New Opera Forums launched

  • Hi everyone,

    I wanted to let you all know that the moment of migrating to new Opera Forums is very near (1-2 weeks).
    Here's what you need to know:

    • All accounts and content will be transferred over. You will still log in using your Opera Account as you do now (so your passwords safely remain on auth.opera.com servers and are NOT part of the migration process).
    • The forums category layout is going to change: we are going to have English as a primary language for all categories and consequently we will drop the idea of having each category in each language. There will be a dedicated place for discussions in your native language (plus we're adding French and Arabic to the list) so non-English speakers will still have a place to go :-)
    • We are basing on an entirely new, modern forums engine (NodeBB) which means: speed, cool new features and active development. We hope you'll like it!
    • For the duration of the migration we will need to lock this forums into read-only mode. There will be an info box that explains it while it happens. We will also try to notify you all 2-3 days in advance, once we're 100% sure when the migration will take place.

    Please let us know if you have any more questions or concerns regarding the migration ;-)

  • Very good!

  • No more dependency on Markdown to do anything more than very basic formatting I hope!
    :)

  • is this is why opera is a mess right now i can't load anything normally and the spead is so slow !! or is it something else cause opera is going crazy on me for fea days right now !! can someone answer !!

  • The forum still uses Markdown, but has buttons for formatting so that you don't have to read the Markdown guide first. Anything that can't be done in markdown (for example, underlining) won't work in the new forum.

  • is this is why opera is a mess right now i can't load anything normally and the spead is so slow

    This topic is to discuss about the upcoming new forum. Problems with the browser must be discussed in a proper forum and topic.

  • Besides the previously mentioned formatting tools, there will be a real time preview so you can see how's your post looks.

  • NodeBB :no:

  • Can't be worse, right?

    This is just a comment engine...

    -jk

  • NodeBB :no:

    Any particular reason to dislike? ;)

  • We are basing on an entirely new, modern forums engine (NodeBB) which means: speed, cool new features and active development. We hope you'll like it!

    Sounds awesome. Definitely like the sound of "active development".

  • NodeBB

    Any particular reason to dislike?

    Yes, it's confusing and chaotic by default and it uses ugly webfonts. Hope you got a real good template to resolve this ;-)

  • Yes, it's confusing and chaotic by default and it uses ugly webfonts. Hope you got a real good template to resolve this ;-)

    Thanks for sharing your opinion!
    We'll be more than happy to hear your (and everyone in the community) comments about our particular take on NodeBB when we launch. We can promise that we will take all feedback seriously and prioritize future development of Forums according to your voices.

  • The forum still uses Markdown, but has buttons for formatting so that you don't have to read the Markdown guide first. Anything that can't be done in markdown (for example, underlining) won't work in the new forum.

    That's good news!
    Having to manually type code into your posts to get quite normal and common formatting options has always seemed to be a nonsense to me.
    Very odd that Markdown can't do underlining, I would have thought that was a pretty basic formatting option.
    :)

  • it's confusing and chaotic by default

    Hmm, how? It doesn't look confusing to me. On the contrary.

  • Confusing parts to me are the multiple levels of subforums (as in Opera for Devices > Android > Opera Mini) and the matter of threading - though that latter applies to email as well. Personally I like replies in chronological order, while others prefer that replies to comments appear near the comment they are in reply to. But personal preference is just that... I haven't looked, but there is probably a setting for that.

  • Confusing parts to me are the multiple levels of subforums (as in Opera for Devices > Android > Opera Mini)

    Interesting, for me it makes the forum looks more organized.

    Personally I like replies in chronological order, while others prefer that replies to comments appear near the comment they are in reply to

    For me it's enough to have a way to know to what the person is replying to once it's not always exactly obvious.

  • The other thing: you can post in a forum even though it has subforums. I could post into Opera for Mobile directly, or into the Android subforum. Kind of like a directory on a disk - it can contain both files (threads) and folders (subforums).

  • Actually you could post there only because you're a Moderator which has some implicit privileges :)

    Regular users will be able only to post in specific subforums (with the exception of "Opera for computers" where we will allow to post without going into specific Windows/Linux/Mac subforum).

    But the point I want to make is that the new Forums will allow us to continue to adapt to community needs - something were not able to do here - so if a particular solution does not work we might be able to change it.

  • nice :3

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