As some of you may know the forum recently got an update! I’ll get right to the details, there is a forum mobile app It is essentially an app that looks just like the web browser, but I will be using it because it provides push notifications!
Android App When adding this forum to the app make sure you paste the entire link to the homepage
Now to the updates:
Show Who’s Replying
Discourse is all about replies being disconnected in time and space, but we agree that showing when people are actually replying to a topic is genuinely useful in a variety of contexts. So we’ve added live indicators at the bottom of a topic, and in the composer itself, to let you know when other people are actively replying.
You may also notice we’ve restyled the composer to bring it a lighter, airier, more modern look.
They have actually been around for a while but I’m not sure if anyone knew how to use them (myself included).
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| Col A | Col B | Col C| |---|---|---| | A1 | B1 | C1 | | A2 | B2 | :smile: |
Improved Emoji Selector
We’ve completely revamped the emoji selector to support search by typing and skin tone selection — and of course we’ve incorporated the latest Unicode Emoji, too.
We’ve also added support for the Messenger emoji set (in addition to Apple, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, and EmojiOne), which is selectable in your admin site settings.
Better Automatic Link Formatting
If you paste a link on a line by itself, Discourse will summarize the link on your behalf — we call this oneboxing. We’ve improved our default onebox to support more metadata from the link, such as the site icon, the date, and the site title. Example https://buildkitboards.com/products/motor-mount-1
Large Image Handling
Discourse tries to onebox and mirror all remote linked images by default, so that your topics look good, and don’t decay over time as images disappear from the web. But we also don’t want to use up all your file storage — or blow up your mobile plan when someone links a 30 megabyte GIF file! We now provide better visual feedback when giant remote linked images are too big to display
Improved Personal Messages
If you’d prefer not to receive any personal messages, you can now disable those in your user preferences. (Staff PMs will still go through, of course.) Discourse 1.9 disable PMs Speaking of staff, it’s now possible for staff to specify an email address in PMs, if you want to bring someone into a PM that isn’t yet a member of your Discourse. Discourse 1.9 email address in PM
All security in Discourse is handled through groups, and we continue to refine groups in each release to make them easier to understand and organize. If you are a group owner, it’s now possible to send an invite that includes membership in your group: Discourse 1.9 invite to group If you are a member of the group and would like to send a message to the entire group, we’ve added a helpful message button to the group page. And More!
These are just highlights of 1.9 — there are literally hundreds of other tiny improvements, refinements, and bugfixes in the full release notes.