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New Opera Forums launched

  • @kapanywi You can enable pagination in settings to see if that's better. Icon at top left of this page -> settings.

  • @burnout426 Thanks for that, shows how infrequently I use forums these days that I didnt think to look for a setting.

    Can anyone tell me why infinite scroll is useful in a forum setting? scrolling to the future seems counter-intuitive. if it was history I could understand.

  • @kapanywi said in New Opera Forums launched:

    Can anyone tell me why infinite scroll

    It really means to lazily load comments. Or, load comments on demand. It's basically what Facebook and Youtube do for example. The page loads a few posts and only loads when you scroll down for them.

    It helps with performance (both client side and server side). And, it allows you to have all comments on a single page where you don't have to keep on clicking next, and where you don't have to wait for a zillion comments (as in, all of them) to load to really work with the page. It really sucks for searching though.

    Anyway, there are pros and cons. I think it's a nice default though.

  • Or scroll up, if you clicked the link at the right to get to the last post. It's a decent system, once you get used to it.

  • Somehow all the smilies seem to be gone. I guess might be related to that discussion about them not working in Windows 7 machines?

  • Thanks for reporting. That's due to yestarday's NodeBB upgrade. I have fixed this now and emojis should be back.

  • @amatczak
    There was any announce about the update?
    I was writing a reply and suddenly the page went to a "We are in maintenance".

  • Nope, sorry, I tried to pick a low traffic hours, but due to the fact that we have users in all timezones, it's virtually impossible.
    We will post an announcement from now on.

  • Thanks.

  • I would like to ask/comment something related to some local forums.

    How about a Banner on top to tell the users something like:


    If there is no response to your question on your local forum, try searching / asking on the English forums.


    It could also be considered if a translator's recommendation would be useful or necessary.

    Some local forums are very alone.

  • @zalex108 just checked and this cannot be done without writing some custom logic, unfortunately (i.e. this cannot be configured through Admin Panel).
    If it were like that I'd done it right away, but since this requires some coding work, all I can do it add it to our backlog of ideas to implement.

    I am not sure though if a banner in English will really help people who don't speak it well enough to post a question 馃槥
    Translating it into each language would be better, but for that many languages we would need to hire someone to do the translation (cost -> less likely to be implemented).

  • @amatczak
    Thanks.

    The banner should be in the related forum's language, sure.

    About the translation,
    I suppose it could count on the community to help to translate the sentences.

    Thank you.
    It will be appreciated to be evaluated.

  • @zalex108 One easy way I can think of would be using a sticky post in each category - huge advantage is that it does not require any Forums code modifications (we currently don't have time for it, unfortunately). Downside - it's definitely less visible. But it's something 馃槈
    Remaining issue would be to have the message translated in each of the Local forums language.

  • @amatczak
    That's good too!

    Thanks to take it in count.

    About the translations, then we will see.

  • @amatczak said in New Opera Forums launched:

    Nope, sorry, I tried to pick a low traffic hours, but due to the fact that we have users in all timezones, it's virtually impossible.

    You should do maintenance from 26 to 29 PM 馃槢

  • @amatczak said in New Opera Forums launched:

    @zalex108 One easy way I can think of would be using a sticky post in each category - huge advantage is that it does not require any Forums code modifications (we currently don't have time for it, unfortunately). Downside - it's definitely less visible. But it's something 馃槈
    Remaining issue would be to have the message translated in each of the Local forums language.

    I can help you with that.

    1. Something most crucial or important getting indexed in Google and such, or/and shared on appropriate pages on Facebook and such.
    2. There could be a statistics page placed BEFORE a user chooses their language forum, showing how many whatnots blah-blah-blah in various language sections in comparison. Or not. I mean not to bother everybody, one could skip it or we just have it somewhere in the navigation, like a beautiful button. Or a monthly e-mail digest having it.

    Anyway, in my humble opinion, if someone can access the Internet, let alone OperaForums, they must understand themselves that knowing English is a worthy idea 馃槈
    So disregard my suggestions 馃槂

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