Hey everyone! I hope you’re doing well
I’m writing to give everyone a heads up that we are planning to make some big changes to the Forum in the coming weeks to try to improve the experience here. We want to make it easier for people to find what they are looking for and to foster discussions in areas that have been neglected
It’s mostly going to be a kind of spring cleaning. A tidy up and reorganization effort. That means we are going to restructure the categories and the layout of the landing page. No topics will be deleted, only moved. Initially that will be done by me but there are a lot of topics that need to be moved and we need to keep on top of new topics being moved to the most appropriate category, so we will likely try to get some MODerators on board to help out
Of course the best way to get topics in the right place is by teaching people where to create them when posting. So we will put some work into better documentation on how to use the forum and improve the category descriptions
If we can, we will try to add some new features but that may come later. Things like adding new badges that will have icons that you can add to your titles to show off the contributions you have made to the community. Adding tags, so we can easily label topics with things like “solved” for example. We would also like to add custom reactions. This would not only allow you to express your thoughts on a post better, but would also allow you to mark things as to vote something as a good idea and we can mark if we have mapped it in our backlog (to do list)
So basically, you can expect things to be a bit messy in the coming weeks, and then expect things to look pretty different!
Have a great weekend