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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:16 PM
I like it overall. It looks like a great discussion board tool.
However, I as well, enjoy the classic forum feel of vB and IPB. I'm sure someone will create a skin or mod to make it resemble how vB and IPB are laid out. But the software is still in major development so we will see. Overall though, a great open-source software that Rails has been needing.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:13 PM
I'm not really a fan of it to be honest.
I am very much a lover of the way IPB/vB forums operate without the topic/post view.
That said, I haven't used Discourse but from first glance it's not my cup of tea.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:29 PM
I've looked at it before, from a user point of view, as someone with a long history on discussion boards (hands up if you remember usenet and using mosaic to 'browse' the web) and I actually found it a bit muddled - I get the attempts they are making but the 'quote' function seems to work quite well - having everything in one post including the source works as a way to follow the point being made - having to click to 'pop up' the 'replied to' comment is just more work the user shouldn't have to go through.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:35 AM
I too like the traditional forum layout - I think people often like to browse a forum because the various topics/categories interest them. Discourse devs should consider adding the last post info to their categories tab imo - so that it is more like the traditional forums (they get best of both worlds then).
There was some brouhaha about the license, but I didn't really look into it enough.
The biggest concern for me is that by default, they get a copy of all your members usernames/email addresses/interests(forums they're registered on). I wish they would scrap that idea.
Aside from that, I like it - I like that it's taking forums in another direction.
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