Feedback On This Forum

Please use this topic to express concerns or share ideas about this site moving forward as a replacement for the Build Community Site. Thanks!

Should The New and Unread filters show everything for me as a new user? They show no new and no unread.

Couple of Issues I noticed with the text editor:

  • Numbered list does not continue on carriage return
  • blockquote does not seems to do anything.

this should be a blockquote

headers of the sections on this area http://community.smartthings.com/tos#4 of the TOS are clickable for some reason, even though they do nothing.

Attempting a blockquote.

Ah I think it works if you highlight what you want and then hit blockquote button.

I have noted the carrige return issue with Discourse. that is annoying.

  1. Trying
  2. Something
  3. Here
  4. new

Interestingly enough - if you Shift + Return you get enumeration on lists.

At first glance it does not seem as intuitive as other forums. I’m trying to get used to it.

Twack

I signed in using Twitter, why didn’t it use my avatar?

This is some editing of original post.

#PickAPlatformBen

I am interested if it is the design of the site or something else that makes you feel it is less intuitive. Something we can likely do to fix some things up.

Mr. Pickaplatform (aka Ben),

I like forums that are very linear from top to bottom. When I first loaded this forum, my eye went all over the page looking for what I am used to. It didn’t feel fluid. I’ve been using forums since the old BBS days and they have pretty much been like big linked lists that you drill down into. I also like it when the latest postings cause the topic to bubble up underneath the stickied items. One forum software that I like is http://xenforo.com/ . Very simple and clean.

Or MS SharePoint.

Anyway, my 2 cents,
Twack

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I was with you until you said Sharepoint. Then all your credibility was destroyed :wink:

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I’m also noticing the lack of intuitiveness. I don’t know that I can point to anything specific, but it definitely isn’t obvious what I’m supposed todo. I’ve generally figured it out as I’ve poked around but …

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I think this has to do with a lack of visual hierarchy. I’ll see what we can do with styling.

Looks good so far… not that great on my iPhone (the formatting seems a little off) but great on desktop and iPad Mini.

Yeah we have a bit more work to do to get it looking right everywhere. Thanks!

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Really liking the changes so far. Much more usable in my opinion.

Keep up the good work!

Actually is there a place for feature requests not just suggestions for new devices?

I’m loving Discourse. Great choice on a new platform! It’s a paradigm shift from forums of long-ago.

My only issue so far is it breaks the back button. When I’m viewing a set of categories, navigate to Topic, and then use the back button, I’m taken to /top instead of back to /category/meta. I notice a quick flash of /category/meta before it takes me to /top.

This makes it confusing and awkward as a new user. At least its faster than the old forums, so navigating back isn’t a painfully slow process.

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Some issues with display on an iPad in portrait orientation (happens on the main site as well). See this thread which has some info.

Is it me or are the dates on the posts a little funky?

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Is it me or are the dates on the posts a little funky?
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In how they display or something else?

@brianlees - we’ll check it out. Thanks!