Can forum users aka members change text color in their replies aka comments and posts?



  • We're about to transfer our forum from joomla to nodeBB and some users customize their reply color (which makes other users unhappy) so I'm wondering will this happen with nodeBB too or will it always be black by default for everyone? Looking forward to your replies.
    Cheers :smiley:


  • Community Rep

    It will always be black.

    You need to add a plugin if you want to have colors.



  • @yariplus Thanks for sharing such insight. It's great news and will simplify some of our issues.



  • @yariplus one more question what is the best practice you'd recommend to archive old content that is not relevant or valid anymore (for example old post from over a year ago reporting bugs or feature requests that have been completed since then).


  • Global Moderator

    @greenmoon you can lock topics.



  • @PitaJ Thanks! Do you lock many topics in this community?
    Where can I read an article about best practice handling communities with nodeBB? :blush:


  • Community Rep

    @greenmoon There aren't many locked topics here. Many topics here can still be relevant years after they are made.

    If you have a lot of old content, you could also move it to a another category, Archive for example, and remove posting privileges in that category. So it can be viewed but not posted in. Or only allow certain groups to view it.



  • @yariplus Thanks a mil for your prompt reply. :smiley:
    Is there a group for community managers using NodeBB where they share their best practice using NodeBB?


  • Community Rep

    Not that I know of. The best resource is probably this forum here. :+1:



  • @yariplus understood.
    Now I'm trying to figure out what the groups are for: I understand the groups Community Rep and Global Moderator but don't understand those I can join like Swedes as we can't have internal conversations...?

    I just figured that if I want to communicate privately inside a group I need to create a hidden category.
    However we can't import a whole group at once I need to invite people one by one. Is this going to change soon?

    Also this thread for example is going quite off topic compared to its title.
    Do you suggest people to create new topic when they start talking about features requests?


  • Community Rep

    There should be an arrow next to the reply button for Reply as Topic which is useful when a topic goes off-topic. There is also Fork Topic under topic tools for moderators, where the topic can be split at a certain post into a new topic. From a purely SEO standpoint, it would be best if users keep off-topic discussion to another topic, but it is of course up to individual forum owners to enforce such a rule.

    For groups, you should be able to create a category and edit the privileges section so that only a certain group can view and post in it, you shouldn't have to enter users individually.



  • @yariplus Great thanks for these insights.

    Actually I see two types of groups:

    1. Settings > Group (in our case these are Guests and Registered-user for example)
    2. Manage menu > Groups (in our case these are Ambassadors and Administrators for example)

    So when I manage the category I can only manage the first type of group but not the latter that interests me the most.

    For example, I wish I could have a private category for Ambassadors. As we have a group of over 100 volunteers and I'll have to add them manually already once to the second type of group, I wish I didn't have to repeat that process to add them to the private category.

    Is there a way to avoid that process?

    Also why are the two groups name similarly when they are two different things?


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