New Forum Features to Try
I’m not big on standing still, especially when it comes to internet tech. I’m a big believer in continuous improvement and karting deserves the best.
Last night I upgraded the forums to Discourse v2.1.0 Beta1.
Probably the most relevant ones:
- New search tools
- Two factor authentication (if you’re into that kinda thing)
- Ability to (easily) revoke permission from social apps if you used one to signup.
- Passwordless login via email link
Here’s a longer (but still abbreviated) list of updates
Add option to hide poll results until poll closes
Add “welcome to our community” PM for users who successfully transition between TL0 (new signup) and TL1 (15 mins reading, 5 topics entered, etc)
Per category search weight (possible per topic as well)
Send an automatic PM to users who have too many email bounces letting them know they should fix their email
Allow selecting a tag when moving posts to a new topic, if tags are enabled (right now you can only pick category)
List social accounts on user prefs page and allow revocation.
User selectable theme components: allow admins to denote certain components are user selectable, if this happens they can be composed into the master theme. (eg: large / small font)
Update Font Awesome to V5
Discourse will ignore if a character is accented when doing a search
Automatically close a poll on a given date/time
Insert date/times that automagically translate to the reader’s proper time zone
Add whitelist and blacklist for crawler bots to reduce unwanted traffic
Two factor auth login support courtesy
Passwordless login via link Passwordless signin via email link
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