What are the best features of Discourse that NodeBB could adopt?

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  • @trevor said

    To be honest I don't even like using the search for NodeBB because it doesn't help me find what I need, it's too much text to look through because it shows the whole entire post with HTML and all which is confusing. If I'm looking for a particular keyword it should highlight a snippet of that keyword. The whole search is not of my taste, in which case no matter how you style it or think you've got it, the problem is in the core of the search. Another thing is, why do we not have live search? Lets live up to being the forum of the future please, thanks.

    This, topics are quite the pain to find through the search, as a result we do get a lot of duplicate topics, but it's difficult for me to link to the original topic, because I sometimes can't find it. ๐Ÿ˜† should definitely be a core feature rather than an optional addon. Search is one of those necessities, along with being able to login and type on a keyboard.

    Another pet peeve of mine. Why should you have to click a tab just to see if your format is correct?

    Show the markup Pon de right hand side, shoow de markup Pon de right. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • @a_5mith New composer. ๐Ÿ‘ Hooray!
    I need to update M4 then with all of these changes.

  • @trevor Yep. In hindsight a mishmash of chat and PM might make navigation a pain. Keep them separate on a page and a PM widget would be excellent.

  • @trevor said:

    @a_5mith New composer. ๐Ÿ‘ Hooray!
    I need to update M4 then with all of these changes.

    New composer is much better on desktop but alas still pretty samey experience on mobile.

    For mobile I would literally strip away the header bar, the utility/kitchen sink bar (buttons too small to use anyway). Write /preview bar can go and move up the whole edit box to take up the top half of the screen.

    A lot of wasted real estate. Also the mouse over edit/quote buttons don't translate to a good experience on mobile as most users won't know to click in that area.

  • @nik Agreed. We recently split up the composer into desktop and mobile varieties, so hopefully we'll see some good advances in the mobile composer soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    I miss being able to reply on my phone ๐Ÿ˜ 

  • What would be the scope to use something like elasticsearch to extend the search into something truly excellent. ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Like this plugin? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Seems outdated though...

  • @julian Yeah, that would do it. ๐Ÿ˜† I'll have a look at it. See what happens.

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