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  • @burnout426 I'll add this to our backlog.

  • Notification emails have a giant pic at the top that takes up a lot of vertical space before you even get to the text. It's often necessary to scroll just to see the text (depending on resolution and client layout of course).

    Vivaldi forums have this issue now too. But, it's only recent there (probably due to an upgrade of the plugin or something). Before, the message was much simpler with text at the top with a white background (it was still a text/plain + text/html multipart/alternative message).

    Something that could be tweaked when possible.

  • @burnout426 Yes, we're aware of that - redesigned email templates were only introduced less than a week before the roll-out, with 1.6.0 upgrade of NodeBB, and we simply didn't have time to style the email template like we'd like. It's on our todo list already. Be sure that after we're done it will look much better (the giant pic on top is a bit of an eyesore indeed 😜 )

  • In Thunderbird, I'm subscribed to the "Opera for Windows", "Opera for Linux" and the "Opera for Mac" feeds. I have them in an RSS folder named "_Opera". Also in that _Opera folder, I have a saved searched named "M2 Forum".

    The saved search is set to search in those 3 feeds. It has a search criteria rule set to "match any of the following". I then have these rules:

    If subject contains mail
    If subject contains m2
    If subject contains accounts.ini
    If subject contains message
    If subject contains label
    If body contains accounts.ini
    

    I then add/remove rules as needed if I get false positives or if I find something that it missed where the rule won't create false positives.

    I used to have just one rule that was:

    If subject contains Opera Mail - 
    

    , but I was missing too many threads because few put "Opera Mail -" in the thread subject.

    Anyway, just reporting that this setup still works (after I updated the feed URLs for the new forum) and still catches most Opera Mail threads

  • @amatczak said in New Opera Forums launching soon!:

    @burnout426 I'll add this to our backlog.

    Let's test this.

  • The favicon of this forum is very pixelated in contrast to the desktop team blog e.g.:
    alt text

  • @ocirnes That's very weird. We are using exactly the same ICO file in both places - just downloaded and they are binary identical.
    What OS/browser?

  • @amatczak
    Opera 48.0.2685.52 (latest stable)
    Win10x64 v1709 Build 16299.19
    100% dpi scaling

    EDIT: Working fine in dev channel though

  • OK, I know what's going on. NodeBB (our new engine) has a feature that dynamically updates favicon to include number of your unread notifications (which is pretty cool 🕶 ) - unfortunately this means that they take our favicon and recompress it as 16x16 pixels which degrades quality.

    I can create an issue in their bug tracker, but I am afraid it might be for performance reasons and they might not be willing to change current behaviour.

  • @amatczak But it is working fine in the dev version (O50), so NodeBB can't be the reason, I suppose.

  • @ocirnes Trust me, it is 🙂 Try disabling JS in the affected browser and reload the page (might need to clear cache or try incognito) - the icon should look much better.

  • @amatczak Ok, you're right. 😁 Disabling JS helps. 😌

  • Just one point/suggestion.
    I assumed that the new "Archive" section of the forum would include posts relating to Presto versions of Opera and Opera Mail, as it says it's for "Discussions about discontinued products".
    This does not seem to be the case as there is no subsection for them.
    This would be a good idea I think, to keep the discussions about current versions less cluttered and put all the legacy software discussions in one place.
    OK, that might be seen as a bit of a ghetto, but I think it should now be considered.
    Cheers, Dave.
    PS The emoticons list is still ridiculous!
    🙂

  • @davehawley Yeah, we considered this briefly when beta testing this forums. But we wanted to focus on transferring 1:1 what was on the old forums. Now when this is done we can think about next steps. 🏋

    Not sure if "Archive" would be the best place, since we want it to be, by definition, read-only and opening some, but not all, subcategories for writing could be confusing... Still, maybe adding a separate "Legacy products" category with "Opera Presto" and "Opera Mail" subcategories would not be a bad idea. We'll discuss and think about it.

  • @amatczak Thanks, good to know it's being considered!
    🙂

  • @amatczak Tested. The From header has "Forums Opera" in it now. It should be "Opera Forums" (for U.S. English at least).

  • Why is the default setting "Watching" for the whole forum ? That means I get notifications for all categories I never subscribed. The standard setting should be "Ignoring" imo.

  • @ocirnes You should get notifications only for topics that you've opened and for those that you've replied to.

    Maybe you are seeing number of unread posts?

  • @leocg Isn't it the same? A reddish indication with a count (the button next to the "Opera forums" logo) is also a notification. I don't talk about mails.
    I clicked on it and it showed a list of new posts in the Russian user forum for example (I'm not a Russian speaking user). I've never subscribed this category nor did I post something there.
    Anyway, I set every category to "Ignore", now I don't receive any "notifications" anymore.

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