I think the new forum (can you even call this just a “forum” still) is quite a drastic change. Users usually don’t mind what the backend is, if the frontend is familiar. The new fronted, however, is not. It is entirely different to pretty much any forum software out there
It would be great if thread lists (whether per category or something like “latest”) could indicate who posted the last reply in a thread and when.
It’s indeed just the way discourse works and nothing we can change. But it’s how the web works in general nowadays.
No revenge. But it was time to get rid of the old heavily customized forum, cause it was unmaintainable for us. There’s a lot of sensible user data in this forum, which we can’t promise to keep safe when running a no longer maintained old forum software.
Also, the new forum gives it’s regular user a lot more power with it’s trust levels and helps us a lot dealing with spam and trolling users.
I see this as a chance to give the Renoise community a new boost.
Currently it jumps to the scrolling animated GIF on the top while loading. This jumping around looks kind of ugly. Instead that jumping could be simply prevented or the loading animation right next to the page marker.
And then the loaded sub contents seem not to be cached, see MBC thread.
When i first logged in to the new forum i honestly thought i should wait untill everything was back in place considering it was all messed up at that point, but then i realised that this is actually how it looks now.
I must honestly say i’m not very pleased with the new style, but i hope i can get used to it.