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  1. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I love changes, and I know this is in evolution as we watch. But can we please put the tags at least in the search column and give us the categories back. How will people know where to look for answers or post their questions? The dark grey search column is the place people expect things to be in to help them find their way around. WordPress core themes put these kinds of things in the sidebar, can we do the same?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I agree with using the search column.

    Could they load randomly maybe ? alpha / most pop / least pop / most recent ?

  3. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    everytime I log in the tags at the top of the page seem to get bigger and bigger, it's very ugly and makes things look very messy. Knowing what topics are the most popular would be second to what the current topics and which forums available are.

  4. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i disappeared for a while, hit refresh and BOOM!

    http://sekhu.net/stuff/wpoverload.gif

    Guess someone's tinkering with the font size :)

    Since then, it's doubled in size lol Is this a FF feature only?

  5. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    haha yea, they need to shrink that down I'd say. Kind of an eye sore when viewing the forums.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i have to agree thats its too large, jen

  7. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes that was a big bug. Sorry.

  8. davincim
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My two cents worth...

    I thought the tags were a good idea when I first heard about them, but now that I see them at work, I'm taken aback.

    To make sure I understand the purpose, am I correct in saying that the size of the font corresponds to the popularity or number of threads associated to that topic?

    If so, then I would much rather see a list of such tags in alphabetical order and be shown their associated threads when clicking on them. Or as an alternative, perhaps showing a list of the tags in order of descending popularity would achieve the same thing, while making it easier on the eye.

    I've seen this sort of thing on other blogs. I've never really understood the appeal of what basically amounts to forcing the reader to sort through a mess of words. It's simply not good design.

    It all comes down to allowing the user a way of find something of interest to him or her, and not what other users find interesting. But again, that's assuming I understand the purpose of the tags and the meaning of their size.

    Even if I'm in the minority on this, could you at least move them to the bottom of the page? The forum topics are key to letting people know where to go for help. Finding those topics at the bottom of the page isn't the intuitive place to find them.

    Thanks for taking the time to not only try to improve the forum, but also for reading this lengthy post. :)

  9. allthewhile
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    dear lord where did the categories go? Please bring them back if they're gone.

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I honestly think the category link-list is a better use of the space than a heat-map. If you want the heat-map, use some of the "wasted" space at the sides of the forum area.

    Some of us, true, use mostly the latest post listings, and links from within the profile. New users however, will be mostly lost. Bad idea....

    Alternatively, put the categories links-list in the front-page sidebar under the search box.

  11. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What would be more useful than category tags would be recommended reading links, like the faq that's already available but on teh front page of the support forums. failing that, since the search is never used. I do like some of the tags, as clicking cs gives youa list of css releated queries which is very nice. I just think it needs to be thoroughly thought out before it's implemented

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use the search all the time....

  13. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm sure you do, I think regular users do, non-regular users don't? Generalising, but you get that feeling sometimes, "how do I do x, y, z" and then you think, where have I heard this question before...

  14. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What jennmiller (and others, too) said!

  15. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, stupid me! There is a second page too...!

  16. MathiasBynens
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey Matt, tags are definitely a nice addition to this support forum, and to bbPress in general. I was just wondering wether the tag permalinks shouldn’t be pointing to http://wordpress.org/support/tags/sometag instead of just http://wordpress.org/tags/sometag? Makes more sense to me. Oh, and will there eventually be a feature allowing us to delete tags we added ourselves? ‘Cause I’ve already added a “bad tag” to a topic…

  17. fartat
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi! I have a little problem with RTEs.
    I would like to create/modify one in order to have only the "Bold" and "Link" options.I modified a WYSIWIG editor like that but I am having problem with the copy-paste!I don't want the editor to interpret in HTML my copy+paste.
    I mean i want to create/modify an RTE to be like an ordinaty textarea but with bold and link options.

    Can someone please help me ???
    Thanks

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