Feature requests for Vivaldi's new forum



  • Turns out you were 100% correct, but you don't work for Vivaldi and can't speak for them. What I don't understand is your hostility.

    I'm concerned about your health. Have you tried meditating?



  • @jplanvers

    Oh, oh, error of recipient? It was other user who said "live with it". Besides, we cannot make recommendations of meditation to a Buddhist monk. 😃



  • Heh, both messages were pretty hostile. People really get worked up on the internet! 😉



  • @jplanvers said in Feature requests for Vivaldi's new forum:

    It's a solved problem. Just make a github already, Vivaldi.

    That's an arrogant comment when you have already been told by a moderator who does have inside knowledge that they do not want a public bug-tracker.



  • You have the order wrong. The moderator replied to my "just make a github" post.


  • Moderator

    @rmloveland said in Feature requests for Vivaldi's new forum:

    i'd prefer the interface to be more "tree-like"

    Me too. I was certain that I've made such request right after switching to this new forum platform - I even searched for it, but it turns out that I just whined about the lack of the "threaded view" 😁 (which is available on the blogs and so it gave me a little hope that it could be introduced on the forums as well).

    @rmloveland said in Feature requests for Vivaldi's new forum:

    discussion threads should be open by default (perhaps default-open threads would be easier with less whitespace as in #1)

    Could you elaborate on that, please? I'm not sure what do you mean by "discussion threads" (how are they different from other threads) and what do you mean by "open". You mean you wanted to reply to a closed thread? 🤔

    @rmloveland said in Feature requests for Vivaldi's new forum:

    switch the numbered list of "pages" at the bottom with a simple "more" button (again following reddit et al)

    Do you mean you want to get rid of the pagination? This is already possible: just click on your avatar in the upper right corner of the page, go to the Settings and uncheck "Paginate topics and posts instead of using infinite scroll" under Pagination menu there.



  • @pafflick

    Could you elaborate on that, please? I'm not sure what do you mean by "discussion threads" (how are they different from other threads) and what do you mean by "open". You mean you wanted to reply to a closed thread? 🤔

    I mean that if the view becomes more "tree-like" rather than "vertical pile of posts" it could make sense for the reply threads to a post to be open by default, rather than needing to click to open to see replies.

    Do you mean you want to get rid of the pagination? This is already possible: just click on your avatar in the upper right corner of the page, go to the Settings and uncheck "Paginate topics and posts instead of using infinite scroll" under Pagination menu there.

    Great, I'll try that, thanks!



  • Just a question: Is the forum a homegrown platform, or is it using some other product? Is some ways it looks a little like Discourse: http://www.discourse.org



  • @jeffpasch

    The forum is using nodeBB now.

    As I remarked the other day in a Team Blog reply thread, it'd be good if it was better tied into the "Community" section -- right now, I don't think there' any convenient way to navigate from a person's forum profile to their Community profile or vice versa (e.g. https://forum.vivaldi.net/user/isildur and https://vivaldi.net/easysocial-dashboard/profile/isildur).



  • I'd like an option for viewing replies. Either flat or threaded below the original message, but not both at the same time.



  • For the reply recipient, it may be good have it below his specific message. For the other readers, in the order of date. Summing up, as it is it's well.



  • @ArchCarrier said in Feature requests for Vivaldi's new forum:

    I'd like an option for viewing replies. Either flat or threaded below the original message, but not both at the same time.

    I like to always see the quoted text in a reply.
    It's such a hassle to get to see what question is answered by a reply.
    I can't understand how anybody (not even mobile phone users) can appreciate this strange behaviour.



  • @goedl
    I don't know. If you use the "Quote" link near vote buttons, that information will be provided.

    But if we use ">" or "```" markdown way it would be hard to know from what, where, when, why, and how we copy/paste it.

    By the way, as you also provided, if you select text/sentence here, then press "Quote" the information automatically also get in.
    Example;

    @goedl said in Feature requests for Vivaldi's new forum:

    I like to always see the quoted text in a reply.
    It's such a hassle to get to see what question is answered by a reply.
    I can't understand how anybody (not even mobile phone users) can appreciate this strange behaviour.

    What missing here; on what corner that "quote" come from.



  • Extend max number of visible posts/threads per page
    Current limit is 20, maybe can be brought to 50, in which you can see "more things" with less pages.
    I know there's autoscroll also, but it tends to be too slow, expecially with long threads (like the feature requests ones xD)

    Choose language to see in unread posts
    For example, I can understand only italian and english (luckily XD) so I'd like to hide the others.


  • Moderator

    @Hadden89: I would second this.



  • @Hadden89

    Choose language to see in unread posts
    For example, I can understand only italian and english (luckily XD) so I'd like to hide the others.

    For this one, you can already opt-in to "Ignore" Local Forum and "Watching" only Italian (for your case), isn't it? Available at the bottom near "Sort by".

    Or... I definitely lost what you really mean.



  • @dLeon said:

    you can already opt-in to "Ignore" Local Forum and "Watching" only Italian (for your case), isn't it? Available at the bottom near "Sort by".

    Not exactly. I would to follow all forum sections (and their unread posts) but filtering in the view all the foreign languages I don't know showing only the posts in english and in italian.


  • Moderator

    @Hadden89 It won't work like that. There would have to be a HUGE script to detect language of each post, which for many reasons would not always work as expected anyway or we should have an option to select language of each of our own posts manually - which seems like an even worse solution (the worst one would be to apply language settings per each user, which would work for those using one language only but not for multi-linguals).

    This would also be redundant since everyone is using English in all Forum categories - except for the "Local Forum" category. So what you actually need to do is to go to the Local Forum category, Click on the "Watching" button on the bottom of the page and change it to "Ignoring" and then go to Italiano category and click on "Ignoring" button and change it back to "Watching".



  • That is what I have done, enabled "ignore" all local forums and "accompanying" only my beloved português. It's working like I intend.



  • @gaelle

    Pheeew, totally lost in the new forum. I visit the forum every now and then and the relaunch came as a surprise to me. And now i dont find nothing... so many topics, so many threads, and (using forums/fora? very seldom) couldnt even find a way to open a new topic, hence this reply to gaelle.

    Am I the only one missing the simple structure this forum used to have? An example: Approx. once a month, I visited the releases page, checking the version number and finding a nice long list of comments (usually starting with 'haha, first!'), from which I decided whether to upgrade or to wait for the next version. Now, I find somehow the most recent version, but the according comments are somewhere else in the v-universe - no idea where to look. Personally, I prefer tree-structures with as few branches as possible. But this is, of course, a matter of taste.

    Another example: entering v.f.net, I find "announcements", "vivaldi browser" (sic!), Vivaldi community, lounge and local. The second has 10.400 topics, local 2.200, and all others <1000. To me, such a skewed distribution is an indicator of suboptimal importance weighting of the chosen topics (to exaggerate a bit: what if top1 had 20.000, top2 200, and the rest a dozen. then there is one hierarchy level too much). The actual distribution is not that far away.

    so, what I personally would prefer (just dreaming): one level "version",

    • V 1.7.735.39
    • V 1.7.735.36
    • V 1.7.735.29
    • V 1.7.721.3
    • ...

    stable versions colored red, snapshots grey (as is the icon - I like this idea!). Each link brings me to ONE page, containing the interesting dev's notes, changes list, and discussion (as has been before; auto loading on scrolling - cf. duckduckgo). Then I would bookmark this list and need one click.

    Well, so far my personal first world problems - nevertheless, I love this browser and the philosophy behind. Keep up the good work and thank you for the fish browser.


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