I just added an additional sidebar menu called “My Links”. It’s intended to help users of this new forum platform to know about several ways to locate their previous posts, both from the old BLF as well as their new posts that will generate notifications when there is new activity.
The “caret” it’s called. That I was able to add.
Good point, I totally forgot about “My Posts”. The goal was to put all of the different ways of seeing your posts in one place including “Topics” and “Replies”, since users were accustomed to looking at the left sidebar for Subscriptions and not in the User menu where it’s a bit hidden. How about if I change “My activity” to “My Reading” and link it to https://budgetlightforum.com/my/activity/read instead?
Yep, it most likely relates to resizing the browser window, which for technical reasons that most probably don’t care about can make the additional menu items disappear. The sidebar is new in Discourse, so there’s not a lot of options yet for customizing it, and the current method requires some a lot of “creative” code to put it kindly.
Yeah, I’ve seen some strange issues like that too. Like, the timeline slider details would fit sometimes, but not others, and I don’t know what determines which is which. Sometimes it shows “1234 / 5678” just fine, even in a small window, while other times it can’t fit “12 / 34” even in a large window.
I think I fixed that one though, by putting a min-width on that particular page element. I still don’t know what caused it, but I haven’t seen it break again since adding that property.
Thanks for the great feedback @tercet . Hmm, I thought about the “Topics” terminology, but I’m not sure if users coming from the old forum will be able to relate to it very well. In the old forum, topics were actually technically “nodes” and subsequent replies were “comments”, but everyone referred to them as “threads” and “posts” respectively. Here I received one feedback comment from somebody that finds the term “Reply” confusing. So not sure yet. Still open to suggestions.