Chat button in composer has nothing to do with chat



  • Hello all, still checking nodebb out.

    In the composer there is a weird red and white "chat" button in the bottom right (speech bubble with three dots in it). This actually just sends back to the thread. Is that a bug, or is it normal and the icon completely fails to convey the meaning of the button? Can the icon be changed in the theme or the setting of nodeBB if I get a custom install?


  • Global Moderator

    I believe what you're referring to is meant to toggle the composer.



  • Ok, so it is "working as expected" from the developper's point of view, and "bug" from the user's because of the unrelated icon.
    Is it possible to use an explicit text instead of a cryptic icon for the button without having to change nodeBB's code?
    I was thinking of "SHOW THREAD" in the composer, and "SHOW REPLY" in the thread once the composer is hidden?


  • Global Moderator

    Yeah I agree, I think the chat icon is definitely wrong. I think we should have a minimize button on the composer itself, and have the button only show up when the composer is minimized.


 

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