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  • I was encouraged when you said on the old forums yesterday 'Our forums will not be closed, just moved. All content will be moved as well.' implying that ALL the content would be moved over here. I imagine that will take time, but is it the intention, or will it remain as at the moment with just a small selection of forums moved over and then only with posts back to last November?
    Looks a bit bare at the moment, but just testing to see I can post...
    ps. How do I move my favicon over, I see nothing in 'profile' or 'edit account' for this, or for that matter little else.

  • Unactivated accounts at myopera have auth now for posting, check my account.

    Thanks for reporting, we're looking into this.

  • Cor!!!, there's a lot of white space around here, I feel as though I have snow blindness. 8-S

  • Well, glad to know that all multiple accounts can share the same unique id after entry. 😉
    Edit: quote button ain't trigger anything with Opera Mini.

  • Well, glad to know that all multiple accounts can share the same unique id after entry.

    Care to elaborate on that please?

  • My client id is 2019993789 for all my accounts, id is exposed in attempt to block my access via https with connection originate via 8081 port. The "entry" replace the auth page but doesn't freeze there.

  • If I'm in a forum sub-topic, like "General Topics > Forum Feedback", If I press the "new discussion" button it doesn't auto-select the sub-topic I was just in. Is that intended behaviour?

  • Employees have no badges (and assuming that moderators won't have them either).

    Migrated threads from old My Opera forums look a bit random, looks like were they randomly selected just to test things?

  • I hope you import some more posts from the old forums to avoid losing knowledge.

    This is my first post on the new forum, but looks fine for now. 🙂

    Maybe you can add a darker "style-sheet", which can be chosen in the user-settings if a darker theme is preferred by the user.

    • Can not find where to add a avatar to my account here.
    • No basic text formatting available (like bold, underline, ...).
  • I know it's very early days for this new forum, but at some point, I really would like to be able to filter out posts (from appearing in the discussions view) from the other languages part of the forum.

  • Cor!!!, there's a lot of white space around here, I feel as though I have snow blindness. 8-S

    If you want you can use a small CSS to give the side some color. You can download them from my Dropbox files:

    (To change color(s) simply edit the CSS file. Colors can be chosen from here: http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css_colornames.asp)

    How to use it:

  • Silly question probably, but do you still get e-mail notification of posts to threads you've subscribed to?
    I see no mention of this anywhere in the profile settings.

    And why no smilies?
    Forums aren't the same without smiles!
    🙂

  • Employees have no badges (and assuming that moderators won't have them either).
    Migrated threads from old My Opera forums look a bit random, looks like were they randomly selected just to test things?

    We have plans to implement badges, also for moderators.

    We migrated threads based on recent activity, so although it might seem a bit random there is some thought behind it 🙂

  • If I'm in a forum sub-topic, like "General Topics > Forum Feedback", If I press the "new discussion" button it doesn't auto-select the sub-topic I was just in. Is that intended behaviour?

    For now, yes. We're hoping to improve this and many other things on the forums in the future 🙂

  • Can not find where to add a avatar to my account here.
    No basic text formatting available (like bold, underline, ...).

    The forums use Gravatar.com for avatars; use the same email address there as you have in your Opera account, and your Gravatar avatar will magically appear on the forums 🙂

    For text formatting you can use simple Markdown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

  • Silly question probably, but do you still get e-mail notification of posts to threads you've subscribed to?
    I see no mention of this anywhere in the profile settings.
    And why no smilies?
    Forums aren't the same without smiles!
    🙂

    We have email functionality, but we haven't enabled it yet. This is because we currently don't have a way of letting our users choose what emails to receive, if any. Until we implement this we won't turn on email notifications.

    Regarding smileys we hope to improve the forums as time goes, and smileys is definitely one of the things i want implemented too 🙂

  • Dear Opera team,
    as the most important part of a forum are the users - then I guess the level will be much the same high. My first feedback is:

    • why do you/we need to have these 10 centimetres white space (frames) around the discussions zone? IMHO it is just waste of space, keeping the comments area relative cramped;

    • do you tend to support language-specific sections different than the nine currently proposed? At least it will be useful for million users who are preferring to search for help on their native language and will just contribute for the Opera's spreading;

    • I know it is just the day One of the forum, but the emoticons are really missing to represent the user's mood (I saw the 'Markdown', but if you tend to drive the users to use tags just to insert a link or a smile... thanks, but no way to encourage me to give my comment).

    • the option to upload own avatar on a simple way is missing too. Gravatar is not a good option for me.. it looks nonsense to go somewhere & to register again just to upload a simple picture for a forum managed by Opera team?!

    • it will be better to make the contrast of the forum higher - it is a little bit pale and boring now;

    • the drop-down menu 'Choose Category' is a little bit confusing. Yesterday I posted my comments in 'Forum feedback' section and today I realized that it is not in the main forum, but in the Vietnamese one, which is quite irrelevant for me as I do not know even simple word in this language.:D Then the following relevant question appears - how to delete a discussion started by me, if I found it is in wrong place? I saw it is possible to switch it in another category, but however I want not to start a new discussion, but to remove the redundant one and to paste my comment in a proper place.

    Wish you good luck and to gather again the good people who loves Opera around these forums!

  • Let us know if you notice any problems. Some may experience a slight lag when logging in (you won't be logged in right away, but may have to wait for a little while before you start posting).

    Looks like you need to have Javascript enabled in order to log in at all.

    For text formatting you can use simple Markdown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

    Cool.

  • After ten years of developing the old forum, getting it working with profiles, smilies, code markup, bullets, quotes, quick quotes, etc., you throw it all away, and we're back to square one again with a characterless forum that no one wants to use.

    Why throw away all that hard work and start over again? Don't you guys have enough to do with rewriting Opera?

  • The forums use Gravatar.com for avatars; use the same email address there as you have in your Opera account, and your Gravatar avatar will magically appear on the forums 🙂

    Fantastic! Just another Internet "service" I should entrust my data. 😳
    So no reason for a smilie and certainly this is not "magically"!

    In the German Wiki there is a hint of the risks behind Gravatar!
    (not in the English version, so, if needed, use Google for translation)

    "Es besteht aber auch Kritik an Gravataren. Durch die Verwendung bei unterschiedlichen Internetaktivitäten ist dem Betreiber des Dienstes die Erstellung eines umfassenden Benutzerprofiles des Benutzers möglich, das der Anbieter beispielsweise für Werbezwecke verwenden kann. Auch Ermittlungsbehörden können dadurch auf einfache Art und Weise umfassenden Einblick in die Aktivitäten des Benutzers gewinnen."

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