As for the gap below this original text it appears that it adds more padding below it when the whole paragraph starts and ends with the [wrap] tag for color formatting. I’m not too sure about the logic behind that decision. Without that it seems to leave a more reasonable gap:
Interesting. That’s one thing about this software that bugs me a little, how it auto inserts gaps in random places, without any such code being shown in the editor. With pictures, as we discovered, the gap appears only in the preview pane but goes away when the post is saved.
I happened to look earlier when the new jump-to-top button was still enabled. Didn’t really like it, so I made a mental note to remove it later (at least locally), along with the “Back to bottom” button which shows up sometimes.
Having a timeline widget float over the posts is fine, since it serves several functions almost everyone uses, and does so in a way which saves screen space. The jump-to-top button seemed redundant though, just an extra thing covering up the page.
Looks like it was short-lived though.
The other new features are much more interesting. I hope they won’t be time-consuming to maintain.
FWIW, it looks like there may be a value missing somewhere for the text color button. Hovering over it shows a tooltip with “[en.composer.color_ui_button_title]”.
Oh, um, I just noticed a Discourse feature that BLF doesn’t seem to have. On the upstream site, when the first post contains headings, it turns the timeline widget into a table of contents. Then when the user scrolls to post 2 or later, it turns back into a timeline.
Is that an easy thing to add? It could be really nice to have for navigating long reviews.
I added support for it in my themes, assuming BLF did the same thing… and didn’t even realize it’s not on BLF until I tried it today.
I’ve also generally been trying to ensure other upstream stuff works, to make sure everything will be functional whenever sb updates the forum. Like, I started on adding support for the new chat system… though I have no idea if he plans on adding that or leaving things as-is. I’m not sure it would be worthwhile. But the table of contents thing is pretty neat.
Eventually I’ll probably have stuff updated to the point where forum admins can install my themes just like any other Discourse themes. But first I need to do a bunch of stuff to convert my css overrides into an actual theme.