I agree that the approach of a fresh start sounds interesting and I’m pretty sure we can create a win-win scenario here. The TJC still has a lot of information that is valuable as well. Having it as an archive of information has value. I think we can migrate the data here so that it will not take anything away from the fresh start.
We can keep it as read only until this place gets up to speed. Nobody cares about sfos 1.x issues anymore, or whatever design issues we had prior to sfos 3.x etc. And even bug related topics -like the papercuts- are so cluttered and messed up in TJC that personally i wouldn’t like to have the topic here in the way it was in TJC.
The guides are always welcome obviously -and an appropriate section will be more than welcome- but those can be migrated even manually without the clutter.
Its like throwing away unneeded stuff from your home. It always feels nice and fresh.
sounds like you are female?
I always end up a week or few months later to have exactly the need for some stuff I never used for years but would need exactly now and it was not there anymore.
But having the old TJC as stuff as read-only soundsb like sense! (even there are LOTS of still (7y) ongoing bug reports and feature requests)
Some weeks ago, I was skimming Fedora’s forum and thought: That would be a good software for SailfishOS.
I like it, and it is an huge improvement.
Indeed. ask.fedoraproject.org used to be an askbot forum like TJC.
@maajussi I didn’t notice early enough that there are plans to migrate content from TJC and prematurely moved over some bug report - sorry! But I’d agree with @peterleinchen and @ApB that having TJC as an archive would perfectly suffice!
Just wanted to share my good thoughts on this new iniciative, to congratulate all the team behind and thank them for their efforts!
Keep up the good work! I’m looking forward to see where my favorite mobile OS can reach!
My first experiences -1 - When typing a post, the text box is in a separate layer at the bottom of the screen, and doesn’t pop up, so the keyboard hides it the whole time.2 - Works normally with SF browser, but gives an error about outdated browser with any others, (even on one Android browser).3 - When signing in for the first time, my TJC user and pwd were automatically filled in, but I was registered as a new user, and when I attempted to post my first post, I got my account temporarily disabled(?)
Fortunately have gained some experience of Discourse from Fairphone forum, otherwise would be feeling a bit out of my depth. I am sure that there is similar resource to be found here although not found it yet, but this helped me at first:https://forum.fairphone.com/t/is-discourse-complicated/40350
So, really helpful your link was not. Or did I miss something?
And discobot I failed to follow when he said he cannot see bookmarks but indeed I bookmarked his post and found it in my ‘profile’.
But indeed everything is better than askbot!
Thanks for moving away from Askbot to Discourse. I personally hated TJC as it was hard to find new replies added and all the important stuff that might be hidden in a comment. A linear time-based bulletin board like this one is the right choice. Modern, friendly, REST-API – we developers will be happy to create a new FSO app
This forum is an excellent idea. I think it’ll prove to be of great value.
Are there any account configuration options anywhere within the site?? I guess someone needs to be a naysayer and I don’t like it. This is one of those web UI’s that I call “the endless web page”. Threads scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll…until theoretically your device runs out of memory and crashes. Who in their right mind thinks that’s a good idea?? If there is a thread with 200 replies, does that mean every time I want to read reply 201, 202, etc. that I must load everything post that came before it? Completely wasteful.
If it’s like Mozilla’s Discourse forum, no. If the first new post is 200 it starts there. If you then scroll up it loads more at the top.
I think, but don’t know, that as you scroll and load more posts it ‘throws away’ posts at the other end.
Clicking a thread link does jump to the most recent post, and using this thread as a guide, note how a desktop web browser’s scroll bar keeps getting smaller as you move towards post #1. So I guess you are half right. I am a strong believer in the KISS principle and still prefer an option to paginate.
Oh, and I did find site configuration options by clicking on the upper-right profile picture (?) icon, then the username on the menu, then Settings. While it’s a common design decision today, I also find it ridiculous to have to hunt for settings when there is so much negative space at the top of the page. “Log Out” should be 1 click, not 3.
Never used Discourse, so I’ll just have to learn all over again, but hey… it looks nice at the a first glimpse.
Seems very nice as first impression. But writing here is hard, as keyboard goes over reply box and you can’t see what you’re writing.
Hm, I’m still at SFOS 188.8.131.52 on a Jolla Phone, so not using the last browser engine update but this site seems to work fine and I don’t have that problem vk covering text box.
I tried entering a reply (to thread) in mobile view - which is the default on my Jolla C - with both the Jolla browser and Firefox for Android. The Jolla browser’s vkb hides the reply box whereas Firefox doesn’t. It may not always do that but it repeatably did so for me.
You could experiment with desktop view (hamburger menu, top right); that seems to allow you to shift the reply pane up.