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alex

Replied 1 year ago

Some updates from your suggestions @tisuchi. I'm working on the lighter theme in conjunction with these, I've not forgotten!

  • The entire discussion on the index is now clickable, with slighted muted description (until hover) for better title readability.
  • Reply button added for child replies
  • Likes added with a firework animation, because... why not? ✌️
  • Markdown headings have been corrected. The markdown toolbar still defaults to an h3, but h1 through h5 are available and styled correctly now.

In response to some of your other suggestions:

  • When you said "discussions are not accessible via category", what do you mean? There is a dropdown on the forum index that allows filtering by topic. Did you mean something else?
  • Leaderboard functionality was actually already completed before the launch, it's just hidden.

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

@alex

First of all, great job man. 🎉🎉🎉

When you said "discussions are not accessible via category", what do you mean? There is a dropdown on the forum index that allows filtering by topic. Did you mean something else?

I mean, make questions accessible via category URL.

For example, if I visit forum/feedback then I should be able to see a list of all questions of feedback category.

alex

Replied 1 year ago

Gotcha, thanks! 👍

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

CSS issue in search result @alex

alex

Replied 1 year ago

Thanks, just deploying a fix!

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

@alex Can you disable this? You could actually disable all of them.

https://i.imgur.com/zDarsMr.png

autocomplete="off"
autocorrect="off"
autocapitalize="off"
spellcheck="false"

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

@haz Curious to know, does it really make any difference if he turns off these?

As I understand, it's a fuzzy search therefore it finds the most possible matches.

Correct me if I am wrong @alex

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

It's just annoying and it doesn't provide anything of use since the search provides suggestions already.

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

Another point:

Redirecting after adding a new reply should bring me the newly created reply.

How to reproduce?

  • Go to this question
  • Click reply to discussion button on the top right corner
  • Add a test reply
  • It doesn't redirect you anywhere. But the reply is added to the bottom of the discussion (in this scenario, it's added on the last page of the pagination).

My expectation is to redirect me to the place where my new reply was added. Isn't that the right expectation @alex ?

alex

Replied 1 year ago

I noticed this a moment ago when replying. Seems like a bug since I updated some of the notification redirect stuff. On it!

alex

Replied 1 year ago

@tisuchi This has now been fixed. Apologies if you were spammed by email notifications about new posts!

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

@alex Good to see your prompt update.

No worries. I love to get the update and share my idea too 😊

alex

Replied 1 year ago

Just added the markdown shortcut when composing. This is currently Ctrl + Shift + V just because it's the VSCode shortcut, and causes less conflict with the / for the global search shortcut. I'm happy to change this if it makes sense to use something else.

The shortcut visual is hidden on smaller screens (mobile) for obvious reasons, so if you're viewing on a smaller screen, you won't see it next to the toggle.

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

Make sense.

Thank you.

Just testing.

😍

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Hi @alex,

Love the shortcut however, it conflicts with the Awesome Screenshot browser extension (opening a new tab and redirecting). I know you can't account for all browser extensions, but this is (I assume) a widely used browser extension. Though to be honest, I don't really use it since moving to Mac so I am going to actually remove it. Just something to be aware of. I wonder if there is there a way to make it so that it doesn't emit up to the browser though?

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

We need emoji support!

alex

Replied 1 year ago

Ah damn it. I'll rethink the key binding for this. Tbh I didn't put any thought into it and just went with the VSCode shortcut that I'm used to (and assumed others would be).

Leave it with me!

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

I think it makes sense to auto-subscribe when you create a new thread. @alex

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

@haz Support it 👍

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Poor Alex. Getting bombarded with bugs and requests. He's doing a superb job, this is what makes Codecourse forum so awesome!

alex

Replied 1 year ago

I agree guys, thanks!

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

@alex I love to add another point.

Currently, if a link adds to the discussion, it doesn't make it clickable. For example https://codecourse.com/forum

(Just an opinion) Wouldn't it be better to make it clickable automatically?

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Yeah, I agree. Also if you select the link and click the "Link" icon in the markup toolbar, it doesn't prefill the name using the URL.

alex

Replied 1 year ago

@tisuchi Thanks, this is just a markdown toggle so I'll get that sorted.

@haz What do you mean by prefilling the name?

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Like so:

codecourse.com

|[codecourse.com]|(url)|

As I already typed codecourse.com and selected it to make it a link, it should ideally put the text where the (url) is.

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Also, it shows an icon when creating a link, is it possible to open that in a new tab?

alex

Replied 1 year ago

Yep, I'll add that to the list!

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Found a really weird bug (double pagination). Check the images. First of all, I didn't see any other post in the thread until I went back to edit my post with visual tutorials. Then the UI looked a bit messed up. Sorry @tisuchi, didn't mean to post the same as you. I didn't see your post. The last reply was showing 2 days ago.

Image 1

Image 2

tisuchi

Replied 1 year ago

@haz I think it's intention. So that users can straight away navigate to the next page.

At least it's my understanding.

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Ah yeah, I just checked some other threads and they have it as well. I think it just looks a bit strange with that thread as the top level post has no replies (nested).

alex

Replied 1 year ago

It does look strange when there are only a couple of replies. The idea was exactly what @tisuchi mentioned, it's just so you can navigate easily either at the top or the bottom.

Perhaps pagination should be hidden if there are < x replies?

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Yeah, could be.

Haz

Replied 1 year ago

Another feature request for the future: It would be great if there was a setting (persisted) to show the posts in chronological order? Alternatively, you can make it go to the last page when clicking on a thread. It can get a bit annoying having to keep scrolling and clicking through to the last page just to read posts. imagine a thread with 10+ pages.

alex

Replied 1 year ago

Thanks for the suggestion about chronological.

FYI if you click the 'last reply' text on any discussion in the index it'll jump to the last post. I should make that clearer!