[2023-03-20] Some additional forum features added

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:

Generate some tables?

Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category5
Item1 Item2 Item3 Item4 Item5
Item6 Item7 Item8 Item9 Item10

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.

Ah floating button,…we barely knew ye :disappointed:

Rest in Power, little floating button. :stuck_out_tongue:

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:slight_smile: I’m not too sure yet about its final fate, I disabled it to debug another little obscure issue.

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Text here, no empty line after, picture is a remote link:

Text following, no empty line before.

Now uploaded, no empty line after:

Text following, no empty line before.

Glad to hear it, sb. It’s not a bad button, just…misunderstood. It means well.

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The button’s not bad; it’s just drawn that way. :grin:

I see a gap between this text and the photo:
“Now uploaded, no empty line after:”

Edit: by gap I mean an empty line.

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Yep, I see it too, though it’s not a huge gap.

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.

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Wow that is indeed a very nice feature, here’s an example : Discourse Moderation Guide - moderators - Discourse Meta


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.

OK it didn’t show on my browser.
Deleting the cookies for the discourse website did the trick.
Now the discourse site shows content.

The BLF Forum FAQ Page has titles in the first post to test New BLF forum engine FAQs
But no, the funktion isn’t there (yet)

Maybe the content shows only if there is only a single post?
This post Now I've got Chat 💬 what do I do with Personal Messages? - community - Discourse Meta has headings and I don’t get content in the sidebar. (But it is an older discourse thread)
Also a new thread 3.1.0.beta3: Search optimizations, Resizable chat drawer, New API scopes, and more - announcements - Discourse Meta doesn’t work

I feel so dumb.

Don’t. :slight_smile: I’m a geek, but you’re a genius at creating stuff with your hands, which is something that I’m pretty much incapable of doing and have a healthy envy for.

It looks like this is what they’re using over on Discourse Meta for the automatic TOC:

I agree it’s a nifty feature. The only thing I don’t like is that it requires an admin/mod to click a button to enable it on specific threads, which explains why some have it and some don’t.

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We have more than one mod now?

Nope, I was referring to the parent forum of the creators of this forum software.

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