Hi Cricket. I’ve been on the new site for some time now & am getting more used to the new look & feel. I do have an observation/question though.I will be here during your transition to the new platform, to help with any questions, help with navigation or how to do things, and to listen to your feedback so please don't hesitate to holler at me. I want to help. You can also check out our FAQs.
I do want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Cricket. When I was born, my father told his friends I was the ugliest baby he had ever seen, and that I sounded just like a cricket (I was born with the hiccups.) so yes, I have been Cricket for a very long time now. I live just outside of San Antonio, Texas. I spend most of my free time out in nature and exploring the back roads. During late autumn when it starts to finally cool down, I disappear from the world for a bit for camping trips and hiking.
Please don't be afraid to explore and test out things to see how they work on the site.
Although you can certainly use the "insert image" icon to upload an image to your post, you can also just drag and drop it to the text editor or even copy/paste it into there!
You can easily share videos just by adding the URL directly into the text editor!
Gif links from sites like giphy.com will display automatically just by adding the gif URL directly in the text editor. Try it!
I am a huge fan of the dark mode for the community. What is your favorite feature?
The new forum software is still a work in progress.
We will be seeing regular updates, which are largely fueled by community feedback. While that doesn't mean we can action every request, it does mean we will be actively listening to the feedback and sharing it with the developers. We do ask that you keep any questions, thoughts or feedback about the new forum software here in the Community Feedback thread to help us keep all the information together, so we don't miss anything.
There is still some work going on behind the scene so you may notice some changes as we work.
I won't always know the answers to your questions, but I can find someone who does, as needed.
- It can take 24-48 hours for the site to finish indexing, so it may take a bit for search results to return proper results, including showing all your threads/posts under your profile.
- We will continue to clean up the order of the sections on the full forum listings page, so you might see some stuff move around.
- We are reviewing permissions and special permission sections so let us know if you notice any issues so we can look into them.
I value the skill & knowledge that’s available through this group. Best of all I find the members are always willing to share their expertise. It took ages for me to post anything but the feedback I received on those early posts encouraged me to do more & as I did, I was able to learn more.
OK, my observation/question. With the previous version, projects that were posted would often get multiple comments - not just views. I mean in the hundreds & beyond. Doing an unscientific analysis of the current version most projects are lucky if they even get comments into double digits.
Was this a design point objective? I’m sure it wasn’t.
While it’s a great ego boost to get a bunch of positive comments it’s way more beneficial, at least to me, to get feedback as to what someone liked or didn’t like or had suggestions as to how to improve it or where the ‘making’ could be more efficient.
since the members haven’t changed it seems to me that there’s something in the new version that (inadvertently) discourages comments.
Or do I just not know how to use the version effectively?
Appreciate your thoughts.