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Sorry, who?

I guess what @tango42 means is not to list intermediate posters.

If that’s the case I agree with this sentiment. I think the topic list layout could be simplified, aiming for (a) the title column to take about 60% of the table width (as opposed to the current 40%), and (b) fewer avatars being displayed. It’d take some experimentation to arrive at the best way to reach this though.

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So I did misunderstand, lol. Well, then, apologies to tango42 and to everyone else, and thanks for clearing that up for me, Doraemonster. :+1::slight_smile:

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I added a “My Posts” link to the top of list pages, like the “Own” link on the old site.


This one button is so much win and doesn’t require me to click two things to get to “My Posts” like in the phpBB ages.

I tried to edit one of the old pinned Culture and History threads,, and the system informed me it has exceeded a characters limit.

That would make it impossible to make any future edit to that post except from deleting a large chunk of it. Should we remove this max characters limit?

That’s a long post! I ran a count on it, and bumped the limit up a few notches. That should cover it.

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By the way, the new color scheme is really easy to look at, great choice. How did you get Discourse system to play along?

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Took some trial and error, but was pretty logical in the end. I had to use a black that had a larger red component for the text. The first one had more blue in it, so we wound up with blue all over. A balanced black would give gray (like it was early on). Not sure why it’s set up like that.


I have to say I’m finally swayed by the move to discourse.

This new software is way better, it detects the links themselves so no faffing aroind, and It works well on mobile.

What with you slowly working thru the design issues it seems to have been a good move.


To be honest I hated it at first, and now I agree it’s better… but lots of emojis are still missing! :sob:

There’s the possibility to add them. I’ll make a thread for that purpose.

I’m all for bringing back the old emojis from phpBB, can’t really remember any specifics but is there an option to show more emoji’s in the pop up when you type the colon?

I don’t think so, but if you didn’t notice, it’s an autocomplete list and narrows things down as you type.

Yes. When we add new emoji here, they are automatically added to the pop-up menu accessed from the colon. When you hit a colon, click the “more…” at the bottom of the popup list, then go to the last tab (a :star:)

The problem with the emojis above is that when I add them to Discourse, they are automatically squeezed into a 50x50 pixel square (maybe it isn’t 50, but it is definitely square), so they become distorted. I have tried making them into square images, but then they get shrunk when positioned in Discourse’s emoji library.

For my reference - these images below reside on our old phpBB website

There was actually a setting for that that I disabled, they seem to look OK now right?

When we add new emoji here, they are automatically added to the pop-up menu accessed from the colon.

I thought Ranlee meant the number of emoji that are shown, which seems to be set at 5.

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On the old site:

On this new site: :runaway: I shrunk it because I did not know we could disable that setting

I found where you switched off the forced-square rendering for emojis, but it still seems to do it (maybe I need to refresh my browser cache). I added the old man emoji again, but it looks like the old granpa emoji

Yeah it doesn’t seem to do anything. I guess they keep the height restriction (60 pixels I think) regardless