I noticed that on this site sometimes if I view a topic and then click the browser's (chrome) back button to go back to the category page, the list of topics doesn't show up on that category page. I still see all the stuff surround ingit like the New Topic button but the list of topics itself is not there anymore.
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Topics not showing after clicking Back button
RE: Don't hard-code category icons, phrases
Ok, thanks @julian. Makes sense! And I should be able to use the category slug for a CSS class if I want to style the categories.
I was just worried about the templates breaking if I upgrade the nodebb version, but I guess it won't touch the theme. And I would just have to copy over any new features into my own template files.
Don't hard-code category icons, phrases
On this page for example:
The categories show an icon in front of them. These are in the html apparently. Can this be put into the CSS via pseudo-elements to make theming easier? A lot of people may not want to use those icons or may not want icons at all.
Ditto for the phrase "posted in" which personally I find redundant and don't really want to see many times on a page. I think that should be optional for people and is more of a display thing and can be inserted via pseudo element for whoever wants it. Same goes for "replied" and so on. These phrases are repetitive and may not be necessary for many themes.
Again this will just make theming a lot easier if stuff like this is in the CSS.
A class on the category could also make it possible to do color-coding and so on...
RE: Display more categories
Yep that could be a problem if you have a lot of categories.
I think that the way that Discourse handles it with a dropdown is okay.
But if you wanted to go with the esotalk way with all the categories in the breadcrumb div, I think you could just have a control (like an arrow or even the word 'more') that would indicate there are more categories in the list. And clicking that would cause them to slide out or drop down.
But the bottom line is it would be nice to be able to quickly change/discover categories without having to go back to the Home page.
RE: Tag in title
Actually I mean if you go to this page for example
What you see in the title element is
Whereas on all the other pages, the title element fits the content.
It should probably be something like:
<title>Bug Topics - SiteName</title>
RE: [nodebb-plugin-google-adsense] Google Adsense
hmm.. has anybody successfully run a site with Adsense?
I know Adsense doesn't really work with Discourse because of Ajax (the 3 ad rule gets triggered--search the Discourse forum). I guess it doesn't work with Nodebb either?
That would be a real bummer.
Suggested topics like Discourse
Discourse has suggested topics at the bottom of the page. That's a great way to keep users on the site as it allows them to discover new topics. It also serves as an attractive 'footer.' Would be great to get this in nodebb either as a plugin or core feature. May need a good algo to determine what to suggest...
Display more categories
I think esotalk has a really nice way of showing the other available categories. Here's an example:
It doesn't waste the breadcrumb div. You can clearly see where you are and are also able to quickly explore and navigate to other categories.
RE: [nodebb-plugin-spoilers] Spoiler text in posts
It's really nice. Does the image load via ajax?
It would be nice to have something like this just to deal with large images. Some forum pages you go to, people have posted a million giant images and you can sit there for an hour while the page loads. If you're on mobile, forget about it.
Either completely hide the image and load via ajax. OR show a thumbnail and then load via ajax over hover or click.
Just a thought, probably for another plugin.
RE: Tags and comments
If not threaded comments, maybe a control next to the @name_of_person_replied_to that will zoom you up to the post that was being replied to.
Another idea is to have an alternate view. A control that when you click on it, rearranges everything as nested comments.
RE: [nodebb-plugin-blog-comments] Blog Commenting Engine (Ghost, Wordpress widget)
This is really lovely.
I was just wondering though whether Google would impose a duplicate content penalty if the comments are both on the blog post and in the forum.
RE: Strange new users
With the forums I've managed, I've found that the best approach is to just ask a simple question at registration. The bots are not programmed to provide the correct text response so they always fail. Humans have no problems. Every site can provide their own question and answer. I went from zillions of spambot accounts created to absolutely zero.
Is there a nodebb plugin that will do this?