then leave it at that.
I've added the post count... I still have a lot of work to do on the theme, but it's improving!
I like bbPress... it's like a blank slate where I can add just the things I want.
Yeah, post views are being calculated on the back-end, but I'm still working on a good way to display them without killing performance.
bbPress is great, but some of the plugins are a bit ugly in their implementations.
You might notice that I've added in a views count... it's not entirely accurate on most of the topics posted before yesterday, but at least it's a start... it should be accurate going forwards.
I'm debating on adding it to the list pages as well... not sure that it really has much value there, but it seems like every other forum does it.
I changed the default posts per page down from 30 to 20 because it was getting a little ridiculous.
There are going to be some very big and substantial changes coming soon... shouldn't be a big deal because we don't have all that many users yet.
Yes, the layout is great. I don't think I've seen a BBPress forum before.
What happens in a few months when the topics multiple exponentially? I read where you changed the default posts per page to 20 from 30 but I'd like to see each forum topic's not limited. It's such a hassle to look at page 2, page 17 to check out older threads for answers or just reading). What is the limit for topic posts per thread anyway?
I think that 20 is a fairly decent default, but we can tweak it if we need to. I mostly wanted the front page to stop being so intolerably long.
bbPress is a very new forum... it's the forum for wordpress.org and does a fairly decent job there, considering the vast amount of posts they get... I think they have about 100k topics and around 500k replies.
The great thing is that because it starts as a blank slate, you can add the features you want through plugins, which is where it shines. The plugin architecture means you can completely customize without making a single core change. Not many other forums let you do that.
The bad thing is that there aren't nearly enough plugins yet, because it's so new.
Geek, maybe I'm confused. On this (the longest) thread, 20 posts per page before page 2, no worries.
On the Main page that lists the topics, is that limited to 20 as well? If so, that's too bad, it's much easier to search a topic without having to scroll pages.
fyi, you can now use img tags in your posts... It doesn\'t thumbnail the image yet, so you need to make sure they are not more than about 800px wide or else it\'ll run off to the side.
Moved the navigational stuff over to the right to be consistent with the rest of the site. I'm going to eventually figure out how to use the sidebar look from the main site on the forum, but haven't gotten to that yet since the bbPress default theme is such a pain to modify.
I really need to just redo the theme with proper positioning, but I don't really have the time for that.
I also added icons for the folders... I'm not going to overdo it with graphics, but I figured a few little things might help usability.
Is there already a way to change your username? If not, could you make it possible?
I hadn't realized just how long mine was until after it was already submitted. I know that can mess up the look of the site for people and don't want to be the cause of that.
We can change just about anything you entered to register, save for your username.
No worries though.
-Edit-If you're patient, the new forum theme will be arranged in such a way that usernames will not interfere.
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