Some updates from your suggestions @tisuchi. I'm working on the lighter theme in conjunction with these, I've not forgotten!
In response to some of your other suggestions:
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.
Gotcha, thanks! 👍
CSS issue in search result @alex
Thanks, just deploying a fix!
@alex Can you disable this? You could actually disable all of them.
autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" autocapitalize="off" spellcheck="false"
@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
It's just annoying and it doesn't provide anything of use since the search provides suggestions already.
Redirecting after adding a new reply should bring me the newly created reply.
My expectation is to redirect me to the place where my new reply was added. Isn't that the right expectation @alex ?
I noticed this a moment ago when replying. Seems like a bug since I updated some of the notification redirect stuff. On it!
@tisuchi This has now been fixed. Apologies if you were spammed by email notifications about new posts!
@alex Good to see your prompt update.
No worries. I love to get the update and share my idea too 😊
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.
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?
We need emoji support!
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!
I think it makes sense to auto-subscribe when you create a new thread. @alex
@haz Support it 👍
Poor Alex. Getting bombarded with bugs and requests. He's doing a superb job, this is what makes Codecourse forum so awesome!
I agree guys, thanks!
@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?
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.
@tisuchi Thanks, this is just a markdown toggle so I'll get that sorted.
@haz What do you mean by prefilling the name?
As I already typed codecourse.com and selected it to make it a link, it should ideally put the text where the (url) is.
Also, it shows an icon when creating a link, is it possible to open that in a new tab?
Yep, I'll add that to the list!
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.
@haz I think it's intention. So that users can straight away navigate to the next page.
At least it's my understanding.
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).
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?
Yeah, could be.
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.
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!